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Assistant Professor of Geology

Centenary College of Louisiana
Louisiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Geology & Earth Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Salary Band
Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Geology at Centenary College of Louisiana invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to begin in August 2022. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in geology or a related field with emphasis on surface or near surface processes, a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, and a willingness to supervise undergraduate students in research. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses and upper-level undergraduate courses in the applicant's specialty; the ability to teach a first level course in GIS is desirable. Other expectations include research, college service and continuing professional development.

With this hire, the department is committing to having students begin to address critical environmental and ecosystem problems in the southcentral states. Centenary is in a region with natural laboratories for the study of fluvial, coastal, and lacustrine systems. The Red, Ouachita, Atchafalaya, and Mississippi Rivers are all accessible as study opportunities. The college is an affiliate of the Louisiana University Marine Consortium (LUMCON) which provides access to research opportunities for both faculty and students.  The college also has access to significant historical collections related to the region’s petroleum production.

The department houses a Perkin-Elmer ICP-MS and shares a Hitachi SEM with energy dispersive X-ray capabilities with the Chemistry Department. The department also has a computer laboratory for GIS and other software applications.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 15, 2021. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Candidate materials should address experience and/or commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds and to advancing the College’s commitment to diversity. Official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a background check are required before a candidate can be hired.

To apply, send application materials to or:

Department of Human Resources
Centenary College of Louisiana
2911 Centenary Boulevard
Shreveport, Louisiana 71104
Fax: 318.869.5281

Centenary recognizes that diversity is essential to its goal of providing an educational environment where students explore the unfamiliar, invent new approaches to understanding, and connect their work and lives to the world at large. We thus welcome applicants who would add to the College's diversity of ideas, beliefs, experiences, and cultural backgrounds. EOE.

Centenary College of Louisiana is a selective, residential, national liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is a member of the Associated Colleges of the South.

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