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

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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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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Job Posting: Faculty Positions, AAAS S&T Fellowship

1) Volcanology tenure-track faculty position – Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon
2) Three Assistant Professor Positions in physical geography – Department of Geography, Durham University
3) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions – Department of Geology and Environmental Science, James Madison University
4) Geology & Geophysics Tenure Track Scientist – Geology & Geophysics Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
5) Tenure-track Faculty Position in Marine Mammal Biology – Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
6) Faculty position in coastal hazards – Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech
7) Assistant Professor in Solid Earth Petrology – Department of Geosciences, University of Rhode Island
8) AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships – Washington DC

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1) Volcanology faculty position – Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon

The Department of Earth Sciences is seeking an outstanding scientist to fill a tenure-track faculty position starting Fall 2018 as part of a recently funded Center for Volcanology and Volcanic Hazards.  We seek applicants who investigate eruption precursors, conduit processes, magma fragmentation, plume behavior, and/or the transport and deposition of tephra through the use of remote sensing, instrumental monitoring, and theoretical, experimental, or numerical modeling approaches.  We are especially interested in applicants who integrate fundamental research on volcanic processes with monitoring of active volcanoes and development of novel methods of data acquisition during volcanic eruptions.  The potential for establishing a vigorous independent research program in volcanology and for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels will be the most important criteria for selection.  A Ph.D. is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. We seek candidates who will complement our existing departmental strengths in volcanology, petrology, geochemistry, seismology, geodynamics, and surface processes.

Applicants must apply at Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9540. The application process requires candidates to upload a current CV, an overview of current and future research (2 page limit), a statement of teaching experience and interests detailing evidence of teaching excellence (2 page limit), a statement of contributions to diversity (1 page limit), and the names of three or more references.  Further inquiries concerning this search should be sent to Paul Wallace (pwallace@uoregon.edu). Review of applications will begin on Oct. 15, 2017, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

The University of Oregon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.——

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2) Three Assistant Professor Positions in physical geography – Department of Geography, Durham University

The Department of Geography at Durham University seeks to appoint three outstanding individuals at the Assistant Professor level in physical geography. Details of each post are available via the links below. Applications are now open, but please note the different deadlines for the three positions. Please forward this information to any colleagues who may be interested.

1. Assistant Professor in Earth surface dynamics and geohazards: https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/vacancies/geog18-2/

We are seeking an individual to complement and extend existing research into the rates, patterns, and drivers of environmental processes, including work on sediment transfers, biogeochemical reactions, carbon fluxes across landscapes, and geohazards. (Deadline: 2 Jan 2018)

2. Assistant Professor in reconstructing palaeoclimate and palaeoenvironmental change: https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/vacancies/geog18-4/

We are looking for an individual with research expertise in reconstructing past climates and/or environmental change, to complement or expand our existing research profile. We welcome applications from candidates who have experience in analysing terrestrial, lacustrine and/or marine archives. (Deadline: 24 Nov 2017)

3. Assistant Professor in sea level change: https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/vacancies/geog18-4/We are looking for an individual with research experience in sea level change, with interests that complement or expand our existing expertise on (i) long-term trends in both tropical and high-latitude regions; (ii) records of abrupt events (e.g., earthquake induced change); and (iii) monitoring of recent and ongoing coastal evolution. (Deadline: 24 Nov 2017)

We have exceptional laboratory facilities to support these posts. Recent investments include a multisensory core logger, XRF scanner, X-ray facility, GC-MS and GC-IRMS for compound-specific isotope analysis, alongside IC, ICP-MS and ICP-OES for inorganic trace and major element analyses. A range of materials (pollen, diatoms, foraminifera and organic biomarkers) are routinely prepared and analysed. Our field equipment includes advanced terrestrial laser scanning equipment, a boat and several UAVs, an extensive suite of GIS and remote sensing software, and back pressure shear boxes and stress path cells in the Landslide Laboratory. Outwith the department, we work closely with numerous interdisciplinary initiatives in the University. Many staff contribute to the pan-University Institute for Hazard, Risk, and Resilience. Please contact the Head of Department, Professor Mike Bentley (m.j.bentley@durham.ac.uk) with queries.

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3) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions – Department of Geology and Environmental Science, James Madison University

Assistant Professor Positions – Department of Geology and Environmental Science – F1045 and F1046

The Department of Geology and Environmental Science at James Madison University seeks applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professors: Assistant Professor – Mineralogist (F1045) and Assistant Professor – Atmospheric Scientist (F1046). For both positions we seek colleagues who are committed to excellence in teaching and research involving undergraduates, and who will maintain active research programs. Successful candidates will provide evidence of their ability to work within a collegial scholarly environment. The department is especially interested in qualified candidates who have a demonstrated commitment towards building an equitable and diverse academic community. Both positions will begin August 2018.

