Paleonet: Assistant Professor Position, Dept. of Geology, Utah State University

Norman MacLeod N.MacLeod at
Wed Mar 26 08:27:11 GMT 2008

This just in. Although the ad text does not specifically mention
palaeontology as a sought for specialty, applications from paleontologists
are encouraged and will be considered under the 'sedimentary systems'

Norm MacLeod


Regional and Distance Education    Department of Geology  UTAH STATE
051199    Position Title Assistant Professor - Uintah Basin Campus

Position Summary THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY in the College of Science at Utah
State University offers a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with an
emphasis on sedimentary systems, low temperature geochemistry, or petroleum
geology. The Geology Department has outreach programs within the Utah State
University system, as well as partnerships with other Utah colleges and
universities. As part of USU's mission to make its academic programs
accessible throughout the state, this position will be physically located at
USU-Uintah Basin Regional Campus in northeastern Utah.

This is a 9-month, tenure-track position. The initial appointment will be
approximately 70% teaching, 25 % research, and 5% service, but may be
adjusted in the future to meet changing needs of the Geology Department and
the Uintah Basin Regional Campus.

The Department of Geology
The Department of Geology at Utah State University prepares students for
professional careers in the geosciences and provides the background required
for advanced studies. The department offers BS and MS degrees in Geology and
Applied Environmental Geosciences and a PhD in Geology. Both BS programs
meet the curriculum standards established by the American Institute of
Professional Geologists. The department also offers the Earth Science
Composite Teaching Major in to prepare teachers of earth science at the
secondary school level. Requirements for the composite earth science major
meet or exceed the standards of the National Science Teachers Association.

Utah State University is a Research I (Extensive Doctoral) land-grant
institution with a student body of over 24,000. With 42 departments, 7
academic colleges, a school of Graduate Studies, and diverse research
programs. The main USU campus is located in the city of Logan, 85 miles
north of Salt Lake City, and is surrounded by the Wasatch Range of the Rocky
Mountains. Regional campuses are located in Brigham City, Tooele and the
Uintah Basin, with partnership programs on the campuses of Snow College and
the College of Eastern Utah.

This position will be physically located at USU-Uintah Basin, the largest
and fastest-growing Regional Campus in the USU statewide system. Located in
the northeast Utah, with classrooms and faculty in both Roosevelt and
Vernal, this campus has enjoyed a tripling of student enrollment in recent
years. Thanks to major donations from the community and ongoing legislative
support, work has begun on two new campus buildings. The Uintah Basin is a
region of spectacular scenic beauty, with recreational access to the Uinta
mountains, Flaming Gorge, and the Green River.

With the support of the Utah Legislature, USU has been provided resources to
support the delivery of baccalaureate and graduate programs in cooperation
with Snow College and the College of Eastern Utah. These USU degree
programs, taught by USU faculty, are being planned and articulated so that
students from partner institutions can seamlessly move from their associate
programs directly into baccalaureate programs delivered in those locales. It
is an innovative, collaborate partnership between the state's land grant
universities and its sister institutions in the Utah System of Higher

The Uintah Basin campus will open a new classroom facility in the fall of
2008, and we are currently designing a new $25 million research center next
door.  We anticipate that the research center will have a variety of
analytical resources, new labs, office space, and curatorial space if
desired.  USU has recently appointed a new dean for the Uintah Basin campus,
and we anticipate the development of several other new, privately funded
facilities in the near future.

Utah State University offers competitive salaries and outstanding medical,
retirement, and professional benefits. Women, minority, and veteran
candidates as well as candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
An affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, USU is sensitive to the
needs of dual-career couples and has a National Science Foundation ADVANCE
Gender Equity program committed to increasing diversity among students,
faculty and all participants in university life. Responsibilities
Responsibilities for this position include teaching undergraduate and
graduate courses in the Department's degree programs. Normal course
assignments will include Physical Geology, plus additional courses at the
undergraduate and graduate level. Many courses are taught in the evenings,
and some courses will be offered via Interactive Broadcast to USU Regional
Campuses and Centers as well as USU Partnership Campuses. Student advising,
supervision of senior theses, and service on graduate committees are
additional responsibilities. Research activity within the Uintah Basin
region is encouraged. Minimum Qualifications Minimum qualifications include
a PhD in the geosciences, evidence of ability to conduct and disseminate
geology research, and effective communication skills. Preferred
Qualifications Preferred qualification include a record of outstanding
teaching and research experience as well as the ability to develop a
research program focused on the Uintah Basin's sedimentary systems,
emphasizing petroleum geosystems or low-temperature geochemistry. Special

Instructions to Applicants Along with the on-line application, please
1. A letter describing your qualifications for the position
2. A statement of teaching philosophy
3. A current curriculum vita
4. Samples of scholarly work

James Evans
Professor, Geology
Utah State University
Logan, UT  84322-4505


Prof. Norman MacLeod
Keeper of Palaeontology
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD

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