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Assistant Professor of Paleontology

Colgate University
New York, United States
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jul 18, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Geology & Earth Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Geology at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in the area of Paleontology at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2020.

We seek an individual with a Ph.D. who is committed to excellence in teaching and research at the undergraduate level. Completion of the Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. The area of specialization is open but could include invertebrate or vertebrate paleontology, paleobotany, micropaleontology, paleoecology, or paleoclimatology. The successful applicant will teach introductory courses for non-majors, an intermediate-level Paleontology course for majors, as well as develop upper-level courses in their area of specialty. Participation in the Geology Department's summer field courses and meaningful involvement of undergraduates in research are expected. All Colgate faculty are expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.

A cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, and two reference letters must be submitted through Review of applications will begin September 27th, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. All applications should speak directly to the candidate's ability to work effectively with students across a wide range of identities and backgrounds.

Colgate is a highly-selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. The Geology Department comprises seven faculty, a senior lecturer, and a technician. Analytical facilities include SEM-EDS, XRF, XRD, ICP-MS, IC, AA, stable isotope mass spectrometer, micropaleontology lab, and geophysical equipment. Further information about the Geology department can be found at

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at



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