Position InformationJob Category Faculty
Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology Working Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology Scheduled Hours Per Week Salary FLSA Status Exempt
The Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at Concord University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology beginning August 7, 2023. The position requires the ability to teach an introductory course in physical and environmental geology with affiliated laboratory sections for Concord's General Education program, environmental geoscience majors, and science education majors. An opportunity to develop and teach a second-semester course in historical or environmental geology for geoscience and science education majors is possible in the spring semester. Applications are open to any subfield of geosciences. A Ph.D. in geology or a closely related field is expected, although applicants who are ABD may be considered.
Concord University is a public institution with an enrollment of approximately 1800 students. The University is located in a scenic, small-town setting in the mountains of southern West Virginia with access to year-round outdoor recreation activities. The Department offers degree programs in environmental geosciences and chemistry, and a minor in physics. The Department values and actively supports innovative teaching and participation in undergraduate research and seeks candidates with similar ideals. We maintain a diverse array of instrumentation for teaching and undergraduate research, including an observatory, electron microprobe, micro-XRF, GPR, a GIS lab, facilities for analytical chemistry, and a sample preparation laboratory. Department faculty lead or co-lead numerous externally funded projects in geology and chemistry.
Concord has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and in that spirit seeks a broad representation of candidates including women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.
Duties and Responsibilities
The candidate will be an outstanding teacher capable of preparing and teaching introductory courses as listed in the job summary. The candidate must be a clear communicator and demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching. He/she/they will participate in limited departmental service including public outreach and laboratory oversight. Introductory geology courses normally include two field trips per semester. The teaching load is 12 contact hours per semester.
% of Time 100%
Education/KnowledgeMinimum Education Doctorate
Doctorate in geology or a closely related field; ABD candidates who hold an M.S. degree in geology may be considered.
Minimum of two years teaching experience preferred (graduate teaching experience acceptable). The candidate will also demonstrate an ability to maintain a safe environment in teaching laboratories, maintain lab facilities, and effectively use learning management systems. The ability to drive a 15-passenger van for limited local field trips is preferred.
Required ExperienceType of experience Needed Strong teaching and communication skills
Amount of Experience Needed (Months/Years) More than 2 years Type of experience Needed Minimum of two years teaching experience (GTA experience acceptable) preferred
Amount of Experience Needed (Months/Years) More than 2 years
Posting Detail InformationClose Date
Open Until Filled Yes Additional Information
Requirements for a completed application include:
-Letter of application clearly specifying how the candidate meets the desired duties/responsibilities and required skills.
-Unofficial copy of transcripts (official copies may be requested during the interview process)
-Contact information for three references including a current phone number and email address.
-Statement of teaching philosophy and interests.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Start date August 7, 2023. All application materials should be submitted through the HR web portal.
Applications will only be accepted through Concord University's online application site at https: // jobs.concord.edu/ . Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Concord University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
We are committed to attracting and retaining quality faculty and staff. In doing so, Concord University offers outstanding benefit packages including:
Quick Link to Posting https: // jobs.concord.edu/postings/2936Posting Supplemental Questions
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Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology
May 24, 2023
August 07, 2023