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Assistant Professor of Geology

SUNY Oswego
Oswego, New York
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Dec 8, 2022

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The Department of Atmospheric and Geological Sciences at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a full time Assistant Professor.

Posting Date: November 2, 2022

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience plus full New York State benefits package.

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. For more information, visit:

Date of Appointment: August 2023

Description of Responsibilities:

The Department of Atmospheric and Geological Sciences at SUNY Oswego is searching for a field-oriented geologist with broad geological expertise in either hardrock (mineralogy/petrology) or softrock (stratigraphy/sedimentation) or surficial (hydrogeology/geomorphology) geology, with the ability to teach and advise diverse students with interest in geosciences and geoscience education in the field and laboratory settings. 

The position includes the following, depending on general discipline: 

  1. Teaching mineralogy plus optical mineralogy, physical geology plus lab, elective course in economic mineralogy with ore petrology lab, and participate in the geology field program, or
  2. Teaching sedimentation and stratigraphy plus lab/field, historical geology plus lab/field, elective course in basin analysis plus lab/field, and participate in the geology field program, or
  3. Teaching hydrogeology plus lab, geomorphology plus lab/field, environmental sustainability, an elective course in applied environmental geology, and participate in the geology field program.

The position includes the integration of geology students into an active research program in discipline, and advising research that will lead to the completion of senior theses. The position also includes the careful academic advising of geoscience majors. 

Required Qualifications:

PhD in Geology in the specific discipline by the time of appointment, ability to instruct the discipline specific courses listed above, ability to conduct research and integrate undergraduates into the research program, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan. As such, the Assistant Professor of Geology will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching and research experience in basin analysis, or economic mineralogy, or applied environmental geosciences. Geology industry experience and/or experience in general Appalachian Geology or New York State geology is a plus. 

SUNY Oswego Commitment:

At SUNY Oswego we value the diversity found in each member of our campus community and strive to create a community where that diversity is embraced and enhanced. Recognizing the strength of diversity, our mission is to foster an environment which respects, embraces and promotes cultural competence, civil discourse and active engagement in developing an inclusive and vibrant community of scholars who act as transformational agents of change and responsible citizens of the world. For more information see SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan. As a candidate seeking consideration you are asked to submit a separate diversity, equity and inclusion statement as instructed in the application requirements below.

To Apply Submit: 

  1. Cover letter describing interest and qualifications for position.
  2. CV.
  3. A statement addressing how your commitment to the college's values of diversity, equity and inclusion has been demonstrated in your teaching, professional development, research, and/or service, and how these values will be implemented in this position.
  4. Copies of unofficial academic transcripts for all degrees related to the position (BS, MS, PhD). Official transcripts are required at time of appointment.
  5. Contact information for three professional references.

Electronically To: 

Candidates are required to submit all application documents listed under "To Apply Submit" be uploaded before you can submit your application for consideration. Your application will only be accessible for consideration once all required documents have been submitted.

Official transcripts are required at time of appointment. Visa sponsorship is available for this position. Background checks will be conducted for finalists.

Files must be complete to be considered.

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:
David Valentino, Search Chair at

Description of Department:

The Atmospheric and Geological Sciences Department at SUNY Oswego offers students a wide range of unique and practical experiences that result in our graduates successfully finding diverse employment and acceptance to graduate schools after graduation.

Our students learn best from hands-on experience, and as a result, our students are regularly outside collecting data, making analyses and tackling real-life problems. The proximity to a diversity of world-class rock exposures and the regularity of exceptional meteorological conditions, combined with faculty highly active in research and eager to involve students, makes the undergraduate experience through this department one-of-a-kind. We believe that a strong classical background in the discipline combined with strong faculty student relationships make SUNY Oswego the ideal place to get a degree in this field.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. One of 13 comprehensive colleges in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body. Ranked in the Top Ten among public master’s-level universities in the 2021 “Top Regional Universities in the North” by U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Oswego is also recognized among Princeton Review’s Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast – an honor bestowed on the college every year since 2003.

Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The college offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education, and its success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing

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