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The Department of Geosciences at Auburn University invites applications for a 9-month non-tenure track faculty  position in Physical Geology/Dynamic Earth beginning January 2024. The position is renewable subject to annual review of performance, need for services, and available funding.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Geology or related disciplines at the time of appointment with demonstrable teaching experience. The department seeks an enthusiastic candidate who is committed to teaching excellence, actively  engaging with undergraduate curriculum, and able to teach our undergraduate geology courses. The area of specialty  is open, though the ideal candidate would demonstrate the ability to teach a combination of Dynamic Earth, Earth and Life Through Time, Field Camp, and other undergraduate Geology courses as determined by the candidate’s expertise, experience, and departmental needs. The teaching load will be three courses each semester. Experience with implementing inquiry-, project-, or technology-based active learning into teaching will be an asset. Required qualifications include excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. Other related duties include coordinating and training GTAs for lab instruction, promoting Geology programs and recruiting majors, and participating in activities in conjunction with the Geosciences Department and College of Sciences and Mathematics. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application (1-2 pages) describing teaching philosophy and  experience, a statement of contributions to diversity in STEM (click for more information), and the names and contact information of three references. To apply please go to, complete the online form, and upload the required application documents.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the AU website to learn more about Auburn University and the Department of Geosciences ( Along with eighteen tenure and tenure-track faculty members the department currently employs six full-time lecturers, two of them are senior lecturers. Auburn University is understanding and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. Please visit the following link for more information on Auburn’s guidelines: Applicants for this position must be eligible to work in the United States and to continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Applicants must also possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.

Review of applications will begin from September 18, 2023, and will continue until a candidate accepts the  appointment.

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer and committed to building a diverse and inclusive community.


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