Job Posting: PhD and Postdoctoral positions

1) PhD and Postdoctoral Positions Earthquake Geology and/or Holocene Sea Level – Singapore

2) Post-doc volcanology-fluid dynamics – School of Geosciences, University of South Florida

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1) PhD and Postdoctoral Positions Earthquake Geology and/or Holocene Sea Level – Singapore

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce a fully-funded PhD and a postdoctoral scholar position in the Asian School of the Environment and the Earth Observatory of Singapore, at Nanyang Technological University, in Singapore.

Potential topics of focus include (but are not limited to):

  •     paleoseismology and paleogeodesy of the Sunda megathrust (in Sumatra, Indonesia)
  •     paleoseismology and paleogeodesy of the Manila trench (in Luzon, Philippines)
  •     relative sea level and neotectonics over the Holocene in Southeast Asia

For the PhD position, there are two intakes of PhD students annually, in January and in August.  The deadline for the submission of applications is 31st January for the August intake, and 31st July for the following January intake.  I will consider candidates for either intake in 2019, but preference will be given to candidates who contact me sooner rather than later.  The PhD program lasts 4 or 5 years and is fully funded with a competitive stipend for the duration.

For the postdoctoral position, interested candidates should contact me as early as possible.  The appointment will be for up to 3 years, and a competitive salary will be offered.

Prior to the formal application procedure, interested candidates are encouraged to send me their CV and a brief note (roughly 200-500 words) describing how their research interests will tie in with those of my research group.  I can be contacted at meltzner@ntu.edu.sg.

I will be at the AOGS meeting in Honolulu in June.  I would be happy to meet with potential applicants during the meeting.

For more information:
http://ase.ntu.edu.sg
http://ase.ntu.edu.sg/programmes/phd
http://earthobservatory.sg
http://www.earthobservatory.sg/research-group/geology-earthquakes-and-sea-level-aron-meltzner
Aron J. Meltzner
Assistant Professor, Asian School of the Environment
Principal Investigator, Earth Observatory of Singapore
Nanyang Technological University
50 Nanyang Avenue, N2-01a-05, Singapore 639798
meltzner@ntu.edu.sg | ase.ntu.edu.sg | earthobservatory.sg
earthobservatory.sg/people/aron-meltzner

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2) Post-doc volcanology-fluid dynamics – School of Geosciences, University of South Florida

The USF College of Arts and Sciences (Tampa campus) cordially invites candidates with a Doctoral degree in volcanology, geology, geophysics, computer sciences or a related area with research focus in computational fluid dynamics to apply for this Post- Doctoral Research Scholar position. This is a full-time position with a starting date expected no later than October 1st, 2018, that may be renewed annually depending on satisfactory performance and funding availability up to a maximum of two years. Health insurance benefits will be offered through the USF postdoctoral scholar health insurance program:

http://usfweb2.usf.edu/human-resources/benefits/post-doc-insurance.asp

The selected candidate will work in the volcanology group, School of Geosciences, University of South Florida and conduct research for the NSF CAREER Project entitled “Developing a consensual validation and benchmarking procedure for Pyroclastic Density Current (PDC) hazard models”. The tasks of the Postdoctoral Researcher assigned to the project will be (but not limited) to: (1) implement the physical/sedimentological PDC models; (2) create a database of PDC metrics/components; and (3) set up the model validation/benchmarking exercises. In addition, the selected candidate will work with the volcanology group to write and publish manuscripts, prepare and submit proposals related to the group’s current and planned research agenda, and provide support in terms of the daily activities associated with existing research. The candidate is also encouraged to develop his/her own research agenda.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctoral degree in volcanology, geology, geophysics, computer sciences or a related area with research focus in computational fluid dynamics. Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Postdoctoral Fellow.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with research expertise or experience in one or more of the following will be reviewed favorably: volcanology, field-based studies and/or laboratory experiments of granular and/or multiphase flows, computational fluid dynamics, physics and/or numerical modeling of granular and/or multiphase flows, quantitative data modeling and analysis, statistical and mathematical modeling, programming.

How To Apply:

Apply at USF Careers here:

http://www.usf.edu/work-at-usf/careers/

Please provide a cover letter, curriculum vita emphasizing research goals and past research accomplishments, and two (2) letters of recommendation.

YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.

Deadline for applications is 31st July, 2018.

For any additional information, please contact Sylvain Charbonnier at sylvain@usf.edu.

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Job Posting: Jamstec International Fellowship Postdoc Program, Faculty Positions


1) JAMSTEC International Postdoctoral Fellow Program

2) Multiple Faculty Positions in Solid Earth Geosciences and Planetary Sciences – The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech

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1) JAMSTEC International Postdoctoral Fellow Program

JAMSTEC is recruiting 4-5 full time fixed term contract postdoctoral positions for developing their scientific excellence in any natural science or engineering field. The deadline for submission of applications is 05/28/2018.

For more details, please visit the following website:

http://www.jamstec.go.jp/e/about/recruit/jinji_20180528.html

If you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact the Human Resources Division,

Human Resources Department of JAMSTEC at

recruit-app@jamstec.go.jp

We greatly appreciate your cooperation in advance.

Sincerely yours,

Human Resources Division, JAMSTEC
E-mail: recruit-app@jamstec.go.jp

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2) Multiple Faculty Positions in Solid Earth Geosciences and Planetary Sciences – The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech

The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS, www.eas.gatech.edu) at Georgia Tech invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in solid earth geosciences and one tenure-track faculty position in planetary and space sciences. Applicants will be considered at all ranks. For the solid earth geosciences positions, we are looking for broad-minded geoscientists with interests that complement our current geophysical strengths in geodesy, geomorphology, glaciology, seismology, computational methods, planetary and space sciences. For the planetary and space science position, we invite candidates who will build a competitive research program that complements or extends the strengths of our ongoing planetary and space research, and who bridge connections within geophysics and ongoing and future missions through observational, theoretical, or modeling approaches. We seek individuals who are interested in working in a dynamic and interdisciplinary university that includes a diverse group of planetary and space, earth, ocean, and atmospheric sciences, and many top-ranked engineering programs. Candidates are expected to demonstrate an exceptional commitment to teaching and mentoring of students.

Georgia Institute of Technology, located in the diverse, and thriving metropolis of Atlanta, is consistently a top ranked educational and research institution. Georgia Tech prides itself on its engineering resources, collaborations, its quantitative and rigorous undergraduate student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should send an application letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a description of their teaching interests and their advising/mentoring philosophy, and the names and contact information for at least three references. Application materials should be submitted as PDF files via Academicjobsonline.org. Requests for information should be directed to earthplanet_search@eas.gatech.edu. Applications will be considered beginning October 1, 2018 but the search will continue until the positions are filled. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.

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Job Posting: Postdoc and Faculty Positions


1) Postdoc position in igneous petrology/geochemistry – GEOMAR, Kiel (Germany)

2) John W. Miles Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical And Computational Geophysics – Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
3) 100 new positions for early career researchers – University of Manchester, UK
4) Assistant or Associate Professor tenure track (Rank Open) Structural/Engineering Geology – The University of Tulsa, Department of Geosciences
5) Assistant Research Professor position in marine geophysics – The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) of Columbia University

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1) Postdoc position in igneous petrology/geochemistry – GEOMAR, Kiel (Germany)

The research unit “Magmatic and Hydrothermal Systems” at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel (Germany) is offering a position as Post-doctoral Researcher starting on August 1th, 2018. The working group Petrology-Geochemistry investigates submarine volcanism by means of bathymetry, geochronology, and major and trace element and radiogenic isotope geochemistry. In the project SHATSKY EVOLUTION, the Shatsky Rise (northeast Pacific) will be surveyed (mapped) and volcanic features sampled during upcoming R/V Sonne expedition SO265 (Aug. 27 to Oct. 11, 2018). The main objectives of the project are characterization and dating of the volcanism that led to the formation of this vast oceanic plateau.

The main responsibilities of the postdoctoral scientists include (besides active participation in expedition SO265) contributions to the extensive analytical program, data evaluation and interpretation, and publication of peer-reviewed articles. Expected is the willingness to present scientific results at (international) conferences, to collaborate in preparing reports and to write (peer-reviewed) publications in English language. The project will be carried out in cooperation with international partners.

