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Assistant Professor of Geosciences (Solid Earth)

Hamilton College, Geosciences Department
Central New York
Closing date
Oct 9, 2023

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Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology
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The Geosciences Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning July 1, 2024 at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Solid Earth Materials and Processes. The specific discipline of expertise is flexible and includes, but is not limited to, mineralogy and mineral resources, igneous and metamorphic petrology, volcanology, geochronology, and high-temperature geochemistry. Candidates will be expected to teach a topical introductory geoscience course as well as mineralogy/petrology and elective courses of the applicant’s choosing. We seek candidates who are committed to experiential and field-based pedagogies and who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with broadly diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address the ways in which you would further the College's goals of enhancing the educational experiences of students while building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. The position requires institutional service including academic advising of undergraduate students after the first year.

The Geosciences Department at Hamilton College consists of five faculty with a range of research and scholarly interests. Faculty conduct both local and international field work and maintain active research collaborations. Research projects that integrate the involvement of undergraduate students is highly encouraged. The faculty regularly attend academic conferences and facilitate the participation of undergraduate students at conferences. Major analytical instrumentation in the department includes an XRF facility, stable isotope lab (IRMS and CRDS), microscope laboratory, Ion Chromatograph, and a Kappabridge for AMS. More information can be found on the departmental website (

Candidates with ABD will be considered, although candidates with a Ph.D. are preferred. The teaching load for this position is four courses during the first year and five courses thereafter. The expected salary range for this position is $88,000 to $94,100. Candidates should submit a cover letter, c.v., teaching statement, research statement, a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement, and names and addresses of three professional referees via Interfolio at  Questions regarding the search may be directed to Professor Catherine Beck, Search Committee Chair, at Our review of applications will begin on October 10, 2023.

Hamilton College is a residential liberal arts college located in central New York. The College has built its reputation on the teaching excellence and leading scholarship of its faculty, and on the academic distinction and intellectual curiosity of its approximately 2000 students who take advantage of Hamilton’s open curriculum ( Accomplished faculty, highly capable and motivated students, and a student-faculty ratio of 9:1 provide an educational experience that emphasizes academic excellence, intellectual and cultural diversity, and respect for differences in the development of students as human beings. Hamilton’s commitment to diversity is embodied in its need-blind admission policy and meeting the full demonstrated financial need of every accepted student for their entire undergraduate program. Please visit the college website for more information (

Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to building an inclusive and diverse learning community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and excel. We encourage candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education to apply. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at, as well as additional information at (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners). Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits.


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