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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Energy Transition Geoscience

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The Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech ( invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Energy Transition Geoscience, an area of emerging strength and anticipated growth in our department. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, energy transition resources, such as critical minerals and geologic hydrogen, geothermal and nuclear energy, carbon management, subsurface energy storage, and environmental impacts of the energy transition. The successful candidate will establish a vibrant, externally-funded research program that is recognized for scientific excellence and leadership, provide effective instruction, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students and post-doctoral scholars. The ideal candidate will apply experimental, computational, analytical, and/or field approaches to the broadly defined areas of Energy Transition Geoscience. Appointment at the assistant professor level is anticipated, but higher ranks may be considered for exceptional candidates. 




The complete position description can be found at and searching for Job No. 527023. Applications should be submitted online at Application materials include a cover letter, CV, contact details for at least three referees, and individual statements detailing (1) plans to establish a successful research program, (2) teaching interests, experiences, and philosophy, and (3) interests, experiences and capacity to contribute to institutional efforts that enhance diversity and inclusion. Each statement should not exceed two pages, and the teaching statement should address both undergraduate and graduate education. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start of employment is August 2024. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in geoscience or a related field upon appointment. The successful applicant must undergo a criminal background check. For further information, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Ryan Pollyea, at 



Research Associate opening in the Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech

The Virginia Tech Department of Geosciences is seeking a state-funded Research Associate to support geophysical and hydrological field operations. The candidate will provide installation, maintenance, operation, and technical support of equipment and software relevant to field operations. Day to day duties will be performed at the Department of Geosciences, with occasional deployments (up to several weeks) to remote global and regional locations. Required qualifications include a Masters degree and 2+ years of experience in the operation and maintenance of data acquisition systems for geoscience – for example, GNSS (GPS) equipment, seismological equipment, environmental sensors, and hydrological instrumentation. Other required and preferred qualifications are listed on the Virginia Tech job site. Applicant documents must include a list of 4 professional references and a statement on diversity and inclusion. Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, a statement on diversity and inclusion and list of 4 professional references to Apply to posting #SR0190027. Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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