Full Time

Assistant Professor of Geology

Posted 1 month ago by SUNY Oswego
Oswego, NY
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Location: Oswego, NY Category: Academic / Faculty Posted On: Wed Nov 2 2022 Job Description:

Description of Department:

The Atmospheric and Geological Sciences Department at SUNY Oswego offers students a wide range of unique and practical experiences that result in our graduates successfully finding diverse employment and acceptance to graduate schools after graduation.

Our students learn best from hands-on experience, and as a result, our students are regularly outside collecting data, making analyses and tackling real-life problems. The proximity to a diversity of world-class rock exposures and the regularity of exceptional meteorological conditions, combined with faculty highly active in research and eager to involve students, makes the undergraduate experience through this department one-of-a-kind. We believe that a strong classical background in the discipline combined with strong faculty student relationships make SUNY Oswego the ideal place to get a degree in this field.

The Department of Atmospheric and Geological Sciences at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a full time Assistant Professor.

Posting Date: November 2, 2022

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Compensation: Salary levels (https://www.suny.edu/hr/compensation/salary/) , commensurate with experience plus full New York State benefits package.

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. Click here (https://www.suny.edu/benefits/) for more information.

Date of Appointment: August 2023

Description of Responsibilities:

The Department of Atmospheric and Geological Sciences at SUNY Oswego is searching for a field-oriented geologist with broad geological expertise in either hardrock (mineralogy/petrology) or softrock (stratigraphy/sedimentation) or surficial (hydrogeology/geomorphology) geology, with the ability to teach and advise diverse students with interest in geosciences and geoscience education in the field and laboratory settings.

The position includes the following, depending on general discipline:

A. Teaching mineralogy plus optical mineralogy, physical geology plus lab, elective course in economic mineralogy with ore petrology lab, and participate in the geology field program, or

B. Teaching sedimentation and stratigraphy plus lab/field, historical geology plus lab/field, elective course in basin analysis plus lab/field, and participate in the geology field program, or

C. Teaching hydrogeology plus lab, geomorphology plus lab/field, environmental sustainability, an elective course in applied environmental geology, and participate in the geology field program.

The position includes the integration of geology students into an active research program in discipline, and advising research that will lead to the completion of senior theses. The position also includes the careful academic advising of geoscience majors.

SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan (https://ww1.oswego.edu/diversity/) . As such, the Assistant Professor of Geology will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.

Job Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

+ PhD in Geology in the specific discipline by the time of appointment.

+ Ability to instruct the discipline specific courses listed above.

+ Ability to conduct research and integrate undergraduates into the research program.

+ Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching and research experience in basin analysis, or economic mineralogy, or applied environmental geosciences.

+ Geology industry experience and/or experience in general Appalachian Geology or New York State geology is a plus.

At SUNY Oswego we value the diversity found in each member of our campus community and strive to create a community where that diversity is embraced and enhanced. Recognizing the strength of diversity, our mission is to foster an environment which respects, embraces and promotes cultural competence, civil discourse and active engagement in developing an inclusive and vibrant community of scholars who act as transformational agents of change and responsible citizens of the world. For more information see SUNY Oswego’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan (https://ww1.oswego.edu/diversity/) .

As a candidate seeking consideration you are asked to submit a separate statement specifically addressing how your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development. (Please see Application Instructions)

Additional Information:

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:

David Valentino, Search Chair at david.valentino@oswego.edu