Job Posting: Faculty Positions, AAAS S&T Fellowship

1) Volcanology tenure-track faculty position – Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon
2) Three Assistant Professor Positions in physical geography – Department of Geography, Durham University
3) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions – Department of Geology and Environmental Science, James Madison University
4) Geology & Geophysics Tenure Track Scientist – Geology & Geophysics Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
5) Tenure-track Faculty Position in Marine Mammal Biology – Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
6) Faculty position in coastal hazards – Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech
7) Assistant Professor in Solid Earth Petrology – Department of Geosciences, University of Rhode Island
8) AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships – Washington DC

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1) Volcanology faculty position – Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon

The Department of Earth Sciences is seeking an outstanding scientist to fill a tenure-track faculty position starting Fall 2018 as part of a recently funded Center for Volcanology and Volcanic Hazards.  We seek applicants who investigate eruption precursors, conduit processes, magma fragmentation, plume behavior, and/or the transport and deposition of tephra through the use of remote sensing, instrumental monitoring, and theoretical, experimental, or numerical modeling approaches.  We are especially interested in applicants who integrate fundamental research on volcanic processes with monitoring of active volcanoes and development of novel methods of data acquisition during volcanic eruptions.  The potential for establishing a vigorous independent research program in volcanology and for 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. We seek candidates who will complement our existing departmental strengths in volcanology, petrology, geochemistry, seismology, geodynamics, and surface processes.

Applicants must apply at Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9540. 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 Oct. 15, 2017, and will continue until a suitable candidate is 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) Three Assistant Professor Positions in physical geography – Department of Geography, Durham University

The Department of Geography at Durham University seeks to appoint three outstanding individuals at the Assistant Professor level in physical geography. Details of each post are available via the links below. Applications are now open, but please note the different deadlines for the three positions. Please forward this information to any colleagues who may be interested.

1. Assistant Professor in Earth surface dynamics and geohazards: https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/vacancies/geog18-2/

We are seeking an individual to complement and extend existing research into the rates, patterns, and drivers of environmental processes, including work on sediment transfers, biogeochemical reactions, carbon fluxes across landscapes, and geohazards. (Deadline: 2 Jan 2018)

2. Assistant Professor in reconstructing palaeoclimate and palaeoenvironmental change: https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/vacancies/geog18-4/

We are looking for an individual with research expertise in reconstructing past climates and/or environmental change, to complement or expand our existing research profile. We welcome applications from candidates who have experience in analysing terrestrial, lacustrine and/or marine archives. (Deadline: 24 Nov 2017)

3. Assistant Professor in sea level change: https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/vacancies/geog18-4/We are looking for an individual with research experience in sea level change, with interests that complement or expand our existing expertise on (i) long-term trends in both tropical and high-latitude regions; (ii) records of abrupt events (e.g., earthquake induced change); and (iii) monitoring of recent and ongoing coastal evolution. (Deadline: 24 Nov 2017)

We have exceptional laboratory facilities to support these posts. Recent investments include a multisensory core logger, XRF scanner, X-ray facility, GC-MS and GC-IRMS for compound-specific isotope analysis, alongside IC, ICP-MS and ICP-OES for inorganic trace and major element analyses. A range of materials (pollen, diatoms, foraminifera and organic biomarkers) are routinely prepared and analysed. Our field equipment includes advanced terrestrial laser scanning equipment, a boat and several UAVs, an extensive suite of GIS and remote sensing software, and back pressure shear boxes and stress path cells in the Landslide Laboratory. Outwith the department, we work closely with numerous interdisciplinary initiatives in the University. Many staff contribute to the pan-University Institute for Hazard, Risk, and Resilience. Please contact the Head of Department, Professor Mike Bentley (m.j.bentley@durham.ac.uk) with queries.

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3) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions – Department of Geology and Environmental Science, James Madison University

Assistant Professor Positions – Department of Geology and Environmental Science – F1045 and F1046

The Department of Geology and Environmental Science at James Madison University seeks applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professors: Assistant Professor – Mineralogist (F1045) and Assistant Professor – Atmospheric Scientist (F1046). For both positions we seek colleagues who are committed to excellence in teaching and research involving undergraduates, and who will maintain active research programs. Successful candidates will provide evidence of their ability to work within a collegial scholarly environment. The department is especially interested in qualified candidates who have a demonstrated commitment towards building an equitable and diverse academic community. Both positions will begin August 2018.

