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Teaching Assistant Professor – Geology

Job Number: 00820

The Department of Geology & Geography ( at West Virginia University seeks to hire a full-time (9-month), non-tenure track Teaching Assistant Professor starting August 16, 2016. The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses, including both large introductory and smaller upper-division classes, in the classroom and online, and the field component of the B.S. capstone course, Geology Field Camp (the last with an additional summer stipend). Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent degree in geology, earth science or related field by the start date. Specialty area is open.

Teaching Assistant Professors at WVU are eligible for promotion; however, promotion to senior ranks is not a requirement for institutional commitment and career stability. This position is a nine-month renewable appointment (no maximum number of terms) and includes full benefits. The position carries an 80% teaching (4 courses per semester) and 20% service assignment.  The successful candidate will join a faculty that takes great pride in having members recognized at the university, state, and national levels for excellence in teaching. The Department occupies the recently renovated Brooks Hall with state-of-the-art teaching technologies and facilities.

To apply for this position, interested candidates should visit and navigate to the position title listed above.  Upload a single PDF file containing a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, teaching evaluations as available, and full contact information for 3 references.  In addition, please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to  Review of applications will being January 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please see or contact the search chair, Thomas Kammer, at or (304) 293-9663. 

WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

WVU Geology and Geography

The Geology Program was established in 1877 with a focus on the natural resources of WV: coal, oil, gas, water and salt.

Located in the recently renovated Brooks Hall.

We currently have 18 faculty members, ~50 graduate students, and ~230 undergraduates.

Morgantown, WV

Morgantown, built into the hillside along the Monongahela River, has a busy main street, good schools, and affordable housing.

See why our new (& former) president G. Gordon Gee is glad to be back: Top 10 Reasons for Returning to WVU.

There are wonderful opportunities for outdoor recreation in the vicinity of Morgantown.