I am pleased to share with you the advertisement for an Assistant Professor position in the Geology Department at Colby College, with details below.
Assistant Professor, Marine/Coastal Geology/Geochemistry
Colby College, Waterville, Maine
The Colby College Department of Geology invites applications for a tenure-track position in marine geology/geochemistry at the level of Assistant Professor to begin September 1, 2017. This position is part of a cluster hire in support of Colby’s new Environmental Science initiative. Colby requires strong, innovative teaching at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum and an active research program involving undergraduate collaborators. Ideal candidates for this position also will: (1) teach a 200-level, low-temperature-geochemistry or biogeochemistry course in addition to other courses in the Geology Department; (2) present ambitious research
plans focusing on the marine/coastal record of environmental change over 100–1,000,000-year timescales; and (3) strengthen collaborations between Colby College and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences on the coast of Maine (www.bigelow.org). There also are opportunities for collaborations with scientists at Colby and other nearby institutions including the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, Bowdoin College, and Bates College. A Ph.D.
is required at the time of appointment. The search committee is especially interested in candidates with diverse perspectives and backgrounds, and candidates who have a record of success advising and mentoring individuals from groups under-represented in higher education. Tenure-track faculty at Colby receive competitive startup packages and are eligible for a pretender sabbatical. Female U.S. citizens are eligible for a Clare Booth Luce Endowed Chair that provides additional research funding throughout their pre-tenure probationary period. Colby faculty are afforded professional travel funding, and can apply for divisional research grants and
summer research-assistant funding on a competitive basis. More information about the resources and instrumentation available at Colby and collaborating institutions can be found at:
Complete applications will include a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, three letters of recommendation, and reprints of recent journal articles. Please submit all materials via Interfolio at: http://ift.tt/2cXZ79V.
Applications received by November 30, 2016 will receive full consideration, but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Inquiries may also be directed to Marinegeo@colby.edu.
Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes
employment decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other underrepresented
groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of
sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website: http://www.colby.edu.