Two-Year Visiting Position in Paleontology/Sedimentary Geology - Cornell College

published Jan 5, 2015 10:23am
Cornell College, a private undergraduate liberal arts college founded in 1853 in Mount Vernon, Iowa, invites applications for a two-year visiting assistant professor in paleontology/sedimentology in its Department of Geology beginning in the fall of 2015. The successful candidate will teach a total of six (6) classes per year including historical geology, paleontology, sedimentology/stratigraphy, an advanced elective in the faculty's area of interest, and a research class. The new faculty member also will be expected to involve geology majors in his/her research. A Ph.D. (or ABD) is required, and college teaching experience is preferred.

Cornell College has attracted national attention for its distinctive academic calendar under which faculty 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. Appointment at the visiting assistant professor rank will begin in late August 2015.

Letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research, one letter of recommendation, 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