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Adjunct Instructor for Geology

Description of Job

The Department of Chemistry, Geoscience, & Physics at Edgewood College invites applications for an Adjunct Instructor teach for Spring 2024 semester. We are searching for a candidate to teach the following.


Teaching Assignment:

GEOS 102: Physical Geology (4 credits)
Meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 – 12:00 

Physical geology is the study of the major physical materials, processes, and features of the Earth. This includes rocks, minerals, water, volcanoes, groundwater, soils, and so much more. By studying these topics, students will come to appreciate geologic features of their surroundings and how maintaining our standard of living depends on the Earth and its resources. This course makes frequent use of case studies, focusing on real world problems, to cover topics such as: the nature of science, history of the planet, and natural resources exploration. The topics raised in this course will prompt students to consider what types of questions they might need to ask when matters of private or public policy contain an important geologic component.

The class is taught in an integrated lecture/lab format with two class meetings per week lasting 3 hours each. This allows for flexibility in types of lessons taught as well as opportunities for field trips. The department has two dedicated vans to assist with transportation to desired field locations. 

Job Qualifications

Necessary Education or Work Experience

  • A master’s degree in geology or a related discipline; PhD preferred
  • Experience working with undergraduates in the classroom

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively with department peers and others on campus
  • Access to a computer with internet connection to communicate with students and other staff.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.

Other Qualifications

Edgewood College, a Catholic college sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence - the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values - truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To apply:  Submit a letter of application that describes the candidate’s teaching experience and interests, and that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description, curriculum vitae comprised of at least those elements specified on the application form and references which includes the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three individuals to:

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