Assistant Professor of Sedimentology / Stratigraphy

published Sep 16, 2019 9:19am

Job Summary

The Department of ESS at CSU is highly interdisciplinary, with degree tracks in Astrophysics and Planetary Geology, Environmental Science, Geology, and Secondary Education within the BS Earth and Space Sciences program, as well as tracks in Geoscience and Environmental Science within the MS Natural Sciences program. ESS includes faculty with expertise in archaeology, astronomy, astrophysics, engineering and robotics, environmental science, geology, hydrology, meteorology, and physics. Candidates with interdisciplinary interests that complement one or more of these areas are preferred. ESS faculty have a strong tradition of incorporating both undergraduate and graduate students in faculty research efforts.


Teaching responsibilities will include: introductory geology, sedimentary geology, and other undergraduate and graduate courses within the area of expertise. All candidates will be expected to demonstrate the potential for both engaged teaching and research effectiveness involving undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active research program leading to publications in peer-reviewed journals, mentor student research projects, assist with academic advising, and contribute to the service needs of the university.

Required Qualifications

Candidates should have an earned doctorate in a branch of Geoscience prior to the start date of August 2020. Experience teaching at the baccalaureate level is desired. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of effective oral and written English communication skills. Candidates must also demonstrate a strong commitment to active learning and student success.

About Us

Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal and relevant college experience, which values diversity and inclusion in all forms. The University aspires to have faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Columbus region. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, Columbus State thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment. Students at Columbus State University find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus State University is a proud member of the University System of Georgia, enrolling more than 8,400 students in a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education. Among public regional universities in the South, Columbus State University recently ranked No. 46 in the "Best Colleges" rankings by U.S. News & World Report and No. 1 in the "Best Online Colleges in Georgia" for providing the best opportunities and value for students seeking online training and educational programs by the Affordable Colleges Online.

Columbus State University has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence – the Spencer House – in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:

- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be received prior to campus visit)
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Statement of Research Interests
- Three references with e-mails and current telephone numbers

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University's online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, any international transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to submission. A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. David Schwimmer, Professor, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; Phone: 706-569-3028; or email to