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Assistant Professor of Geology

College of William & Mary
Williamsburg, VA
Closing date
Oct 26, 2022

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Physical Geomorphologist Tenure-Track Position

Geology Department

William & Mary

Williamsburg, VA


The Geology Department at William & Mary, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia, seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in physical geomorphology.  Preference will be given to those who apply field and/or remote sensing techniques to solve geologic problems.  Successful applicants must possess the skills to teach Earth Surface Processes and will contribute courses in geology at the introductory through advanced undergraduate level.  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. 


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

For full consideration, submit application materials online by the review date, December 15, 2022:


Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.


The application requires: i) curriculum vitae, ii) cover letter, iii) statement describing previous professional experience or future plans (or both) demonstrating a commitment to diversity and inclusion (2 pages maximum), iv) statement of teaching interests (2 page maximum), and v) statement of research interests (2 page maximum). 


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


William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


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. For questions about this position, please contact Jim Kaste ( who is the Chair of the search committee.



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