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Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in Hydrogeology

Latest Department News

  • Geology students benefit from active learning strategies. Check out the amazing transformation that's taking place in our introductory geology course. Props to Asst. Prof. Nicole LaDue and her graduate students! - November 28th, 2017

  • Asst. Prof. Nathan Stansell wins a $25,250 grant from the National Geographic Society to conduct a collaborative study entitled: Late Holocene glacier fluctuations in the Sierra Velluda, Central-South Chile: filling the gap that becomes critical in projected hydroclimatic scenarios. - November 27th, 2017

  • Our 2017 issue of the Geogram is complete and ready for viewing. If you have any questions or comments just drop us a note at askgeology@niu.edu. - November 21st, 2017

  • Dr. Nathan Stansell’s research program is highlighted in the AAPG Spheres of Influence August 2017 newsletter. Researching Glaciers and Environmental Change Around the World. - September 27th, 2017

  • Reed Scherer's research was recently highlighted on The Academic Minute - a segment that is broadcast on many National Public Radio stations across the country. - January 5th, 2017

  • Professor Mark Frank has been named one of the inaugural winners of the Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award. - December 6th, 2016

  • Reed Scherer and colleagues solve a longstanding climate change mystery. - September 20th, 2016

  • PhD student Tim Hodson had an interview with LiveScience about our Antarctic field work. Press release by NSF. - May 17th, 2016

  • Ph.D. student Tim Hodson is mentioned in NSF publication: What lies beneath West Antarctica? Early career researchers publish new insights into Antarctic subglacial lakes. - April 29th, 2016

  • Geologist Reed Scherer to deliver Board of Trustees Professor Seminar. The presentation “Big Ice Sheets, Big Science and Tiny Fossils in a Changing World” and Q and A take place on March 28 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center. Refreshments are served at 11:30 a.m. All are welcome; no registration is required.