Posting Number: F2021-025

Other Specifications:

Teaching responsibilities for structural geology will include introductory courses, upper-level and graduate courses in the applicant’s specialty, and occasional weekend field trip courses. Teaching responsibilities for field camp will include teaching or co-teaching field methods in the spring semester and co-teaching summer field camp. Other expectations include research, university service and continuing professional development.

The ideal candidate will possess a doctoral degree in geology, a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and a willingness to assist Master of Science geology graduate students in research.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Performs an equivalent of twenty-four teaching load credits (TLC) for the combined fall and spring semesters; reduction of teaching load through reassignment of duties is possible under certain circumstances.
  2. Engages in research/scholarly/creative and service activities at levels that are appropriate to faculty rank and departmental tenure/merit criteria.
  3. Provides services to the university and the profession.
  4. Participates in promotion review of lower-ranked faculty members within the department.
  5. When tenured, participates in tenure review of candidates for tenure.
  6. May conduct supplemental instructional activities such as independent studies, internships, advising, and thesis/dissertation supervision.

Non-Essential Job Functions:

  1. May receive course load reassignment when assigned administrative duties in support of the department/college/university.
  2. May receive course load reassignment when assigned to prepare course material during the first semester/year when included as part of initial contract.
  3. May receive course load reassignment when approved to conduct research/scholarly/creative accomplishment and service which exceed normal expectations.
  4. May supervise the work of student and/or graduate assistants.
  5. May serve on departmental, college, and university committees.
  6. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  1. Extensive knowledge in the field in which the individual will be teaching.
  2. Ability to effectively teach undergraduate and/or graduate students.
  3. Ability and commitment to conduct research and/or scholarly/creative accomplishments and service.
  4. Ability to work within a collaborative faculty environment.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
  6. Ability to work effectively and patiently with students.

Required Education:

Terminal degree in the field in which the individual will be teaching is required. ABD candidates may be considered if Ph.D. is earned prior to start date.

Required Experience and Training:

The rank of assistant professor is held by an individual who demonstrates the capability to produce research/scholarly/creative accomplishments, teach effectively, and provide service to the academic and general communities.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

All application materials must be submitted online. Please upload a Statement of Research Philosophy as “Other Document 1”. Unofficial transcripts are accepted in the transcript requirement area.

Additional materials may be mailed to:

Dr. Wesley A. Brown, Search Committee Chair
Department of Geology, Stephen F. Austin State University
PO Box 13011
Nacogdoches, TX 75962

Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.