New NSF CoPe opportunities


The GeoPRISMS Program Directors would like to remind the community about a new Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) relating to Coastlines & People, or CoPe. This is an opportunity for a range of scientists, including those who study tectonic hazards that impact cities on coastlines. Please consider taking advantage of this!

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19059/nsf19059.jsp

Through CoPe, NSF is interested in supporting projects to build capacity and explore research focused on understanding the impacts of coastal environmental variability and natural hazards on populated coastal regions. This DCL announces opportunities for RCNs, EAGERs, Conferences, and INTERN supplements. CoPe projects should explore the complex interface between coastal natural processes, geohazards, people and their natural and built environments. CoPe will include coastal variability and hazards on a range of spatial and temporal scales, from local to global and seconds to millenia to put current changes in context of pre-anthropogenic changes.

Questions can be directed to NSFcope@nsf.gov.

MCS Fluids Workshop remote participation


Dear Colleagues,

The Modeling Collaboratory for Subduction RCN would like to invite you to participate remotely in our Fluid Transport Modeling Workshop from May 30 – June 1, via zoom webinar. Please register for remote participation by clicking here.

The workshop will focus on assessing the critical aspects of fluid transport that should be included in the future integrative community modeling framework for subduction zones.

Remote participants will have access to our full slate of keynote presentations and discussions, and will be able to join our interactive breakout sessions. A full schedule of events is available on our website: https://www.sz4dmcs.org/fluids-workshop. A list of speakers and topics are below:

  1. Models for fluid migration in the subducting material and along/across the subduction interfaceTaras Gerya, Rachel Lauer, Johannes Vrijmoed
  2. Crust/lithosphere-scale models for magma transportRichard Katz, Janine Kavanagh, Tobias Keller
  3. Models for microscopic and short-time-scale mechanismsPengcheng Fu, Robert Skarbek, Viktoriya Yarushina
  4. Integrating/bridging processes and models across scalesEric Sonnenthal, Diane Arcay, Cian Wilson

Please feel free to forward this invitation widely, and do let me know if you have any questions or concerns (gabriel@ig.utexas.edu).

Thanks for your interest,

Gabriel Lotto, PhD
Program Manager
Modeling Collaboratory for Subduction RCN
Institute for Geophysics
The University of Texas at Austin

Job Posting: USGS-CVO Research Geology Position & CSDMS Research Software Engineer


1) CSDMS Research Software Engineer – University of Colorado at Boulder
2) USGS-CVO Research Geology position – USGS CVO, Vancouver WA 

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1) CSDMS Research Software Engineer – University of Colorado at Boulder

We are looking for a new junior colleague!

Please consider joining the friendly Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System (CSDMS) team at the University fo Colorado at Boulder.

There will be flexibility for postdocs to do a combination of (your own?) scientific projects and software development, CSDMS community support, and educational support or training tasks.

https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/CSMDS-Research-Software-Engineer/17780?

Dr. Irina Overeem
Associate Professor Department of Geological Sciences
CSDMS Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System
INSTAAR, University of Colorado at Boulder
PO Box 450, 80309-0450
Boulder, CO, USA

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2) USGS-CVO Research Geology position – USGS CVO, Vancouver WA 

U.S. Geological Survey’s Cascades Volcano Observatory seeks to hire a research geologist as a permanent appointment at the GS-13 grade level ($94,425-122,750 per year).  Minimum experience required is the equivalent of a PhD in geology or a related field as well as one year of postdoctoral research.  The incumbent will serve as the principal investigator of volcanic eruption processes and history, especially in (but not limited to) the Cascade Range, with the purpose of interpreting and, as appropriate, forecasting volcanic eruptions. The successful candidate will need to have experience studying volcanic phenomena and their derivative processes by means of field investigations in volcanic terrain, analogue experiments and modeling, and in addition show an ability to integrate that work with insights gained from work in related interdisciplinary fields (e.g., physical chemistry, Quaternary geology, geochronology, atmospheric physics, fluid mechanics, grain-flow mechanics, seismology, geodesy, and/or remote sensing).  It will also be necessary to demonstrate an ability to publish research in high impact scientific journals and show evidence of stature amongst professional colleagues.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens.  The U.S. Geological Survey is an equal-opportunity employer.  Applicants must apply for the position via USA Jobs https://www.usajobs.gov/.  More detailed information may be found at the USA Jobs vacancy number SAC-2019-0202.  Further inquiries about the scientific nature of the position may be directed to James Vallance of the U.S. Geological Survey (jvallance@usgs.gov).  Inquiries about how to apply should be directed to pacsac1@usgs.gov.

