Assistant Professor of Geosciences

Department: Physical & Environmental Sciences
Position No. F00058
Employment Type: Faculty
Salary: $51,000.00 - 56,000.00. Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package.

How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application by creating a profile and then providing personal and demographic information. In addition, please be prepared to upload a:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of teaching and research interests

Copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (if your transcripts include a social security number or birthdate, please redact that information before uploading the document. Official transcripts will be required upon hire)

Provide three letters of recommendation: May be emailed to

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Application Deadline: Open until filled. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by 1/21/2020.


This is a full-time, tenure-track position. The Assistant Professor of Geosciences will have a strong background in field-based, siliciclastic sedimentology. Experience or interest broadly in energy resources is desirable. The geology faculty at CMU have a unified core pedagogy involving year-round field-based education, and due to Grand Junction's spectacular geological exposures, field-based course activities will be highly encouraged. The Assistant Professor will be expected to develop and incorporate undergraduate research opportunities as part of CMU's campus-wide teacher-scholar model. This position will support the curriculum for the Geosciences track in the Geosciences Program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Teach upper-division undergraduate courses in Sedimentology and a course in the candidate's area of expertise. Participate in the summer Field Camp course.

Teach lower-division courses that could include Physical Geology, Field-based Physical Geology, Historical Geology, and the Geology of Colorado.

Offer undergraduate research opportunities.

The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester; some assigned courses may be taught on-line, hybrid, or via distance delivery modalities. Scholarship in the discipline, involvement with advising and service to the department and profession are expected.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.



  • Ph.D. in Geological Sciences
  • Ph.D. required. ABD candidates may be considered, with a requirement that the doctorate will be completed by August 31, 2020


  • Research expertise in field-based siliciclastic sedimentology with at least an interest in energy resources
  • Demonstrated teaching and research experience with undergraduate students

Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.

Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact the CMU Human Resources Office by phone or email. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed.

posted: 26 November 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.