POSTING DATE: March 1, 2013

Wayland Baptist University - Plainview Campus


Department of Geology /School of Mathematics and Sciences


Dean, Mathematics and Sciences


The Assistant/Associate Professor of Geology will work under the supervision of the Dean of the School of Mathematics and Sciences.   Primary teaching responsibilities will include some combination of the following courses: Physical Geology for majors and non-majors; Mineralogy; Structural Geology; and upper-level courses in the candidate’s specialty.  Commitment to directing undergraduates in student-focused interdisciplinary research programs is important.    As a faculty member of WBU he/she will represent the University's academic and spiritual emphasis to the students, faculty, staff, and the community in a manner consistent with the University's mission and purpose.


1. Teaching a total of 24 semester hours of courses in physical geology for majors and non-majors; mineralogy; structural geology; upper-level courses in the candidate’s specialty and other courses as needed per academic year.

3.  Serving on university and school committees.

4.  Actively engaging in professional development activities.

5.  Mentoring students in appropriate undergraduate-level research projects.


The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the Dean, School of Mathematics and Sciences or University Provost.

QUALIFICATIONS: A commitment of Christian Higher education and in agreement with the purposes and philosophy of Christian higher education as promoted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas in general and Wayland Baptist University in particular.
Education, Certification and Licence:

An earned Ph.D. in Geology, or closely related discipline. 

Experience & Knowledge:

Post-doctoral or prior teaching experience preferred. 

Skills & Abilities:

1.  The ability to teach courses in physical geology for majors and non-majors; Mineralogy; Structural Geology. A “hard rock” geologist would best fit within current program, but all specialties will be considered.

2.  An interest in teaching at a university where teaching excellence is highly valued. 

3.  A strong Christian commitment, and the willingness to be involved in the life of the university and her students.

4.  Should possess an interest in directing student-centered undergraduate research.

Additional Requirements:

1. Endorsement by the Executive Vice President/Provost.

2. Must be able to pass Background Checks.

3. Must have no delinquent or defaulted items on Credit Report.  A credit check will be conducted to insure the requirement is met.

THE UNIVERSITY: Wayland Baptist University is a four-year liberal arts university. The institution is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The Wayland Baptist University System is comprised of the Plainview campus, which is predominately a residential campus, twelve external campuses, and the Virtual Campus offering courses in a broad range of academic areas.
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Applications may be submitted online or you may download it from the top of this web page by clicking on Application for Employment.

Interested individuals MUST submit the following information in Word or PDF Formats:

1. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter

2. Completed University Application of Employment with Faith Statement and Teaching Philosophy:

(Link to Application Below)

3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

4. Three Current Professional Letters of Recommendation

5.  Copies of transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate academic work

Additional material may be requested at a later date.

Please send this information to:

Ron Appling, Director of Human Resources

Wayland Baptist University - Plainview Campus
1900 W. 7th Street, CMB #1274
Phone: (806) 291-3451

Fax: (806) 291-1981



Position Will Remain Open Until Filled. 

Wayland Baptist University does not illegally discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its mission and purposes.