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Limited-Term Instructor - Geology and Geography

Georgia Southern University
Georgia, United States
Not specified
Posted date
May 30, 2018

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Geography
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Limited-Term Instructor
Search #30040 (2 positions)
College of Science and Mathematics/Department of Geology & Geography

The Department of Geology and Geography invites nominations and applications for two Regular, Limited-Term Instructor of Geology positions. Both positions are located on the Statesboro campus.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at

Within this setting, the Department offers undergraduate degree programs in both geology and geography and a graduate degree in Applied Geography. In addition, the minor in GIS attracts students from a range of disciplines.

Position Description. Reporting to the Department Chair, the limited-term instructor of Geology position will teach mostly introductory laboratory sections of Physical and Environmental Geology along with a possible lecture section of Physical or Environmental Geology. The limited-term instructor will also have some service duties in the department, which may include committee assignments, attendance at open house and recruiting events. All limited-term positions are non-tenure track, academic (9/10 month) year appointments. Appointments are for one year only, although there is the possibility of reappointment should funding permit and based upon satisfactory performance. (All reappointments are made on a one year basis.) The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
  • Earned master's degree (or higher) in Geology, or a closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Geology, by August 1, 2018.
  • Ability to teach laboratory and lecture sections of introductory-level physical and environmental geology.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience preparing and teaching physical and or environmental laboratory sections.

    Screening of applications begins June 18, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The position starting date is August 1, 2018. 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 professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

    Dr. James Reichard, Search Chair, Search #30040
    Department of Geology and Geography
    Georgia Southern University
    P.O. Box 8149
    Statesboro, GA 30460-8149
    Electronic mail:
    Telephone: 912-478-5361

    More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

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