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Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Geoscience

Washington and Lee University
Lexington, Virginia (US)
Closing date
Feb 29, 2024


The Department of Earth and Environmental Geosciences at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Geoscience, beginning July 1, 2024. This position carries a 6-course teaching load distributed over Fall and Winter terms (12 weeks each), and the university’s signature 4-week Spring Term. The position is open to candidates with expertise in any area of geoscience. Courses taught will include Physical Geology and additional general education courses in topics related to the candidate’s expertise, and potentially a course at the majors level. The department has a strong desire in enhancing diversity and we enthusiastically welcome applications from members of groups underrepresented in the geosciences. 


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. 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 national liberal arts colleges. The Earth and Environmental Geoscience Department has excellent facilities and resources, makes great use of the Appalachians in field courses and labs, and is a member of the Keck Geology Consortium. 




Preferred candidates will hold a Ph.D. or have ABD status.  


Application Instructions 


Review of applications will begin on February 16, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. 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 For more information, you may contact Lisa Greer at 





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