Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geology (earth, energy resources, geobiology) position open at the College of Charleston


College of Charleston
202 Calhoun Street
United States
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Monday, November 13, 2017 - 11:30

The College of Charleston Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences (http://geology.cofc.edu) is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Geology. The candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Geosciences with research and teaching interests in geology. The department is seeking a field-oriented geoscientist who has a proven record of success teaching introductory geology courses. Viable candidates will show evidence of ability to strengthen our research programs and show strong evidence of creating cross-disciplinary links. Areas of particular interest are earth and energy resources and geobiology. Viable candidates will have expertise using laboratory and field methodologies in teaching and research. Applicants who clearly show a strong aptitude in at least one of the Geology major core areas (mineralogy/petrology, structural geology, paleobiology) will be given preference. The candidate is expected to develop his/her own research program and seek external funds to support their research activities. A Ph.D. is required by 15 August 2018.

The Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences has over 120 undergraduate majors and offers a broad array of topical and interdisciplinary elective courses in the geosciences. The Department also provides some of courses in the multidisciplinary Graduate Program in Environmental Studies and the M.Ed. in Science and Mathematics. Opportunities are available with well-established faculty research programs including: coastal processes, environmental geology, paleobiology, geospatial sciences, hydrology, geochemistry, marine geology, natural hazards, seismology, and tectonics. There is also a vibrant set of collaborative opportunities with organizations in the Charleston-region.

Qualified applicants should submit 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement describing their teaching experience and philosophy, 4) a description of their research background and future plans as envisioned for the position, and 5) contact information of three professional referees. Letters may be requested later. Materials should be provided electronically through http://jobs.cofc.edu by 5 January 2018. Projected start for the successful applicant is 15 August 2018. Any questions should be directed to the Department Chair, Dr. Timothy Callahan (843-953-5589), callahant@cofc.edu.


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