Workshop Announcement CTSP: Coupling of Tectonic and Surface Processes (April 25-27 2018, Boulder, CO)

A workshop focused on Coupling of Tectonic and Surface Processes (CTSP) will be held from April 25-27, 2018 and is intended to survey both questions and state of the art numerical techniques that simulate surface processes and long term tectonic (LTT) processes in an attempt to define a framework for the development of efficient numerical algorithms that couple across multiple length and time scales. This workshop will provide a unique opportunity for researchers to develop collaborations and proposal ideas and by doing so enhance and increase the impact of both the LTT and CSDMS communities. We expect a broad and diverse audience drawn from domestic and international research communities, including graduate students, post-docs, and early career scientists, who are interested in coupling landscape evolution to tectonic processes.

The workshop will occur over 2 ½ days at the University of Colorado (Boulder) and will soon be open for applications. The first two days will be dedicated to a survey of existing questions and numerical techniques and challenges through a combination of breakout discussions and presentations by leading experts in the field. The last ½ day will be dedicated to developing a white paper that outlines different mechanisms through which the LTT and surface processes communities can collaborate to tackle the science questions and the numerical challenges defined over the first two days. The hope is that such a white paper will serve to set the stage for new educational and method development efforts, including the submission of a NSF Research Collaboration Network proposal.

Organizing committee: Mark Behn (WHOI), Luc Lavier (UT DGS/IG), Thorsten Becker (UT DGS/IG), Phaedra Upton (GNS New Zealand), Eric Mittelstaedt (U. Idaho), Catherine Cooper (Wash. State Univ.), Greg Tucker (U. Colorado, Boulder), Louise Kellogg (UC Davis), Nicole Gasparini (Tulane Univ.), Boris Kaus (U. Mainz).

Funding: The CSTP is funded by the National foundation through the Earth Sciences division. There is no registration fee. We will be able to cover most on-site expenses (venue costs, hotel expenses based on double occupancy, and breakfast & lunch) for approximately 70 participants. Most participants will have their travel to and from the meeting covered. We will not be able to provide dinners on-site, but there are several restaurants nearby. Confirmed participants whose on-site expenses are covered are expected to arrive on Tuesday evening and leave on Friday morning.

Important dates:

Late November: CSDMS website, announcement to follow
January 15th: Application deadline
Feb 1: Successful applicants are invited to confirm participation
Feb 15: Deadline for confirmation of attendance
Late March: Final meeting agenda is released

GeoPRISMS Student Prize at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting – Applications now open!


GeoPRISMS Student Prize at the AGU Fall Meeting 2017 – Applications now open!

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

Application Deadline: November 26, 2017

http://geoprisms.org/meetings/agu-student-prize/

AGU GeoPRISMS Student Prize

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

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

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

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

Job Posting: Faculty Positions, AAAS S&T Fellowship

1) Volcanology tenure-track faculty position – Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon
2) Three Assistant Professor Positions in physical geography – Department of Geography, Durham University
3) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions – Department of Geology and Environmental Science, James Madison University
4) Geology & Geophysics Tenure Track Scientist – Geology & Geophysics Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
5) Tenure-track Faculty Position in Marine Mammal Biology – Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
6) Faculty position in coastal hazards – Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech
7) Assistant Professor in Solid Earth Petrology – Department of Geosciences, University of Rhode Island
8) AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships – Washington DC

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1) Volcanology faculty position – Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon

The Department of Earth Sciences is seeking an outstanding scientist to fill a tenure-track faculty position starting Fall 2018 as part of a recently funded Center for Volcanology and Volcanic Hazards.  We seek applicants who investigate eruption precursors, conduit processes, magma fragmentation, plume behavior, and/or the transport and deposition of tephra through the use of remote sensing, instrumental monitoring, and theoretical, experimental, or numerical modeling approaches.  We are especially interested in applicants who integrate fundamental research on volcanic processes with monitoring of active volcanoes and development of novel methods of data acquisition during volcanic eruptions.  The potential for establishing a vigorous independent research program in volcanology and for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels will be the most important criteria for selection.  A Ph.D. is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. We seek candidates who will complement our existing departmental strengths in volcanology, petrology, geochemistry, seismology, geodynamics, and surface processes.

Applicants must apply at Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9540. The application process requires candidates to upload a current CV, an overview of current and future research (2 page limit), a statement of teaching experience and interests detailing evidence of teaching excellence (2 page limit), a statement of contributions to diversity (1 page limit), and the names of three or more references.  Further inquiries concerning this search should be sent to Paul Wallace (pwallace@uoregon.edu). Review of applications will begin on Oct. 15, 2017, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

The University of Oregon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.——

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2) Three Assistant Professor Positions in physical geography – Department of Geography, Durham University

The Department of Geography at Durham University seeks to appoint three outstanding individuals at the Assistant Professor level in physical geography. Details of each post are available via the links below. Applications are now open, but please note the different deadlines for the three positions. Please forward this information to any colleagues who may be interested.

1. Assistant Professor in Earth surface dynamics and geohazards: https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/vacancies/geog18-2/

We are seeking an individual to complement and extend existing research into the rates, patterns, and drivers of environmental processes, including work on sediment transfers, biogeochemical reactions, carbon fluxes across landscapes, and geohazards. (Deadline: 2 Jan 2018)

2. Assistant Professor in reconstructing palaeoclimate and palaeoenvironmental change: https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/vacancies/geog18-4/

We are looking for an individual with research expertise in reconstructing past climates and/or environmental change, to complement or expand our existing research profile. We welcome applications from candidates who have experience in analysing terrestrial, lacustrine and/or marine archives. (Deadline: 24 Nov 2017)

3. Assistant Professor in sea level change: https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/vacancies/geog18-4/We are looking for an individual with research experience in sea level change, with interests that complement or expand our existing expertise on (i) long-term trends in both tropical and high-latitude regions; (ii) records of abrupt events (e.g., earthquake induced change); and (iii) monitoring of recent and ongoing coastal evolution. (Deadline: 24 Nov 2017)

We have exceptional laboratory facilities to support these posts. Recent investments include a multisensory core logger, XRF scanner, X-ray facility, GC-MS and GC-IRMS for compound-specific isotope analysis, alongside IC, ICP-MS and ICP-OES for inorganic trace and major element analyses. A range of materials (pollen, diatoms, foraminifera and organic biomarkers) are routinely prepared and analysed. Our field equipment includes advanced terrestrial laser scanning equipment, a boat and several UAVs, an extensive suite of GIS and remote sensing software, and back pressure shear boxes and stress path cells in the Landslide Laboratory. Outwith the department, we work closely with numerous interdisciplinary initiatives in the University. Many staff contribute to the pan-University Institute for Hazard, Risk, and Resilience. Please contact the Head of Department, Professor Mike Bentley (m.j.bentley@durham.ac.uk) with queries.

