Concord University

Concord University

Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology

United States

Closing in 59 days

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Category Faculty

Position Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology Working Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology Scheduled Hours Per Week Salary FLSA Status Exempt

Job Summary

Job Summary

The Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at Concord University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology beginning August 7, 2023. The position requires the ability to teach an introductory course in physical and environmental geology with affiliated laboratory sections for Concord's General Education program, environmental geoscience majors, and science education majors. An opportunity to develop and teach a second-semester course in historical or environmental geology for geoscience and science education majors is possible in the spring semester. Applications are open to any subfield of geosciences. A Ph.D. in geology or a closely related field is expected, although applicants who are ABD may be considered.

Concord University is a public institution with an enrollment of approximately 1800 students. The University is located in a scenic, small-town setting in the mountains of southern West Virginia with access to year-round outdoor recreation activities. The Department offers degree programs in environmental geosciences and chemistry, and a minor in physics. The Department values and actively supports innovative teaching and participation in undergraduate research and seeks candidates with similar ideals. We maintain a diverse array of instrumentation for teaching and undergraduate research, including an observatory, electron microprobe, micro-XRF, GPR, a GIS lab, facilities for analytical chemistry, and a sample preparation laboratory. Department faculty lead or co-lead numerous externally funded projects in geology and chemistry.

Concord has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and in that spirit seeks a broad representation of candidates including women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

Duties and Responsibilities


The candidate will be an outstanding teacher capable of preparing and teaching introductory courses as listed in the job summary. The candidate must be a clear communicator and demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching. He/she/they will participate in limited departmental service including public outreach and laboratory oversight. Introductory geology courses normally include two field trips per semester. The teaching load is 12 contact hours per semester.

% of Time 100%


Minimum Education Doctorate

Required Licenses/Certification

Doctorate in geology or a closely related field; ABD candidates who hold an M.S. degree in geology may be considered.

Required Skills

Minimum of two years teaching experience preferred (graduate teaching experience acceptable). The candidate will also demonstrate an ability to maintain a safe environment in teaching laboratories, maintain lab facilities, and effectively use learning management systems. The ability to drive a 15-passenger van for limited local field trips is preferred.

Required Experience

Type of experience Needed Strong teaching and communication skills

Amount of Experience Needed (Months/Years) More than 2 years Type of experience Needed Minimum of two years teaching experience (GTA experience acceptable) preferred

Amount of Experience Needed (Months/Years) More than 2 years

Posting Detail Information

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes Additional Information

Requirements for a completed application include:

-Letter of application clearly specifying how the candidate meets the desired duties/responsibilities and required skills.


-Unofficial copy of transcripts (official copies may be requested during the interview process)

-Contact information for three references including a current phone number and email address.

-Statement of teaching philosophy and interests.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Start date August 7, 2023. All application materials should be submitted through the HR web portal.

Applications will only be accepted through Concord University's online application site at https: // . Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Concord University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

We are committed to attracting and retaining quality faculty and staff. In doing so, Concord University offers outstanding benefit packages including:

  • Health Insurance – Concord University offers health insurance through West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency ( PEIA).
  • Tuition and Fee Waivers- Professional development and education opportunities including tuition waiver program for employees, spouse, and eligible dependents.
  • Retirement Plans – TIAA's automatic retirement plan is a 401(a) plan into which six (6) percent of the employee's total salary is automatically withheld pre-tax and deposited into the employee's TIAA retirement account. The university matches the employees 6% contribution
  • Life Insurance – Basic term life insurance ($10,000) at no cost and may purchase optional life insurance coverage with pre-tax earnings.
  • Mountaineer Flexible Benefits. This is an IRS approved, tax free account that saves money on eligible health, medical, dental, and dependent care expenses.
  • Quick Link to Posting https: //

    Posting Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Optional Documents

  • Other Document
  • Job details


    Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology


    Concord University


    United States


    May 24, 2023

    Application deadline

    August 07, 2023

    Job type

    Associate Professor/Professor


    Agricultural Science,Geosciences,Physics

    Similar jobs

    Recent blogs