Job Posting: Faculty & Postdoc Positions


1) Canada Research Chair – Tier II, Coastal Zone Processes – Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada

2) Two Tenure-Track Faculty Positions – Earth and Planetary Sciences Department, University of California, Santa Cruz

3) Faculty Position in Solid Earth Geoscience – Georgia Tech

4) Faculty Position Marine Geophysics – Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD

5) Postdoctoral Investigator – Department of Geology & Geophysics at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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1) Canada Research Chair – Tier II, Coastal Zone Processes – Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada

Dalhousie University is recognized internationally for our world-class academic programs and as one of Canada’s leading research institutions. With our 200th anniversary on the horizon in 2018, Dalhousie welcomes talented scholars to our home by the ocean and to join our mission to make a lasting impact through the discovery, advancement and sharing of knowledge.

Dalhousie is also home to the headquarters of the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI; www.dal.ca/ofi). As an international hub for ocean science focused on the Northwest Atlantic and Canada’s Arctic gateway, OFI will bring together elite researchers and institutes from across the globe to understand our changing oceans and create safe, sustainable solutions for ocean development. Including a $93.7M award through the Canada First Research Excellence Fund program (CFREF; www.cfref-apogee.gc.ca), government, private and partner contributions, the OFI is a $220M enterprise.

This Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) is one of a cluster of CRCs to coincide with the establishment of the OFI. The appointment is tenure stream and will be made at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Department of Earth Sciences. The priorities of the appointment are the excellence of the candidate and the ability to grow an externally-funded, world-class research program.  The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in the Earth Sciences, with the ability to develop and employ leading-edge geophysical or sedimentological methods to advance geoscientific understanding of the coastal zone in the broadest sense. The geophysicist shall have expertise in both the collection and interpretation of marine geophysical data. The sedimentologist shall have strengths in terrestrial or marine clastic or carbonate sedimentology and the proxy records included within them. Candidates must have demonstrable capacity to establish a research program in modern coastal zone processes.

The Canada Research Chair Program was established by the Government of Canada to enable Canadian universities to foster research excellence and enhance their role as world-class centres of research in the global and knowledge-based economy. Contingent on final approval, the CRC is tenable for five years with the option to renew once. The CRC is expected to engage in teaching within their specialties at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and supervise graduate and undergraduate research.  At the end of the appointment, the candidate will be a regular faculty member. CRC Tier II candidates are exceptional emerging researchers acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field.  Applicants should consult www.chairs.gc.ca for more information regarding eligibility criteria.

The complete application should include: CV, list of publications, a summary of research interests, a statement of teaching interests and experience, a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which can be found at www.dal.ca/selfid/becounted), and the contact information for at least 5 referees with knowledge of your work and/or recognised expertise in your discipline. Letters of reference will be solicited by the Search Committee and should not be sent with the initial application. Assessment of applications will begin January 5, 2017, and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

The application should be sent to: Search Committee, c/o Ann Bannon, Department of Earth Sciences. Dalhousie University, PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2; tel. (902) 494 2358, fax (902) 494 6889, or e-mail: Ann.Bannon@Dal.Ca.

The appointment will be effective 1 July 2017 or as negotiated.

The Department is ranked 4th among Earth Sciences departments in Canada by MacLean’s Magazine and is currently in a faculty growth phase. The main campus is situated in Halifax – a city known for its youthful spirit, rich history, and scenic waterfront.

This Tier II CRC is reserved for external recruitment. Only candidates who are external to Dalhousie University may apply. Dalhousie is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness.  The university encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Information about the Earth Sciences department, current faculty, and research and teaching programmes can be found at: http://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/earth-sciences.html.

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2) Two Tenure-Track Faculty Positions – Earth and Planetary Sciences Department, University of California, Santa Cruz

(1) Fresh Water. We are especially interested in applicants who will develop a world class research program involving the physics and/or chemistry of hydrologic systems and processes and will complement and potentially collaborate in areas such as hydrogeology, geomorphology, atmospheric science, climate dynamics, glaciology, and/or biogeochemistry. We welcome applicants who conduct research using laboratory, field, remote sensing, and/or modeling tools. The successful applicant will have a strong commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including supervision and mentoring of graduate students. We are especially interested in applicants who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the UCSC academic community through research, teaching, and/or service. This position is part of a cluster hire in support of the new Environmental Sciences undergraduate program at UCSC.

Learn more and apply at: https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00396

(2) Global Biogeochemistry. We are especially interested in applicants who integrate and apply computer modeling and/or field and laboratory observations to investigate the interactions of biogeochemical systems/processes across or at the interface of marine and terrestrial environments on regional to global scales, and on human to geologic time scales. The candidate will be expected to interact with a diverse community of Earth, Atmospheric, and Ocean scientists, develop an externally funded, leading edge research program, advise graduate students, and maintain a strong commitment to teaching. This position will complement existing programs in geochemistry, climate dynamics, paleobiology, paleoceanography, hydrology, and surface processes, as well as in chemical, biological, and physical oceanography. This is part of a cluster hire and will contribute to a new undergraduate degree program in Environmental Sciences and our growing interdisciplinary research focus on coastal science and policy. 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 through research, teaching, and/or service.

