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Mineralogy & Petrology - Two-Year Teaching Post-Doctoral Position

DePauw University invites applications for a two-year teaching post-doctoral position in the Department of Geosciences beginning August 2019.  We are seeking a broadly-trained geoscientist with specialties in Mineralogy and/or Petrology to complement our existing strengths in sedimentology/stratigraphy, structural geology/tectonics, and environmental geoscience.  Candidates should demonstrate the potential to be an outstanding teacher in the liberal arts context, an active scholar in their field, and a contributor to a vibrant, student-centered curriculum in the Department and the University.  Evidence of effective and inclusive pedagogy is essential.

Ideal candidates will have the desire and the ability to teach courses at all levels of the curriculum, including first-year seminars, and to provide a balance of classroom, laboratory, field and research experiences for our students.  Candidates should have broad interests beyond their specialty.  We are especially seeking a person who can develop and teach environmentally-themed courses for both majors and non-majors.  The teaching assignment for this position is two lab courses and one non-lab course per year.  Candidates are encouraged to maintain a productive research program that involves undergraduate students.

The successful candidate will have access to the full range of available faculty development opportunities including teaching, writing, speaking and critical thinking workshops, funding for research and travel to professional conferences, mentoring by current faculty members, and summer stipends for course development or research with students. Department funds are available to support course-related field trips during the academic year and field-based courses during our January and May terms.

Candidates should submit the following material through Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/54222): a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page teaching philosophy, one-page summary of research interests, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.  In their application materials, candidates should demonstrate a commitment to fostering an engagement with a diversity of ideas and experiences both in the classroom and at the University.  Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  We will meet with selected candidates, if attending, at the 2018 GSA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, November 5-7, 2018.  Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Frederick M. Soster, at fsoster@depauw.edu.

DePauw University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer; women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.