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3) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions – Department of Geology and Environmental Science, James Madison University

Assistant Professor Positions – Department of Geology and Environmental Science – F1045 and F1046

The Department of Geology and Environmental Science at James Madison University seeks applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professors: Assistant Professor – Mineralogist (F1045) and Assistant Professor – Atmospheric Scientist (F1046). For both positions we seek colleagues who are committed to excellence in teaching and research involving undergraduates, and who will maintain active research programs. Successful candidates will provide evidence of their ability to work within a collegial scholarly environment. The department is especially interested in qualified candidates who have a demonstrated commitment towards building an equitable and diverse academic community. Both positions will begin August 2018.

The Assistant Professor – Mineralogist will teach mineralogy and is encouraged to contribute to the design of earth materials and environmental curricula. Teaching responsibilities will also include introductory general education science and upper-division geoscience courses. Preferred areas of research include, but are not limited to, mineral-focused studies in the critical zone, biomineralization, and low-temperature geochemistry. The ability to utilize existing analytical equipment and collections including the Mineral Museum in teaching and research is desirable. A Ph.D. in geoscience or a related field is required at the time of employment. If you have any questions regarding the mineralogist position, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, (min@csm.jmu.edu), Search Committee Chair.

The Assistant Professor – Atmospheric Scientist will develop a new upper division atmospheric science course, and teach introductory meteorology and other geoscience and general education science courses. Collaborations are encouraged with faculty in the department and in other STEM fields. The successful candidate will be expected to fit well into a geoscience program, and engage in programmatic efforts to strengthen and expand our environmental geoscience focus. A Ph.D. in atmospheric science or a related field is required at the time of employment. If you have any questions regarding the atmospheric scientist position, please contact Dr. Kristen St. John, (atmsci@csm.jmu.edu), Search Committee Chair.

The department has 16 full-time faculty, 3 part-time lecturers, 1 staff member, and approximately 120 undergraduate majors. Degree options include a BS in Geology, a BA in Earth Science, and minors in Geology and in Geophysics. Our curriculum is recognized for its strong foundation in core geoscience disciplines, its breadth of upper division electives, and its emphasis on field study and on undergraduate research. We will be moving into new teaching and laboratory space in summer 2018. More information about the department, existing equipment, and the Mineral Museum can be found at www.jmu.edu/geology.

To apply go to JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1045 for the Assistant Professor – Mineralogist position and posting number F1046 for the Assistant Professor – Atmospheric Scientist position. Salary for both positions is commensurate with experience.

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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4) Geology & Geophysics Tenure Track Scientist – Geology & Geophysics Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

The Geology & Geophysics Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) invites exceptional candidates to apply to one or more of our full-time exempt tenure track positions on our scientific staff.  We seek to hire at the Assistant Scientist level; however, extraordinary candidates may be considered at Associate Scientist without Tenure, Associate Scientist with Tenure, or Senior Scientist levels.  The successful candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following areas:

• Experimental Rock and/or Ice Mechanics

• Geodesy (with expertise and interests in seafloor geodesy and/or InSAR)

• Continental shelf geophysics with emphasis on sedimentary processes.

Exceptional candidates from other geophysical fields may be considered and are encouraged to apply.  Existing departmental strengths and interests include geophysics (active and passive seismology, electromagnetic methods, magnetics, potential fields, and geodynamics), tectonics, ice-sheet dynamics, volcanology, geochemistry, coastal processes, past and present climate dynamics and biogeochemistry. Candidates whose field or laboratory-based research complements and/or bridges existing strengths, including WHOI’s considerable facilities and expertise for the design and implementation of sea-going experiments, are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and a record of scientific research publications in scholarly journals. Scientific staff members are expected to develop independent, externally-funded, and internationally-recognized research programs. They also have the option of advising graduate students and teaching courses through the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic Engineering (http://mit.whoi.edu/)

Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist through collaborations with colleagues in the other science departments, centers, and labs  (http://www.whoi.edu/main/departments-centers-labs) as well as with researchers in the broader Woods Hole scientific community.  WHOI’s Scientific Staff is expected to provide for their salaries from grants and contracts.  The Institution provides salary support when no other funding is available, as well as significant internal funding opportunities for developing innovative research projects. Candidates hired at the junior level will receive an initial appointment for four years with salary guaranteed.

WHOI is the largest private, non-profit oceanographic institution in the world, with staff and students numbering approximately 1,000.  Its mission is to advance our understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicate this understanding for the benefit of society.  The Institution is located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, a world-renowned center of excellence in marine, biomedical, and environmental science.  An additional 500 affiliates are associated with the scientific endeavors of the Institution, many of whom are foreign nationals from the international community.

WHOI supports a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we encourage females, minorities, veterans and those with disabilities to apply.  WHOI offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical and dental plans, child care subsidy, an employer contribution retirement plan, vacation time, flexible scheduling, and family illness days.  WHOI also provides Dual Career services for which we are committed to providing assistance to your spouse or partner should they be impacted by your career decision.  We have a dedicated team who will work with applicants to identify and explore available options within WHOI or the community.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please visit http://jobs.whoi.edu and respond to Job Reference 17-09-10. Applicants should include, as a single PDF document: A cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), three page research statement, names of four references and copies of up to three relevant publications. Review of applications will begin on 1/02/2018.

WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). Please visit HERC for more information.

WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans/M/F. We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially. Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 289-2253 or email eeo@whoi.edu for assistance.

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5) Tenure-track Faculty Position in Marine Mammal Biology – Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

The Biology Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) invites exceptional candidates to apply to one or more of our full-time exempt tenure track positions on our scientific staff.  We seek to hire at the Assistant Scientist level; however, extraordinary candidates may be considered at Associate Scientist without Tenure, Associate Scientist with Tenure, or Senior Scientist levels.  The successful candidate will complement our existing interdisciplinary strengths in biology, biological oceanography, and marine ecology. We are particularly interested in applicants who conduct research in marine mammal physiology or pathophysiology. Expertise may include (but is not limited to) health assessment, stress, stranding, diving physiology, functional morphology or disease. The new hire will have access to a state-of-the-art necropsy laboratory as well as the opportunity to further develop our computed tomography (CT) scanner facility. Candidates with expertise in other aspects of marine mammal biology are also encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and a record of scientific research publications in scholarly journals. Scientific staff members are expected to develop independent, externally-funded, and internationally-recognized research programs. They also have the option of advising graduate students and teaching courses through the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic Engineering.

Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist through collaborations with colleagues in the other science departments, centers, and labs as well as with researchers in the broader Woods Hole scientific community.  WHOI’s Scientific Staff is expected to provide for their salaries from grants and contracts.  The Institution provides salary support when no other funding is available, as well as significant internal funding opportunities for developing innovative research projects. Candidates hired at the junior level will receive an initial appointment for four years with salary guaranteed.

WHOI is the largest private, non-profit oceanographic institution in the world, with staff and students numbering approximately 1,000.  Its mission is to advance our understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicate this understanding for the benefit of society.  The Institution is located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, a world-renowned center of excellence in marine, biomedical, and environmental science.  An additional 500 affiliates are associated with the scientific endeavors of the Institution, many of whom are foreign nationals from the international community.

WHOI supports a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we encourage females, minorities, veterans and those with disabilities to apply.  WHOI offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical and dental plans, child care subsidy, an employer contribution retirement plan, vacation time, flexible scheduling, and family illness days.  WHOI also provides Dual Career services for which we are committed to providing assistance to your spouse or partner should they be impacted by your career decision.  We have a dedicated team who will work with applicants to identify and explore available options within WHOI or the community.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please visit http://jobs.whoi.edu and respond to Job Reference 17-09-09. Applicants should include, as a single PDF document: A cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), three page research statement, names of four references and copies of up to three relevant publications.

The package should also be sent separately to the chair of Biology Department at biologychair@whoi.edu with the subject line “Biology Scientist Application”.  Review of applications will begin on 12/01/2017.

WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). Please visit HERC for more information.

WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans/M/F. We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially. Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 289-2253 or email eeo@whoi.edu for assistance.

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6) Faculty position in coastal hazards – Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech (geos.vt.edu) invites applications to join the Department of Geosciences as a tenure-track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the area of coastal hazards. The ideal candidate will apply field, analytical, experimental, or theoretical approaches to establish a better understanding of coastal hazards and their impacts. Successful candidates will establish a vibrant research program that is recognized for scientific excellence, attract extramural funding from multiple funding agencies, provide effective instruction, teach and advise a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students, and grow professional leadership. A full list of faculty responsibilities can be found in the Virginia Tech’s Faculty Handbook (more information).

Virginia Tech offers unique opportunities for coastal-hazard scholars to join an active, diverse and inclusive hazards research community, through the Coastal@VT (Virginia Tech) initiative, the Global System Science and Integrated Security Destination Areas (more information), and the Beyond Boundaries initiative (more information). The Global Systems Science Destination Area is focused on the transdisciplinary study of the dynamic interplay among natural and social systems. Faculty working together in this area are collaborating toward transdisciplinary solutions to critical social problems emergent from human activity and environmental change.

Candidates must hold a PhD at time of appointment in a field related to coastal hazards, present evidence of excellence of scholarship and have high potential for attracting external funding for research. Expectations are commensurate with rank and include a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Applicants must submit their application materials online at http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/79887. Application materials include a cover letter, curriculum vita, a statement of research accomplishments and vision (not exceeding two pages), a statement of teaching philosophy describing an integrated vision for geoscience education (not exceeding two pages), a statement describing the vision and strategy for increasing diversity and inclusion (not exceeding two pages), and the contact information of at least three references. The review of applications will begin on 11/22/2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Robert Weiss, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech at weiszr@vt.edu.

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT – serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity, inclusion, and maintaining a work and learning environment that is free of all forms of discrimination. As a result this institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equity & Inclusion.

Virginia Tech is a recipient of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers.

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7) Assistant Professor in Solid Earth Petrology – Department of Geosciences, University of Rhode Island

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in any of the broad fields of economic geology, high-temperature geochemistry, petrology, or metamorphic geology as it pertains to hydrothermal and other ore deposits, with a particular interest in the tectonic processes that lead to their formation and evolution. The position will be an academic year appointment with an expected start date of September 2018.

We seek researchers who will bring new perspectives on volcanogenic and/or hydrothermal formations and minerals who have expertise in mineralogy, igneous and metamorphic petrology, high-temperature geochemistry and/or tectonics. The new hire will have the opportunity to contribute to a small, highly productive Geosciences faculty, whose diverse research interests hold much potential for collaboration. The candidate will have a unique opportunity to interact with University of Rhode Island-associated vessels and technology, including the R/V Endeavor and E/V Nautilus. The successful candidate will be expected to develop exciting new courses in their area of expertise. The individual will play an important role in undergraduate education and research. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the graduate programs (M.S. and Ph.D.) by advising students specializing in their area of study.

In general, we invite individuals with a strong commitment to research, teaching, and mentorship at the undergraduate levels. Develop an externally funded research program, foster links with industry and teach undergraduate and graduate classes, support public engagement in the Geosciences.

Visit the URI jobs website at: https://jobs.uri.edu  to apply and view complete details for job posting (F00048).  Please attach the following 4 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application: (1) Letter of Application; (2) Curriculum Vitae to include the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least 3 references; (3) A statement of teaching philosophy, experiences, and integration with the department’s curriculum; (4) A statement of research interests and future plans.

IMPORTANT NOTE: the following supporting documents should be emailed directly to engelhart@uri.edu (see below documents to attach to email): (Other relevant material in support of your applications (PDF reprints of up to 3 publications or technical reports that you feel best highlight your suitability for the position, not necessarily those publications in journals with the highest impact factor).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This is an open until filled search. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2017. Second consideration may be given to applications received by December 1, 2017. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (December 1, 2017) 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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8) AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships – Washington DC

Applications are now being accepted for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF). STPF is the premier opportunity for outstanding scientists, social scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to address today’s most pressing challenges. Fellows serve yearlong assignments in all three branches of the federal government in Washington, D.C. and represent a broad range of backgrounds, disciplines and career stages.

Join a strong corps of over 3,000 policy-savvy alumni fellows working across sectors to serve the nation and citizens around the world.

The application deadline for the 2018-19 fellowship year is November 1, 2017. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship and a doctoral level degree. Applicants with an M.S. in engineering and three years of professional experience also qualify.

If you had the opportunity to affect policy, what would it be? The possibilities are endless. Hear what fellows had to say.

Learn more about STPF by joining an upcoming live chat or viewing previous chats in the series. Hear directly from fellows and alumni and learn how they’ve been impacting science policy for over 44 years — and how you can use your STEM background to transform your career.

For more information and to apply, visit the website here: http://www.stpf-aaas.org/?utm_source=listservs&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2017-Recruitment&utm_content=post1

Please share broadly with your networks.

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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.

Registration is now open for the 5th Biennial Structural Geology and Tectonics Forum


Dear all,

Registration is now open for the 5th Biennial Structural Geology and Tectonics Forum!

Please join us for field trips, workshops and plenary sessions.

WhenJanuary 4th-7th with an optional San Andreas fault Field Trip 8th-9th.

Where: Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

We hope to see you there!

Ramon and Kim

Click here to register and learn more about the forum:

Forum at a glance:

Field Trips:

  1. Overview of Phoenix Basin (led by Ramón Arrowsmith, ASU)
  2. Proterozoic Construction of Continental Crust, Extreme Cenozoic Crustal Extension (Led by Stephen Reynolds and Julia Johnson, School of Earth and Space Exploration, ASU)
  3. Southern San Andreas Fault (Led by Kim Blisniuk, SJSU and Ramon Arrowsmith, ASU)

Workshops:

  1. Teaching Structural Geology and Tectonics (TBA)
  2. Geometric statistics for geologic data (Josh Davis, Carleton College)
  3. Build your own rock deformation apparatus: Experimental rock deformation (Phil Skemer, Washington University in St. Louis)
  4. Review and demonstration of available geodetic imaging resources – OpenTopography, NCALM, UNAVCO + teaching curricula developed for GETSI (Chris Crosby and colleagues–UNAVCO)
  5. Google Earth for On-Site and Distance Education (Steve Whitmeyer, James Madision)

Plenary sessions:

  1. Effective teaching structural geology and tectonics (Organizers: Rick Allmendinger–Cornell and Pete Lippert–Utah)
  2. Shear zones (Organizers: Daniel Lao Davila–Oklahoma State, Elisabeth Nadin–Alaska, and Sarah Roeske–UC Davis)
  3. Tectonics of Western North America: What’s new? (Organizers: Amanda Hughes–Arizona and Barbara Carrapa–Arizona)

ENAM Mini-Workshop at AGU: Message from the conveners


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

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

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

We plan to organise contributions into the following broad pseudo-geographic groupings:
  • Appalachian Mountains
  • Coastal Plain
  • Offshore Margin
  • Margin-wide processes

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

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

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

The organisers (Colton Lynner & Zach Eilon)

Job Posting: Faculty Positions


1) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing – The Department of Geophysics at Colorado School of Mines
2) Two positions in Marine Geoscience – National institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand
3) Two Faculty Positions in Isotope Geochemistry – The Department of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
4) Assistant Professor in Earth Materials – Department of Geology, University of Maryland, College Park

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1) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing – The Department of Geophysics at Colorado School of Mines

Job Description:

The Department of Geophysics at Colorado School of Mines has an opening for a remote-sensing specialist at the tenure-track, Assistant Professor level.  We invite candidates with expertise in any of the optical and microwave remote sensing areas, and with specialization in one or more of the following: (1) developing instrumentation to collect remote sensing data using novel sensors deployed using airborne and space-borne platforms; (2) developing computational and signal processing techniques for remote sensing data; (3) integrating large and diverse remote sensing datasets using data analytics, machine learning, and high-performance computing. The successful candidate will contribute to the Department’s strategic growth plans in one or more areas, which include natural resources, geohazards, water system analysis, food production, infrastructure monitoring, and climate change.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to teach geophysics courses at the undergraduate and the graduate levels, and to establish an externally funded research program that supports graduate student research. The successful candidate must have an interest in developing collaborative, cross-disciplinary research across the Mines campus and with nearby research centers (e.g., USGS, NREL, NCAR, NOAA).

Minimum Qualifications:

By the time of appointment, the successful candidate must have earned a doctoral degree in geophysics or a closely related discipline. The successful candidate must have the potential to perform as an effective instructor and an ability to mentor graduate students. The candidate must conduct high-impact, cross-disciplinary research with potential for a strong and growing publication record.

Preferred Qualifications:

Department Description:

The Geophysics Department has 10 tenured/tenure-track faculty, approximately 100 undergraduate students, and over 70 graduate students. The Department offers an ABET-accredited B.S. in Geophysical Engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Geophysics and in Geophysical Engineering. More information about Mines and the Geophysics Department can be found at www.mines.edu and geophysics.mines.edu. For further information about the position or the Department vision, please contact Prof. John Bradford (Department Head) at jbradford@mines.edu or Prof. Brandon Dugan (search chair) at dugan@mines.edu.

How to Apply:

Applicants are asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, names and contact information for three professional references from whom letters may be subsequently requested, veteran status) and upload a letter of application including preferred start date, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a curriculum vitae. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Evaluation of candidates will begin in November 2017 and continue until the position is filled. The desired start date is August 2018.

Compensation: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines’ mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit: family.mines.edu

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2) Two positions in Marine Geoscience – National institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand

NIWA is seeking two enthusiastic and skilled marine geoscientists: (1) a Marine Geophysicist; and (2) a Marine Sedimentologist. They will join our marine geology and geophysics team and actively participate in the development and execution of wide-ranging marine geological projects in the New Zealand region. The research focus of these projects is to understand tectonic, volcanic and sedimentary processes and their role in the development of the New Zealand seascape. You will also participate in or lead consultancy projects in the marine environment in response to government (central and regional) and commercial needs.

These positions require agile team players who are comfortable working in a multidisciplinary environment to leverage research opportunities. They should be well-organised, conscientious and show initiative. Seagoing experience in vessel-based scientific operations is advantageous and they should be prepared to spend time on such voyages. For more details on the positions and how to apply visit https://careers.sciencenewzealand.org/jobdetails/ajid/yH4k8/Marine-Geoscientists,24369.html Applications are due by 23 October 2017

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3) Two Faculty Positions in Isotope Geochemistry – The Department of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Department of Geoscience at The University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for two faculty positions in Isotope Geochemistry.   Appointment will be at the assistant professor (tenure-track) or associate professor (tenured) level depending on qualifications. We seek colleagues who are innovative in using isotopes to address fundamental problems in any domain from the Earth’s deep interior to its surface environments. Successful applicants will be expected to contribute to the research and teaching mission of the department through the development of a vibrant, internationally recognized and externally funded research program, and through teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in geoscience. Successful candidates will be expected to perform university and professional service as appropriate for career stage. Appointment at the tenured level will require evidence of excellence in research and teaching.  We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to an inclusive environment, bring new perspectives on mentoring and educating students from diverse backgrounds, and propel novel approaches to research. We aim to add new faculty who value collegiality and collaboration in both research and teaching. The Department of Geoscience comprises highly rated graduate programs and several state-of-the-art analytical facilities across the fields of Isotope Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Geochronology, Sedimentary Geology, Paleontology, Structural Geology & Tectonics, Glacial Geology, Geophysics, Hydrogeology, and Biogeochemistry (http://geoscience.wisc.edu). 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Geoscience or a related field at the time of appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of professional interests (research and teaching), and the names and contact information of three references. These materials must be submitted online at: https://jobs.wisc.edu. Appointments may begin as early as August 20, 2018. Review of applications will begin on November 27, 2017, and continue until the positions are filled. For further information or questions, please contact Professor Brad Singer, Chair of the Search Committee at: bsinger@wisc.edu.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison 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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4) Assistant Professor in Earth Materials – Department of Geology, University of Maryland, College Park

