Geology: Lecturer

The Department of Geology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire invites applications for a one-year lecturer position with an appointment that begins on August 19, 2013.


  • The successful applicant will teach Physical Geology (Geol 110, a 4-credit lab science course) in the fall and spring.
  • Other duties will be assigned as necessary to complete a 100% appointment.
  • Duties might include assisting with field trips.


  • At least an M.S. degree is required in geology or a related discipline at the time of appointment.
  • This position requires a demonstrated ability to teach a lower-division physical geology course.
  • The following attributes are considered assets for the position:
    • demonstrated success in teaching geology
    • the the ability to add to the synergistic, collaborative nature of the department and to complement department strengths
    • the ability to bring diverse perspectives to the campus
    • the ability to interact with prospective students 

The Department of Geology offers a B.S. degree in geology and consists of eight faculty and approximately ninety majors/minors. Students may choose an emphasis in general geology, hydrogeology and water chemistry, dual degree geological engineering, or environmental science. The earth and space science emphasis leads to a grade 6-12 teaching certification. The department prides itself on a long tradition and central focus on collaborative student/faculty research. Laboratory facilities include a state-of-the-art electron microscope facility (SEM-EDS and JEOL 2010 analytical TEM), a modern analytical geochemistry laboratory containing a Thermo-Finnigan Element 2 HR-ICPMS, a Siemens SRS 3000 XRF spectrometer, and a Rigaku powder diffractometer, a high P/T experimental petrology laboratory, micro-FTIR spectrometer, a 12-station petrography laboratory, a hydrogeology/structure laboratory consisting of a 12-station computer laboratory with GIS and ground-water modeling software, geophysical instrumentation (GPR, frequency domain EM, gravity meter, magnetometer, resistivity meter, seismograph – see web site for details), tensiometers, equipment for slug/well tests, lab equipment for soil characterization and permeameter analysis, and an on-campus hydrogeology laboratory with four well nests. The Department is a collaborative member of the Materials Science Center, a consortium between Biology, Chemistry, Geology and Physics focused on nanoscience, materials science research and collaboration with industry.

Application Procedure

Materials required:

  • Letter describing interest and qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial copies of university transcripts
  • Please have two references send letters of recommendation directly to the university to the address below (email or hard copy).

To apply, send materials to:
Ms. Caitlin Lee via e-mail at or to
Office of Affirmative Action
P.O. Box 4004
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

A criminal background check will be required prior to employment.

To learn more, visit the Web site:

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity and inclusivity.

Posted 4/16/13