Visiting Assistant Professor / Instructor – Department of Geology and Environmental Science

Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States

Job description

The Department of Geology and Environmental Science at James Madison University seeks applications for a 1-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor / Visiting Instructor position, to provide instruction for lecture and laboratory courses in the physical and Earth sciences. It is possible that this position may be extended into a second year.

The department has 15 full-time faculty and 2 part-time lecturers, 2 staff members, and approximately 120 undergraduate majors. Degree options include a BS in Geology, a BA in Earth Science, and minors in Geology and in Geophysics. Our curriculum is recognized for its strong foundation in core geoscience disciplines, field study, and undergraduate research. More about the department can be found at

Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching duties will include introductory and general education classes. We are especially interested in candidates with successful teaching experience with courses such as physical geology, Earth system science, oceanography, and/or meteorology.


Candidates must hold a Master’s degree or be ABD in a geoscience or related field at the time of employment. Successful candidates will: (1) demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduate students and (2) provide evidence of their ability to work within a collegial scholarly environment. We are very interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Pay Rate: Commensurate with Experience

How to apply

Apply online

James Madison University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer and especially encourages applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

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