Use this link for more details about the position:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/532396200

Lesser Antilles Volatile Recycling workshop – September 2019 – registration now open


Workshop on volatile recycling, tectonics and associated hazards in the Lesser Antilles

23-27 September 2019 in St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

The workshop will include sessions on:

  • Incoming Atlantic plate: structure and volatile storage
  • Structure and dynamics of the subduction mantle wedge
  • Arc structure, magmatic evolution and mineralisation
  • Tectonic evolution of the Lesser Antilles
  • Seismic and volcanic hazards
  • Comparisons with other arc systems

As well as a 1-day field trip

Please save the date. Details about registration, accommodation and programme to follow soon.

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Registration of interest now open at:

https://www.dur.ac.uk/conference.booking/details/?id=1231

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Workshop organisers:

George Cooper (Univ. Bristol, UK)
Joan Latchman (Seismic Research Centre, Univ. West Indies, Trinidad)
Saskia Goes (Imperial College London, UK)
And the rest of the VoiLA consortium www.voila.ac.uk

New NSF CoPe opportunities


A new Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) relating to Coastlines & People, or CoPe, has been released by NSF’s Directorates for Geosciences (GEO), Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE), Biological Sciences (BIO), Engineering (ENG), Education and Human Resources (EHR) and the Office of Integrative Activities (OIA):

Through CoPe, NSF is interested in supporting projects to build capacity and explore research focused on understanding the impacts of coastal environmental variability and natural hazards on populated coastal regions. This DCL announces opportunities for RCNs, EAGERs, Conferences, and INTERN supplements. CoPe projects should explore the complex interface between coastal natural processes, geohazards, people and their natural and built environments. CoPe will include coastal variability and hazards on a range of spatial and temporal scales, from local to global and seconds to millenia to put current changes in context of pre-anthropogenic changes.

Questions can be directed to NSFcope@nsf.gov.

New NSF Geoinformatics solicitation and webinar


New Geoinformatics solicitation

A new solicitation has been posted for the NSF Geoinformatics (GI) program from the Division of Earth Sciences. Please note that there are substantive changes to the program, including the addition of three possible tracks for projects. The target date for submission of proposals is August 15, 2019.

The announcement of the program and link to the solicitation may be found at:

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503447

A webinar will be held on Tuesday, May 14 at 2 pm EDT, with a brief overview of the program and the opportunity to ask questions. Please email swhitmey@nsf.gov by 5 pm on Friday, May 10 to enroll in the webinar.

SYNOPSIS

The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) will consider proposals for the development of cyberinfrastructure (CI) for the Earth Sciences (Geoinformatics).  EAR-supported geoinformatics opportunities will fit into three tracks: Catalytic track, Facility track, and Sustainability track. These tracks broadly support the lifecycle of geoinformatics resource development, from pilots (Catalytic) to broad implementation (Facility) to sunsetting and long-term sustainability (Sustainability).

The GI Catalytic Track will support pilot geoinformatics development efforts that are intended to serve Earth Sciences research.

The GI Facility Track will support awards for implementation and operation of a cyberinfrastructure resource relied upon by one or more Earth Science communities to address science questions.

The GI Sustainability Track will support development and implementation of sustainable funding models to preserve data and software products of value to Earth Science research.

Apply to Sail with the Alaska Amphibious Community Seismic Experiment: DEADLINE IS TODAY


Opportunity for Graduate Students and Scientists: Sail on an Alaska Amphibious Community Seismic Experiment Expedition. Applications now being accepted!

