Overview

Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time one-year position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Geology to begin September 1, 2017.

Minimum Required Qualifications: We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate in geology or a related field, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in teaching; candidates should describe their commitment to teaching in a student-centered undergraduate geology curriculum in a liberal arts environment.

Preferred Qualifications: We are interested in applicants who have experience with a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives. The strongest candidates will articulate their intersections with emerging employment opportunities in the geosciences, and complement our existing department strengths.

Major/Essential Functions: The annual teaching load will be six or seven course equivalents. Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses in earth materials/mineralogy (200-level), structural geology (300-level), petrology (300-level), and introductory geology. The candidate may also be expected to teach a course of his/her choosing in our January Term (a one-month short course), and to assist in the supervision of senior theses.

Application and Institution Information: Electronic application is required; email application materials as separate PDFs to geo-search@gustavus.edu. The application must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (scanned copies acceptable), and the names of three colleagues who will be available to provide professional recommendation during the month of March. The cover letter should be addressed to:

Dr. Laura Triplett, Search Committee chair
Department of Geology
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W College Ave
Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498

Application information is also available at https://gustavus.edu/jobs. For more details, visit the College’s website at https://gustavus.edu/provost/newfaculty/ or contact Dr. Laura Triplett at geo-search@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The Gustavus Department of Geology graduates approximately 8 majors each year and additionally serves substantial numbers of students in Environmental Studies and Geography programs. The Department prepares students for graduate programs and for employment in geoscience-related professions. Students are engaged in research experiences both within and outside of classes.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2300 students. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to excellence through diversity with a special emphasis on global engagement and service. Additionally, we strive to be a community supportive of all kinds of individuals and families.