McMaster University

McMaster University

Academic Posting in the Faculty of Science

School of Geography and Earth Sciences

Assistant Professor - Contractually Limited Appointment

The School of Geography & Earth Sciences and the Arts & Science Program at McMaster Univeristy invite applications for a three-year contractually limited appointment, effective July 1, 2013, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The CLA appointee will contribute teaching to the School of Geography & Earth Sciences (SGES) and the Arts & Science Program, and will work as an Educational Consultant in McMaster's Centre for Leadership in Learning (CLL).

Duties will focus on pedagogical activities and the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) within CLL, and will also include active involvement in undergraduate classroom instruction. In order to meet identified teaching needs, the position will be housed within the School of Geography & Earth Sciences in the Faculty of Science and will contribute 6 units of teaching to SGES or the Integrated Science (iSci) program and 6 units of teaching to the Arts & Science program. The appointee will also contribute to educational activities in CLL and will engage in scholarly research in the field of teaching and learning. Demonstrated teaching competence in disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields is essential.

Summary of Responsibilities:

Appointment: School of Geography & Earth Sciences
CLL (SOTL activities)
6 units of teaching in SGES/iSci
6 units of teaching in Arts & Sci

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. degree in the Earth Sciences and will also have a record of engagement in pedagogical research and SoTL activities. The successful candidate should have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level with experience teaching courses in introductory Earth & Environmental Science and senior level glacial sedimentology. Experience teaching undergraduate courses in Earth Science using inquiry-based methods of instruction is preferred. The current annual salary floor is $66,243 for an Assistant Professor with an appropriate doctoral degree. A package of benefits as well as a professional development allowance will be provided.

Applications must consist of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and a teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness. Applicants should arrange to have three referees provide a confidential letter of reference. All documents should be submitted to Dr. Bruce Newbold, Director, School of Geography & Earth Sciences, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1 (sgesdir@mcmaster.ca). Materials should be sent via email as one attachment in .pdf format.

Complete applications that arrive by March 29, 2013 will receive full consideration. We appreciate all replies to this advertisement but only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

Posted: February 28th, 2013

Note: All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority for these positions. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at Extension 222-HR (22247).
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