Mineralogy/crystallography, Petrology, Economic geology, General geology, Precambrian geology, Volcanology
POSITION: Western Colorado University invites applications for a non-tenure-track full time faculty position in Geology in the areas of mineralogy and petrology. Teaching responsibilities include courses and labs in Earth Materials, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology and Introductory Physical Geology. Other courses could be included in the teaching load based on need and qualifications. The successful candidate will teach a 3 lecture/2 lab load per semester. Strong commitment to effective teaching, advising, service and professional development is expected.
The Geology Program at Western has over 50 students. Students have the opportunity to earn BS degrees in Environmental, General and Petroleum Geology as well as 2nd education licensure and Geoarchaeology. For more information on the Geology majors, visit our website at: https://western.edu/program/geology/
QUALIFICATIONS: A PhD in Geology or Earth Sciences with demonstrated research experience in mineralogy and/or petrology. ABD also considered for appointment. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education, excellence in teaching, and willingness to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse student population. Candidates must also be able to use technology in instructional delivery, including ability to teach online and hybrid courses. Collegiality and professional flexibility are characteristic of the department and would be sought in the successful candidate.
SALARY/BENEFITS: $43,000-$45,000 annualized salary. Western offers an excellent benefits package including shared premiums for a comprehensive health insurance plan, dental insurance, retirement plan, life insurance, and other insurance options. After one year of employment, Western provides free tuition for dependents enrolled full time in undergraduate programs for up to four years.
START DATE: August 2023
APPLICATION: Apply online at www.western.edu/jobs. Required attachments to the application include: letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, and a reference list with names and contact information of three references.
Please direct questions to Brad Burton, at (970) 943-2252; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Note: Official transcripts (unopened or delivered directly to HR) are required upon hire; copies/scans submitted during application will not serve the purpose of official transcripts upon hire.
Additional Information on Western and Gunnison/Crested Butte
Western Colorado University is a public institution with an enrollment of ~3,700 graduate and undergraduate students, the majority of which reside on the campus and in the community. With average class sizes of 17 students, faculty and staff share a strong commitment to inclusivity and personalized, immersive education. They are student-oriented, collegial, enthusiastic, and engaged in the campus and community. Western is committed to continual growth in regard to diversity, equity, and inclusivity and promotes participation in DEI initiatives from students, faculty, staff, and the community. Please see our diversity statement, and our DEI Committee charge.
The University is located in Gunnison, Colorado, a rural community 200 miles southwest of Denver and the gateway to Crested Butte, a world class ski community. K-12 students are served by the award-winning Gunnison Watershed School District. Both communities value the arts, quality of life, community-based wrap around services for children and adults, and continued personal growth and learning opportunities. At an elevation of 7,700 feet in the southern Rocky Mountains, the Gunnison Valley provides exceptional year-round outdoor recreational and cultural opportunities including summer arts and music festivals, mountain biking, skiing, kayak/rafting, rock climbing, hiking and camping… all within minutes of the campus.
Visit http://www.western.edu to learn more about the university.
An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets.