University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
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Assistant Professor of Energy and Earth Resources

A tenure-stream position beginning in August 2014. 

This will be best served by a field-oriented bedrock geologist with the ability to teach courses in an interdisciplinary program. We seek a broad-based individual who is capable of teaching a range of upper-level courses in Structural Geology, Earth Materials and Hydrogeology, as well as introductory geology classes.  We plan to search for an individual with the requisite qualifications as noted above, with academic and/or professional experience in related area(s) such as sustainability, renewable energy, etc.  We seek a broad-based individual who is capable of teaching a range of upper-level courses in Structural Geology, Earth Materials, and Hydrogeology, as well as introductory courses such as Environmental Geology and Physical Geology.  The Johnstown area, with its dramatic topography (up to 500 m of local relief) and its location on the Appalachian Plateau adjacent to the Valley and Ridge provides many opportunities for research and field-based teaching in these fields. 

 The successful applicant will be expected to share in student advising and department management in addition to university-wide committee service.  This position has a primary focus on bedrock geology but the successful candidate will be expected to collaborate in all aspects of the program.  The program includes two concentrations:  Energy Resource Geology (focused on bedrock geology) and Environmental Geology (focused on surficial geology).

Requirements:  Ph.D. in Geology or a related subject; teaching and research experience appropriate to the position; a commitment to undergraduate education including field-based undergraduate research; and excellent communication skills. 

To apply, send a letter of interest; a curriculum vitae; statements of teaching philosophy and research interests; a statement of eligibility to work in the U.S.; copies of graduate transcripts (official copies will be required before appointment); and the names and contact information for at least three references to Dr. Christopher Coughenour, Energy & Earth Resources Department, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Johnstown, PA, 15904, or by email to

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2014 and continue until position is filled. 

The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.