GeoPRISMS Newsletter Available: Fall 2017


GeoPRISMS Newsletter Fall 2017 Issue 39

The Fall 2017 GeoPRISMS newsletter is now available online!

This edition include:

  • Welcome | from GeoPRISMS Chair Demian Saffer
  • Science Report | Imaging Magma Under Mount St. Helens with Geophysical and Petrologic Methods
  • Report from the Field | ExTerra Field Institute and Research Endeavor: Western Alps, Summer 2017
  • Profile | Meet the GeoPRISMS Postdoctoral Fellows

Plus

  • Message from NSF
  • Funding Opportunities for GeoPRISMS-Related Proposals
  • Apply to Sail with the Alaska Amphibious Community Seismic Experiment
  • Recent GeoPRISMS Publications
  • GeoPRISMS Data Portal Status Report
  • GeoPRISMS activities at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting
  • Distinguished Lectureship Program 2017-2018

Please note this issue is only available in electronic version. Download your copy here.

http://geoprisms.org/newsletters/

The GeoPRISMS Office

Questions? Email info@geoprisms.org

LAST CALL: GeoPRISMS Photo Contest – Deadline to submit your photo is today!

 

 


Share with the GeoPRISMS Community what your GeoPRISMS-related research looks like, whether you are working on the field, or in the lab. Submit your picture at info@geoprisms.org now, deadline is today (November 27)!

The winner of the contest will be announced at the GeoPRISMS Townhall Meeting at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting and will receive a print out of the photo. The winner’s photo will be highlighted on the GeoPRISMS Website and in the Spring Issue of the GeoPRISMS Newsletter.

The GeoPRISMS Photo Contest is open to anyone whose research is related to GeoPRISMS. The submitted photo should be focused on the entrant’s research, and must be related to the GeoPRISMS Science and Objectives.

What should be submitted:
   – Contest limited to one photo per entrant
   – A complete and accurate caption (max 100 words)
   – Entrant’s personal information
   – A complete and signed release form (download the form here)

All information and release form should be sent in an email along with the photograph to info@geoprisms.org with the subject header “GeoPRISMS Photo Contest” by November 27, 2017

For more information about the contest and guidelines, please visit the GeoPRISMS website at: http://geoprisms.org/geoprisms-photo-contest/​

LAST CALL: GeoPRISMS Student Prize at AGU – Application deadline is Nov 26


Students, apply now to the GeoPRISMS Prize for Outstanding AGU Student Poster and Oral Presentations!

Application Deadline: November 26, 2017

GeoPRISMS Student Prize

The GeoPRISMS Program is offering two $500 prizes for Outstanding Student Presentations on GeoPRISMS- or MARGINS-related science at the AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans, December 11-15, 2017. The two prizes, one each for a poster and an oral presentation, will be awarded to highlight the important role of student research in accomplishing MARGINS- and GeoPRISMS-related science goals, and to encourage cross-disciplinary input. Any student working on science topics related to the objectives of MARGINS or GeoPRISMS is eligible to participate. Students do not have to be working on a MARGINS- or GeoPRISMS-funded project to enter the competition. Students from the international community, as well as from the U.S., are encouraged to apply. Please note that previous GeoPRISMS Student Prize winners are not eligible.

Presentations will be judged throughout the AGU meeting. Students will also have an opportunity to display their posters (or poster versions of their AGU talks) at the GeoPRISMS Student and Community Forum, beginning at 6:00 pm, Monday, December 11 at the Westin Canal Place (100 Iberville, New Orleans, LA 70130).

GeoPRISMS Student Prize winners and honorable mentions will be notified after the meeting and highlighted in the GeoPRISMS newsletter and website. Their institutions will also be notified of their achievement.

Students who wish to participate in the GeoPRISMS Student Prize at the AGU Fall Meeting 2017 need to apply before November 26, 2017 at: http://geoprisms.org/meetings/agu-student-prize/application-form/

GeoPRISMS at the AGU Fall Meeting, it’s also:
   > Photo contest (submit your photo before November 27)

