1) Postdoctoral and Graduate Fellowships – Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History
The Department of Mineral Sciences at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) invites applications for both postdoctoral and graduate fellowships. Active areas of research include volcanology, mineral spectroscopy, environmental mineralogy, geochemistry, experimental petrology, mineral physics, meteorite studies, solar system formation, and planetary formation and evolution. The department also houses the National Meteorite Collection, the National Rock and Ore Collection, the National Gem and Mineral Collection, and the Global Volcanism Program. A description of facilities, staff profiles, and collections resources can be found on our website(http://mineralsciences.si.edu).
Predoctoral and postdoctoral candidates can request up to 12 or 24 months, respectively, through the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program. Graduate fellowships through this program are funded for 10 weeks. Additional fellowship opportunities are available through the Peter Buck Fellowship Program at NMNH; postdoctoral fellowships are for 2 years and graduate fellowships are 1-2 years. Applications may be submitted to both competitions. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Smithsonian research staff to identify potential advisors and discuss project feasibility. Additional information is available at the Office of Fellowships and Internships (http://www.si.edu/ofg/). The application deadline is December 1st, 2015. The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
2) Postdoctoral scholar position – Department Earth Sciences at Syracuse University
Extensional Tectonics/Basin Evolution
The Department of Earth Sciences at Syracuse University seeks applicants for a two-year Post-doctoral Scholar position to support a regional study of the East African Rift System. The position responsibilities are to investigate the basin evolution of the East African Rift, using newly reprocessed 2D and 3D seismic reflection data, and through numerical basin modeling. Other responsibilities include integrating seismic, stratigraphic, sedimentological, and geochemical datasets, and the evaluation of hydrocarbon systems. Opportunities are available to teach in the department, and to participate in international field activities in East Africa and elsewhere. The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in Geology or Geophysics, and have experience in seismic interpretation and analysis of extensional terranes. Additional background in computational methods of stratigraphic prediction and basin modeling, or seismic reflection data processing would also be beneficial. Please contact Prof. C.A. Scholz (email@example.com) for additional information.
3) Endowed Chair – Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University invites applications for the newly established Marshall-Heape Chair in Geology. We seek a scholar with an outstanding international reputation who will be appointed at the Full Professor level with tenure. We particularly seek a broad-based Earth scientist who complements current faculty expertise and offers potential for collaborative research. The Marshall-Heape Chair is expected to lead a widely recognized, externally funded research program that will attract PhD-level graduate students and postdoctoral scholars of the highest caliber. Teaching duties are both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. For full consideration, applications should be received by January 10, 2016, but the position will remain open until filled. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements that articulate how the mission of the department would be enhanced, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Applications must be submitted electronically via the following link: apply.interfolio.com/31900. Any inquiries may be directed to Dr. Torbjörn Törnqvist, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118-5698 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Further information about the department and university can be obtained at http://tulane.edu/sse/eens. Tulane University is an EEO/ADA/AA employer.
4) Faculty Position in Geodesy/Remote Sensing – University of Colorado Boulder
University of Colorado Boulder
The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES, www.cires.colorado.edu), an interdisciplinary research institute within the University of Colorado Boulder, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty member at the Assistant Professor level specializing in the areas of geodesy and remote sensing of Earth. The position is rostered in CIRES, with tenure and teaching responsibilities in a relevant academic department including, but not limited to, Geological Sciences, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Physics, or Geography.
We are seeking a multidisciplinary Earth scientist who uses advanced geodetic and remote sensing techniques to study surface and subsurface processes of the Earth. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will have research interests in one or more areas related to earth-surface change detection of environmental processes. Techniques might include terrestrial, airborne, or satellite LiDAR, radar altimetry, GPS, optically sensed image coregistration, InSAR, or other methods. Candidates whose expertise complements that of existing CIRES faculty and researchers in cryospheric processes, natural hazards, tectonics, geomorphology, or geohydrology are particularly encouraged. Potential synergies in CIRES, on campus, and from the larger Boulder community include the Earth Science and Observation Center (ESOC, cires.colorado.edu/esoc), the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC; nsidc.org), Western Water Assessment (wwa.colorado.edu), UNAVCO, and NOAA. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active, externally funded research program, supervise graduate students, and teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Applicants must apply online at https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/111214
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2015, and will continue until a successful applicant is selected.
Effective December 5, 2015 applicants will need to apply at a new site, www.cu.edu/careers. Please use the keyword search for position number 660551 or F03052.
Inquiries may be sent to Search Committee Chair Prof. Anne Sheehan at Anne.Sheehan@colorado.edu or Karen Dempsey at email@example.com
5) Tenure-track Assistant Professor hydrogeology – California State University Northridge
The Department of Geological Sciences at California State University, Northridge invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in hydrogeology. We offer B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geology and in Geophysics. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Experience in post-doctoral research and/or University-level lecture instruction is desirable. We seek an innovative hydrogeologist with technical expertise in one or more of the following fields: subsurface measurement and modeling of groundwater flow, reactive transport modeling, or remote and/or geophysical sensing of groundwater. Research areas may include, but are not limited to, local and regional-scale groundwater dynamics and groundwater quality; the impact of climate change on groundwater recharge, storage and use; water injection and/or withdrawal and induced seismicity; or groundwater transport of contaminants. We particularly seek candidates who both complement our current research program and integrate across sedimentology, stratigraphy and geophysics. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous research program, which includes seeking extramural funding, publishing peer-reviewed papers, and involving undergraduate and M.S. students. Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to demonstrate teaching excellence and provide effective instruction to students of diverse backgrounds in a multicultural setting. Potential classes to be taught by the new hire include: a new undergraduate core course in Earth Systems, general education courses in water resources and environmental geology and elective offerings at the upper-division and/or graduate level in the candidate’s research specialty.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, the names and full contact information for three references, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and statement of research interests. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Materials can also be sent to: Hydro Search Committee, Department of Geological Sciences, California State University Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8266. Review of applications will begin 1 January 2016. Priority will be given to applications received by this date, but the position remains open until filled. For additional information, see http://www.csun.edu/geology. The University is an EO/AA employer.
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