Professional Practice Assistant Professory in Applied Geoscience and STEM Education - Utah State University

published Sep 17, 2019 2:40pm

Job Summary/Qualifications

The Department of Geosciences at Utah State University (USU), Logan, invites applications for a Professional Practice Assistant Professor position to develop and lead a new undergraduate program designed toward enhancing the geoscience workforce. This renewable term-appointment is targeted to begin August 2020. We seek candidates who fuse innovative learning pedagogies with applied geoscience training to advise, teach, and assess students in this initiative. The successful candidate will help develop and oversee the Geoscience Technology Workforce Pathways (GeoPaths) program, collaborative with Uintah Basin Technical College (UB Tech) and industry partners. Teaching responsibilities include delivering hands-on, applied courses to upper-level undergraduates as well as educational design and learning assessment for the GeoPaths program. Administration responsibilities involve managing the new GeoPaths program. By the start date, candidates must have a Ph.D. in Geosciences, Earth Sciences, or a closely-related field. Professional experience in environmental, government, and/or industry geoscience is strongly preferred, as is experience and motivation in STEM education.

The Department of Geosciences is especially interested in candidates committed to fostering inclusive learning environments, as well as to promoting an environment of diversity and excellence through service, teaching, and research. USU is an AA/EO employer. Women, under-represented minorities, veterans, and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should view the complete position announcement and Apply Here. Required materials include cover letter; CV; a statement of teaching and leadership philosophy, industry-employment and/or teaching experiences, and interests; the names and contact information for three references as well as the three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin October 31, 2019.

Contact Information

Please visit our website and contact: Alexis Ault, Search Committee Chair,, for information.