R2402-Assistant Professor, Mineralogy-Petrology, Department of Geology
The Bates College Department of Geology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position, beginning 1 August 2014.
PhD is required by the start date, and postdoctoral experience as a researcher, a teacher and/or in industry is preferred. The successful applicant’s teaching will include, across multiple years, our core course in mineralogy, upper- level electives that serve our major and related programs, an introductory course that satisfies general education requirements, short term, and senior thesis supervision. The candidate’s specific research focus within geology is open and may include fields such as petrology, geochemistry, volcanology, geochronology, mineral physics and chemistry, or mineral resources.
Bates has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary studies. We therefore seek candidates who can contribute to our interdisciplinary programs, particularly Environmental Studies, or who may have interdisciplinary ties to other fields such as physics or chemistry
Bates and the Geology Department are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus and the curriculum. We welcome applications from all individuals with the ability to contribute to the college’s continuing commitment to social and cultural diversity, inclusiveness, and the transformative power of our differences. The search committee expects applicants to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas and describe how their research, teaching, and outreach can further this goal.
Applicants should submit electronically, in PDF format, a letter of intent (including a list of potential courses to be taught and a statement about enhancing diversity in the department and at Bates), a CV, official or unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a teaching statement, a research statement describing future plans for involving undergraduates, and a one-page description of an undergraduate course at any level (intro to advanced) in the candidate’sarea of expertise. The course description should make clear its relevance to a general curriculum in geology. Please also arrange for the email submission of three letters of recommendation in PDF format. All materials should be sent to Nancy LePage, Project Specialist, 207-786-6480, at firstname.lastname@example.org and should include in the subject line the candidate’s last name and Geology R2402. Review of applications will begin 15 October, and all applications received between then and 15 December will receive full consideration. Recruiting and informational interviewing will occur at both GSA and AGU fall 2013 meetings. For more information about the department and curriculum see http://www.bates.edu/geology/.
Bates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Because the college recognizes that employment decisions often involve two careers, Bates welcomes applications for shared positions. Employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check. For more information about the college, please visit the Bates website: www.bates.edu.