1) Tenure-Track Faculty Position – Energy Geoscientist – The University of Alabama Department of Geological Sciences
1) Tenure-Track Faculty Position – Energy Geoscientist – The University of Alabama Department of Geological Sciences
The Department of Geological Sciences at The University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in energy geoscience, beginning August 2016, to be filled at the assistant professor level. Candidates are invited to apply who have specialties within any field of geoscience pertaining to energy exploration. Scientists with industry experience are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a strong record of research and must have received a Ph.D. in geology, geophysics, or a related field at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will establish a vigorous, externally funded research program, develop relationships with the energy industry, work closely with the Center for Sedimentary Basin Studies, and attract and advise high-quality graduate students. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in her/his specialty and introductory geology. The department has a broad range of geophysical, geochemical, and computational facilities, in addition to University shared facilities, including the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Departmental software includes industry standards such as ProMAX, Petrel, TechLog, PetroMod, Move, Petra, Geosoft, ArcGIS, and Matlab. Details regarding existing research programs, equipment and facilities, and departmental activities are at http://www.geo.ua.edu.
Questions should be directed to Dr. Fred Andrus (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applicants should go to http://facultyjobs.ua.edu to electronically apply for this position. When submitting an application, candidates must provide a cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, and a list with the contact information for at least three referees. Applications will be reviewed beginning December 14, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and actively seeks diversity in its employees.
2) Tenure-Track Faculty Position – Radiogenic Isotope Geologist – The University of Alabama Department of Geological Sciences
The Department of Geological Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to be filled at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2016. Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. degree in geosciences or related discipline at the time of appointment. We seek a candidate whose research focuses on development of radiogenic isotope techniques for geochronology and/or development of non-traditional isotope techniques, particularly using transition metals. The successful candidate will be expected to: (i) build on existing isotope geochemical facilities to develop state-of the-art laboratories; (ii) institute a vigorous externally funded research program; (iii) develop and teach courses in introductory geology and at the undergraduate and graduate levels in their field of expertise; and (iv) supervise student research projects at the master and doctoral levels.
The Department has a wide variety of analytical equipment, including a fully operational VG Sector 54 TIMS (UA RadIs lab – http://geo.ua.edu/radis/), electron beam instruments, XRD, XRF, ICP, ICP-MS, and an advanced stable isotope laboratory with two CF-IRMSs. Information about the Department is available on our web site at http://geo.ua.edu. Applications, which must be submitted electronically at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu, will be reviewed beginning January 15, 2016 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates must provide a research statement, teaching statement, and Curriculum Vitae with contact information for at least three referees. For inquiries regarding the position, contact Dr. Harold Stowell, Chair of RIG Search Committee (email@example.com). The University of Alabama is an equal-opportunity/affirmative-
3) Tenure-Track Faculty Position Geology & Geophysics – College of Science Louisiana State University
The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Louisiana State University seeks an outstanding individual with expertise in the broad area of geophysics. The specific geophysical research area is open to all subdisciplines of geophysics. However, the individual should be able to work on problems that either build on existing strengths in the Department or advance science in fields that complement these strengths.
This tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level is intended to complement our existing research strengths, including Coastal Resilience and Near Surface Processes, Evolution of Sedimentary Basins, Earth Materials and Processes, Planetary Science, Tectonometamorphism, Climate and Tectonics, and Polar Studies. Research in this sub-discipline may also build strength in the LSU campus-wide research focus areas of “Coastal Sustainability and Environment” (CS&E), “Conventional and Renewable Energy” (C&RE), “Core Computing/High Performance Computing” (CC/HPC), and “Materials Science and Engineering” (MS&E). Nominations or inquiries should be directed to Geophysics Search Committee, at 225-578-3353 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LSU is designated a Carnegie Research I University and one of a handful of distinguished universities to enjoy Land, Sea, and Space Grant status. The Department of Geology and Geophysics currently consists of 17 tenure-track faculty members having a wide range of geoscience expertise covering field, experimental, analytical and theoretical components. We offer degrees in Geology at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels. The Department has a strong record of success in research and graduate training, synergistic interactions with other academic units at LSU, federal and industry-funded research and teaching programs, and a large and active alumni base. (See http://geology.lsu.edu for more information.) Opportunities for a broad range of research interactions are available within the department and throughout the university. The university actively promotes interdisciplinary research clusters including coastal sustainability and environment, conventional and renewable energy, core computing / high performance computing, and materials science and engineering. (See: http://research.lsu.edu for more information)
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Geology, Geophysics or other relevant disciplines. The successful candidate will be in the process of developing an internationally recognized scientific reputation, and will be expected to maintain a high-level, externally funded research program, mentor and support graduate students, publish in highly ranked journals, and provide leadership both on campus and beyond. A.B.D. candidates will be considered as long as the degree is conferred by the effective date of the appointment.
Special Requirements: Willingness and ability to travel internationally or domestically.
Applications are to be submitted on-line. The application package should contain an application letter, a CV, a teaching statement, a research statement, and the names and contact information of at least three persons who can provide letters of reference.
Applicants for this position should articulate in their application letter how they will help LSU attain its goals as stated in Flagship 2020:
Discovery: Expand discovery through transformative research and creative activities addressing contemporary and enduring issues that shape the way we live in the world
Learning: Enhance a faculty-led and student-centered learning environment that develops engaged citizens and enlightened leaders
Diversity: Strengthen the intellectual environment by broadening the cultural diversity of the LSU community
Engagement: Promote engagement of faculty, staff and students in the transformation of communities
Offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual’s eligibility for employment in the United States. All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal law, state law, and LSU policies/procedures, and will include the completion of a criminal history check. The review process will begin January 8, 2016. Apply online and view a more detailed ad at: https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.
LSU IS COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY AND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER
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4) Open-Rank Position Petrologist – University of California, Riverside
The Department of Earth Sciences invites applications at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor levels for a faculty position in the field of petrology, broadly defined. The successful candidate will lead an innovative research program in Earth system dynamics with an interest in the shallow crust, deep Earth processes, elemental cycling, and/or interactions among the surface, oceans, and atmosphere. Appropriate areas of expertise include but are not limited to: petrochemical, petrophysical or novel isotope approaches to Earth history, large-scale tectonics, geodynamics, crustal evolution, fault dynamics, and geochemical cycles.
The successful candidate will be expected to engage fully in formal instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels and mentor BS, MS, and PhD students. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses in igneous and metamorphic petrology. We prefer candidates with petrologic expertise suited to graduate course offerings that would support our internationally recognized studies in large-scale Earth cycles, paleoenvironmental change, and/or earthquake science. The successful candidate should possess a PhD in Earth Sciences or related field by the time of appointment.
Information about Earth Sciences at UCR is available on the Web at http://earthsciences.ucr.edu/. Applications must include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and statements of research and teaching interests. A statement addressing potential contributions of the applicant to diversity is encouraged.
Applicants for appointment as Assistant Professor must submit materials through http://aprecruit.ucr.edu/
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and firstgeneration college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity amount its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
5) Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Tectonics – Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering, University of Nevada Reno
The Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks an Earth Scientist for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level specializing in tectonics and deformation within the crust and/or mantle. We seek an outstanding scientist who explores Earth processes using a combination of field, laboratory, and numerical techniques and, in doing so, will establish an innovative, world-class externally-funded research program. It is expected that, depending on the candidate hired, s/he will contribute to both undergraduate and graduate curricula in regional tectonics, cordilleran evolution, our summer field camp, and required course work in structural geology as well as graduate courses in the individual’s area of expertise. The successful applicant will be expected to direct graduate student research at the M.S. and Ph.D. levels. The specific field of interest is open, but preference will be given to candidates who would complement and interact with our existing strengths in the structural and metamorphic evolution of the lithosphere, economic geology, geothermal systems, and natural hazards. The Department is part of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, which also includes two state-funded Earth Science units, the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology and the Nevada Seismological Laboratory. More information about the Department can be found at http://www.unr.edu/geology.
We are expecting to fill the position by May 1, 2016 with a start date of July 1, 2016. Applications are due by December 31, 2015 and review will begin shortly after.
All interested applicants should view the application and submit their materials at: https://www.unrsearch.com/
Materials that will need to be uploaded include a cover letter, CV, statement of research, statement of teaching philosophy, and complete contact information for at least three letters of reference. Questions regarding the search may be addressed to the head of the search committee, Dr. Greg Arehart, at email@example.com. The University of Nevada, Reno is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
6) Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Structural Geology – Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, University of Nevada Reno
The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) seeks applicants with expertise in field-oriented structural geology. NBMG is a public service unit of UNR and serves as both the state geologic survey of Nevada and as a research department in the UNR College of Science. Faculty at NBMG have tenure-track academic appointments, with both research and teaching obligations. The primary responsibilities of this position will be to develop productive externally funded, research programs in the field of structural geology. Research will focus on structural geology as it relates to the tectonic evolution of Nevada, utilizing innovative approaches to detailed geologic mapping, structural analysis of fault and folds, and geochronology. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to understanding natural resources and geologic hazards in the context of structural settings and deformational events. Duties will include supervising graduate students and teaching courses in the candidate’s area of expertise within the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering (DGSE).
Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctorate in geology or a related geoscience field by the time of hire and a demonstrated record of research on topics related to Structural Geology, as indicated by dissertation research, industry experience, and/or peer-reviewed publications. The successful candidate must also have experience in field-oriented research and a desire to conduct such research on future projects. Expertise in geologic mapping, fault kinematics, rock mechanics, and/or geochronology will be valued. Excellent communication skills, as demonstrated in written application materials; commitment to public service; potential for, or established record of publications; and ability to attract funding are essential. We encourage candidates to explain achievable plans for funded research on Nevada-focused topics in Structural Geology in their letters of interest.
Starting date will be July 1, 2016 or shortly thereafter, depending on availability of the successful candidate. To apply, please visit: https:/www.unrsearch.com/
7) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in computational geophysics – Department of Physics at New Mexico State University
The Department of Physics at New Mexico State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in Computational Geophysics. Candidates with computational skills in seismology, crustal and mantle dynamics, and thermo-mechanical properties of rock systems are invited. A strong computational and physics background is required. The NMSU Physics Dept. offers Bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Engineering Physics and Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Physics and Geophysics. Current research areas in the department include high-energy nuclear and particle physics, solid-state/condensed-matter physics and materials science, optics, and geophysics. There are additional university strengths in Astronomy (helioseismology and planetary physics), Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The successful candidate is expected to initiate and maintain an active, externally funded research program, supervise graduate students, and to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level. A Ph.D. degree in Physics, Geophysics, or related field is required, and postdoctoral experience is highly desired.
Applications must be filed electronically at (http://jobs.nmsu.edu) and the deadline for applications is February 15, 2016. Applicants should attach a resume, a statement of research interests, a short description of the candidate’s teaching philosophy and the names and addresses of at least three persons familiar with the candidate who are willing to provide letters of reference. The position is anticipated to start in Fall, 2016.
For further information or questions please contact the Head of the Search Committee, Prof. Tom Hearn, at firstname.lastname@example.org . NMSU is an Equal-Opportunity/Affirmative-
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