Affiliate Professor of Geology
Grand Valley State University
The Geology Department invites applicants for a full-time, non-tenure-track Affiliate faculty position, starting in the 2012-2013 academic year. We seek a creative and dynamic educator who can model effective pedagogy in geoscience content courses for K-8 preservice teachers and teach introductory geology courses as part of the general education program. We require at least a M.S. in Geosciences or Geoscience Education with demonstrated interest and experience with K-12 science education and a strong earth science background.
The teaching load will vary, drawing from geoscience content courses for K-8 preservice science teachers, (GEO 201, 202, 203), elementary education majors (SCI 225 – integrated life/earth science), and introductory geology courses, some with labs and/or large lectures (GEO 100, 105, 111). Many of these courses involve field trips or field experiences. The teaching load is typically 15 hours per semester. The position requires coordination and collaboration with Geology and Integrated Science faculty. This is a renewable position with an initial contract for 1 year.
We are particularly interested in creative educators who will contribute new activities and field experiences to those already developed by department faculty. We will encourage the successful candidate to work or form partnerships with local schools, participate in local or regional informal education activities, or participate in professional activities with students.
The Geology Department includes 11 tenure-track faculty and ~100 majors (Geology, Geology-Chemistry, Earth Science) and serves ~200 Integrated Science majors. The department values field experiences and collegial faculty-student interactions (see www.gvsu.edu/geology and www.gvsu.edu/isci).Candidates should apply online at www.gvsujobs.org. Attach a letter of application, vitae, statements of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for at least three references familiar with your teaching and experience. Questions can be directed to Dr. Ginny Peterson, Department of Geology, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401 (petersvi@xxxxxxxx) (616-331-3728). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on January 9, 2011. We strive to build a diverse and equitable community of scholars and teachers in our department and encourage all qualified applicants to apply regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, disability and/or national origin. Grand Valley is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.
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