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Assistant Professor of Instruction, Geological Sciences

Ohio University
Athens, Ohio
Salary is commensurate with experience and credentials and is accompanied by our generous university
Closing date
Dec 14, 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 permanent, full-time, non-tenure-track position, 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.

Candidates must have a PhD in Geological Sciences or closely related fields by the anticipated start date of August 16, 2022.

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

  • 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 

*candidate does not have to meet all.

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.

Applications close December 31, 2021.  To apply for the position, and for more information, please visit this link:


Ohio University has over 960 full-time faculty on the Athens campus, and is rated 60th among public national universities by U.S. News & World Report. Core employment benefits include health, vision, employee dental, and mental health insurance; prescription drug benefits; employee basic life insurance; and long-term disability insurance.

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