About the Department

Our undergraduate and graduate students gain a strong foundation across the geosciences. Areas of specialization may include environmental and isotope geochemistry, applied geophysics and tectonics, paleoclimatology, planetary science, remote sensing and GIS, volcanology, and human-environmental interactions.


Dolly's Retirement Party!

Dolly Chavez, our department's beloved receptionist and purchaser, has retired after 17 years with our department and 22 years at the University of Pittsburgh!

Geoscience and Water Sustainability-Tenure-track Position

For the 2016-2017 academic year the Department of Geology and Environmental Science seeks to expand its expertise related to water sustainability in a changing climate and invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor pending budgetary approval.

Lecturer in Environmental Science

The Department of Geology and Environmental Science at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking qualified applicants for a faculty position at the rank of Lecturer, pending budgetary approval.

AGU Alumni Get Together 2016

Pitts first annual reunion party at AGU happened on December 16th at the White Horse Pub in San Francisco thanks to the help of Alison Graettinger (PhD 2012) and Aubrey Hillman (PhD 2015) who helped organize it.  We intend to make this an annual event at AGU so please stay tuned for further announcements about the location and time of next years event.