Mini-Workshops at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting – Register now!


GeoPRISMS Mini-Workshops at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting

Register now to attend one or both GeoPRISMS Mini-Workshops at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting

When: Sunday December 8, 2019

Where: Grand Hyatt Union Square, 36th Floor, Union Square Room

Registration deadline: November 19, 2019

The goal of the mini-workshops is to harness momentum from the large Synthesis & Integration Workshop that took place in San Antonio last February, and in particular to develop strategies for (1) data and science legacies and (2) engaging the community in fundamental science that build upon the past two decades of the GeoPRISMS and MARGINS programs. The Pre AGU mini-workshops are designed as working meetings, and are structured around breakout groups from which we anticipate the participants will discuss and identify:

  • a clear set of planned activities and/or proposals for future small, focused workshops;
  • key needs for data and program products and plans to implement them;
  • and synthesis or integration products that tie together science in thematic areas.

Participants can register to attend one or both mini-workshops. Student and early-career scientist participation is encouraged. Please visit the mini-workshop webpages for more information and workshop agendas:

8am – 12pm | Data Legacy, Science and Education & Outreach Legacy Products

Conveners: Rebecca Bendick, Anaïs Férot, Andrew Goodwillie, Jessica Warren, Demian Saffer

1:15 – 5:45pm | Strategies for Synthesis, Integration, and Future Opportunities

Conveners: The GeoPRISMS Steering and Oversight Committee: Becky Bell, Rebecca Bendick, Daniel Brothers, Mark Caddick, Char Deering, Katie Keranen, Luc Lavier, Rob Harris, Emily Roland, Kyle Straub, Jessica Warren, Demian Saffer

Lunch will be provided.

Following the mini-workshops there will be an evening reception that will take place on the 36th floor at the Grand Hyatt Union Square. Please join us to celebrate the achievements of the GeoPRISMS Program! Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available.

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

IAVCEI 2021 – Call for proposals for scientific sessions


IAVCEI 2021 Scientific Assembly
15–19 February 2021, Rotorua, New Zealand

http://www.iavcei2021.org

Call for Proposals for Scientific Sessions: https://confer.eventsair.com/iavcei2021/call-for-sessions

The IAVCEI 2021 Scientific Assembly will be hosted at Rotorua within the volcanically active Taupo Volcanic Zone. Scientific sessions will provide a close tie between its volcanic landscapes and processes and the latest advances in research. The themes of the Assembly encompass the disciplines that seek to understand volcanism and magmatism, including natural processes, investigative techniques and the benefits and impacts to society. We welcome sessions linked to the following themes for the scientific programme:

Program Themes

  • Magmatism and tectonism
  • Using field data, geophysics, geochemistry, statistics, and modelling to probe volcanic and plutonic systems
  • Eruption triggers and styles: From precursors to eruption
  • Volatile influences on eruption style, degassing, atmospheric chemistry and climate
  • Evaluating and communicating volcanic hazards and risks
  • Monitoring: developing new approaches and novel applications of existing technologies
  • Volcanoes, energy, resources and the environment
  • Volcanoes and society: from indigenous peoples to a multicultural world
  • Future thinking – what’s on the horizon that could be a game-changer?

Timeline

Proposal submission deadline: 1st November 2019
Notification of selection: 25th November 2019
Uploading of session information to website: 1st December 2019

Do not hesitate to contact the IAVCEI 2021 Program convenor or co-convenor if you have any questions:
Bruce Houghton (University of Hawaii) bhought@soest.hawaii.edu
James White (Otago University) james.white@otago.ac.nz

Job Posting: Faculty, Postdoc, NSF Science Assistant Positions


1) Faculty position on Remote Sensing – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2) Two assistant professor positions in Geochemistry and Structural Geology – San Diego State University
3) Assistant or Associate Professor in Igneous and/or Metamorphic Petrology – The Department of Geological Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin
4) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Seafloor Seismology – Woods Hole  Oceanographic Institution
5) Tenure-Track Faculty, Hydrogeology – The Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University
6) Science Assistant positions – National Science Foundation

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1) Faculty position on Remote Sensing – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Geology in the School of Earth, Society, and Environment (https://earth.illinois.edu/) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the flagship campus of the University of Illinois System, seeks an outstanding scholar with expertise in Remote Sensing. Applications are invited from candidates whose research falls within the broad scope of Earth sciences – including, but not limited to: surface and groundwater, landscape change, tectonics, environmental and climate science, earthquakes, glaciology, and volcanology. The full-time, 9-month (academic year) tenure-track faculty appointment is at the Assistant Professor level with a target start date of August 16, 2020.

The Department of Geology resides within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

The University of Illinois is committed to the family needs of our faculty members, including dual career partners. The Dual Career Academic Couples program, Provost Initiative #8, facilitates the placement of tenure-system faculty partners in positions on campus (including tenure track). More information may be found at: https://provost.illinois.edu/policies/provosts-communications/communication-8-dual-career-academic-couples-program/

The Geology Department is committed to building and maintaining an excellent and diverse academic environment. We are dedicated to advancing inclusion and diversity through our teaching, research, and service. Qualified applications will be considered regardless of age, race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Responsibilities in Research and Teaching: The successful candidate will establish and maintain an externally funded and independent research program in the area of remote sensing. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at least two courses within the Geology curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Synergy with Campus Excellence Themes and Strengths: The successful candidate will benefit from existing strengths within the Department of Geology: surface environments and landscape research, tectonics, geophysics, geodynamics; within SESE: CyberGIS & geography, and Atmospheric Remote Sensing; and across campus: the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, data science programs in Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering, and fluid dynamic, surface environments and earthquake hazards research in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Mechanical Science and Engineering. Excellent opportunities also exists for collaborations with the United States Geological Survey and Illinois State Geological Survey.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent international degree in Geology or a related field by mid-June 2020 for a preferred start date of Aug 16, 2020. Applicants must have a promising research agenda and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Candidates with superior qualifications who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Instructor. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is competitive, commensurate with skills and experience. Information on benefits may be found at: https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/benefits/

Application: To apply, create your candidate profile through https://go.illinois.edu/GEOLOGYfaculty and submit application materials by November 15, 2019. Required documents:

  • Cover letter that details suitability for and interest in the position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Up to three representative publications
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Statement of Teaching Experience and Goals
  • Statement on Advancing Diversity and Inclusion
  • Contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date.

Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. Questions can be directed to search committee chair Prof. Lijun Liu, ljliu@illinois.edu, phone: (217) 333-3540.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

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2) Two assistant professor positions in Geochemistry and Structural Geology – San Diego State University

Two assistant professor positions are open at San Diego State University in geochemistry and structural geology. Would you please distribute these on your GeoPRISMS Listserv at your earliest convenience? Thank you!

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – GEOCHEMISTRY – SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

The Department of Geological Sciences and the Environmental Sciences Program at SDSU invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in geochemistry and environmental sciences. The preferred start date of the appointment is August 2020.
The full advertisement and directions for application are posted at: http://apply.interfolio.com/67212.
For questions or more information please contact Dr. David L. Kimbrough, Search Committee Chair at dkimbrough@sdsu.edu.

SDSU is an equal opportunity/Title IX employer.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY/TECTONICS – SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

We seek to hire a candidate who uses field-based and/or computational models to address questions related to structural deformation in regions of active tectonics. Specific areas of research might include any aspects of structural geology and/or active tectonics through the use of field studies, applied geophysics, computational techniques and/or models. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally-funded, independent research program with student participation. Contribution to the Department of Geological Sciences teaching mission and participation in University and/or community service is also expected. Candidates should have a PhD in Geology or related field, relevant post-doctoral experience, a strong record of research accomplishments, external funding and a demonstrated capacity for teaching.

Additional information and application procedures are available at Https://apply.interfolio.com/67226.

Review of applications will begin on 21 October 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct questions about the position to the search committee chair, Dr. Allen Gontz, agontz@sdsu.edu.

SDSU is an equal opportunity/Title IX employer.
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3) Assistant or Associate Professor in Igneous and/or Metamorphic Petrology – The Department of Geological Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin

Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate (tenured) Professor in Igneous and/or Metamorphic Petrology apply.interfolio.com/68792. The Department of Geological Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin seeks to hire a faculty member in the field of igneous and/or metamorphic petrology at the Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenured) level.  We seek an outstanding scientist who will establish an innovative, world class, externally funded research program in the petrological evolution of the Earth and possibly other terrestrial bodies. We seek a candidate who will take advantage of the extensive analytical and/or computational capabilities of the Jackson School and complement our existing research strengths. A Ph.D. is required by the expected start date.

The Department of Geological Sciences is part of the Jackson School of Geosciences (JSG), which also includes two research units, the Institute for Geophysics and the Bureau of Economic Geology. With over 190 research scientists and faculty, the Jackson School of Geosciences is one of the largest academic earth science schools in the country. The University is located in a thriving metropolitan area with a dynamic, multicultural community of over 1 million people. The department is interested in building a culturally diverse intellectual community and we strongly encourage applications from all underrepresented groups. The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels.

Review of applications will begin December 17, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter; CV; research statement; teaching statement; statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and or service; and a list of at least three individuals who would be able to provide letters of reference. Submit copies of these materials through Interfolio’s ‘Apply Now’ option. Questions concerning the application process or receipt of application materials should be sent to dgs@jsg.utexas.edu.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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4)    Postdoctoral Fellowship in Seafloor Seismology – Woods Hole  Oceanographic Institution

The newly formed Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center (OBSIC) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) announces a competition for a Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowship. OBSIC’s mission is to support discovery of the earth’s internal structure and its dynamic processes using seafloor seismic measurements. (See https://obsic.whoi.edu/.) The OBSIC Postdoctoral Fellowship, recognizing the importance of marine seismology and ocean-bottom seismic instrumentation to continued discovery in Earth Sciences, aims to help maintain the strength of the field by supporting instrumentation-focused research and development.

You are invited to apply for this Fellowship for any project related to: 1) research and engineering in the area of seafloor seismic instrumentation, including the development and/or application of new sensors; 2) advancing our knowledge of earth structure with an emphasis on using ocean- bottom seismograph data, including the development and/or application of new analytical methodologies; 3) understanding earthquake-related processes using seafloor seismology and/or geodesy; 4) advancing our knowledge of the interplay between seafloor seismic measurements and oceanographic processes; and 5) other projects within this broad scope. The successful candidate may choose to carry out research with faculty in any of WHOI’s science and engineering departments, with staff at the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, or a combination thereof.

Completed applications will be accepted up to October 15, 2019 for consideration for Postdoctoral Scholar Awards for 2020-2021. Recipients of awards can initiate their study and research period at the Institution any time after January 1, 2020 and before December 1, 2021.

Further information may be obtained at: https://www.whoi.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/flyer_OBSIC_text_20.pdf

Application forms may be obtained through the Academic Programs section of the WHOI web pages at http://www.whoi.edu/postdoctoral, or by contacting: The WHOI Postdoctoral Coordinator Telephone: (508) 289-2950 ٠ E-mail: postdoc@whoi.edu

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5) Tenure-Track Faculty, Hydrogeology – The Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University

The Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University, in University Park, PA invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of Hydrogeology, to be filled at the rank of assistant or associate professor, depending upon the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. We seek a creative colleague who will develop a vigorous externally-funded research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and demonstrate commitment to advancing equity and inclusion. The Department of Geosciences is part of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, and houses top-ranked research programs in environmental and climate sciences, geology, geophysics, and geochemistry. Water is an important component of the University Strategic Plan, and Penn State hosts several campus-wide initiatives in water resources through, for example, the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment (http://www.iee.psu.edu) and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (http://www.eesi.psu.edu). Applications should be submitted online and include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research vision, statement of teaching interests, and evidence, either woven through their application materials or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and an inclusive environment in their department/workplace. Additionally, we request names and contact information for four references. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in geosciences or related field at the time of appointment. Appointment could begin as early as July 1, 2020. Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please contact Don Fisher, Chair of the Search Committee, at dmf6@psu.edu.

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6)    Science assistant positions – National Science Foundation

The Marine Geosciences Section is looking to hire two new Science Assistants, one for the Marine Geology and Geophysics (MGG) Program and one for the Chemical Oceanography (CO) Program.  The Science Assistant will work with either the MGG Program Officers or the CO Program Officers, as well as others in the Division of Ocean Sciences, providing service of value to the Programs and simultaneously developing an understanding of key aspects of the science and engineering enterprise that will be valuable to a future professional scientific career. Science Assistants help to manage the Program’s merit review process and award oversight activities, as well as participate in other developmental assignments including report preparation, working with other parts of NSF and other government agencies, and exchanging information with the scientific research community.

