Faculty Search: Lecturer in Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and/or Paleobiology

Posted on 03.17.2017
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The department began a nationwide search for a Lecturer in Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and/or Paleobiology in March, 2017, with applications expected in early April, and interviews in late April.  Applications will be accepted through the university's hiring system:


Here is the full text of the announcement:

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lecturer, Department of Geology

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 jrandell@illinois.edu. 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