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Visiting Assistant Professor, Geology, Sam Houston State University

The Department of Geography and Geology at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month visiting assistant professor position to begin September 1, 2017. The ideal candidate will be able to teach upper division courses in Sedimentology & Stratigraphy (Fall 2017) and possibly either Paleontology or Oceanography (Spring 2017), as well as introductory courses. The teaching load will be three courses per semester. A Ph.D. in geology is required. Prior teaching experience at the university level is a plus.

Sam Houston State University was founded in 1879 and is located in Huntsville, Texas (pop. ~30,000) about seventy miles north of downtown Houston. With a total enrollment of approximately 20,000 students, SHSU is classified as a Doctoral Research Institution by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education and offers more than 170 fields of study through seven schools and colleges.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, current vita, contact information for three professional references, and brief statement of teaching philosophy to:

Review will begin April 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.