Assistant or Associate Professor of Geology - Colorado College Geology Department

published Sep 13, 2017 4:17pm

MISSION: At Colorado College our goal is to provide the finest liberal arts education in the country. Drawing upon the adventurous spirit of the Rocky Mountain West, we challenge students, one course at a time, to develop those habits of intellect and imagination that will prepare them for learning and leadership throughout their lives.

Position Summary:

Colorado College is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of experienced Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek a dynamic scientist with the following characteristics:

  1. has expertise in a subfield(s) of geology that complements, but does not overlap, those of current faculty members in the department. Areas of expertise could include, but are not limited to: geobiology, evolution of earth systems, hydrology, geochronology, geohazards, and environmental geophysics.
  2. has an educational and/or research program that focuses in some part on geologic questions in the Rocky Mountains/western United States, and who is acquainted with the geologic evolution of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
  3. has research interests designed to advance fundamental understanding of processes in the Earth's surface and subsurface,.
  4. has a strong background in quantitative approaches such as GIS, numerical models, or geoinformatics, and utilizes novel measurement techniques, models, and datasets.
The successful candidate is expected to have research and teaching interests that can strengthen departmental connections with other science programs at Colorado College (e.g. biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, archaeology, and environmental science). They are also expected to be excited to spend extended time in the field and the classroom engaging with highly motivated undergraduate students as both a teacher and mentor on the Block Plan.

The College is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community. Further, Colorado College is dedicated to the development of faculty and staff who are committed to inclusive practices in teaching, learning, and working. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.

The College has a distinctive academic system in which professors teach, and students take, one course at a time. Each block is three and a half weeks long, with an academic year of eight and a half blocks. Maximum class size is 25 or fewer students. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample of scholarly publications, and three letters of recommendation to:

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017 (we will have an information booth at GSA) and the deadline is November 15, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.