Assistant Professor of Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology
The Albion College Department of Geological Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology beginning August 2020.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. prior to the date of appointment and will have demonstrated teaching and research interests in hydrogeology and environmental geology. The successful candidate will normally teach two courses (lectures and labs) per semester to a diverse student body. The courses include introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in hydrogeology, environmental geochemistry, and an area of specialization that will enhance and complement our undergraduate geology and interdisciplinary environmental curricula. The department offers a nationally recognized biennial Summer Field Camp in the Rockies and annual regional geology field trips. Candidates with interests in interdisciplinary collaborations, field-based research and teaching, GIS, and engagement in local environmental issues and the Center for Sustainability and the Environment are particularly desirable. Interest in curricular innovation and increasing diversity and inclusion in geology both in the classroom and field are also valued. Candidates are expected to conduct research that includes undergraduate students, participate in co-curricular departmental activities, and contribute to all-college programs and/or interdisciplinary programs.
The institution and department have well-funded undergraduate and faculty research initiatives and strongly support faculty travel, teaching, and scholarship. The Department of Geological Sciences has five FTE faculty positions and two technicians and is well equipped with a dedicated GIS computer lab, analytical instruments (including XRF, XRD, ICP-OES), and field equipment (extensive GPS, surveying, water quality multi-parameter sondes). Departmental facilities include seven teaching labs, six faculty research labs, a student research lab, and a dedicated environmental geochemistry lab.
Candidates should submit: a cover letter; current vita; graduate and undergraduate transcripts; documentation of teaching excellence; an undergraduate teaching statement that includes pedagogy, experiences, objectives and commitment to equity and inclusion; a research statement that includes a plan to incorporate students; and letters from at least three references. Direct questions to Dr. Carrie Menold, . The deadline for submission of the complete application is October 25th. Submissions of vita and cover letter received by August 30th will be considered for an in-person interview at GSA Annual Meeting in Phoenix (Sept. 23-24) other preliminary interviews will be held after October 25th.
Albion College is a small (1550 undergraduates) private, residential, liberal arts college located in a racially diverse community of about 9,000 in south-central Michigan. Albion College is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate education, with a commitment to diversity as a core institutional value. The College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, sex, gender, age or disability, as protected by law, in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment. Albion is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.
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Albion College is a private liberal arts college of approximately 1400 students. It is situated in a culturally diverse community in south-central Michigan within an hour's drive of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Western Michigan University. Albion is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate education and committed to diversity as a core institutional value. Albion College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status as protected by law, in all educational programs and activities, admission of students, and conditions of employment. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.
Albion is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate education and committed to diversity as a core institutional value. The College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.
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