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Visiting Assistant Professor in structural geology and tectonics

The Colby College Department of Geology
Waterville, Maine
Closing date
Jan 1, 2023

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Interdisciplinary/Other, Tectonophysics
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Visiting Assistant Professor in structural geology and tectonics

Colby College, Waterville, Maine

The Colby College Department of Geology invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position specializing in structural geology, tectonics, and/or related fields to begin July 1, 2023. The successful candidate will teach a sophomore-level structural geology and tectonics course in the fall. Other teaching duties may include a junior-level elective in the candidate’s area of specialty and/or participation in our introductory curriculum for a total of four course equivalents during the academic year. Our ideal candidate will be able to offer field study of deformed rocks and tectonic processes in Maine. The successful candidate will have no-cost access to a wide range of instrumentation and equipment for research and teaching including a SEM-EBSD-EDS-CL system, micro-XRF, powder-XRD, ICP-OES, micro-CT, petrographic and binocular microscopes, and rock and sediment processing equipment. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who can teach and mentor a diverse student population. A Ph.D. at the time of appointment is preferred, but ABD candidates will be considered.

Complete applications will include: (1) a brief cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy illustrating commitment to diversity and inclusive teaching (~ 2 pages), and (4) three confidential letters of recommendation. Please submit all materials via Interfolio at:  Applications received by January 4, 2023 will receive full consideration, but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Inquiries may also be directed to:

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website:

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