[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor Geology at Westminster College

Maura Hahnenberger mhahnenb at bruinmail.slcc.edu
Thu Aug 16 09:51:45 MDT 2018


Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah invites applications for a
full-time, joint teaching position at the rank of Assistant Professor to
work with high-achieving students in its nationally-recognized Honors
college <http://www.westminstercollege.edu/honors/?parent=261> and in its
growing Geology program. The teaching load consists of 24 credit hours per
year, split evenly between Geology and Honors. One of those course
responsibilities includes playing a leadership and teaching role in the
Geology program's summer field camp. In addition to summer field teaching
in Geology, we are particularly seeking a colleague who can teach some
combination of Sedimentology & Stratigraphy, Structural Geology, and
Geology of the American West. Teaching responsibilities in Honors may
include the team-taught seminars Science as Knowledge, Science, Power &
Diversity, Environments and the Space of Art, and
Data/Society/Decision-Making. The faculty member may also develop special
topics Honors seminars and new courses in Geology. The successful applicant
will be expected to mentor students outside the classroom, participate in
co-curricular activities, and serve on college-wide committees.

Westminster's Honors college has a thirty-year history of serving students
who want to challenge themselves in an alternative general education
program consisting entirely of interdisciplinary, team-taught seminars that
employ primary texts and a conversation-based pedagogy. 230 students are
currently enrolled in the Honors college, though that number is growing as
Honors embarks on a $13 million fundraising campaign. Honors students come
from all majors across campus, are academically successful (92% first-year
retention rate the past three years), and go on to successful careers
law, medicine, higher education, and business.

Westminster's Geology program takes advantage of the college's location,
where the Colorado Plateau meets the Great Basin, to offer students a
uniquely field-intensive liberal arts geology experience, culminating in a
six-week summer field camp. The program currently has approximately 25
students, two full-time faculty members with expertise in volcanic
geochemistry and invertebrate paleontology, and a staff member who provides
logistical support to the field camp. In recent years our students have
presented their original research at GSA, AGU, and NCUR conferences.

Appointment date: 1 August 2019


Maura Hahnenberger, PhD

Geosciences Department
Salt Lake Community College

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