The West Virginia University Department of Geology & Geography invites applications for a tenure-track position in geology at the Assistant Professor level starting in August 2019.
Candidates will be evaluated based on their potential to establish a vigorous externally funded research program, publish scholarly work, mentor graduate students, and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including a junior-senior level physical hydrogeology course.
Research on fresh water resources is a strategic focus at WVU, as demonstrated by a newly established interdisciplinary Institute of Water Security and Science (https://iwss.wvu.edu/), a National Science Foundation funded multi-state Appalachian Freshwater Initiative (https://iwss.wvu.edu/projects/appalachian-freshwater-initiative), and many other water focus areas located in WVU colleges and centers.
WVU (http://www.wvu.edu) is a comprehensive land-grant university that enrolls 29,000 students. It is classified as
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.