Lecturer, Geology

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Lecturer, Geology

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Position Summary

SUNY Cortland is an engaged learning community that is committed to promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that an equitable, inclusive and diverse campus and curriculum are critical to our educational mission. Faculty are expected to maintain a routine presence on campus to support our Campus Values of Focusing on the Students, Integrity, and Intellectual Life and serve our Campus Priorities of Academic Excellence, Transformational Education, Well-being, and the Maximization of Resources.

Major Responsibilities
  • Teach a full-time course load of 12 contact hours each week; each semester.
  • Teach and assess learning in our Integrated Earth Science and Biology lecture and laboratory courses ( SCI 141). This course is a required course for students in the elementary education teacher-prep programs. The Lecturer will teach the Earth Science portion of SCI 141. The course is set-up to be team-taught with a lecturer in Biological Sciences. Eleven of the contact hours include 3 hours of lecture each week and 4 2-hour labs each week. The remaining contact hours will consist of either a 2-hour lab in a different course or supervising adolescence education earth science students participating in their laboratory practicum course.
  • Hold appropriate office hours
  • Participate in appropriate committees within the department and consistent with the department’s personnel policies.
Functional and Supervisory Relationships

Reports to the academic chair of the Geology Department.

Required Qualifications

A master’s degree in a field of science or science education is required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience with elementary education (as an elementary school teacher, or as an instructor of teachers); or in teaching introductory earth science or geoscience at the college or high school level.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for earth science in the classroom
  • Evidence of ability to develop curriculum that meets national and state standards for science education
  • Evidence of ability to integrate inquiry-based, hands-on learning techniques into the course
  • Evidence of ability to positively interact with students
  • Experience with both classroom and on-line instructional methods
EEO Statement

The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/ EEO / ADA ) employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.

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  1. * What is the highest earned degree that you possess? Please include the degree program.

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Documents Needed to Apply
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  1. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Professional References Contact Info. ONLY (minimum of 3)
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
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