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Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology in Geomorphology and GIS, Department of Geology, Washington and Lee University

The Department of Geology at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology for a one-year sabbatical replacement, beginning July 1, 2020. This position is in addition to the Visiting Faculty position we advertised Nov-Jan. It carries a 6-course teaching load distributed over Fall and Winter terms (12 weeks each), and the university’s signature 4-week Spring Term. The successful candidate will teach courses at both the introductory and advanced level and must be able to teach major-level courses in geomorphology and GIS. Preferred candidates will hold a Ph.D. or have ABD status.

Washington and Lee University promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment that allows students and employees of multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in teaching and for vigorous scholarship. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.

Washington and Lee University is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, liberal arts college of approximately 1850 undergraduate and 400 law students and located in Lexington, VA, three hours southwest of Washington, DC. W&L is consistently ranked among the top 12 national liberal arts colleges. The Geology Department ( has excellent facilities and resources, makes great use of the Appalachians in field courses and labs, and is a member of the Keck Geology Consortium.

Review of applications will begin on February 7 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit: a letter of application demonstrating the ability to work with a diverse student population, a CV, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a research statement, and contact information for three references. All materials should be submitted via Interfolio at For more information, you may contact Jeffrey Rahl at