Visiting Assistant Professor in paleoclimate/global change and geomorphology at Colby College
Colby College, Maine, United States
Apply before: 11 January 2021

The Colby College Department of Geology invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position specializing in paleoclimate, paleoceanography, global environmental change, geomorphology, surface processes, or related fields to begin September 1, 2021. The successful candidate will teach a sophomore-level course on Earth’s climate and paleoclimate history with a lab in 2021-22. The position can be extended for a second year if the successful candidate also is qualified to teach a sophomore-level geomorphology course with a lab in 2022-23. Other teaching duties may include introductory geology course(s) and/or upper-level undergraduate elective(s) in the candidate’s area of specialty for a total of four course equivalents per year. Our ideal candidate will be able to offer both field- and lab-based study of past environmental change and geomorphology in Maine to give students hands-on experience. The successful candidate will have access to instrumentation and facilities in the Departments of Geology and Chemistry for research and teaching. These include a powder-XRD, micro-XRF, SEM-EDS, CHNSO Elemental Analyzer, ICP-OES, petrographic and binocular microscopes, and sediment-sieving equipment. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who can teach and mentor a diverse student population.

Of interest for:
  • Terrestrial Working Group
  • Coastal Working Group
  • Critical Zone Focus Research Group
  • Coastal Vulnerability Initiative
  • River Network Modeling Initiative