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Adjunct Instructor - Geology

Description of Job

The Department of Chemistry, Geoscience, & Physics at Edgewood College invites applications for adjunct teaching positions for the Spring 2023 semester. We are searching for a candidate(s) to teach GEOS 102: Physical Geology and GEO 103: Oceans and Atmosphere. The courses meet on the following days:

GEOS 102: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 PM – 3:50 PM
GEOS 103: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00 AM – 11:50 AM.

Teaching Assignments:

GEOS 102: Physical Geology (4 credits)

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.

GEOS 103: Oceans and Atmosphere (4 credits)

The oceans and atmosphere are deeply connected to one another and have a major impact on our way of life. In this course, we will study the physical materials, processes, and features of both, while acknowledging that climate change may be altering their effects on society. Students will consider the nature of change in Earth systems and how humanity is becoming a significant agent of such change. This course makes use of case studies, focusing on real world problems related to climate change, to explore the private and public questions you may face as a private citizen in the future concerning our planet's oceans and atmosphere. 

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

  • Candidates must have a minimum of a Master’s Degree in geology or a related field, PhD preferred
  • Experience working with undergraduates in the classroom
  • Access to a computer with internet connection to communicate with students and other staff.
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively with department peers and others on campus.

Required Knowledge and Skills

An enthusiastic, reflective approach to teaching is required. Candidates with a demonstrated ability to create meaningful collegial relationships with students, faculty, and leadership with diverse backgrounds and points of view will be given priority consideration.

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.

A completed application will consist of:

  1. 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
  2. a curriculum vitae comprised of at least those elements specified on the application form and including the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three individuals who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position

To apply:  Send completed materials to:

Edgewood College
Human Resources - PGOA
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
E-mail: humanresources@edgewood.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer