Tenure-track position in paleontology or sedimentology/stratigraphy at Cornell College, Iowa

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Monday, October 8, 2018 - 10:45


The Cornell College Department of Geology seeks a "soft rock" geologist to serve as the third pillar of its geology faculty and to actively engage with the college's environmental studies, archaeology, and biology programs. The position will begin August 2019. Teaching responsibilities include paleontology and sedimentology/stratigraphy, introductory and advanced level courses in subjects of the candidate's primary interest, a research course, and a course in Geographic Information Systems. The candidate may also offer a field course. The successful candidate will be a vibrant and dedicated teacher who enjoys working closely with undergraduates and who views student-faculty research as a critical component of an effective geology curriculum. The Department maintains a series of endowed funds that provide substantial funding to support this student-faculty research as well as course-related travel.

Cornell College geology faculty emphasize laboratory activities, class discussions, field experiences, writing, quantitative literacy, and critical thinking in all of their courses. Cornell College has attracted national attention for its distinctive academic calendar under which faculty members teach and students take one course at a time in month-long blocks. Academic immersion and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 18 foreign countries. External endorsements include selection as one of the Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, and a Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buy. Founded in 1853, Cornell's picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly renovated Thomas Commons. It is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of Iowa's Creative Corridor.

The College seeks individuals who are committed to building a creative, dynamic and diverse workplace that celebrates the uniqueness of our faculty, staff and students. The College is committed to excellence in teaching and encourages interdisciplinary interests among its faculty.  Interested applicants should submit the following application materials to: https://cornellcollege.applicantpro.com/jobs/889787.html

*               Letter of Application/Cover Letter

*               Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)

*               Teaching Statement - describing teaching interests and methods, including examples of individual commitment to diversity in the classroom/campus community

*               Research/Professional Interest Statement

*               (3) Letters of recommendation

*               Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts (Unofficial copies are acceptable. Official transcripts are needed prior to employment.)


Applications will be reviewed starting November 26, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information about the Geology program, please visit the website at:  https://www.cornellcollege.edu/geology/


Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  Cornell complies with Iowa's smoke free air act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.


Dr. Emily O. Walsh

Geology Department

Cornell College

Mt. Vernon, IA 52314

(319) 895-4302


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