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Assistant Professor, Dept of Geological Sciences, Engineering Geology

Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, Massachusetts (US)
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Oct 14, 2023

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Assistant Professor, Dept of Geological Sciences, Engineering Geology

Rank: Assistant Professor

Tenure Information: Tenure Track

Department Summary:

The Department of Geological Sciences at Bridgewater State University invites qualified applicants for a tenure-track teaching position beginning Fall 2024. The department currently has five full-time tenured faculty members with expertise in a wide range of disciplines, including geochemistry, geophysics, structural geology and tectonics, igneous and metamorphic petrology, sedimentary geology, and Earth history. Bridgewater State University is a teaching-intensive university located in Southeastern Massachusetts between Boston, MA and Providence, RI. The university is a liberal arts institution with a strong commitment to the sciences. Successful candidates will be faculty members who can work with their colleagues to help meet the mission of the department in serving and supporting our racially and ethnically diverse campus community.

Bridgewater State University was awarded a 5-year NSF Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) grant, which supports alliances among institutions of higher education to design and implement strategies that increase the number of historically underrepresented STEM faculty and promote systemic change. The grant provides a number of benefits to participating faculty, including course reduction and funding for establishing a research agenda, travel support, and cohort activities across the three institutions.

Bridgewater State University is an inclusive community dedicated to the lifelong success of all students; focused on the continuous improvement of its people; and is responsible for leading innovation that benefits Southeastern Massachusetts, the commonwealth, and the world. Bridgewater’s accessible environment of teaching and learning stimulates critical thinking and the pursuit of new knowledge and deeper understanding. The teaching and learning environment at Bridgewater also cultivates meaningful and diverse interpersonal relationships and fosters an appreciation for global engagement aimed at transforming lives and improving the human condition.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in our, which ensure that all students are supported and succeed.

Bridgewater State University is equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Duties:

The tenure track position in the Department of Geological Sciences requires a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research. In addition to teaching an upper-level course in their area of concentration, the candidate will be expected to teach introductory-level courses to support the university-wide core curriculum. The successful candidate will also be required to conduct research with undergraduate students to support the department’s vigorous and successful undergraduate research program. In addition to teaching and research, the successful candidate will be required to provide service to both the department and the university through various governance committees and to serve as the academic advisor to a diverse group of majors in the department.

Required Qualifications:

A PhD in the Geological Sciences by September 1, 2024.

Candidates must demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of students from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in engineering geology, including soil mechanics, rock mechanics, and related fields such as geomorphology and hydrogeology.

Industry or related experience a plus.

Special Conditions for Eligibility:

Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

Posting Number: F00448P

Open Date: 06/11/2023

Close Date: 9/30/2023

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:

* A minimum of three (3) professional reference entries in space provided on the application form.
* Resume/CV
* Cover Letter
* Equity and Inclusion Statement- a personal statement on a candidate’s past efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. The equity and inclusion statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss scholarship, professional skills, and demonstrable experience that would enhance the university’s efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates’ application materials.

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Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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