The Assistant Professor – Mineralogist will teach mineralogy and is encouraged to contribute to the design of earth materials and environmental curricula. Teaching responsibilities will also include introductory general education science and upper-division geoscience courses. Preferred areas of research include, but are not limited to, mineral-focused studies in the critical zone, biomineralization, and low-temperature geochemistry. The ability to utilize existing analytical equipment and collections including the Mineral Museum in teaching and research is desirable. A Ph.D. in geoscience or a related field is required at the time of employment. If you have any questions regarding the mineralogist position, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, (min@csm.jmu.edu), Search Committee Chair.

The Assistant Professor – Atmospheric Scientist will develop a new upper division atmospheric science course, and teach introductory meteorology and other geoscience and general education science courses. Collaborations are encouraged with faculty in the department and in other STEM fields. The successful candidate will be expected to fit well into a geoscience program, and engage in programmatic efforts to strengthen and expand our environmental geoscience focus. A Ph.D. in atmospheric science or a related field is required at the time of employment. If you have any questions regarding the atmospheric scientist position, please contact Dr. Kristen St. John, (atmsci@csm.jmu.edu), Search Committee Chair.

The department has 16 full-time faculty, 3 part-time lecturers, 1 staff member, and approximately 120 undergraduate majors. Degree options include a BS in Geology, a BA in Earth Science, and minors in Geology and in Geophysics. Our curriculum is recognized for its strong foundation in core geoscience disciplines, its breadth of upper division electives, and its emphasis on field study and on undergraduate research. We will be moving into new teaching and laboratory space in summer 2018. More information about the department, existing equipment, and the Mineral Museum can be found at www.jmu.edu/geology.

To apply go to JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1045 for the Assistant Professor – Mineralogist position and posting number F1046 for the Assistant Professor – Atmospheric Scientist position. Salary for both positions is commensurate with experience.

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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4) Geology & Geophysics Tenure Track Scientist – 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 (http://mit.whoi.edu/)

Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist through collaborations with colleagues in the other science departments, centers, and labs  (http://www.whoi.edu/main/departments-centers-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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5) Tenure-track Faculty Position in Marine Mammal Biology – Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

The Biology 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 complement our existing interdisciplinary strengths in biology, biological oceanography, and marine ecology. We are particularly interested in applicants who conduct research in marine mammal physiology or pathophysiology. Expertise may include (but is not limited to) health assessment, stress, stranding, diving physiology, functional morphology or disease. The new hire will have access to a state-of-the-art necropsy laboratory as well as the opportunity to further develop our computed tomography (CT) scanner facility. Candidates with expertise in other aspects of marine mammal biology are also 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 17-09-09. 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.

The package should also be sent separately to the chair of Biology Department at biologychair@whoi.edu with the subject line “Biology Scientist Application”.  Review of applications will begin on 12/01/2017.

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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6) Faculty position in coastal hazards – Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech (geos.vt.edu) invites applications to join the Department of Geosciences as a tenure-track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the area of coastal hazards. The ideal candidate will apply field, analytical, experimental, or theoretical approaches to establish a better understanding of coastal hazards and their impacts. Successful candidates will establish a vibrant research program that is recognized for scientific excellence, attract extramural funding from multiple funding agencies, provide effective instruction, teach and advise a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students, and grow professional leadership. A full list of faculty responsibilities can be found in the Virginia Tech’s Faculty Handbook (more information).

Virginia Tech offers unique opportunities for coastal-hazard scholars to join an active, diverse and inclusive hazards research community, through the Coastal@VT (Virginia Tech) initiative, the Global System Science and Integrated Security Destination Areas (more information), and the Beyond Boundaries initiative (more information). The Global Systems Science Destination Area is focused on the transdisciplinary study of the dynamic interplay among natural and social systems. Faculty working together in this area are collaborating toward transdisciplinary solutions to critical social problems emergent from human activity and environmental change.

Candidates must hold a PhD at time of appointment in a field related to coastal hazards, present evidence of excellence of scholarship and have high potential for attracting external funding for research. Expectations are commensurate with rank and include a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Applicants must submit their application materials online at http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/79887. Application materials include a cover letter, curriculum vita, a statement of research accomplishments and vision (not exceeding two pages), a statement of teaching philosophy describing an integrated vision for geoscience education (not exceeding two pages), a statement describing the vision and strategy for increasing diversity and inclusion (not exceeding two pages), and the contact information of at least three references. The review of applications will begin on 11/22/2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Robert Weiss, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech at weiszr@vt.edu.

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT – serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity, inclusion, and maintaining a work and learning environment that is free of all forms of discrimination. As a result this institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equity & Inclusion.

