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9-Month Full-Time Instructor Position, Mineralogy & Igneous/Metamorphic Petrology, Univ Alaska Anchorage

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage  seeks applicants for a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track position in the field of mineralogy and igneous/metamorphic petrology for the 2018-2019 academic year, with a start date in August 2018. The successful applicant will be required to teach up to 12 contact credits of courses per semester (lecture-based courses are 3 credits and labs are 1.5 credits). These include upper level courses in Mineralogy, Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology, and Geologic Field Methods, as well as other introductory or upper level courses or labs within the applicant’s expertise. We anticipate this position will be advertised as a tenure-track opportunity in Fall 2019; should this occur, the successful applicant may also apply for this permanent position if it becomes available.

The position requires a Ph.D. in geological sciences or a related field at the time of initial appointment and university teaching experience. The salary range for this position is $51,000 - $60,000, depending on experience. The position includes a standard benefits package. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, contact information for at least two references, and unofficial academic transcripts by email to Simon Kattenhorn, Director of Geological Sciences, at skattenhorn@alaska.edu. Review of applications will begin on June 18th 2018 and will continue until a suitable applicant is found.

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is the largest of three universities in the University of Alaska system, serving over 18,000 students in the Anchorage and satellite campuses. The department has 7 full-time faculty, 2 full-time lecturers, and approximately 130 undergraduate majors. Degree options include a BS in Geological Sciences and an MS in Applied Geological Sciences.

UAA is an AA/EO Employer and Educational Institution. Applicant must be eligible for employment under the immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and subsequent amendments. Your application for employment with UAA is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act. For more information regarding this position, please contact the department director, Dr. Simon Kattenhorn: skattenhorn@alaska.edu.