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Visiting Assistant Professor of Geosciences

published Mar 8, 2019 12:14pm
The Department of Geosciences at Skidmore College invites applications for a one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor to begin fall 2019. We seek a broadly trained geologist with strong teaching capabilities in solid Earth processes and Deep Time to offer both introductory and advanced classes. During the 2019-2020 academic year, the successful candidate will be expected to teach two sections of an introductory, laboratory course on Earthquakes and Volcanoes, an intermediate-level, laboratory course in Earth Materials, and an advanced seminar on Tectonics or a similar topic in the instructor's area of expertise. Additional capabilities in any of the following areas are desirable: structural geology, Earth history, tectonic hazards, natural resources, and related fields. The College seeks to attract an academically and culturally diverse faculty, welcoming applicants from historically under-represented groups and/or those who have experience teaching diverse student populations. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. in an appropriate Earth science discipline or closely related field is required, and prior teaching experience is desirable.

Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college that fosters creative approaches to teaching and learning. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore's faculty of teacher-scholars are devoted to the instruction and mentoring of approximately 2,400 talented undergraduate men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.

Candidates should submit the application electronically through Skidmore's Human Resources website.

A Ph.D. in an appropriate Earth science discipline or closely related field is required.

The application includes:

  • A cover letter -The cover letter should include information describing how the candidate will contribute to making the Department and College more inclusive and welcoming to students of diverse backgrounds.
  • C.V.
  • Statement of teaching interests/experience/methods (1-2 pages).
  • Additionally, candidates should request three references to submit letters on the candidate's behalf. These letters should be submitted prior to the application deadline.


Review of materials will begin on March 25, with applications accepted until the position is filled.

Apply here: https://careers.skidmore.edu/postings/2884

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