Paleonet: Tenure-track position in Environmental Studies, Davidson College

Karen Koy kkoy at
Tue Sep 7 20:47:51 GMT 2010

Tenure-track position in Environmental Studies: Geology/Earth Sciences

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Davidson College invites applications at the Assistant Professor level
for a tenure-track position in geology or earth sciences for a
newly-established major in Environmental Studies, starting in August of
2011.  A Ph.D. in geology, earth sciences, or environmental sciences is
required. Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate
teaching and a record of promising research. Teaching load is five
courses per academic year; expected range of courses will be two or
three courses in geology or earth sciences (at least one introductory
and one upper-level), one or two courses in environmental sciences, and
one course in interdisciplinary environmental studies (introduction or
capstone).  Desired fields of specialization include, but are not
limited to, climatology, geomorphology, hydrology/watershed management,
energy exploration, oceanography, paleontology, or soil science. 
Research interests specific to the southeastern U.S. are a plus (e.g.,
mountaintop removal, coastal erosion, fluvial ecology). 
The ideal candidate will be an excellent teacher and a promising
researcher able to work both independently and as an enthusiastic
participant in a dynamic interdisciplinary environmental studies

Davidson College is a highly selective liberal arts college located 20
minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina. Founded in 1837, the College has
a rich history and is situated on a 450-acre campus with an enrollment
of 1,850 students. Davidson is strongly committed to achieving
excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women,
minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the
college’s mission. The application review process will begin October 1,
2010; successful candidates will be invited to interview at the
Geological Society of America meeting in Denver in early November. 
Interested candidates should complete an online application at and attach a CV, a cover letter that discusses
teaching and research interests, and one or two significant research
papers or publications. Candidates must also request at least three
references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf.
Questions may be directed to Dr. Annie Merrill Ingram, Director of
Environmental Studies, at aningram at  For additional
information about the position and Davidson’s Environmental Studies
program, please go to: 

Dr. Karen Koy
Assistant Professor of Geology
Department of Biology
Missouri Western State University
Agenstein 201j

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