The Department of Geological Sciences at Ohio University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in petrology to begin August 16, 2017. Successful candidates will possess a Ph.D. in a related discipline by the start date and show demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching. We are seeking a broadly trained geoscientist with teaching and research interests in petrology and/or structural geology. Candidates will be able to teach introductory geology courses and core curricular courses in hard rock geology (Earth materials, igneous and metamorphic petrology / petrography) as well as be available to conduct field trips. The teaching load will be 2-3 courses per semester and may include online courses. Special attention will be given to candidates willing to co-teach a summer 2018 field geology course. The successful candidate will be eligible to apply for a permanent tenure-track position when a search is conducted.
The Department of Geological Sciences has over 70 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate students. The department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in geology and environmental geology, a Bachelor of Arts degree in geology, and a Master's of Science degree in geology. Ohio University is a research-extensive institution, enrolling over 23,000 students on the Athens campus and more than 8,000 students on five regional campuses. The College of Arts and Sciences includes 340 tenured and tenure-track faculty members and contains 19 departments. Further information about Ohio University may be found at the university's web site: http://www.ohio.edu.
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Ph.D. in a related discipline
Planning Unit: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Geological Sciences
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Gregory Springer, Department Chair, email@example.com
Employment Type: Full-Time Term
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Faculty members also enjoy a generous benefits package which includes health benefits, paid time off, and education benefits for both the faculty member and his or her eligible dependents.