Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology

Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington State
Sep 21, 2018
Nov 20, 2018
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The Geology Department at Whitman College is searching for a three semester (1.5 year) position in Geology, with expertise in mineralogy and environmental geology, at the rank of visiting assistant professor, effective January 2019. A Ph.D. is preferred, but ABD candidates will be considered.

The successful candidate will offer Mineralogy with two lab sections and one introductory geology lab section for Environmental Geology in the Spring 2019 semester; a section of introductory Environmental Geology with one lab section in the Fall 2019 semester, and Mineralogy with one lab section and introductory Environmental Geology with one lab section in the Spring 2020 semester.  Additionally, the candidate will participate in one four-day regional geology field trip for geology majors each semester and assist in supervising senior theses.

The online application will prompt you to submit all of the required materials: a letter of application; separate statements addressing the candidate’s teaching interests and scholarly agenda; curriculum vitae; the contact information for three people who will be contacted for letters of reference; graduate transcripts; and complete sets of teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction.

In their application, candidates should address their interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction. In addition, because Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community, applicants should explain how their classroom and scholarly practices will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment. This statement can be included in the cover letter or the teaching statement.

To apply, go to, click “Faculty” and “Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology”.

Review of applicants will begin October 31, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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