Virginia Tech is a recipient of the National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic science and engineering careers.

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7) Assistant Professor in Solid Earth Petrology – Department of Geosciences, University of Rhode Island

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in any of the broad fields of economic geology, high-temperature geochemistry, petrology, or metamorphic geology as it pertains to hydrothermal and other ore deposits, with a particular interest in the tectonic processes that lead to their formation and evolution. The position will be an academic year appointment with an expected start date of September 2018.

We seek researchers who will bring new perspectives on volcanogenic and/or hydrothermal formations and minerals who have expertise in mineralogy, igneous and metamorphic petrology, high-temperature geochemistry and/or tectonics. The new hire will have the opportunity to contribute to a small, highly productive Geosciences faculty, whose diverse research interests hold much potential for collaboration. The candidate will have a unique opportunity to interact with University of Rhode Island-associated vessels and technology, including the R/V Endeavor and E/V Nautilus. The successful candidate will be expected to develop exciting new courses in their area of expertise. The individual will play an important role in undergraduate education and research. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the graduate programs (M.S. and Ph.D.) by advising students specializing in their area of study.

In general, we invite individuals with a strong commitment to research, teaching, and mentorship at the undergraduate levels. Develop an externally funded research program, foster links with industry and teach undergraduate and graduate classes, support public engagement in the Geosciences.

Visit the URI jobs website at: https://jobs.uri.edu  to apply and view complete details for job posting (F00048).  Please attach the following 4 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application: (1) Letter of Application; (2) Curriculum Vitae to include the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least 3 references; (3) A statement of teaching philosophy, experiences, and integration with the department’s curriculum; (4) A statement of research interests and future plans.

IMPORTANT NOTE: the following supporting documents should be emailed directly to engelhart@uri.edu (see below documents to attach to email): (Other relevant material in support of your applications (PDF reprints of up to 3 publications or technical reports that you feel best highlight your suitability for the position, not necessarily those publications in journals with the highest impact factor).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This is an open until filled search. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 15, 2017. Second consideration may be given to applications received by December 1, 2017. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (December 1, 2017) may not be given full consideration.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE ONLY.

The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer.  Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of

other protected groups are encouraged to apply.

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8) AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships – Washington DC

Applications are now being accepted for the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF). STPF is the premier opportunity for outstanding scientists, social scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to address today’s most pressing challenges. Fellows serve yearlong assignments in all three branches of the federal government in Washington, D.C. and represent a broad range of backgrounds, disciplines and career stages.

Join a strong corps of over 3,000 policy-savvy alumni fellows working across sectors to serve the nation and citizens around the world.

The application deadline for the 2018-19 fellowship year is November 1, 2017. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship and a doctoral level degree. Applicants with an M.S. in engineering and three years of professional experience also qualify.

If you had the opportunity to affect policy, what would it be? The possibilities are endless. Hear what fellows had to say.

Learn more about STPF by joining an upcoming live chat or viewing previous chats in the series. Hear directly from fellows and alumni and learn how they’ve been impacting science policy for over 44 years — and how you can use your STEM background to transform your career.

For more information and to apply, visit the website here: http://www.stpf-aaas.org/?utm_source=listservs&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2017-Recruitment&utm_content=post1

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Job Posting: Faculty Positions


1) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing – The Department of Geophysics at Colorado School of Mines
2) Two positions in Marine Geoscience – National institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand
3) Two Faculty Positions in Isotope Geochemistry – The Department of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
4) Assistant Professor in Earth Materials – Department of Geology, University of Maryland, College Park

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1) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing – The Department of Geophysics at Colorado School of Mines

Job Description:

The Department of Geophysics at Colorado School of Mines has an opening for a remote-sensing specialist at the tenure-track, Assistant Professor level.  We invite candidates with expertise in any of the optical and microwave remote sensing areas, and with specialization in one or more of the following: (1) developing instrumentation to collect remote sensing data using novel sensors deployed using airborne and space-borne platforms; (2) developing computational and signal processing techniques for remote sensing data; (3) integrating large and diverse remote sensing datasets using data analytics, machine learning, and high-performance computing. The successful candidate will contribute to the Department’s strategic growth plans in one or more areas, which include natural resources, geohazards, water system analysis, food production, infrastructure monitoring, and climate change.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to teach geophysics courses at the undergraduate and the graduate levels, and to establish an externally funded research program that supports graduate student research. The successful candidate must have an interest in developing collaborative, cross-disciplinary research across the Mines campus and with nearby research centers (e.g., USGS, NREL, NCAR, NOAA).