Please pass the word along to students or others who might be interested. The ideal candidate will have a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in marine geosciences or marine biogeochemistry. Backgrounds in other fields of ocean sciences or earth sciences will also be considered. The preferred start date is January 2020, and the position will be for a maximum duration of two years.

Interested parties should send a current CV and statement of interest to Dr. Deborah Smith (dksmith@nsf.gov) for the MGG science assistant position and Simone Metz (smetz@nsf.gov) for the CO science assistant position.  Statements of interest will be accepted until November 15, 2019.

Simone Metz, Program Director in Chemical Oceanography

Debbie Smith, Program Director in Marine Geology and Geophysics

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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.

Job Posting: Faculty Positions, Postdoc, PhD and MS opportunities


1) Tenure-track Faculty, Coastal Geology, Sedimentology, or Coastal Geohazards – Cornell University Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

2) Flint Postdoctoral Fellowship – Department of Geology & Geophysics, Yale University
3) Ph.D. and M.S. opportunities in Seismology – Purdue University
4) Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing / Geospatial Technology – The Geological Sciences Department at Cal Poly Pomona
5) Graduate student positions of geochemistry and geophysics – Michigan State University
6) Announcing New PhD Program in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Boston College

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1) Tenure-track Faculty, Coastal Geology, Sedimentology, or Coastal Geohazards – Cornell University Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Cornell University’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) seeks to fill a tenure track faculty position in coastal geology, sedimentology, or coastal geohazards, with an emphasis on the response of coastal regions to tectonic, geodynamic, climatic, or atmospheric processes. We are particularly interested in candidates who use observational data, including but not limited to land- or shallow-marine-based field studies or remote sensing, in collaboration with experimental or computational approaches. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, sediment transport, the geological record of storms or tsunamis, inundation responses to storm surges or rising sea levels, coastal erosion, granular flow, landslides, geomorphology, and geodynamics of coastal uplift and subsidence.

The successful candidate will interact with EAS programs in geological sciences and in atmospheric and ocean sciences, and contribute to teaching programs within EAS in geological sciences. The candidate will also have opportunities to interact with other research programs and units at Cornell including the Cornell Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City, and New York Sea Grant. The successful candidate will have access to a wide variety of campus facilities including the Paleontological Research Institute (https://www.priweb.org) and the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing (https://www.cac.cornell.edu).

Applicants must hold a doctorate in an appropriate field, have a demonstrated ability to conduct outstanding research, and show promise for attracting external research support. The successful candidate will also be a committed educator, enthusiastic about teaching and supervising student research at all levels. We anticipate filling the position at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels; salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Diversity and inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches. Applicants should submit: a cover letter addressed to search committee chair, Dr. Katie Keranen; a curriculum vita; a research statement; a teaching statement; a statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion (https://facultydevelopment.cornell.edu/department-resources/recruitment/contribution-to-diversity/); and complete contact information for three references.

All materials must be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14655. Inquiries only should be sent to keranen@cornell.edu. Review of applications will begin November 20, 2019.  Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 20, 2019.

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2) Flint Postdoctoral Fellowship – Department of Geology & Geophysics, Yale University

The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Yale University (http://earth.yale.edu) announces an annual competition for the Richard Foster Flint Postdoctoral Fellowship. We welcome applicants with research interests in climatic processes, Cenozoic paleoclimate, historical climate records, and future climate predictions, using either archive- or modeling-based investigations. Specific research areas include, but are not limited to, glaciology; climatology; atmospheric and oceanic circulation; low-temperature geochemistry; paleobiological and paleoecological responses to climate change; and coupling between tectonic, climatic, environmental, and biotic processes. This postdoctoral position is awarded for two years and includes a stipend

($60,000/yr) and research funds ($5,000/yr), plus health-care benefits and limited expenses for relocation. Applicants should contact a sponsor in the Department to discuss potential research projects, and then submit a short (2–3 page) statement of research interests and a proposed research plan, a curriculum vitae with a full list of publications, an endorsement letter from the sponsoring faculty member, and three confidential letters of reference. Applications should be submitted online at http://apply. http://apply.interfolio.com/68371. The deadline for receipt of all application materials is December 15, 2019, and successful candidates are expected to begin their program at Yale between July 1 and December 31, 2020. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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3) Ph.D. and M.S. opportunities in Seismology – Purdue University

The Computational Seismology and Tectonics group in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University seeks highly motivated M.S. and Ph.D. students to work on a broad spectrum of seismological and tectonics topics. As part of a multidisciplinary department, students work in a collaborative environment and get exposure to a variety of expertise in earth and planetary systems, such as seismology, geodesy, petrology, lithosphere dynamics, tectonics, structural geology, planetary geology, and broader earth system interactions. Representatives of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University will attend GSA and AGU meetings to answer any questions about student opportunities in the department.

Students with B.S. or M.S. degree in geophysics, geology, engineering, physics, mathematics, computer science, or closely related fields are all welcome to apply. To be considered for financial support, please submit your application for M.S and Ph.D. positions by January 2, 2020, for Fall 2020 admission. Please check http://www.eaps.purdue.edu/for_students/graduate/grad_admissions.html for application requirements. Applicants are encouraged to contact the following faculty to discuss potential projects.

1. Dr. Xiaotao Yang (xtyang<at>purdue.edu)

Ph.D. and M.S. opportunities to apply and develop high-resolution seismic imaging methods (receiver functions, ambient seismic noise, and others) to solve problems in tectonics, earthquake and volcano hazards, and transient velocity changes. Regions of interest include but are not limited to the Aleutian-Alaska margin and the continental interior, the North-American mid-continent, and the western United States. Full financial support, including teaching assistantships and research assistantships, will be provided for both M.S and Ph.D. students. Applicants can find more information about Dr. Yang’s research at http://www.eaps.purdue.edu/people/faculty-pages/yang.html.

