Job Posting: Faculty Positions, Executive Director Geothermal Resources Council

1) open rank tenured/tenure track position Remote Sensing  – North Carolina State University

2) Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Geophysics at the California Institute of Technology
3) Executive Director –  Geothermal Resources Council (GRC)


1) open rank tenured/tenure track position Remote Sensing  – North Carolina State University

As part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, NC State University seeks a scholar in remote sensing to join the Geospatial Analytics cluster ( The position is an open rank tenured/tenure track position with an anticipated departmental home in the College of Sciences’ Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences ( with an anticipated start date of August 2018. The Geospatial Analytics cluster currently includes faculty from the Colleges of Natural Resources and Engineering. The cluster is coordinated through the Center for Geospatial Analytics ( a collaborative hub for faculty, researchers and graduate students from over a dozen departments across campus.

We seek a collaborative scholar who will lead research on remote sensing of Earth’s land and ice surfaces, ocean, atmosphere, and/or subsurface, and who will develop and teach related undergraduate and graduate courses, including courses that support the new cross-college PhD degree program in Geospatial Analytics. The scholar will be expected to build a program of well-established and focused research and related publications; recruit and mentor graduate students; generate externally funded projects and provide leadership and service to the cluster, the department, college, university, and scholarly organizations. NC State places a high value on excellent instruction and the use of innovative teaching methods.

A central responsibility of the role is to collaborate with members of the faculty cluster and those in the Center for Geospatial Analytics. The center’s interdisciplinary research programs focus on discovering and communicating meaningful patterns in location-based data using advanced analytics, to address social-environmental challenges. Approaches include developing tangible user interfaces and 3D visualization techniques, dynamic spatio-temporal models, and participatory research methods to explore processes in time and space and create decision-support systems.


2) Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Geophysics at the California Institute of Technology

The Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology is seeking outstanding applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in geophysics at the assistant professor level. We invite applicants in any area of geophysics, broadly defined. Preference is for individuals who will lead an innovative research program and are committed to teaching, with the applicant’s overall creativity and potential being valued more than their specific area of expertise within geophysics.

The term of the initial appointment at the assistant professor level is normally four years, with appointment contingent upon completion of a PhD in a relevant field. Exceptionally well-qualified candidates may also be considered at the tenured professor level. Initial review of applications will begin on March 1, 2018, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should submit an electronic application that includes a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching plans, up to three representative publications, and contact information for at least three individuals who may be contacted for letters of reference. Please submit applications at the following link:

If there are any questions during the search process, please contact us at:

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Caltech is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. To request disability accommodations for any part of the interview or hiring process, please contact 626-395-6111 for assistance or contact


3) Executive Director –  Geothermal Resources Council (GRC)

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) is a non-profit corporation comprised of over 1,500 members from around the world. It was established primarily to advance geothermal development through education, outreach and dissemination of research. GRC is recruiting to fill the vacant Executive Director role. The successful applicant must be an experienced, confident, team-oriented leader who performs the following functions:

• Successfully manage team and budget, solving complex problems in additions to day-to-day issues;

• Supervise communication media (e.g. public reports, annual documents, newsletters, website, news and library) and public relations of the International Knowledge- and technology Platform;

• Obtain government and other grants or funding;

• Develop network of geothermal contacts and grow membership and member involvement;

• Demonstrate strong oral and written English communication skills by writing with ease, clarity and impact and speaking formally or informally to customers and the public, using language to influence others, is responsible for all public information provided;

• Listen effectively and identify opportunities and solutions focused on key issues;

• Exercise strong organizational skills with high level of initiative and ability to effectively interface, collaborate, and partner with stakeholders to achieve organizational vision and mission;

• Use sound judgment in decision making by focusing on key issues, evaluating situation, balancing priorities and considering reasonable alternatives when making important decisions;

• Think strategically by anticipating and preparing for future events and outcomes and considering the potential effect of future events on current plans;

• Work collaboratively and diplomatically with others to seek the best results; and

• Be committed to achieve goals and objectives with quality products and services

This position is an exempt, professional management job with a flexible, 40-hr work week. The successful applicant will receive a 1-3 year contract with annual performance reviews. Employment is on an “at-will” basis. The incumbent reports to the Board of Directors through the President of the Board. Initial salary is commensurate with experience, knowledge, and education. Compensation shall be reviewed annually by a committee of the Board and shall be based on performance as determined by exceeding mutually agreed to metrics. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible to work in the U.S. If the applicant is a current GEA or GRC Board member, their Board participation will be suspended during the selection process. The starting location for this position is Davis, California. Relocation assistance to Davis will be considered.


The successful applicant must be legally eligible to work in US, fluent in English speaking and writing and have basic computer skill including familiarity with budget software. Domestic and international travel will be required.

Education: BA/BS from an accredited college or university required. Advanced degree preferred. Experience:

• Ten (10) or more years of progressively responsible and relevant work experience in an energy related agency, industry, academic, geothermal (preferred), as it relates to the responsibilities and essential functions for this position. Please see Executive Director Job Description.

• Combination of domestic U.S. and international work experience

• Consultancy experience with government agencies

• Prior experience reporting to Board preferred

Knowledge of:

• Geothermal, other energy or extraction industries

• Business and/or organizational management

• Operation of non-profit organizations and public relations and advertising to support the non profit

• Budget preparation, management and monitoring

• Organization, operation and maintenance of data or publication archives.

• Evaluation, implementation and adaptation of evolving business technologies (e.g., leveraging social media for PR and communications, paperless conferences, virtual offices).

Job description is posted on the GRC website.

Please submit cover letter and resume no later than February 9, 2018 to: Geothermal Resources Council, Attn: Executive Director Search, Email:


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