Learn more and apply at: https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00399

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3) Faculty Position in Solid Earth Geoscience – Georgia Tech

The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in solid-earth geosciences, broadly defined. This includes, but is not exclusive to, research focuses in tectonophysics, electric field methods, quantitative geomorphology, rock mechanics, physical petrology, hydrology, seismology, geodynamics, geodesy, volcanology, glaciology, marine geophysics and processes related to geologic hazards. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level are sought, although outstanding individuals at all levels will be considered. We seek individuals who are interested in working in a dynamic interdisciplinary environment that includes geophysics, planetary sciences, geochemistry and geobiology, atmospheric science, oceanography, and paleoclimatology.

The Georgia Institute of Technology, located in the comfortable, diverse, and thriving metropolis of Atlanta, is consistently a top ranked educational and research institution. Georgia Tech prides itself on its engineering resources and collaborations, and its quantitative and rigorous undergraduate student body. The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences currently has 29 faculty members, 11 post-doctoral fellows and 96 graduate students, and has excellent facilities in the 265,000 square-foot Environmental Science and Technology Building. For more information about our School and academic programs, visit www.eas.gatech.edu. Applicants should send an application letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information for at least three references. Application materials should be submitted as PDF files to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8193 . Requests for information, including pre-application enquiries from senior candidates, should be directed to geophysics_search@eas.gatech.edu.  Applications will be considered beginning December 1, 2016 but the search will continue until the positions are filled. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment. Georgia Institute of Technology is an equal education/employment opportunity institution.

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4) Faculty Position Marine Geophysics – Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD

Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at the University of California San Diego (http://scripps.ucsd.edu) invites faculty applications for the position listed below. We seek a motivated, broad-thinking scientist-educator to establish a vigorous research program and provide intellectual leadership in his or her field while complementing existing expertise at Scripps and other UCSD departments. SIO is a world renowned center of marine research with approximately 200 principal investigators leading research programs on all aspects of earth, ocean, biological and atmospheric sciences. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research, and service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

We invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in marine geophysics. We seek candidates whose research interest is in using geophysical methods to study any region of the Earth beneath the sea, including its geological history, structure (thermal, seismic, electrical, magnetic, or petrological), past and current movements, fluid behavior, tectonics, volcanology, seismic history and processes, or mineral resources. This includes the development of methods and instruments to study any of these topics.

The position requires a PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant field, a competitive record of publication and service, as well as evidence of ability or strong potential to secure extramural funding and conduct an active research program. We are hiring at the level of Assistant Professor and salary will be consistent with the applicant’s qualifications and experience and with University of California pay scales.

For full consideration, please apply by 11/20/16 deadline:

https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01237

The University of California San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please also see

http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/index.html for the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program.

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5) Postdoctoral Investigator – Department of Geology & Geophysics at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

The department of Geology & Geophysics at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is seeking a Postdoctoral Investigator to join their team. This is a full-time position and is eligible for benefits. The position is funded by a cooperative agreement with the US National Science Foundation and is a one-year position renewable to a maximum of three years.

JOB SUMMARY:

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Investigator position at the National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Facility (NOSAMS) in the Geology and Geophysics department at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA (http://www.nosams .whoi.edu)

The successful candidate will play a key role in the continued development of novel technology for 14C Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) and in its application to problems in ocean and environmental sciences. NOSAMS operates two AMS systems. One of the AMS systems is based on a 3 MV Tandetron and has been recently upgraded with a gas-accepting, hybrid sputter ion source. The other AMS system utilizes a 0.5 MV Pelletron in combination with a unique, gas-accepting microwave ion source. In combination with on-going development of sample-to-source interfaces for both systems, the candidate is expected to develop methods for new lines of inquiry into the global carbon cycle including studies of the biogeochemical cycling of carbon, the detection and tracing of pollutants in natural systems, and paleoceanographic and paleoclimatic investigations of all kinds. The analytical capability developed by the candidate, would form the basis for novel oceanographic and environmental research that may be conducted individually or collaboratively with other members of the scientific and technical staff at the Institution.

The institution has a top-rated postdoctoral program (www.whoi.edu/postdoctoral/) that supports a dynamic postdoctoral community with formal mentoring and career guidance programs. While the primary focus of the work will be in research, the postdoctoral investigator will have an opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the project.

This is a full-time position and is eligible for benefits. The position is funded by a cooperative agreement with the US National Science Foundation and is a one-year position renewable to a maximum of three years.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE DESIRED:

The preferred applicant would have a recent Ph.D. and interdisciplinary research interests related to the objectives described above, and have experience with instrumentation. Applications are invited from applied physicists, analytical chemists, geochemists, biologists, and oceanographers. It is desirable that applicants have experience in one or more of the following: AMS, ion-source development, isotope-ratio mass spectrometry and/or chromatographic systems.

SPECIAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

In addition to the application form, the following are required: a current CV or resume; a brief synopsis of the applicant’s doctoral dissertation; and a concise (two page) statement of research interests and indication of their relevance to the objectives noted above, as well as more general career plans. Please ensure that you include the contact information for three references under the reference section of the application form. We welcome you to contact Mark Kurz at (mkurz@whoi.edu) and/or Mark Roberts at (mroberts@whoi.edu) with any questions about the position.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Physical duties for this position are mostly sedentary. The occupational requirements for this position are the ability to work with and around other individuals as well as alone. Physical duties are subject to change.

WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). We are sensitive to the issues of dual career candidates and we will work with applicants to address them. 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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