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

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

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

NSF/EAR Division Director search


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, and currently closes on August 29:

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.

MCS RCN Megathrust Modeling Workshop – Applications close Aug 16


MCS RCN’s Megathrust Modeling Workshop

University of Oregon in Eugene | October 7-9, 2019
Application deadline: Friday August 16

 

Dear Colleagues,

The application to participate in the MCS RCN’s Megathrust Modeling Workshop will close on Friday, August 16. We encourage you to apply here: https://forms.gle/TL8AkvUw9SdQhen59.

The Megathrust Modeling Workshop will focus on assessing the critical aspects of faulting, earthquake sequences and aseismic slip, and megathrust rupture dynamics that should be included in the future Modeling Collaboratory for Subduction Zone Science (MCS).

Our three main sessions will focus on:

  • Modeling earthquake sequences and aseismic slip
  • Modeling dynamic ruptures and tsunamis
  • Geodynamic and surface processes

Confirmed speakers include: Alice Gabriel, Shuoshuo Han, Shuo Ma, Tatsuhiko Saito, Ylona van Dinther, Camilla Cattania, Victor Cruz-Atienza, Jessica Hawthorne, John Platt, Jean-Arthur Olive, Judith Hubbard, Noah Finnegan, and Kelin Wang.

The main workshop will be held at the University of Oregon in Eugene, October 7-9, 2019, ending with a half-day session on the final morning. There will be a special session focused toward early career scientists (ECS) on October 6, with presentations by Roland Burgmann, Eric Dunham, and Thorsten Becker. There will be an opportunity to present posters on the evening of October 7.

Some funding will be available for travel support. More information, including a tentative schedule of events, is available at our website: https://www.sz4dmcs.org/megathrust-workshop. Remote participation will be available for those who cannot attend in person.

Gabriel Lotto, PhD
Program Manager
Modeling Collaboratory for Subduction RCN
Institute for Geophysics
The University of Texas at Austin
gabriel@ig.utexas.edu

Reminder: NSF GeoPRISMS Program Solicitation


The latest (and last) NSF-GeoPRISMS solicitation has been released:

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19581/nsf19581.htm

Full Proposal Target Dates:

August 16, 2019 Type 1 and Postdoc Proposals

March 02, 2020 Type 2 and Type 3 Proposals

The program has delineated three types of activities, which may be submitted individually, or combined as part of one multi-faceted project. The types are: 1) Integrative research projects, 2) Conferences and short courses, 3) Legacy products.

Please note that Postdoctoral Scholar proposals are still welcome, and that Postdoctoral Scholar proposals no longer require two letters of reference.

Please contact Jennifer Wade in EAR [jwade@nsf.gov] or Debbie Smith in OCE [dksmith@nsf.gov] if you have any questions about GeoPRISMS.

Job Posting: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, multiple Faculty Positions


1) Postdoctoral Research Scientist Marine Geodesy & Seismology – Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University 

2) Faculty Positions in Earth History – The Pennsylvania State University Department of Geosciences
3) Tenure-track Faculty, Hydrogeology – The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Geosciences
4) Director of Diversity Programs in Geosciences – The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Geosciences

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1) Postdoctoral Research Scientist Marine Geodesy & Seismology – Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Quick Link: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/3691

Summary Description: The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position in marine geodesy and seismology, and associated instrumentation.

The successful candidate will work with data from recent deployments of ocean bottom seismometers and absolute pressure gauges from Alaska and New Zealand to 1) analyze earthquakes and seafloor uplift associated with slow slip events offshore New Zealand, and/or 2) continue the development of new instrumentation for marine geodesy with a focus on evaluating new ocean-bottom pressure and tilt/strong motion sensors.

Minimum Degree Required: PhD

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should have recently completed or be nearing completion of a PhD in Geophysics (Seismology, Marine Geodesy) or related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications: Excellent programming and mathematical skills are highly desired. Prior experience in seismology and/or marine engineering and geodesy, and evidence of the ability to conduct and publish high quality research, are required.

Additional Information: Proposed start date is September 1, 2019, with some flexibility.

Appointment will be for 1-year, with continuation pending funding and progress.

Search will remain open for at least 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the position is filled.

Please visit our online application site for further information about this position and to submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for three references.

Columbia University benefits offered with this Officer of Research appointment.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer — Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

We accept online applications only.

EEO Statement: Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer —Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/3691

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2) Faculty Positions in Earth History – Penn State Department of Geosciences

The Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in fields broadly related to understanding the history and evolution of Earth’s surface, atmosphere, and oceans over a range of timescales. We seek creative colleagues working to understand the coupling and feedbacks between Earth-surface processes, deep-Earth processes, ocean dynamics, and/or climate. We are especially interested in applicants who integrate modeling, laboratory, and/or field techniques and whose research and teaching would complement existing departmental strengths in geobiology, geochemistry, and geophysics. The Department of Geosciences is part of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) and, along with the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI), houses research programs spanning a broad range of Earth Systems Science. Successful applicants will be expected to engage with our research and teaching community by developing vigorous, externally funded research programs, contributing to the Department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching mission, and working to advance equity and inclusion in geosciences. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in geosciences or related field at the time of appointment. We anticipate filling the positions at the Assistant Professor level, but applications at higher rank may be considered in exceptional circumstances. Appointments could begin as early as July 1, 2020. Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2019 and continue until the positions are filled. Applications should be submitted online and include: (i) cover letter; (ii) curriculum vitae; (iii) statement of research plans and vision; (iv) statement of teaching philosophy and interests; (v) statement describing ideas for fostering diversity, inclusion and equity within the department and the applicant’s research community; and (vi) names and contact information for three references. Questions about the position should be directed to Liz Hajek, Search Committee Chair, at mailto:hajek@psu.edu. The Pennsylvania State University`s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences takes an active role in building talented, inclusive and culturally competent workforce. We understand that our shared future is guided by basic principles of fairness, mutual respect, and commitment to each other. Applicants should share this commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement that creates an inclusive environment in their department/workplace.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/1506653

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3) Tenure-track Faculty, Hydrogeology – The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Geosciences

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 mailto:dmf6@psu.edu.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/1508765

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4) Director of Diversity Programs in Geosciences – The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Geosciences

The Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University, on the University Park Campus, invites applications for a fixed-term multiyear faculty position as Director of Diversity Programs. The initial appointment will be for a 3-year term, from the date of hire, with excellent possibility for renewal. We seek a colleague who will build on existing departmental programs, mentor students, and lead, develop and innovate a suite of sustainable research and teaching initiatives that promote and support a diverse body of students, staff, and faculty members committed to inclusivity and equity. Existing programs within the Department of Geosciences and the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) include AfricaArray, TRiO programs, a joint degree program with Fort Valley State University, Millennium Scholars, WISER (Women in Science and Engineering) and oSTEM (Out in STEM). The successful candidate will work to develop and implement programs broadening diversity, inclusion, and educational equity in the Department of Geosciences at Penn State and within the broader academic community. This work will include: fostering existing and developing new diversity initiatives in Geosciences; acquiring outside funding for projects; an expectation to teach and/or conduct research that is published in peer reviewed journals, reports, and conference abstracts; engaging in professional development leading to national or international stature in the candidate’s areas of interest. Ideal candidates will have experience in multicultural excellence and Geosciences pedagogy, including demonstrated experience working with a diverse population of students and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively towards common goals with a variety of stakeholders. The successful candidate will work closely with the EMS Office of the Associate Dean for Educational Equity. At the time of appointment, applicants must have either a Ph.D. in Geology or a related field and demonstrated experience managing diversity, inclusion and/or educational equity programs, or a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Education, Multicultural Affairs, Sociology or a related field and demonstrated experience managing Earth Science projects. We anticipate filling the position at the assistant research or assistant teaching professor rank but applications at higher rank may be considered under exceptional circumstances. Appointment could begin as early as January 1, 2020. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted online and include: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a statement demonstrating evidence of fostering diversity, equity, and an inclusive environment in the department/workplace; a statement of research and teaching vision; and names and contact information for four references. For additional information, please contact Tanya Furman, Chair of the Search Committee, at mailto:furman@psu.edu. The Pennsylvania State University`s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences takes an active role in building a talented, inclusive and culturally competent workforce, in conjunction with the Office of the Associate Dean for Educational Equity. We understand that our shared future is guided by basic principles of fairness, mutual respect, and commitment to each other.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/1508766

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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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.

More sessions of interest at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting


Please see below for more sessions of interest to the GeoPRISMS Community, taking place at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting, December 9-13 in San Francisco, CA. AGU abstract submission deadline is Wednesday July 31.

https://www2.agu.org/Fall-Meeting

Submit your abstract: https://www2.agu.org/en/Fall-Meeting/Pages/Submit-an-abstract

All sessions are available on the GeoPRISMS website at: http://geoprisms.org/meetings/agu-sessions/. Your session is not listed? Email us at info@geoprisms.org to include your session to the list.

G012. Plate Motion, Continental Deformation, and Interseismic Strain Accumulation

V008. Boom, Zap, and Roar: Multi-disciplinary characterization of volcanic explosion, jet, and plume dynamics

T050. Subduction Top to Bottom 2 (ST2B-2): Processes and Products Modern and Ancient?

MR005. Carbon and Hydrogen in the Deep Earth

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G012. Plate Motion, Continental Deformation, and Interseismic Strain Accumulation

https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm19/prelim.cgi/Session/74353

Conveners: Donald F Argus (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Jeffrey Todd Freymueller (Alaska Volcano Observatory Fairbanks), Rui Manuel Silva Fernandes (University of Beira Interior), D. Sarah Stamps (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Abstract: We seek studies examining the take up of plate motion in deforming zones and the buildup and release of elastic strain along major faults and in subduction zones using space geodetic measurements, geologic observations, and geophysical data such as seismicity, marine magnetic anomalies, and transform fault azimuths. How can GPS and InSAR be integrated to determine deformation in plate boundary zones?  To what extent can observed elastic strain buildup and past earthquakes be used to infer the likelihood of future earthquakes?  Are fault slip rates from paleoseismology identical to those from geodetic data?  What fraction of plate motion is taken up by fault slip during earthquakes, and what fraction becomes part of distributed deformation off the major faults?  How fast are mountains currently rising?  To what degree do postseismic transients alter the nearly constant velocity of the plates, and how can postseismic transients influence the definition of Earth’s reference frame?

