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Assistant or Associate Professor, Geology, Colorado College

MISSION: At Colorado College our goal is to provide the finest liberal arts education in the country. Drawing upon the adventurous spirit of the Rocky Mountain West, we challenge students, one course at a time, to develop those habits of intellect and imagination that will prepare them for learning and leadership throughout their lives.

Colorado College is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning in August 2019. We seek a dynamic scientist and teacher with the following characteristics:
(1) Expertise in a subfield(s) of geomorphology/surface processes that includes, but is not limited to: fluvial geomorphology, glacial/Quaternary geomorphology, critical zone geomorphology, or tectonic geomorphology.
(2) An educational and/or research program that emphasizes field observations in conjunction with laboratory and/or modeling analyses. Experience with geologic investigations in the Rocky Mountains/western United States, and acquaintance with the geologic evolution of the Colorado Rocky Mountains are desirable.
(3) A strong background in and ability to teach geospatial and quantitative approaches such as GIS, numerical models, or geoinformatics, and to utilize novel measurement techniques, models, and datasets.

The successful candidate is expected to have research and teaching interests that can strengthen departmental connections with other science programs at Colorado College (e.g. environmental science, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics). The candidate is also expected to spend extended time in the field and the classroom engaging with highly motivated undergraduate students as both a teacher and mentor.

The College actively promotes an engaging and inclusive environment in which students and employees of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives can learn and work. Applicants should describe the ways in which they can contribute to this goal in their cover letter. Applications should also include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, a sample of scholarly publications, three letters of recommendation, and a graduate school transcript. A Ph.D. is required. One distinguishing feature of Colorado College is its Block plan, in which professors teach, and students take, one course at a time. Each block is three and a half weeks long, and professors teach six of the eight blocks in an academic year. Applicants should provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available.

Please submit application materials to by October 15, 2018. For more information, direct questions to

Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, disability, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.