The Department of Geology & Geography at West Virginia University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position starting in August 2020.
West Virginia, with its steep topography, narrow valleys, frequent floods and landslides and a history of anthropogenic landscape change, offers endless research targets. The WV GIS Technical Center ( wvgis.wvu.edu) in the Department provides opportunities for collaboration, as does the WVU Institute for Water Security and Science (iwss.wvu.edu). In addition to working with colleagues in Geology and Geography, the new hire will also have the opportunity to collaborate with scientists in WVU's Davis College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Statler College of Engineering.
WVU ( www.wvu.edu ) is a comprehensive land-grant university that enrolls about 29,000 students. It is classified as "R1-very high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation. WVU is located in Morgantown ( www.morgantownwv.gov ) which is ranked in the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America. The immediate region has a diverse population of about 200,000 residents. The community lies within a high technology corridor that includes several federal research facilities such as DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory, as well as resource-based industries. The city is readily accessible to Pittsburgh and Washington, DC.
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.