Job Opportunities

Petrologist/Mineralogist/Geochemist

The Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences at Lafayette College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position beginning academic year 2014-2015 with expertise in petrology/mineralogy/geochemistry. We seek a person with academic preparation to teach a two-course sequence in mineralogy and igneous/metamorphic petrology, and courses in geochemistry and introductory physical geology. Candidates must be dedicated to high-quality teaching and establishing and maintaining an active research program involving undergraduates. Applicants are expected to contribute to the College Common Course of Study and are encouraged to describe additional courses they may wish to teach.

Lafayette College is a highly selective private undergraduate college with academic programs and opportunities characteristic of larger institutions. The Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences has approximately 50 students across all class years and features small class sizes, hands-on laboratory and field experiences, and strong support for faculty research and professional development. The College is approximately 70 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia. Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, statement of teaching and research interests, vita, college and graduate school transcripts by uploading a single PDF attachment to the Application form linked to below.  The candidate should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted by their referees to the reference form below.

We will interview at the Geological Society of America meeting in Denver, CO; however, applications will be accepted through Jan. 15, 2014, or until position is filled.

Applicants should upload their application letter and CV by clicking the following link:

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Individuals asked to write a letter of reference for a candidate OR Placement offices asked to submit a packet of references for a candidate should click the following link:

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