The College of Charleston Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences (http://geology.cofc.edu) is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor position.
The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Geosciences with research and teaching interests in earth history including paleontology, evolution, and paleoclimatology.
A candidate must be able to teach introductory geology courses, a capstone Earth History class, and be able to develop one or more courses in their research area. The teaching load is nine (9) contact hours per semester. The candidate is expected to develop his/her own research program and to seek external funds to support their research activities. A Ph.D. is required by August 15, 2015. To be hired at the Associate Professor rank, a candidate must have an extensive research record that warrants an Associate Professor rank and have the skills and background to become the curator of the Mace Brown Museum of Natural History. The museum houses an extensive vertebrate fossil collection from the Southeast that contains a growing collection of early whale fossils.
The Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences has over 100 majors and offers a broad array of topical and interdisciplinary elective courses in the geosciences. The Department also provides some of the core and elective courses in the multidisciplinary Graduate Program in Environmental Studies and the M.Ed. in Science and Mathematics. Collaborative opportunities are available with well-established faculty research programs including: geochemistry, coastal processes, environmental geology, geospatial sciences, hydrology, marine geology, natural hazards, sedimentary petrology, seismology, and tectonics. One excellent resource in the department is the Mace Brown Museum of Natural History, which has facilities for specimen preparation, preservation, and display. The Department is housed in a newly constructed science building.
Qualified applicants should submit 1) cover letter, 2) a complete curriculum vitae, 3) a statement describing their teaching experience and philosophy, 4) a description of their research background and research plans at the College and 5) contact information for three professional referees who will submit reference letters electronically through the online application system (http://jobs.cofc.edu) until 1/16/2015. Any questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Tim Callahan, at firstname.lastname@example.org or the department chair, Mitchell Colgan, at email@example.com.