Lecturer or Visiting Assistant Professor at Department of Geology, School of Earth, Society, & Environment

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August 13, 2013

The Department of Geology, in the School of Earth, Society, & Environment, invites applications for a full-time Lecturer or Visiting Assistant Professor with research and teaching experience in sedimentology, stratigraphy, and/or paleobiology. Significant fieldwork and laboratory experience is desirable. The position requires an outstanding and innovative teacher in large and small classroom settings, field and laboratory environments, and in-person and on-line formats. Responsibilities will include introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses, supervision of graduate teaching assistants and teaching collection curation. The successful candidate needs to demonstrate success and enthusiasm in teaching, and have strong interpersonal skills. While the focus of this position is teaching, the candidate is strongly encouraged to maintain research activity.


Applicants must have completed all requirements of a Ph.D. by the target start date: Spring Semester 2014 (January 1, 2014) or Summer 2014 (June 16, 2014). Candidates with a Ph.D. in hand, a strong publication record, an active research agenda and a year of teaching experience can be considered as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Candidates with a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, teaching experience with minimal research experience will be considered as a Lecturer. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.

The successful applicant will be eligible to receive additional summer salary from research grants and/or summer-session teaching. The appointee will be evaluated annually. Pending successful evaluation, the appointment will last for two years and may be renewed beyond that contingent upon availability of funding and continued strong performance.

Application Process:

To apply, create a candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your application materials: a letter of application, CV listing publications, a statement of teaching that includes evidence of teaching effectiveness and creativity, a statement of research interests and the names of three professional references. To ensure full consideration, submit application materials by October 1, 2013. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Early applications are encouraged.

For inquiries about the position and application procedures, contact the Search Committee at jldrenna@illinois.edu

Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

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