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Geophysicist, Department of Geology and Environmental Science, James Madison University


The Department of Geology and Environmental Science ( at James Madison University seeks applications for a geophysicist at the Assistant Professor level for a tenure-track position beginning August 2015. A Ph.D. related to the geosciences is required at the time of employment.  We seek a colleague who is committed to excellence in teaching and research involving undergraduates.  Teaching responsibilities include introductory and upper level undergraduate geophysics courses, and general education science courses.  Information on existing equipment housed in the department can be found at  Collaborations are encouraged with faculty in other STEM fields.

The department has 14 full-time faculty, 2 staff members, and approximately 125 undergraduate majors.  Degree options include a BS in Geology, a BA in Earth Science, and minors in Geology and in Geophysics.  Our graduates are recognized for their strong foundation in core geoscience disciplines with experience in undergraduate research. The department has an excellent record of placing students in graduate programs and employment in geoscience professions. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of three references to: under posting number 0406253.  Questions regarding this position may be directed to Elizabeth Johnson, Search Committee Chair, at:

Screening of applicants will begin December 21, 2014; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  James Madison University is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action/equal access employer and especially encourages applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.