Minimum Qualifications:

By the time of appointment, the successful candidate must have earned a doctoral degree in geophysics or a closely related discipline. The successful candidate must have the potential to perform as an effective instructor and an ability to mentor graduate students. The candidate must conduct high-impact, cross-disciplinary research with potential for a strong and growing publication record.

Preferred Qualifications:

Department Description:

The Geophysics Department has 10 tenured/tenure-track faculty, approximately 100 undergraduate students, and over 70 graduate students. The Department offers an ABET-accredited B.S. in Geophysical Engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Geophysics and in Geophysical Engineering. More information about Mines and the Geophysics Department can be found at www.mines.edu and geophysics.mines.edu. For further information about the position or the Department vision, please contact Prof. John Bradford (Department Head) at jbradford@mines.edu or Prof. Brandon Dugan (search chair) at dugan@mines.edu.

How to Apply:

Applicants are asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, names and contact information for three professional references from whom letters may be subsequently requested, veteran status) and upload a letter of application including preferred start date, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a curriculum vitae. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Evaluation of candidates will begin in November 2017 and continue until the position is filled. The desired start date is August 2018.

Compensation: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines’ mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit: family.mines.edu

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2) Two positions in Marine Geoscience – National institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand

NIWA is seeking two enthusiastic and skilled marine geoscientists: (1) a Marine Geophysicist; and (2) a Marine Sedimentologist. They will join our marine geology and geophysics team and actively participate in the development and execution of wide-ranging marine geological projects in the New Zealand region. The research focus of these projects is to understand tectonic, volcanic and sedimentary processes and their role in the development of the New Zealand seascape. You will also participate in or lead consultancy projects in the marine environment in response to government (central and regional) and commercial needs.

These positions require agile team players who are comfortable working in a multidisciplinary environment to leverage research opportunities. They should be well-organised, conscientious and show initiative. Seagoing experience in vessel-based scientific operations is advantageous and they should be prepared to spend time on such voyages. For more details on the positions and how to apply visit https://careers.sciencenewzealand.org/jobdetails/ajid/yH4k8/Marine-Geoscientists,24369.html Applications are due by 23 October 2017

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3) Two Faculty Positions in Isotope Geochemistry – The Department of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Department of Geoscience at The University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for two faculty positions in Isotope Geochemistry.   Appointment will be at the assistant professor (tenure-track) or associate professor (tenured) level depending on qualifications. We seek colleagues who are innovative in using isotopes to address fundamental problems in any domain from the Earth’s deep interior to its surface environments. Successful applicants will be expected to contribute to the research and teaching mission of the department through the development of a vibrant, internationally recognized and externally funded research program, and through teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in geoscience. Successful candidates will be expected to perform university and professional service as appropriate for career stage. Appointment at the tenured level will require evidence of excellence in research and teaching.  We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to an inclusive environment, bring new perspectives on mentoring and educating students from diverse backgrounds, and propel novel approaches to research. We aim to add new faculty who value collegiality and collaboration in both research and teaching. The Department of Geoscience comprises highly rated graduate programs and several state-of-the-art analytical facilities across the fields of Isotope Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Geochronology, Sedimentary Geology, Paleontology, Structural Geology & Tectonics, Glacial Geology, Geophysics, Hydrogeology, and Biogeochemistry (http://geoscience.wisc.edu). 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Geoscience or a related field at the time of appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of professional interests (research and teaching), and the names and contact information of three references. These materials must be submitted online at: https://jobs.wisc.edu. Appointments may begin as early as August 20, 2018. Review of applications will begin on November 27, 2017, and continue until the positions are filled. For further information or questions, please contact Professor Brad Singer, Chair of the Search Committee at: bsinger@wisc.edu.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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4) Assistant Professor in Earth Materials – Department of Geology, University of Maryland, College Park

The Department of Geology at the University of Maryland invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Earth Materials. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: experimental and theoretical aspects of petrology, mineral physics, nanogeoscience, and economic geology. The appointee will be expected to develop and maintain an active, externally funded research program that will involve both graduate and undergraduate students, and to participate fully in teaching at all levels, including mineralogy. We particularly encourage applications from those who integrate across traditional disciplinary boundaries within the Department of Geology (https://www.geol.umd.edu), throughout the College of Computer, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences (https://cmns.umd.edu), and area governmental and private entities such as the U.S. Geological Survey, the Smithsonian Institution and the Carnegie Institution for Science.  The Department of Geology is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

A Ph.D. in Geology or a related discipline is required at the time of appointment. The appointment may begin as early as August 1, 2018. Applications should be submitted online at:  https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/54884 and should include the following: a letter of application stating research and teaching goals; a complete CV; and contact information for three (3) professional references. Review of applications will begin in December 2017, and will be ongoing until the position is filled.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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Job Posting: Faculty, Postdoc, and Graduate Positions

