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Assistant Professor, Geology

Colby College
Waterville, Maine
Closing date
Oct 12, 2023

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The Colby College Department of Geology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Geology at the level of Assistant Professor, starting July 1, 2024. We seek qualified candidates whose expertise will complement that of existing faculty. Possible areas of specialization include, but are not limited to, geomorphology and surficial processes, hydrology and water resources, sedimentology and stratigraphy, geophysics, and critical zone processes. Colby requires strong, innovative teaching, and an active research program involving undergraduate collaborators. The successful candidate will design and teach an introductory course and upper-level undergraduate courses in their area of expertise. Ideal candidates will be eager to contribute to our introductory geology curriculum and will offer our majors instruction in remote sensing, data science, modeling, and GIS. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who bring diverse perspectives and backgrounds, and candidates who have a record of success advising and mentoring individuals from groups underrepresented in the geosciences.


Tenure-track faculty at Colby receive competitive startup packages and are eligible for a pre-tenure sabbatical leave. Colby faculty are afforded professional travel and research funding, and can apply for summer research assistant funding on a competitive basis. More information about the resources and instrumentation available at Colby and collaborating institutions can be found at:,, and


Complete applications will include a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, three letters of recommendation, and reprints of recent journal articles. The teaching statement should describe the applicant’s commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds and experience with inclusive pedagogies. Please submit all materials via Interfolio at: Applications received by October 8, 2023 will receive full consideration, but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to


Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law.



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