REMINDER: GeoPRISMS Student Prize at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting


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

Application Deadline: November 26, 2017
AGU GeoPRISMS Student Prize

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans.

AACSE PI Team and Workshop organizers:

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

Mini-workshop agenda:

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

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

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

6:50 | Break

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

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

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

Questions and discussion

9:00 | Workshop Adjourns

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

Job Posting: Faculty Positions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hiring decisions are based on budget approval.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GeoPRISMS Photo Contest: Submit your photo!


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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Job Posting: NSF Program Directors, PNSN Director, Faculty and Postdoc Positions


1) 9 Program Directors – Division of Earth Sciences, National Science Foundation, Alexandria, VA
2) Tenure Track Position – Colorado College Geology Department
3) Faculty position Faults, Fluids, and Fluid-Rock Interactions – Cornell University Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
4) Assistant Professor of Geosciences – Trinity University Department of Geosciences
5) Tenure-Track, Assistant or Associate Professor Mineralogy & Petrology – University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Geosciences
6) Faculty Position in Petrology/Geochemistry – Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech
7) Post-doctoral position in submarine neo-tectonics and geomorphology – Earth science research lab Géoazur (Sophia‐Antipolis, France)
8) Director Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, Tenured Faculty Position – Department of Earth & Space Sciences, University of Washington

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1) 9 Program Directors – Division of Earth Sciences, National Science Foundation, Alexandria, VA

NSF is trying to hire 9 (nine!) Program Directors in the Division of Earth Sciences. Serve the community and broaden your career experience by working at an incredible place, with great people, at a very fascinating time.

https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243127&org=EAR

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2) Tenure Track Position – Colorado College Geology Department

MISSION: At Colorado College our goal is to provide the finest liberal arts education in the country. Drawing upon the adventurous spirit of the Rocky Mountain West, we challenge students, one course at a time, to develop those habits of intellect and imagination that will prepare them for learning and leadership throughout their lives.

Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Geology

Position Summary:

Colorado College is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of experienced Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek a dynamic scientist with the following characteristics:

(1) has expertise in a subfield(s) of geology that complements, but does not overlap, those of current faculty members in the department. Areas of expertise could include, but are not limited to: geobiology, evolution of earth systems, hydrology, geochronology, geohazards, and environmental geophysics.

(2) has an educational and/or research program that focuses in some part on geologic questions in the Rocky Mountains/western United States, and who is acquainted with the geologic evolution of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

(3) has research interests designed to advance fundamental understanding of processes in the Earth’s surface and subsurface,.

(4) has a strong background in quantitative approaches such as GIS, numerical models, or geoinformatics, and utilizes novel measurement techniques, models, and datasets.

The successful candidate is expected to have research and teaching interests that can strengthen departmental connections with other science programs at Colorado College (e.g. biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, archaeology, and environmental science). They are also expected to be excited to spend extended time in the field and the classroom engaging with highly motivated undergraduate students as both a teacher and mentor on the Block Plan.

The College is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community. Further, Colorado College is dedicated to the development of faculty and staff who are committed to inclusive practices in teaching, learning, and working. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.

The College has a distinctive academic system in which professors teach, and students take, one course at a time. Each block is three and a half weeks long, with an academic year of eight and a half blocks. Maximum class size is 25 or fewer students. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample of scholarly publications, and three letters of recommendation to: https://employment.coloradocollege.edu/postings/3003.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017 (we will have an information booth at GSA) and the deadline is November 15, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact 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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3) Faculty position Faults, Fluids, and Fluid-Rock Interactions – Cornell University Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

The Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position with core expertise in geological, geochemical, geophysical, or geohydrological fundamentals as applied to subsurface fluid flow, fluid-rock interaction, and/or faulting. This position is part of a multi-departmental cluster hire in subsurface energy systems. The ideal candidate will apply these fundamentals in innovative research relevant to fields including geothermal energy, carbon sequestration, hydrocarbon systems and induced seismicity, as well as to natural earth phenomena such as earthquakes, volcanoes, mineralization and hydrochemistry. Scientists with expertise that is either observational or computational in nature are equally encouraged to apply.

The College of Engineering maintains programs in engineering, Earth sciences, hydrology and material sciences, providing an ideal setting for rigorous interdisciplinary research. Other opportunities for cross-disciplinary interactions include the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, the Cornell Energy Institute and the Cornell Center for Materials Research.

Applicants must hold a Doctorate in an appropriate field, have a demonstrated ability to conduct outstanding research, and show promise for attracting external research support. The successful candidate will also be a committed educator, enthusiastic about teaching and supervising students at all levels in research. We anticipate filling the position at the Assistant Professor level, but applications at the Associate level will be considered.