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V008. Boom, Zap, and Roar: Multi-disciplinary characterization of volcanic explosion, jet, and plume dynamics

https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm19/prelim.cgi/Session/81555

Conveners: Kathleen F McKee (Carnegie Institution for Science Washington), Sonja A Behnke

(University of South Florida Tampa), Mary Benage (USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory), Benjamin James Andrews (Smithsonian Institution)

Abstract: Explosive volcanic eruptions generate highly electrified, multi-phase momentum-driven fluid flows (jets) that can transform into buoyant plumes. Understanding the dynamics of these systems is critical for forecasting eruption behavior and interpreting geophysical and visual observations of the jets and plumes. Unfortunately, these eruptions present numerous hazards and the interiors of the jets and plumes are obscured from direct observation. In this session we welcome submissions that discuss the dynamics of explosive eruption processes from generation to cessation with particular foci on processes that occur in the jet and plume, such as how lightning manifests in a jet or plume, particle concentration gradients and aggregation, turbulent structures, etc. We are particularly interested in studies that use field observations (e.g., seismicity, infrasound, gas, visible, infrared, and UV imagery, lightning, radar, deformation), laboratory and analog experiments, and/or physics-based modeling.

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T050. Subduction Top to Bottom 2 (ST2B-2): Processes and Products Modern and Ancient?

https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm19/prelim.cgi/Session/76155

Conveners: Gray E Bebout (Lehigh University), David William Scholl (University of Alaska Fairbanks), Robert J Stern (Univ Texas Dallas), Laura Wallace (University of Texas)

Abstract: From top-to-bottom, many geological, geophysical, petrologic/geochemical, and theoretical advancements have been made toward understanding subduction zone processes and dynamics. The term “subduction” was introduced in its modern sense in 1970 and the 1996 AGU Geophysical Monograph “Subduction Top to Bottom” marked a milestone in our understanding by capturing 26 years of early advances. This “Subduction Top to Bottom 2” (ST2B-2) session and a related themed issue in the GSA journal GEOSPHERE (now at more than 60 papers and growing) revisit these issues and re-assess them in light of recent advancements as well as explore new discoveries and advances in subduction zone research. We invite the broadest possible range of contributions, including abstracts considering subduction-related hazards, climate effects, and resources. We encourage presentations regarding processes at modern subduction zones and evidence of ancient subduction yielding insight regarding Earth plate tectonic evolution and processes at depth in modern margins.

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MR005. Carbon and Hydrogen in the Deep Earth

https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm19/prelim.cgi/Session/85234

Conveners: Cara Vennari (University of California Santa Cruz), Elizabeth Colette Thompson (University of Chicago), Natalia V Solomatova (Ecole Normale Supérieure Lyon), Lars N Hansen (University of Oxford)

Abstract: Carbon and hydrogen both play significant roles in the physical, petrological, geochemical, and geodynamic processes that shape our planet. Yet despite their importance, the degree and mechanisms of the cycling of these volatiles between Earth’s surface and interior remains an area of open inquiry, as is the long-term accommodation (i.e., storage) of carbon and hydrogen in the deep Earth. This session aims to unite researchers from the fields of seismology, geodynamics, petrology, geochemistry, and mineral physics, who actively investigate the role of carbon and hydrogen in Earth’s interior. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to: investigations into the origin, cycling, and fractionation of carbon and hydrogen; seismic and geodynamic studies of their influence in the deep Earth; and experimental and theoretical constraints on the structure, stability, and physical properties of carbon- and hydrogen-bearing phases at extreme conditions.

GeoPRISMS Newsletter Available: Spring 2019

GeoPRISMS Spring 2019 Newsletter

The Spring 2019 GeoPRISMS newsletter is now available online!

This edition includes:
  • Welcome | from GeoPRISMS Chair Demian Saffer
  • Workshop Report | 2019 GeoPRISMS Synthesis & Integration TEI
  • Science Spotlight | The Aleutian arc through and through: How subduction dynamics influence the generation, storage, and eruption of volatile-bearing magmas
  • Science Spotlight | Complex upper mantle structure beneath the East African Rift System
  • Report from the Field | HT-RESIST: Hikurangi Trench Regional Ectromagnetic Survey to Image the Subduction Thrust
Plus
  • Message from NSF and final program solicitation
  • Recent GeoPRISMS NSF Awards
  • GSOC meeting highlights – Spring 2019
  • GeoPRISMS Data Portal Status Report
  • GeoPRISMS activities at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting

Printed copies of the newsletter will be mailed soon.

The GeoPRISMS Office

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