Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology at Montana State University

published Oct 18, 2011 11:27am
Duties and Responsibilities
The Department of Earth Sciences at Montana State University seeks a geologist to teach mineralogy, metamorphic petrology, Earth system science, a course to be discussed with the successful candidate and one credit current topics in Earth Science. Additional course possibilities include and environmental geology or other courses agreed to by the department and the successful candidate. Some undergraduate student advising is expected. Grant writing and research collaborations are encouraged, but this position is not a tenure-track position with a research expectation. The position is a temporary 9-month Academic Year appointment starting 1 January, 2012.

Required Qualifications
Ph.D. or ABD in geology.

Preferred Qualifications
Demonstrated ability to teach large introductory classes in introductory Earth system science, mineralogy and metamorphic petrology courses. Experienced with advising undergraduate students.

The Successful Candidate Will
Teach introductory students as well as geology majors and advise undergraduate students in the geology, paleontology, and geohydrology options in the Earth Sciences Department. Grant writing and research collaboration are encouraged.

Application Procedure
Screening of applications will begin 1 November 2011 and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected. To apply, submit: (1) a brief letter of application that addresses how your training, expertise and experience fulfill the required and preferred qualifications stated above; 2) postal and email address, and telephone number(s); (3) the names and contact information (not letters) of exactly two references; and (4) curriculum vitae. Electronic applications are preferred. Electronic submittals should be sent to Copies of transcripts may be requested for finalist. We encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. Montana State University is an institution committed to cultural diversity.

Submit materials to:
Search Committee Chair,
c/o Melanie Baldwin
Department of Earth Sciences
Montana State University
P O Box 173480
Bozeman, MT 59717-3480
For information, contact:
Steve Custer, Head, Earth Sciences; 406-994-6909