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Department of Geological Sciences

Welcome to the Department of Geological Sciences

The Department of Geological Sciences aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of Earth materials and processes, train students who will excel in the geoscience workforce, and create sustainable solutions to Earth-related societal needs.
Geological research provides an understanding of issues associated with the physical Earth and skills which are in demand in today’s job market. Courses in geology provide the background for careers in geology, STEM teaching, public policy, and environmental risk assessment, among others. The geology graduate will have a detailed understanding of climate change, sustainability of the Earth’s resources and the close interplay between human activity and the environment.


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Faculty Searches

Plate Margin Dynamics

We invite applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-accruing position in plate margin dynamics and environments at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2019. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in processes such as multiscale deformation, magmatism, basin evolution, and/or seismogenesis. We encourage applications from scientists who take a multidisciplinary approach to characterize these environments, past and present.

Visiting Assistant Professor

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida ( invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences with an anticipated start
date of August 16, 2019. This is a full-time, nine-month, time-limited, non-tenure accruing position with the possibility of renewal for one additional academic year contingent on satisfactory performance, conduct, and funding. Opportunities exist for summer employment at the University. The successful
candidate will have completed a Ph.D. by August 15, 2019. We seek candidates whose research interests overlap with current faculty and show strong promise in research and teaching. For complete information
about this position, including required qualifications and applications materials, please visit: The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on February 15, 2019 and continue accepting applications until the position is filled. Inquiries can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Peter Adams (