Assistant Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Structural Geology/Active Tectonics/Natural a

Denison University
Granville, Licking County
Closing date
Oct 16, 2021

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Denison University invites applications for a tenure track position in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, to begin in August 2022. We seek a broadly trained scientist engaged in the study of Structural Geology, Active Tectonics, and Natural & Environmental Hazards. Successful candidates are expected to be outstanding teacher-scholars and contribute to the continued growth of the Department and College. Candidates are required to have by start date a Ph.D. in Earth & Environmental Sciences or an allied discipline.

We require a colleague who is committed to teaching excellence in the liberal arts tradition, is field- based, has broad interests beyond their individual specialty, and will provide a balance of classroom, field, and laboratory experiences for our students. Candidates must have the desire and ability to teach courses at all levels of the curriculum, including Structural Geology.  Successful candidates are expected to maintain a vibrant, ongoing research program that actively incorporates undergraduate students.  In addition, we seek a colleague dedicated to developing and supporting diversity and inclusion in the earth and environmental sciences.

Denison University is an academically rigorous liberal arts college with an increasingly diverse campus community. It offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Denison is located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities.

All application materials will be handled electronically at  Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts of undergraduate and graduate courses (unofficial acceptable), teaching statement, and research statement.  In addition, please include the contact information for three persons who know your work well, who will then be requested to upload reference letters.   Completed application materials submitted by October 4, 2021, will receive full consideration, and evaluation will continue until the position is filled.  Although not a requirement for consideration, we plan to meet with selected candidates at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon.  Please contact Dr. David Goodwin, EESC Chair, with any questions (  

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide ( Denison University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


Denison University is a highly selective, private residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 2100 undergraduate students from across the country and around the world. The college is located in the village of Granville, Ohio, 25 miles east of Columbus. For more information about Denison, visit our website at
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