St. Lawrence University seeks a broadly trained structural
geologist/shallow-Earth geophysicist to teach courses in
geology/geophysics and its application to shallow-Earth studies. We
are particularly interested in someone who can develop one or more
general education courses emphasizing the application of
geophysical methods to contemporary problems and topics of
scientific inquiry. Teaching responsibilities will include a major
core course with a lab in structural geology with elective courses
in shallow-Earth geophysics, introduction to remote sensing, and
courses in the candidate’s area of interest. Core and elective
courses should include a field component and encourage students to
consider geophysical approaches to study and research. The
successful candidate will be expected to participate in the
University’s First Year Program, where students develop their
writing, speaking and research skills in a broad-topic course of
the instructor’s choosing. As a component of the standard teaching
load, engagement of undergraduate students through mentoring senior
theses and independent projects on original research is expected.
The successful candidate must be able to develop a vigorous
externally funded, field-based research program that includes and
supports undergraduate students.
St. Lawrence University’s Geology Department has a nationally
recognized program, which emphasizes broad training in geosciences
preparing students for a variety of professional careers in geology
and environmental science. Active Geology Club, American
Association of Petroleum Geologists Student Chapter, and chapter of
the Earth Science Honor Society, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, encourage
students to undertake professional activities at the local and
The successful candidate for this tenure-track assistant
professor position must have a Ph.D. in geology, geophysics, or a
closely related field with a background in shallow-Earth
geophysics, a demonstrated interest in fieldwork, and the ability
and intent to develop field-based teaching and research program
enhanced by interaction with students and colleagues.
Experience in a relevant industry or as a postdoc is preferred,
but not required.
Interested applicants must apply online at
uploading all required materials which are defined in the
“special instructions to applicant” section. Review
of applications will begin March 1, 2022, and continue until the
position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to
Dr. Alexander K. Stewart, Search Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist
successfully passing a background (including criminal records)
Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University
is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution
of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations.
The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and
prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a
compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and
understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the
planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and
beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to
make connections that transform lives and communities, from the
local to the global.
The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its
faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an
atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are
intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus
community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups,
as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in
a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence
University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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