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Geology Lecturer
Georgia Southern University

Date Posted Dec. 6, 2019
Title Geology Lecturer
University Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA, United States
Department Science and Mathematics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Geology/Geosciences - General
Geology Lecturer - Search #67726
College of Science and Mathematics/Department of Geology & Geography

The Department of Geology and Geography in the College of Science and Mathematics invites applications and nominations for the position of Geology lecturer. The home campus for this position will be the Statesboro campus.

Georgia Southern University is a distinctive combination of Southern charm and uncompromising academics. We are a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution serving about 26,500 students through nine colleges on three beautiful oak-lined campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Throughout its degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern cultivates community collaboration, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities.

Georgia Southern University was founded in 1906 as a school for teaching modern agricultural production techniques and homemaking skills to rural school children. Its Savannah campus was established in 1935 as Armstrong Junior College for local youth who could not afford to attend college away from home. The Liberty Center in Hinesville was established in 1998 to serve the military and their families at nearby Fort Stewart, the largest military base east of the Mississippi. All three locations came together in 2018 when Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University consolidated. The "new" Georgia Southern University preserves a passion for serving its neighbors while preparing students for lifelong service as scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities.

Within this setting, the Department of Geology & Geography is actively engaged and committed to inclusivity and diversity in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and service. The Department offers undergraduate degrees in both Geology and Geography, a graduate degree in Applied Geography, and minors in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geology, and Geography. A core mission of the Department is to advance excellence in undergraduate education and service to the institution. To this end, the individual hired will be expected to contribute to the teaching and service components of the Department's mission.

Position Description. Reporting to the Department Chair, the Geology lecturer position requires a combination of teaching experience and minimum of a master's degree in Geology or a closely related discipline. The position is a non-tenure-track, 10-month appointment; the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
  • Earned master's degree (or higher) in geology, or a closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in geology, by August 1, 2020.
  • Ability to teach lecture and laboratory sections of introductory-level physical and environmental geology.
  • Engagement with institutional student success initiatives
  • Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience preparing and teaching physical and or environmental lecture and lab sections.
  • Experience teaching online using web-based platforms such as Desire to Learn (D2L).
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive teaching.

Screening of applications begins January 15, 2020, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2020. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Jacque Kelly, Search Chair, Search #67726
Department of Geology and Geography
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8149
Statesboro GA 30460-8149
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-478-5361

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.


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