Job Posting: Faculty, Postdoc, and Graduate Positions

1) Professor in Geophysics – Department of Geosciences, Boise State University
2) Professorial Position in Petrology – School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
3) Tenure-track Faculty Position in Solid Earth Petrology/Geochemistry – The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida
4) Green Scholar Postdoctoral Fellowship – The Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
5) Graduate Student Positions in Seismology at The University of Alabama
6) Faculty Position in Geochemistry – The Department of Geology & Geophysics at Yale University
7) Faculty Position in Climate Sciences – The Department of Geology & Geophysics at Yale University
8) Wiess Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship – Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Rice University
9) Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions in Cosmochemistry, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Planetary Science, and Volcanology  – Carnegie Institution for Science, DTM, Washington, DC
10) 2018 ASU Exploration Postdoctoral Fellowship in Earth and Space Science – The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University

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1) Professor in Geophysics – Department of Geosciences, Boise State University

The Department of Geosciences at Boise State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the broad field of Geophysics beginning in Fall 2018. We encourage applications from individuals with strengths that complement existing and emerging research areas, and who can collaborate across disciplinary boundaries.The Geophysics Group in the Department of Geosciences has internationally recognized research programs in seismology, hydrogeophysics, near-surface geophysics, snow-and-ice science, and volcanology.  Emerging research areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, marine geology and geophysics, geodynamics, and climate science.  A successful candidate will articulate a vision of active collaboration with researchers in the geophysics, Earth surface dynamics, and solid Earth geology groups in the Geoscience Department, as well as in the broader research communities at Boise State, nationally, and internationally. We seek a dynamic candidate who will develop and maintain an externally funded research program, mentor graduate students, and engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching using evidence-based instructional practices. Boise State University is ideally situated in the Northwest’s third largest metropolitan area, and is a vibrant city with substantial cultural and recreational opportunities.

Applicants must have a PhD in geophysics, or related fields such as applied physics, applied mathematics, or engineering, and must have demonstrated success in research. The position may be filled either at the assistant or associate level depending upon experience. Applications from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged. Review of candidates will begin on October 15 and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit a single PDF document, which includes the following components: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statements outlining teaching and research interests and experiences, and 4) contact information for three or more professional references. Applications should be submitted here:

https://boisestate.taleo.net/careersection/exfac/jobdetail.ftl?job=170603&tz=GMT-06%3A00

Contact Dr. Jeffrey Johnson (jeffreybjohnson@boisestate.edu) with questions.

More information:

• Boise State University: http://www.boisestate.edu/

Department of Geosciences: http://earth.boisestate.edu/

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2) Professorial Position in Petrology – School of Earth, Environmental & Biological  Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

The School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) invites applications for an on-going appointment at the Professorial level in Petrology. We seek to appoint a highly qualified, research-focused Professor (Level E), able to provide strategic leadership in both research and learning within the discipline area of Earth Sciences, and more widely to QUT’s institutional strengths in Material Science and characterisation.

Earth Science is an area of research and teaching strength at QUT, and we want to build on our expertise in volcanology, igneous petrology, geochemistry, sedimentology, structural geology/tectonics and geophysics. In the 2015 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) round, Earth Science at QUT received the highest rating possible for Geology (5 for the 4-digit 0403 Geology Unit of Evaluation) and the Discipline is consistently evaluated as amongst the leading teaching areas within the Faculty.

The successful applicant will lead, maintain and expand high-quality research at an international level of excellence; provide academic leadership in developing and enhancing the research profile of the Discipline and School, and contribute actively to teaching. Their leadership will be based on an outstanding international track record of high impact publications and research income, as well as strong ties with industry. She/He will also be able to exploit the substantial and strategic investments in facilities made by QUT over the last six years through the Science and Engineering Centre (including the Central Analytics Research Facility), as well as international science campaigns such as the International Ocean Discovery Program, in which QUT is an important member.

For more information on the position, and to apply on-line, please visit: https://qut.nga.net.au/?jati=1126E473-0B97-8BC3-59D0-9B5EBAAE2C3C

When applying for this position your application must include the following: 1) a current resume; 2) a statement of achievements against each of the selection criteria; 3) the names and contact details of three referees. Applications close  1 October 2017.

