Job Posting: Faculty, Postdoc and JAMSTEC Scientist Positions


1) Postdoctoral Position – The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University

2) Two Faculty Positions Geophysics and Global Change Processes – Michigan State University
3) Tenure Track Assistant Professor Geodesy – California State University Northridge
4) Assistant Professor Geodynamics or Paleoclimate Modeling – University of Connecticut Center for Integrative Geosciences
5) International Faculty Cluster Hire in Geological Oceanography – College of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Xiamen University, China
6) Scientist or Technical Scientist – Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
7) Tenure-track Research Scientist Geology & Geophysics – Geology and Geophysics Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

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1) Postdoctoral Position – The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University seeks a postdoctoral research associate to conduct research on earthquakes and fluids in Chile and Oklahoma. The postdoc will analyze data from a newly acquired dense “nodal” seismometer array over the 2016 Mw5.8 Pawnee earthquake aftershocks, and from new broadband deployments in Oklahoma and Chile. The postdoc will work at Cornell, supervised by Katie Keranen, and be funded through projects related to the fluids-earthquakes theme. In addition to analysis of the new datasets, the postdoc will participate in field servicing of instruments in both Chile and Oklahoma. A completed Ph.D. in geophysics or a related field is required, and field experience is helpful though not required. While the start date is negotiable, we prefer a start date early in 2017. The position is for one year and is renewable, contingent on funding and performance. Please send a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and the names of at least three professional references to: Katie Keranen, keranen@cornell.edu.  Cornell University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.

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2) Two Faculty Positions Geophysics and Global Change Processes – Michigan State University

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Michigan State University [MSU] is searching for two tenure-stream Assistant Professors starting Fall 2017. Exceptional candidates at Associate or Full Professor level will also be considered. Both positions include an enhanced level of flexible research funding from endowment resources.

Global Change Processes:

We seek a global change geoscientist focused on near-surface environments. Areas of emphasis could include sediment transport, the cryosphere, environmental geophysics, stable isotope geochemistry, geochronology, geobiology, and ocean/atmospheric circulation.

Geophysics:

We seek a geophysicist who will complement our current strengths in lower mantle dynamics, mineral physics, surface tectonics, and geochemistry. We especially encourage applicants with expertise in seismology.

Review of applications will begin on December 10, and continue until the positions are filled. Further details and instructions for applying can be found on jobs.msu.edu, posting 2591.

Please direct questions to Michael Gottfried at gottfrie@msu.edu, copied to eeshire@msu.edu. MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We endeavor to facilitate employment assistance to spouses or partners of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.

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3) Tenure Track Assistant Professor Geodesy – 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 geodesy to study surface and/or subsurface Earth processes. We offer B.S., and M.S., degrees in Geology and in Geophysics. We seek an innovative geodesist with technical expertise in GPS, InSAR, LiDAR, radar altimetry, gravimetry or other geodetic methods. Candidates with research that complements our current research program are encouraged including but not limited to surface processes, sedimentology, geomorphology, climate, coseismic and interseismic fault physics, marine geology and geophysics, planetary geophysics, and crust and mantle scale tectonics. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous research program, which includes obtaining extramural funding, publishing peer-reviewed papers, and involving B.S. and M.S. students. The successful candidate is also 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 an undergraduate core course in Earth Systems or Plate Tectonics and Structure, general education courses, and elective offerings at the upper-division and/or graduate level in the candidate’s research specialty. 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.

Applicants should submit a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a cover letter, CV, and the names and full contact information for three references,. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be sent to: geodesy@csun.edu. Materials can also be sent to: Geodesy Search Committee, Department of Geological Sciences, California State University Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8266. Review of applications will begin January 5, 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. The search committee will also be available to meet with interested applicants at AGU. Please contact Jennifer Cotton (jen.cotton@csun.edu) if you wish to schedule an appointment during the meeting.

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4) Assistant Professor Geodynamics or Paleoclimate Modeling – University of Connecticut Center for Integrative Geosciences

The Center for Integrative Geosciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek applicants with expertise in the broad area of computational/quantitative modeling of dynamic earth systems at regional to global scales. Areas of research may include, but are not limited to, deep-time paleoclimate and/or biogeochemical modeling; geodynamic modeling of solid Earth processes; and interactions between the mantle, surface topography, and climate. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through extramural funding and peer reviewed publications and share a deep commitment to effective instruction, diversity, service and outreach.

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an appointment in either the Physics or Geography Department and an anticipated start date of August 28, 2017. For a detailed list of position qualifications and application requirements, please see our complete job posting at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8441.  The University of Connecticut is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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5) International Faculty Cluster Hire in Geological Oceanography – College of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Xiamen University, China

The Department of Geological Oceanography (http://dgo.xmu.edu.cn) is expanding its international faculty with the addition of six (6) new positions planned for the second phase.  Already one of China’s top oceanography schools, the College (http://coe.xmu.edu.cn:82) aims to establish the Department of Geological Oceanography as a premier center in land-ocean interactions, sedimentary processes/records, and global change.  The ranks of the appointments are open, and are commensurate with the applicants’ qualifications and experience.

