We seek diverse individuals who work professionally and effectively with diverse individuals, possess effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to contribute positively to the academic success of the students and the mission of Montana State University.
The Department of Earth Sciences at Montana State University invites applications for a one-semester Geology instructor position for Spring, 2024. The candidate will be expected to teach three established courses in Igneous/Metamorphic Petrology, Sedimentary Petrology, Geologic Field Methods, and a graduate geology course in the area of the candidate’s specialty. We anticipate this position to be extend an additional two semesters, but funding remains pending currently.
The successful candidate will have the ability to mentor and inspire a diverse student body, have effective interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate successfully with faculty and staff, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, be skilled in utilizing engaging pedagogy that involves students in the learning process, takes initiative and works well independently, has an appreciation of diverse constituencies and add intellectual diversity to the department, and have dedication to supporting and enhancing Montana State University's initiative for diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.
Our department takes the Montana State University tagline-“Mountains and Minds” quite literally. Our faculty includes 14 full-time Earth Scientists and our student body includes about 50 graduate students and over 230 undergraduate majors. We are proud to offer degrees at the Bachelor, Master, and PhD levels. Our faculty, staff, and students use their mind for learning and discovery in the scenic and rugged mountains of southwest Montana, as well as in mountainous areas and rural landscapes around the nation and worldwide. Earth Sciences students have many opportunities to participate in field trips that facilitate the study of Earth processes, Earth resources, Earth history, and environments that people have modified. Our department works toward fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, participating in URGE (Unlearning Racism in Geoscience) where we were active in undertaking a bystander intervention training and redesigning field experiences to be more accessible. We invite applicants to further explore the opportunities to engage with out programs.