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Department of Geology


Department Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Department of Geology to deliver excellence in teaching, research, and service so that our students are equipped with the knowledge to understand and predict how our planet works and to apply that knowledge to the key challenges facing society today: meeting demands for energy, mineral, water, and food, while responsibly managing our environment.

Faculty Position Openings

The Department of Geology invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level beginning August 2016. Position 1 seeks a geoscientist with expertise in sedimentology. Position 2 seeks a geoscientist with expertise in basin-scale fluid modeling or solid Earth geophysics. Review of applications will begin 21 December, 2015. More details about the position search and application process are available here.

New Geosciences Building

We are actively raising funds for a new geosciences facility. We are excited about the proposed facility, what it could mean for our ability to train future geoscientists, and the progress we have made so far! Details about the facility and our fundraising efforts are available here.

Department Photo Album

Some images of Department events and local geology are available in our twitter feed. Check them out here.

Geology Students Making Headlines

Click here to read about a recent undergraduate Geology research experience in India!