Qualifications:

• PhD in geosciences with relevance to geology, petrology and geochemistry,
• good publication record relative to time since receiving PhD,
• experience in magmatic geochemistry and petrology
• experience carrying out geochemical analysis of volcanic rocks (experience in working with submarine, altered rocks is an advantage),
• ability to independently reduce/evaluate and integrate diverse data sets (petrology, geochemistry, geochronology, bathymetry) into scientifically sound conclusions and models,
• very good English language skills

The position is available for a funding period of 26 months. The salary depends on qualification and could be up to the class E13 TVöD-Bund of the German pay scale for public employees. This is a full-time position and cannot be split. GEOMAR seeks to increase the proportion of female scientists and explicitly encourages qualified female academics to apply.

GEOMAR is an equal opportunity employer and encourages scientists with disabilities to apply. Qualified disabled applicants will receive preference in the application process.

Applications including a CV (with publication list) and contact details of 2 referees should be sent as single pdf file to the following address via Email by February 28, 2018 using the subject line “SO265” to: bewerbung@geomar.de

As soon as the selection procedure has finished, all application papers will be destroyed according to data protection regulation. For further information regarding the position and research unit please contact Dr. Jörg Geldmacher (jgeldmacher@geomar.de) or Prof. Kaj Hoernle (khoernle@geomar.de).

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2) John W. Miles Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical And Computational Geophysics – Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

The Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography has an opening for the John W. Miles Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theoretical and Computational Geophysics starting in late 2018. Funding from the Green Foundation for Earth Sciences is available to support a postdoctoral position in the broad areas of computational and theoretical geophysics, including machine learning applied to geosciences. Applicants must contact potential mentors at IGPP igpp.ucsd.eduprior to the application deadline, to ensure a feasible research collaboration. The position is available for two years for applicants that are less than 5 years from PhD degree. Funding for the second year is subject to satisfactory performance during the first year.  Salary starts at $60,000/yr plus benefits and depends on experience.

Applications require a statement of research interests (1-2 pages), dissertation abstract (1 page), curriculum vitae with publications, and two letters of recommendation. Application materials must be submitted online following the link at igpp.ucsd.edu/greenfoundation/application, with recommendations sent directly by the letter writers to greenfound@ucsd.edu.

The deadline for receipt of all application materials (including recommendation letters) is March 30, 2018. Please address questions to Donna Blackman, Green Foundation Secretary greenfound@ucsd.edu.

UC San Diego is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

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3) 100 new positions for early career researchers – University of Manchester, UK

The University of Manchester, UK, is inviting applicants for 100 new positions for early career researchers.  These come with a salary and research support budget, lasting 4 years with a reduced teaching load before the researcher is considered for a permanent academic position. Although there have been some areas of expertise highlighted in the call, the main criterion is excellence of the candidate. For more, see: http://www.brightest-minds.manchester.ac.uk

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4) Assistant or Associate Professor tenure track (Rank Open) Structural/Engineering Geology – The University of Tulsa, Department of Geosciences

The Department of Geosciences at The University of Tulsa invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning the Fall of 2018.   Appointment is expected at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor and preference will be given to candidates interested in leading the department as Department Chairperson.

A Ph.D. in Geology, Geological Engineering or a closely related field is required. Preference will be given to candidates who pursue research and teaching with environmental, engineering and industry applications, and to candidates with specialty in rock mechanics and/or geological engineering.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach Structural Geology and other courses of their choosing at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and establish an externally funded research program involving students.

The University of Tulsa is a premier private, doctoral-granting research institution committed to excellence in teaching, creative scholarship, and service. The University offers competitive salary and benefits packages. The Department of Geosciences has strengths in petroleum-related geology and geophysics, tectonics, reservoir characterization and environmental geology. The Department offers BA, BS, MS and PhD degrees in Geosciences and in Geophysics. Students in the Department are high achieving and eager to participate in research. The Department and College are well-equipped for field and laboratory based research in geology and geophysics. Tulsa is home to the international headquarters of the AAPG, SEPM and SEG.  Additional information can be found at the department’s website: https://engineering.utulsa.edu/academics/geosciences/.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

The review of applications will begin February 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.  The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.  The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristic including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status.

Send a letter of application stating research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and name and contact information for three references to:    jbt@utulsa.edu

Or mail to:

Dr. Bryan Tapp
Department of Geosciences
Keplinger Hall, L103B
The University of Tulsa
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK 74104-9700

The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/ Veteran.

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5) Assistant Research Professor position in marine geophysics – The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) of Columbia University

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) of Columbia University invites applications for a Lamont Assistant Research Professor position with expertise in marine geophysics. Applicants should have a strong record of innovative research, including publications in peer-reviewed journals, and should have demonstrated success at raising external support for their research programs. We particularly encourage applications from candidates whose expertise complements that of the current research staff and whose research uses innovative observations to examine fundamental solid-Earth processes, including but not limited to deformation, magmatism, and the cycling of water at plate tectonic boundaries and the formation and evolution of oceanic lithosphere. We also encourage applicants whose research aligns with Lamont’s strategic initiatives (https://lamont-doherty.atavist.com/strategicplan).

Lamont Assistant Research Professors receive nine-month appointments with partial salary support provided from institutional sources. An incentive program encourages the establishment of a vigorous externally funded research program to provide the majority of salary support, including an opportunity for summer salary.

Eligibility requirements include a Ph.D. in Earth and environmental sciences or a related field,

evidence of ongoing externally funded research programs or potential for supporting research

programs with external funding, and at least 2–3 years of relevant research experience. Salary will be commensurate with experience. All interested candidates should apply online at the following Quick Link:  https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65901. Candidates should provide a CV (including a list of publications), statement of research interests, and list of funded projects or grant applications awaiting approval, and should arrange for the submission of at least three letters of reference to director@ldeo.columbia.edu. Applications should be submitted by 31 March 2018 to ensure timely consideration.

For more information contact:

Office of the Director
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY 10964
Telephone: 845-365-8546 • Fax: 845-365-8162 • Email: director@ldeo.columbia.edu

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Job Posting: Faculty Positions, Executive Director Geothermal Resources Council


1) open rank tenured/tenure track position Remote Sensing  – North Carolina State University

2) Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Geophysics at the California Institute of Technology
3) Executive Director –  Geothermal Resources Council (GRC)

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1) open rank tenured/tenure track position Remote Sensing  – North Carolina State University

As part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, NC State University seeks a scholar in remote sensing to join the Geospatial Analytics cluster (http://facultyclusters.ncsu.edu). The position is an open rank tenured/tenure track position with an anticipated departmental home in the College of Sciences’ Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (http://meas.ncsu.edu) with an anticipated start date of August 2018. The Geospatial Analytics cluster currently includes faculty from the Colleges of Natural Resources and Engineering. The cluster is coordinated through the Center for Geospatial Analytics (https://cnr.ncsu.edu/geospatial) a collaborative hub for faculty, researchers and graduate students from over a dozen departments across campus.

We seek a collaborative scholar who will lead research on remote sensing of Earth’s land and ice surfaces, ocean, atmosphere, and/or subsurface, and who will develop and teach related undergraduate and graduate courses, including courses that support the new cross-college PhD degree program in Geospatial Analytics. The scholar will be expected to build a program of well-established and focused research and related publications; recruit and mentor graduate students; generate externally funded projects and provide leadership and service to the cluster, the department, college, university, and scholarly organizations. NC State places a high value on excellent instruction and the use of innovative teaching methods.

A central responsibility of the role is to collaborate with members of the faculty cluster and those in the Center for Geospatial Analytics. The center’s interdisciplinary research programs focus on discovering and communicating meaningful patterns in location-based data using advanced analytics, to address social-environmental challenges. Approaches include developing tangible user interfaces and 3D visualization techniques, dynamic spatio-temporal models, and participatory research methods to explore processes in time and space and create decision-support systems.

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2) Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Geophysics at the California Institute of Technology

The Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology is seeking outstanding applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in geophysics at the assistant professor level. We invite applicants in any area of geophysics, broadly defined. Preference is for individuals who will lead an innovative research program and are committed to teaching, with the applicant’s overall creativity and potential being valued more than their specific area of expertise within geophysics.