Community Volcano Experiment (COVE) — Design Survey


Community Volcano Experiment (COVE) — Design Survey

The recent ERUPT, SZ4D, and USGS subduction zone science reports highlight the need for interdisciplinary, detailed research on active volcanic systems. With the survey below, we request your input regarding an initiative to propose a Community Volcano Experiment (COVE) to the US National Science Foundation to stimulate interdisciplinary research on active volcanic systems. As currently envisioned, ‘community volcano’ sites would likely target one or a small cluster of volcanoes and obtain a level of multidisciplinary observations that are not typically feasible for individual researchers or small groups. COVE would focus on data collection and dissemination only, and all data and data products would be immediately open access to enable broad participation of the international research community with cutting-edge observational constraints. The overarching goal is to facilitate research leading toward the development of integrated physical and chemical models of volcanic processes. The survey questions are meant to be generic with respect to the specific sites. Our survey aims to obtain broad community input regarding what kinds of data and data products, data access, and student and early career training and fieldwork opportunities would make community volcano projects an asset for your research. Free format input is also solicited at the end of the survey. Opportunities to comment in person will also occur at the AGU Fall Meeting. Thank you for taking the time to share your expertise. We would appreciate if you could provide you input by Friday December 22nd, 2017.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LSVWX8W

COVE Team – Brandon Schmandt (U. New Mexico), David Fee (U. Alaska Fairbanks), Tobias Fischer (U. New Mexico), Esteban Gazel (Cornell U.) Ronni Grapenthin (New Mexico Tech.), Einat Lev (LDEO)

LAST CALL: 2017 AGU GeoPRISMS Mini-workshops – Deadline is tomorrow!

Register now to attend one or more GeoPRISMS Mini-Workshops at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting

Registration Deadline: November 21, 2017

All mini-workshops are free of charge and open to all. However, attendance and food may be limited so register early for fullest consideration. For more information and registration visit the GeoPRISMS website at: http://geoprisms.org/agu2017-registration/

* ENAM science advances: Progress and outlook
Sunday December 10, 2017 | 8:30am – 1:00pm | Westin Canal Place, Crescent Ballroom – 11th Floor
* Early-Career Scientists/Faculty: Introduction to GeoPRISMS/MARGINS data resources, mini-lessons, and effective broader impacts
Sunday December 10, 2017 | 1:30pm – 5:30pm | Westin Canal Place, Crescent Ballroom – 11th Floor
* Amphibious community experiments in Alaska and related opportunities
Sunday December 10, 2017 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm | Westin Canal Place, Crescent Ballroom – 11th Floor

Questions? Contact the GeoPRISMS Office at info@geoprisms.org

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* ENAM science advances: Progress and outlook

Sunday December 10, 2017 | 8:30am – 1:00pm | Westin Canal Place, Crescent Ballroom – 11th Floor

Conveners: Colton Lynner (University of Arizona) and Zach Eilon (UC Santa Barbara)

Dear students/post-docs (faculty, please forward this message to your early-career folks!),

We wanted to make sure you were aware of this year’s pre-AGU GeoPRISMS mini-workshops, the first of which will focus on studies of the Eastern North American Margin (ENAM). The short workshop, on the Sunday morning (December 10th) preceding the main AGU conference, will highlight cutting-edge research products related to the ENAM and include community discussion of outstanding questions, particularly those demanding integration of multidisciplinary approaches.

Significant time is set aside in the workshop to showcase the research products of graduate students and post-doctoral scientists. We are soliciting 5-minute “pop-up” research highlights, of 1-2(max!) slides. This is a fantastic opportunity to have your most exciting research noticed by the wider community, and will provide a stepping stone for YOU to enter the discussion and shape our evolving understanding of this important research site.

We plan to organise contributions into the following broad pseudo-geographic groupings:

    Appalachian Mountains
    Coastal Plain
    Offshore Margin
    Margin-wide processes

However, these categories will be interpreted quite loosely, so if you have exciting results that don’t easily fit into this schema, don’t be put off.

If you would like to give a pop up, please apply here with a title and a brief abstract or summary of what you want to present. Please also register for the mini-workshop here.

We look forward to seeing you at the mini-workshop and at the AGU conference,

The organisers (Colton Lynner & Zach Eilon)

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* Early-Career Scientists/Faculty: Introduction to GeoPRISMS/MARGINS data resources, mini-lessons, and effective broader impacts

Sunday December 10, 2017 | 1:30pm – 5:30pm | Westin Canal Place, Crescent Ballroom – 11th Floor

Conveners: Juli Morgan (Rice University) and Andrew Goodwillie (LDEO, Columbia University)

Early-career scientists often seek help in generating ideas for successful broader impacts for proposals, in finding reliable sources of material for their class exercises, and in finding effective data tools relevant for their research and teaching. The goal of this mini-workshop is to introduce several popular geoscience data resources and broader impact strategies, and to use the GeoPRISMS-hosted MARGINS mini-lessons as a vehicle to address all three aspects.

Hands-on demonstrations of useful data resources from the IEDA, IRIS and UNAVCO data facilities will be tied to science through examples chosen from the MARGINS mini-lesson collection (http://geoprisms.org/education/mini-lessons/). Ideas for broader impacts will be discussed with an emphasis on compelling ways to broaden one’s reach. Participants will also have time to explore their own questions and ideas for data-rich teaching opportunities, and gain experience with the data tools.

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* Amphibious community experiments in Alaska and related opportunities

Sunday December 10, 2017 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm | Westin Canal Place, Crescent Ballroom – 11th Floor

Conveners (in reverse alphabetical order): Lindsay Worthington (University of New Mexico), Spahr Webb (LDEO, Columbia University), Susan Schwartz (UC Santa Cruz), Emily Roland (University of Washington), Aubreya Adams (Colgate University), and Geoff Abers (Cornell University)

We are excited to invite you to attend a pre-AGU GeoPRISMS Mini-Workshop focused on the Alaska Amphibious Seismic Community Experiment.

In 2018 the Alaska Amphibious Community Seismic Experiment (AACSE) will be deployed across the Alaskan subduction interface and Aleutian arc, in the Alaska Peninsula region; the project plan can be found on its webpage. All data are open and available as soon as they are recovered and processed, so abundant research opportunities exist with these data.

This mini-workshop is designed to communicate regional science goals and logistical plans for AACSE and a number of other concurrent projects in the region, with the aim of developing synergies and fostering further planning among the broader community. It will highlight opportunities for participation through the apply-to-sail and other educational programs, and opportunities for a regionally targeted, multi-disciplinary set of studies that would take advantage of AACSE and other infrastructure.

During the workshop we will also invite contributions from the open community via “popup” talks on related research or opportunities.

If you would like to present a ~5 minute popup talk, please communicate you interest here by December 3rd.

We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans.

Job Posting: Faculty Positions


1) Assistant Professor position – The School of Geosciences, University of South Florida
2) Faculty positions – Department of Earth & Climate Science, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune, India
3) Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (Tenure-Track Lecturer) – UCSB Department of Earth Science

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1) Assistant Professor position – The School of Geosciences, University of South Florida

The School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida seeks to fill a 9 month, full-time and tenure-earning, Assistant Professor position in the field of GIScience with an emphasis on spatial analysis, statistics, and/or modelling. The successful candidate could have any research specialty, though preference may be given to candidates with strengths in natural hazards, environmental health, medical geography, biogeography, and/or transportation. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program, mentor graduate students, and teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in GIS and geography. The successful candidate will complement and integrate with our existing school strengths in geography, environmental science, and geology, including GIScience, natural hazards, water, quantitative literacy, and scientific computing.  PhD in Geography or related field is required and must be conferred by appointment start date. Salary is negotiable. To apply, please visit http://employment.usf.edu and attach a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, evidence of successful research, and provide names and contact information for three references. Review of applications begin on December 15, 2017.  Additional information is available at the School of Geosciences website: http://hennarot.forest.usf.edu/main/depts/geosci/ and by emailing the search committee chair, Dr. Joni Downs (downs@usf.edu).

USF is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. For information regarding the USF System, please visit our website at http://system.usf.edu/ Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, contact Mandy Stuck at (813/974-2236), a minimum of five working days in advance.

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2) Faculty positions – Department of Earth & Climate Science, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune, India

The Department of Earth & Climate Science at the Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER), Pune, INDIA invites application for (i) Assistant / Associate Professor positions in Global seismology, exploration seismology, Geodynamics, Petrology and Hydrology  (ii) a Professor position in any branch of Earth and Climate  Science.

We are looking for candidates who should integrate teaching undergraduate and graduate classes, and research into one or more of the Department’s focus areas:  Computational Geoscience; Solid Earth, exploration and environmental geophysics; Earth system geochemistry; Geospatial research; Geobiology; Climate Science and Hydrology. Applicants must have a strong publication record and the potential to attract research funding from external sources.

Professor would also be the Chair of the department and requires significant administrative work. Candidate for Professor Position should have vision to mentor and attract talent, develop new areas of research and attract research funding.

IISER Pune, established in 2006 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, is dedicated to science education and research. The institute is a research university with about 1700 undergraduate and graduate students and about 120 faculties. The Nature Index Tables for the duration April 2016 to March 2017 have ranked the IISER as First among academic institutions in India.  For further details please follow the link: http://www.iiserpune.ac.in/

Earth and Climate Science is a new and fast-growing department of the institute, currently with 8 faculties, 4 PDF and 12 doctoral & project fellows.  The department has its own computing facility with a HPC, etc,  over 12 broadband seismographs and geochemistry experimental lab .We have ongoing Ph.D and 5 years integrated BS-MS major in Earth and Climate Science and propose to initiate integrated MS-Ph.D program from 2018. Details are available at

http://www.iiserpune.ac.in/research/disciplines/earth-and-climate-science

To Apply: To know details and apply, please visit http://www.iiserpune.ac.in/opportunities/academic.  Review of applications will begin by Feb 2018. The anticipated appointment date is Sept-Dec. 2018. Please contact Chair of the department Prof. Shyam S Rai (shyamsrai@iiserpune.ac.in) for questions and additional information.

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3) Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (Tenure-Track Lecturer) – UCSB Department of Earth Science

The Department of Earth Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE) starting July 1, 2018. The successful candidate must be committed to teaching at the lower and upper division, especially in the field. The teaching load will be equivalent to three courses per quarter, including instruction, managing teaching collections, upgrading laboratory and discussion sections, mentoring teaching assistants and assisting in student safety training.

The LPSOE position is a permanent full-time faculty position designed for individuals who wish to focus their careers on teaching, professional activities, and university and community service and is viewed as a “security of employment-track” position. LPSOEs are members of the Academic Senate and have all the benefits of Senate membership, such as eligibility for faculty housing programs, medical insurance, and retirement benefits. LPSOEs are regularly evaluated for merit salary increases; evaluation for Security of Employment (which has the permanence of a tenured position) occurs within 8 years of initial appointment. Promotion within the LSOE series requires excellent teaching, professional activities, and service.

Applicants must have a M.S. or Ph.D. degree (preferred) in Earth Science or a closely related field at the time of appointment. An outstanding record of teaching and leadership in undergraduate Earth Science education is expected. We seek a lifelong learner who will: inspire; set high expectations; develop a proven record of teaching, mentorship, professional achievement/activity; and contribute to University and public service.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and teaching statement and arrange for a minimum of three references to submit letters of reference on their behalf via the recruitment website. For primary consideration, applications should be received by December 6, 2017, but review of applicant files will continue until the position is filled. Applications with complete dossiers of letters uploaded by the initial review date will be given preference. Submit applications and reference letters online at: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01135.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Please note, new job announcements (usually) will be distributed to the GeoPRISMS Listserv on the 1st and 15th of each month.

REMINDER: GeoPRISMS Student Prize at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting


Students, apply now to the GeoPRISMS Prize for Outstanding AGU Student Poster and Oral Presentations!

Application Deadline: November 26, 2017
AGU GeoPRISMS Student Prize

The GeoPRISMS Program is offering two $500 prizes for Outstanding Student Presentations on GeoPRISMS- or MARGINS-related science at the AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans, December 11-15, 2017. The two prizes, one each for a poster and an oral presentation, will be awarded to highlight the important role of student research in accomplishing MARGINS- and GeoPRISMS-related science goals, and to encourage cross-disciplinary input. Any student working on science topics related to the objectives of MARGINS or GeoPRISMS is eligible to participate. Students do not have to be working on a MARGINS- or GeoPRISMS-funded project to enter the competition. Students from the international community, as well as from the U.S., are encouraged to apply. Please note that previous GeoPRISMS Student Prize winners are not eligible.

Presentations will be judged throughout the AGU meeting. Students will also have an opportunity to display their posters (or poster versions of their AGU talks) at the GeoPRISMS Student and Community Forum, beginning at 6:00 pm, Monday, December 11 at the Westin Canal Place (100 Iberville, New Orleans, LA 70130).

GeoPRISMS Student Prize winners and honorable mentions will be notified after the meeting and highlighted in the GeoPRISMS newsletter and website. Their institutions will also be notified of their achievement.

Students who wish to participate in the GeoPRISMS Student Prize at the AGU Fall Meeting 2017 need to apply before November 26, 2017 at: http://geoprisms.org/meetings/agu-student-prize/application-form/

GeoPRISMS at the AGU Fall Meeting, it’s also:
   > GeoPRISMS Mini-Workshops (registration deadline November 26)
   > Photo contest (submit your photo before November 27)

AGU GeoPRISMS Mini-Workshop Alaska Amphibious Community Seismic Experiment – Message from the conveners


We are excited to invite you to attend a pre-AGU GeoPRISMS Mini-Workshop focused on the Alaska Amphibious Seismic Community Experiment.

In 2018 the Alaska Amphibious Community Seismic Experiment (AACSE) will be deployed across the Alaskan subduction interface and Aleutian arc, in the Alaska Peninsula region; the project plan can be found on its webpage. All data are open and available as soon as they are recovered and processed, so abundant research opportunities exist with these data.

This mini-workshop is designed to communicate regional science goals and logistical plans for AACSE and a number of other concurrent projects in the region, with the aim of developing synergies and fostering further planning among the broader community. It will highlight opportunities for participation through the apply-to-sail and other educational programs, and opportunities for a regionally targeted, multi-disciplinary set of studies that would take advantage of AACSE and other infrastructure.

During the workshop we will also invite contributions from the open community via “popup” talks on related research or opportunities.

The workshop will be held at the Westin Canal Place in New Orleans, Sunday December 10, 2017 from 6:00-9:00pm

Please register for the meeting here – deadline for registration is November 21.

If you would like to present a ~5 minute popup talk, please communicate you interest here by December 3rd.

We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans.

AACSE PI Team and Workshop organizers:

Geoff Abers (Cornell University), Aubreya Adams (Colgate University), Peter Haeussler (USGS), Emily Roland (University of Washington), Susan Schwartz (UC Santa Cruz), Anne Sheehan (University of Colorado), Donna Shillington (LDEO, Columbia University), Spahr Webb (LDEO, Columbia University), Doug Wiens (Washington University in St. Louis), and Lindsay Worthington (University of New Mexico)

Mini-workshop agenda:

6:00 | Introductions and welcome – GeoPRISMS Chair Demian Saffer and Aubreya Adams

6:20 | Overview of past work in the Alaska subduction zone and highlights from the similar Cascadia Initiative amphibious array – Geoff Abers

6:40 | AACSE overview and opportunities for engagement – Emily Roland

6:50 | Break

7:15 | Highlights of volcano seismology work in the region – John Paskievech (Alaska Volcano Observatory)

7:30 | Regional geodesy and other geophysical observations – Shanshan Li (University of Alaska, Fairbanks)

7:45 | Opportunities for 2-3 slide “popup” presentations about other projects in the region

Questions and discussion

9:00 | Workshop Adjourns

Amphibious community experiments in Alaska and related opportunities
Westin Canal Place 100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA, 70130
Crescent Ballroom – 11th Floor
Sunday December 10, 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Register now to attend one or more GeoPRISMS mini-workshops at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting. More information and registration: http://geoprisms.org/meetings/mini-workshops/
Registration deadline: November 21, 2017

Job Posting: Faculty Positions

1) Assistant Professor in Shallow Environmental/Engineering Geophysics – Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)
2) Assistant or Associate Professor in Geology – Subduction Zone Initiative  – Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington
3) Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Potential Fields Geophysicist – The University of Alabama Department of Geological Sciences

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1) Assistant Professor in Shallow Environmental/Engineering Geophysics – Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)

Tenure-track faculty position
Assistant Professor, Shallow Environmental/Engineering Geophysics
University of Texas at El Paso
College of Science
Department of Geological Sciences

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) announces a tenure-track position in shallow environmental/engineering geophysics. We are particularly interested in candidates with a concentration in shallow characterization (e.g., potential fields, seismic, etc.) and/or modeling relevant to a wide range of issues, including but not limited to environmental applications that would connect geophysical, geomechanical, geochemical, hydrological, and biological observations. We seek candidates whose teaching and research will integrate into one or more of the Department’s focus areas: solid Earth and environmental geophysics, Earth system geochemistry, tectonics and sedimentation, geospatial research, professional and entrepreneurial geoscience, and science learning and education. The successful candidate will teach a combination of introductory, upper division, and graduate classes.  Applicants must demonstrate both a strong publication record and the potential to attract research funding from a variety of external sources. The ability to collaborate with other faculty both within and external to the Department is highly desired.

