Visiting Faculty Position in Geosciences

Visiting Faculty Position 2020-2021

General Information

The Department of Biology at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a visiting full-time faculty appointment in the area of Geoscience for the 2020–2021 academic year to begin in August, 2020. Courses will include Introduction to Geology with lab, a geoscience course for non-science majors, a 200-level geoscience course (possibly with lab) in the candidate’s area of expertise, and potentially a seminar in the candidate’s area of expertise. In addition to contributing to the geosciences minor, upper-level courses must contribute to our Environmental Studies curriculum and should appeal to biology majors interested in environmental science. Courses fitting these requirements include but are not limited to geomorphology, hydrology, oceanography, and paleoclimatology. 

Visiting full-time faculty teach 3 courses each semester (a laboratory section counts as one course in the Biology Department) and are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits.


Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching informed by current practice and scholarship in the field. A Ph.D. in geology or closely related discipline is preferred but ABD candidates in such fields will be considered.

Application Instructions

Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, statement on teaching philosophy and interests that includes titles and descriptions of the courses you propose to teach, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and two confidential letters of recommendation. In your letter, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or service might support the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit and To learn more about faculty life at the College, applicants are encouraged to visit

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit all application materials to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. For full consideration, please apply by March 16, 2020. Questions can be directed to Sara Mitchell at  

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts ( and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium ( .

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.