The Department of Geology at the University of Maryland invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Earth Materials. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: experimental and theoretical aspects of petrology, mineral physics, nanogeoscience, and economic geology. The appointee will be expected to develop and maintain an active, externally funded research program that will involve both graduate and undergraduate students, and to participate fully in teaching at all levels, including mineralogy. We particularly encourage applications from those who integrate across traditional disciplinary boundaries within the Department of Geology (https://www.geol.umd.edu), throughout the College of Computer, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences (https://cmns.umd.edu), and area governmental and private entities such as the U.S. Geological Survey, the Smithsonian Institution and the Carnegie Institution for Science.  The Department of Geology is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

A Ph.D. in Geology or a related discipline is required at the time of appointment. The appointment may begin as early as August 1, 2018. Applications should be submitted online at:  https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/54884 and should include the following: a letter of application stating research and teaching goals; a complete CV; and contact information for three (3) professional references. Review of applications will begin in December 2017, and will be ongoing until the position is filled.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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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.

Mini-Workshops at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting – Register now!

 


GeoPRISMS Mini-Workshops at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting

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

Registration Deadline: November 21, 2017

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

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

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

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* ENAM science advances: Progress and outlook

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

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

The Eastern North American Margin (ENAM) GeoPRISMS focus site is a type locale for the terminal stage in the evolution of a passive rift margin. New observations, as well as reevaluations of legacy datasets, hold promise for improving our understanding of the evolution, history, and present-day topography of the Appalachian Mountains, anomalous volcanism along the margin, crustal and lithospheric structures as determined through multiple data types, the transition from ocean to continent and possible diachronous breakup, and dynamic processes in the mantle. The particular strength of the GeoPRISMS community lies in its combination of expertise in diverse fields (e.g. seismology, magnetotellurics, geology, structure and surface processes, geochemistry, and dynamical modeling) to address large outstanding problems. A crucial aspect to this community approach is the maintenance of periodic synthesis meetings that provide a multidisciplinary forum for comparison and integration of novel research findings. This mini-workshop will focus on new results from investigations of the ENAM at a variety of scales, with a focus on research highlights and outstanding research questions that demand integration of multiple perspectives. We have prioritized early-career (grad student + post-doc) contributions and ample discussion time to emphasize a forward-looking approach to this community endeavor. We will be soliciting speakers for the mini-workshop in the near future.

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

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

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

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

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

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* Amphibious community experiments in Alaska and related opportunities

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

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

Both GeoPRISMS and EarthScope have chosen the Alaska-Aleutian subduction system as a focus of their science plans, emphasizing infrastructure such as the Transportable Array. In 2018 the Alaska Amphibious Seismic Community Experiment (AACSE) will be deployed across the Alaskan subduction interface and Aleutian arc, in the Alaska Peninsula region; the project plan can be found on its webpage (http://geoprisms.org/research/community-projects/alaska/). All data are open and available as soon as they are recovered and processed, so abundant research opportunities exist with these data.

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

Job Posting: Faculty, Postdoc, and Graduate Positions

1) Professor in Geophysics – Department of Geosciences, Boise State University
2) Professorial Position in Petrology – School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
3) Tenure-track Faculty Position in Solid Earth Petrology/Geochemistry – The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida
4) Green Scholar Postdoctoral Fellowship – The Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
5) Graduate Student Positions in Seismology at The University of Alabama
6) Faculty Position in Geochemistry – The Department of Geology & Geophysics at Yale University
7) Faculty Position in Climate Sciences – The Department of Geology & Geophysics at Yale University
8) Wiess Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship – Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Rice University
9) Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions in Cosmochemistry, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Planetary Science, and Volcanology  – Carnegie Institution for Science, DTM, Washington, DC
10) 2018 ASU Exploration Postdoctoral Fellowship in Earth and Space Science – The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University

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1) Professor in Geophysics – Department of Geosciences, Boise State University

The Department of Geosciences at Boise State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the broad field of Geophysics beginning in Fall 2018. We encourage applications from individuals with strengths that complement existing and emerging research areas, and who can collaborate across disciplinary boundaries.The Geophysics Group in the Department of Geosciences has internationally recognized research programs in seismology, hydrogeophysics, near-surface geophysics, snow-and-ice science, and volcanology.  Emerging research areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, marine geology and geophysics, geodynamics, and climate science.  A successful candidate will articulate a vision of active collaboration with researchers in the geophysics, Earth surface dynamics, and solid Earth geology groups in the Geoscience Department, as well as in the broader research communities at Boise State, nationally, and internationally. We seek a dynamic candidate who will develop and maintain an externally funded research program, mentor graduate students, and engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching using evidence-based instructional practices. Boise State University is ideally situated in the Northwest’s third largest metropolitan area, and is a vibrant city with substantial cultural and recreational opportunities.

Applicants must have a PhD in geophysics, or related fields such as applied physics, applied mathematics, or engineering, and must have demonstrated success in research. The position may be filled either at the assistant or associate level depending upon experience. Applications from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged. Review of candidates will begin on October 15 and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit a single PDF document, which includes the following components: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statements outlining teaching and research interests and experiences, and 4) contact information for three or more professional references. Applications should be submitted here:

https://boisestate.taleo.net/careersection/exfac/jobdetail.ftl?job=170603&tz=GMT-06%3A00

Contact Dr. Jeffrey Johnson (jeffreybjohnson@boisestate.edu) with questions.

More information:

• Boise State University: http://www.boisestate.edu/

Department of Geosciences: http://earth.boisestate.edu/

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2) Professorial Position in Petrology – School of Earth, Environmental & Biological  Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

The School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) invites applications for an on-going appointment at the Professorial level in Petrology. We seek to appoint a highly qualified, research-focused Professor (Level E), able to provide strategic leadership in both research and learning within the discipline area of Earth Sciences, and more widely to QUT’s institutional strengths in Material Science and characterisation.

Earth Science is an area of research and teaching strength at QUT, and we want to build on our expertise in volcanology, igneous petrology, geochemistry, sedimentology, structural geology/tectonics and geophysics. In the 2015 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) round, Earth Science at QUT received the highest rating possible for Geology (5 for the 4-digit 0403 Geology Unit of Evaluation) and the Discipline is consistently evaluated as amongst the leading teaching areas within the Faculty.

The successful applicant will lead, maintain and expand high-quality research at an international level of excellence; provide academic leadership in developing and enhancing the research profile of the Discipline and School, and contribute actively to teaching. Their leadership will be based on an outstanding international track record of high impact publications and research income, as well as strong ties with industry. She/He will also be able to exploit the substantial and strategic investments in facilities made by QUT over the last six years through the Science and Engineering Centre (including the Central Analytics Research Facility), as well as international science campaigns such as the International Ocean Discovery Program, in which QUT is an important member.

For more information on the position, and to apply on-line, please visit: https://qut.nga.net.au/?jati=1126E473-0B97-8BC3-59D0-9B5EBAAE2C3C

When applying for this position your application must include the following: 1) a current resume; 2) a statement of achievements against each of the selection criteria; 3) the names and contact details of three referees. Applications close  1 October 2017.

For further information about the position or questions, please contact, Professor Stuart Parsons, Head of School, at: stuart.parsons@qut.edu.au

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3) Tenure-track Faculty Position in Solid Earth Petrology/Geochemistry – The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications for a tenure track position in Solid Earth Petrology/Geochemistry at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants should be able to contribute to an existing internationally known program in analytical, observational and theoretical petrology, solid Earth geochemisty and geodynamics. We have a preference for candidates who have expertise in magmatic and chemical processes of the whole Earth (and planets), rock-fluid interactions, tectonics, geochronology and volcanic/hydrothermal systems. We seek scholars with the desire to teach classes in their discipline at the undergraduate and graduate levels and who show evidence of strong research trajectories. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active, externally funded research program that includes supporting and mentoring graduate students. Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests compliment and enhance existing research programs in the Department (geology.ufl.edu). Researchers who would benefit from our established and new analytical facilities (field emission EMPA and MC-ICP-MS) are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences and preferably have some post-doctoral experience. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/listing/. The application should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a summary of current and future research plans, an overview of teaching experience and goals, and the names and contact information of three references. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on October 31, 2017 and remain open until filled.  The position will begin as early as August 2018.  Inquiries can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Michael Perfit, (mperfit@ufl.edu).

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

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4) Green Scholar Postdoctoral Fellowship – The Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

The Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography has openings starting in 2018 for two postdoctoral Green Scholars. Funding from the Green Foundation for Earth Sciences is matched with extramural funds for specific research projects to support these positions. Prior to submitting an application, applicants should contact potential IGPP mentors to check whether they have a viable project. Positions are available for one year and are renewable for a second year, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Green scholars are encouraged to broaden their experience through interaction with other researchers at IGPP and individual research goals may be pursued if project progress can be maintained. Information on recent IGPP research is available here.

Applications should include a statement of research interests (1 page), dissertation abstract (less than 250 words), curriculum vitae with publications list, immigration status, and contact information for two recommendation letter writers.  Applications should be submitted online here.

Applications should be submitted by October 15, 2017. Potential applicants are strongly advised to initiate contact with prospective mentor(s) well before this date. Review of applications typically takes 2-3 months. Applications may be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration is not assured if all materials are not received by Oct 15.  Letters of support should not be submitted with the application; we will solicit letters after a first round of evaluation. Please address questions to greenfound@ucsd.edu.

UC San Diego is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

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5) Graduate Student Positions in Seismology at The University of Alabama

The Department of Geological Sciences at The University of Alabama seeks motivated students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in earthquake seismology.  Student support is available starting Fall 2018 via both teaching and research assistantships, including involvement in a multi-institutional, collaborative NSF-funded project focused on Antarctic Earth structure, seismic tomography, and tectonics.  Possible research topics include, but are not limited to, methods for Earth model comparison, numerical waveform modeling, and ambient seismic noise.  The successful student(s) will gain experience working on high-performance computing clusters.  Ph.D. applicants are preferred, but M.S. applicants are also welcome to apply.  Prior research experience and computer programming skills are beneficial.  For more information, please contact Dr. Samantha Hansen (shansen@geo.ua.edu).

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6) Faculty Position in Geochemistry – The Department of Geology & Geophysics at Yale University

The Department of Geology & Geophysics at Yale University invites applications for an open-rank faculty appointment in the broad area of geochemistry at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor level. Relevant fields include (but are not limited to) geochemical cycling, biogeochemistry, geomicrobiology, cosmology, planetary evolution, petrology, and Earth surface processes.

We seek candidates with outstanding prospects for research, scholarly leadership, and teaching excellence who will complement the existing strengths of the Department. A successful applicant will develop and implement independent, externally-funded research programs, teach and advise students, and facilitate interdisciplinary research.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, a statement of research, a statement of teaching interests, and four confidential letters of reference. Applications should be submitted online at  http://apply.interfolio.com/44519.  Applications that arrive before November 1, 2017 will receive full consideration. For information regarding Yale Geology and Geophysics, visit our web site at http://earth.yale.edu. 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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7) Faculty Position in Climate Sciences – The Department of Geology & Geophysics at Yale University

The Department of Geology & Geophysics at Yale University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in the broad area of climate sciences. Relevant fields include (but are not limited to) the physics and chemistry of the atmosphere and ocean, climate change, paleoclimate, and the dynamics of planetary and exoplanetary atmospheres.

We seek candidates with outstanding prospects for research, scholarly leadership, and teaching excellence who will complement the existing strengths of the Department. A successful applicant will develop and implement independent, externally-funded research programs, teach and advise students, and facilitate interdisciplinary research.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, a statement of research, a statement of teaching interests, and four confidential letters of reference. Applications should be submitted online at  http://apply.interfolio.com/44518. Applications that arrive before November 1, 2017 will receive full consideration. For information regarding Yale Geology and Geophysics, visit our web site at http://earth.yale.edu. 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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8) Wiess Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship – Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Rice University

The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University is inviting applications for the Wiess Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship. We are seeking candidates with independent research interests that intersect with one or more faculty within our department. Applicants must have a Ph.D. awarded within three years of the time of appointment.

The research fellowship will be supported for two years, pending satisfactory progress during the first year, and covers an annual stipend of $60,000 with a benefits package and an additional annual discretionary research allowance of $3,500.

Applicants are requested to develop a proposal of research to be undertaken during the fellowship period. The principal selection criteria are scientific excellence, a clearly expressed research plan to address questions at the forefront of their field of study, and research synergies with at least one faculty. The proposed research should, however, encompass independent research ideas and explore new directions beyond the applicant’s Ph.D. Preference will be given to applicants whose proposals demonstrate independence and originality, and also the potential for collaboration with one or more faculty in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences.

Applicants are required to submit:

(1) A cover letter

(2) A research proposal of no more than 3 pages (single-spaced), including figures

(3) A current CV, including a list of publications

All three documents should be submitted as a single PDF file to the chair of the fellowship search committee (esci-postdoc@rice.edu) by 10 November, 2017. In addition, letters of reference should be submitted by three referees to the same email address and by the same deadline.