For further information about the position or questions, please contact, Professor Stuart Parsons, Head of School, at: stuart.parsons@qut.edu.au

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3) Tenure-track Faculty Position in Solid Earth Petrology/Geochemistry – The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications for a tenure track position in Solid Earth Petrology/Geochemistry at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants should be able to contribute to an existing internationally known program in analytical, observational and theoretical petrology, solid Earth geochemisty and geodynamics. We have a preference for candidates who have expertise in magmatic and chemical processes of the whole Earth (and planets), rock-fluid interactions, tectonics, geochronology and volcanic/hydrothermal systems. We seek scholars with the desire to teach classes in their discipline at the undergraduate and graduate levels and who show evidence of strong research trajectories. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active, externally funded research program that includes supporting and mentoring graduate students. Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests compliment and enhance existing research programs in the Department (geology.ufl.edu). Researchers who would benefit from our established and new analytical facilities (field emission EMPA and MC-ICP-MS) are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences and preferably have some post-doctoral experience. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/listing/. The application should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a summary of current and future research plans, an overview of teaching experience and goals, and the names and contact information of three references. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on October 31, 2017 and remain open until filled.  The position will begin as early as August 2018.  Inquiries can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Michael Perfit, (mperfit@ufl.edu).

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

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4) Green Scholar Postdoctoral Fellowship – The Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

The Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography has openings starting in 2018 for two postdoctoral Green Scholars. Funding from the Green Foundation for Earth Sciences is matched with extramural funds for specific research projects to support these positions. Prior to submitting an application, applicants should contact potential IGPP mentors to check whether they have a viable project. Positions are available for one year and are renewable for a second year, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Green scholars are encouraged to broaden their experience through interaction with other researchers at IGPP and individual research goals may be pursued if project progress can be maintained. Information on recent IGPP research is available here.

Applications should include a statement of research interests (1 page), dissertation abstract (less than 250 words), curriculum vitae with publications list, immigration status, and contact information for two recommendation letter writers.  Applications should be submitted online here.

Applications should be submitted by October 15, 2017. Potential applicants are strongly advised to initiate contact with prospective mentor(s) well before this date. Review of applications typically takes 2-3 months. Applications may be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration is not assured if all materials are not received by Oct 15.  Letters of support should not be submitted with the application; we will solicit letters after a first round of evaluation. Please address questions to greenfound@ucsd.edu.

UC San Diego is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

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5) Graduate Student Positions in Seismology at The University of Alabama

The Department of Geological Sciences at The University of Alabama seeks motivated students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in earthquake seismology.  Student support is available starting Fall 2018 via both teaching and research assistantships, including involvement in a multi-institutional, collaborative NSF-funded project focused on Antarctic Earth structure, seismic tomography, and tectonics.  Possible research topics include, but are not limited to, methods for Earth model comparison, numerical waveform modeling, and ambient seismic noise.  The successful student(s) will gain experience working on high-performance computing clusters.  Ph.D. applicants are preferred, but M.S. applicants are also welcome to apply.  Prior research experience and computer programming skills are beneficial.  For more information, please contact Dr. Samantha Hansen (shansen@geo.ua.edu).

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6) Faculty Position in Geochemistry – The Department of Geology & Geophysics at Yale University

The Department of Geology & Geophysics at Yale University invites applications for an open-rank faculty appointment in the broad area of geochemistry at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor level. Relevant fields include (but are not limited to) geochemical cycling, biogeochemistry, geomicrobiology, cosmology, planetary evolution, petrology, and Earth surface processes.

We seek candidates with outstanding prospects for research, scholarly leadership, and teaching excellence who will complement the existing strengths of the Department. A successful applicant will develop and implement independent, externally-funded research programs, teach and advise students, and facilitate interdisciplinary research.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, a statement of research, a statement of teaching interests, and four confidential letters of reference. Applications should be submitted online at  http://apply.interfolio.com/44519.  Applications that arrive before November 1, 2017 will receive full consideration. For information regarding Yale Geology and Geophysics, visit our web site at http://earth.yale.edu. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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7) Faculty Position in Climate Sciences – The Department of Geology & Geophysics at Yale University

The Department of Geology & Geophysics at Yale University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in the broad area of climate sciences. Relevant fields include (but are not limited to) the physics and chemistry of the atmosphere and ocean, climate change, paleoclimate, and the dynamics of planetary and exoplanetary atmospheres.

We seek candidates with outstanding prospects for research, scholarly leadership, and teaching excellence who will complement the existing strengths of the Department. A successful applicant will develop and implement independent, externally-funded research programs, teach and advise students, and facilitate interdisciplinary research.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, a statement of research, a statement of teaching interests, and four confidential letters of reference. Applications should be submitted online at  http://apply.interfolio.com/44518. Applications that arrive before November 1, 2017 will receive full consideration. For information regarding Yale Geology and Geophysics, visit our web site at http://earth.yale.edu. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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8) Wiess Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship – Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Rice University

The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University is inviting applications for the Wiess Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship. We are seeking candidates with independent research interests that intersect with one or more faculty within our department. Applicants must have a Ph.D. awarded within three years of the time of appointment.

