Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Assistant Professor of Oceanography
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 09:54

Stephen F. Austin State University, Department of Oceanography
Posting Number: 0604601

Position Type: Faculty

Department: GEOLOGY

General Description:

This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position responsible for contributing significantly to Stephen F. Austin State University's undergraduate and/or graduate programs through teaching, scholarship/creative accomplishment and service. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. This is a security-sensitive position. Reports to the chair.

For additional information regarding position requirements, see Specific Job Requirements/Duties below.

Essential Job Functions:

1. Performs an equivalent of eight teaching units of work during the regular academic year; reduction of teaching load through reassignment of duties is possible under certain circumstances.
2. Engages in research/scholarly/creative and service activities at levels appropriate to faculty rank and departmental tenure/merit criteria.
3. Provides services to the university and the profession.
4. Participates in promotion review of lower-ranked faculty members within the department.
5. When tenured, participates in tenure review of candidates for tenure.
6. May conduct supplemental instructional activities, such as independent studies, internships, advising and thesis/dissertation supervision.

Non-Essential Job Functions:

1. May receive course-load reassignment when assigned administrative duties in support of the department/college/university.
2. May receive course-load reassignment when assigned to prepare course material during the first semester/year when included as part of initial contract.
3. May receive course-load reassignment when approved to engage in research or scholarly/creative activities and service that exceed normal expectations.
4. May supervise the work of student and/or graduate assistants.
5. May serve on departmental, college and university committees.
6. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Extensive knowledge in the field in which the individual will be teaching.
2. Ability to effectively teach undergraduate and/or graduate students.
3. Ability and commitment to conduct research and/or commitment to production of scholarly/creative accomplishments and service.
4. Ability to work within a collaborative faculty environment.
5. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
6. Ability to work effectively and patiently with students.

Terminal degree in the field in which the individual will be teaching is required. ABD candidates may be considered if Ph.D. is earned prior to start date.

Experience and Training:
The rank of assistant professor is held by an individual who demonstrates the capability to produce research/scholarly/creative accomplishments, teach effectively, and provide service to the academic and general communities.

Work Hours: TBD

Special Instructions: All application materials must be submitted online. Please upload (into one combined document) your unofficial transcripts and a Statement of Research Philosophy as the "Other Document."

Applications will not be considered complete until all documents have been received. Official transcripts will be required prior to interview.

Additional materials may be mailed to: Dr. Wesley A. Brown, Search Committee Chair, Department of Geology, Stephen F. Austin State University, Box 13011 SFA, Nacogdoches, TX 75962.
Review of applications will begin on January 17, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. SFA is an equal opportunity employer. This is a security-sensitive position and will be subject to a criminal history check.

Specific Job Requirements for this Posting: The Stephen F. Austin State University Department of Geology is accepting applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant (or associate) professor level with a specialty in petroleum geology. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in geology, or a related field with emphasis on petroleum geology, a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and a willingness to direct Master of Science geology graduate students in research. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in the petroleum industry. Additionally, applicants should have a strong interest in and aptitude for teaching summer field camp. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses, upper-level and graduate courses in the applicant's specialty, and occasional weekend field trip courses. Other expectations include research, university service and continuing professional development.

The university has an enrollment of about 13,000 students, with 633 full- and part-time faculty members (http://www.sfasu.edu). SFA is located in Nacogdoches, Texas, approximately 145 miles north of Houston and 150 miles southeast of Dallas. Nacogdoches (http://www.visitnacogdoches.org) is a city of about 30,000 located in the East Texas Forest Country. The Department of Geology offers the Bachelor of Science degree in geology, with options in general geology and environmental geology; and the Master of Science degree in geology. The department has approximately 100 undergraduate students and 30 graduate students, six tenure-track faculty positions, one instructor, one lecturer/lab coordinator and an administrative assistant.

In order to be considered for this position, candidates must complete an online application profile at


Supplemental materials may be attached when applying.

Contact Name(s): Dr. Wesley A. Brown
Ms. Shana Scott

Contact Phone/Extension: 936 468 3701

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Contact Fax: 936 468 2437


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