Assistant Professor (Mineralogy) – University of West Georgia

Assistant Professor (Mineralogy) – University of West Georgia

The Geosciences Department at the University of West Georgia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Mineralogy at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2016. A Ph

in Geology focusing on mineralogy or a related field is required. The successful applicant will be expected to teach introductory courses in geology, mineralogy (including optics), and additional undergraduate courses in their specialty. This applicant will also be expected to develop a vigorous research program that involves undergraduate students.
The University of West Georgia (UWG) is a comprehensive regional public university located an hour west of Atlanta in Carrollton, GA. Part of the University System of Georgia, UWG has a total enrollment of approximately 12,000 students and is growing annually. Facilities managed within Geosciences at UWG include GIS teaching labs, the Center for Water Resources and the West Georgia Microscopy Center; research equipment available includes rock preparation equipment, petrographic microscopes, XRD, ICP-OES, and variable-pressure SEM-EDS instrumentation.

Applicants should submit a single PDF that includes a cover letter, CV, separate statements of teaching and research interests, transcripts, and contact information for a minimum of three references to wga_geol@westga.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 30 and continue until the position is filled. The University of West Georgia is an Equal Opportunity Employer; applications from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged. Questions should be directed to Dr. Christopher Berg, Search Committee Chair: cberg@westga.edu.​