University of Colorado (Colorado Springs) - Geology Instructor

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies (GES) at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) seeks a Geology Instructor, to begin in January, 2018. Primary responsibilities include teaching geology courses for the geology minor (  Instruction will comprise teaching 24 credit hours per year of geology courses, such as Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Introductory Paleontology, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, or other classes. Minimum of a Master’s degree in related geoscience field required.


We seek a candidate with excellence in teaching, a passion for field work and field-based teaching, knowledge of the diverse geology of the Rocky Mountain West, and skills in geological field mapping.  The GES department is equipped with a suite of geospatial software and lab facilities, collegial and productive faculty, approximately 230 undergraduate majors and 20 MA students. See GES website at


Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae that clearly details teaching experience, and a concise teaching philosophy statement. Please submit materials through this link at CU Careers:

Position is open until filled. Applications received by October 15, 2017 will receive full consideration. Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please contact search committee co-chairs Brandon Vogt ( or Eric Billmeyer ( if you have questions.


This is a 9-month, academic year (August - May) position and is expected to be renewable. The initial salary for this position is approximately $40,280.


The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs can be found at:


The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.


UCCS is part of the University of Colorado system and is one of the fastest growing universities in the state. In the 2013 college ranking edition of the U.S. News and World Report, the editors ranked the overall quality of UCCS ninth in a three-way tie among the public Western regional universities. UCCS is also ranked 25th among 300 U.S. and Canadian universities and seventh among public universities that compete in NCAA Division II athletics when athletic and academic standards are applied.


UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.


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