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Assistant Professor of Geology, The University of the South

The Department of Earth and Environmental Systems at The University of the South in Sewanee, TN invites applications for a tenure-track position in Structural Geology and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy.

The successful candidate will teach these field-based courses every other year and will participate regularly in the Physical Geology course. The department encourages additional courses that could include geomorphology, geophysics, tectonics, or other courses within the applicant’s interests. There is an opportunity to develop a bi-annual field course conducted in the United States or abroad.

Applicants should have extensive field-based experience and a Ph.D. in geology or a closely related field. Demonstrated success in teaching and the ability to drive a 12-passenger van will both be required.

Please submit your cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted), and three letters of recommendation through the online application portal at: The review of applications will start on November 15, 2019.

The University of the South, with 1,650 undergraduates and a School of Theology, is located on a 13,000-acre forested tract on the Southern Cumberland Plateau. The ten-member Department of Earth and Environmental Systems offers four majors: Geology, Forestry, Natural Resources and the Environment, and Environment and Sustainability, as well as a certificate in Watershed Sciences. The forests, soils, geology, and hydrology of the University’s property are used extensively in teaching and research.

The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.