Job Posting: Faculty Positions


1) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing – The Department of Geophysics at Colorado School of Mines
2) Two positions in Marine Geoscience – National institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand
3) Two Faculty Positions in Isotope Geochemistry – The Department of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
4) Assistant Professor in Earth Materials – Department of Geology, University of Maryland, College Park

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1) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing – The Department of Geophysics at Colorado School of Mines

Job Description:

The Department of Geophysics at Colorado School of Mines has an opening for a remote-sensing specialist at the tenure-track, Assistant Professor level.  We invite candidates with expertise in any of the optical and microwave remote sensing areas, and with specialization in one or more of the following: (1) developing instrumentation to collect remote sensing data using novel sensors deployed using airborne and space-borne platforms; (2) developing computational and signal processing techniques for remote sensing data; (3) integrating large and diverse remote sensing datasets using data analytics, machine learning, and high-performance computing. The successful candidate will contribute to the Department’s strategic growth plans in one or more areas, which include natural resources, geohazards, water system analysis, food production, infrastructure monitoring, and climate change.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to teach geophysics courses at the undergraduate and the graduate levels, and to establish an externally funded research program that supports graduate student research. The successful candidate must have an interest in developing collaborative, cross-disciplinary research across the Mines campus and with nearby research centers (e.g., USGS, NREL, NCAR, NOAA).

Minimum Qualifications:

By the time of appointment, the successful candidate must have earned a doctoral degree in geophysics or a closely related discipline. The successful candidate must have the potential to perform as an effective instructor and an ability to mentor graduate students. The candidate must conduct high-impact, cross-disciplinary research with potential for a strong and growing publication record.

Preferred Qualifications:

Department Description:

The Geophysics Department has 10 tenured/tenure-track faculty, approximately 100 undergraduate students, and over 70 graduate students. The Department offers an ABET-accredited B.S. in Geophysical Engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Geophysics and in Geophysical Engineering. More information about Mines and the Geophysics Department can be found at www.mines.edu and geophysics.mines.edu. For further information about the position or the Department vision, please contact Prof. John Bradford (Department Head) at jbradford@mines.edu or Prof. Brandon Dugan (search chair) at dugan@mines.edu.

How to Apply:

Applicants are asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, names and contact information for three professional references from whom letters may be subsequently requested, veteran status) and upload a letter of application including preferred start date, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a curriculum vitae. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Evaluation of candidates will begin in November 2017 and continue until the position is filled. The desired start date is August 2018.

Compensation: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines’ mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit: family.mines.edu

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2) Two positions in Marine Geoscience – National institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand

NIWA is seeking two enthusiastic and skilled marine geoscientists: (1) a Marine Geophysicist; and (2) a Marine Sedimentologist. They will join our marine geology and geophysics team and actively participate in the development and execution of wide-ranging marine geological projects in the New Zealand region. The research focus of these projects is to understand tectonic, volcanic and sedimentary processes and their role in the development of the New Zealand seascape. You will also participate in or lead consultancy projects in the marine environment in response to government (central and regional) and commercial needs.

These positions require agile team players who are comfortable working in a multidisciplinary environment to leverage research opportunities. They should be well-organised, conscientious and show initiative. Seagoing experience in vessel-based scientific operations is advantageous and they should be prepared to spend time on such voyages. For more details on the positions and how to apply visit https://careers.sciencenewzealand.org/jobdetails/ajid/yH4k8/Marine-Geoscientists,24369.html Applications are due by 23 October 2017

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3) Two Faculty Positions in Isotope Geochemistry – The Department of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Department of Geoscience at The University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for two faculty positions in Isotope Geochemistry.   Appointment will be at the assistant professor (tenure-track) or associate professor (tenured) level depending on qualifications. We seek colleagues who are innovative in using isotopes to address fundamental problems in any domain from the Earth’s deep interior to its surface environments. Successful applicants will be expected to contribute to the research and teaching mission of the department through the development of a vibrant, internationally recognized and externally funded research program, and through teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in geoscience. Successful candidates will be expected to perform university and professional service as appropriate for career stage. Appointment at the tenured level will require evidence of excellence in research and teaching.  We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to an inclusive environment, bring new perspectives on mentoring and educating students from diverse backgrounds, and propel novel approaches to research. We aim to add new faculty who value collegiality and collaboration in both research and teaching. The Department of Geoscience comprises highly rated graduate programs and several state-of-the-art analytical facilities across the fields of Isotope Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Geochronology, Sedimentary Geology, Paleontology, Structural Geology & Tectonics, Glacial Geology, Geophysics, Hydrogeology, and Biogeochemistry (http://geoscience.wisc.edu). 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Geoscience or a related field at the time of appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of professional interests (research and teaching), and the names and contact information of three references. These materials must be submitted online at: https://jobs.wisc.edu. Appointments may begin as early as August 20, 2018. Review of applications will begin on November 27, 2017, and continue until the positions are filled. For further information or questions, please contact Professor Brad Singer, Chair of the Search Committee at: bsinger@wisc.edu.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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4) Assistant Professor in Earth Materials – Department of Geology, University of Maryland, College Park

The Department of Geology at the University of Maryland invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Earth Materials. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: experimental and theoretical aspects of petrology, mineral physics, nanogeoscience, and economic geology. The appointee will be expected to develop and maintain an active, externally funded research program that will involve both graduate and undergraduate students, and to participate fully in teaching at all levels, including mineralogy. We particularly encourage applications from those who integrate across traditional disciplinary boundaries within the Department of Geology (https://www.geol.umd.edu), throughout the College of Computer, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences (https://cmns.umd.edu), and area governmental and private entities such as the U.S. Geological Survey, the Smithsonian Institution and the Carnegie Institution for Science.  The Department of Geology is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

A Ph.D. in Geology or a related discipline is required at the time of appointment. The appointment may begin as early as August 1, 2018. Applications should be submitted online at:  https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/54884 and should include the following: a letter of application stating research and teaching goals; a complete CV; and contact information for three (3) professional references. Review of applications will begin in December 2017, and will be ongoing until the position is filled.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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