Assistant Professor of Earth and Space Sciences

Job Summary

The Department of Earth and Space Sciences at Columbus State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialization in Atmospheric Science/Climatology to begin Fall 2021.

The Department of Earth and Space Sciences at Columbus State University is strongly interdisciplinary with degree in Astrophysics and Planetary Geology, Environmental Science, Geology and Secondary Education within the BS Earth and Space Sciences program, as well as degree tracks in Geoscience and Environmental Science within the MS Natural Science program. Earth and Space Sciences faculty have a strong tradition of incorporating both undergraduate and graduate students in faculty research.


Candidates must demonstrate potential for research and effective teaching of university level courses. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program, including mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and leading to publications in peer reviewed journals; assisting with academic advising; and contributing to the service of the university. Teaching responsibilities will include: introductory weather and/or environmental science courses, climatology and meteorology, as well as other undergraduate/graduate courses within their area of expertise. Candidates with interdisciplinary interests are preferred.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have an earned doctorate (ABD will be considered) in the broad field of Geosciences or Atmospheric Science prior to the start date of August 2021. Experience teaching at the baccalaureate level is desired.

Required Documents to Attach

Review of applications will begin on February 4, 2021 and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be received prior to an offer being extended)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Three references with emails and current telephone numbers

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University’s online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, any international transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to submission.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Floyd R. Jackson, Interim Chair, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, College of Letters and Sciences, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; Phone: 706-569-3031; or email to

Conditions of Employment

A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Please Note: Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

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