The highest ranked applicants will be invited to visit Rice in early 2018. Following acceptance, the appointment may begin anytime before 1 January, 2019. For further information or questions contact the chair of the search committee at esci-postdoc@rice.edu.

Rice University is located in Houston, Texas, and is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian university that aspires to path-breaking research, unsurpassed teaching, and contributions to the betterment of our world. Rice fulfills this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

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9) Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions in Cosmochemistry, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Planetary Science, and Volcanology  – Carnegie Institution for Science, DTM, Washington, DC

Applications are invited for postdoctoral fellowships in the fields of cosmochemistry, solid-Earth geochemistry and geophysics, planetary science, and volcanology at Carnegie’s Department of Terrestrial Magnetism.  These fellowships provide salary, travel, and research support for creative independent research. Details on DTM research staff, laboratory facilities, and ongoing research can be found at https://dtm.carnegiescience.edu.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment and a promising record of research and publication. Fellows are expected to begin in Fall 2018.  A C.V., list of publications, a one-page description of thesis research, a two- to three-page statement of the research you propose to conduct during the postdoctoral fellowship, and three letters of recommendation by those familiar with your work should be submitted online at https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/dtm/ by 1 December 2017.   A strong application will include an innovative, original, and feasible research proposal. Fellowships are for one year and are normally renewable for a second year. Address any questions you have to dtmfellowships@carnegiescience.edu.  The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

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10) 2018 ASU Exploration Postdoctoral Fellowship in Earth and Space Science – The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University

The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will serve as an Exploration Fellow. The mission of the postdoctoral fellowship is to foster SESE’s interdisciplinary research program by attracting and supporting outstanding early-career scientists and engineers to pursue independent research in collaboration with faculty. Research areas within the School encompass theoretical and observational astrophysics, astrobiology, cosmology, earth and planetary science, instrumentation and systems engineering, and science education.

Anticipated start date for the position is July 2018. Incoming Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $63,000 with health benefits, plus $9,000 per year in discretionary research funds. A relocation allowance will be provided.

Interested candidates should contact two current faculty members in SESE to discuss potential collaborative research topics and determine whether they would agree to serve as an Exploration Fellow mentor. When a topic of mutual interest between the applicant and potential faculty mentors is identified, the applicant should submit a research proposal that includes: (1) a cover letter identifying the proposed research topic and the names of the two faculty mentors, (2) a current CV, (3) a research proposal not longer than five pages including figures and references, and (4) one paper that exemplifies the applicant’s research. Preference will be given to proposals that include interdisciplinary research spanning multiple research areas within SESE. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted separately.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment, but received no earlier than 2013. Applicants who received their Ph.D. prior to 2013 will not be considered.

Desired Qualifications: (1) a research proposal that demonstrates relevance, interdisciplinary merit, and potential impact of the proposed research on important questions in the field and to the mission of SESE, (2) a record of prior achievement and experience that shows the applicant’s potential to accomplish the proposed research objectives, and (3) evidence of strong verbal and written communication skills.

Application materials and any questions should be submitted by email to exppd@asu.edu, addressed to the Exploration Fellowship Committee. Applications will be considered complete only when all materials described above are received. Review of complete applications will begin on November 15, 2017. If not filled, application review will continue until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

More information about SESE can be found at: http://sese.asu.edu

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html

https://www.asu.edu/titleIX

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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.

AACSE: The Alaska Amphibious Community Seismic Experiment


AACSE:  The Alaska Amphibious Community Seismic Experiment

A major shoreline-crossing community seismic experiment will take place in 2018-2019 spanning the Alaska Peninsula subduction zone. The purpose of this announcement is to alert the community to the scope of the final  funded project, the timetable for data availability, and opportunities to participate.
Plans for this project were developed at the 2014 Amphibious Array workshop (http://geoprisms.org/wpdemo/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/AAFW-Report-2015.pdf) and in mid-2016 through a series of webinars, calls for comment, and other mechanisms to elicit broad community involvement. Alaska is a GeoPRISMS primary site, and an EarthScope target enhanced by deployment of Alaskan EarthScope Transportable Array (TA) seismic stations. The array covers a broad area that spans the incoming plate, the megathrust and volcanic arc to the distal backarc, with a dense trench-normal transect in the Kodiak region. The array spans the site of the largest 20th century volcanic eruption (Katmai 1912, VEI 6), the rupture area of the second largest recorded earthquake (Alaska 1964, M9.2+), and the creeping megathrust farther west. When integrated with the TA, the array extends 1500 km from the incoming plate to the Arctic coast and 700 km along strike.
AACSE includes 75 broadband OBSs and 30 land broadband sensors, recording for 15 months beginning May-June 2018. The OBSs include 20 “trawl-resistant” shielded sensors deployed in shallow water. Many OBSs include absolute pressure gauges to capture oceanographic signals, seafloor deformation and possible slow slip events. Eleven sites (five OBSs, six land) will include accelerometers to record large local earthquakes on scale, complementing permanent accelerometers in the area. All data from this experiment will be freely available immediately once acquired and processed into usable form, with the full dataset planned for availability in fall 2019.
We take advantage of this opportunity to help train and educate. The four OBS cruises (two in 2018 and two in 2019) will include numerous Apply-to-Sail berths made available to a wide range of applicants – graduate students, post-doc’s and other early career professionals, and more senior scientists with little-to-no OBS experience. Some berths are available to area educators. In addition, one of the cruises will have a suite of berths open to undergraduates, who will also participate in a short course before or after. Details on application will be forthcoming in winter 2017-8.
You can find information on the project web page, including a detailed deployment plan and map (http://geoprisms.org/research/community-projects/alaska/). On that page you can find a “Subscribe” button to stay alerted to project updates – most future information will be only sent to those who sign up on the web page.
Upcoming presentations and discussions include:
  • Presentation and poster at the Sept. 2017 OBS workshop, Portland ME
  • GeoPRISMS pre-AGU Mini-workshop, Sunday Dec. 10, 6pm, Westin Canal Place New Orleans (more information coming soon)
Mark your calendars!
The AACSE PI Team:
Geoff Abers (Cornell University, abers@cornell.edu)
Douglas Wiens (Washington University in St Louis, doug@wustl.edu)
Susan Schwartz (UC Santa Cruz, syschwar@ucsc.edu)
Emily C. Roland (University of Washington, eroland@uw.edu)
Anne Sheehan (University of Colorado Boulder, anne.sheehan@colorado.edu)
Aubreya Adams (Colgate University, aadams@colgate.edu)
Donna Shillington (LDEO, Columbia University, djs@ldeo.columbia.edu)
Spahr Webb (LDEO, Columbia University, scw@ldeo.columbia.edu)
Peter Haeussler (USGS, pheuslr@usgs.gov)
Lindsay Worthington (University of New Mexico, lworthington@unm.edu)

