Department ofGeosciences

Assistant Professor of Geosciences - Soft Rock Geology

The Department of Geosciences at Pacific Lutheran University invites applications for a tenure-track position in soft rock geology at the level of Assistant Professor to begin September 1, 2014. A commitment to excellence in teaching at a predominately undergraduate institution and a dedication to establishing a field-based research program that engages students are expected. Teaching responsibilities will include stratigraphy and sedimentation, an upper division course in one's expertise, the gateway course for the major (GEOS 201), and topical lower division geoscience courses. Participation in extended field trip experiences, the general education program, and mentoring senior capstone research projects is also expected.  Ph.D. in Geology or closely related field is required. ABD will be considered, but Ph.D. must be in hand by September 1, 2014.

Pacific Lutheran University is a comprehensive university of 3500 students that offers a challenging curriculum integrating the liberal arts with professional programs. Located in a uniquely scenic region of the Pacific Northwest, the university's campus is 40 miles south of Seattle and 40 miles west of Mt Rainier near Tacoma, Washington.  The university's mission is to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care.  PLU enjoys a healthy and progressive relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, serves a diverse student population, and endorses the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Submit application at https://employment.plu.edu/postings/2573. Required materials:  cover letter, c.v., statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and potential research plans with undergraduates. Three confidential letters of recommendation will also be requested by PLU upon application. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2013, but the position will remain open until filled. For questions or more information, please contact Dr. Jill Whitman, Chair of Geosciences at 253-535-8720 or whitmaj@plu.edu.