Visiting Assistant Professor

Athens, Ohio
Salary commensurate with education and experience. Faculty also enjoy a generous benefits package.
May 16, 2018
Jun 15, 2018
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Ohio University Department of Geological Sciences

Visiting Assistant Professor, Geological Sciences

The Department of Geological Sciences at Ohio University invites applications for a full-time, one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in any field of geosciences to begin in August 2018. Successful candidates will possess a Ph.D. in geology and show demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching. We seek a broadly trained geoscientist whose primary duty will be to teach introductory level geology courses, including regular classroom courses and online courses, some of which were previously developed within the department. Candidates should have the potential to teach core curricular or advanced courses within their specialty. The expected teaching load will be 3 or 4 courses per semester. Courses taught may include Geology of National Parks, Oceanography, Natural Disasters, and Environmental Geology.

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: Dr. Daniel Hembree, Ohio University, Department of Geological Sciences, 316 Clippinger Laboratories, Athens, OH 45701-2979.

For full consideration, applications should be received before June 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. Daniel Hembree, Search Committee Chair, at