The geological sciences department at Salem State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning September 2019. We seek a field geologist with expertise in earth materials, mineralogy, and petrology who is committed to collaborative undergraduate teaching and research. Our department has a strong commitment to the inclusion and engagement of our growing population of diverse students. We seek candidates who will successfully serve as mentors and role models for students belonging to groups that are traditionally underrepresented in geological sciences. Teaching assignments will include: mineralogy/petrology/earth materials for majors; summer field courses in Montana and/or New England; introductory general education courses in the geosciences; upper-level applied geoscience and major elective courses in the candidate’s area of expertise; and advising senior research.
Salem State is a teaching university, committed to our students' learning and growth, many of whom are the first in their family to go to college. Collegiality, student success, civic engagement, collaboration, initiative, continuous improvement and accountability are highly valued in our organizational culture and we seek a colleague who shares those values and wants to be part of our community.
Candidates are required to perform duties in accordance with the MSCA contract. Duties include teaching, advising, scholarship and contributions to continuously improve the department and university. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The position is subject to available funding.
An earned doctorate in geological sciences. ABD will be considered if scheduled to complete the doctorate by June 30, 2019. Demonstrated experience in field geology, tectonics, mineralogy, and igneous/metamorphic petrology; and previous teaching experience is also required.
Industry experience in the applied fields of geological sciences; the desire and ability to develop an externally funded, undergraduate-friendly research program; experience with and passion for teaching undergraduate students; experience with undergraduate research; Record of scholarly research in the geological sciences; and experience and/or interest in New England geology.
Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online to https://salemstate.edu/campus-careers and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter and transcripts. Completed application materials submitted by November 9, 2018 will receive full consideration, and evaluation will continue until the position is filled. For those attending, we plan to meet with interested candidates at the 2018 GSA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, IN.
Employment is contingent upon a completed background check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to a background check.
Salem State University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.
If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may be removed at any time. Once a posting is removed, additional applications will not be accepted.
Location: Salem, MA
Start Date: Fall 2019
Job Type: Full Time Hire
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