Geology Lecturer - part-time 

The Department of Geography and Geology at the University of Wisconsin-Richland invites applications for a part-time lecturer of geology for the Spring 2016 semester.  The campus is approximately 1 ½ hours by car from Madison.

Master’s degree or higher in geology, physical geography, or geoscience.  Preference will be given to candidates with successful college teaching experience. 

Teach Geology 170, Disasters: Living on the edge (3 cr.), and hold appropriate office hours. 

Course description: Study of various environmental hazards, their causes, impacts on humans, and mitigations. Core topics are natural hazards (earthquakes, volcanoes, flooding, landslides, tornadoes, hurricanes), and anthropogenic hazards (climate change/global warming, nuclear hazards, and overpopulation). Additional topics may be covered: coastal hazards, pollution of groundwater, air, soil, and water, other atmospheric hazards (extreme weather, droughts), impacts from space, extinctions, biohazards, chemical hazards, and terrorism.

Start Date
The Spring contract begins on January 22, 2016.

Salary depends on highest degree and amount of experience. 

Send letter of interest, resume, transcripts, and contact information for three references to Associate Dean Brandon Fetterly at brandon.fetterly@uwc.edu.  Applications must be accompanied by a statement of whether the applicant wishes to have their materials held in confidence or made available to the public upon request.

A criminal background check is a condition of employment. UW-Richland is an AA/EO employer and encourages women, members of minority groups and veterans to apply.

The Campus
The University of Wisconsin–Richland, one of 13 freshman-sophomore transfer institutions of the University of Wisconsin, it serves southwestern Wisconsin as a cultural center and provides a wide variety of non-credit outreach courses for people of all ages.

Located in the peaceful community of Richland Center, Wisconsin, the birthplace of world renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the campus offers many advantages including:

  • the lowest tuition in the UW System
  • modern student housing just across from the campus
  • dedicated faculty
  • faculty & staff who specialize in working with freshmen and sophomores
  • small classes
  • your personal academic advisor
  • guidance and support as you build a foundation for success in academics and career
  • the Guaranteed Transfer Program
  • and much more


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