Announcement: Geomorphology Full-time Visiting Position

Geomorphology Full-time Visiting Position

The Albion College Department of Geological Sciences anticipates hiring a one-year full-time Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August 2015, pending budgetary approval.  The position has the potential of renewal for a second year.  The candidate will preferably have completed a Ph.D. in geology prior to the date of appointment, although ABD candidates will be considered.   Applicants must have research and teaching experience in the areas of surficial geology/geomorphology.  The candidate may also teach an advanced course on glaciers and climate change, or on another topic.  The teaching load is two courses (lectures and labs) per semester and typically includes an advanced and an introductory course.  The candidate will be expected to assist and mentor undergraduates in research and participate in other department activities.


The Department of Geological Sciences offers majors in both Geology and Earth Science and minors in GIS, Environmental Geology, Geology, and Paleontology and currently has about 40 majors and 20 minors.  The department is well equipped with seven teaching laboratories, analytical equipment, geology shop facilities, as well as extensive GPS, surveying, data-logging, and other field equipment.  The dedicated R.G. Clark GIS and Remote Sensing Laboratory has 16 workstations, featuring the latest versions of ArcGIS and ENVI software.


Candidates should submit a CV, documentation of teaching excellence and experience, statement of undergraduate teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference to:  Dr. Beth Lincoln, Search Chair, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Albion College, Albion, Michigan, 49224.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting as soon as possible, until the position is filled.  


Albion College is a private liberal arts college of approximately 1300 students. It is situated in a culturally diverse community in south-central Michigan within an hour’s drive of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Western Michigan University. Albion is dedicated to the highest quality in undergraduate education and committed to diversity as a core institutional value.  The College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability, as protected by law, in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.  For more information about the College, our new science building and our unique scholarly environment, please visit our website at 

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