1) Professor in Geophysics – Department of Geosciences, Boise State University
2) Professorial Position in Petrology – School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
3) Tenure-track Faculty Position in Solid Earth Petrology/Geochemistry – The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida
4) Green Scholar Postdoctoral Fellowship – The Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
5) Graduate Student Positions in Seismology at The University of Alabama
6) Faculty Position in Geochemistry – The Department of Geology & Geophysics at Yale University
7) Faculty Position in Climate Sciences – The Department of Geology & Geophysics at Yale University
8) Wiess Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship – Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Rice University
9) Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions in Cosmochemistry, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Planetary Science, and Volcanology  – Carnegie Institution for Science, DTM, Washington, DC
10) 2018 ASU Exploration Postdoctoral Fellowship in Earth and Space Science – The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University

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1) Professor in Geophysics – Department of Geosciences, Boise State University

The Department of Geosciences at Boise State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the broad field of Geophysics beginning in Fall 2018. We encourage applications from individuals with strengths that complement existing and emerging research areas, and who can collaborate across disciplinary boundaries.The Geophysics Group in the Department of Geosciences has internationally recognized research programs in seismology, hydrogeophysics, near-surface geophysics, snow-and-ice science, and volcanology.  Emerging research areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, marine geology and geophysics, geodynamics, and climate science.  A successful candidate will articulate a vision of active collaboration with researchers in the geophysics, Earth surface dynamics, and solid Earth geology groups in the Geoscience Department, as well as in the broader research communities at Boise State, nationally, and internationally. We seek a dynamic candidate who will develop and maintain an externally funded research program, mentor graduate students, and engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching using evidence-based instructional practices. Boise State University is ideally situated in the Northwest’s third largest metropolitan area, and is a vibrant city with substantial cultural and recreational opportunities.

Applicants must have a PhD in geophysics, or related fields such as applied physics, applied mathematics, or engineering, and must have demonstrated success in research. The position may be filled either at the assistant or associate level depending upon experience. Applications from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged. Review of candidates will begin on October 15 and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit a single PDF document, which includes the following components: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statements outlining teaching and research interests and experiences, and 4) contact information for three or more professional references. Applications should be submitted here:

https://boisestate.taleo.net/careersection/exfac/jobdetail.ftl?job=170603&tz=GMT-06%3A00

Contact Dr. Jeffrey Johnson (jeffreybjohnson@boisestate.edu) with questions.

More information:

• Boise State University: http://www.boisestate.edu/

Department of Geosciences: http://earth.boisestate.edu/

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2) Professorial Position in Petrology – School of Earth, Environmental & Biological  Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

The School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) invites applications for an on-going appointment at the Professorial level in Petrology. We seek to appoint a highly qualified, research-focused Professor (Level E), able to provide strategic leadership in both research and learning within the discipline area of Earth Sciences, and more widely to QUT’s institutional strengths in Material Science and characterisation.

Earth Science is an area of research and teaching strength at QUT, and we want to build on our expertise in volcanology, igneous petrology, geochemistry, sedimentology, structural geology/tectonics and geophysics. In the 2015 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) round, Earth Science at QUT received the highest rating possible for Geology (5 for the 4-digit 0403 Geology Unit of Evaluation) and the Discipline is consistently evaluated as amongst the leading teaching areas within the Faculty.

The successful applicant will lead, maintain and expand high-quality research at an international level of excellence; provide academic leadership in developing and enhancing the research profile of the Discipline and School, and contribute actively to teaching. Their leadership will be based on an outstanding international track record of high impact publications and research income, as well as strong ties with industry. She/He will also be able to exploit the substantial and strategic investments in facilities made by QUT over the last six years through the Science and Engineering Centre (including the Central Analytics Research Facility), as well as international science campaigns such as the International Ocean Discovery Program, in which QUT is an important member.

For more information on the position, and to apply on-line, please visit: https://qut.nga.net.au/?jati=1126E473-0B97-8BC3-59D0-9B5EBAAE2C3C

When applying for this position your application must include the following: 1) a current resume; 2) a statement of achievements against each of the selection criteria; 3) the names and contact details of three referees. Applications close  1 October 2017.

