Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth Science

Norwich University

Northfield, VT, USA 🇺🇸

About Norwich University:

Founded in 1819, Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the country and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). Today we are a diversified academic institution that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and professional certificates to adult learners online and to Corps and civilian lifestyle students on campus.

We are located in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont, only 20 minutes from the state capital, Montpelier, and three hours from Boston or Montreal.

Our excellent benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, group life, and disability insurances, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependent care, a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, an employee assistance program, paid time off, use of the University pool and fitness center, and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members. Some employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program on their Federal Student Aid Direct Loan balance.  For more information about our benefits, visit offers the Worker Relocation Incentive Program will provide grants of up to $7,500 to both new workers (moving to Vermont to take a Vermont job) and remote workers (moving to Vermont and bringing their job with them) to defray moving costs. Application and eligibility details at

Full COVID vaccination including booster is required for all on-campus employment.

Job Description:

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, offering the B.Sc. in Geology and B.Sc. in Environmental Science, invites applications for a 1-year Visiting Assistant Professor in the field of earth science, to begin fall 2023. The successful candidate will teach a subset of courses in the following topics: earth materials, structural geology and tectonics, field geology, GIS, applied geophysics, environmental geology, and introductory geology.  The successful candidate will also contribute to the mentoring of student research projects and departmental service.

The department has four full-time faculty positions. Currently there are 5 geology and 40 environmental science majors. Department faculty members are generalists by necessity but have research areas of expertise that include sedimentology and stratigraphy, fluvial and coastal geomorphology, glacial geology, Quaternary paleoclimate and paleoecology, freshwater ecosystems, and geoarchaeology.

Located in the middle of the Green Mountains, the department has direct access to and fully supports field-based learning. Faculty members are expected to maintain active research that includes undergraduates when appropriate; all department seniors conduct research mentored by faculty. The department houses extensive field equipment and XRD, SEM, and ICP instrumentation, all supported by a department technician.

Professional travel funding and competitive internal research and publication expense grants are available to all faculty.


A Ph.D. in the earth sciences or related field (ABD considered); a strong commitment to the education of undergraduates in the arts, sciences and engineering (prior teaching experience at the college level is preferred). 

Additional Information:

Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a positive education and work environment that recognizes and respects the dignity of all students, faculty and staff. Reasonable accommodations will be made for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant.  Please contact the Office of Human Resources at for assistance.

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring immigration sponsorship, including but not limited to non-immigrant visas such as H1B, STEM, or F1, now or in the future. A post offer, pre-employment background check will be required of the successful candidate.

Application Instructions:

Please provide a cover letter, a CV; a summary of teaching experience and research interests; the names of three references; and a Norwich application. 

 Review of applications will begin one month from posted date; the search will remain open until the position is filled. The anticipated starting date for the appointment is July 1, 2023.






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