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VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN GEOLOGY, BATES COLLEGE

The Department of Geology at Bates College invites applications for a full time sabbatical replacement position, for academic year 2017-2018. The successful candidate must demonstrate potential for teaching excellence in a vigorous undergraduate program and welcome the opportunity for close interaction with serious students. The Bates Geology Department courses feature innovative project-based field and laboratory activities that introduce students to areas of active research and current interest in geological and environmental sciences and are vehicles for acquiring a basic understanding of processes that have formed and continue to shape the Earth and other planets.

In Fall semester 2017, the successful candidate will teach two lecture sections of the introductory course Plate Tectonics and Tectonic Hazards with two laboratory sections. In winter semester 2018 the candidate will be responsible for two laboratory sections in the introductory course Earth Surface Environments and Environmental Change. The candidate will also teach a five week intensive course of their own design during the late April-May Short Term. Short Term courses in geology offer students a unique immersive experience in developing skills in field and/or laboratory methods.

College and departmental facilities accessible for teaching and research include a well-equipped Introductory Geology laboratory, the Imaging and Computation Center, GIS and mobile GIS capabilities, and laboratories focused on facilitating work in experimental petrology, sedimentology, structural geology, and environmental geochemistry. A full-time departmental assistant in instruction provides logistical support for the introductory laboratories.

Bates College and the Geology Department are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.

Review of applications begins April 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

QUALIFICATIONS
Completion, or near completion, of a PhD in the earth sciences is required for this position.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Applicants should submit electronically, in PDF format, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, a statement on teaching and inclusive pedagogies, and three letters of recommendation.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

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Location: Lewiston, ME
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Start Date: Fall 2017
Job Type: Other

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