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

We're Hiring!

The Department of Geology and Geography has opened searches for two tenure rack positions which are part of the transformation of the department towards a greater emphasis on Sustainability:

Assistant Professor of Geology/Hydrogeology

Assistant Professor - Sustainability


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 DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, as well as resource-based industries. The city is readily accessible to Pittsburgh and Washington, DC.

  1. The greater Morgantown Area consistently ranks within the Top 100 for places to live:
  2. 2019 Top 100 Best Place to Live, Ranked 65 by
  3. #1 Best Walking City WV, 34th Best Walking City U.S. (Prevention Magazine and APMA)
  4. Morgantown named an elite "Well City" by the The Wellness Councils of America
  5. Morgantown is the 28th community in the U.S. to earn a “Safe Communities” accreditation.
  6. WVU Medicine ranked among best hospitals in the world by Newsweek

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: