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.


Hiring - Visiting Assistant Professor

We are interested in a colleague with research expertise that integrates well with current departmental directions as described on our website.  Specific areas of interest could include: Earth's surface deformation in response to earthquakes, magma movement and glacier dynamics through quantifying and interpreting ground displacement using satellite remote sensing via Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) or Global Positioning Systems (GPS), passive source seismology to understand Earthquake sources and structure, seismic anisotropy and lithospheric structure and composition as modulated by tectonic processes, and acquiring, processing, and interpretation of active or passive waveform data.

Applicants should email questions and the following materials to the Visiting Assistant Professor Search Committee (gpsgrad@pitt.edu): 1) a CV (including past and current grant support), 2) statements of teaching and research interests, 3) copies of 3 relevant publications, and 4) names and contact information of four references. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and proceed until the position is filled. The University of Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Applications from women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged.

Paper Published in Environmental Science and Technology!

Graduate Student Zhongjie Yu has a new paper that was just published in ES&T! 

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

Another successful year with our 2017 graduates!