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Assistant Professor of Instruction, Geological Sciences

Ohio University
Athens, Ohio
Closing date
Jun 16, 2024

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The Department of Earth and Environmental Geosciences (formerly Geological Sciences) invites applications for Assistant Professor(s) of Instruction. We seek a dynamic and collaborative colleague who is enthusiastic about teaching and learning, who will contribute to curriculum development at all levels, and/or will lead and coordinate our growing online professional MS program. To fill this permanent, full-time, non-tenure-track position eligible for promotion and multi-year contracts, we are delighted to receive applications from scholars who have expertise in the soft-rock geosciences, environmental geosciences, or related fields to teach introductory geoscience courses and upper division/graduate courses.

Candidates are asked to identify their ability to teach courses and engage undergraduate researchers in fields/topics in soft-rock geosciences (such as, but not limited to, sed/strat, paleo-geosciences, structure, etc.) or environmental geosciences (such as, but not limited to, environmental/aqueous geochemistry, hydrogeology, soil/critical zone science, environmental modeling, environmental geophysics (Petrel), etc.). We welcome applicants whose expertise complements that of existing faculty in the Department of Earth and Environmental Geosciences and who can collaborate with other units on campus, such as the Environmental Science and Sustainability program and/or the Voinovich School. The successful applicant will contribute to developing an innovative, inclusive, and equitable curriculum and programs grounded in high-quality mentoring and engaging online and traditional curricula. The successful applicant will have opportunities to mentor undergraduates in a newly renovated lab space with a modest development fund, annual faculty discretionary fund, and conference travel support. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

Minimum qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD in Geological Sciences or closely related fields by the anticipated start date of August 16, 2024.

For an application to be considered complete, applicants must include the following materials in their application:

  1. A letter of application that details how the minimum and preferred qualifications are met.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of teaching interests and philosophy, uploaded under the document type of “Other.”
  4. Official or unofficial transcripts
  5. Additionally, you will be asked to provide contact information for 3 professional references, including email addresses. These referees will receive an email and link inviting them to upload a recommendation letter on your behalf.

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Ohio University has over 960 full-time faculty on the Athens campus, and is rated 60th among public national universities by U.S. News & World Report. Core employment benefits include health, vision, employee dental, and mental health insurance; prescription drug benefits; employee basic life insurance; and long-term disability insurance.

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