Lecturer in Geosciences

published Nov 1, 2018 1:56pm

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida (geology.ufl.edu) invites applications for a Lecturer in Geosciences. This is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-accruing faculty position as Lecturer with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2019, renewed on an annual basis. Opportunities exist for summer employment at the University. Similar to a tenure track position, advancement within the Lecturer sequence at UF progresses from Lecturer to Senior Lecturer to Master Lecturer. The successful candidate will have completed the Ph.D. by August 15, 2019. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.

We seek candidates with a desire to deliver high-caliber instruction in the classroom and on-line in various introductory and higher level undergraduate geoscience courses. The successful candidate will also participate in college-wide instructional initiatives designed to enhance the educational experience by creating innovative general education science classes with relevant geoscience content. Further, the successful candidate will help majors within our department create a path from their studies to their future professions. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in curriculum development in partnership with faculty within the department and across campus. The University is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment and applicants are encouraged to describe how they would further this goal.

The Department of Geological Sciences resides in the College of Liberal Arts and is housed in Williamson Hall. Williamson Hall teaching resources include a 175-seat lecture room with fully supported A/V equipment, a newly remodeled 35-person classroom designed for team-based learning activities, and several laboratory instruction rooms. The University provides support for development of on-line teaching resources. The Department includes faculty with a wide range of expertise in solid Earth and planetary processes, surface processes, paleoclimate, marine geology, biogeochemistry, and paleontology. Research facilities include a range of modern analytical instruments including: MC-ICP-MS, TIMS, noble gas, and stable isotope mass spectrometers, SEM, EPMA, XRD, XRF, core analysis, magnetometers, GPS, and seismometers that are open for undergraduate research and instruction.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at https://apply.interfolio.com/56484. A complete application includes (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching goals, experiences, and innovative teaching methods used previously or that may be developed, and (4) a list of at least three references. After initial review, applicants who are chosen to receive further consideration will be asked to request confidential letters of recommendation from the references. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on November 15, 2018 and the position will remain open until filled. Inquiries can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jonathan B. Martin (jbmartin@ufl.edu).

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

The Department particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.