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Assistant or Associate Professor of Geology

College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, Virginia
Closing date
Nov 20, 2021

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Mineral and Rock Physics
Career Level
Early Career (up to 10 years past degree)
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Tenure Track
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Assistant or Associate Professor of GEOLOGY

The Department of Geology at William & Mary, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia, seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in mineralogy, petrology, high-temperature geochemistry, geochronology, or volcanology.

Appointment will begin August 10, 2022.

The applicant is expected to establish and maintain a vibrant externally funded research program that incorporates mentorship of undergraduate research students. Teaching expectation is 2 courses per semester. Successful applicants must possess the skills to teach a mineralogy course (Rock-Forming Minerals), to contribute courses in geology at the introductory through advanced undergraduate level (e.g., Petrology and/or courses specific to specialty), and advise research students in their subdiscipline.

The Department of Geology has eight full-time faculty and graduates ~30 undergraduate majors per year all of whom complete a senior research project.  The Department of Geology works closely with the College’s interdisciplinary Environmental Science and Policy program as well as the Center for Geospatial Analysis.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Geology or a related discipline at the time appointment begins (August 10, 2022).

Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience in teaching and mentoring successful undergraduate research is preferred. 

Applicants must apply online at

Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a research statement (2pg max), a teaching statement (2 pg max), and a statement describing previous professional experience or future plans (or both) that demonstrate a commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.

For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, December 15. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. William & Mary conducts background checks on applicants for employment. 

Information on the degree programs in the Department of Geology may be found at


The College of William & Mary, a public university in Williamsburg, Virginia, is the second-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Now, in its fourth century, it continues a tradition of excellence by combining the best features of an undergraduate college with the opportunities offered by a modern research university. Its moderate size, dedicated faculty and distinctive history give William & Mary a unique character among public institutions, and creates a learning environment that fosters close interaction among students and teachers. The William & Mary campus and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science are home to nearly 2,500 faculty and staff members who work in a variety of settings on nearly 1,250 acres. You can find out more at

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