Physical Geography Instructor

published Jun 10, 2021 1:43pm

INSTRUCTOR, University of Memphis. Memphis, TN. The Department of Earth Sciences seeks candidates for an EARTH SCIENTIST at the rank of INSTRUCTOR. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated teaching experience at the undergraduate level to include introductory physical geography (weather and climate and landforms) to support our introductory courses. The successful candidate will teach as many as four sections each semester, most of which will be at the introductory undergraduate level. The Department of Earth Sciences teaches seven introductory general education courses (weather and climate, landforms, physical geology, the earth through time, the human planet, survey of world regions and cultural geography). Visit our website at for additional information. The position is a nine-month appointment with an opportunity to teach in the summer depending on need and may be renewed annually up to three years. A PhD in an Earth Science related field is preferred; ABD PhD candidates will also be considered. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment. Review of applications begins on 30 June 2021 but may continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of interest, vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three referees. The position start date is 16 August 2021. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Upload application materials at If you have questions, please contact Dr. Dorian Burnette (, Search Committee Chair, Department of Earth Sciences, 109 Johnson Hall, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152. The University of Memphis is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that strives to serve a diverse student population.