2. Dr. Jonathan Delph (jdelph<at>purdue.edu)

Ph.D. and M.S. opportunities to apply and develop passive-source seismic imaging and seismic interferometry techniques to the tectonics/geodynamics of Earth. Specific research projects include linking slab dynamics to tectonics in the eastern Mediterranean, investigating variations in crustal and upper mantle properties in the Pacific Northwest, and improving models for seismic wave propagation. Other opportunities may develop that involve shallow (upper crustal) seismic imaging and linking petrological and seismological observations. Full financial support, including teaching assistantships and research assistantships, will be provided for both M.S and Ph.D. students. Applicants can find more information about Dr. Delph’s research at http://www.eaps.purdue.edu/people/faculty-pages/delph.html.

3. Dr. Robert L. Nowack (nowack<at>purdue.edu)

M.S. opportunities in theoretical and applied seismology and GeoData Science. Recent studies have included Marchenko imaging with application to carbon sequestration, seismic body-wave interferometry using the autocorrelation of ambient noise, machine learning for seismic inversion, and iterative time-domain deconvolution for time-varying seismic data. A seismic array is currently being deployed to study unconventional seismic sources and their use in interferometric imaging. Dr. Nowack is a coordinator for the Purdue Geodata Science Professional Master’s program (more information can be found at https://www.eaps.purdue.edu/gdsp/). Applicants can find more information about Dr. Nowack’s research at https://web.ics.purdue.edu/~nowack/.

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4) Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing / Geospatial Technology – The Geological Sciences Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) 

The Geological Sciences Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position, beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year. We invite applications from geoscientists whose research incorporates data from ground-based remote sensing or observations from unmanned aerial vehicles or satellites, and the position is open to a broad range of research specializations, such as natural hazards, active tectonics, environmental geoscience, and/or climate change. A Ph.D. in geology, geophysics, environmental geoscience or a directly related science or engineering discipline is required. The successful candidate will have the potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and for developing an externally-funded research program that will involve undergraduate and Master’s students. Teaching responsibilities will typically include a mix of geoscience courses at the lower division, upper division, and graduate levels, and will incorporate classes in Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing or other specialty courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Demonstrated experience with data collection and analysis using modern instrumentation is expected. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated success with external funding, established ties to research institutions, industry or government agencies and interest in developing intradepartmental and cross-campus collaborations. At Cal Poly Pomona, we cultivate student and faculty success through a diverse culture of experiential learning, discovery, and innovation. Cal Poly Pomona is committed to being the model for an inclusive polytechnic university that inspires creativity and innovation, embraces local and global challenges, and transforms lives.  The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than December 30, 2019. Full position description and application procedure: http://www.cpp.edu/~faculty-affairs/open-positions/.

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5) Graduate student positions of geochemistry and geophysics – Michigan State University

The Geochemistry and Geophysics research groups in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Michigan State University are recruiting M.S. and Ph.D. students to start Fall 2020!

Our research groups offer opportunities to study tectonics and petrology at field sites around the globe, to image the Earth’s interior, and to model physical and chemical processes using laboratory and computational methods. Dynamic processes of our planet’s interior over its history generated Earth’s habitable surface and are responsible for the natural distribution of mineral resources and geologic hazards including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis.

Research and teaching assistantships are available for highly qualified applicants and are awarded in fall of each year. In addition, several fellowships and scholarships provide additional financial support for summer stipends, conference travel, and research and field expenses. Thanks to our generous alumni, the EES department offers the most awards per capita of any department at MSU.

Interested students should visit our prospective graduate student webpage (https://ees.natsci.msu.edu/academics/graduate/application/) and feel free to contact faculty directly via email.

All are welcome to drop by our booths at GSA and AGU fall meetings!

Faculty:

Dr. Min Chen (chenmi22@msu.edu): Computational Seismology
Keywords: Full Waveform Inversion, Ambient Noise, Crust and Mantle Structure
Dr. Kevin Mackey (mackeyke@msu.edu): Earthquake Seismology
Keywords: Seismology, Explosion Monitoring, Eurasian Field Work
Dr. Susannah Dorfman (dorfman3@msu.edu): Experimental Mineralogy
Keywords: Mineral Physics, Experimental Petrology, Mantle Heterogeneity
Dr. Allen McNamara (allenmc@msu.edu): Geodynamics
Keywords: Geophysics, Geodynamics, Mantle Convection
Dr. Jeff Freymueller (freymuel@msu.edu): Geodesy
Keywords: Earthquakes, Active Volcanism, Cryospheric and Hydrospheric Change
Dr. Tyrone Rooney (rooneyt@msu.edu): Igneous Petrology/Geochemistry
Keywords: Rifting, Geochemistry, Magmatism
Dr. Seth Jacobson (seth@msu.edu): Planetary Sciences
Keywords: Planetary Science, High Performance Computing, Early Earth
Dr. Songqiao “Shawn” Wei (swei@msu.edu): Seismology/Geophysics
Keywords: Subduction Zones, Seismic Imaging, Marine Seismology

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6) Announcing New PhD Program in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Boston College

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Boston College is recruiting PhD and MS students for the coming academic year.  This will be the inaugural incoming class of PhD students, augmenting our longstanding MS program.

The department has grown to 12 faculty in recent years including major investments in laboratories and research infrastructure, all of which create graduate student opportunities in Climate and Environmental Change (e.g., paleoclimatology, ice sheet dynamics, fluvial geomorphology, oceanography, and marine biogeochemistry), Tectonics and Dynamics of Earth’s Interior (e.g.,  isotope geochemistry and geochronology, geodynamics, structural geology, petrology, and earthquake and exploration seismology), and the integrative theme of Water throughout the Earth. In addition, Boston College has announced the launch of the new Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society. The emphasis of the Schiller Institute is in interdisciplinary research surrounding Energy, Health, and Environment wherein our department will play a major role.

We encourage applications in any of these fields to both the MS and PhD programs.  For questions, please contact Prof. Ethan Baxter, Department Chair, or Prof. Mark Behn, Dir. of Graduate Studies. For more information, please see our department website or the Schiller website.

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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.

Job Posting: Faculty and Postdoc positions


1) Endowed faculty position in petroleum geology – University of Colorado Boulder
2) Faculty Position in Crust/Lithosphere Evolution – Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California
3) Multiple postdoctoral opportunities in subduction zone science – Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington
4) Scripps Postdoctoral Scholar Award – Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego in La Jolla, California
5) Three Assistant Professors in Geophysics or Environmental Geoscience – Earth Sciences Dept, Durham University, UK

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1) Endowed faculty position in petroleum geology – University of Colorado Boulder

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, invites applications for the Bruce D. Benson Endowed Chair in Petroleum Geology. We seek an outstanding scientist who has a demonstrable record for excellence in teaching and a strong scholarly record in the broad field of petroleum geosciences. Candidates with an ability to integrate multiple specialties to solve difficult technical questions are desired. The focus of teaching and research can be in any aspect of petroleum geology, such as reservoir characterization, structure and geomechanics, reflection seismology, petroleum geochemistry, or petroleum systems modeling.

The successful candidate is expected to bridge to wider faculty interests, build collaborations with existing faculty, and complement our strengths in petroleum geology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, geophysics, paleontology, structure and tectonics, geochemistry, geohydrology, paleoclimatology, geomorphology, and geobiology. The successful candidate will need to: develop an externally funded, innovative and impactful research program (preferably with industry participation); supervise independent student research at both graduate and undergraduate levels; contribute to departmental teaching at all levels; and provide applied training and guidance for students interested in a career in the energy sector.

This academic-year, open rank, tenure-track position has a start date as early as January 1, 2020. A PhD in Geological Sciences or a related field is required, and we especially encourage applications from candidates with prior industry, research, and/or faculty experience. Review of applications will begin on July 20, 2019 and full consideration will be given to applications received by September 1, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The quicklink to view the posting and to apply is:

https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=19641

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2) Faculty Position in Crust/Lithosphere Evolution – Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open date: August 23, 2019
Next review date: October 20, 2019
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: December 31, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

DESCRIPTION

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Davis seeks a geologist who investigates the generation, evolution, and deformation of Earth’s crust and lithosphere. For this tenure-track faculty position, we seek candidates whose research is anchored in the rock record and addresses fundamental problems related to the Earth’s physical and chemical evolution over geologic time.

The ideal candidate will employ creative, interdisciplinary, and process-focused research that integrates observations with laboratory or computational methods, and/or integrates two or more sub-disciplines within Earth science, such as petrology, rock mechanics, seismology, geochemistry, geochronology, structural geology, or tectonics. We are particularly interested in applicants who will expand our current research programs and have the potential to build new connections between areas of current research expertise in the department and across the UC Davis campus. The department’s current research programs and experimental, analytical and computational facilities are described at geology.ucdavis.edu/research. See ucdavis.edu/academics/colleges-schools for more information about UC Davis.

Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor rank. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in geoscience or a related field by the time of appointment. The appointee is expected to develop and maintain a vigorous externally funded research program and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Supervision of graduate students and service to the department, university, and broader discipline are expected. The average teaching load is 3 quarter-length courses per year.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, publication list, statements of research plans, teaching interests, and contributions to diversity, and contact information of four references by October 20, 2019 to ensure full consideration by the committee. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified or the final search date of December 31, 2019 is reached. Guidance for diversity statements may be found at academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/diversity/equity_inclusion. Applications should be submitted online via the job listing #JPF03025 at
recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03025. Inquiries may be addressed to the Search Committee Chair at eps-search@ucdavis.edu.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work—life considerations. The campus sponsors a Work Life Program that supports faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community. For more information see https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/work-life.

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3) Multiple postdoctoral opportunities in subduction zone science – Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington

The Department of Earth and Space Sciences (ess.uw.edu) at the University of Washington seeks to hire up to three postdoctoral researchers as part of a new initiative in subduction zone science. These positions are fully funded for up to two years, and candidates interested in all aspects of subduction zone geophysics and geology are encouraged to apply. Research topics of special immediate interest include

(1) geodynamic modeling of the subduction process (including mantle convection and plate boundary processes),

(2) rock physics and geophysical imaging of plate boundary fault zones,

(3) structure and stress conditions in the shallow megathrust, and

(4) seismology and seismic structure of Cascadia from the volcanic arc to offshore. Specific research topics remain flexible and depend on the interests and expertise of the postdoctoral researcher as well as those of the faculty supervisors.

The postdoctoral hires will join a large and vibrant group at UW of faculty, research staff, and graduate students and  across several departments who are engaged in integrated research on subduction zone geosystems from offshore plate boundary zones to volcanic arcs. New postdocs will also have access to the UW-hosted Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (pnsn.org) and the wealth of data and expertise it holds.

For further details and how to apply, see https://ap.washington.edu/ahr/position-details/?job_id=51380. For questions about these positions, please contact Professors Mark Richards (markrich@uw.edu) and/or Harold Tobin (htobin@uw.edu) by email. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

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4) Scripps Postdoctoral Scholar Award – Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego in La Jolla, California

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 9th, 2019
Next review date: Friday, Oct 25, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego in La Jolla, California, invites applications for one or more Institution-wide Postdoctoral positions in any of the major areas of research conducted at Scripps. Scripps Institution of Oceanography is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for marine science research in the world. Research at Scripps encompasses physical, chemical, biological, geological, and geophysical studies of the oceans, earth, and atmosphere.

Scripps Postdoctoral scholars are expected to interact with existing programs. Research activities at Scripps can be explored by viewing profiles of the Principal Investigators at Scripps (https://scripps.ucsd.edu/people/faculty). The intention of this program is to expose early career postdocs to new research opportunities and the facilities available at SIO/UCSD. Awards are competitive with a major emphasis on potential for independent, creative research. The Postdoc positions are for one year, and award twelve months of salary with a minimum stipend of $62,000 plus benefits and a one-time research allowance of $5,000. An additional twelve months of support will be granted (subject to satisfactory review), totaling 24 months. Appointees are eligible for health insurance through UC San Diego.

Candidates are required to have a PhD degree in ocean, earth or atmospheric sciences, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, environmental policy or a related field conferred by November 30, 2020. Candidates are required to have no more than 3 years postdoctoral experience at the time of appointment.

Candidate application materials include a current CV, summary of doctoral dissertation, statement of research, mentor support letter and two confidential letters of recommendation. Candidates are required to contact potential mentors and identify mutual research interests prior to submitting their applications. Successful candidates are expected to start before December 1, 2020. For full consideration, candidates should apply by October 25, 2019 at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02248 .

For instructions about the Scripps Postdoctoral Program, Reference Letters, and Mentor Support Letters, go to: https://scripps.ucsd.edu/postdocs/program

UCSD is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Summary of Doctoral Dissertation – One page summary (abstract) of your doctoral dissertation.
  • Statement of Research – A concise statement describing your research interests (3 page maximum), in particular, those interests you’d like to pursue at Scripps as well as more general career plans and how a postdoc position at Scripps would complement your existing experience.
  • Mentor Support Letter 1 – Applicant obtains a mentor support letter which addresses the mentor’s willingness to serve as a mentor, provides an assessment of the candidate’s training, former work, and suitability for the proposed postdoctoral project and includes access to appropriate facilities.
  • Mentor Support Letter 2 – OPTIONAL (if candidate has additional mentor)(Optional)
  • Mentor Support Letter 3 – OPTIONAL (if candidate has additional mentor)(Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Describe research or teaching initiatives that you currently use or plan to use to engage diverse communities in STEM education and research. (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 2 letters of reference required

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5) Three Assistant Professors in Geophysics or Environmental Geoscience – Durham University, UK

The role

We are living through unprecedented change on Earth; scientific understanding of geological hazards, sustainability, infrastructure, climate change, energy and natural resources is increasingly important to society. We wish to appoint three outstanding, collaborative and broad-thinking colleagues as Assistant Professors, with research and teaching interests in either of the general areas of Geophysics or Environmental Geoscience. This includes but is not limited to subject areas such as Climate and Environmental Change; Earth Observation; Subsurface Investigation, Exploration or Remediation; Geohazards; Biogeoscience; and Digital Environment.

You will have the opportunity to make a key contribution to the department’s future success by providing the highest quality education to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and by conducting research at a high international level. You will be encouraged and helped to build your own research group, to collaborate widely and to explore the full potential of the impact of your research. Your research may innovate new research themes or contribute to existing themes in the Department and across the University, including cross-disciplinary and collaborative vehicles such as the Durham Energy Institute and the Institute for Hazard, Risk and Resilience.

Durham is a UK top 5 and global top 30 Earth Sciences department and is committed to helping you to develop your full potential in both education and research. You will start with a light teaching load, building towards the department average over three years. Start-up packages can be negotiated and there are many examples of flexible working practices.

The Department strives for a collegial, collaborative and flexible working environment and is a member of the Athena SWAN Charter, currently holding a departmental Bronze Athena SWAN award. More information on the department, its research and its facilities can be found at www.durham.ac.uk/earth.sciences.

Interviews are anticipated to take place in early 2020 and successful applicants will, ideally, be in post by 1 July 2020

More information:

https://www.dur.ac.uk/resources/jobs/arc2019/EART19-1EART19-2EART18-51_210819.pdf
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GeoPRISMS Photo Contest – Submit your photo now!


GeoPRISMS Photo Contest 2019

Welcome to the 5th (and last!) edition of the GeoPRISMS Photo Contest

Share with the GeoPRISMS Community what your GeoPRISMS-related research looks like, whether you are working in the field, or in the lab.

The winner of the contest will be announced during the reception that will take place on the Sunday before the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting at the Grand Hyatt Union Square in San Francisco (more information about the reception will become available soon). The winner will receive a print out of the photo and the winning photo will be published on the GeoPRISMS Website, Newsletter and @geoprisms Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Submit your photo now

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

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 4, 2019.

Please visit the GeoPRISMS website to read our contest guidelines and to explore winning photos and all the entries: http://geoprisms.org/geoprisms-photo-contest/​.

We’re looking forward to seeing your photos!

– The GeoPRISMS Office

Job Posting: Postdoc, Faculty and Data Researcher Positions

1) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Seafloor Seismology – Woods Hole  Oceanographic Institution
2) USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship Studying Induced Seismicity
3) Assistant or Associate Professor of Geology – The Department of Geology at Colorado College
4) Volcanology Data Researcher – The Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC

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1) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Seafloor Seismology – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

The newly formed Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center (OBSIC) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) announces a competition for a Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowship. OBSIC’s mission is to support discovery of the earth’s internal structure and its dynamic processes using seafloor seismic measurements. (See https://obsic.whoi.edu/.) The OBSIC Postdoctoral Fellowship, recognizing the importance of marine seismology and ocean-bottom seismic instrumentation to continued discovery in Earth Sciences, aims to help maintain the strength of the field by supporting instrumentation-focused research and development.

You are invited to apply for this Fellowship for any project related to: 1) research and engineering in the area of seafloor seismic instrumentation, including the development and/or application of new sensors; 2) advancing our knowledge of earth structure with an emphasis on using ocean- bottom seismograph data, including the development and/or application of new analytical methodologies; 3) understanding earthquake-related processes using seafloor seismology and/or geodesy; 4) advancing our knowledge of the interplay between seafloor seismic measurements and oceanographic processes; and 5) other projects within this broad scope. The successful candidate may choose to carry out research with faculty in any of WHOI’s science and engineering departments, with staff at the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, or a combination thereof.

Completed applications will be accepted up to October 15, 2019 for consideration for Postdoctoral Scholar Awards for 2020-2021. Recipients of awards can initiate their study and research period at the Institution any time after January 1, 2020 and before December 1, 2021.

Further information may be obtained at:

https://www.whoi.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/flyer_OBSIC_text_20.pdf

Application forms may be obtained through the Academic Programs section of the WHOI web pages at http://www.whoi.edu/postdoctoral, or by contacting: The WHOI Postdoctoral Coordinator Telephone: (508) 289-2950 ٠ E-mail: postdoc@whoi.edu

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2) USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellowship Studying Induced Seismicity

We would like to announce a post-doctoral opportunity to use observational seismology to study injection-induced earthquakes in the central United States. We seek highly motivated individuals to analyze one of the many high-quality seismic data sets that have been collected over the past decade to gain insight into the physical processes controlling induced seismicity and earthquakes in general. Potential study topics include, but are not limited to: 1) spatiotemporal and statistical analysis of earthquake catalogs, 2) computation and analysis of earthquake source properties, 3) detection and analysis of time-dependent earth properties, and 4) numerical modeling of the seismic response to injection. While the candidate is free to use existing data sets or collect new data, we encourage proposals to focus on high-quality data sets that the USGS has already collected including: a seismic deployment in southern Kansas from 2014-2019, a nodal seismic deployment in northern Oklahoma, and an upcoming seismic deployment in the Permian Basin.

Applicants are encouraged to contact research advisors to discuss proposal ideas before developing a complete proposal.

Full Project description: https://www.usgs.gov/centers/mendenhall/s36-analysis-injection-induced-seismicity-improved-hazard-mitigation

Please contact Justin Rubinstein with any questions: (jrubinstein@usgs.gov)

Advisors: Justin Rubinstein, Elizabeth Cochran

Application Deadline: September 25

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3) Assistant or Associate Professor of Geology – The Department of Geology at Colorado College

The Department of Geology at Colorado College announces a tenure-track faculty position in igneous petrology/ high temperature processes, to begin in August 2020. Applicants must have completed or be scheduled to complete a Ph.D. in Petrology or a closely related field, and must be able to demonstrate depth and breadth across the disciplines of earth sciences. Possible areas of active study of Earth’s crust could include fluid/rock interactions, economic geology, volcanology, and/or geohazards, among others, together with their connections to human society. The successful applicant should demonstrate innovative teaching methods, including the use of instrumentation, software, and/or analytical approaches. Experiences with and a future plan for the mentoring of undergraduates are essential. Experience with Rocky Mountain/western United States geology and acquaintance with the geologic evolution of the Colorado region, are valued, as are research and teaching interests that strengthen existing, or introduce new, departmental connections with other science programs at Colorado College (e.g., Environmental Science, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics). Appointment can be made at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, consistent with the current experience and rank of the candidate.

Colorado College is a leading national liberal arts college with a distinctive academic calendar called the Block Plan, in which students take, and professors teach, one course at a time. Maximum class size is 25 or fewer students. Our residential campus is located in Colorado Springs, in a varied geologic, geographic and cultural landscape at the base of Pikes Peak. The successful applicant should demonstrate enthusiasm and intention for teaching highly motivated undergraduate students in this environment, making maximal use opportunities for laboratory-, field-, or inquiry-based teaching afforded by the Block Plan.

Colorado College is dedicated to the development of faculty and staff who are committed to inclusive practices in teaching, learning, and working, and strives to increase the diversity of the college community. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are particularly encouraged to apply. The College’s position on these practices can be found at: https://www.coloradocollege.edu/basics/welcome/diversity/commitment.html.

The college supports active scholarship via a generous sabbatical program, travel to conferences, and internal grant opportunities.

Please apply at: http://employment.coloradocollege.edu/postings/4081.  For more information, direct questions to geology@coloradocollege.edu.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.

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4) Volcanology Data Researcher – The Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program, National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC

The Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program is hiring a permanent Volcanology Data Researcher. This will be a permanent, full-time, Federal position at GS-9 or -11 grade, with promotion potential to GS-12. The position will be filled at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. Major duties will include researching and writing reports for the Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network and assisting in management of the Volcanoes of the World database under the supervision of the Senior Data Researcher and program director. This is not a traditional “academic” or laboratory research position, but does require the ability to interpret technical volcanological research papers.

We expect the position announcement to open on USAJobs on 2 September 2019; it will be open for 2 weeks. When the announcement appears, we will send out another message containing a link to the position announcement. All application materials must be submitted through USAJobs. If you have questions about the position, please contact Benjamin Andrews (andrewsb@si.edu) or Ed Venzke (venzkee@si.edu).

The position is open to US Citizens. The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Call for Participation – PacificArray OBS Deployment Cruise (Nov-Dec 2019)


Call for Participation – PacificArray OBS Deployment Cruise (Nov-Dec 2019)

Application Deadline: September 15, 2019
Cruise dates: November 11 – December 5, 2019 (flexibility of ±5 days required)
PIs: Jim Gaherty, Zach Eilon, Don Forsyth, Göran Ekström
Ports: Pape’ete, Tahiti, French Polynesia (sail out+in)
Science Party: up to 7

We are soliciting apply-to-sail participants for an ocean-bottom seismograph (OBS) deployment in the south-central Pacific ocean. This experiment, on board the RV Kilo Moana, is part of the international PacificArray initiative to install OBS arrays across the Pacific plate. Sailing in and out of Tahiti, we will deploy 30 broadband OBS in a region of the Pacific approximately 2000 km S of Tahiti and 2500 km E of New Zealand. This deployment pushes the boundaries of seismological exploration: there is no other seismic station for 1500 km in any direction! This area is also notable for unexplained gravity lineations that hint at small-scale sub-lithospheric convection. More information about this project can be found online: (https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1658491&HistoricalAwards=false).

Science party responsibilities will include rotating 8-hour watches to assist in deployment of the 30 OBS, collect and archive multi-beam bathymetry and side-scan data, as well as crewing on board oceanographic instrumentation. Cruise activities will include reading and discussion of papers pertinent to the science goals of the experiment. The project blog from previous cruises of this experiment provides a perspective on these activities: (https://pacificorca.wordpress.com/)

Selected applicants will contribute to collecting the open-access data that will be provided to the scientific community for use in addressing a wide spectrum of Earth Science research targets, from marine geophysics to global seismology. Applications from students, underrepresented minority scientists, and early-career scientists are particularly encouraged. Applicants do not need to have experience with marine data collection; a goal of these field campaigns is to provide opportunities for scientists to gain familiarity with a variety of data-collection techniques. Funds for travel to/from port (Pape’ete, Tahiti, French Polynesia) will be provided for US-based researchers.

To apply, please assemble an application package (2-page CV and 1-page statement of interest and experience) and submit it electronically to Zachary Eilon (eilon@ucsb.edu) no later than September 15, 2019. Applications from graduate students and post-docs require a letter of support from the graduate advisor or supervisor. Ship schedules are subject to unexpected change, but we plan to return in good time to allow attendance at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting.

Please feel free to forward this advert to any interested parties.

Regards,

Zach Eilon

Job Postings: NSF/EAR Division Director, NSF Section Head for Integrated Activities, Dean Graduate School of Oceanography, Faculty Position

1) NSF Division Director, Division of Earth Sciences GEO
2) NSF Section Head, Integrated Activities Section, Division of Earth Sciences GEO
3) Dean, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
4) Assistant Professor of Igneous Petrology – Western Washington University

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1) NSF Division Director, Division of Earth Sciences GEO

The National Science Foundation is seeking a Division Director for Earth Sciences (EAR) in the Geosciences Directorate. The job announcement is out for either permanent or rotating positions

* Closing date extended to September 30, 2019:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/539961200

This is an extremely important job for not just NSF, but for our scientific community. We are hoping to attract a very diverse pool of highly qualified candidates, and encourage you to consider this potential opportunity to serve as the leader of the EAR Division at NSF.

