Lecturer, Department of Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Department of Geology, in the School of Earth, Society, & Environment, invites applications for a full-time Lecturer with research and teaching experience in sedimentology, stratigraphy, and/or paleobiology. Significant fieldwork and laboratory experience is desirable. The applicant should demonstrate excellent and innovative teaching ideally in large and small classroom settings, field and laboratory environments, and in-person and online formats. Responsibilities will include introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses, supervision of graduate teaching assistants and teaching collection curation. The successful candidate should demonstrate success and enthusiasm in teaching and have strong interpersonal skills. While the focus of this position is teaching, the candidate is strongly encouraged to mentor undergraduate students in research.
For full consideration, applications must be submitted by April 10, 2017. We will contact all references electronically within 1-2 business days to request recommendation letters upon application submission; applicants should notify references of this procedure before submitting their application, noting the deadlines given above. Applicants must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. The preferred start date is August 16, 2017. Salary depends on qualifications and experience.
This is a 9-month position paid over 12 months; the successful applicant could be eligible to receive additional salary in the summer from additional service provided through grants or summer teaching. The appointee will be evaluated annually. Pending successful evaluation, the appointment will last for two years and may be renewed beyond that, contingent upon availability of funding, departmental need, and continued strong performance.
To apply, create a candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your application materials: a letter of application, CV listing publications, a statement of teaching that includes evidence of teaching effectiveness and creativity, a statement of research interests and the names of three professional references in a single pdf.
For inquiries about the position and application procedures, contact the Search
Committee through Jill Randell at firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu
National Park Service Geoscientists-In-the-Parks (GIP) Program
The National Park Service (NPS) is looking for students and professionals in the geosciences and other natural resource fields who want to use their natural resource science expertise to help the NPS to better understand and manage its natural resources.
The Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) program works with partners to match college students and recent graduates age 18 – 35 years old with short-term, paid, internships with the National Park Service. Participants may assist with research, synthesis of scientific literature, geologic mapping, GIS analysis, site evaluations, resource inventorying and monitoring, impact mitigation, developing brochures and informative media presentations, and educating park staff and park visitors. GIP positions can last from 3 months to one-year.
Participants selected for the GIP program have a unique opportunity to contribute to the conservation of America’s national parks. Upon successful completion of a project, participants may be eligible for an AmeriCorps education award.
Parks benefit from a participant’s knowledge and skills in geological or other natural resource science field, while participants gain valuable work experience by working with the National Park Service. Program participants must be 18 – 35 years old and a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident.
This program is run in partnership with the Geological Society of America (GSA) and Environmental Stewards™. GSA advertises the program, recruits qualified candidates, and manages the online application process. Once a candidate is offered a GIP position, Environmental Stewards enrolls them in the program, administers their payments and benefits, and serves as their point of contact throughout the program.
GIP positions for summer 2017 will be posted and opened to applications on or shortly after 1 December 2016. Application deadline: 2 February 2017.