All materials must be submitted online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10223. Applicants should submit a cover letter addressed to search chair, Dr. Larry Brown, a curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and complete contact information for three references. Statements including teaching experience and interests, leadership efforts, and contributions to diversity are encouraged. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2017 when review of applications will begin until position is filled.

The EAS Department and the College of Engineering at Cornell University embrace diversity and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities, and genders. Cornell understands the needs of dual career couples which it attempts to meet through a Dual Career program and membership in the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, which assists dual career searches. Visit http://www.hercjobs.org/ to see positions available in higher education in the upstate New York area. Cornell and Ithaca are family-friendly communities: Cornell has a comprehensive set of policies, services and benefits to help you, your partner and your children to feel welcome here, to support your well-being, and to help with child care, elder care and those with disabilities through their HR new employee Onboarding program.

Diversity and inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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4) Assistant Professor of Geosciences – Trinity University Department of Geosciences

The Department of Geosciences at Trinity University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geosciences. A Ph.D. in Geosciences is required. The successful candidate must have a commitment to undergraduate teaching and will be expected to develop an active research program that involves undergraduates. Previous experience teaching at the college level is desirable. The successful candidate will teach introductory geosciences courses, hydrogeology and other upper-level courses related to environmental geoscience. Preference will be given to candidates who can also contribute to department and university core curricula, such as the First-Year Experience, and have experience with interdisciplinary instruction and/or global education. We are open to a range of research specialties that complement strengths of existing faculty in the department, including but not limited to hydrogeology, aqueous geochemistry, and other areas of environmental geology.

Trinity University (http://www.trinity.edu) is an independent, coeducational, selective, primarily undergraduate institution founded in 1869. Trinity offers high-quality science, liberal arts, and pre-professional programs to approximately 2400 undergraduate students from the U.S. and many foreign countries. The attractive campus overlooks downtown San Antonio, a city rich in heritage and ethnic diversity. The Geosciences Department, housed in the Center for Sciences and Innovation (http://www.trinity.edu/csi), has granted degrees in the geosciences for over 50 years and is a member of the Keck Geology Consortium.

Complete applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of undergraduate teaching experience and philosophy, documentation of teaching effectiveness, a description of research plans, and the names and contact information of four professional references.  Please send materials electronically to Dr. Kathleen D. Surpless, Chair, Department of Geosciences, at geossearch@trinity.edu. Review of completed applications will begin on December 1, 2017. Questions about the search can be directed to Dr. Kathleen Surpless [ksurples@trinity.edu]. Trinity University is an equal opportunity employer and as such provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement of all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any status protected by Federal, State, or Local Laws.

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5) Tenure-Track, Assistant or Associate Professor Mineralogy & Petrology – University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Geosciences

University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Geosciences is seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor of Mineralogy & Petrology. This position is a 9 month, tenure track position to begin in August 2018.

We encourage applications from mineralogists and/or petrologists with experience in igneous petrology. Specific areas of research and teaching focus can include, but are not limited to: intrusive igneous rocks and structures; economic geology; petrology and/or geochemistry of volcanic arcs; and/or geochronology. We seek a colleague who will complement and collaborate with existing faculty in the department who specialize in volcanology, structural geology, metamorphic petrology, and economic geology.

The successful candidate is expected to show strong interest in and aptitude for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The position will include teaching mineralogy, petrology, and introductory courses as part of our undergraduate geoscience curriculum, the opportunity to contribute to the UAF Geology Field Camp, and the potential to teach other courses in the candidate’s area of specialty. Establishment of an externally funded research program and attraction of excellent graduate students to attend UAF is an important component of the position. Development of a research program in Alaska is strongly encouraged. Candidates with field research experience and expertise in analytical research methods utilizing the electron microprobe and other instruments housed by our Advanced Instrumentation Lab are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates will hold a Ph.D. in geosciences or a related field with commitment to excellence in teaching and research involving undergraduates, and who will maintain an active research program.

Applicants must provide statements of research and teaching interests; curriculum vitae; an example of their published research; and the names and contact information of three people who can provide letters of recommendation. For complete position information and to apply visit our UA Careers site (posting 508082). Careers Link: http://careers.alaska.edu/cw/en-us/job/508082?lApplicationSubSourceID=

Please visit us at the GSA and Fall AGU meetings. Applicants are encouraged to visit us on the web to learn more about the College of Natural Science & Mathematics and the Geosciences program. Review of applications will begin December 21, 2017. For more information, please contact Rhonda McKay at rlmckay2@alaska.edu.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

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6) Faculty Position in Petrology/Geochemistry – Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech

The Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech is seeking an outstanding scientist to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the broad area of Petrology or Geochemistry. We welcome applicants who combine field, analytical, and/or computational approaches to make potentially transformative advances in our understanding of the processes that drive the evolution of Earth’s crust and/or mantle. The successful applicant will have demonstrated potential to build an internationally recognized research program supported by a robust and sustainable portfolio of extramural research funding, will contribute to our educational mission by teaching and advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and will participate in department, college, and university service. The Department of Geosciences currently includes 28 faculty members and instructors with expertise across the spectrum of geosciences. We anticipate adding to our strong cohort of 7 junior faculty members by hiring at the Assistant Professor level but will consider applications from more senior scientists at the Associate or Full Professor levels. The Department is internationally recognized for excellence in mineralogy, geochemistry, and petrology, and has a rich history of research and innovation with state-of-the-art instrumentation that includes ion microprobe (SIMS), electron microprobe, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and fluorescence, Raman spectroscopy, laser ablation ICP-MS, gas source IR-MS, and the VT Advanced Research Computing facility. Additional information is available at http://www.geos.vt.edu, http://www.ncfl.ictas.vt.edu and http://www.arc.vt.edu.

Candidates should apply online at https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/80112, submitting a cover letter, CV, contact details for at least three referees, and statements detailing i) research interests, ii) teaching philosophy, and iii) a vision to enhance diversity and inclusion within the geosciences. The statements should each not exceed two pages, and the teaching statement should address both undergraduate and graduate education. Review of applications will begin 11/23/17, with an anticipated start of employment in fall of 2018. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in geoscience or a related field upon appointment. Travel to attend professional conferences and meetings is a required component of the job, and the successful applicant must undergo a criminal background check. For further information, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Mark Caddick, at caddick@vt.edu.

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination or accessibility should contact the Office for Equity and Accessibility. Virginia Tech was a recipient of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award and is committed to preparing, recruiting, and retaining high quality and diverse faculty (https://advance.vt.edu). Our institutional and individual commitment to diversity and our motto, Ut Prosim (that I may serve), is further encapsulated by the InclusiveVT initiative (https://inclusive.vt.edu).

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7) Post-doctoral position in submarine neo-tectonics and geomorphology – Earth science research lab Géoazur (Sophia‐Antipolis, France)

We are currently searching a highly motivated and qualified scientist at the postdoctoral level to join the Sersurf project (Seismic Rupture of Submarine Normal Faults) funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR), for an appointment of up to 24 months and starting in early 2018. The SerSurf project (PI: J. Escartin, IPGP), that runs till mid-2021, is an inter-disciplinary project involving a collaborative team from 5 national partners (IPGP, U. Lyon, ParisSud, IFREMER, in addition to GéoAzur), in addition to 4 international partners, in the field of tectonics, submarine geology and geophysics, volcanology, petrology and image processing.

The SerSurF project is focused on the acquisition and analysis of submarine observations of length, displacement and nature of co-seismic seafloor ruptures, and of longer-term volcano-tectonic interactions. These observations are required to evaluate seismic and tsunami hazard in the short term, and characterize the long-term dynamic response of faults to earthquakes. The project associated with this post-doc will focus on the detailed fault morphology, necessary to understand fault evolution, constrain the links between tectonic deformation, erosion and sedimentation in a submarine environment. While this type of study is routinely carried out on land, direct submarine observations so far have not provided systematic and complete information on submarine fault ruptures due to the technological difficulties of working underwater. However, last April we carried out the SUBSAINTES cruise (http://subsaintes2017.weebly.com/), designed to acquire appropriate high-resolution optical and acoustic data for that purpose, specifically targeting active faults that produced a Mw6.3 earthquake and tsunami in 2004, in the Lesser Antilles (French West Indies), in addition to other targets to understand the wider volcano-tectonic history of the area. The data that will be analyzed within this post-doctoral research project include microbathymetry and sonar data acquired with underwater vehicles at very high resolution (1 m), video imagery and photos (geological observations), photomosaics and 3D terrain models from imagery, in addition to geological samples.

We seek a candidate with experience in tectonics and earthquake geology, marine geology/geophysics and/or quantitative geomorphology. The successful candidate should hold a PhD or equivalent degree in the earth sciences, defended after January 2016, or demonstrate that he/she is near-completion of his degree. The candidate should have a demonstrated quantitative approach and numerical skills (e.g., Matlab, GMT), with ability to handle both numerical data (eg., bathymetry grids, vehicle navigation, imagery), and also have a result-oriented proactive attitude for publishing scientific results in top refereed journals. Excellent knowledge in English, both in speaking and writing, is a requirement. The candidate is expected to collaborate within the ANR project with other partners, and develop a multidisciplinary approach.

