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Geosciences (Geomorphology/Sedimentation/Stratigraphy) , Tenure-Track Faculty

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Work Type: Faculty - Tenure-Track
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Sciences

Job Title

Geosciences (Geomorphology/Sedimentation/Stratigraphy) , Tenure-Track Faculty



University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity, and meaningful service. We also seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with diverse students.


Salary commensurate with education and experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Department of Geosciences at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position (#125110) at the rank of assistant/associate professor in Geomorphology and Sedimentation/Stratigraphy. The start date for the position is August 1, 2023. The position is contingent upon funding.

The successful applicant will develop an externally funded research program, publish scholarly work, and advise and mentor graduate students in the Geosciences Master’s program. The teaching expectation includes undergraduate and graduate courses such as Introduction to Earth Science, Sedimentation and Stratigraphy, and Geomorphology.

Required Education

A terminal degree in Geosciences or a closely related field is required. ABD will be considered if close to completion, but a doctoral degree must be earned by the appointment date.

Other Desirables

Special consideration will be given to applicants whose research portfolios include environmental applications. In addition, applicants with previous college-level teaching and evidence of teaching excellence will receive special consideration.

Documents Needed to Apply

To successfully apply, applicants must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and statement of research or creative activities (as appropriate to the discipline) as separate attachments at the time of online application submittal.

Special Instruction to Applicants 

If you need help applying, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Specialist at (615) 898-5128.

If you have position-specific questions, please contact Mark Abolins at

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Sick Leave  
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment is required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you will be required to provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: 11/04/2022

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