Application Deadline: April 15, 2019
Cruise Dates (+/- 5 days; arrive 2 days before departure date):
  • Leg 1: June 6 – June 24, 2019 (R/V Marcus G. Langseth: active source seismic survey)
  • Leg 2: Aug 10 – Aug 29, 2019 (R/V Sikuliaq: passive OBS recovery)
  • Leg 3: Aug 27 – Sep 12, 2019 (R/V Marcus G. Langseth: passive OBS recovery)
Graduate students and scientists at all career stages are invited to sail with the Alaska Amphibious Community Seismic Experiment (AACSE, http://geoprisms.org/research/community-projects/alaska/) aboard one active source seismic cruise during late Spring 2019, and two OBS recovery legs during the late summer and early fall of 2019. The AACSE is major shoreline-crossing community experiment focusing on the subduction zone offshore the Alaska Peninsula, which has been the site of North America’s largest recorded earthquakes as well as major volcanic hazards. Data are collected during the 15-month experiment using 75 broadband ocean bottom seismometers (OBS) and 30 land stations.
– OBSs will be recovered by two legs in August aboard the Global-Class R/V Sikuliaq and in September aboard the R/V Langseth. Participants will be involved with all aspects of the scientific process by assisting in OBS recoveries and with multibeam bathymetry data, documentation of the expedition, preparation of cruise reports, and documenting the cruise via social media.
– An active source seismic cruise will be conducted aboard the R/V Langseth in June. This cruise will include an educational component for those interested in learning about marine active source imaging methods.  Duties of participants on this cruise will include keeping acquisition logs, acquiring multibeam bathymetry and 3.5 KHz data, documentation of the expedition, preparation of cruise reports, and documenting the cruise via social media.
The PI team anticipates that berths for 4 to 6 additional students or scientists will be available on each leg.  The cruises will be aboard working vessels with 24-hours operations, and participants will be unable to return to shore during the expedition. Participants should anticipate difficult conditions including rough seas, long hours, close quarters, constant noise, foul odors, and limited medical facilities. Travel costs to and from the departure and arrival ports, meals, and lodging will be paid for Apply to Sail participants, but no stipend is included.
To apply to sail with the AACSE cruise, each applicant should submit a 2-page CV, a brief statement of interest, and a statement of relevant experience. Applicants who will be graduate students during the summer/fall of 2019 should also submit a letter of support from their graduate advisor. Applications should be submitted at the AASCE Apply to Sail website by April 15, 2019.  Please direct any questions about the Apply to Sail application process to Aubreya Adams (aadams@colgate.edu). Questions specific to the passive source cruises should be directed to Aubreya Adams, and questions regarding the active source cruise should be directed to Anne Becel (annebcl@ldeo.columbia.edu).

Apply to Sail with the Alaska Amphibious Community Seismic Experiment: Apply now!


Opportunity for Graduate Students and Scientists: Sail on an Alaska Amphibious Community Seismic Experiment Expedition. Applications now being accepted!

Application Deadline: April 15, 2019

> Apply now

Cruise Dates (+/- 5 days; arrive 2 days before departure date):

  • Leg 1: June 6 – June 24, 2019 (R/V Marcus G. Langseth: active source seismic survey)
  • Leg 2: Aug 10 – Aug 29, 2019 (R/V Sikuliaq: passive OBS recovery)
  • Leg 3: Aug 27 – Sep 12, 2019 (R/V Marcus G. Langseth: passive OBS recovery)

Graduate students and scientists at all career stages are invited to sail with the Alaska Amphibious Community Seismic Experiment (AACSE, http://geoprisms.org/research/community-projects/alaska/) aboard one active source seismic cruise during late Spring 2019, and two OBS recovery legs during the late summer and early fall of 2019. The AACSE is major shoreline-crossing community experiment focusing on the subduction zone offshore the Alaska Peninsula, which has been the site of North America’s largest recorded earthquakes as well as major volcanic hazards. Data are collected during the 15-month experiment using 75 broadband ocean bottom seismometers (OBS) and 30 land stations.

– OBSs will be recovered by two legs in August aboard the Global-Class R/V Sikuliaq and in September aboard the R/V Langseth. Participants will be involved with all aspects of the scientific process by assisting in OBS recoveries and with multibeam bathymetry data, documentation of the expedition, preparation of cruise reports, and documenting the cruise via social media.

– An active source seismic cruise will be conducted aboard the R/V Langseth in June. This cruise will include an educational component for those interested in learning about marine active source imaging methods.  Duties of participants on this cruise will include keeping acquisition logs, acquiring multibeam bathymetry and 3.5 KHz data, documentation of the expedition, preparation of cruise reports, and documenting the cruise via social media.

The PI team anticipates that berths for 4 to 6 additional students or scientists will be available on each leg.  The cruises will be aboard working vessels with 24-hours operations, and participants will be unable to return to shore during the expedition. Participants should anticipate difficult conditions including rough seas, long hours, close quarters, constant noise, foul odors, and limited medical facilities. Travel costs to and from the departure and arrival ports, meals, and lodging will be paid for Apply to Sail participants, but no stipend is included.

To apply to sail with the AACSE cruise, each applicant should submit a 2-page CV, a brief statement of interest, and a statement of relevant experience. Applicants who will be graduate students during the summer/fall of 2019 should also submit a letter of support from their graduate advisor. Applications should be submitted at the AASCE Apply to Sail website by April 15, 2019.  Please direct any questions about the Apply to Sail application process to Aubreya Adams (aadams@colgate.edu). Questions specific to the passive source cruises should be directed to Aubreya Adams, and questions regarding the active source cruise should be directed to Anne Becel (annebcl@ldeo.columbia.edu).

