The Department of Geology and Geography at West Virginia University seeks to hire a Research Assistant Professor (RAP) to support the Marcellus Shale Energy and Environment Laboratory (MSEEL) and the Conasauga Shale Research Consortium (CSRC) and other subsurface geoscience projects focused on production efficiencies and the challenges of addressing a carbon constrained environment through carbon capture and storage.
This is a 9-month renewable appointment with a faculty rank of Research Assistant Professor. Candidates will be evaluated based on their research potential with the current funded research programs and to establish future externally-funded research programs, publish scholarly work, collaborate with students. The position reports to the program director of the MSEEL and CSRC projects in the Department of Geology and Geography. The preferred start date is 1 January 2020.
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