Tenure track position – surficial processes

The Department of Geosciences at Wellesley College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor beginning August 2012. We seek an exceptional scientist, broadly trained in surface processes, who can integrate inquiry-based approaches to teaching undergraduates in classroom, field and laboratory settings, and maintain a funded research program in a liberal arts environment.

Geosciences faculty at Wellesley teach and develop courses at all levels of curriculum and integrate undergraduates into their research programs. We expect our candidates to have teaching experience (the design and implementation of a lecture/lab course for undergraduates), experience advising undergraduate research projects, and research experiences beyond PhD training.

A complete application package will include the following: 1) a curriculum vita, 2) a statement of both research interests and approach to incorporating undergraduate students in their research program, 3) one or two publications that illustrate the range and depth of scholarly activity, 4) a statement of approach to teaching along with documentation of prior success in the classroom and how their course offerings will complement our existing curriculum, 5) academic transcripts, and 6) three letters of recommendation. (The online application will request names/email address so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly.). All materials should be submitted through the online application system at https://career.wellesley.edu. If circumstances make it impossible to submit materials online, please email working@wellesley.edu. Dan Brabander, Chair, Geosciences Department will head this search. Applications will be accepted until October 20, 2011.

Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum.

Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.