Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology (Jan. 2019)

Job description

The Geology Department at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA seeks applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor starting in fall 2019. Courses taught by the successful candidate will include historical geology at the majors level, physical geology at the introductory level, and other courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. W&L and the Geology Department value excellence in scholarship, meaningful engagement in professional activities, sustainability, and the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. W&L is a nationally ranked, highly selective liberal arts college. The Department ( has excellent facilities and resources, makes great use of the Appalachians in field courses and labs, and belongs to the Keck Geology Consortium.


PhD or ABD is required at the time of appointment. We seek a dynamic, creative teacher/scholar who is dedicated to diverse and inclusive teaching approaches and is enthusiastic about teaching intensive field-based geology courses.

Application Instructions

Apply to the search committee online at Interfolio.  Applications should include a curriculum vitae, teaching statement detailing teaching interests/experience, research statement, and contact information for 3 referees. Please address to Lisa Greer, Chair, Geology Department, Washington and Lee University. Initial review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

EEO Statement

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue. 




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Posted: 1/9/2019
Application Due: 3/10/2019
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