Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Northeastern Illinois University Earth Science Faculty Position Advertisement

Northeastern Illinois University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the Department of Earth Science.  Appointment begins August 2014. We seek a new faculty member with strengths in fieldwork with expertise in structural geology or geotectonics to provide students with important and necessary training in this area, and to complement and enhance the department’s focus on environmental geosciences.  The successful candidate will be responsible for revision and implementation of our field geology course to encompass our focus on environmental geology, while also providing a strong foundation in the basics of field geology.   Broadly trained structural geologists who can contribute to a variety of courses in the curriculum are especially encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate will have a solid background in geology and will teach courses in support of the department’s degree requirements, as well as courses for the general education program and First-Year Experience program, as appropriate.  The department encourages the use of innovative and effective pedagogies, and candidates must have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching in classroom, laboratory, and field settings.  The new faculty member will be expected to participate in student advisement, curriculum development, and service at the department, college, and university level.  The new faculty member also will be expected to develop a research program that will actively engage undergraduate students. A Ph.D. in geology or related field at the time of appointment is required; post-doctoral research or related work experience is desirable.
Northeastern Illinois University is a fully accredited public university serving more than 11,000 full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students in the Chicago metropolitan area. NEIU engages its diverse campus community in a rich environment of teaching, learning and scholarship. The University offers more than 80 academic programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences, STEM disciplines, education and business. Newsweek magazine has named Northeastern Illinois University the sixth best investment among all universities in the nation and number one in Illinois. The University also is recognized as one of the most diverse universities in the United States and is federally designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.  NEIU’s main campus is located on a 67-acre campus in a residential neighborhood on the northwest side of Chicago.  The University also has four satellite locations in the Chicago area including the Caruthers Center for Inner City Studies, El Centro, Chicago Teachers’ Center, and the University Center of Lake County.  For more information on NEIU, see

To apply for this position, send letter of application, transcripts, curriculum vitae with current e-mail address, statement of teaching philosophy and research plan in a single pdf file to Dr. Kenneth Voglesonger (  Also arrange to have three letters of reference (at least one addressing teaching effectiveness) sent to Dr. Kenneth Voglesonger at the same email address.  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. AA/EOE. Position is pending budgetary approval.

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