At this time, we seek highly qualified candidates in three complementary and synergistic areas of study:

Stratigraphy/Geophysics/Seafloor Imaging  – Two (2) positions are available in the general area are of seafloor imaging and subbottom profiling.  Although all qualified candidates in this area will be considered, we are especially interested in candidates who apply state-of-the-art seagoing surface and/or subbottom mapping tools and analysis skills to the investigation of coastal and continental margin environments.

Sediment Transport Dynamics – Two (2) positions are available in the general area of observational sediment transport.  We seek highly qualified candidates who use new and novel field approaches and tools to examine the flux and fate of terrestrial matter in and across continental margins, including rivers, estuaries, shelf and slope environments.

Numerical Modeling of Sediment Processes and Stratigraphy – Two (2) positions in numerical modeling are available in areas that support the observational program in land-ocean interaction and sedimentary records.  Examples of areas that are of particular interest include, but are not limited to: 3-D modeling of sediment transport and deposition/erosion, stratigraphic modeling, seabed diagenesis, surface processes/fluvial geomorphology.

We seek applicants with proven record or promise to contribute to the interdisciplinary research and teaching missions of the College. A Ph.D. degree is required at the time of appointment and in the case of a Chinese degree two years in an overseas postdoctoral position.

In conjunction with the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science (http://mel.xmu.edu.cn/en/index.asp), the College has access to state-of-the-art instrumentation and offers internationally competitive compensation, start-up and relocation packages.  Special recruitment programs are available to exceptionally well-qualified candidates.  Xiamen University recently launched a 3600-ton (78 m) research vessel and is completing construction of a marine station for cutting-edge education and research in oceanography. XMU envisions the development of a world-class program in Geological Oceanography with focus on interdisciplinary studies of sediment processes and the sedimentary record in China’s diverse marginal seas.

Xiamen University, located along China’s SE coast, was founded in 1921 with the vision to become the leading international university in China (http://www.xmu.edu.cn/en/about/xmu_at_a_glance). Xiamen University has inter-university cooperative ties with over 270 institutions of higher education at home and abroad, including the establishment of a new campus in Malaysia (http://www.xmu.edu.my/a/5.html).

To apply email a cover letter, CV, contact information for 3-5 references, and a statement of research and teaching philosophy and goals to Dr. Steven A. Kuehl, Interim Chair, Department of Geological Oceanography (kuehl@xmu.edu.cn).  Applications will be considered beginning February 1, 2017, however the positions will remain open until filled.

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6) Scientist or Technical Scientist – Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)

Research and Development (R&D) Center for Ocean Drilling Science (ODS), JAMSTEC is soliciting applications for a few full-time TENURE-TRACK positions as Scientist or Technical Scientist. The successful applicants will be engaged in the third medium-term plan.

Details of the research at ODS can be found at http://www.jamstec.go.jp/ods/e/

Research Description

・Research and development on crustal dynamics and material circulation using information and samples derived from boreholes.

・Research and development on plate and magma generation and development.

・Research and development on the dynamics of Earth’s interior using drilling science.

Job Specification

As members of ODS, the successful applicants will conduct research and development to create a new scientific field using information and samples derived from boreholes. ODS is pioneering research and development to establish the field of borehole informatics, a new scientific approach with the goal of understanding the dynamic nature of Earth phenomena by integrating various subsurface information.

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7) Tenure-track Research Scientist Geology & Geophysics – Geology and Geophysics Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

The Geology and Geophysics Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) invites outstanding candidates to apply for a full-time, tenure-track position in the area of High-temperature Geochemistry/Petrology with an emphasis on metamorphic and/or igneous processes. We are seeking candidates whose research has broad applications to global geochemical cycles at convergent and divergent margins, and complements existing strengths in isotope geochemistry, experimental petrology, geophysics, and marine geology. Candidates whose research interests involve development of and/or innovative use of our existing analytical strengths in mass spectrometry (such as SIMS and MC-ICPMS) and/or field-based research are especially encouraged to apply. We seek to hire at the Assistant Scientist level but exceptional candidates will be considered for appointment at more senior levels.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and a record of scientific research publications in scholarly journals. WHOI scientific staff members are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program. They have the opportunity to advise graduate students and teach courses in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic Engineering (www.whoi.edu/jointprogram ). Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist through collaboration with the other science departments (Applied Ocean Science and Engineering, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Biology, and Physical Oceanography; www.whoi.edu/main/departments-centers-labs) and WHOI’s Marine Policy Center (www.whoi.edu/main/mpc), as well as with researchers in the broader Woods Hole scientific community. Members of the WHOI’s Scientific Staff are expected to provide for their salaries from grants and contracts, but the Institution provides salary support when no other funding is available as well as significant internal funding for developing innovative research. Candidates hired at the junior level will receive an initial appointment for four years with salary guaranteed. Female and minority applicants are particularly encouraged to apply. WHOI is sensitive to the issues of dual career scientists and will work with applicants to identify and explore available options. WHOI’s benefits package includes vacation time, an employer contribution retirement plan, medical and dental plans, child-care subsidy, flexible scheduling, and family illness days.

HOW TO APPLY:

Apply online; please visit http://jobs.whoi.edu and respond to Job Reference 16-11-09. Applications should include, as a single pdf document, a CV, a 3-page research statement that clearly describes your research interests, names and contact information of four references, and copies of up to three relevant publications.

Review of applications will begin on 1 February 2017.

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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