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Assistant Teaching Professor, Geology

Iowa State University Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences
Ames, Iowa
Closing date
Jan 7, 2024

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Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology
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Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University is seeking an Assistant Teaching Professor in the geology program to teach core courses at the undergraduate level in mineralogy, optical mineralogy, petrology, and introductory geology. The successful candidate will be a dedicated educator with strong skills relevant to the geology and earth science curriculum with primary expertise in mineralogy and petrology. Candidates with additional instructional expertise in gems and gemstones, surficial processes, and hydrogeology are also welcome. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the course instruction and management for assigned courses and will be expected to create effective instruction and delivery of course topics in-person and online, provide timely return of student work, direct the tasks of the teaching assistant if assigned, and maintain a Canvas page for each course.


We are seeking candidates who share in our mission of achieving excellence in Earth science and geology education.


This part-time term faculty position is an 87.5% full-time equivalent (FTE), 9-month position with an initial 3-year term. This position has the possibility of additional course assignment and possible summer appointment both contingent upon budget and staffing needs. Renewal is also possible and is determined by performance, funding, and department need.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email:

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