Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Full Time Geology-Environmental Sciences Teaching Position at Santa Rosa Junior College

From the CCC Registry...


Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking an individual with demonstrated instructional skills to join an outstanding team of faculty and instructional administrators to provide high quality services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students. This is a full-time, regular contract position, located at the Petaluma Campus, beginning Fall Semester, August 2013. Appointment is contingent upon funding and Board approval.


The Earth and Space Sciences Department of Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking an interdisciplinary instructor to teach in the Earth Sciences at the Petaluma Campus. This position requires teaching in at least two of the Earth Sciences disciplines (environmental science, geography, geology, meteorology and/or oceanography), with a preference that at least one of the two disciplines be environmental science, geography or geology. A typical assignment might include lecture and lab courses, and both day and evening classes; specific assignments will vary depending upon department needs and instructor expertise. The new faculty member will be joining one other Earth and Space Sciences faculty member at the Petaluma campus, and will be expected to support the department on this campus, in addition to department-wide responsibilities on both campuses.

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Subaru/GSA Minority Scholarships Announced

From the Geological Society of America:

We are pleased to announce that Subaru of America, Inc., in partnership with GSA, has funded a scholarship program to encourage minority undergraduate students to continue their studies in the geosciences.

The Subaru Minority Student Scholarship Program provides $1,000 to one student at an accredited university or college in each of the six North-American GSA regional Sections as nominated by the GSA Campus Representatives. The funds are to be used to purchase text books, pay college fees, or attend GSA field trips or conferences.

In addition to the cash award, a complimentary student membership for 2014 will be granted. Meeting registration for this year’s GSA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado will also be provided where a student awards reception will be held.

We are asking our Campus Reps to nominate one (1) minority student whom they believe will benefit and be encouraged to continue their studies in the geosciences by receiving this award.

Student Requirements for Nomination:

Be a U.S. citizen and a member of a minority group (a ‘minority’ is described by the U.S. Census Bureau as being of Hispanic or Latino, African-American or Black, Asian, American-Indian, Alaskan Native, or Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander ethnicity/race);

Has taken at least two (2) introductory (first year) geoscience courses;

Be enrolled in additional geoscience courses in the upcoming academic year; and

Be a current undergraduate student member of GSA. Please find information on our membership assistance program here.

Campus Rep Responsibilities and Timeline

Verify with the student that he/she is a member of a minority group as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Verify that the student has completed two introductory geoscience courses and is enrolled in geosciences classes for the upcoming academic year.

Complete and return the nomination form (from the GSA campus representative) via email to no later than 8 March 2013.

Nominations will be forwarded to the GSA Diversity in the Geosciences Committee for review.

All awards will be announced by 1 June 2013.

We hope you take advantage of this opportunity for your minority students, sponsored by Subaru of America, Inc.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions that you may have.

Diane Lorenz-Olsen
Grants, Awards, and Recognition
The Geological Society of America
3300 Penrose Place, Boulder, CO 80301 
 (303) 357-1028

Upcoming National NAGT Award Deadlines

 From National: 

Upcoming NAGT Award Deadlines

NAGT supports both educators and students through a variety of awards for teaching and learning in the geosciences.
Awards with upcoming deadlines include:
  • NAGT Scholarships for Field Study
    Each year, NAGT makes several $500 awards to undergraduate students to facilitate their study of field geoscience. These awards, previously given to students who attend a traditional summer field camp, are now available for students attending field-based courses at any time of year.
    Application Deadline: February 14Application Information:
Other awards programs have deadlines in April, May, and June. You can find full information about all of NAGT's awards programs on the website:

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Assistant Professor in Geology position at Palomar College in Southern California

Details can be found by following the link:

From the announcement:

"The Assistant Professor, Geology will be primarily responsible for teaching a variety of courses in the discipline of geology. Specifically, these courses may include physical geology lecture and lab, historical geology lecture and lab, regional field studies, and other courses within the geology program. The position also requires administration and ongoing development of a strong geology program.

The Earth, Space, and Aviation Sciences department is a large, multi-disciplinary department that includes programs in geology, geography, oceanography, astronomy, and aviation. The geology program offers an Associate degree with a history of graduating majors who transfer to a variety of institutions and are successful professionals in geology-related fields. A degree program in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a strong and growing part of the department. The Geology, Geography, and Oceanography programs have a long-standing history of offering local field trips and regional field studies programs. The department celebrated the recent opening of a new planetarium to serve the college and North San Diego County communities.

The Assistant Professor will primarily teach geology lecture, lab, and field courses and perform the following duties related to the program, department, and college. The position will administer and promote quality educational programs, including Associate degrees, thereby producing students who are well-equipped for geology-related careers or degree programs at transfer universities leading to geology-related professions. Related duties include the following:

1. Updating course curricula and instructional materials.
2. Hiring, overseeing, and evaluating adjunct instructors for geology course offerings.
3. Developing, maintaining, and updating student learning outcomes for geology courses.
4. Overseeing directed studies activities for geology majors.

The Assistant Professor will also work cooperatively to support programs within the Department of Earth, Space, and Aviation Sciences. In addition to the teaching responsibilities, other duties include maintaining regular office hours, curriculum and program development, development and assessment of student learning outcomes, full participation in department activities, and participation in college governance."