ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GEOSCIENCES
The Department of Geosciences at Trinity University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geosciences. A Ph.D. in Geosciences is required. The successful candidate must have a commitment to undergraduate teaching and will be expected to develop an active research program that involves undergraduates. Preference will be given to those with experience teaching at the college level. The successful candidate will teach introductory geosciences courses, a core course in earth materials, and other upper-level courses related to geologic and environmental sciences. Preference will be given to candidates who can also contribute to department and university core curricula (e.g., the First-Year Experience) and have experience with interdisciplinary instruction and/or global education. We are open to specialties that include but are not limited to igneous and/or metamorphic petrology, mineralogy, economic mineral deposits, volcanology, and high-temperature geochemistry.
Trinity University (http://www.trinity.edu) is an independent, selective, primarily undergraduate institution founded in 1869. Trinity offers high-quality science, liberal arts, and pre-professional programs to approximately 2400 undergraduate students from the U.S. and more than 45 foreign countries. The attractive campus overlooks downtown San Antonio, a city rich in heritage and ethnic diversity. The Geosciences Department has granted degrees in the geosciences for over 50 years and is a member of the Keck Geology Consortium (https://keckgeology.org/).
Complete applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of undergraduate teaching experience and philosophy, documentation of teaching effectiveness, a description of research plans, a statement of commitment to diversity and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation (with at least one that directly addresses the applicant’s teaching effectiveness). Please send materials electronically to Dr. Benjamin E. Surpless, Acting Chair, Department of Geosciences, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of completed applications will begin on August 15, 2022. Questions about the search can be directed to Dr. Benjamin Surpless [email@example.com]. Trinity University is committed to diversity and inclusion and strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups to apply. Trinity University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such it provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement of all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any status protected by federal, state or local laws. Trinity welcomes applications from candidates who share those values and who will harness them on behalf of the University's mission.