Assistant Professor of Geology Search #1920-0024

Date Posted
September 12, 2019
Job Description

The University:

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just 20 miles north of Columbus, the private university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 25 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at

Position Overview:

The Department of Geology and Geography at Ohio Wesleyan University invites applications for a full-time (tenure-track) Assistant Professor of Geology with an expertise in Tectonics and Structural Geology to begin in Fall 2020.  

The successful candidate will be expected:  to teach approximately 9 contact hours per semester focusing on Physical and Environmental Geology, Tectonics, Structural Geology, Geological Techniques; to develop new courses in their expertise that complement the existing curriculum; to contribute to the interdisciplinary majors (for example, Planetary Science, Environmental Science) that Geology participates in; and to develop a research program that engages undergraduate students.  Ohio Wesleyan places significant value of teaching, expects excellence and innovation in the classroom, and close educational interaction between faculty and students. The University also values and expects scholarly research and active engagement with professional activities. The Geology and Geography department currently has 5 tenure-track faculty positions (3 in Geology and 2 in Geography). Further information about the department can be found at  


  • PhD in Geology.  ABD applicants within one year of completion of their PhD with a similar expertise and teaching commitment will be considered

  • Expertise in Tectonics and Structural Geology

  • Strong commitment to teaching effectiveness demonstrated through syllabi, course evaluations, peer observations, etc.  

Completed applications will include: 

1) Cover Letter  

2) Resume or Curriculum vitae 

3) Three Letters of Recommendation

4) Statement of Teaching Philosophy

5) Statement on research interests and how undergraduate students would be involved in that research

6) Statement on diversity and inclusiveness that describes how your teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college that has diversity and inclusiveness as part of its core values

Please submit all application materials as PDF’s to:

The application deadline is December 1, 2019.  Application review will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. 

OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, promotes and celebrates an inclusive environment free from constraints in areas of culture, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, family relationship, or economic barriers. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged as OWU is an equal opportunity institution and has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.

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