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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.

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Job opportunities

We are currently seeking applicants for three faculty positions and one postdoc. Details are provided below. K-State is a great university to join! This video can help you understand why.


We invite applications for one postdoctoral scholar to work on Critical Zone science at the Konza Prairie Long Term Ecological Research site. The successful applicant can start as soon as possible. Details about the position and how to apply are available in this position ad.


We invite applications for one instructor or teaching assistant professor position.  The anticipated start date for the successful applicant is August 2016. Details about the position and application process are available here.

Tenure track positions:

We invite applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level. The anticipated start date for the successful applicants is 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.

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