Lecturer in Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Western Washington University - Bellingham, WA

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Western Washington University invites applications for a three-quarter (nine month) visiting teaching position with a required start date of September 16, 2013.

About the Department: The Geology Department offers BA, BS and MS programs in Geology, Geophysics, and Science Education. Information is available at http://www.geology.wwu.edu . The Geology Department is committed to the University’s strategic goal of recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, and welcomes applications from diverse candidates.

Position Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach courses in sedimentology and stratigraphy, historical geology, depositional environments, and introduction to geology (six courses total).

Required Qualifications:
  • MS or PhD in an appropriate Earth Sciences field at time of appointment
  • Ability to teach stratigraphy/sedimentology and historical geology
  • Ability to teach introduction to geology and depositional processes

Preferred Qualifications:
  • College-level teaching experience
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse student body

Academic Emphasis: Geology

Job Location: Western Washington University , Bellingham, WA

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Bargaining Union: United Faculty of Western Washington

Application Instructions and Requested Documents: Please log in and submit your application via WWU’s Electronic System for Employment (EASE). Note: you will need to be using Internet Explorer to use EASE.

Applications must include a cover letter outlining your teaching accomplishments with specific reference made to your ability to teach the courses described above. The application should also include a C.V., graduate school transcripts, and statements describing teaching philosophy and effectiveness.

In addition, letters of reference from two persons familiar with the candidate’s teaching and academic qualifications must be provided. Send the letters to the Geology Department or email them to the search committee chair (see below).

Other Information: Questions regarding this position should be directed to the search committee chair, Thor Hansen ( Thor.Hansen@wwu.edu ) or the Geology Department chair, Bernie Housen ( bernieh@wwu.edu ).

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