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Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology

The University of the South
Sewanee, Tennessee
Depends on Qualifications
Closing date
Mar 15, 2024

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Geochemistry, Mineral and Rock Physics, Planetary Sciences
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Position Overview

The Department of Earth and Environmental Systems at the University of the South, Sewanee TN, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology beginning July 1, 2024, for the 2024-25 academic year. 


Position Description

The University of the South's 13,000-acre property at the edge of the Cumberland Plateau is used extensively in teaching and research and the Department of Earth and Environmental Systems offers four majors: Geology, Natural Resources, Forestry, Environment and Sustainability, as well as a certificate in Watershed Sciences. 


Attributes of a Successful Candidate

The successful candidate will teach six courses per year (a laboratory component of a class counts as one course), including mineralogy, a field-based introductory geology course, and one or more courses in geochemistry, petrology, planetary science, or other geology electives. 


Applicants should have a: 

  • Ph.D., or be at the ABD stage, in geology, geophysics, geochemistry, or a neighboring discipline. 

  • Additionally, demonstrated success in teaching and the ability to drive a 12-passenger van will both be required. 


Required Application Materials:

  • Cover letter,
  • Resume 
  • Names of three references


The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 


Supplemental Information

The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, comprises a nationally ranked residential College of Arts and Sciences and a School of Theology. The University is strongly committed to the values of intellectual inquiry, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and living and serving in community. Situated on 13,000 acres atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee is known for its stunning natural beauty while providing easy access to Chattanooga, Nashville, and Huntsville. The University is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and seeks to help employees of all backgrounds and identities flourish.


DEI Institutional Statement:
At the University of the South, our commitment to inclusion and belonging is grounded in our core values of community, courage, flourishing, and inquiry. We seek to build a community enriched by our diversity and centered on equity, justice, mutual respect, and shared responsibility.


Equal Employment Opportunity:
The University of the South is an equal-opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

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