LAST CALL: GeoPRISMS Photo Contest – Deadline to submit your photo is today!

 

 


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 now, deadline is today (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/​

LAST CALL: GeoPRISMS Student Prize at AGU – Application deadline is Nov 26


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

Application Deadline: November 26, 2017

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:
   > Photo contest (submit your photo before November 27)

Community Volcano Experiment (COVE) — Design Survey


Community Volcano Experiment (COVE) — Design Survey

The recent ERUPT, SZ4D, and USGS subduction zone science reports highlight the need for interdisciplinary, detailed research on active volcanic systems. With the survey below, we request your input regarding an initiative to propose a Community Volcano Experiment (COVE) to the US National Science Foundation to stimulate interdisciplinary research on active volcanic systems. As currently envisioned, ‘community volcano’ sites would likely target one or a small cluster of volcanoes and obtain a level of multidisciplinary observations that are not typically feasible for individual researchers or small groups. COVE would focus on data collection and dissemination only, and all data and data products would be immediately open access to enable broad participation of the international research community with cutting-edge observational constraints. The overarching goal is to facilitate research leading toward the development of integrated physical and chemical models of volcanic processes. The survey questions are meant to be generic with respect to the specific sites. Our survey aims to obtain broad community input regarding what kinds of data and data products, data access, and student and early career training and fieldwork opportunities would make community volcano projects an asset for your research. Free format input is also solicited at the end of the survey. Opportunities to comment in person will also occur at the AGU Fall Meeting. Thank you for taking the time to share your expertise. We would appreciate if you could provide you input by Friday December 22nd, 2017.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LSVWX8W

COVE Team – Brandon Schmandt (U. New Mexico), David Fee (U. Alaska Fairbanks), Tobias Fischer (U. New Mexico), Esteban Gazel (Cornell U.) Ronni Grapenthin (New Mexico Tech.), Einat Lev (LDEO)

LAST CALL: 2017 AGU GeoPRISMS Mini-workshops – Deadline is tomorrow!

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

Registration Deadline: November 21, 2017

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

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

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

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* ENAM science advances: Progress and outlook

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

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

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

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

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

We plan to organise contributions into the following broad pseudo-geographic groupings:

    Appalachian Mountains
    Coastal Plain
    Offshore Margin
    Margin-wide processes

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

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

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

The organisers (Colton Lynner & Zach Eilon)

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

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

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

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

Hands-on demonstrations of useful data resources from the IEDA, IRIS and UNAVCO data facilities will be tied to science through examples chosen from the MARGINS mini-lesson collection (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.

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* Amphibious community experiments in Alaska and related opportunities

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

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

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.

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.

Job Posting: Faculty Positions


1) Assistant Professor position – The School of Geosciences, University of South Florida
2) Faculty positions – Department of Earth & Climate Science, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune, India
3) Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (Tenure-Track Lecturer) – UCSB Department of Earth Science

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1) Assistant Professor position – The School of Geosciences, University of South Florida

The School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida seeks to fill a 9 month, full-time and tenure-earning, Assistant Professor position in the field of GIScience with an emphasis on spatial analysis, statistics, and/or modelling. The successful candidate could have any research specialty, though preference may be given to candidates with strengths in natural hazards, environmental health, medical geography, biogeography, and/or transportation. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program, mentor graduate students, and teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in GIS and geography. The successful candidate will complement and integrate with our existing school strengths in geography, environmental science, and geology, including GIScience, natural hazards, water, quantitative literacy, and scientific computing.  PhD in Geography or related field is required and must be conferred by appointment start date. Salary is negotiable. To apply, please visit http://employment.usf.edu and attach a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, evidence of successful research, and provide names and contact information for three references. Review of applications begin on December 15, 2017.  Additional information is available at the School of Geosciences website: http://hennarot.forest.usf.edu/main/depts/geosci/ and by emailing the search committee chair, Dr. Joni Downs (downs@usf.edu).

USF is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. For information regarding the USF System, please visit our website at http://system.usf.edu/ Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, contact Mandy Stuck at (813/974-2236), a minimum of five working days in advance.

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2) Faculty positions – Department of Earth & Climate Science, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune, India

The Department of Earth & Climate Science at the Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER), Pune, INDIA invites application for (i) Assistant / Associate Professor positions in Global seismology, exploration seismology, Geodynamics, Petrology and Hydrology  (ii) a Professor position in any branch of Earth and Climate  Science.

We are looking for candidates who should integrate teaching undergraduate and graduate classes, and research into one or more of the Department’s focus areas:  Computational Geoscience; Solid Earth, exploration and environmental geophysics; Earth system geochemistry; Geospatial research; Geobiology; Climate Science and Hydrology. Applicants must have a strong publication record and the potential to attract research funding from external sources.

Professor would also be the Chair of the department and requires significant administrative work. Candidate for Professor Position should have vision to mentor and attract talent, develop new areas of research and attract research funding.

IISER Pune, established in 2006 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, is dedicated to science education and research. The institute is a research university with about 1700 undergraduate and graduate students and about 120 faculties. The Nature Index Tables for the duration April 2016 to March 2017 have ranked the IISER as First among academic institutions in India.  For further details please follow the link: http://www.iiserpune.ac.in/

Earth and Climate Science is a new and fast-growing department of the institute, currently with 8 faculties, 4 PDF and 12 doctoral & project fellows.  The department has its own computing facility with a HPC, etc,  over 12 broadband seismographs and geochemistry experimental lab .We have ongoing Ph.D and 5 years integrated BS-MS major in Earth and Climate Science and propose to initiate integrated MS-Ph.D program from 2018. Details are available at

http://www.iiserpune.ac.in/research/disciplines/earth-and-climate-science

To Apply: To know details and apply, please visit http://www.iiserpune.ac.in/opportunities/academic.  Review of applications will begin by Feb 2018. The anticipated appointment date is Sept-Dec. 2018. Please contact Chair of the department Prof. Shyam S Rai (shyamsrai@iiserpune.ac.in) for questions and additional information.

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3) Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (Tenure-Track Lecturer) – UCSB Department of Earth Science

The Department of Earth Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE) starting July 1, 2018. The successful candidate must be committed to teaching at the lower and upper division, especially in the field. The teaching load will be equivalent to three courses per quarter, including instruction, managing teaching collections, upgrading laboratory and discussion sections, mentoring teaching assistants and assisting in student safety training.

The LPSOE position is a permanent full-time faculty position designed for individuals who wish to focus their careers on teaching, professional activities, and university and community service and is viewed as a “security of employment-track” position. LPSOEs are members of the Academic Senate and have all the benefits of Senate membership, such as eligibility for faculty housing programs, medical insurance, and retirement benefits. LPSOEs are regularly evaluated for merit salary increases; evaluation for Security of Employment (which has the permanence of a tenured position) occurs within 8 years of initial appointment. Promotion within the LSOE series requires excellent teaching, professional activities, and service.

Applicants must have a M.S. or Ph.D. degree (preferred) in Earth Science or a closely related field at the time of appointment. An outstanding record of teaching and leadership in undergraduate Earth Science education is expected. We seek a lifelong learner who will: inspire; set high expectations; develop a proven record of teaching, mentorship, professional achievement/activity; and contribute to University and public service.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and teaching statement and arrange for a minimum of three references to submit letters of reference on their behalf via the recruitment website. For primary consideration, applications should be received by December 6, 2017, but review of applicant files will continue until the position is filled. Applications with complete dossiers of letters uploaded by the initial review date will be given preference. Submit applications and reference letters online at: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01135.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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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.

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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