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East Tennessee State University: Geosciences
Johnson City, Tennessee
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Closing date
Mar 6, 2024

Chairperson/Professor – Department of Geosciences

The Department of Geosciences at East Tennessee State University seeks an outstanding scholar and administrator for the position of Chair to begin July 2024. The department has ten tenured and tenure-track faculty and two lecturers. Geosciences offers a BS degree with four concentrations: Geography and Sustainability, Geology and Environment, Geospatial Analysis, and Paleontology, a graduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems, and an MS degree with concentrations in Geospatial Analysis and Paleontology. We serve approximately 110 undergraduate majors, twenty-five master’s degree students, and twenty graduate certificate students per academic year. The department is known for its strong teaching and service record and rapidly growing research effort. We provide students with hands-on experiences and interdisciplinary learning, professional preparation, and opportunities for career advancement. We encourage exploration to further scientific knowledge, foster community partnerships, and develop innovative solutions for problems facing society.

The chair is expected to foster and promote scholarly productivity and the visibility of an active faculty while supporting innovative and high-quality teaching. We expect the successful candidate to prepare our graduates to enter and lead in an increasingly complex and multifaceted world. They should have demonstrated leadership ability and effective communication skills.

The Department of Geosciences is affiliated with the Gray Fossil Site & Museum and the Center for Excellence in Paleontology ( It is also the home of the Tennessee Climate Office at ETSU ( We are looking for a scholar who will uphold our commitment to our students, colleagues, and the Appalachian Highlands region we serve, in deep consideration for the diversity of our faculty, staff, students, university community, and region.

ETSU is committed to ensuring that our students, faculty, and staff are valued and work in an environment of openness and acceptance. ETSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Required Qualifications:

•Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in a Geosciences related field.

•Applicants should have a proven track record of teaching and research appropriate for a

  Tenured associate or full professor position.

•History of campus and community involvement beyond the departmental level

Preferred Qualifications:

•Demonstrated experience in leadership, supervisory and evaluative duties, and program management.

Review of applications will begin on2/26/2024

Search Committee Chair:

Dr. Daryl A. Carter

Associate Dean/Community Relations & Outreach

(423) 439-7429

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