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Visiting Assistant Professor/Visiting Instructor, James Madison University

The Department of Geology and Environmental Science at James Madison University seeks applications for a 1-year full-time Visiting Assistant Professor/Visiting Instructor position, to provide instruction for lecture and laboratory courses in the physical and Earth sciences. It is possible that this position may be extended into a second year. Teaching duties will include introductory and general education classes. We are especially interested in candidates with successful teaching experience with courses such as physical geology, Earth system science, oceanography, and /or meteorology.

Candidates must hold a Master's degree or be ABD in a geoscience or related field at the time of employment. Successful candidates will: (1) demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduate students and (2) provide evidence of their ability to work within a collegial scholarly environment. We are very interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

The department has 15 full-time faculty and 2 part-time lecturers, 2 staff members, and approximately 120 undergraduate majors. Degree options include a BS in Geology, a BA in Earth Science, and minors in Geology and in Geophysics. Our curriculum is recognized for its strong foundation in core geoscience disciplines, field study, and undergraduate research. More about the department can be found at

To apply go to or visit and reference posting number F1143. Candidates will complete a faculty profile and submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy that includes documentation or examples of teaching.

Screening of applicants will begin on June 22, 2018; applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience, limited to final rank specifications. If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Stephen A. Leslie, (, Department Head.

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.