Paleonet: Visiting Assistant Professor of Paleontology, Oberlin College

Karla Hubbard karla.hubbard at
Tue Nov 30 18:59:45 GMT 2010

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*Visiting Assistant Professor of Paleontology*

The Department of Geology at Oberlin College invites applications for a
full-time, non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and
Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of one year,
beginning first semester of the 2011-2012 academic year, and will carry the
rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.

The incumbent will teach a total of five courses in the general area of
Paleontology and Historical Geology including a topical introductory course,
an intermediate-level course in historical geology with laboratory, an upper
level course in paleontology with laboratory, and another course in their
area of expertise. Among the qualifications required for appointment is the
PhD degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic year
2011).  Candidates
must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate
teaching.  Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.

The Department consists of six faculty members.  We have about 25 majors,
with approximately equal numbers of men and women. Research facilities and
instrumentation include an outstanding fossil collection for both research
and teaching, the ability to process rock samples and make thin sections in
house, Trimble GPS total station, Trimble handheld GPS receivers, a scanning
electron microscope with an EDS analyzer, and XRD diffractometer, a large
format printer/plotter, and a computer lab equipped with statistical,
illustration, and ArcGIS software. All instrumentation is available for both
teaching and research. In addition, the College has yearly competitions for
small research grants.

To be assured of consideration, a letter of application, a *Curriculum
Vitae,* graduate academic transcripts, and at least three recent letters of
reference* should be sent to Karla Hubbard, Chair, Department of Geology,
Oberlin College, Oberlin OH  44074, karla.hubbard at, Fax:
440-775-8038, by February 11, 2011.  Application materials received after
that date may be considered until the position is filled.  Salary will
depend on qualifications and experience.  *By providing these letters you
agree that we may contact your references.

Oberlin College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a
strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that
supports equality of opportunity and respect of differences based on gender,
ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity and
expression.  Oberlin was the first coeducational institution to grant
bachelor's degrees to women and historically has been a leader in the
education of African-Americans; the college was also among the first to
prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.  In that spirit, we are
particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who would
contribute to the diversity of our faculty.

Karla Parsons-Hubbard
Chair, Dept. of Geology
Oberlin College
52 W. Lorain St.
Oberlin, OH  44074
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