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Geology and Environmental Science: Visiting Assistant Professor

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Lecturer
  • Job ID: #20586
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Geology and Environmental Science: Visiting Assistant Professor

POSITIONA full-time instructional academic staff position is available in the Department of Geology and Environmental Science for the 2024-2025 academic year, with a start date of August 18, 2024. The official title for the position is Lecturer. The working title is Visiting Assistant Professor. This is a one-year appointment with salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

QUALIFICATIONSA master's degree in the area of Geology and Environmental Science or Physical Geography from a regionally accredited institution is required. The following will be considered assets: Ph.D., A.B.D., evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level, and demonstrated commitment to support and enhance the diversity and cultural and global awareness of students, faculty, and staff. Applicants must be work authorized in the United States.


  • Teach the equivalent of 15 credits each semester, as assigned (GEOL 115 Environmental Geology, with the possibility of tea teaching GEOL 315: Hydrogeology I or GEOL 336 Introduction to Geochemistry in the spring semester based on the successful applicant's qualifications). 

THE UNITThe Department of Geology and Environmental Science offers a B.S. degree in Geology and Environmental Science. The department consists of six faculty and approximately ninety majors. Students may choose an emphasis in general geology, hydrogeology and water chemistry, dual degree geological engineering, or environmental science. The department prides itself on a long tradition and central focus on collaborative student/faculty research. Laboratory facilities include a modern analytical geochemistry laboratory containing a Thermo-Finnigan Element 2 HR-ICPMS, a state-of-the-art electron microscope facility (SEM-EDS and JEOL 2010 analytical TEM), a Siemens SRS 3000 XRF spectrometer, and a Rigaku powder diffractometer, a high P/T experimental petrology laboratory, micro-FTIR spectrometer, a 15-station petrography laboratory, a hydrogeology/structure laboratory consisting of a 12-station computer laboratory with GIS and ground-water modeling software, geophysical instrumentation (GPR, frequency domain EM, gravity meter, magnetometer, resistivity meter, seismograph), tensiometers, equipment for slug/well tests, lab equipment for soil characterization and permeameter analysis, and an on-campus hydrogeology laboratory with four well nests. The Department is a collaborative member of the Materials Science Center, a consortium between Biology, Chemistry, Geology and Physics focused on nanoscience, materials science research and collaboration with industry (

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 9,000 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the position Geology: Visiting Assistant Professor (Job ID # 20586) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached, and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vita
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to: Scott Clark:

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by March 29, 2024. However, screening may continue until position is filled.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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