The term of the initial appointment at the assistant professor level is normally four years, with appointment contingent upon completion of a PhD in a relevant field. Exceptionally well-qualified candidates may also be considered at the tenured professor level. Initial review of applications will begin on March 1, 2018, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should submit an electronic application that includes a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching plans, up to three representative publications, and contact information for at least three individuals who may be contacted for letters of reference. Please submit applications at the following link: https://applications.caltech.edu/job/geophysics

If there are any questions during the search process, please contact us at: geophysics-search@gps.caltech.edu.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Caltech is committed to working with and providing access and reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. To request disability accommodations for any part of the interview or hiring process, please contact 626-395-6111 for assistance or contact geophysics-search@gps.caltech.edu

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3) Executive Director –  Geothermal Resources Council (GRC)

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) is a non-profit corporation comprised of over 1,500 members from around the world. It was established primarily to advance geothermal development through education, outreach and dissemination of research. GRC is recruiting to fill the vacant Executive Director role. The successful applicant must be an experienced, confident, team-oriented leader who performs the following functions:

• Successfully manage team and budget, solving complex problems in additions to day-to-day issues;

• Supervise communication media (e.g. public reports, annual documents, newsletters, website, news and library) and public relations of the International Knowledge- and technology Platform;

• Obtain government and other grants or funding;

• Develop network of geothermal contacts and grow membership and member involvement;

• Demonstrate strong oral and written English communication skills by writing with ease, clarity and impact and speaking formally or informally to customers and the public, using language to influence others, is responsible for all public information provided;

• Listen effectively and identify opportunities and solutions focused on key issues;

• Exercise strong organizational skills with high level of initiative and ability to effectively interface, collaborate, and partner with stakeholders to achieve organizational vision and mission;

• Use sound judgment in decision making by focusing on key issues, evaluating situation, balancing priorities and considering reasonable alternatives when making important decisions;

• Think strategically by anticipating and preparing for future events and outcomes and considering the potential effect of future events on current plans;

• Work collaboratively and diplomatically with others to seek the best results; and

• Be committed to achieve goals and objectives with quality products and services

This position is an exempt, professional management job with a flexible, 40-hr work week. The successful applicant will receive a 1-3 year contract with annual performance reviews. Employment is on an “at-will” basis. The incumbent reports to the Board of Directors through the President of the Board. Initial salary is commensurate with experience, knowledge, and education. Compensation shall be reviewed annually by a committee of the Board and shall be based on performance as determined by exceeding mutually agreed to metrics. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or eligible to work in the U.S. If the applicant is a current GEA or GRC Board member, their Board participation will be suspended during the selection process. The starting location for this position is Davis, California. Relocation assistance to Davis will be considered.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The successful applicant must be legally eligible to work in US, fluent in English speaking and writing and have basic computer skill including familiarity with budget software. Domestic and international travel will be required.

Education: BA/BS from an accredited college or university required. Advanced degree preferred. Experience:

• Ten (10) or more years of progressively responsible and relevant work experience in an energy related agency, industry, academic, geothermal (preferred), as it relates to the responsibilities and essential functions for this position. Please see Executive Director Job Description.

• Combination of domestic U.S. and international work experience

• Consultancy experience with government agencies

• Prior experience reporting to Board preferred

Knowledge of:

• Geothermal, other energy or extraction industries

• Business and/or organizational management

• Operation of non-profit organizations and public relations and advertising to support the non profit

• Budget preparation, management and monitoring

• Organization, operation and maintenance of data or publication archives.

• Evaluation, implementation and adaptation of evolving business technologies (e.g., leveraging social media for PR and communications, paperless conferences, virtual offices).

Job description is posted on the GRC website.

Please submit cover letter and resume no later than February 9, 2018 to: Geothermal Resources Council, Attn: Executive Director Search, Email: grc@geothermal.org.

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Job Posting: Federal Research Geologists, Postdoc, Director NTWC


1) Two Federal Research Geologist positions in Petrology and Mineralogy – Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

2) Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Geodynamics – University of Minnesota
3) Director GS-15 Supervisory Physical Scientist – National Tsunami Warning Center

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1) Two positions in Petrology and Mineralogy at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

The Department of Mineral Sciences within the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, is advertising two Federal Research Geologist positions. Both positions are US Federal Civil Service positions; US citizenship is required. One position is in the field of PETROLOGY, with a focus on crustal rocks, including, but not limited to, metamorphic rocks, granites and intrusive rocks, ore deposits, and continental rocks. One position is in the field of MINERALOGY. Successful candidates will have strong publication records commensurate with level of experience. All application materials must be submitted through USA Jobs; materials sent to members of the Department, including the contacts below, will not be considered. Use the appropriate announcement number when submitting application materials through USA Jobs.  Applicants that wish to be considered for both jobs must submit two separate application packages.

Both positions are full-time 4-year term appointments with full Government benefits and are comparable to tenure-track positions.  GS-1350-12; US citizenship required.  The museum’s authorized salary range for these positions at this time is $79,720 – $85,035 per annum.  For complete requirements and application procedures go to https://www.si.edu/OHR/jobs_public or www.usajobs.gov and refer to Announcement 18A-JW-303331-DEU-NMNH (Petrology) or 18A-JW-303332-DEU-NMNH (Mineralogy).  Applications must be received by Feb. 2, 2018 and must reference the announcement number. All applications will be notified by email when their application is received.  The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For questions regarding the Petrology position, please contact Benjamin Andrews (andrewsb@si.edu).

For questions regarding the Mineralogy position, please contact Timothy McCoy (mccoyt@si.edu).

For additional information about the Department and the National Museum of Natural History please visit   http://mineralsciences.si.edu

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2) Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Geodynamics – University of Minnesota

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position in geodynamic modelling at the University of Minnesota to participate in a project that focuses on the investigation of the geometrical evolution of subducting slabs. Candidates with experience in finite element analysis and programming in Fortran are desired. Positions are available for one year with possibility of extension. The appointment start date is flexible, but May 2018 is preferred. Applications should include a brief statement of research experience and interests, dissertation abstract, and curriculum vitae with a publication list and contact information for three references. Interested applicants should contact Ikuko Wada (iwada@umn.edu) for more information. Applications should be submitted online at https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs. Position requisition number is 318079.”

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3) Director GS-15 Supervisory Physical Scientist – National Tsunami Warning Center

The U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center is seeking a Director, GS-15 Supervisory Physical Scientist.  We are a NOAA/NWS facility located in Palmer, Alaska, an outdoorsy town within easy driving distance of Anchorage. The NTWC is responsible for providing tsunami warning for the Canadian coasts and the coasts of all U.S. states except for Hawaii.  This involves rapidly characterizing major earthquakes, determining their tsunamigenic potential, forecasting tsunami arrival times and coastal inundation, and disseminating appropriate warning and informational products based on this information.

Unfortunately, the job is not open to the general public. It is open to multiple groups including current and former federal employees, veterans, Peace Corps alumni, and individuals with disabilities. Please read the eligibility criteria carefully if you are interested in applying.

Duties include:

–  Supervise the National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC) staff, which includes: assigning and evaluating work, counseling employees on work and administrative matters, interviewing candidates for positions, enforcing disciplinary matters, and identifying training for staff.

–  Oversee the administrative policy and operations of systems that disseminate tsunami warnings and watches at local, national, and international levels.

–  Execute research projects to test conceptual models and theories to improve tsunami warning system and forecast capability.

–  Make and maintain personal contacts with Federal agencies, international organizations, and foreign governments about seismic and tsunami data.

Payment of relocation expenses is authorized and a cost of living allowance is included.

For more details, qualifications, etc. please view the full announcement here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/487800000

Announcement #  NWS-AR-2018-0013

Please share with any others who may be interested! The announcement closes on January 24.

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Message from Tectonophysics OSPA Coordinators: In need of OSPA judges for AGU 2017!


Dear GeoPRISMS colleagues,

The AGU Tectonophysics group is still in great need of judges for their Outstanding Student Presentation Award. This year, we have over 200 students competing for this award (each requiring 3 judges each). So far, we have filled about ~85% of those spaces, but we still need ~100 more spaces filled!

There are several very large sessions in Tectonophysics that are struggling to fill all of their judging spaces for the OSPA students, of which many are particularly applicable to the GeoPRISMs community.  Some of these large sessions that are still in need of 5 or more judges include:

  • Subduction Top To Bottom (with A Caribbean Flavor)
  • Subduction Dynamics Across the Scales
  • The Influence of Fault Zone Structure on Plate Boundary Tectonics and Earthquakes
  • Multidisciplinary Approaches to Outstanding Questions in Andean Tectonics
  • Himalayan Earthquakes: Observations Processes and Tectonics
  • Extensional Tectonics in the Basins and Ranges and Aegean Regions
  • Eastern North American Margin: Multidisciplinary Studies Posters
  • Alpine-Meditteranean Investigations: Geology Geophysics and Geochemistry

Any AGU member with a PhD is eligible to judge these student presentations!  The only restrictions are that the judge cannot be well-acquainted with the student and they cannot work at the same institution as the student. Judges are able to sign up at this website: https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2017/students/outstanding-student-paper-award/ospa-judge-information/

Thank you for your dedication to our students,

Erica Emry (and Jolante van Wijk)
Tectonophysics OSPA coordinators

Job Posting: Faculty, PhD, and postdoctoral positions


1) Assistant professor in geological sciences at University of Missouri

2) Postdoc and PhD position  Seismological interpretation of the North Atlantic region  – Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences 
3) Faculty Position in Experimental Earth Science – Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
4) PhD ad for NZ Geoscience and AGU 2017 – Seafloor Geodesy and Seismology, Hikurangi Subduction Zone, New Zealand
5) International Faculty Cluster Hire in Geological Oceanography – College of Ocean and Earth Sciences Xiamen University, China
6) Tenure Track position Crustal Dynamics – University of Wyoming
7) Assistant Professor Quantitative Surficial Dynamics and Spatial Analysis – Western Washington University
8) PhD opportunities in Singapore (sea-level change, coastal hazards, subduction earthquake geology) – Asian School of the Environment and the Earth Observatory of Singapore, at Nanyang Technological University, in Singapore
9) Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Petrology – Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences Tulane University
10) Thomas Vogel Endowed Professorship of the Solid Earth – Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Michigan State University
11) Geology & Geophysics Tenure Track Scientist – The Geology & Geophysics Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

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1) Assistant professor in geological sciences at University of Missouri

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Missouri invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated Fall 2018 start. A Ph.D. in Geological Sciences or a related area is required. Successful applicants should have a demonstrated potential to conduct independent research, and effectively teach students across the curriculum at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We aim to recruit a faculty member with potential for scholarly excellence in one or more of the areas of mineralogy, petrology, structural geology, and tectonics.

The successful candidate will build on existing strengths in geochemistry and petrology, geophysics, and paleobiology. Our Department occupies a building dedicated to Geological Sciences, and houses analytical facilities [https://geology.missouri.edu/research-facilities] including a new X-ray Computed Tomography and Scanning Electron Microscopy laboratory, experimental petrology laboratories, and a high-performance computing cluster. Elsewhere on campus is a wide variety of geochemical instrumentation at the MU Research Reactor [http://murr.missouri.edu] and at other research core facilities https://research.missouri.edu/about/cores].

Columbia, Missouri, is ranked among the top ten college towns in the U.S. As Missouri’s largest public research university, MU has an enrollment of 30,000 students, and is a member of the Association of American Universities. The University of Missouri and the Department of Geological Sciences are fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence. The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

Please apply on line at: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic. Use the online application to upload (a) a letter of application that describes your teaching and research experience; (b) a CV; (c) a statement describing research and teaching interests, and plans of how to attract students to the geological sciences, including those students who traditionally have been underrepresented. Three reference letters are required and should be sent (electronically or hard copy) to the Chair of the Search Committee. Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search Committee (SheltonKL@missouri.edu) with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human Resource Services (muhrs@missouri.edu) for any questions about the application process. To request ADA accommodations, please contact the Office of Accessibility & ADA Education at 573-884-7278 or CheekA@missouri.edu.

Review of application materials will begin January 15, 2018. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete (including reference letters) by this date. The position will remain open until filled.

The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

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2) Postdoc and PhD position  Seismological interpretation of the North Atlantic region  – Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences 

These positions are open for working with Professor Hans Thybo at the Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences at Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in an internationally acclaimed team of scientists. The research focuses on structure of the lithosphere and upper mantle processes through application of geophysical methods. The communication language in the group is English.

The present project is related to the ScanArray project, which is carried out in collaboration between the universities of Aarhus, Bergen, Copenhagen, Karlsruhe, Leicester, Oslo, and Uppsala, together with GFZ Potsdam, NORSAR and ITU. Extensive collaboration with partner universities is anticipated, including a series of workshops.

The project: We seek a Postdoctoral Fellow and a PhD student for a project on seismic tomographic imaging of the upper mantle velocity structure below the whole Nordic region.

This project forms part of a programme on “Dynamic topography around the North Atlantic – Acquisition and interpretation of seismological data”, which is funded by the Danish Research Council. It focuses on testing hypotheses on the mechanisms that create and modify topography and bathymetry in the North Atlantic Ocean and surrounding continents by:

  • Interpretation of crustal and upper mantle structure based on broadband seismological data
  • Acquisition and interpretation of on- and off-shore refraction crustal seismic profiles

Integration of the seismic interpretation with gravity and petrologic data will provide understanding of the structure and composition of the lithosphere, and determination of anisotropy in the upper mantle may provide indication for past and present lithospheric deformation. We will test if the crust and lithosphere are in isostatic equilibrium or if dynamic forces actively support the high topography in the region. With this project, we will be able to compare results from three key areas of high topography in the North Atlantic region: S and N Scandinavia and central Greenland.

Qualifications: We seek outstanding individuals with recent degrees in geosciences or physics, preferably with experience in seismological data processing and interpretation. Fluency in English, both verbally and in writing, is a necessity. Candidates for the postdoc position should hold a PhD degree and have substantial experience with seismic tomography. Candidates for the PhD study position should hold a recent MSc degree in a relevant subject.

Terms of employment: 
The successful Postdoc candidate will be offered a full-time 1.5-year position at a salary of 2200 €/month, and the successful PhD study candidate will be employed for a 3-year period at a salary up to 1900 €/month, subject to approval for enrolment as PhD student at ITU. 
The positions are open for appointment from 1 February 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applications should include (i) motivation for the application, (ii) statement of research interests, (iii) curriculum vitae, (iv) copies of diplomas, (v) short abstract of the PhD/MSc thesis (a full pdf will be appreciated), whichever relevant, (vi) the names, e-mails, telephones and addresses of 2-4 references, and (vii) a proof of a TOEFL or similar test of English language, if relevant. Assessment of applications will begin on 10 December 2017, but applications may be submitted after this date. Application should be submitted to Professor Hans Thybo, email h.thybo@gmail.com, from whom further information about the positions may also be obtained. See also: http://www.eies.itu.edu.tr/en

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3) Faculty Position in Experimental Earth Science – Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with expertise in experimental laboratory approaches to understanding Earth materials and processes. We are open to a broad set of research topics relating to the application of chemical thermodynamics and reaction kinetics over a wide range of conditions, from the Earth’s surface to its interior.  The ideal candidate will conduct research that complements existing and strategic priorities of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, and Columbia University, including but not exclusive to: carbon capture and storage and other climate solutions, magmatic and volcanic processes, hydrothermal systems, marine and environmental geochemistry, fluid-rock interaction, climate-life-solid-earth interactions, and natural resources.
The successful applicant is expected to develop a high-impact research program at LDEO, Palisades, NY, and demonstrate potential for strong teaching abilities at undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching and of research interests, and names of at least 3 references using our online site: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65446
Review of applications will commence on December 18, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, dedicated to the goal of teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from women and underrepresented minorities.

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4) PhD ad for NZ Geoscience and AGU 2017 – Seafloor Geodesy and Seismology, Hikurangi Subduction Zone, New Zealand

We seek a PhD student to investigate the slip behaviour at the offshore Hikurangi subduction zone, New Zealand.  The PhD project will be co-supervised by Laura Wallace at GNS Science (www.gns.cri.nz) and Martha Savage at the Institute of Geophysics,  School of Geography, Environment, and Earth Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington (VUW; http://www.victoria.ac.nz/sgees).

The project is part of a multi-disciplinary, international effort to understand the physical processes leading to slow slip events and earthquakes at the Hikurangi subduction zone.  The PhD project will involve work with ocean bottom pressure data, GPS-Acoustic methods, and ocean bottom seismology to understand the distribution of offshore slow slip events, interseismic locking, and the relationship of these to seismicity. The project will also provide opportunities to participate in sea-going research voyages to deploy and recover seafloor geodetic and seismological instruments.

The geophysics group at Victoria University of Wellington has an established track record of research in seismology, tectonics, crustal geophysics, and structural geology. GNS Science is New Zealand’s primary government-funded geoscience research agency.

In the most recent Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) evaluation, Victoria University of Wellington was ranked first in New Zealand for research excellence and was also ranked first in New Zealand in Earth Sciences.

The deadline for the PhD scholarship applications is 1 March 2018 in New Zealand dates (28 February in the US). The successful applicant will receive a NZ$23,500 stipend and all tuition fee payments for a term of three years. Students should have completed an MSc degree prior to commencing study. Successful applicants are expected to have strong backgrounds in geophysics, mathematics, and physics.

Full details regarding the application process are available from the Faculty of Graduate Research at http://tinyurl.com/VUW-FGR.

