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One-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Geoscience, College of the Holy Cross

The Department of Biology at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a visiting full-time faculty appointment in the area of Geoscience for the 2020–2021 academic year to begin in August, 2020. Visiting full-time faculty teach 3 courses each semester (a laboratory section counts as one course in the Biology Department). Courses will include Introduction to Geology with lab, a geoscience course for non-science majors, a 200-level geoscience course (possibly with lab) in the candidate’s area of expertise, and potentially a seminar in the candidate’s area of expertise. In addition to contributing to the geosciences minor, upper-level courses must contribute to our Environmental Studies curriculum and should appeal to biology majors interested in environmental science. Courses fitting these requirements include but are not limited to geomorphology, hydrology, oceanography, and paleoclimatology. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching informed by current practice and scholarship in the field. A Ph.D. in geology or a closely related discipline is preferred but ABD candidates in such fields will be considered. For more information about the position and our geosciences program, please visit our website:

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching philosophy and interests that includes titles and descriptions of the courses you propose to teach, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and two confidential letters of recommendation. In your letter, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or service might support the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit and

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit all application materials to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. For full consideration, please apply by March 16, 2020. Questions can be directed to Sara Mitchell at

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in Worcester, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.