[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor of Geology, Colorado Mesa University


Job Title:  Assistant Professor of Geology

Department:  Physical & Environmental Sciences

Position No.  F00103

Employment Type:  Faculty

Salary:  53,000.00 – 56,000.00.  Commensurate with education and experience.  Excellent health and retirement benefits package.

Application:  Submit a cover letter, resume or CV, statement of teaching and research interests, three letters of recommendation and a copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (If your transcripts include a social security number or birthdate, please redact this information before uploading the documents.  Official transcripts will be required upon hire).  Letters of recommendation submitted on behalf of the applicant may be sent to CMUJobs@coloradomesa.edu.

Application Deadline:  Open until filled.  To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by 2/3/2019.

Direct Inquiries Contact:  Robin Hood, rhood@coloradomesa.edu


The Assistant Professor of Geosciences will have a strong background in geology, and a specialization in ground water and/or fluvial hydrology.  This is a full-time tenure-track position. This position will support curriculum for the Environmental Geology track in the Geosciences Program.  Because of Grand Junction’s spectacular geological setting, field-based course activities are encouraged.  The Assistant Professor will also offer undergraduate research opportunities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Teach upper-division undergraduate courses that could include Hydrology, Ground Water, River Dynamics or a course in the candidate’s area of expertise.

Teach lower-division courses that could include Physical Geology, Field-based Physical Geology, Weather & Climate, Oceanography, and the general education course Water, People and the Environment.

Offer undergraduate research opportunities.

The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester; some assigned courses may be taught on-line, hybrid, or via distance delivery modalities. Scholarship in the discipline, involvement with advising and service to the department and profession are expected.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.



  • PhD in Geological Sciences with a strong background in geology, and expertise in hydrogeology and/or fluvial hydrology from an accredited institution.
  • Ph.D. required. ABD candidates considered, with an expectation that the doctorate will be completed by August 15, 2019.


  • Demonstrated teaching and research experience with undergraduate students.  Fieldwork and modeling experience are desirable as is the ability and willingness to help teach summer Geology Field Camp.

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