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The Department of Geology and Geography announces faculty and staff job openings via WVU Hire. Please visit the WVU jobs webpage for current postings.

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About the Greater Morgantown Area

The Department of Geology and Geography is part of West Virginia University, 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, WV 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 Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, as well as resource-based industries. The city is readily accessible to Pittsburgh and Washington, DC.

  • The greater Morgantown Area consistently ranks within the Top 100 for places to live
  • Morgantown is one of the  “Top 100 Best Places to Live” by Livability.
  • Morgantown is also one of the  “Top 10 Best Places to Raise a Family” by Livability.
  • #1 Best Walking City WV, 34th Best Walking City U.S. (Prevention Magazine and APMA)
  • Morgantown named an elite "Well City" by the The Wellness Councils of America
  • Morgantown is the 28th community in the U.S. to earn a “Safe Communities” accreditation.
  • WVU Medicine ranked among best hospitals in the world by Newsweek
  • Morgantown has been recognized as a  “Tree City” for multiple years in a row.

Live Where You Play

The “Guide to Life in America’s Small Cities” named Morgantown the 3rd Best Small City in America, citing the availability of outdoor recreation opportunities and the presence of WVU as key community assets. 

Some outdoor recreation opportunities enjoyed by Geology and Geography faculty include: