Assistant Professor of Instruction, Geological Sciences

Ohio University
Athens, Ohio
Commensurate with experience and credentials; accompanied by generous benefits package.
May 16, 2021
Jun 16, 2021
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The Department of Geological Sciences invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Instruction.  We seek a dynamic and collaborative colleague who is enthusiastic about teaching and learning, who will contribute to curriculum development at all levels, and will lead and coordinate our growing online professional MS program.  To fill this full-time, non-tenure-track position appointment with expected re-appointment on an annual basis, we are delighted to receive applications from scholars whose expertise draws from environmental geoscience or related fields to teach introductory geoscience courses and upper division/graduate courses in environmental geology.

Candidates are asked to identify relevant skills and expertise including, but not limited to, GIS, hydrological, geochemical, geophysical, and/or sustainability modeling, environmental remediation, etc. We welcome applicants whose expertise complements that of existing faculty in the Department of Geological Sciences and who can collaborate with other units on campus, such as the Voinovich School. The successful applicant will contribute to developing an innovative, inclusive, and equitable curriculum and program grounded in high quality mentoring and engaging online and traditional curricula. The successful applicant will have opportunities to mentor undergraduates and a newly renovated lab space. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

Minimum qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD in Geological Sciences or closely related fields by the anticipated start date of August 16, 2021.

Preferred qualifications: (candidate does not have to meet all):

  • Expertise in environmental geoscience
  • Experience developing and teaching geoscience/environmental geology courses in multiple modalities
  • Experience or interest in program development
  • A record of supervising or mentoring students of diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting

Candidates with a demonstrated a commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion through teaching or mentoring are especially encouraged to apply.

Salary is commensurate with experience and credentials and is accompanied by our generous university benefits such as tuition for self and dependents, a comprehensive insurance package (including but not limited to health, prescription, vision, dental, and life insurance), an excellent retirement plan including company contributions, parental leave, adoption reimbursement, and more. OHIO is also proud to offer wellness programs, on-site wellness facilities, and a generous employee assistance program. Additional information is available at

Ohio University is proud of its rich history, diverse campuses, international communities, and beautiful Appalachian settings. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide and support a transformative learning experience, we affirm our commitment to fostering a welcoming, respectful, diverse, and inclusive workforce and community.   All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

For questions, contact Dr. Alycia Stigall, search committee chair, or Julie Masterson, HR liason,

For an application to be considered complete, applicants must include the following materials in their application: a letter of application that details how the minimum and preferred qualifications are met, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, statement of past and anticipated contributions to advancing diversity and inclusion, and a list of at least three professional references (name, title, email address, and telephone number) who are willing to provide letters of reference. Reference letters will be requested at the time of application.

Applications must be submitted at Review of applications will begin immediately.  This position will remain open until filled.  For full consideration, please apply by June 13, 2021.