The University of Tennessee at Martin — Assistant Professor of Geology

The University of Tennessee at Martin
Department of Agriculture, Geosciences and Natural Resources

POSITION: Assistant Professor of Geology (tenure-track appointment)

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1, 2020, or until filled.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary responsibilities include the teaching of introductory geoscience courses and upper-division undergraduate courses in mineralogy, petrology, economic geology, and structural geology. Additional responsibilities will include undergraduate advising, scholarly activity, committee service, and public service.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in geology is preferred, but experienced ABD candidates will be considered. The successful candidate must demonstrate an exceptional ability to teach introductory- and advanced undergraduate-level (mineralogy, igneous/metamorphic petrology, structural geology, and geologic field methods) geology courses. Opportunities also exist to teach special topics courses and develop travel-study opportunities related to the candidate’s strengths. Geoscience education outreach and expertise are a plus. Evidence of effective oral and written communication in English is required. All applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a long-term basis.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources at UT Martin offers Bachelor of Science degree programs in Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources Management. Concentrations in Geosciences include: Geology, Geosystems, and Meteorology. Concentrations in Agriculture include: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Science, Animal Science, Plant and Soil Science, and Agricultural Engineering Technology. Concentrations in Natural Resources Management include: Wildlife Biology, Park and Recreation Administration, Environmental Management, and Soil and Water Conservation. Pre-professional programs are offered in Forestry, Agricultural Engineering, and Veterinary Medicine. Current enrollment is 985 students with 28 full-time faculty and staff members. The Department operates a 650-acre teaching complex to support faculty class and laboratory needs. The Department also operates a 240-acre fossil site and science education center in McNairy County.

THE UNIVERSITY: UT Martin is one of four primary campuses of The University of Tennessee System. Located in northwest Tennessee, the campus has an enrollment of approximately 7,000 and a faculty of about 250. UTM has an established reputation as a superior quality undergraduate institution with programs of study leading to degrees in more than 65 specialized fields.

TO APPLY: Qualified candidates must apply online at and click on faculty vacancies. Candidates will also need to attach a cover letter that addresses the requirements of the position; current curriculum vita; and official transcripts of all college work. Three letters of reference should be sent to:

Geology Search Committee Chair
256 Brehm Hall
Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources
The University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, TN 38238

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin July 1, 2020 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

UTM is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer. The University seeks to diversify its work force. Therefore, all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability or Vietnam veteran status, are strongly encouraged to apply.