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Instructional Assistant Professor

Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas
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Oct 18, 2021

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Instructional Assistant Professor, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M University

The Department of Geology and Geophysics, College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, Instructional Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2022.  This is a 9-month appointment for an initial three-year term and is renewable and promotable through the Instructional Professor Track at Texas A&M, contingent upon performance.  We seek an energetic educator, with demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, to lead efforts to teach geology and geophysics to students from across the university with effective, engaging, modern pedagogies.  The successful candidate will teach two to three lecture sections per semester in a combination of classroom and online settings, and coordinate and mentor teaching assistants for laboratory classes. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in large-enrollment introductory-level courses but may also include opportunities to teach courses in the candidate’s specialty and participate in high-impact learning experiences such as fieldtrips and study abroad courses.

The successful candidate may augment the 9-month appointment with summer teaching and/or research funding. In addition to the primary teaching role, the successful candidate may also make contributions to either research or departmental service. This appointment includes the ability to seek extramural funding, conduct collaborative research with other members of the faculty and use department facilities. Numerous professional development opportunities to explore cutting-edge teaching technologies and practice are available through the university’s Center for Teaching Excellence. 

The Department of Geology and Geophysics is comprised of tenure-track and professional track faculty with a large vibrant graduate program that covers a broad range of sub-disciplines. The Department hosts one of the largest undergraduate geology programs in the country and teaches introductory science to thousands of students each year.  For more information about the Department of Geology and Geophysics, please refer to: The Department resides in the College of Geosciences, a unique institution committed to Earth systems research and education. The college has established a teaching/research facility in Costa Rica and a teaching facility near San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. This appointment includes the opportunity to work across departments and programs in the College and lead international coursework to maximize educational opportunities for our undergraduates. Texas A&M University is a land-, sea-, and space-grant university, located at the center of the Bryan/College Station metro area with its dynamic and international community of over 270,000 people.

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values. The TAMU College of Geosciences Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan is at ( Applications from members of minoritized groups are strongly encouraged to apply and will be actively sought.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore implements policies that contribute to work-life balance, including the Dual-Career Program (

At the time of appointment, candidates must have a Ph.D. in geology, geophysics, geological education or a related discipline, in addition to demonstrated experience in teaching.

Candidates should submit electronic applications to: and must include the following: cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, statement that demonstrates evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the names and addresses of at least three references. Screening of applications will begin September 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Michael Pope, the Chair of the Instructional Assistant Professor Search Committee, by emailing:

To begin the application process please go to:


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