Multiple MS and PhD positions available at University of Nevada Reno
University of Nevada Reno, Nevada, United States
Apply before: 1 January 2023

We’re writing to advertise multiple, funded masters and PhD positions that are available within the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering ( at the University of Nevada Reno (including positions with faculty at the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology; All the available positions are listed online ( and include topics ranging from tectonics to metamorphism to firn microstructure to flood hazard assessment and more. Please forward these opportunities to any prospective students who you think may be interested.

Applications are due January 1, 2023, and information about applying to our program is online at; note that we do not require submission of a GRE score, and students can use unofficial transcripts during the application process (official transcripts are only needed for students who choose to attend UNR). 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 ~40 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 490,000 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