Geology: Assistant Professor

The Macalester College Department of Geology invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in the broadly defined areas of structural geology, geophysics, and/or energy and natural resources, to begin in Fall 2015. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences or a related field. The successful candidate will teach courses across the undergraduate Geology curriculum, including an upper level course in Structural Geology and one of the core introductory geology courses. Other possible courses could include Tectonics and Mountain Building, Geophysics, Metamorphic Petrology, Mineral Resources, or Economic Geology, and the candidate will be encouraged to develop courses related to their specific interests and expertise. Demonstrated success in teaching and collaborative research at the undergraduate level is desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain their scholarly work and conduct research with undergraduates. The ability to enhance the diversity of the department and serve as a role model for women and/or underrepresented students is considered an asset. Current strengths in the department include paleobiology, sedimentary geology, geochemistry and petrology, surface processes, and paleoclimate. More information about the department can be found at

In order to apply, please submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position, a teaching statement, a research statement, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Kelly MacGregor, Chair, (email: Screening of applications will begin October 3, 2014. Department faculty hope to meet with applicants at the Geological Society of America Meeting in Vancouver in mid-October. On campus interviews will likely be held in early November.

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester's diverse student body comprises over 1900 undergraduates from 49 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. We are especially interested in applicants dedicated to excellence in teaching and research/creative activity within a liberal arts college community. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.