For further information about the position or questions, please contact, Professor Stuart Parsons, Head of School, at: stuart.parsons@qut.edu.au

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3) Tenure-track Faculty Position in Solid Earth Petrology/Geochemistry – The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications for a tenure track position in Solid Earth Petrology/Geochemistry at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants should be able to contribute to an existing internationally known program in analytical, observational and theoretical petrology, solid Earth geochemisty and geodynamics. We have a preference for candidates who have expertise in magmatic and chemical processes of the whole Earth (and planets), rock-fluid interactions, tectonics, geochronology and volcanic/hydrothermal systems. We seek scholars with the desire to teach classes in their discipline at the undergraduate and graduate levels and who show evidence of strong research trajectories. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active, externally funded research program that includes supporting and mentoring graduate students. Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests compliment and enhance existing research programs in the Department (geology.ufl.edu). Researchers who would benefit from our established and new analytical facilities (field emission EMPA and MC-ICP-MS) are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences and preferably have some post-doctoral experience. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/listing/. The application should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a summary of current and future research plans, an overview of teaching experience and goals, and the names and contact information of three references. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on October 31, 2017 and remain open until filled.  The position will begin as early as August 2018.  Inquiries can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Michael Perfit, (mperfit@ufl.edu).

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

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4) Green Scholar Postdoctoral Fellowship – The 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 openings starting in 2018 for two postdoctoral Green Scholars. Funding from the Green Foundation for Earth Sciences is matched with extramural funds for specific research projects to support these positions. Prior to submitting an application, applicants should contact potential IGPP mentors to check whether they have a viable project. Positions are available for one year and are renewable for a second year, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Green scholars are encouraged to broaden their experience through interaction with other researchers at IGPP and individual research goals may be pursued if project progress can be maintained. Information on recent IGPP research is available here.

Applications should include a statement of research interests (1 page), dissertation abstract (less than 250 words), curriculum vitae with publications list, immigration status, and contact information for two recommendation letter writers.  Applications should be submitted online here.

Applications should be submitted by October 15, 2017. Potential applicants are strongly advised to initiate contact with prospective mentor(s) well before this date. Review of applications typically takes 2-3 months. Applications may be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration is not assured if all materials are not received by Oct 15.  Letters of support should not be submitted with the application; we will solicit letters after a first round of evaluation. Please address questions to 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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5) Graduate Student Positions in Seismology at The University of Alabama

The Department of Geological Sciences at The University of Alabama seeks motivated students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in earthquake seismology.  Student support is available starting Fall 2018 via both teaching and research assistantships, including involvement in a multi-institutional, collaborative NSF-funded project focused on Antarctic Earth structure, seismic tomography, and tectonics.  Possible research topics include, but are not limited to, methods for Earth model comparison, numerical waveform modeling, and ambient seismic noise.  The successful student(s) will gain experience working on high-performance computing clusters.  Ph.D. applicants are preferred, but M.S. applicants are also welcome to apply.  Prior research experience and computer programming skills are beneficial.  For more information, please contact Dr. Samantha Hansen (shansen@geo.ua.edu).

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6) Faculty Position in Geochemistry – The Department of Geology & Geophysics at Yale University

The Department of Geology & Geophysics at Yale University invites applications for an open-rank faculty appointment in the broad area of geochemistry at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor level. Relevant fields include (but are not limited to) geochemical cycling, biogeochemistry, geomicrobiology, cosmology, planetary evolution, petrology, and Earth surface processes.

We seek candidates with outstanding prospects for research, scholarly leadership, and teaching excellence who will complement the existing strengths of the Department. A successful applicant will develop and implement independent, externally-funded research programs, teach and advise students, and facilitate interdisciplinary research.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, a statement of research, a statement of teaching interests, and four confidential letters of reference. Applications should be submitted online at  http://apply.interfolio.com/44519.  Applications that arrive before November 1, 2017 will receive full consideration. For information regarding Yale Geology and Geophysics, visit our web site at http://earth.yale.edu. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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7) Faculty Position in Climate Sciences – The Department of Geology & Geophysics at Yale University

The Department of Geology & Geophysics at Yale University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in the broad area of climate sciences. Relevant fields include (but are not limited to) the physics and chemistry of the atmosphere and ocean, climate change, paleoclimate, and the dynamics of planetary and exoplanetary atmospheres.

We seek candidates with outstanding prospects for research, scholarly leadership, and teaching excellence who will complement the existing strengths of the Department. A successful applicant will develop and implement independent, externally-funded research programs, teach and advise students, and facilitate interdisciplinary research.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, a statement of research, a statement of teaching interests, and four confidential letters of reference. Applications should be submitted online at  http://apply.interfolio.com/44518. Applications that arrive before November 1, 2017 will receive full consideration. For information regarding Yale Geology and Geophysics, visit our web site at http://earth.yale.edu. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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8) Wiess Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship – Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Rice University

The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University is inviting applications for the Wiess Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship. We are seeking candidates with independent research interests that intersect with one or more faculty within our department. Applicants must have a Ph.D. awarded within three years of the time of appointment.

The research fellowship will be supported for two years, pending satisfactory progress during the first year, and covers an annual stipend of $60,000 with a benefits package and an additional annual discretionary research allowance of $3,500.

Applicants are requested to develop a proposal of research to be undertaken during the fellowship period. The principal selection criteria are scientific excellence, a clearly expressed research plan to address questions at the forefront of their field of study, and research synergies with at least one faculty. The proposed research should, however, encompass independent research ideas and explore new directions beyond the applicant’s Ph.D. Preference will be given to applicants whose proposals demonstrate independence and originality, and also the potential for collaboration with one or more faculty in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences.

Applicants are required to submit:

(1) A cover letter

(2) A research proposal of no more than 3 pages (single-spaced), including figures

(3) A current CV, including a list of publications

All three documents should be submitted as a single PDF file to the chair of the fellowship search committee (esci-postdoc@rice.edu) by 10 November, 2017. In addition, letters of reference should be submitted by three referees to the same email address and by the same deadline.

The highest ranked applicants will be invited to visit Rice in early 2018. Following acceptance, the appointment may begin anytime before 1 January, 2019. For further information or questions contact the chair of the search committee at esci-postdoc@rice.edu.

Rice University is located in Houston, Texas, and is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian university that aspires to path-breaking research, unsurpassed teaching, and contributions to the betterment of our world. Rice fulfills this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

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9) Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions in Cosmochemistry, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Planetary Science, and Volcanology  – Carnegie Institution for Science, DTM, Washington, DC

Applications are invited for postdoctoral fellowships in the fields of cosmochemistry, solid-Earth geochemistry and geophysics, planetary science, and volcanology at Carnegie’s Department of Terrestrial Magnetism.  These fellowships provide salary, travel, and research support for creative independent research. Details on DTM research staff, laboratory facilities, and ongoing research can be found at https://dtm.carnegiescience.edu.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment and a promising record of research and publication. Fellows are expected to begin in Fall 2018.  A C.V., list of publications, a one-page description of thesis research, a two- to three-page statement of the research you propose to conduct during the postdoctoral fellowship, and three letters of recommendation by those familiar with your work should be submitted online at https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/dtm/ by 1 December 2017.   A strong application will include an innovative, original, and feasible research proposal. Fellowships are for one year and are normally renewable for a second year. Address any questions you have to dtmfellowships@carnegiescience.edu.  The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

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10) 2018 ASU Exploration Postdoctoral Fellowship in Earth and Space Science – The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University

The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will serve as an Exploration Fellow. The mission of the postdoctoral fellowship is to foster SESE’s interdisciplinary research program by attracting and supporting outstanding early-career scientists and engineers to pursue independent research in collaboration with faculty. Research areas within the School encompass theoretical and observational astrophysics, astrobiology, cosmology, earth and planetary science, instrumentation and systems engineering, and science education.

Anticipated start date for the position is July 2018. Incoming Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $63,000 with health benefits, plus $9,000 per year in discretionary research funds. A relocation allowance will be provided.

Interested candidates should contact two current faculty members in SESE to discuss potential collaborative research topics and determine whether they would agree to serve as an Exploration Fellow mentor. When a topic of mutual interest between the applicant and potential faculty mentors is identified, the applicant should submit a research proposal that includes: (1) a cover letter identifying the proposed research topic and the names of the two faculty mentors, (2) a current CV, (3) a research proposal not longer than five pages including figures and references, and (4) one paper that exemplifies the applicant’s research. Preference will be given to proposals that include interdisciplinary research spanning multiple research areas within SESE. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted separately.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment, but received no earlier than 2013. Applicants who received their Ph.D. prior to 2013 will not be considered.

Desired Qualifications: (1) a research proposal that demonstrates relevance, interdisciplinary merit, and potential impact of the proposed research on important questions in the field and to the mission of SESE, (2) a record of prior achievement and experience that shows the applicant’s potential to accomplish the proposed research objectives, and (3) evidence of strong verbal and written communication skills.

Application materials and any questions should be submitted by email to exppd@asu.edu, addressed to the Exploration Fellowship Committee. Applications will be considered complete only when all materials described above are received. Review of complete applications will begin on November 15, 2017. If not filled, application review will continue until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

More information about SESE can be found at: http://sese.asu.edu

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html

https://www.asu.edu/titleIX

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Job Posting: Faculty & Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions


1) Multiple Tenure-track Faculty Positions in Earth Sciences – Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

2) 4 Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions on Tectonics, Seismology, Structural Geology and Earthquake Impact Assessment in East Africa

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1) Multiple Tenure-track Faculty Positions in Earth Sciences – Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