The University of Texas at El Paso is a burgeoning national and international research university committed to access and excellence. A leader among Hispanic-serving institutions, UTEP enrolls over 25,000 students and is the only doctoral research university in the nation with a majority Mexican-American student body. The Department includes a vibrant group of 21 tenured and tenure-track faculty, and offers a B.S. and M.S. in Geophysics, a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Geology, and a B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Science. We also support student training in interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs with Environmental Science and Engineering and Computational Science.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field at the time of appointment. Candidates capable of building active research programs, teaching at all levels, and engaging in collaborative research are encouraged to apply. A track record of peer-reviewed publications and attainment of research funding is preferred. Teaching experience in the field, laboratory or classroom will also be a consideration. Demonstrated collaborations in research are valued as well.

To Apply: Applications must submit the following: (1) a letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a description of research interests, (4) a description of teaching interests, (5) a description of how the applicant would approach broadening participation of underrepresented groups in the geosciences, and (6) complete contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated appointment date is fall 2018. Please contact Search Committee Chair Dr. Marianne Karplus (mkarplus@utep.edu) for questions and additional information.

To view full ad and apply, please visit http://utep.edu/employment.

Hiring decisions are based on budget approval.

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.

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2) Assistant or Associate Professor in Geology – Subduction Zone Initiative  – Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington

The University of Washington (UW) seeks a geologist with a compelling vision for subduction zone research and the collaborative leadership skills to contribute to a new subduction zone initiative at UW. This faculty position is in the Department of Earth & Space Sciences (ESS) of the College of the Environment and is expected to be at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Associate Professor (with tenure).

The new faculty member will be a geologist who studies the evolution of subduction systems through the interpretation of the rock record. Candidates should use geological field observations to establish context for interpreting the rock record, and combine these approaches with other analytical, theoretical, or experimental techniques. We particularly encourage applicants who examine high-temperature processes, and who complement existing strengths in ESS.

Please follow the link below for a full description of the position, qualifications, and instructions on how to apply: https://ap.washington.edu/ahr/academic-jobs/position/aa25938/

Preference will be given to applications received prior to January 2, 2018. Questions about the position can be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Katharine Huntington (kate1@uw.edu).

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3) Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Potential Fields Geophysicist – The University of Alabama Department of Geological Sciences

The Department of Geological Sciences at The University of Alabama (UA) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in potential fields geophysics.  This position will begin August 2018 and will be filled at the Assistant Professor level.  Candidates who specialize in potential fields (gravity, magnetics, electricity, and/or electromagnetism), including data acquisition, processing, and interpretation, with research interests in near-surface, environmental, hydrologic, exploration, and solid-earth geophysics are invited to apply.  It is expected that this position will enhance UA research focused on water, energy, and the environment with an emphasis on hydrogeology, petroleum systems, and/or tectonics.  Candidates must have a strong record of research and teaching, and they must have received a Ph.D. in geology, geophysics, or a related field by the time of their appointment.  The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program and to attract and advise high-quality graduate students.  Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her specialty and introductory geology.  The department has a broad range of geophysical and computational facilities, in addition to University-shared facilities.  Details regarding existing research programs, equipment and facilities, and departmental activities can be found at http://www.geo.ua.edu.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Fred Andrus (fandrus@ua.edu).  Applicants should go to http://facultyjobs.ua.edu to electronically apply for this position.  When submitting an application, candidates must provide a cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, and a list with the contact information for at least three references.  Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and actively seeks diversity in its employees.

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Please note, new job announcements (usually) will be distributed to the GeoPRISMS Listserv on the 1st and 15th of each month.

GeoPRISMS Photo Contest: Submit your photo!


​Share with the GeoPRISMS Community what your GeoPRISMS-related research looks like, whether you are working on the field, or in the lab. Submit your picture at info@geoprisms.org before November 27!

The winner of the contest will be announced at the GeoPRISMS Townhall Meeting at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting and will receive a print out of the photo. The winner’s photo will be highlighted on the GeoPRISMS Website and in the Spring Issue of the GeoPRISMS Newsletter.

The GeoPRISMS Photo Contest is open to anyone whose research is related to GeoPRISMS. The submitted photo should be focused on the entrant’s research, and must be related to the GeoPRISMS Science and Objectives.

What should be submitted:
   – Contest limited to one photo per entrant
   – A complete and accurate caption (max 100 words)
   – Entrant’s personal information
   – A complete and signed release form (download the form here)

All information and release form should be sent in an email along with the photograph to info@geoprisms.org with the subject header “GeoPRISMS Photo Contest” by November 27, 2017

For more information about the contest and guidelines, please visit the GeoPRISMS website at: http://geoprisms.org/geoprisms-photo-contest/​