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Limited Term Instructor (Igneous/Metamorphic Petrology), University of West Georgia

The Geosciences Department at the University of West Georgia seeks an Igneous and/or Metamorphic Petrologist for a 9-month full-time Limited Term Instructor position beginning August 2018. We anticipate this position becoming tenure-track Fall 2019; candidates will be welcome to reapply for the tenure track position if it becomes available. Teaching duties include upper-level igneous and metamorphic petrology, introductory physical geology, and possibly additional courses depending on the successful candidate’s field of specialty and interests. Teaching load is 12- 15 contact hours per semester. Candidates must hold a Master's degree or be ABD in geology or a closely related field at the time of employment. Preference will be given to candidates with a completed Ph.D. The position includes a standard benefits package.

The University of West Georgia (UWG) is a comprehensive regional public university located an hour west of Atlanta in Carrollton, Georgia. Part of the University System of Georgia, UWG has a total enrollment approaching 13,000 students and is growing annually. The Geosciences Department consists of thirteen faculty in geology and geography and houses rock and fossil preparation equipment, petrographic microscopes, XRD, ICP-OES, variable-pressure SEM-EDS instrumentation and GIS teaching labs. More information can be found at https://www.westga.edu/academics/cosm/geosciences/index.php.

Applicants should submit a single PDF that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and contact information for three referees to igmetpet@westga.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University of West Georgia is an Equal Opportunity Employer; applications from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged. Questions may be addressed to Jim Mayer at jmayer@westga.edu.