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Geology: Lecturer

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Lecturer
  • Job ID: #18031
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Geology: Lecturer

The Department of Geology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire invites applications for a one-year instructor position at the Lecturer rank in Geology, with an appointment that begins on August 22, 2022.


A minimum of 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 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 successful applicant will teach Physical or Environmental Geology (Geol 110/115, which are 4-credit lab science courses). There is potential for the successful candidate to teach other classes or participate in research activities that align with the candidate’s expertise and department needs.  Other duties will be assigned as necessary to complete a 100 percent appointment (15 contact hours per semester).


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 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 Bruker SRS 3000 XRF spectrometer, a portable handheld XRF, a Rigaku powder diffractometer, a high P/T experimental petrology laboratory, micro-FTIR spectrometer, a 16-station petrography laboratory, two dedicated computer laboratories with GIS and other geoscience software, geophysical instrumentation (GPR, frequency domain EM, gravity meter, magnetometer, resistivity meter, seismograph), tensiometers, equipment for slug/well tests, lab equipment for soil characterization and permeameter analysis, and an on-campus hydrogeology laboratory with fourwell 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.


UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.


Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: . You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the Geology: Lecturer position (Job ID # 18031) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.

Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application describing interest in and qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Names and contact information of two references

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Applications will be considered until the position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process.

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

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).