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Assistant Professor of Geology

Georgia Southern University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 15, 2024

Assistant Professor of Geology

Job ID: 266622
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.

Within this setting, the School of Earth, Environment and Sustainability (SEES) is actively engaged in both undergraduate and graduate education, research and service. The school represents the recent merger between the Institute for Coastal Plain Science and the Department of Geology and Geography that now includes the BS in Geosciences (concentrations in geology and geography) along with the rapidly growing BS in Sustainability Science and MS and PhD in Environmental Science. In addition to being a significant player in the development of interdisciplinary sustainability and environmental degree programs, SEES is a substantial contributor to Georgia Southern's Coastal Resilience Research Impact Area and is expected to be an integral component of environmental and sustainability teaching and research initiatives currently under development at the Wexford campus in Ireland. To this end, the individual hired to fill this advertised position will be expected to help contribute to the expanding role of SEES in both teaching and research.


Statesboro Campus - Statesboro, GA

Department Information

School of Earth, Environment and Sustainability

Dr. James Reichard, Search Chair

Electronic mail:

Telephone: 912-478-5361

Job Summary

Reporting to the School Director, the Assistant Professor position requires a combination of teaching, research, and service. The position is a 10-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications

Earned Ph.D. in Geology, or a closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Geology, by August 1, 2024.

Demonstrated knowledge in stratigraphy and sedimentology.

Ability to teach upper-level courses in stratigraphy and sedimentology as well as introductory geology courses at the undergraduate level.

Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.

Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.

Demonstrated commitment to advancing a strong and growing research and scholarship agenda and the production of research/creative activities as appropriate to the discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience and interest in areas such as fluvial, coastal and near-shore sedimentological research with the potential for direct and immediate socio-economic benefits as well as environmental implications; examples include (i) the forecast and impact of geohazards such as river flooding and erosional processes; (ii) the dispersal and concentration of pollutants such as microplastics, pesticides, and detrital materials from activities like seabed dredging; and (iii) long-term carbon transfer and storage under climate change.

Ability to conduct research appropriate for an R1 institution, actively pursue external funding, and mentor a growing number of graduate and undergraduate students in research.

Strong desire to attract, mentor and support Environmental Science PhD students.

Willingness and ability to lead field-based courses.

Ability to work across different departments and colleges to expand collaborative research opportunities focused on the region.

Proposed Salary

Commensurate with experience.

This is an exempt position paid on a monthly basis.

Required Documents to Attach

A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three (3) professional references.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
Ability to support various constituencies served by the University
Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position

Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success

Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills

Apply Before Date

Open Until Filled

Screening of applications begins January 25, 2024 and continues until the position is filled. Preferred start date is August 1, 2024

Conditions of Employment

All work (with limited exceptions such as research and study abroad outside activities such as grading and email correspondence) for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy.

Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus.

Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Legally authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the University.

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,
color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position will not be required to drive.
This role is not considered a position of trust.

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