Field Camp Director and Non-Tenure Track Assistant Teaching Professor

Geological Sciences

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Missouri (Mizzou) invites applications for a non-tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor and Field Camp Director. This position has an anticipated Summer 2023 start, with a mentored participation in this year’s Field Camp. A Ph.D. in geological sciences or a related area is required at time of appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to direct the field camp studies in the summer and teach in spring and fall semesters across the curriculum including introductory courses and others within their expertise. Applicants will be evaluated on their field experience and ability to effectively teach students across the curriculum at the undergraduate level. Information about our department and our undergraduate and graduate curricula can be found at

The Department of Geological Sciences operates the longest continuously running field camp in the United States. Our geology field camp has operated non-stop since 1911 out of our permanent facility, the Branson Field Laboratory in Sinks Canyon (Wind River Range) near Lander, Wyoming. Our field camp is a 6-week, 6-credit field course that teaches a broad array of field methods including geologic mapping, sedimentary facies analysis, surface and groundwater hydrogeology, shallow geophysics, and subsurface basin analysis and correlation. The University of Missouri geology field camp received the 2014 GSA/ExxonMobil Field Camp Excellence Award and is open to both Mizzou and external geology students from across the country. It receives substantial support from the Department’s alumni development board.

About the University and Columbia, Missouri

The University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, is the state’s largest public research university. Mizzou has an enrollment of ~31,000 students, is a Research I designated institution, is a member of the Association of American Universities, and is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. Mizzou is one of only five universities nationwide with law, medicine, veterinary medicine, and a nuclear research reactor on one campus.

With a population of ~125,000, Columbia is located midway between Missouri’s largest cities, St. Louis and Kansas City. Money magazine, Fortune magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and others have named Columbia one of the best places in the United States to live and among the top 10 college towns because of its high quality of life. Columbia is home to nationally renowned public schools, including two top-ranked high schools. The city provides many opportunities for art, culture, and music enthusiasts, and has been recognized as a bike-friendly community with many parks and trails.

To apply

Please apply online at: (Job Opening ID 44935). Use the online application to upload (i) a letter of application that describes your teaching and research experience; (ii) a curriculum vitae; (iii) a statement describing research and teaching interests and a plan for attracting students, including students from demographic groups who traditionally have been underrepresented in the geological sciences; and (iv) a statement of inclusion and diversity. Three reference letters are required and should be sent (electronically or hard copy) to Dr. Eric Sandvol, Chair of the Search Committee. Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search Committee ( ) with questions about the job duties. Please contact Human Resource Services ( with any questions about the application process. Review of complete applications including reference letters will begin January 15, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

The University of Missouri and the Department of Geological Sciences are fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. To request ADA accommodations, please contact the Office of Accessibility & ADA Education at 573-884-7278 or