Assistant Professor: Coastal Dynamics and records of sea-level change

We invite applicants for a tenure-track position in Coastal Dynamics and Records of Sea-Level Change. This position, at the rank of assistant professor and starting on September 16, 2019, will be a joint appointment in the Geology Department and the new program in Marine and Coastal Sciences (MCS) at Western Washington University, and will provide the successful candidate with an exciting opportunity to help develop new curricular and research programs with participating faculty affiliated with the Shannon Point Marine Center, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Geology Departments at WWU. Click here to apply.


The Geology Department at WWU is committed to excellence in both teaching and research.  Our goal is to offer the highest possible quality education in the geological sciences at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The mission of our department is to serve three main populations: graduate students, undergraduate geology majors, and undergraduates from other departments for their general education courses. For all of these students we strive to create excitement about discovery and the process of geologic inquiry.  We want to develop in all students an appreciation of how geological processes affect the earth and society so that they will be environmentally responsible, scientifically literate citizens.  We strive to produce majors with an interdisciplinary content background in geology and the physical sciences who are competent in the field, who can work collaboratively, conduct original research, and effectively communicate their results.

Geology Students at Work and Play

  • Fall Graduation 2018
  • Women in Geology Club - group picture 5 students
  • Interesting Geological Features
  • CPX Crystal SEM - Student Thin Section
  • Lummi Quarry Testing
  • 2016 Boulder Glacier Slide 7-18-16
  • Liberty Bell Mountain - North Cascades