Job Posting: Dean & Staff Scientist Positions


1) Dean – UT Jackson School of Geosciences

2) Staff Associate position – Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

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1) Dean – UT Jackson School of Geosciences

The University of Texas at Austin invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean, John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences Effective September 1, 2019.

The Jackson School is one of the largest and most respected geoscience programs in the country. The school (www.jsg.utexas.edu) includes the Bureau of Economic Geology, the Department of Geological Sciences, and the Institute for Geophysics. It employs approximately 150 full- time faculty and research scientists who work together with 100 technical staff members and postdocs to address fundamental questions in geosciences, foster a diverse community of collaboration, and provide world-class education for approximately 200 undergraduate majors and 200 graduate students. With an endowment of approximately $450 million and an average annual income of $88 million, the school provides an unprecedented opportunity for its leader to have a major impact on the field of geoscience well into the future.

We seek a visionary leader with proven scientific and administrative skills who will work with the faculty and research scientists to develop the Jackson School to its full potential and who will represent the school effectively to the university administration, to the state and national political leadership, and to the public. At UT Austin, all academic deans report to the Executive Vice President and Provost of the university.

Preferred qualifications include: (1) creative leadership capable of growing synergies within the school and interfacing with other programs within the university; (2) distinguished scholarship with a strong research record and experience in academia, including teaching; (3) administrative and financial experience that demonstrates vision, managerial ability, and communication skills; (4) commitment to balancing academic and research excellence with the diverse missions of the three units within the school; (5) commitment to creating and retaining a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace, and (6) ability to engage alumni and donors and increase philanthropy.

Additional information regarding the position can be found at:

http://www.jsg.utexas.edu/people/employment-opportunities/dean/

Applications and nominations should include a curriculum vitae and a list of administrative accomplishments. Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, nominations, and inquiries should be sent electronically and in confidence to: jsgdeansearch@jsg.utexas.edu

The University of Texas at Austin is committed to providing an inclusive educational environment in which all students, faculty, and staff can learn, research, create, work and thrive free from all forms of harassment, discrimination, and misconduct. As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UT Austin complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The university is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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2) Staff Associate position – Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for a Staff Associate.  The Staff Associate will provide technical support for the Lamont-Doherty Cooperative Seismographic Network

(LCSN, URL:http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/LCSN).  Activity includes preparation, installation, operation and repair of seismic equipment used to monitor earthquakes.  Field work to average 25-35% of the time, seasonally (that is, 5-10 days a month, less in winter, more in summer) in the eastern United States.  Plan network service trips to determine priorities as a member of a team.

Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, physics, geophysics or related field and four years of related experience required, or a Master’s degree in engineering, physics, geophysics or related field and two years of related experience required. Experience in Internet communication and Linux is required.  Hands-on experience will include broad range of electronics with good theoretical capability leading to understanding of equipment function.  Adequate soldering skill to make various cables for radios, seismometers and GPS receiver required. Good command of spoken and written English required.  Must be physically capable of working in the field in isolated locations – to walk up and down steep hills while carrying up to 50 pounds. Must be able to load/unload, and to drive a pickup truck for field work, and operate generator and other simple machinery.  We value ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

Appointments are made on a fiscal year basis and are eligible for renewal each July 1, contingent upon performance and funding.

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

Please visit our online application site at:

http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/2813

for further information about this position and to submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter, and list of references.

Columbia University benefits offered with this Officer of Research appointment.

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

We accept online applications only.

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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.

Megathrust Modeling Workshop – October 7-9, 2019


Megathrust Modeling Workshop – October 7-9, 2019

www.sz4dmcs.org/megathrust-workshop

Dear colleagues,

Please save the date for the Modeling Collaboratory for Subduction (MCS) Research Collaboration Network’s (RCN) second workshop, which will focus on Modeling Subduction Zone Megathrusts. The MCS RCN was funded by NSF in autumn 2018 to explore the establishment of an integrative community modeling framework for subduction (see www.sz4dmcs.org).

The Megathrust Modeling Workshop will run from October 7-9, 2019, at the University of Oregon in Eugene. Remote participation will be available for those who cannot attend in person.

We aim to bring together a diverse group of scientists interested in modeling the megathrust at any spatial or temporal scale, to identify the disconnects and knowledge gaps in current megathrust models, and to synthesize existing modeling efforts.

To be the first to hear more about this and other MCS workshops, please sign up for our mailing list at www.sz4dmcs.org/megathrust-workshop. For more information, email contact@sz4dmcs.org. 

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