Semester Position in Paleoclimatology - Cornell College

published Jan 5, 2015 10:22am
Cornell College, a private undergraduate liberal arts college founded in 1853 in Mount Vernon, Iowa, invites applications for the Anderson Natural Science Lectureship, a semester-long sabbatical replacement position in its Department of Geology for the fall of 2015. The successful candidate will teach a total of three (3) classes: two introductory courses in paleoclimatology and one advanced course in paleoclimatology. As a full-time semester-long position, during the non-teaching block, the candidate will be required to give a public presentation and engage in outreach activities with students, or other similar activities. This position is eligible for benefits.

A Ph.D. (or ABD) is required, and college teaching experience is preferred. Cornell College has a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and 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 terms. The academic immersion and unparalleled flexibility offered by this distinctive approach attract a diverse and ambitious student body. The College is committed to excellence in teaching and learning and encourages interdisciplinary interests among its faculty.

Letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, one letter of reference and names and contact information for two additional references should be submitted electronically in Word or PDF format to: The statement of teaching philosophy should address the candidate's commitment to teaching a diverse student population. Formal consideration of applications begins March 2nd, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

Cornell College is an EOA/AA employer and encourages applications from members of historically under-represented groups. Cornell complies with Iowa's smoke free air act.

For more information about the Department of Geology, please visit the website at