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Visiting Assistant Professor

Trinity University Department of Geosciences
San Antonio, Texas
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Mar 14, 2023

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      The Department of Geosciences at Trinity University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) in the Department of Geosciences beginning in August 2023. The VAP will teach introductory Geosciences courses such as Volcanology, Earth’s Environmental Systems, and/or Oceanography that serve both intended Geosciences and Environmental Studies majors and students taking these courses to satisfy a general-education requirement. In addition, the VAP may teach Geosciences core courses such as Solid Earth Processes. The position is non-renewable.

 Trinity University ( is an independent, coeducational, selective, primarily undergraduate institution founded in 1869.  Trinity offers high-quality science, liberal arts, and pre-professional programs to approximately 2400 undergraduate students from the U.S. and many foreign countries.  The attractive campus overlooks downtown San Antonio, a city rich in heritage and ethnic diversity.  The Geosciences Department, housed in the Center for Sciences and Innovation (, has granted degrees in the geosciences for over 50 years and is a member of the Keck Geology Consortium.

Candidates must apply through Trinity University’s Employment Opportunities Portal, linked here. Under “Start your application” select “Apply Manually” and only complete required fields. Candidates should submit all of the following items in pdf format under the Resume/CV file upload portal (limited to 5 total files): a single file containing a cover letter (1-2 pages, single-spaced), a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references; a file with a statement of undergraduate teaching experience and philosophy; a file with documentation of teaching effectiveness; a file with unofficial transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended; and a 250-500 word diversity statement responding to the prompt, “Trinity University is committed to the value of intentional inclusion. Please provide a brief statement describing your past efforts as well as your future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in your teaching.” Review of completed applications will begin on Feb 26, 2023. Questions about the search can be directed to Dr. Benjamin Surpless [], Search Committee Chair, Department of Geosciences     

Trinity University is committed to diversity and inclusion and strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.  Trinity University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such it provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement of all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any status protected by federal, state or local laws.  Trinity welcomes applications from candidates who share those values and who will harness them on behalf of the University's mission.


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