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Geology Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Post Date: 11/08/2018
Close Date: 01/15/2019
Company:
Valley City State University
101 College St SW; Valley City, ND 58072
701-845-7401

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www.vcsu.edu

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www.vcsu.edu/jobs

Salary:
$30,000 - $49,999

Location:
Valley City, ND

Job Description:
The Science Department at Valley City State University seeks to fill a full time, tenure track faculty position.

The primary responsibility of this position is to teach a general education course, Intro to Earth Science, and multiple courses as part of the Environmental Science program. Some of these courses will include students from Biology, Biology Education, and Fisheries & Wildlife Science programs. This person will be an integral part of the Environmental Science program.

Main duties include:

Teaching courses in Intro to Earth Science, Soils, Environmental Earth Science, Hydrology, Environmental Contaminants, and other courses depending on the interest of the candidate and needs of the department.

Staying current with course content, evaluating teaching methods and working to improve student learning and engagement.

Advising Environmental Science Students and recruiting students to the program.

Compensation:
The salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications, and typically ranges from $41,000 (Instructor) to $45,000 (Assistant Professor) annually. VCSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including employer paid full family health insurance coverage, as well as TIAA-CREF retirement, tuition assistance, and much more. For more information, visit our Employee Benefits page. This position is a 9-month, full-time tenure track position. In some cases, summer duties may be arranged through an additional contract.

Application Procedure:
Submit all required materials online, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), contact information for three references, and unofficial copies of your transcripts. Reference letters will be solicited automatically from the references you list via email, for finalists only. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that correct email addresses are submitted for each of the three required references. Deadline for full consideration is January 15, 2019.

University and Community:
Recognized as a “Best College” by U.S. News for the past 21 years, VCSU offers one of the best academic values in the Midwest. VCSU was founded as a teacher’s college in 1890, earning a prestigious reputation for producing some of the best educators in the area. Since then, VCSU’s undergraduate offerings have continued to grow and now include a range of programs. VCSU offers more than 80 undergraduate programs in art, business, communication arts, computer systems and software engineering, education, health and physical education, language and literature, mathematics, music, science, social science, and technology education. An online Master of Education degree program is also available.

The 55-acre campus, one of the most attractive in North Dakota, is bordered on the south by a forested hillside and on the north by the Sheyenne River. Campus architecture features a graceful blend of historic and modern buildings. The entire campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a Historic District. VCSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The university is located in the southeastern part of the state in the city from which the institution takes its name. Valley City has a population of approximately 6,500 and is located 60 miles west of Fargo on Interstate 94, making the campus easily accessible both from the east and west. The location of the community lends itself to cultural and recreational activities, and the newly constructed Gaukler Wellness Center offers a variety of services to members.

Additional Information:
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Valley City State University encourages applications from minorities, women, and disabled persons, and pledges not to discriminate with respect to color, nation of origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, status due to receipt of public assistance, or disability as specified in Federal Regulations. Preference will be given to candidates able to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States. This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference procedure.



Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D or ABD in Geology or Environmental Science

Ability to work with others in a collegial and collaborative manner

Ability to teach the courses listed

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong desire to teach, knowledge of teaching methods, and excellent communication skills

Experience teaching, especially at the university level

Demonstrated proficiency with the use of technology in the classroom

Interest in creating undergraduate research and field experiences for students.

Contact Information:
Direct inquiries about the position to Search Committee Chair, Andre DeLorme. Email: andre.delorme@vcsu.edu, Phone: 701-845-7573. For accommodation or assistance in the application or interview process, contact: academic.affairs@vcsu.edu. For questions about the status of your application or reference letters, please email carolyn.holen@vcsu.edu.
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