The research fellowship will be supported for two years, pending satisfactory progress during the first year, and covers an annual stipend of $60,000 with a benefits package and an additional annual discretionary research allowance of $3,500.

Applicants are requested to develop a proposal of research to be undertaken during the fellowship period. The principal selection criteria are scientific excellence, a clearly expressed research plan to address questions at the forefront of their field of study, and research synergies with at least one faculty. The proposed research should, however, encompass independent research ideas and explore new directions beyond the applicant’s Ph.D. Preference will be given to applicants whose proposals demonstrate independence and originality, and also the potential for collaboration with one or more faculty in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences.

Applicants are required to submit:

(1) A cover letter

(2) A research proposal of no more than 3 pages (single-spaced), including figures

(3) A current CV, including a list of publications

All three documents should be submitted as a single PDF file to the chair of the fellowship search committee (esci-postdoc@rice.edu) by 10 November, 2017. In addition, letters of reference should be submitted by three referees to the same email address and by the same deadline.

The highest ranked applicants will be invited to visit Rice in early 2018. Following acceptance, the appointment may begin anytime before 1 January, 2019. For further information or questions contact the chair of the search committee at esci-postdoc@rice.edu.

Rice University is located in Houston, Texas, and is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian university that aspires to path-breaking research, unsurpassed teaching, and contributions to the betterment of our world. Rice fulfills this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

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9) Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions in Cosmochemistry, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Planetary Science, and Volcanology  – Carnegie Institution for Science, DTM, Washington, DC

Applications are invited for postdoctoral fellowships in the fields of cosmochemistry, solid-Earth geochemistry and geophysics, planetary science, and volcanology at Carnegie’s Department of Terrestrial Magnetism.  These fellowships provide salary, travel, and research support for creative independent research. Details on DTM research staff, laboratory facilities, and ongoing research can be found at https://dtm.carnegiescience.edu.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment and a promising record of research and publication. Fellows are expected to begin in Fall 2018.  A C.V., list of publications, a one-page description of thesis research, a two- to three-page statement of the research you propose to conduct during the postdoctoral fellowship, and three letters of recommendation by those familiar with your work should be submitted online at https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/dtm/ by 1 December 2017.   A strong application will include an innovative, original, and feasible research proposal. Fellowships are for one year and are normally renewable for a second year. Address any questions you have to dtmfellowships@carnegiescience.edu.  The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

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10) 2018 ASU Exploration Postdoctoral Fellowship in Earth and Space Science – The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University

The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will serve as an Exploration Fellow. The mission of the postdoctoral fellowship is to foster SESE’s interdisciplinary research program by attracting and supporting outstanding early-career scientists and engineers to pursue independent research in collaboration with faculty. Research areas within the School encompass theoretical and observational astrophysics, astrobiology, cosmology, earth and planetary science, instrumentation and systems engineering, and science education.

Anticipated start date for the position is July 2018. Incoming Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $63,000 with health benefits, plus $9,000 per year in discretionary research funds. A relocation allowance will be provided.

Interested candidates should contact two current faculty members in SESE to discuss potential collaborative research topics and determine whether they would agree to serve as an Exploration Fellow mentor. When a topic of mutual interest between the applicant and potential faculty mentors is identified, the applicant should submit a research proposal that includes: (1) a cover letter identifying the proposed research topic and the names of the two faculty mentors, (2) a current CV, (3) a research proposal not longer than five pages including figures and references, and (4) one paper that exemplifies the applicant’s research. Preference will be given to proposals that include interdisciplinary research spanning multiple research areas within SESE. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted separately.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment, but received no earlier than 2013. Applicants who received their Ph.D. prior to 2013 will not be considered.

Desired Qualifications: (1) a research proposal that demonstrates relevance, interdisciplinary merit, and potential impact of the proposed research on important questions in the field and to the mission of SESE, (2) a record of prior achievement and experience that shows the applicant’s potential to accomplish the proposed research objectives, and (3) evidence of strong verbal and written communication skills.

Application materials and any questions should be submitted by email to exppd@asu.edu, addressed to the Exploration Fellowship Committee. Applications will be considered complete only when all materials described above are received. Review of complete applications will begin on November 15, 2017. If not filled, application review will continue until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

More information about SESE can be found at: http://sese.asu.edu

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html

https://www.asu.edu/titleIX

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