Students wishing to apply may also contact Laura Wallace (l.wallace@gns.cri.nz) or Martha Savage (martha.savage@vuw.ac.nz) for further information.  We will be at the New Zealand Geosciences meeting in Auckland in late November and at the American Geophysical Union meeting in New Orleans in December and if you plan to go to one of those meetings, we welcome a chance to talk to you about the project.

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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 continuing to expand its international faculty with the addition of 3-4 positions in the next year.  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 the broad areas of sedimentary processes/records, land-ocean interactions and global change.  The ranks of the appointments are open, and are commensurate with the applicants’ qualifications and experience.

The current search includes, but is not limited to, the following areas of expertise: 1) Sedimentary records of sea level, paleoclimate, hazards, and coastal to continental margin evolution; 2) Production, transport and burial of mineral and organic material across terrestrial and marine settings; 3) Human influences on coastal to deep marine environments.

We are particularly interested in those individuals who take an interdisciplinary approach to their science and use novel analytical, field, experimental or model-based tools and techniques. We seek applicants with a proven record or promise to contribute to the research and teaching missions of the College. A Ph.D. degree with postdoctoral experience is required at the time of appointment.

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.

Xiamen University, located along China’s SE coast, was founded in 1921 with the vision to become the leading international university in China (http://en.xmu.edu.cn/11100/list.htm). The oceanography program at Xiamen was established in 1946, making it the first such program in China.  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 Ms. Chen Jingyan, Assistant to the Chair, Department of Geological Oceanography (chenjy@xmu.edu.cn).  Questions regarding this opportunity may be directed to Dr. Steven A. Kuehl, Interim Chair (kuehl@xmu.edu.cn).  Applications will be considered beginning January 10, 2018, however the positions will remain open until filled.

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6) Tenure Track position Crustal Dynamics – University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming Department of Geology & Geophysics invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Crustal Dynamics. The successful candidate will be expected to build a vibrant, extramurally funded research program in the broadly defined area of crustal processes and contribute to the teaching mission of the department. We seek applicants who complement existing research strengths within the department and across the university. Research focus is open including, but not limited to, lithospheric deformation, basin analysis, Earth surface processes, and the interplay of crustal processes with the biosphere or atmosphere. We particularly encourage applicants who address questions from the grain scale to the global scale and who integrate field, theoretical, experimental, and/or modeling approaches.

The department comprises 26 faculty across a range of modern geoscience disciplines with access to exceptional laboratory, field, and computational resources that support cutting-edge research including: Materials Characterization Laboratory, Geochemical Analytical Laboratory, Wyoming Center for Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics, Wyoming High Precision Isotope Laboratory, Stable Isotope Facility, Cosmogenic Nuclide Laboratory, Wyoming High-Performance Computing Center. More information about the Department can be found at http://www.uwyo.edu/geolgeophys/

https://jobs.uwyo.edu/psp/EREC/UWEXTERNAL/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&SiteId=6&JobOpeningId=9227&PostingSeq=1

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7) Assistant Professor Quantitative Surficial Dynamics and Spatial Analysis – Western Washington University

About the Position: Applications are invited for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Quantitative surficial dynamics and spatial analysis in the Geology Department at Western Washington University (WWU) in Bellingham, WA, with an expected start date of September 2018. The Geology Department supports Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities.  We encourage applications from candidates from underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in this faculty position.

Position Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate will enhance our existing strengths in geoscience teaching and research by developing new courses and research avenues in surficial dynamics and/or computational spatial analysis applied to any of a diverse range of geoscience problems. Fields of interest include, but are not limited to fluvial and/or coastal processes and hydrology, responses of surficial processes to climate change, geomorphic hazard analysis, and spatial analysis/modeling of LIDAR and other remotely-sensed data to address problems focused on terrestrial surficial dynamics.

For full details, including position responsibilities and required and desired qualifications of the applicants, please see: https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=7710

For questions or further information, please contact Prof. Doug Clark at (360) 650-7939 or doug.clark@wwu.edu

About the University: WWU is a primarily undergraduate state institution (about 15,000 students) in Bellingham, WA, 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia and 90 miles north of Seattle. WWU has longstanding and growing program in the geosciences, preparing more professional geologists than any other institution of higher education in Washington.

About the College/Department: Geology Department The College of Science and Engineering and the Geology Department support Western’s mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.

Review/Closing Date: Review of applications begins December 15, 2017; position open until filled.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

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8) PhD opportunities in Singapore (sea-level change, coastal hazards, subduction earthquake geology) – Asian School of the Environment and the Earth Observatory of Singapore, at Nanyang Technological University, in Singapore

Fully-funded PhD opportunities are available in the Asian School of the Environment and the Earth Observatory of Singapore, at Nanyang Technological University, in Singapore.

Our focus is on natural hazards in Southeast Asia, and these PhD opportunities will involve aspects of regional geological research and/or modeling of geological data.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • sea-level change
  • coastal hazards
  • earthquake geology and neotectonics (with emphasis on subduction zones of Southeast Asia)

There are two intakes of PhD students annually, in January and in August.  The deadline for the submission of applications is 31st January for the August intake, and 31st July for the following January intake.

We strongly encourage those interested to contact potential faculty advisors prior to applying.

For more information on this announcement of opportunity, please contact any of the following:

  • Professor Ben Horton:  bphorton@ntu.edu.sg
  • Associate Professor Adam Switzer:  aswitzer@ntu.edu.sg
  • Dr. Aron Meltzner:  meltzner@ntu.edu.sg

Ben Horton and Aron Meltzner will be at AGU all week.  We would be happy to meet with potential applicants during the meeting.

For more information:

http://ase.ntu.edu.sg
http://ase.ntu.edu.sg/programmes/phd
http://earthobservatory.sg
http://earthobservatory.sg/research-group/sea-level-research-benjamin-horton
http://earthobservatory.sg/research-group/coastal-lab-adam-switzer
http://earthobservatory.sg/project/paleoseismology-and-paleogeodesy-sumatran-subduction-zone
http://earthobservatory.sg/project/constraining-short-%C2%AD-and-long-%C2%ADterm-tectonic-deformation-above-manila-trench-western-luzon

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9) Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Petrology – Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences Tulane University

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in petrology, at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a broad-based Earth scientist who complements current faculty expertise and will build an externally funded research program that will attract high caliber PhD-level graduate students. Possible areas of core expertise include, but are not limited to: igneous petrology, volcanology, high-temperature geochemistry, metamorphic petrology and thermochronometry. Applicants must hold a doctorate in an appropriate field and have a demonstrated ability to conduct outstanding research. We seek applicants committed to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; teaching duties are at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. For full consideration, applications should be received by January 15, 2018, 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/46806. Any inquiries may be directed to Dr. Nancye Dawers, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118-5698 (ndawers@tulane.edu). Further information about the department and university can be obtained at http://tulane.edu/sse/eens. Tulane University is an EEO/ADA/AA employer.

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10) Thomas Vogel Endowed Professorship of the Solid Earth – Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Michigan State University

Position Summary:

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Michigan State University is seeking an outstanding faculty candidate to fill the Thomas Vogel Endowed Professorship in Geology of the Solid Earth at the full professor rank with tenure.  Exceptional candidates at the associate professor level may also be considered.  This position contributes toward our mission of expanding upon a vigorous, internationally recognized Solid Earth program at MSU, serving to complement our dramatic growth in geophysics over the past few years.

The position is broadly defined as Solid Earth, and we invite applicants with broad areas of expertise including, but not limited to, geochemistry, geophysics, geochronology, petrology, and lithospheric dynamics.  Particular interest will be given to candidates with research that complements our current research growth and strength in igneous petrology and geochemistry, mineral physics, geodynamics, and seismology.  The successful applicant for this position will be expected to leverage substantial annual endowed resources that come with the professorship toward developing and maintaining a strong externally-funded research program. The successful applicant will also be expected to mentor and advise graduate students and post-doctoral scholars, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and contribute toward maintaining our collegial, cohesive, and collaborative departmental environment.

Required Degree:

Doctorate

Minimum Requirements:

A Ph.D. in Geological Sciences, Geophysics, Geochemistry, or related field is required.  Applicants are expected to be leaders in the Solid Earth community and must have well-funded research programs and an exemplary record of scholarship.

Required Application Materials:

Initial review of applications will begin on January 2, 2018, but new applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled.  Interested applicants should upload one PDF document that includes all the following:  a cover letter, CV (including names and contact information for five references), and statements of research interests and teaching philosophy.  Further details and instructions for applying can be found onwww.careers.msu.edu Posting# 478215.

Special Instructions:

Questions about the positions can be sent to the Search Chair, Allen McNamara, at allenmc@msu.edu.  Applications and queries will be handled in as confidential a manner as possible.

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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11) Geology & Geophysics Tenure Track Scientist – The 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,

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 17-09-10. 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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Please note, new job announcements (usually) will be distributed to the GeoPRISMS Listserv on the 1st and 15th of each month.

Job Posting: Faculty Positions


1) Assistant Professor position – The School of Geosciences, University of South Florida
2) Faculty positions – Department of Earth & Climate Science, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune, India
3) Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (Tenure-Track Lecturer) – UCSB Department of Earth Science

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1) Assistant Professor position – The School of Geosciences, University of South Florida

The School of Geosciences at the University of South Florida seeks to fill a 9 month, full-time and tenure-earning, Assistant Professor position in the field of GIScience with an emphasis on spatial analysis, statistics, and/or modelling. The successful candidate could have any research specialty, though preference may be given to candidates with strengths in natural hazards, environmental health, medical geography, biogeography, and/or transportation. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program, mentor graduate students, and teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in GIS and geography. The successful candidate will complement and integrate with our existing school strengths in geography, environmental science, and geology, including GIScience, natural hazards, water, quantitative literacy, and scientific computing.  PhD in Geography or related field is required and must be conferred by appointment start date. Salary is negotiable. To apply, please visit http://employment.usf.edu and attach a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, evidence of successful research, and provide names and contact information for three references. Review of applications begin on December 15, 2017.  Additional information is available at the School of Geosciences website: http://hennarot.forest.usf.edu/main/depts/geosci/ and by emailing the search committee chair, Dr. Joni Downs (downs@usf.edu).

USF is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. For information regarding the USF System, please visit our website at http://system.usf.edu/ Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, contact Mandy Stuck at (813/974-2236), a minimum of five working days in advance.

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2) Faculty positions – Department of Earth & Climate Science, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune, India

The Department of Earth & Climate Science at the Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER), Pune, INDIA invites application for (i) Assistant / Associate Professor positions in Global seismology, exploration seismology, Geodynamics, Petrology and Hydrology  (ii) a Professor position in any branch of Earth and Climate  Science.

We are looking for candidates who should integrate teaching undergraduate and graduate classes, and research into one or more of the Department’s focus areas:  Computational Geoscience; Solid Earth, exploration and environmental geophysics; Earth system geochemistry; Geospatial research; Geobiology; Climate Science and Hydrology. Applicants must have a strong publication record and the potential to attract research funding from external sources.

Professor would also be the Chair of the department and requires significant administrative work. Candidate for Professor Position should have vision to mentor and attract talent, develop new areas of research and attract research funding.

IISER Pune, established in 2006 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, is dedicated to science education and research. The institute is a research university with about 1700 undergraduate and graduate students and about 120 faculties. The Nature Index Tables for the duration April 2016 to March 2017 have ranked the IISER as First among academic institutions in India.  For further details please follow the link: http://www.iiserpune.ac.in/

Earth and Climate Science is a new and fast-growing department of the institute, currently with 8 faculties, 4 PDF and 12 doctoral & project fellows.  The department has its own computing facility with a HPC, etc,  over 12 broadband seismographs and geochemistry experimental lab .We have ongoing Ph.D and 5 years integrated BS-MS major in Earth and Climate Science and propose to initiate integrated MS-Ph.D program from 2018. Details are available at

http://www.iiserpune.ac.in/research/disciplines/earth-and-climate-science

To Apply: To know details and apply, please visit http://www.iiserpune.ac.in/opportunities/academic.  Review of applications will begin by Feb 2018. The anticipated appointment date is Sept-Dec. 2018. Please contact Chair of the department Prof. Shyam S Rai (shyamsrai@iiserpune.ac.in) for questions and additional information.

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3) Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (Tenure-Track Lecturer) – UCSB Department of Earth Science

The Department of Earth Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE) starting July 1, 2018. The successful candidate must be committed to teaching at the lower and upper division, especially in the field. The teaching load will be equivalent to three courses per quarter, including instruction, managing teaching collections, upgrading laboratory and discussion sections, mentoring teaching assistants and assisting in student safety training.

The LPSOE position is a permanent full-time faculty position designed for individuals who wish to focus their careers on teaching, professional activities, and university and community service and is viewed as a “security of employment-track” position. LPSOEs are members of the Academic Senate and have all the benefits of Senate membership, such as eligibility for faculty housing programs, medical insurance, and retirement benefits. LPSOEs are regularly evaluated for merit salary increases; evaluation for Security of Employment (which has the permanence of a tenured position) occurs within 8 years of initial appointment. Promotion within the LSOE series requires excellent teaching, professional activities, and service.

Applicants must have a M.S. or Ph.D. degree (preferred) in Earth Science or a closely related field at the time of appointment. An outstanding record of teaching and leadership in undergraduate Earth Science education is expected. We seek a lifelong learner who will: inspire; set high expectations; develop a proven record of teaching, mentorship, professional achievement/activity; and contribute to University and public service.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and teaching statement and arrange for a minimum of three references to submit letters of reference on their behalf via the recruitment website. For primary consideration, applications should be received by December 6, 2017, but review of applicant files will continue until the position is filled. Applications with complete dossiers of letters uploaded by the initial review date will be given preference. Submit applications and reference letters online at: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01135.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment 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.

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Job Posting: Faculty Positions

1) Assistant Professor in Shallow Environmental/Engineering Geophysics – Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)
2) Assistant or Associate Professor in Geology – Subduction Zone Initiative  – Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington
3) Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Potential Fields Geophysicist – The University of Alabama Department of Geological Sciences

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1) Assistant Professor in Shallow Environmental/Engineering Geophysics – Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)

Tenure-track faculty position
Assistant Professor, Shallow Environmental/Engineering Geophysics
University of Texas at El Paso
College of Science
Department of Geological Sciences

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) announces a tenure-track position in shallow environmental/engineering geophysics. We are particularly interested in candidates with a concentration in shallow characterization (e.g., potential fields, seismic, etc.) and/or modeling relevant to a wide range of issues, including but not limited to environmental applications that would connect geophysical, geomechanical, geochemical, hydrological, and biological observations. We seek candidates whose teaching and research will integrate into one or more of the Department’s focus areas: solid Earth and environmental geophysics, Earth system geochemistry, tectonics and sedimentation, geospatial research, professional and entrepreneurial geoscience, and science learning and education. The successful candidate will teach a combination of introductory, upper division, and graduate classes.  Applicants must demonstrate both a strong publication record and the potential to attract research funding from a variety of external sources. The ability to collaborate with other faculty both within and external to the Department is highly desired.

The University of Texas at El Paso is a burgeoning national and international research university committed to access and excellence. A leader among Hispanic-serving institutions, UTEP enrolls over 25,000 students and is the only doctoral research university in the nation with a majority Mexican-American student body. The Department includes a vibrant group of 21 tenured and tenure-track faculty, and offers a B.S. and M.S. in Geophysics, a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Geology, and a B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Science. We also support student training in interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs with Environmental Science and Engineering and Computational Science.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field at the time of appointment. Candidates capable of building active research programs, teaching at all levels, and engaging in collaborative research are encouraged to apply. A track record of peer-reviewed publications and attainment of research funding is preferred. Teaching experience in the field, laboratory or classroom will also be a consideration. Demonstrated collaborations in research are valued as well.

To Apply: Applications must submit the following: (1) a letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a description of research interests, (4) a description of teaching interests, (5) a description of how the applicant would approach broadening participation of underrepresented groups in the geosciences, and (6) complete contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated appointment date is fall 2018. Please contact Search Committee Chair Dr. Marianne Karplus (mkarplus@utep.edu) for questions and additional information.

To view full ad and apply, please visit http://utep.edu/employment.

Hiring decisions are based on budget approval.

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.

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2) Assistant or Associate Professor in Geology – Subduction Zone Initiative  – Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington

The University of Washington (UW) seeks a geologist with a compelling vision for subduction zone research and the collaborative leadership skills to contribute to a new subduction zone initiative at UW. This faculty position is in the Department of Earth & Space Sciences (ESS) of the College of the Environment and is expected to be at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Associate Professor (with tenure).

The new faculty member will be a geologist who studies the evolution of subduction systems through the interpretation of the rock record. Candidates should use geological field observations to establish context for interpreting the rock record, and combine these approaches with other analytical, theoretical, or experimental techniques. We particularly encourage applicants who examine high-temperature processes, and who complement existing strengths in ESS.

Please follow the link below for a full description of the position, qualifications, and instructions on how to apply: https://ap.washington.edu/ahr/academic-jobs/position/aa25938/

Preference will be given to applications received prior to January 2, 2018. Questions about the position can be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Katharine Huntington (kate1@uw.edu).

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3) Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Potential Fields Geophysicist – The University of Alabama Department of Geological Sciences

The Department of Geological Sciences at The University of Alabama (UA) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in potential fields geophysics.  This position will begin August 2018 and will be filled at the Assistant Professor level.  Candidates who specialize in potential fields (gravity, magnetics, electricity, and/or electromagnetism), including data acquisition, processing, and interpretation, with research interests in near-surface, environmental, hydrologic, exploration, and solid-earth geophysics are invited to apply.  It is expected that this position will enhance UA research focused on water, energy, and the environment with an emphasis on hydrogeology, petroleum systems, and/or tectonics.  Candidates must have a strong record of research and teaching, and they must have received a Ph.D. in geology, geophysics, or a related field by the time of their appointment.  The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program and to attract and advise high-quality graduate students.  Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her specialty and introductory geology.  The department has a broad range of geophysical and computational facilities, in addition to University-shared facilities.  Details regarding existing research programs, equipment and facilities, and departmental activities can be found at http://www.geo.ua.edu.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Fred Andrus (fandrus@ua.edu).  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 references.  Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2017 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.

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Job Posting: NSF Program Directors, PNSN Director, Faculty and Postdoc Positions


1) 9 Program Directors – Division of Earth Sciences, National Science Foundation, Alexandria, VA
2) Tenure Track Position – Colorado College Geology Department
3) Faculty position Faults, Fluids, and Fluid-Rock Interactions – Cornell University Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
4) Assistant Professor of Geosciences – Trinity University Department of Geosciences
5) Tenure-Track, Assistant or Associate Professor Mineralogy & Petrology – University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Geosciences
6) Faculty Position in Petrology/Geochemistry – Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech
7) Post-doctoral position in submarine neo-tectonics and geomorphology – Earth science research lab Géoazur (Sophia‐Antipolis, France)
8) Director Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, Tenured Faculty Position – Department of Earth & Space Sciences, University of Washington

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1) 9 Program Directors – Division of Earth Sciences, National Science Foundation, Alexandria, VA

NSF is trying to hire 9 (nine!) Program Directors in the Division of Earth Sciences. Serve the community and broaden your career experience by working at an incredible place, with great people, at a very fascinating time.

https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=243127&org=EAR

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2) Tenure Track Position – Colorado College Geology Department

MISSION: At Colorado College our goal is to provide the finest liberal arts education in the country. Drawing upon the adventurous spirit of the Rocky Mountain West, we challenge students, one course at a time, to develop those habits of intellect and imagination that will prepare them for learning and leadership throughout their lives.

Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Geology

Position Summary:

Colorado College is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of experienced Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek a dynamic scientist with the following characteristics:

(1) has expertise in a subfield(s) of geology that complements, but does not overlap, those of current faculty members in the department. Areas of expertise could include, but are not limited to: geobiology, evolution of earth systems, hydrology, geochronology, geohazards, and environmental geophysics.

(2) has an educational and/or research program that focuses in some part on geologic questions in the Rocky Mountains/western United States, and who is acquainted with the geologic evolution of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

(3) has research interests designed to advance fundamental understanding of processes in the Earth’s surface and subsurface,.

(4) has a strong background in quantitative approaches such as GIS, numerical models, or geoinformatics, and utilizes novel measurement techniques, models, and datasets.

The successful candidate is expected to have research and teaching interests that can strengthen departmental connections with other science programs at Colorado College (e.g. biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, archaeology, and environmental science). They are also expected to be excited to spend extended time in the field and the classroom engaging with highly motivated undergraduate students as both a teacher and mentor on the Block Plan.

The College is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community. Further, Colorado College is dedicated to the development of faculty and staff who are committed to inclusive practices in teaching, learning, and working. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.

The College has a distinctive academic system in which professors teach, and students take, one course at a time. Each block is three and a half weeks long, with an academic year of eight and a half blocks. Maximum class size is 25 or fewer students. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample of scholarly publications, and three letters of recommendation to: https://employment.coloradocollege.edu/postings/3003.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017 (we will have an information booth at GSA) and the deadline is November 15, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact geology@coloradocollege.edu.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.

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3) Faculty position Faults, Fluids, and Fluid-Rock Interactions – Cornell University Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

The Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position with core expertise in geological, geochemical, geophysical, or geohydrological fundamentals as applied to subsurface fluid flow, fluid-rock interaction, and/or faulting. This position is part of a multi-departmental cluster hire in subsurface energy systems. The ideal candidate will apply these fundamentals in innovative research relevant to fields including geothermal energy, carbon sequestration, hydrocarbon systems and induced seismicity, as well as to natural earth phenomena such as earthquakes, volcanoes, mineralization and hydrochemistry. Scientists with expertise that is either observational or computational in nature are equally encouraged to apply.

The College of Engineering maintains programs in engineering, Earth sciences, hydrology and material sciences, providing an ideal setting for rigorous interdisciplinary research. Other opportunities for cross-disciplinary interactions include the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, the Cornell Energy Institute and the Cornell Center for Materials Research.

Applicants must hold a Doctorate in an appropriate field, have a demonstrated ability to conduct outstanding research, and show promise for attracting external research support. The successful candidate will also be a committed educator, enthusiastic about teaching and supervising students at all levels in research. We anticipate filling the position at the Assistant Professor level, but applications at the Associate level will be considered.

All materials must be submitted online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10223. Applicants should submit a cover letter addressed to search chair, Dr. Larry Brown, a curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and complete contact information for three references. Statements including teaching experience and interests, leadership efforts, and contributions to diversity are encouraged. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2017 when review of applications will begin until position is filled.

The EAS Department and the College of Engineering at Cornell University embrace diversity and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities, and genders. Cornell understands the needs of dual career couples which it attempts to meet through a Dual Career program and membership in the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, which assists dual career searches. Visit http://www.hercjobs.org/ to see positions available in higher education in the upstate New York area. Cornell and Ithaca are family-friendly communities: Cornell has a comprehensive set of policies, services and benefits to help you, your partner and your children to feel welcome here, to support your well-being, and to help with child care, elder care and those with disabilities through their HR new employee Onboarding program.

Diversity and inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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4) Assistant Professor of Geosciences – Trinity University Department of Geosciences

The Department of Geosciences at Trinity University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geosciences. A Ph.D. in Geosciences is required. The successful candidate must have a commitment to undergraduate teaching and will be expected to develop an active research program that involves undergraduates. Previous experience teaching at the college level is desirable. The successful candidate will teach introductory geosciences courses, hydrogeology and other upper-level courses related to environmental geoscience. Preference will be given to candidates who can also contribute to department and university core curricula, such as the First-Year Experience, and have experience with interdisciplinary instruction and/or global education. We are open to a range of research specialties that complement strengths of existing faculty in the department, including but not limited to hydrogeology, aqueous geochemistry, and other areas of environmental geology.

Trinity University (http://www.trinity.edu) is an independent, coeducational, selective, primarily undergraduate institution founded in 1869. Trinity offers high-quality science, liberal arts, and pre-professional programs to approximately 2400 undergraduate students from the U.S. and many foreign countries. The attractive campus overlooks downtown San Antonio, a city rich in heritage and ethnic diversity. The Geosciences Department, housed in the Center for Sciences and Innovation (http://www.trinity.edu/csi), has granted degrees in the geosciences for over 50 years and is a member of the Keck Geology Consortium.

Complete applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of undergraduate teaching experience and philosophy, documentation of teaching effectiveness, a description of research plans, and the names and contact information of four professional references.  Please send materials electronically to Dr. Kathleen D. Surpless, Chair, Department of Geosciences, at geossearch@trinity.edu. Review of completed applications will begin on December 1, 2017. Questions about the search can be directed to Dr. Kathleen Surpless [ksurples@trinity.edu]. Trinity University is an equal opportunity employer and as such provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement of all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any status protected by Federal, State, or Local Laws.

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5) Tenure-Track, Assistant or Associate Professor Mineralogy & Petrology – University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Geosciences

University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Geosciences is seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor of Mineralogy & Petrology. This position is a 9 month, tenure track position to begin in August 2018.

We encourage applications from mineralogists and/or petrologists with experience in igneous petrology. Specific areas of research and teaching focus can include, but are not limited to: intrusive igneous rocks and structures; economic geology; petrology and/or geochemistry of volcanic arcs; and/or geochronology. We seek a colleague who will complement and collaborate with existing faculty in the department who specialize in volcanology, structural geology, metamorphic petrology, and economic geology.

The successful candidate is expected to show strong interest in and aptitude for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The position will include teaching mineralogy, petrology, and introductory courses as part of our undergraduate geoscience curriculum, the opportunity to contribute to the UAF Geology Field Camp, and the potential to teach other courses in the candidate’s area of specialty. Establishment of an externally funded research program and attraction of excellent graduate students to attend UAF is an important component of the position. Development of a research program in Alaska is strongly encouraged. Candidates with field research experience and expertise in analytical research methods utilizing the electron microprobe and other instruments housed by our Advanced Instrumentation Lab are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates will hold a Ph.D. in geosciences or a related field with commitment to excellence in teaching and research involving undergraduates, and who will maintain an active research program.

Applicants must provide statements of research and teaching interests; curriculum vitae; an example of their published research; and the names and contact information of three people who can provide letters of recommendation. For complete position information and to apply visit our UA Careers site (posting 508082). Careers Link: http://careers.alaska.edu/cw/en-us/job/508082?lApplicationSubSourceID=

Please visit us at the GSA and Fall AGU meetings. Applicants are encouraged to visit us on the web to learn more about the College of Natural Science & Mathematics and the Geosciences program. Review of applications will begin December 21, 2017. For more information, please contact Rhonda McKay at rlmckay2@alaska.edu.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

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6) Faculty Position in Petrology/Geochemistry – Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech

The Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech is seeking an outstanding scientist to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the broad area of Petrology or Geochemistry. We welcome applicants who combine field, analytical, and/or computational approaches to make potentially transformative advances in our understanding of the processes that drive the evolution of Earth’s crust and/or mantle. The successful applicant will have demonstrated potential to build an internationally recognized research program supported by a robust and sustainable portfolio of extramural research funding, will contribute to our educational mission by teaching and advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and will participate in department, college, and university service. The Department of Geosciences currently includes 28 faculty members and instructors with expertise across the spectrum of geosciences. We anticipate adding to our strong cohort of 7 junior faculty members by hiring at the Assistant Professor level but will consider applications from more senior scientists at the Associate or Full Professor levels. The Department is internationally recognized for excellence in mineralogy, geochemistry, and petrology, and has a rich history of research and innovation with state-of-the-art instrumentation that includes ion microprobe (SIMS), electron microprobe, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and fluorescence, Raman spectroscopy, laser ablation ICP-MS, gas source IR-MS, and the VT Advanced Research Computing facility. Additional information is available at http://www.geos.vt.edu, http://www.ncfl.ictas.vt.edu and http://www.arc.vt.edu.

Candidates should apply online at https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/80112, submitting a cover letter, CV, contact details for at least three referees, and statements detailing i) research interests, ii) teaching philosophy, and iii) a vision to enhance diversity and inclusion within the geosciences. The statements should each not exceed two pages, and the teaching statement should address both undergraduate and graduate education. Review of applications will begin 11/23/17, with an anticipated start of employment in fall of 2018. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in geoscience or a related field upon appointment. Travel to attend professional conferences and meetings is a required component of the job, and the successful applicant must undergo a criminal background check. For further information, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Mark Caddick, at caddick@vt.edu.

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination or accessibility should contact the Office for Equity and Accessibility. Virginia Tech was a recipient of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award and is committed to preparing, recruiting, and retaining high quality and diverse faculty (https://advance.vt.edu). Our institutional and individual commitment to diversity and our motto, Ut Prosim (that I may serve), is further encapsulated by the InclusiveVT initiative (https://inclusive.vt.edu).

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7) Post-doctoral position in submarine neo-tectonics and geomorphology – Earth science research lab Géoazur (Sophia‐Antipolis, France)

We are currently searching a highly motivated and qualified scientist at the postdoctoral level to join the Sersurf project (Seismic Rupture of Submarine Normal Faults) funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR), for an appointment of up to 24 months and starting in early 2018. The SerSurf project (PI: J. Escartin, IPGP), that runs till mid-2021, is an inter-disciplinary project involving a collaborative team from 5 national partners (IPGP, U. Lyon, ParisSud, IFREMER, in addition to GéoAzur), in addition to 4 international partners, in the field of tectonics, submarine geology and geophysics, volcanology, petrology and image processing.

The SerSurF project is focused on the acquisition and analysis of submarine observations of length, displacement and nature of co-seismic seafloor ruptures, and of longer-term volcano-tectonic interactions. These observations are required to evaluate seismic and tsunami hazard in the short term, and characterize the long-term dynamic response of faults to earthquakes. The project associated with this post-doc will focus on the detailed fault morphology, necessary to understand fault evolution, constrain the links between tectonic deformation, erosion and sedimentation in a submarine environment. While this type of study is routinely carried out on land, direct submarine observations so far have not provided systematic and complete information on submarine fault ruptures due to the technological difficulties of working underwater. However, last April we carried out the SUBSAINTES cruise (http://subsaintes2017.weebly.com/), designed to acquire appropriate high-resolution optical and acoustic data for that purpose, specifically targeting active faults that produced a Mw6.3 earthquake and tsunami in 2004, in the Lesser Antilles (French West Indies), in addition to other targets to understand the wider volcano-tectonic history of the area. The data that will be analyzed within this post-doctoral research project include microbathymetry and sonar data acquired with underwater vehicles at very high resolution (1 m), video imagery and photos (geological observations), photomosaics and 3D terrain models from imagery, in addition to geological samples.

We seek a candidate with experience in tectonics and earthquake geology, marine geology/geophysics and/or quantitative geomorphology. The successful candidate should hold a PhD or equivalent degree in the earth sciences, defended after January 2016, or demonstrate that he/she is near-completion of his degree. The candidate should have a demonstrated quantitative approach and numerical skills (e.g., Matlab, GMT), with ability to handle both numerical data (eg., bathymetry grids, vehicle navigation, imagery), and also have a result-oriented proactive attitude for publishing scientific results in top refereed journals. Excellent knowledge in English, both in speaking and writing, is a requirement. The candidate is expected to collaborate within the ANR project with other partners, and develop a multidisciplinary approach.

Details and Application procedure

The position is full time and open as early as January 2018, with possibility of starting preferentially during the first quarter of 2018. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Duration will be 12 to 24 months depending on experience and start of the position. Net income will be in the range of 2000-2800€/month depending on the CNRS standards, and based on the candidate’s experience.

Applications should include 1) a motivation letter with proposed position starting date, and a personal view of the type of research to be conducted during the post-doc, 2) a curriculum vitae, including at least 2 references with name, address, e-mail, and professional relation, 3) a short synopsis of previous research achievements and research interests, with a list of publications and communications.

Applications and inquiries should be sent by email at < frederique.leclerc@geoazur.unice.fr > with email subject “Sersurf Postdoc position”.

Additional information

Géoazur is an academic research unit located in Sophia-Antipolis, a leading European technology park, just outside the city of Nice. The Research lab is part of the University Côte d’Azur (UCA) and Observatory Côte d’Azur (OCA).

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8) Director Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, Tenured Faculty Position – Department of Earth & Space Sciences, University of Washington

The University of Washington (UW) seeks an energetic and visionary leader to become Director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN) and contribute to ongoing, collaborative research initiatives. The Director will advance the mission of the PNSN (https://pnsn.org/about/mission) through scientific pursuits, advocacy, and effective leadership. The tenured faculty position within the Department of Earth & Space Sciences (http://www.ess.washington.edu) is expected to be at the rank of associate or full professor.  This is a 100% FTE, 12-month position, with support coming from six months of state-funded support, three months of salary support from PNSN operations, and an additional three months of support tied to the administrative appointment as Director of the PNSN. The Director is expected to maintain a vigorous externally funded research program and to demonstrate a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education. Teaching duties are expected to be 2 courses per year.

The University of Washington is located in the greater Seattle metropolitan area, and offers one of the most exceptional research and teaching environments in the United States. Seattle is a region of explosive growth, global trade, technological advancement, a thriving nonprofit community, and a long history of progressive government. It is also a cultural metropolis surrounded by the unparalleled natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle offers a quality of life that is among the highest in the country, with beautiful lakes and parks, incredible walkability, bike lanes, and a lively music and cultural scene.

Please follow the link below for a full description of the position, qualifications, and instructions on how to apply:

Earth and Space Sciences – Associate or Full Professor (AA25465)

Preference will be given to applications received prior to December 1, 2017.  Questions about the position can be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. David Schmidt (dasc@uw.edu).

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