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Assistant Professor of Geology

St. Lawrence University
Canton, New York (US)
Comprehensive salary and benefits package.
Closing date
Oct 6, 2022

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Mineral and Rock Physics, Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology
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St. Lawrence University seeks a broadly trained hard-rock geologist to teach courses that are essential to our program. This tenure-track Assistant Professor position will begin in August 2023. Teaching responsibilities will include the major core, laboratory courses: mineralogy and petrology, structural geology, an introductory course with laboratory, a laboratory section of introductory geology, and one or more electives in the candidate’s specialty, including a field-oriented course. It is also possible the candidate will be selected to teach a course in the University’s First-Year Program. The successful candidate must be able to develop a vigorous externally funded, field-based research program that involves undergraduate students and results in peer-reviewed publications. We are particularly interested in applicants with research interests focused on the Adirondack Region. Our hard-rock geology program has an extensive rock, thin-section, and mineral collection, preparatory laboratory, and varied analytical equipment (petrographic microscopes, SEM with EDAX and color CL, XRD, and XRF, magnetometer/gradiometer). Numerous opportunities are available for professional development including funding for seed grants, travel to professional meetings, internships, for student researchers and leading field trips nationally and/or internationally. We encourage applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, and national perspectives to their scholarship and teaching.

St. Lawrence is a small-enrollment (2,200), private, Liberal Arts college located in northern New York, approximately 1.5 hours from Ottawa, Ontario and 2.5 hours from Montreal, Quebec. Four other universities exist in a ten-mile radius and cross-enrollment is encouraged. The department has five full-time faculty, a full-time technician, a secretary, and annually graduates between 10-15 majors. The Geology Department has a nationally recognized program that emphasizes broad training in geosciences preparing students for a variety of professional careers in geology and environmental science. Active Geology Club, AAPG Student Chapter, and chapter of the Earth Science Honor Society, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, encourage students to undertake professional activities and attend/present at the local and national levels. Our alumni network is extensive and active, and many return to campus during our Geology Alumni Conferences to consult with students and display the range of careers available to our graduates.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in petrology or structural geology or a related field with a broad background in hard rock geology and related field experience, ABD’s may be considered.


Preferred Qualifications

Experience in a relevant industry or as a postdoc is preferred, but not required.

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin on December 15th, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Judith Nagel-Myers, Search Chair,

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

St. Lawrence University policy requires all employees and students to be up to date with available vaccinations against Covid-19 including, as applicable, a booster shot. Individuals may apply for a medical or religious exemption from this policy.

Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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