Assistant Professor in Sedimentary Geology

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 17 Oct 2022

Posting Details
Posting Detail Information


Working Title Assistant Professor in Sedimentary Geology
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Is this position eligible for hybrid or remote work? No
Posting Number 202200320F
Proposed Annual Salary Range $75,000 - $80,000
Employee Benefits
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Position Type Faculty
Work Hours/Week 40
Description of Work Unit
The Department of Geosciences has 17.5 tenure-track faculty positions (including this position). The department offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, and currently has about120 majors and 65 graduate students. In keeping with the mission of a Land Grant University, the program is known for its strength in applied and field-based research, commitment to teaching, outreach to solve resource management problems, and basic research programs in sedimentology/stratigraphy, petrology, geochemistry, tectonics, hydrogeology, geomorphology, Earth surface processes, petroleum geology, economic geology, seismology, geophysics, and geodynamics. The department engages in widespread interdisciplinary collaborations within the department, across campus, and within WCNR. The department maintains and/or accesses state-of-the-art computational facilities, near-surface seismic, resistivity, and ground penetrating radar systems, LIDAR, a Scintrex CG5 gravimeter, pXRF, TerraSpec infrared mineral analyzer, CL microscope, and a Linkam fluid inclusion microthermometry stage. Through recent collaborations, the Department also co-hosts several light stable isotope instruments. Other instrumentation available on campus includes a JEOL JSM-6500F SEM, a JEOL JSM2100F TEM, a PerkinElmer Elan DRC IIICP-MS, an ICP-AE, and an XRD.
Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes
% Research 40
% Teaching 40
% Service 20
% Administration 0
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 10/17/2022
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/16/2023
Position End Date
Position Summary
We seek an enthusiastic Geoscientist to expand our educational offerings in Sedimentary Geology, and to build a strong research program in an area that complements existing subdisciplines in the field of Sedimentary Geology, but applicants with complementary interdisciplinary foci are encouraged to apply. 
Teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate level in Sedimentology, Sedimentological Processes, and Geology, including in field and laboratory skills: Advising graduate students at the MS and PhD level in areas of specialization. Active research and scholarly activity in areas of specialization, including: external grant support and management of research funding, collaboration with internal and external groups, national and international dissemination of research. Engagement and service with the department and wider geosciences communities.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Required Job Qualifications
1) Ph.D. in Geology or closely related field at time of appointment.
2) Demonstrated experience in research and associated activities with a primary focus on Sedimentary Geology.
3) Research interests that complement and enhance existing departmental strengths, and that catalyze new interdisciplinary directions.
4) Commitment to teaching excellence in areas of Sedimentary Geology that strengthen the department’s offerings.
5) Commitment to inclusive excellence in the department and institution
Preferred Job Qualifications
1) Demonstrated excellence in geoscience education and teaching.
2) Willingness to develop field education in the department
3) Interest and potential in developing sedimentological and associated research facilities in the Department and University.
4) Interest and potential in developing new research collaborations that strengthen regional, national, and international linkages in the department, and partnerships with industry and/or agencies.
5) Demonstrated ability to obtain and manage external research funding.
6) An established or promising peer-review publication record.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Application materials consist of the following
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research Philosophy
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Broader Impacts, including Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • Names and contact information for four references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. Letters of recommendation will be requested from references of those moving forward to a semifinalist interview.

Application materials of finalist candidates, including letters of recommendation, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Geosciences
Colorado State University has mandated vaccinations against COVID-19. Faculty and staff are required to submit their vaccine status or declare and exemption.
Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
EEO Statement
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu .
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu .
The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu .
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .
Diversity Statement
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Search Contact William Sanford, William.Sanford@colostate.edu

Essential Duties


Job Duty Category Research
Duty/Responsibility
Build and sustain an internationally recognized, innovative, and externally funded research program in sedimentary geology.
Percentage Of Time 40
Job Duty Category Outreach and Service
Duty/Responsibility
Service to department; Participation in faculty governance; Service to profession, and broader engagement.
Percentage Of Time 20
Job Duty Category Teaching
Duty/Responsibility
Undergraduate and graduate teaching in areas of expertise: Undergraduate and Graduate student advising
Percentage Of Time 40

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