Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences (Solid Earth Processes) (tenure-track)

Athens, Ohio
Salary commensurate with education and experience. Faculty also enjoy a generous benefits package.
Sep 19, 2018
Nov 01, 2018
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Ohio University Department of Geological Sciences

Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences (Solid Earth Processes) (tenure-track)

The Department of Geological Sciences at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in solid Earth processes to begin August 2019. Areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to: petrology, structural geology, geophysics, tectonics, and/or volcanology.

Job Description:  The successful candidate will develop a strong research program involving undergraduate and graduate students supported by external funding; teach and advise at both the undergraduate and graduate level, including teaching introductory geology courses and upper-division courses in Earth materials, and serve on department committees. We seek candidates with a strong commitment to excellence in research, teaching (including classroom, online teaching, curricular development, and/or development of short courses), and mentoring students.

Minimum Qualifications:  Ph.D. in Geology or a related field, conferred by the start date of the appointment (foreign equivalent degrees acceptable).

The Department of Geological Sciences includes 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 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 300 tenured and tenure-track faculty members within 19 departments. Further information about Ohio University may be found at the university’s web site:

Athens, Ohio, home of Ohio University, provides a classic and vibrant residential learning environment for over 23,000 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 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.

To Apply:  Applicants must apply online via the Quicklinks site ( and attach a vita, two-page statement of teaching philosophy, two-page description of research interests, and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email and work addresses). 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 November 1, 2018, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. For further information concerning the department and its faculty visit Inquiries may be sent to the Geological Sciences administrator, Cheri Sheets,