Assistant Professor of Geology | Vertebral Paleontology Preference

  • Position: Assistant Professor of Geology
  • Employer: Sul Ross State University, Texas (USA)
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. required. Preference given for specialization in Tectonic Geomorphology, Vertebrate Paleontology, and/or Igneous Petrology.
  • Location: Alpine, Texas
  • Application Deadline: the position is available until fulfillement
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Offer full description:

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Geology. Tenure-track position

Location: Alpine

Department: Biological Geo Phy Sciences

Posting Date: 03/30/2017

End Date: Until Filled

Salary: $47,500

Required: Ph.D. required. Must be able to teach a broad range of courses in Geology and related fields.
Preferred Preference given for specialization in Tectonic Geomorphology, Vertebrate Paleontology, and/or Igneous Petrology.

Primary Responsibilities: Teach 12 semester credit hours (four courses) per semester. The likely teaching load will a physical geology section, one or two advanced undergraduate geology class in ones field, and a graduate class per semester. Position is Security Sensitive.

Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times.

Other Information: Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.

It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

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About SRSU: The Department of Biology, Geology, and Physical Sciences offers BS and MS degrees in biology, chemistry, and geology. The graduate programs in Biology and Geology enrolls approximately thirty students each, primarily thesis seeking. Although research is encouraged, excellence in classroom instruction is the first priority of the department. Further information available on the department website (

Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas (, is in the Scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students on campus in Alpine, Texas. At an elevation of 4,480 feet, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountain State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park, and Guadalupe National Park are all within one to three hours driving distance from Alpine. More information is available regarding Sul Ross State University and position openings through our website (

Instructions to applicants: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, completed Sul Ross Faculty Application, and three original letters of reference sent to Human Resources at
Application form is available on the “employment

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Applicant Documents:
Required Documents
1. Cover Letter
2. Transcripts
3. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
1. Resume
2. Transcript 2
3. Transcript 3
4. Transcript 4

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Lurdes Fonseca

Assistant Professor and Researcher at University of Lisbon
Sociologist (PhD), Paleontologist (Researcher in Micropaleontology), Majors in Sociology and Biology, Minor in Geology. Main interests in Paleontology: Microfossils, Molecular fossils, Paleobiology and Paleoecology. (read more about me)