Earth Science - Full Time Positions

Department:  Earth Science                                                 Rank: Assistant Professor

 Specialization(s): Geology – Engineering Geology            Search #14-093

 Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

The Earth Science Department at Southern Connecticut State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in engineering geology to begin August 2015. We seek a broadly educated, collegial, field-oriented geoscientist with specialization in engineering geology or related geotechnical field (geotechnics, soil/rock mechanics, applied geophysics, economic geology, geohazards) and a strong commitment to teaching and research with students at the undergraduate level.

 The Earth Science Department at SCSU consists of five full-time and eight adjunct faculty who support a broad-based earth science curriculum with concentrations in geology, environmental earth science, and earth science secondary education (7-12). Details regarding existing programs and facilities can be found at

 The successful candidate is expected to develop a field-based research program that fosters faculty-student collaboration and will be willing to engage geotechnical workforce/industry related problems in the State of Connecticut. Reassigned time is available for research and other scholarly activities on a competitive basis. Teaching responsibilities may include introductory upper level courses in engineering geology and soil science for earth science majors, and general education courses in earth science for non-science majors.

 SCSU is a student-centered and intentionally diverse institution, and we regard student success as our highest priority. The candidate must be committed to teaching within a vibrant public liberal arts and sciences environment, and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, mentoring and research with undergraduates. All faculty at SCSU share in academic advising and participate in department/university service. Nominal teaching load is 12 credit-hours per semester.

 Tenure-track faculty at SCSU are expected to conduct creative activity/research in their area of expertise. These activities include, but are not limited to, research leading to publication of books and/or articles in academic and professional journals, efforts to seek funding in support of research and teaching needs, and contributions to workshops and conferences.

 Required Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in the geosciences or geological engineering is required at the time of appointment. Evidence of commitment to undergraduate teaching, student-centered research, and service.

 Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum of three years of college-level teaching experience either as an instructor or teaching assistant. Professional interactions with, or experience in, the geotechnical services industry.

 Application Process:

To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests and experience, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and contact information for three professional references to: Dr. Thomas H. Fleming, Earth Science Department Search Committee Chair, Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515. Screening of applications will begin on January 15, 2015. Position will remain open until filled.