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Lecturer in Geosciences

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For a complete application please provide a cover letter, a list of three professional references, and a resume or CV. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Lecturer in Geosciences
Posting Number 201700076F
Proposed Annual Salary Range $36,000 full time equivalent
Position Type Faculty
Work Hours/Week 20
Description of Work Unit

The Department of Geosciences presently has fourteen full-time faculty members, offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, and currently has about 160 majors and 60 graduate students. In keeping with the mission of a Land Grant University, the program is known for its strength in field-based research, commitment to teaching, outreach to solve geoscience problems, and basic research programs in hydrogeology, geomorphology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, petrology, geochemistry, structure, tectonics, petroleum geology, economic geology, seismology, geophysics and geodynamics.

Tenure/Tenure Track? No
% Research 0
% Teaching 100%
% Service 0
% Administration 0
Open Posting Date
Open Until Filled Yes
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 05/10/2017
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/16/2017
Position End Date 12/31/2017
Position Summary

The Department of Geosciences at Colorado State University is seeking applications for a qualified instructor to teach GEOL 342 Paleontology in Fall 2017. This 3-credit course is taught on an irregular basis based on student demand. This is a half time position.

Required Job Qualifications

1) Demonstrated relevant teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
2) Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in Geosciences or related field.

Preferred Job Qualifications

1) Demonstrated record of teaching and/or research in Paleontology.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For a complete application please provide a cover letter, a list of three professional references, and a resume or CV.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Diversity Statement

Personal and professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by involvement in teaching, research, creative activity, service to the profession and/or diversity/inclusion activities.

Search Contact Richard Aster. Rick.Aster@colostate.edu

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching
Duty/Responsibility

Teaching responsibilities include instruction of one undergraduate course (GEOL 342) and accompanying lab. Paleontology is three semester credits with an enrollment of approximately 35 students.

Percentage Of Time 75
Job Duty Category Laboratory Work
Duty/Responsibility

Work with students on lab portion of course.

Percentage Of Time 25

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested
Maximum Requested

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's Degree or Ph.D. in Geosciences or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have relevant teaching experience at the undergraduate level?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. List of Professional References
  3. Resume or CV
Optional Documents