If this opportunity does not fit your current professional or personal situation, but you have recommendations of colleagues whom you believe would be strong candidates, please encourage them to apply. We also encourage you to pass along your recommendations to the search committee, and we will contact candidates directly.

Please note that the federal employment application process is different than those in academia, therefore in addition to your resume and general application, you will need to provide a written narrative to address both the Executive Qualifications and Professional/Technical Qualifications as outlined in the application materials. Please get in touch with any member of the search committee if you’d like advice about this part!

Co-Chairs: Kelly K. Falkner (kfalkner@nsf.gov) and Dena M. Smith (dmsmith@nsf.gov)

Thank you for any assistance you can provide us in ensuring that NSF selects the most highly skilled and visionary leaders.

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2) NSF Section Head, Integrated Activities Section, Division of Earth Sciences GEO

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/542264200

This position is Director of the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) in the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO). The Division is responsible for administering programs supporting fundamental research in most areas of the solid-earth sciences including geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, and related fields. This responsibility includes support for instrumentation and facilities, interdisciplinary research, education and outreach, broadening participation, centers and large coordinated field projects, as well as support for individual investigators and research groups.

The Division Director reports to the Assistant Director for Geosciences and serves as the spokesperson for the National Science Foundation in the area of Earth Sciences. The Division Director serves as a member of the senior leadership team of the Directorate for Geosciences, working cooperatively with other Division and Office Directors, in advising and aiding the Assistant Director, the Deputy Assistant Director and senior staff in the Directorate for Geosciences. In addition, the Division Director represents NSF to relevant external groups and fosters partnerships with other Divisions, Offices, Directorates, Federal agencies, scientific organizations and the academic community.

The Division Director provides vision and leadership and works jointly with the Section Heads and Administrative personnel in oversight of all activities of the Division of EAR. This includes providing guidance to program officers, administrative and support personnel, recruitment of scientific staff, assessing needs and trends, developing breakthrough opportunities, implementing overall strategic planning, and policy setting.

The Earth Sciences Division is staffed by 30 professional scientists (28 Program Officers + 2 Science Assistants) and 9 full-time professional administrative and support personnel. The Division Director supervises professional staff within the Division and is responsible for the effective use of division staff and resources in meeting organizational goals and objectives. The Division Director in consultation with the Section Heads and Administrative Team determines funding requirements, prepares and justifies budget estimates, balances program needs, allocates resources, and oversees the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for awards and declinations.

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3) Dean, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island

This position is a three year limited appointment with anticipated renewal – (full-time calendar year).

Lead and manage the Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) with the goal of enhancing GSO’s reputation as one of the premier oceanographic education, research, and outreach institutions in the world. Responsible for effective leadership and management of forward-looking research and academic programs; building a cohesive and respectful community of faculty, marine research scientists, staff and students on the Bay campus; generating new resources to maximize program quality and impact; and thoughtful and collaborative allocation of existing resources to maximize faculty, marine research scientists, staff, and student success. Lead efforts to secure external funding from public and private sources and establish a compelling vision and plan for oceanographic education and research that is relevant for the future.

Visit the URI jobs website at https://jobs.uri.edu to apply and view complete details for posting (SF00827). Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:  (#1) Letter of Intent, (#2) Resume/CV, and (#3) “Other Document” – names and contact information of three professional references.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by September 9, 2019. Second consideration may be given to applications received by September 23, 2019. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (September 23, 2019) may not be given full consideration.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE ONLY.

The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer.  Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.

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4) Assistant Professor of Igneous Petrology – Western Washington University

http://employment.wwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/497184/assistant-professor-of-igneous-petrology

The Geology Department at Western Washington University (WWU) invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position with specialty in Igneous Petrology to begin Sept 16, 2020. We seek individuals who are enthusiastic about teaching and who will establish a vigorous research program, and are particularly interested in those who will combine field and analytical, experimental or modeling approaches in their research, and who will involve undergraduate and Masters-level students in their research.

The ideal candidate will enhance our existing strengths in geoscience teaching and research by developing new courses and research avenues in igneous petrology. Broad areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the timescales of magmatic processes, the evolution of the continental crust, mantle, oceanic lithosphere/ocean island/mid-ocean ridge processes, the recycling of elements and volatiles within arc magmas and subduction systems, and links between tectonic and magmatic processes.

For details about the position, application information and instructions, go to the WWU Employment website http://employment.wwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/497184/assistant-professor-of-igneous-petrology.

Review of applications begins December 15, 2019 and continues until position is filled. Please contact the search committee chair, Susan DeBari (debari@wwu.edu) for questions about this position.

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100 Advances in Geodesy


Dear GeoPRISMS Community,

To celebrate the AGU Centennial, the Geodesy Section is inviting the community to submit compelling advances in geodesy in the following categories:

  • Science – research advance, any advance in understanding Earth and Earth processes;
  • Technology – any advance in instruments, field work, hardware or other technological endeavors;
  • Data – any advance in computation, data analysis, data management, software or other related data aspect;
  • Education – any advance in education (formal or informal) or education research (during the centennial time period, 1919 to 2019); and
  • Broader Impacts – any advance in applied science, science management, community engagement, societal benefits or other impacts (during the centennial time period, 1919 to 2019)

We ask that your submission(s) align with the following criteria:

  • a 1 to 3 sentence description;
  • 1 to 3 references
  • the category and the year or timeframe of the advance.

We hope to announce “100 Advances in Geodesy” in the weeks leading up to the Centennial Celebration at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco through our new Twitter feed @AGUGeodesy and through the new section webpage. Additionally, we hope to record the “100 Advances in Geodesy” through the section and during the meeting. The committee does not intend to rank the advances, though we may ask the community to consider this at some time in the future. For organization, we may put the advances in chronological order, so please include a time period for any submission.

Please submit your advances via email to the AGU Geodesy Section Centennial Committee (Vicki Childers, Tim Dixon, and Linda Rowan) at geodesyadvances@unavco.org under the subject heading “100 Advances in Geodesy”. We cannot accept advances submitted via any other avenue.

We reserve the flexibility to have more than 100 advances, to combine advances that are similar, and to place some advances into an honorable mention category.

Thank You,

AGU Geodesy Centennial Committee
Vicki Childers, Tim Dixon and Linda Rowan