Assistant Professor of Geology Position

The Geology Department at Middlebury College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in physical earth sciences beginning fall 2020. We seek a geoscientist with a background in quantitative approaches to Earth studies in a subfield that complements those of current faculty members in the Department. Areas of teaching and research interest could include, but are not limited to, marine, land, or environmental geophysics, geodesy, energy/mineral resource studies, geological hazard studies, glaciology, oceanography, physical climatology, climate system analysis and prediction, or ocean-atmosphere-cryosphere interactions. The successful applicant will be expected to teach both introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses, advise student research, develop a research program in their area of expertise that is suitable for undergraduate involvement, and contribute regularly to the college-wide curriculum, including the first-year seminar program and winter term.  Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching and scholarly potential.

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by September 30, 2019. Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces difference, with all the complexity and individuality each person brings. In your application materials, please provide a separate, one-page statement on inclusion that addresses how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might demonstrate a commitment to and/or evidence of engaging with issues of diversity and inclusion.

Through Interfolio ( submit: a letter of application addressed to David West, search committee chair; curriculum vitae; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; a statement of teaching and research plans; diversity and inclusion statement; and three current letters of recommendation, at least two of which must speak to teaching ability/promise. More information on the position is available at  The application deadline is September 30, 2019.

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Department of Geology

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