Assistant Professor of Geology

Vermont State University

Castleton, VT, USA 🇺🇸

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Job Description

The Department of Natural Sciences at Vermont State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Geology at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in August of 2023. This position will be based at the Castleton campus with opportunities to teach both in-person and online lectures and coordinate Geology lab courses at the Johnson and Lyndon campuses. The individual hired for this position will teach courses in introductory geology, hydrogeology, and soils/surficial processes to support a number of programs in the natural sciences. In addition, the individual may utilize their expertise and contribute courses to secondary education in science and the University’s general education curriculum. Applicants with research experience and expertise in climate change, water resources, or surficial processes are encouraged to apply; however, candidates with expertise in other areas will receive full consideration. The successful candidate will teach, as well as advise students, supervise student research and internships, and provide service to the University and community. Opportunities for start-up funds and professional development support are available. The successful candidate will establish an independent, active research program designed to engage undergraduates. A Ph.D. in Geology, or a closely related field, is required. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred.

About Vermont State University

Vermont State University combines and builds upon the history of Castleton University, Northern Vermont University, and Vermont Technical College, as they merge and become a single accredited institution on July 1, 2023. At Vermont State University, students always come first. Our experience is designed to empower students to thrive in their personal and professional lives, becoming compassionate facilitators of positive change to shape Vermont and beyond. We stand as Vermont’s regional public university with interconnected campuses and sites dispersed throughout the state, a community dedicated to providing accessible and affordable higher learning. Our innovative, relevant programs focus on student success and career readiness and meet students where they are on their educational journey. In the sciences, we continue to be committed to excellence in faculty scholarship, student-faculty collaboration, and teaching in a student-centered environment. The Natural Sciences department is comprised of a highly collaborative and supportive group of faculty that offer programs in atmospheric sciences, biology, climate change science, environmental science, natural science, wildlife and forest conservation, and secondary science education. The incumbent’s home campus (Castleton) has excellent lab resources and field equipment, and is located in the heart of the Green/Taconic Mountains, surrounded by outstanding opportunities for skiing, mountain biking and many other outdoor activities.

Application Process 

Applicants should include the following information as attachments: 1) A cover letter that summarizes their teaching and research experience and includes a reflection on the candidate’s potential to contribute to an inclusive environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching statement that describes the candidate’s pedagogy; 4) a research statement that includes a plan for integrating undergraduate students in their research; and 5) the names and contact information for three professional referees. Review of applications will begin on January 9, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Please refer any questions to the chair of the search committee, Andy Vermilyea ( We encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented groups, persons with disabilities and individuals who can contribute to an inclusive climate of education and scholarship.

VTSU values individual differences that can be engaged in the service of learning. Diverse experiences from people of varied backgrounds inform and enrich our community. VTSU strongly encourages applications from historically marginalized and underrepresented populations. VTSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer, in compliance with ADA requirements, and will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant. Please contact Sarah Potter for assistance with accommodations at

NOTE: This job is subject to a fingerprint-supported criminal background check. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the satisfactory results of this check.





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