Job Posting: Faculty Positions and Research Fellows


1) Two Faculty Positions in Volcanology (tenured or tenure track) – Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon

2) Assistant Professor in Geodesy (tenure-track) Earth Sciences – Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon
3) Two Research Fellows in Seismology – University of Southampton

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1) Two Faculty Positions in Volcanology (tenured or tenure track) – Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon

The Department of Earth Sciences (formerly Geological Sciences) is seeking outstanding scientists to fill two new open-rank faculty positions beginning Fall 2017 as part of a newly funded Center for Volcanology and Volcanic Hazards.  Appointment can be at any rank from tenure-track assistant professor to tenured full professor. We seek applicants who investigate eruption precursors, volcano deformation, conduit processes, magma fragmentation, plume behavior, and/or the transport and deposition of tephra through the use of remote sensing, geodesy, and theoretical, experimental, or numerical modeling approaches. We anticipate filling at least one of the two positions at the assistant professor level, so junior candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  The potential for establishing a vigorous independent research program in volcanology and active participation and 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 for applicants at the assistant professor level. We seek candidates who will complement our existing strengths in volcanology, petrology, geochemistry, seismology, geodynamics, and surface processes.

Applicants must apply at Academic Jobs Online http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7521. 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 Nov. 15, 2016, and will continue until suitable candidates are 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) Assistant Professor in Geodesy (tenure-track) Earth Sciences – Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon

The Department of Earth Sciences (formerly Geological Sciences) at the University of Oregon invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position commencing Fall 2017 with a focus on the use of geodetic techniques to study surface and subsurface Earth processes. We seek a dynamic scientist who investigates one or more areas related to change detection of geologic and environmental processes. Techniques may include GPS, InSAR, terrestrial, airborne, or satellite LiDAR, radar altimetry, gravity, or other methods. We are particularly interested in candidates who study natural hazards, cryospheric processes, tectonics, geomorphology, or hydrogeology. Expectations for the position include: 1) establishing an active, externally funded research program, 2) supervising and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, and 3) teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels that contribute to and expand our core and major curriculum. Competitive candidates will complement existing strengths that include: surface processes, fault mechanics, coastal oceanography, and cryosphere processes, as well as major departmental initiatives in volcanology and earthquake early warning.

The application process requires candidates to submit a current CV, research statement (2 page limit), teaching statement (2 page limit), and a statement of contributions to diversity (1 page limit), as well as contact information for at least three references. Minimum requirements at the time of appointment include completion of a PhD from an accredited institution in geosciences, physics, engineering, or a related field with a demonstrated research record in geodesy. Review of applications will begin after Nov. 15, 2016, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Inquiries can be directed to: uogeodesy@gmail.com.

Candidates with experience serving the needs of diverse populations are strongly desired.

More information and application instructions can be found at our website: http://geology.uoregon.edu/.

Applications can be submitted at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7498.

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.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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3) Two Research Fellows in Seismology – University of Southampton

Institution: University of Southampton
Open Until: 2016-09-08
Research Fellow in Passive Source Seismology x 2
Location:  National Oceanography Centre Southampton
Salary:   £28,982 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (2 year fixed term contract and 3 year fixed term contract)
Closing Date:   Thursday 08 September 2016
Reference:  763716HN
Ocean and Earth Science are looking to appoint two Researchers in the Geology and Geophysics Research Group.

The research will be in:

1. Seismically Imaging the Tectonic Plate (fixed term for 3 years) – play a vital role in a large international project to image and understand the properties that define a tectonic plate. The fellow will work on two funded research projects: the UK NERC-funded PI-LAB project and ERC-funded EURO-LAB project. You will do one or more of the following projects: global imaging of the tectonic plate, in situ imaging of the 0 – 40 My old Atlantic plate using data collected from a large ocean bottom seismic experiment (receiver functions, surface waves, body waves, shear-wave splitting), seismic-MT joint inversions, and/or developing full-waveform inversions. In addition to supporting these projects you will be encouraged to develop their own research interests in seismology. Interaction with international collaborators is key, since broad impact will be attained by integrating results and incorporating a wide range of seismic resolutions. Additional details of the project can be found here:http://www.southampton.ac.uk/oes/research/projects/passive-imaging-of-the-lithosphere-asthenosphere-boundary.page. The cruise blog can be found here: https://pilabsoton.wordpress.com

2. Seismically Imaging Subduction Processes (fixed term for 2 years)– determine the factors that control subduction zone melting and associated volcanoes and earthquakes with a particular focus on the role of volatiles in the system. You will work in a collaborative team as part of a UK- NERC funded Large Grant, VOILA (VOlatile recycling In the Lesser Antilles arc). You will use a wide range of seismic techniques and a new large ocean bottom and ocean island dataset. Imaging techniques include, but are not limited to receiver functions, shear wave splitting, attenuation tomography, and surface waves. You will integrate results with our interdisciplinary collaborators for a broad perspective and enhanced impact. Please see additional information on the following website: http://www.voila.ac.uk

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world Universities and one of the UK’s top 10 research-intensive universities.  We have an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities. Following our excellent performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) assessment (where over 93% of our research activity was recognised as being of either world-leading or internationally excellent quality). You will be joining an active research group, with 11 full academic staff, 6 Research Fellows, and almost 40 PhD students (http://blog.soton.ac.uk/ggblog/).

The start date for both positions is 2nd of January 2017 with some flexibility.

For both positions, you will have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in seismology, geophysics, or related field, experience in computing and data processing and in the completion of projects to international peer-review publication level.

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Catherine Rychert (C.Rychert@southampton.ac.uk).

Interviews are scheduled for the 13th / 14th of October 2016.

Please include your CV and Publication list. We will require 3 references if you are successful at shortlisting, please provide the contact details for these on your application.

Please see job description / person specification for both roles below.

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at:

www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Maxine Parker (Recruitment Team) on  +44 (0) 23 8059 3784Call: +44 (0) 23 8059 3784Call: +44 (0) 23 8059 3784. Please quote reference 763716HN on all correspondence.

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