Paleonet: Paleobiology, Sedimentology, and Stratigraphy Lecturer Position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Malinowski, Jacalyn M jwittm2 at
Mon Mar 20 16:01:15 GMT 2017

The Department of Geology, in the School of Earth, Society, & Environment, invites
applications for a full-time Lecturer with research and teaching experience in
sedimentology, stratigraphy, and/or paleobiology. Significant fieldwork and laboratory
experience is desirable. The applicant should demonstrate excellent and innovative
teaching ideally in large and small classroom settings, field and laboratory
environments, and in-person and online formats. Responsibilities will include
introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses, supervision of graduate teaching
assistants and teaching collection curation. The successful candidate should
demonstrate success and enthusiasm in teaching and have strong interpersonal
skills. While the focus of this position is teaching, the candidate is strongly
encouraged to mentor undergraduate students in research.
For full consideration, applications must be submitted by April 10, 2017. We will
contact all references electronically within 1-2 business days to request
recommendation letters upon application submission; applicants should notify
references of this procedure before submitting their application, noting the deadlines
given above. Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. The preferred
start date is August 16, 2017. Salary depends on qualifications and experience.
This is a 9-month position paid over 12 months; the successful applicant could be
eligible to receive additional salary in the summer from additional service provided
through grants or summer teaching. The appointee will be evaluated annually.
Pending successful evaluation, the appointment will last for two years and may be
renewed beyond that, contingent upon availability of funding, departmental need, and
continued strong performance.

To apply, create a candidate profile through and upload your
application materials: a letter of application, CV listing publications, a statement of
teaching that includes evidence of teaching effectiveness and creativity, a statement
of research interests and the names of three professional references in a single pdf.

For inquiries about the position and application procedures, contact the Search
Committee through Jill Randell at jrandell at The University of Illinois
conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a
contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women,
veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information,
visit To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please

--If you would like a personal opinion and more information about the position, you can also contact me – Jackie Wittmer at jwittm2 at<mailto:jwittm2 at> –

Jacalyn M. Wittmer Malinowski, Ph.D.
Department of Geology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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