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Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth and Climates Sciences

Bates College
Lewiston, Maine
Closing date
Jun 1, 2022

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One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor in Mineralogy/Petrology

The Department of Earth and Climate Sciences at Bates College invites applications for a full-time replacement position for the academic year 2022-23. The successful candidate must demonstrate potential for teaching excellence in a vigorous undergraduate program, welcome the opportunity for close interaction with serious students in a senior thesis advisory role, and share with other members of the department responsibility for General Education courses. Field-based and analytical projects and collaboration with departmental colleagues offer a wide range of instructional opportunities. 

The position is a full time, one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in mineralogy and igneous and metamorphic petrology, broadly defined. The successful candidate will teach an introductory course in plate tectonics and hazards, and electives or short term courses in their field of expertise (e.g., mineralogy, petrology, planetary geology, high-temperature geochemistry, marine geology and geochemistry). Departmental facilities include an extensive mineral, rock, and thin section collection, powder X-Ray diffractometer, rock preparation equipment, scanning electron microscope with EDS, and a petrographic microscope laboratory. A full-time departmental assistant in instruction provides logistical support for the introductory laboratory. College wide facilities include a staff-supported Visualization Lab, Digital Media Studio, and GIS and mobile GIS capabilities.

We strongly encourage applications from individuals in underrepresented groups, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to higher education due to societal, economic, or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated capacity to advance the college’s continuing commitments to equity and inclusion. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas.


ABD will be considered, Ph.D., preferred

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin on May 25, 2022. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a combined statement discussing their i) inclusive and evidence-based pedagogy, ii) past and/or potential contributions to equity, inclusion, and diversity with regard to underrepresented groups, and iii) research opportunities with undergraduate students. The search committee may request additional materials, such as reference letters, after initial review of candidates. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.


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