The Assistant Professor – Mineralogist will teach mineralogy and is encouraged to contribute to the design of earth materials and environmental curricula. Teaching responsibilities will also include introductory general education science and upper-division geoscience courses. Preferred areas of research include, but are not limited to, mineral-focused studies in the critical zone, biomineralization, and low-temperature geochemistry. The ability to utilize existing analytical equipment and collections including the Mineral Museum in teaching and research is desirable. A Ph.D. in geoscience or a related field is required at the time of employment. If you have any questions regarding the mineralogist position, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, (min@csm.jmu.edu), Search Committee Chair.

The Assistant Professor – Atmospheric Scientist will develop a new upper division atmospheric science course, and teach introductory meteorology and other geoscience and general education science courses. Collaborations are encouraged with faculty in the department and in other STEM fields. The successful candidate will be expected to fit well into a geoscience program, and engage in programmatic efforts to strengthen and expand our environmental geoscience focus. A Ph.D. in atmospheric science or a related field is required at the time of employment. If you have any questions regarding the atmospheric scientist position, please contact Dr. Kristen St. John, (atmsci@csm.jmu.edu), Search Committee Chair.

The department has 16 full-time faculty, 3 part-time lecturers, 1 staff member, and approximately 120 undergraduate majors. Degree options include a BS in Geology, a BA in Earth Science, and minors in Geology and in Geophysics. Our curriculum is recognized for its strong foundation in core geoscience disciplines, its breadth of upper division electives, and its emphasis on field study and on undergraduate research. We will be moving into new teaching and laboratory space in summer 2018. More information about the department, existing equipment, and the Mineral Museum can be found at www.jmu.edu/geology.

To apply go to JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1045 for the Assistant Professor – Mineralogist position and posting number F1046 for the Assistant Professor – Atmospheric Scientist position. Salary for both positions is commensurate with experience.

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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4) Geology & Geophysics Tenure Track Scientist – Geology & Geophysics Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

The Geology & Geophysics Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) invites exceptional candidates to apply to one or more of our full-time exempt tenure track positions on our scientific staff.  We seek to hire at the Assistant Scientist level; however, extraordinary candidates may be considered at Associate Scientist without Tenure, Associate Scientist with Tenure, or Senior Scientist levels.  The successful candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following areas:

• Experimental Rock and/or Ice Mechanics

• Geodesy (with expertise and interests in seafloor geodesy and/or InSAR)

• Continental shelf geophysics with emphasis on sedimentary processes.

Exceptional candidates from other geophysical fields may be considered and are encouraged to apply.  Existing departmental strengths and interests include geophysics (active and passive seismology, electromagnetic methods, magnetics, potential fields, and geodynamics), tectonics, ice-sheet dynamics, volcanology, geochemistry, coastal processes, past and present climate dynamics and biogeochemistry. Candidates whose field or laboratory-based research complements and/or bridges existing strengths, including WHOI’s considerable facilities and expertise for the design and implementation of sea-going experiments, are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and a record of scientific research publications in scholarly journals. Scientific staff members are expected to develop independent, externally-funded, and internationally-recognized research programs. They also have the option of advising graduate students and teaching courses through the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic Engineering (http://mit.whoi.edu/)

Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist through collaborations with colleagues in the other science departments, centers, and labs  (http://www.whoi.edu/main/departments-centers-labs) as well as with researchers in the broader Woods Hole scientific community.  WHOI’s Scientific Staff is expected to provide for their salaries from grants and contracts.  The Institution provides salary support when no other funding is available, as well as significant internal funding opportunities for developing innovative research projects. Candidates hired at the junior level will receive an initial appointment for four years with salary guaranteed.

WHOI is the largest private, non-profit oceanographic institution in the world, with staff and students numbering approximately 1,000.  Its mission is to advance our understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicate this understanding for the benefit of society.  The Institution is located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, a world-renowned center of excellence in marine, biomedical, and environmental science.  An additional 500 affiliates are associated with the scientific endeavors of the Institution, many of whom are foreign nationals from the international community.