Details and Application procedure

The position is full time and open as early as January 2018, with possibility of starting preferentially during the first quarter of 2018. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Duration will be 12 to 24 months depending on experience and start of the position. Net income will be in the range of 2000-2800€/month depending on the CNRS standards, and based on the candidate’s experience.

Applications should include 1) a motivation letter with proposed position starting date, and a personal view of the type of research to be conducted during the post-doc, 2) a curriculum vitae, including at least 2 references with name, address, e-mail, and professional relation, 3) a short synopsis of previous research achievements and research interests, with a list of publications and communications.

Applications and inquiries should be sent by email at < frederique.leclerc@geoazur.unice.fr > with email subject “Sersurf Postdoc position”.

Additional information

Géoazur is an academic research unit located in Sophia-Antipolis, a leading European technology park, just outside the city of Nice. The Research lab is part of the University Côte d’Azur (UCA) and Observatory Côte d’Azur (OCA).

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8) Director Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, Tenured Faculty Position – Department of Earth & Space Sciences, University of Washington

The University of Washington (UW) seeks an energetic and visionary leader to become Director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN) and contribute to ongoing, collaborative research initiatives. The Director will advance the mission of the PNSN (https://pnsn.org/about/mission) through scientific pursuits, advocacy, and effective leadership. The tenured faculty position within the Department of Earth & Space Sciences (http://www.ess.washington.edu) is expected to be at the rank of associate or full professor.  This is a 100% FTE, 12-month position, with support coming from six months of state-funded support, three months of salary support from PNSN operations, and an additional three months of support tied to the administrative appointment as Director of the PNSN. The Director is expected to maintain a vigorous externally funded research program and to demonstrate a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education. Teaching duties are expected to be 2 courses per year.

The University of Washington is located in the greater Seattle metropolitan area, and offers one of the most exceptional research and teaching environments in the United States. Seattle is a region of explosive growth, global trade, technological advancement, a thriving nonprofit community, and a long history of progressive government. It is also a cultural metropolis surrounded by the unparalleled natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle offers a quality of life that is among the highest in the country, with beautiful lakes and parks, incredible walkability, bike lanes, and a lively music and cultural scene.

Please follow the link below for a full description of the position, qualifications, and instructions on how to apply:

Earth and Space Sciences – Associate or Full Professor (AA25465)

Preference will be given to applications received prior to December 1, 2017.  Questions about the position can be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. David Schmidt (dasc@uw.edu).

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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.

2017 AGU Fall Meeting GeoPRISMS Mini-Workshop: Introduction to GeoPRISMS/MARGINS Data Resources, Mini-Lessons, and Effective Broader Impacts


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

Hands-on demonstrations of useful data resources from the IEDA, IRIS and UNAVCO data facilities will be tied to science through examples chosen from the MARGINS mini-lesson collection (http://geoprisms.org/education/mini-lessons/). Ideas for broader impacts will be discussed with an emphasis on compelling ways to broaden one’s reach. Participants will also have time to explore their own questions and ideas for data-rich teaching opportunities, and gain experience with the data tools.
Mini-lesson presenters:
Juli Morgan (Rice University)
Bob Stern (UT Dallas)
Eliza Richardson (Penn State)
Jeff Marshall (Pomona)
Jeff Ryan (University of South Florida)
Data Tools and Resources Presenters:
Andrew Goodwillie (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory): GeoMapApp, Data Management Plan Tool, GeoPRISMS and EarthChem Portals
John Taber (IRIS): jAmaseis and other tools to access and analyze seismograms
Donna Charlevoix (UNAVCO): UNAVCO Velocity Viewer
Agenda
1:30-1:45pm: Welcome, Introduction, Goals of mini-workshop (Saffer, Morgan, Goodwillie)
1:45-2:45pm: Data resource demos (Taber, Charlevoix, Goodwillie)
2:45-3:00pm: Break
3:00-3:15pm: Mini-Lessons overview (Morgan)
3:15-4:15pm: Data-rich mini-lesson examples (Morgan, Marshall, Richardson, Ryan, Stern)
4:15-4:45pm: Broader Impacts round table
4:45-5:15pm: Individual/group exploration of data resources/mini-lessons/ideas
5:15-5:30pm: Discussion of possible new directions, and wrap-up.
Early-Career Scientists/Faculty: Introduction to GeoPRISMS/MARGINS Data Resources, Mini-Lessons, and Effective Broader Impacts
Westin Canal Place 100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA, 70130
Crescent Ballroom – 11th Floor
Sunday December 10, 2017, 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Register now to attend one or more GeoPRISMS mini-workshops at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting. More information and registration: http://geoprisms.org/meetings/mini-workshops/
Registration deadline: November 21, 2017

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)