Job Posting: Faculty & Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions


1) Multiple Tenure-track Faculty Positions in Earth Sciences – Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

2) 4 Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions on Tectonics, Seismology, Structural Geology and Earthquake Impact Assessment in East Africa

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1) Multiple Tenure-track Faculty Positions in Earth Sciences – Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

Academia Sinica is the premier, state-funded research organization in Taiwan. The Institute of Earth Sciences (IES), one of the 31 institutes of Academia Sinica, has strong and active research programs in solid-Earth geophysics and geochemistry with state-of-the-art analytical and computational facilities. The institute also operates several field observation networks in Taiwan and other parts of Asia. Current research in IES includes seismological and geodetic studies, regional and global tectonics, geodynamics, gravity and geomagnetic analysis, high pressure mineral physics, isotope geochemistry, orogeny, igneous and metamorphic petrology, cosmochemistry, and marine geochemistry. We invite outstanding candidates to apply for several tenure-track faculty positions at all levels of seniority. The positions are open to all research areas that strengthen or complement the aforementioned fields, and we especially encourage applicants with expertise in geochemistry, mineral physics, and tectonics. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree and an excellent record of independent research. Interested applicants please send a curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, three or more names of references (with affiliation and contact information), and a research plan to shewen@gate.sinica.edu.tw. Review of the applications will begin on October 1, 2017, and continue until the positions are filled. For more detailed information about IES, please visit http://www.earth.sinica.edu.tw.

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2) 4 Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions on Tectonics, Seismology, Structural Geology and Earthquake Impact Assessment in East Africa

Applications are invited for a series of four Research Associate positions in Tectonics, Seismology, Structural Geology and Earthquake Impact Assessment within the recently funded Global Challenges project on Seismic Resilience in East Africa (PREPARE). Developing countries in East Africa are at high seismic risk because traditional masonry structures are unreinforced and seismically vulnerable and large earthquakes of M7.0 or greater can occur along the East African Rift. Conventionally, seismic hazard assessment is carried out using an instrumental earthquake catalogue alone, but in a region of slow strain, such as East Africa, the catalogue is short in duration in comparison with average recurrence periods of large faults (e.g. 50 years versus thousands of years). In developing countries, the lack of basic information is particularly acute. The critical knowledge gap in research and practice lies in: (1) accuracy of tectonic earthquake source models, from which seismic hazard maps and seismic design spectra are derived, and (2) seismic vulnerability of bespoke constructions in East Africa.

The Research Associate in Seismology (Geophysics Group, School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol) will initially focus on assessing seismic hazards based on existing instrument catalogues.  However, it is hoped that temporary networks will be installed to improve coverage and lower detection levels for seismicity. This may involve fieldwork to deploy instruments in southern Malawi. In conjunction with other postdocs mapping faulting and ground motion using geodetic measurements, this information will be used to redefine the tectonic earthquake source models for the region. There is flexibility in the scope of the hazard assessment, with the ultimate goal of seisimic hazard assessment across the entire East Africa Rift System.

The closing date for applications is Oct 1st and interviews are expected to be held in the week of October 16th.

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/find/details.html?nPostingID=6393&nPostingTargetID=25594&option=30&sort=ASC&respnr=4&ID=Q50FK026203F3VBQBV7V77V83&Resultsperpage=10&lg=UK&mask=uobext

This Research Associate in Tectonics (Geophysics Group, School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol) will focus on strain mapping in the amagmatic Malawi Rift, using data from the Sentinel-1 satellite and reoccupying a network of 10 campaign GPS sites established in 2016.  The high-resolution maps of the surface strain field will address questions regarding which branch of the rift is active, the degree of strain localization and the distribution between border faults. In conjunction with the postdocs mapping faulting and seismicity, this information will be used to redefine the tectonic earthquake source models for the region. There is flexibility between postdoc positions, and depending on workload and interest, the postdoc could also get involved in using high resolution DEMs from satellite data to map fault scarps in the region, and with other countries in the East African Rift

The closing date for applications is Oct 1st and interviews are expected to be held in the week of October 16th.

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/find/details.html?nPostingID=6392&nPostingTargetID=25578&option=30&sort=ASC&respnr=4&ID=Q50FK026203F3VBQBV7V77V83&Resultsperpage=10&lg=UK&mask=uobext

The Research Associate in Structural Geology (Solid Earth Group, School of Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Cardiff) will focus on fault mapping, based on existing maps and new fieldwork in the southern East African Rift. Although geological maps exist for Malawi, these are at regional to national scale, and generally focus on lithological distribution. Thus, the RA will use existing geological and geophysical data to create a national fault map, and refine this map through new fieldwork. Detailed field mapping and sampling of fault zones will also address questions on the degree to which the current fault system is reactivating older faults, shear zones, and fabrics. This work involves modern techniques at a range of scales, including Structure from Motion and Scanning Electron Microscopy. Depending on time, the project may also involve other countries in the East African Rift.

In conjunction with other RAs mapping strain and seismicity, the fault mapping information will be used to redefine the tectonic earthquake source models for the region. There is flexibility between RA positions, and depending on workload and interest, the RA could also get involved in using high resolution Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) from satellite data to map fault scarps in the region.

The closing date for applications is Sept 29th and interviews are expected to be held in the week of October 16th.

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs. Search for 6421BR.

The Research Associate in Earthquake Impact Assessment (Earthquake and Geotechnical Engineering Group, Queen’s School of Engineering, University of Bristol) will implement a comprehensive earthquake risk impact assessment methodology, consisting of seismic hazard, exposure, and vulnerability modules, and develop and maintain decision-support computer software tools for assessing earthquake risk impact in East African countries. You will also extend the developed earthquake risk impact assessment method to consider other earthquake-induced hazards, such as liquefaction and landslide. In close collaboration with other team members and project partners in East African countries, you will produce seismic hazard-risk maps, site-specific seismic design spectra, and seismic design guidelines.

The closing date for applications is September 17th

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/find/details.html?nPostingID=6431&nPostingTargetID=26214&option=28&sort=DESC&respnr=1&ID=Q50FK026203F3VBQBV7V77V83&LOV5=8070&LOV3=8488&Resultsperpage=10&lg=UK&mask=uobext.

In addition to these duties, the Research Associates will be expected to produce work of publishable quality for appropriate high-quality peer-reviewed journals, present papers at national and international meetings and contribute to the development of collaborative research grants.

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