WHOI supports a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we encourage females, minorities, veterans and those with disabilities to apply.  WHOI offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical and dental plans, child care subsidy, an employer contribution retirement plan, vacation time, flexible scheduling, and family illness days.  WHOI also provides Dual Career services for which we are committed to providing assistance to your spouse or partner should they be impacted by your career decision.  We have a dedicated team who will work with applicants to identify and explore available options within WHOI or the community.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please visit http://jobs.whoi.edu and respond to Job Reference 17-09-10. Applicants should include, as a single PDF document: A cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), three page research statement, names of four references and copies of up to three relevant publications. Review of applications will begin on 1/02/2018.

WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). Please visit HERC for more information.

WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans/M/F. We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially. Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 289-2253 or email eeo@whoi.edu for assistance.

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5) Tenure-track Faculty Position in Marine Mammal Biology – Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

The Biology Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) invites exceptional candidates to apply to one or more of our full-time exempt tenure track positions on our scientific staff.  We seek to hire at the Assistant Scientist level; however, extraordinary candidates may be considered at Associate Scientist without Tenure, Associate Scientist with Tenure, or Senior Scientist levels.  The successful candidate will complement our existing interdisciplinary strengths in biology, biological oceanography, and marine ecology. We are particularly interested in applicants who conduct research in marine mammal physiology or pathophysiology. Expertise may include (but is not limited to) health assessment, stress, stranding, diving physiology, functional morphology or disease. The new hire will have access to a state-of-the-art necropsy laboratory as well as the opportunity to further develop our computed tomography (CT) scanner facility. Candidates with expertise in other aspects of marine mammal biology are also encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and a record of scientific research publications in scholarly journals. Scientific staff members are expected to develop independent, externally-funded, and internationally-recognized research programs. They also have the option of advising graduate students and teaching courses through the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic Engineering.

Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist through collaborations with colleagues in the other science departments, centers, and labs as well as with researchers in the broader Woods Hole scientific community.  WHOI’s Scientific Staff is expected to provide for their salaries from grants and contracts.  The Institution provides salary support when no other funding is available, as well as significant internal funding opportunities for developing innovative research projects. Candidates hired at the junior level will receive an initial appointment for four years with salary guaranteed.

WHOI is the largest private, non-profit oceanographic institution in the world, with staff and students numbering approximately 1,000.  Its mission is to advance our understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicate this understanding for the benefit of society.  The Institution is located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, a world-renowned center of excellence in marine, biomedical, and environmental science.  An additional 500 affiliates are associated with the scientific endeavors of the Institution, many of whom are foreign nationals from the international community.

WHOI supports a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we encourage females, minorities, veterans and those with disabilities to apply.  WHOI offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical and dental plans, child care subsidy, an employer contribution retirement plan, vacation time, flexible scheduling, and family illness days.  WHOI also provides Dual Career services for which we are committed to providing assistance to your spouse or partner should they be impacted by your career decision.  We have a dedicated team who will work with applicants to identify and explore available options within WHOI or the community.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please visit http://jobs.whoi.edu and respond to Job Reference 17-09-09. Applicants should include, as a single PDF document: A cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), three page research statement, names of four references and copies of up to three relevant publications.

The package should also be sent separately to the chair of Biology Department at biologychair@whoi.edu with the subject line “Biology Scientist Application”.  Review of applications will begin on 12/01/2017.

WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). Please visit HERC for more information.

WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans/M/F. We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially. Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 289-2253 or email eeo@whoi.edu for assistance.

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6) Faculty position in coastal hazards – Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech (geos.vt.edu) invites applications to join the Department of Geosciences as a tenure-track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the area of coastal hazards. The ideal candidate will apply field, analytical, experimental, or theoretical approaches to establish a better understanding of coastal hazards and their impacts. Successful candidates will establish a vibrant research program that is recognized for scientific excellence, attract extramural funding from multiple funding agencies, provide effective instruction, teach and advise a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students, and grow professional leadership. A full list of faculty responsibilities can be found in the Virginia Tech’s Faculty Handbook (more information).

