Thread: Assistant Professor Positions - Mineralogist & Atmospheric Scientist

Started: 2017-09-28 07:45:20
Last activity: 2017-09-28 07:45:20
Assistant Professor Positions – Department of Geology and Environmental Science – F1045 and F1046

The Department of Geology and Environmental Science at James Madison University seeks applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professors: Assistant Professor – Mineralogist (F1045) and Assistant Professor – Atmospheric Scientist (F1046). For both positions we seek colleagues who are committed to excellence in teaching and research involving undergraduates, and who will maintain active research programs. Successful candidates will provide evidence of their ability to work within a collegial scholarly environment. The department is especially interested in qualified candidates who have a demonstrated commitment towards building an equitable and diverse academic community. Both positions will begin August 2018.

The Assistant Professor – Mineralogist will teach mineralogy and is encouraged to contribute to the design of earth materials and environmental curricula. Teaching responsibilities will also include introductory general education science and upper-division geoscience courses. Preferred areas of research include, but are not limited to, mineral-focused studies in the critical zone, biomineralization, and low-temperature geochemistry. The ability to utilize existing analytical equipment and collections including the Mineral Museum in teaching and research is desirable. A Ph.D. in geoscience or a related field is required at the time of employment. If you have any questions regarding the mineralogist position, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, (min<at><min<at>>), Search Committee Chair.

The Assistant Professor – Atmospheric Scientist will develop a new upper division atmospheric science course, and teach introductory meteorology and other geoscience and general education science courses. Collaborations are encouraged with faculty in the department and in other STEM fields. The successful candidate will be expected to fit well into a geoscience program, and engage in programmatic efforts to strengthen and expand our environmental geoscience focus. A Ph.D. in atmospheric science or a related field is required at the time of employment. If you have any questions regarding the atmospheric scientist position, please contact Dr. Kristen St. John, (atmsci<at><atmsci<at>>), Search Committee Chair.

The department has 16 full-time faculty, 3 part-time lecturers, 1 staff member, and approximately 120 undergraduate majors. Degree options include a BS in Geology, a BA in Earth Science, and minors in Geology and in Geophysics. Our curriculum is recognized for its strong foundation in core geoscience disciplines, its breadth of upper division electives, and its emphasis on field study and on undergraduate research. We will be moving into new teaching and laboratory space in summer 2018. More information about the department, existing equipment, and the Mineral Museum can be found at

To apply go to JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1045 for the Assistant Professor – Mineralogist position and posting number F1046 for the Assistant Professor – Atmospheric Scientist position. Salary for both positions is commensurate with experience.

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