Tenure track position available in Hydrology/Surface Processes/Sedimentology
William & Mary, Virginia, United States
Start reviewing process: 15 March 2021

The Department of Geology at William & Mary invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the 2021-2022 academic year. We seek a broadly-trained geoscientist whose research and teaching interests may include hydrology, surface processes, sedimentology, and/or watershed processes. The successful candidate will teach courses and advise research students in their area of specialty as well as contribute introductory-level courses in geology and environmental science. The expected teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a research program that incorporates mentorship of undergraduate research students.

The Department of Geology has nine full-time faculty and graduates ~30 undergraduate majors per year all of whom complete a senior research project. The Department of Geology works closely with the College’s interdisciplinary Environmental Science and Policy program and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

Candidate must apply online at A Ph.D. is required at the time the candidate begins the appointment (August 10, 2021). To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a research statement, a teaching statement, and a statement describing previous professional experience or future plans (or both) that demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, March 15, 2021. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

Information on the degree programs in the Department of Geology can be found at

William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching, and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. For questions about this position, please contact Rowan Lockwood ( who is the Chair of the search committee.

Of interest for:
  • Terrestrial Working Group
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group