Posting Number: 1001162
Position Summary and Responsibilities Qualifications
The successful candidate will teach an introductory laboratory-based earth system science course, and will develop an introductory-level Freshman Writing Seminar, plus an intermediate-level course for earth science majors, based on his or her expertise. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Geology or Earth Science at the time of appointment. To apply, please visit https://employment.vassar.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52199 to link to the posting for this position. Candidates should upload to this site a letter of application, C.V., graduate school transcript (unofficial copies accepted for initial application), three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and descriptions of the proposed introductory and intermediate-level courses. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2450 undergraduates located in the Hudson River Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. The Earth Science program emphasizes surficial processes and is active in the environmental studies program. The program has ~20 students and graduates 4-8 students per year. Instrumentation in the department includes rock crushing and thin sectioning equipment; Bruker Phaser X-ray diffractometer; lake and soil coring equipment; sedimentology, paleoclimatology, and clay mineralogy laboratories; and GIS computer lab. In addition, the department shares an ICPAES, a Dionex ion chromatograph, and a Bruker Tracer portable XRF spectrometer with the Department of Chemistry. The College also owns a 500-acre ecological preserve with a laboratory field station, groundwater teaching wells, and a meteorological station.
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About Vassar College
Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Applicants who have demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply.