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Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

A complete application will be comprised of 1) a Cover Letter that includes an articulation of the applicant’s teaching philosophy and scholarship interests; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) Unofficial transcript; and, 4) Teaching Philosophy, 5) Research Statement, 6) Letters of Reference from three (3) recommenders* All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin College and Conservatory's online application process. *By providing three (3) Professional References (names and email addresses), you agree that we may contact them through our applicant web portal. Reference writers will be asked to submit an electronic Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. Please note: At this time we are unable to accept Letters of Recommendation from an Interfolio email address. Review of applications will begin on February 2, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the February 2, 2018 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration. Questions about the position can be addressed to: zeb.page@oberlin.edu, Chair of Geology, at 440-775-6701

Posting Details

Announcement Information

Job Summary

The Department of Geology at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time, non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences in the field of Paleontology/Sedimentology. Appointment to this position will be for a term of one year, beginning first semester of the 2018-2019 academic year, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.

About

Founded in 1833, Oberlin is a private four-year, selective liberal arts college near Cleveland, Ohio and is also home to an outstanding Conservatory of Music. Together, the two divisions enroll approximately 2900 students. Oberlin College was the first college in America to make interracial education and co-education central to its mission. The College continues to view a diverse, equitable and inclusive educational environment as essential to the excellence of its academic program.

The Department consists of six faculty, two staff members who provide technical support for teaching and student research, and about 60 majors. Students actively participate in research with faculty and routinely present at national meetings and co-author papers. Facilities and equipment include surveying and GPS equipment, a variable pressure Tescan Vega 3 LMU scanning electron microscope with SE, BSE, and CL detectors with an Oxford EDS/EBSD system, petrographic microscopes for teaching and research, rock and thin-section preparation facilities, and a Canberra broad energy germanium detector. Instrumentation for spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction are available elsewhere on campus. Oberlin is a member of the Keck Geology Consortium, and the College has competitions for small research grants each semester. For more information on the department, candidates can visit our web page at: http://www.oberlin.edu/geology.

Responsibilities

The incumbent will teach a total of five courses in the general area of Paleontology and/or Sedimentology including a topical introductory course, an intermediate-level course in historical geology with laboratory, and an upper level course in Paleontology or Sedimentology/Stratigraphy with laboratory or in the applicant’s area of expertise.

Qualifications

Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2018). Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable. Oberlin College believes that diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program. Applicants are asked to include in their cover letter information about how their scholarship, teaching, and mentoring will support Oberlin College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion; see http://new.oberlin.edu/student-life/diversity/. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student populations and should describe previous activities mentoring minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Compensation

Within the range established for this position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits package.

Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application will be comprised of 1) a Cover Letter that includes an articulation of the applicant’s teaching philosophy and scholarship interests; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) Unofficial transcript; and, 4) Teaching Philosophy, 5) Research Statement, 6) Letters of Reference from three (3) recommenders* All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin College and Conservatory’s online application process.

*By providing three (3) Professional References (names and email addresses), you agree that we may contact them through our applicant web portal. Reference writers will be asked to submit an electronic Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. Please note: At this time we are unable to accept Letters of Recommendation from an Interfolio email address.

Review of applications will begin on February 2, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the February 2, 2018 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

Questions about the position can be addressed to: zeb.page@oberlin.edu, Chair of Geology, at 440-775-6701

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Research Statement
  5. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Portfolio/Other Media
  2. Writing Sample
  3. Evidence of Teaching

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).