Thursday, August 7, 2008

New 'paleo' job listing

"Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a tenure-track position of Associate Professor for the Department of Geology to begin September 1, 2009.

We seek a broadly trained earth scientist with an established record of excellence in teaching and research in the general areas of paleontology and sedimentology/stratigraphy, with a sincere interest in undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting. Strong preference will be given to candidates qualified for an associate professor level appointment, candidates with significant experience at the assistant professor level will also be considered.

Primary responsibilities will include teaching courses in paleontology, sedimentology/stratigraphy, and historical geology as well as sharing in the introductory course. The development of additional courses (including January Term courses with opportunity for significant travel) related to the candidate's specialty is encouraged. Undergraduate research is a requirement of the Geology major at Gustavus, and the candidate is expected to help initiate and supervise student theses in the general "soft rock" area.

The Geology Department at Gustavus Adolphus College consists of three full-time members. The Department is committed to providing a curriculum for our majors that is field- and research-oriented, and also contributes significantly to the general education program of the College. As part of our diversity initiative, we are particularly interested in candidates with experiences and interests in culturally diverse groups or settings.

To apply, send letter of application stating qualifications, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, transcripts (photocopies acceptable), and names of three to five professional references to:

Dr. James Welsh, Chair
Department of Geology
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 West College Avenue
Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498

For more details, visit the department web site at: or contact Dr. James Welsh at 507-933-7335 or Review of applications will begin on October 15, and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held at the national GSA Meeting in Houston.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2500 students.

Application Information

Postal Address: Dr. James Welsh, Chair
Department of Geology
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 West College Avenue
St. Peter, MN 56082
Phone: 507-933-7335


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

it is always good to hear about jobs opening in the field. BTW I was asked on the forum for advice that you might be able to give as I'm not so familiar with the work's world of the paleontologist
He is asking about future jobs in the field and I'd love to give him more complete answer