Visiting Assistant Professor, Geology - Waterville, ME, USA

The Department of Geology at Colby College in Waterville, ME, USA, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position specializing in paleoclimate, paleoceanography, global environmental change, geomorphology, surface processes, or related fields.


The position would begin 1 September 2021.


The successful candidate will teach a sophomore-level course on Earth's climate and paleoclimate history with a lab in 2021-22.

The position can be extended for a second year if the successful candidate also is qualified to teach a sophomore-level geomorphology course with a lab in 2022-23.

Other teaching duties may include introductory geology course(s) and/or upper-level undergraduate elective(s) in the candidate's area of specialty for a total of four course equivalents per year.

Our ideal candidate will be able to offer both field- and lab-based study of past environmental change and geomorphology in Maine to give students hands-on experience.

The successful candidate will have access to instrumentation and facilities in the Departments of Geology and Chemistry for research and teaching. These include a powder-XRD, micro-XRF, SEM-EDS, CHNSO Elemental Analyzer, ICP-OES, petrographic and binocular microscopes, and sediment-sieving equipment.


The search committee is especially interested in someone who can teach and mentor a diverse student population.

A PhD at the time of appointment is preferred, but ABD candidates will be considered.


Applications close 11 January 2021.

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