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Assistant Professor of Sedimentology, Colorado Mesa University

The Geosciences Program in the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at Colorado Mesa University (CMU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2020. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences (by August 31, 2020) and a strong background in field-based siliciclastic sedimentary geology. Experience or at least a strong interest in energy resources is desirable. The geology faculty at CMU have a unified core pedagogy involving year-round field-based education, and due to Grand Junction’s spectacular geological exposures, field-based course activities will be highly encouraged. The Assistant Professor will be expected to develop & incorporate undergraduate research opportunities as part of CMU’s campus-wide teacher-scholar model. Success in the position will include four components: (i) teaching 12 credit hours per semester, (ii) offering research opportunities to undergraduate students, (iii) advising, and (iv) participation in service to the program, university, and broader geological community. Upper-division undergraduate course teaching responsibilities will include Sedimentology and a course in the candidate’s area of expertise. Participation in our summer Field Camp course is desirable. Introductory-course teaching responsibilities may come through our existing courses in Physical Geology, Field-based Physical Geology, Historical Geology, and Geology of Colorado. Demonstrated teaching and research experience with undergraduate students is desirable.

The Geosciences Program at Colorado Mesa University consists of ~70 undergraduate majors, 6 tenure-track faculty and 1 full-time instructor. More information about the Geosciences Program and faculty can be found at

Direct inquiries to Andres Aslan at 970-248-1614 or at

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Letters of recommendation submitted on behalf of the applicant may be sent to

Review of applications will begin January 21, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.