Visiting Assistant Professor

Athens, Ohio (US)
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Faculty members also enjoy a generous ben
Mar 29, 2018
May 15, 2018
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Ohio University Department of Geological Sciences

Visiting Assistant Professor, Geological Sciences (PETROLOGIST)

The Department of Geological Sciences at Ohio University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in petrology to begin August 16, 2018. Successful candidates will possess a Ph.D. in a related discipline by the start date and show demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching. We seek a broadly trained geoscientist with teaching and research interests in petrology and/or structural geology. Candidates will be able to teach introductory geology courses and core curricular courses in hard rock geology (Earth materials, igneous and metamorphic petrology / petrography, and potentially structural geology) as well as be available to conduct field trips. The teaching load will be 2-3 courses per semester and may include online courses. Special attention will be given to candidates willing to co-teach a summer 2019 field geology course. The successful candidate will be eligible to apply for a permanent tenure-track position when a search is conducted.

The Department of Geological Sciences has over 70 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate students. The department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in geology and environmental geology, a Bachelor of Arts degree in geology, and a Master’s of Science degree in geology. Ohio University is a research-extensive institution, enrolling over 23,000 students on the Athens campus and more than 8,000 students on five regional campuses. The College of Arts and Sciences includes 280 tenured and tenure-track faculty members and contains 19 departments. Further information about Ohio University may be found at the university’s web site:

Athens, home of Ohio University, provides a classic and vibrant residential learning environment for over 20,000 students, and is a family-friendly and culturally rich community located amidst scenic state parks and a national forest just 75 minutes southeast of Columbus, OH. Recently, Athens was rated the Best College Small Town by the readers of USA Today. For more information about Athens, Ohio please visit:

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Members of traditionally-underrepresented groups including, but not limited to, women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must apply online via the Quicklinks site ( and attach a vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, description of research interests, and the names and addresses of three references. Electronic copies of recent papers may be uploaded or hard copies sent to: Search Committee Chair, Ohio University, Department of Geological Sciences, 316 Clippinger Laboratories, Athens, OH 45701-2979.

For full consideration, applications should be received before May 15, 2018, but will be considered until the position is filled. For further information concerning the department and its faculty visit Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Keith Milam, Search Committee Chair, at