Virginia Tech offers unique opportunities for coastal-hazard scholars to join an active, diverse and inclusive hazards research community, through the Coastal@VT (Virginia Tech) initiative, the Global System Science and Integrated Security Destination Areas (more information), and the Beyond Boundaries initiative (more information). The Global Systems Science Destination Area is focused on the transdisciplinary study of the dynamic interplay among natural and social systems. Faculty working together in this area are collaborating toward transdisciplinary solutions to critical social problems emergent from human activity and environmental change.

Candidates must hold a PhD at time of appointment in a field related to coastal hazards, present evidence of excellence of scholarship and have high potential for attracting external funding for research. Expectations are commensurate with rank and include a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Applicants must submit their application materials online at http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/79887. Application materials include a cover letter, curriculum vita, a statement of research accomplishments and vision (not exceeding two pages), a statement of teaching philosophy describing an integrated vision for geoscience education (not exceeding two pages), a statement describing the vision and strategy for increasing diversity and inclusion (not exceeding two pages), and the contact information of at least three references. The review of applications will begin on 11/22/2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Robert Weiss, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech at weiszr@vt.edu.

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT – serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity, inclusion, and maintaining a work and learning environment that is free of all forms of discrimination. As a result this institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equity & Inclusion.

Virginia Tech is a recipient of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers.

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7) Assistant Professor in Solid Earth Petrology – Department of Geosciences, University of Rhode Island

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in any of the broad fields of economic geology, high-temperature geochemistry, petrology, or metamorphic geology as it pertains to hydrothermal and other ore deposits, with a particular interest in the tectonic processes that lead to their formation and evolution. The position will be an academic year appointment with an expected start date of September 2018.

We seek researchers who will bring new perspectives on volcanogenic and/or hydrothermal formations and minerals who have expertise in mineralogy, igneous and metamorphic petrology, high-temperature geochemistry and/or tectonics. The new hire will have the opportunity to contribute to a small, highly productive Geosciences faculty, whose diverse research interests hold much potential for collaboration. The candidate will have a unique opportunity to interact with University of Rhode Island-associated vessels and technology, including the R/V Endeavor and E/V Nautilus. The successful candidate will be expected to develop exciting new courses in their area of expertise. The individual will play an important role in undergraduate education and research. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the graduate programs (M.S. and Ph.D.) by advising students specializing in their area of study.

In general, we invite individuals with a strong commitment to research, teaching, and mentorship at the undergraduate levels. Develop an externally funded research program, foster links with industry and teach undergraduate and graduate classes, support public engagement in the Geosciences.

Visit the URI jobs website at: https://jobs.uri.edu  to apply and view complete details for job posting (F00048).  Please attach the following 4 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application: (1) Letter of Application; (2) Curriculum Vitae to include the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least 3 references; (3) A statement of teaching philosophy, experiences, and integration with the department’s curriculum; (4) A statement of research interests and future plans.

IMPORTANT NOTE: the following supporting documents should be emailed directly to engelhart@uri.edu (see below documents to attach to email): (Other relevant material in support of your applications (PDF reprints of up to 3 publications or technical reports that you feel best highlight your suitability for the position, not necessarily those publications in journals with the highest impact factor).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This is an open until filled search. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2017. Second consideration may be given to applications received by December 1, 2017. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (December 1, 2017) may not be given full consideration.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE ONLY.

The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer.  Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of

other protected groups are encouraged to apply.

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8) AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships – Washington DC

Applications are now being accepted for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF). STPF is the premier opportunity for outstanding scientists, social scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to address today’s most pressing challenges. Fellows serve yearlong assignments in all three branches of the federal government in Washington, D.C. and represent a broad range of backgrounds, disciplines and career stages.

Join a strong corps of over 3,000 policy-savvy alumni fellows working across sectors to serve the nation and citizens around the world.

The application deadline for the 2018-19 fellowship year is November 1, 2017. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship and a doctoral level degree. Applicants with an M.S. in engineering and three years of professional experience also qualify.

If you had the opportunity to affect policy, what would it be? The possibilities are endless. Hear what fellows had to say.

Learn more about STPF by joining an upcoming live chat or viewing previous chats in the series. Hear directly from fellows and alumni and learn how they’ve been impacting science policy for over 44 years — and how you can use your STEM background to transform your career.

For more information and to apply, visit the website here: http://www.stpf-aaas.org/?utm_source=listservs&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2017-Recruitment&utm_content=post1

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