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

The Department of Geology and Environmental Science (http://www.geology.pitt.edu) at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a full-time one-year visiting assistant professor position beginning in the fall of 2017. The position is outside of the tenure stream. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate curriculum courses in the candidate's area of expertise. The position may also include serving on MS and Ph.D. student committees, as well as helping to direct undergraduate research projects.

In Remembrance of Department of Geology and Environmental Science Emeritus Faculty Dr. Bud Rollins

It is with great sadness that we report that Professor Emeritus Harold “Bud” Rollins passed away on January 9, 2017.  His death follows that of his wife, Jude, in 2015.  Bud was a highly valued and much-revered member of the Department of Geology and Planetary Science from the time he joined it in 1969 until his retirement in 2003, and will be missed deeply by all who knew him.

Listen to Dr. Josef Werne Tonight on WPXI!

Be sure to check out Dr. Josef Werne discuss President Trump’s recent executive orders on climate policy, and how they may impact what President Obama’s regulations may have meant for the environment on Night Talk on WPXI at 8pm.

Congratulations to Caralyn Gorman!

The department would like to congratulate Caralyn Gorman for being awarded the Edward and Carol Martello Lidiak Endowded Scholarship