The Department of Geology at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, invites applications for two entry-level, visiting assistant professor positions in Geology; Ph.D. or ABD required. One position is for the full 2014-2015 academic year and the second position is for the fall semester, 2014. Qualified applicants for these visiting positions will have no more than four years of full-time postdoctoral teaching experience at the time of appointment. Successful applicants will demonstrate an interest in and potential for teaching and interacting effectively with students having a range of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives and an ability to collaborate effectively with students and colleagues from a range of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives. Familiarity with Appalachian geology is desirable.
The 2014-2015 academic year position will teach mineralogy with lab and natural hazards in the fall semester and two introductory physical geology lecture sections and two accompanying lab sections in the spring. The fall semester, 2014 position will teach two historical geology lecture sections and two accompanying lab sections. Physical geology and historical geology are taught at the introductory level and serve both majors and non-majors. Natural Hazards is taught at the introductory level for non-majors. Each section is capped at 24 students. Mineralogy is taught to upper level undergraduate majors with a cap of 14 students.
The Geology Department offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Geology and Environmental Geology. Bucknell's geology program is field intensive and we expect candidates to make use of local Appalachian field opportunities for labs in the courses.
Bucknell University is a highly selective, privately endowed, comprehensive university offering baccalaureate degree programs to approximately 3400 undergraduates, and master's degree programs to about 150 students. The University is located in Lewisburg on a 450-acre campus in central Pennsylvania's Susquehanna River Valley. New York City, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia are each within a 3½ hour drive from Lewisburg.
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Applicants should apply on line using http://jobs.bucknell.edu/. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Bucknell University, an EEO Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.
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