Post-Doctoral Teacher-Scholar Fellowship in Paleontology/Sedimentary Geology - Cornell College

published Jan 8, 2013 8:41am
Cornell College, a private undergraduate liberal arts college, invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Teacher-Scholar Fellowship in paleontology/sedimentary geology. This is a 5/6th part-time position and has the possibility of renewal for a second year. This fellowship has an adjusted teaching load and additional funds to allow the candidate to involve undergraduate students in independent research. Funding is available to support travel to, and attendance at, professional meetings during the year. Responsibilities include teaching a total of four courses each year. Courses in the first year will be invertebrate paleontology, historical geology, marine science, and an upper-level course for students pursuing independent research projects. Teaching responsibilities in the second year would include paleoecology or appropriate advanced elective, invertebrate paleontology, historical geology, and sedimentology/stratigraphy. A PhD in geology with a specialization in paleontology, sedimentology or related field is required; some college teaching experience is preferred. Cornell College has attracted national attention for its distinctive academic calendar under which faculty members teach and students take one course at a time in month-long blocks. The College is committed to excellence in teaching. Teaching responsibilities to begin in late August 2013.

Letter of application, vita, graduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and two letters of reference should be submitted electronically in Word or PDF format to:

Formal consideration of applications will begin March 1st and will continue until the position is filled.

Cornell is an AA/EO employer and encourages applications from women and minority candidates. Cornell complies with Iowa's smoke free air act.

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