Lecturer in Geosciences


We are seeking a broadly trained Geologist to join the Chemistry, Geoscience, and Physics Department (CGP) at Edgewood College in the fall of 2019. A search for a full-time tenure track Geoscience faculty will begin with a position start date of August 2020.  The person filling this Lecturer position will be invited to apply if they hold a PhD, which is required for the tenure track position.

The Geologist in this position will be able to work across departments to create interesting and unique experiences for students to engage with the earth sciences.  Edgewood offers a broad array of professional development opportunities including a STEM Teaching Seminar held weekly in the natural science departments.  The Office of Science Outreach provides additional venues to bring earth science awareness to the general public.

The Edgewood Science Departments are heavily invested in providing field and travel experiences for our students.  Domestic and international field experiences often broadly address the natural sciences and include the study of biology and ecology as well as the geosciences.  As a liberal arts college, we prioritize excellence in teaching and are looking for a candidate with experience designing and teaching an active and engaging curriculum that appeals to both science majors and those seeking other majors and taking geoscience courses to fulfill General Education requirements and personal interest.


Responsibilities include teaching a general Introduction to Geology sequence as well as an assortment of elective Geoscience courses such as Weather and Climate, Historical Geology, and Environmental Geology. The CGP Department works closely with the Biological Sciences Department and the Environmental Studies program, so candidates whose interests and scholarship have application to environmental science and environmental studies are preferred.  Geologists with interest or specialization in the areas of hydrogeology, environmental geology, biogeochemistry and topics related to climate change are encouraged to apply.


Necessary Education or Work Experience:

  • A master’s degree in a recognized area of the Geosciences is required. A PhD is preferred.
  • Experience working with undergraduates in the classroom and lab
  • An interest in collaborative work across the science and environmental disciplines

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Broad background in the Geosciences enabling them to teach a wide range of geoscience courses at the undergraduate level
  • Experience working with undergraduates
  • Ability to work both independently and collegially with faculty, staff and students across the college.

Other Qualifications:

Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence — the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values — truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

The position will begin in August of 2019.  Review of Application will begin on April 1, 2019.

To apply:  Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Edgewood College
Human Resources – LGEO
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
E-mail: humanresources@edgewood.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer