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Assistant Professor Environmental and Engineering Geology

Employer
Radford University
Location
Radford, Virginia
Salary
Salary commensurate with experience
Date posted
Jan 19, 2024

The Department of Geology at Radford University invites applications for a tenure-track teaching and research position in Geology at the rank of Assistant Professor to start Fall 2024. We seek candidates who are committed to the teacher-scholar model. The Geology Department offers concentrations in Engineering and Environmental Geosciences, General Geology, and Earth Sciences (teacher preparation) and has a strong focus on outstanding undergraduate teaching in small classes. Faculty are expected to maintain an active research program that includes undergraduate student participation and mentoring. Faculty also contribute to university, college, and departmental service.

Teaching responsibilities may include upper-level undergraduate classes for geology majors in the candidate’s area of expertise and introductory classes for non-majors. We seek candidates with a broad range of expertise, but special consideration will be given to those with experience in the environmental and engineering geology specialty with practical experience in tools such as unmanned aerial vehicles and GIS. Secondary areas of need are in igneous and metamorphic petrology and structural geology.

 

Required qualifications include a Ph.D in geology or related field, completed before August 2024. Previous teaching experience, for example – as an Assistant Professor, Instructor/Lecturer, or GTA is required. Additional considerations may include post-doctoral and/or industry experience.

 

Our department is looking for candidates who:
• have experience in or are able to teach courses in engineering and environmental geology and/or uncrewed aerial systems and bring complementary experience to the department; certification in FAA-part 107 is preferred but not necessary.
• have experience and/or interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
• are committed to a teacher-scholar model, demonstrate the potential for outstanding teaching with a diverse student body, and maintain a productive research program with a commitment to mentoring undergraduate students.

Interested candidates should apply at https://jobs.radford.edu/postings/13896 and submit a letter of application describing your background and potential contributions to the department; curriculum vitae; a two-page statement on your teaching philosophy, including examples of your teaching effectiveness and addressing how you promote diversity, equity, and inclusion; names and contact information for three professional references; and copies of graduate transcripts. Successful candidates will be required to provide official transcripts.

 

Radford University is located in the Valley and Ridge of the Appalachian Mountains in the New River Valley and is ideally located for its diverse geology. This creates an excellent setting for extensive and varied field experiences for students and for abundant research possibilities. Radford University is a student-focused institution offering 76 bachelor’s degree programs in 47 disciplines, two associate degrees, and six certificates at the undergraduate level; 28 master’s programs in 23 disciplines and six doctoral programs at the graduate level; and 17 post-baccalaureate certificates and one post-master’s certificate preparing approximately 7,500 students to become successful and productive leaders in the community. The main Radford University campus is 40 miles from Roanoke, Virginia.  Please visit the Radford University website at http://www.radford.edu.

 

In 2022, the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education elevated Radford University to the Doctoral/Professional classification due to the increased number of doctoral degrees awarded. Radford University was recently recognized among the top National Universities by the U. S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Colleges report. In addition, Radford University was recognized as one of the “Best Regional Universities in the Southeast” by the Princeton Review in 2023. Radford University was also recognized as one of the Best Colleges of Public Distinction for 2022-2023.

 

Radford University does not discriminate with regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, national origin, religion, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational programs, activities, admission or employment practices.

The Department of Geology at Radford University invites applications for a tenure-track teaching and research position in Geology at the rank of Assistant Professor to start Fall 2024. We seek candidates who are committed to the teacher-scholar model. The Geology Department offers concentrations in Engineering and Environmental Geosciences, General Geology, and Earth Sciences (teacher preparation) and has a strong focus on outstanding undergraduate teaching in small classes. Faculty are expected to maintain an active research program that includes undergraduate student participation and mentoring. Faculty also contribute to university, college, and departmental service.

Teaching responsibilities may include upper-level undergraduate classes for geology majors in the candidate’s area of expertise and introductory classes for non-majors. We seek candidates with a broad range of expertise, but special consideration will be given to those with experience in the environmental and engineering geology specialty with practical experience in tools such as unmanned aerial vehicles and GIS. Secondary areas of need are in igneous and metamorphic petrology and structural geology.
Required qualifications include a Ph.D in geology or related field, completed before August 2024. Previous teaching experience, for example – as an Assistant Professor, Instructor/Lecturer, or GTA is required. Additional considerations may include post-doctoral and/or industry experience.
Our department is looking for candidates who:
• have experience in or are able to teach courses in engineering and environmental geology and/or uncrewed aerial systems and bring complementary experience to the department; certification in FAA-part 107 is preferred but not necessary.
• have experience and/or interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
• are committed to a teacher-scholar model, demonstrate the potential for outstanding teaching with a diverse student body, and maintain a productive research program with a commitment to mentoring undergraduate students.

Interested candidates should apply at https://jobs.radford.edu/postings/13896 and submit a letter of application describing your background and potential contributions to the department; curriculum vitae; a two-page statement on your teaching philosophy, including examples of your teaching effectiveness and addressing how you promote diversity, equity, and inclusion; names and contact information for three professional references; and copies of graduate transcripts. Successful candidates will be required to provide official transcripts.
Radford University is located in the Valley and Ridge of the Appalachian Mountains in the New River Valley and is ideally located for its diverse geology. This creates an excellent setting for extensive and varied field experiences for students and for abundant research possibilities. Radford University is a student-focused institution offering 76 bachelor’s degree programs in 47 disciplines, two associate degrees, and six certificates at the undergraduate level; 28 master’s programs in 23 disciplines and six doctoral programs at the graduate level; and 17 post-baccalaureate certificates and one post-master’s certificate preparing approximately 7,500 students to become successful and productive leaders in the community. The main Radford University campus is 40 miles from Roanoke, Virginia.  Please visit the Radford University website at http://www.radford.edu.

In 2022, the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education elevated Radford University to the Doctoral/Professional classification due to the increased number of doctoral degrees awarded. Radford University was recently recognized among the top National Universities by the U. S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Colleges report. In addition, Radford University was recognized as one of the “Best Regional Universities in the Southeast” by the Princeton Review in 2023. Radford University was also recognized as one of the Best Colleges of Public Distinction for 2022-2023.

Radford University does not discriminate with regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, national origin, religion, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational programs, activities, admission or employment practices.

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