The Department of Earth and Environmental Geoscience at Washington and Lee University, in Lexington, VA, seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor starting in Fall 2023. The department and University have a strong desire to enhance diversity and we enthusiastically welcome applications from members of groups underrepresented in the geosciences. We seek a dynamic, creative teacher/scholar, dedicated to effective teaching and able to develop a vibrant research program that includes collaboration with undergraduates. This position represents an expansion of our department, and we are open to candidates with disciplinary expertise in any area of the Earth and Environmental Geosciences. The successful candidate will teach courses in their disciplinary area at the majors level and also develop introductory courses to support the university’s new General Education curriculum.
Washington and Lee University promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment that allows students and employees of multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in teaching and for vigorous scholarship. This position represents an expansion of our department, and we are open to candidates with disciplinary expertise in any area of the Earth and Environmental Geosciences. The successful candidate will teach courses in their disciplinary area at the majors level and also develop introductory courses to support the university’s new General Education curriculum. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.
Washington and Lee University is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, liberal arts college of approximately 1850 undergraduate and 400 law students and located in Lexington, VA, three hours southwest of Washington, DC. W&L is consistently ranked among the top 12 national liberal arts colleges. The Earth and Environmental Geoscience Department (https://my.wlu.edu/department-of-earth-and-environmental-geoscience) has excellent analytical facilities and resources, makes great use of the Appalachians in field courses and labs, and is a member of the Keck Geology Consortium.
PhD or close to completion by the time of appointment.
The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and new employees must provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment. A minimum of one booster is required. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.
Review of applications will begin on September 15 and will continue until the position is filled. We will be available to meet with potential candidates at the fall GSA meeting in Denver. Candidates should submit: a letter of application demonstrating the ability to work with a diverse student population, a CV, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a research statement, and contact information for three references. All materials should be submitted via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/110258. For more information, you may contact Jeffrey Rahl at email@example.com.