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Multiple MS and PhD positions available
University of Nevada Reno, Nevada, United States
Apply before: 1 January 2022

We’re writing to advertise multiple masters and PhD positions that are available within the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering ( at the University of Nevada Reno. All the available positions are listed online ( and include topics ranging from tectonics and volcanology to firn microstructure to groundwater chemistry to geothermal energy and economic geology. (Not listed on the website are two additional opportunities in flow and transport modeling in fracture and groundwater networks advised by Dr. Rishi Parashar ( and being offered through the UNR Graduate Program in Hydrologic Sciences ( Please forward these opportunities to any prospective students who you think may be interested.

Applications are due January 1, 2022, and information about applying to our program is online at; note that we do not require submission of a GRE score. We encourage prospective students to contact potential advisers to discuss more details of the project before the application deadline (and we’ve included some tips for sending these e-mails ( on our website). We only admit students that have a faculty member that is committed to advising the student and funding their research so it is important to reach out to faculty members to ensure they have funding available. Prospective students are also welcome to contact our Graduate Director, Prof. Stacia Gordon (, with more general questions about the program.

Our department seeks to foster an environment where our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members at large feel valued and welcome within the department regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, nationality, veteran status, socio-economic status, political beliefs, physical or cognitive ability, and age. We have a strong Code of Conduct ( that outlines the professional behavior expected of all members of our department community, and we regularly report on our ongoing efforts to increase equity, diversity, and justice (

The University Nevada Reno is situated in northern Nevada, along the California border and offers a wealth of opportunities for field study and outdoor recreation. In addition to access to the Basin and Range, Lake Tahoe and the crest of the Sierra Nevada are a ~35 minute drive from campus, Lassen Volcanic National Park and the southern terminus of the Cascades are a ~2 hour drive, Yosemite is a 3 hour drive, and the Pacific Ocean and California Coast Range can be reached in ~4 hours. Reno has a metro-area population of ~450,000 and is seeing a large influx of young professionals along with growth in cafes, eateries, bike paths, and additional amenities that make for pleasant city life. The Reno-Tahoe Airport is ~10 minutes from campus and has non-stop flights to most major cities Chicago and west.

Joel Scheingross (he/him)
Assistant Professor
University of Nevada Reno
Dept. of Geological Sciences and Engineering

Of interest for:
  • Terrestrial Working Group
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group