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Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Multiple Disciplines, Department of Geology, Amherst College

The Amherst College Department of Geology invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with expertise in one of the following broadly defined fields:
• Climate Science and Paleoclimate; or
• Mineralogy, Petrology, and High-Temperature Geochemistry; or
• Structural Geology, Tectonics, and Geophysics.

We seek a colleague who is committed to excellence in earth science education in a liberal arts context with a record that demonstrates the promise of high-quality research and who is excited about involving undergraduate students in research projects. Today, Amherst College comprises a profoundly diversified student body; nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients and 45 percent of our students identify as domestic students of color. The College is committed to cultivating a challenging and inclusive educational environment, therefore we seek candidates who can teach, mentor, and inspire students of different sexual orientations, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, and religious and socioeconomic backgrounds. Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. We encourage applications from those who will offer rigorous, integrated classroom, field, and laboratory experiences for our students. Geology faculty teach three courses with labs per year, supervise students in independent research leading to honors theses, serve as academic advisor to geology majors and underclass students in general, support the activities of the Geology Department, and participate in the life of the College through service. The appointee to this position will regularly teach courses at the introductory level that engage a broad range of students and more advanced courses within their area of expertise for students majoring in Geology. Opportunities for teaching interdisciplinary courses are also available. The ability to direct writing, quantitative analysis, and research at all undergraduate levels is necessary. The successful candidate will be expected to sustain a dynamic and productive research program that is grounded in original observations and analysis of Earth materials and is conducive to substantive undergraduate participation. Start-up funds and other forms of institutional support are available. This appointment will begin July 1, 2019. Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. at the time of appointment; post-doctoral experience is beneficial. Applications should be submitted electronically via Interfolio We request a cover letter, curriculum vita, contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation, and a statement in which you describe your current research agenda, what you would like to teach to undergraduate students and how you envision doing so, and the background, experience, or interests that position you to support Amherst’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Review of applications will begin on September 14, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Applications completed by September 14, 2018 will be assured of full consideration. For more information about Amherst College and the Geology Department please visit our websites. Questions should be addressed to Professor Anna Martini, Search Committee Chair: