The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Furman University invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track position in Mineralogy and Petrology beginning in August 2020. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, student advising, and research with undergraduates, with a primary interest in igneous or metamorphic processes and a broad interest in mineral resources and sustainable resource use. We welcome candidates with diverse perspectives who employ a variety of research methods, including field, analytical, and computational approaches. The successful candidate will demonstrate a capacity to develop an innovative research program that provides meaningful, rich, and varied educational experiences for undergraduate students. Furman’s location at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains provides easy access to a geologically and ecologically diverse region with ample opportunity for integrating field experiences and local research into the curriculum. Teaching responsibilities consist of four courses with labs per year, including Earth Systems (EES 115), Mineralogy and Petrology I (EES 220), and upper level electives. Experience in GIS or spatial analysis methods as well as an interest in collaborative research connecting geoscience and sustainability science is preferred.
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is home to two undergraduate majors: Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Sustainability Science. Innovative curriculum, engaging students in class and in the field, and collegiality are the core values of our department. We have a diverse faculty representing physical and social sciences with a common mission to positively impact the environment and society through teaching, research, and mentorship.
Applicants should include PDF versions of a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy (2 pages maximum), a statement of research interests and future research priorities (2 pages maximum), an initial research plan for work with undergraduates (2 pages maximum), diversity & inclusiveness statement describing how your teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity & inclusiveness as part of its core values (2 pages maximum); unofficial transcripts; and names of three references.
Furman University is a nationally ranked liberal arts college located near Greenville, South Carolina, which has a thriving downtown and a vibrant international community. Visit ees.furman.edu for additional information about the position, the department, Furman University, the Shi Center for Sustainability, and Greenville, SC. Applications will be accepted until November 1, 2019. Furman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing faculty diversity.
Location: Greenville, SC
Start Date: August 2020
Job Type: Other
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