Academia Sinica is the premier, state-funded research organization in Taiwan. The Institute of Earth Sciences (IES), one of the 31 institutes of Academia Sinica, has strong and active research programs in solid-Earth geophysics and geochemistry with state-of-the-art analytical and computational facilities. The institute also operates several field observation networks in Taiwan and other parts of Asia. Current research in IES includes seismological and geodetic studies, regional and global tectonics, geodynamics, gravity and geomagnetic analysis, high pressure mineral physics, isotope geochemistry, orogeny, igneous and metamorphic petrology, cosmochemistry, and marine geochemistry. We invite outstanding candidates to apply for several tenure-track faculty positions at all levels of seniority. The positions are open to all research areas that strengthen or complement the aforementioned fields, and we especially encourage applicants with expertise in geochemistry, mineral physics, and tectonics. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree and an excellent record of independent research. Interested applicants please send a curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, three or more names of references (with affiliation and contact information), and a research plan to shewen@gate.sinica.edu.tw. Review of the applications will begin on October 1, 2017, and continue until the positions are filled. For more detailed information about IES, please visit http://www.earth.sinica.edu.tw.

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2) 4 Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions on Tectonics, Seismology, Structural Geology and Earthquake Impact Assessment in East Africa

Applications are invited for a series of four Research Associate positions in Tectonics, Seismology, Structural Geology and Earthquake Impact Assessment within the recently funded Global Challenges project on Seismic Resilience in East Africa (PREPARE). Developing countries in East Africa are at high seismic risk because traditional masonry structures are unreinforced and seismically vulnerable and large earthquakes of M7.0 or greater can occur along the East African Rift. Conventionally, seismic hazard assessment is carried out using an instrumental earthquake catalogue alone, but in a region of slow strain, such as East Africa, the catalogue is short in duration in comparison with average recurrence periods of large faults (e.g. 50 years versus thousands of years). In developing countries, the lack of basic information is particularly acute. The critical knowledge gap in research and practice lies in: (1) accuracy of tectonic earthquake source models, from which seismic hazard maps and seismic design spectra are derived, and (2) seismic vulnerability of bespoke constructions in East Africa.

The Research Associate in Seismology (Geophysics Group, School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol) will initially focus on assessing seismic hazards based on existing instrument catalogues.  However, it is hoped that temporary networks will be installed to improve coverage and lower detection levels for seismicity. This may involve fieldwork to deploy instruments in southern Malawi. In conjunction with other postdocs mapping faulting and ground motion using geodetic measurements, this information will be used to redefine the tectonic earthquake source models for the region. There is flexibility in the scope of the hazard assessment, with the ultimate goal of seisimic hazard assessment across the entire East Africa Rift System.

The closing date for applications is Oct 1st and interviews are expected to be held in the week of October 16th.

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/find/details.html?nPostingID=6393&nPostingTargetID=25594&option=30&sort=ASC&respnr=4&ID=Q50FK026203F3VBQBV7V77V83&Resultsperpage=10&lg=UK&mask=uobext

This Research Associate in Tectonics (Geophysics Group, School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol) will focus on strain mapping in the amagmatic Malawi Rift, using data from the Sentinel-1 satellite and reoccupying a network of 10 campaign GPS sites established in 2016.  The high-resolution maps of the surface strain field will address questions regarding which branch of the rift is active, the degree of strain localization and the distribution between border faults. In conjunction with the postdocs mapping faulting and seismicity, this information will be used to redefine the tectonic earthquake source models for the region. There is flexibility between postdoc positions, and depending on workload and interest, the postdoc could also get involved in using high resolution DEMs from satellite data to map fault scarps in the region, and with other countries in the East African Rift

The closing date for applications is Oct 1st and interviews are expected to be held in the week of October 16th.

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/find/details.html?nPostingID=6392&nPostingTargetID=25578&option=30&sort=ASC&respnr=4&ID=Q50FK026203F3VBQBV7V77V83&Resultsperpage=10&lg=UK&mask=uobext

The Research Associate in Structural Geology (Solid Earth Group, School of Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Cardiff) will focus on fault mapping, based on existing maps and new fieldwork in the southern East African Rift. Although geological maps exist for Malawi, these are at regional to national scale, and generally focus on lithological distribution. Thus, the RA will use existing geological and geophysical data to create a national fault map, and refine this map through new fieldwork. Detailed field mapping and sampling of fault zones will also address questions on the degree to which the current fault system is reactivating older faults, shear zones, and fabrics. This work involves modern techniques at a range of scales, including Structure from Motion and Scanning Electron Microscopy. Depending on time, the project may also involve other countries in the East African Rift.

In conjunction with other RAs mapping strain and seismicity, the fault mapping information will be used to redefine the tectonic earthquake source models for the region. There is flexibility between RA positions, and depending on workload and interest, the RA could also get involved in using high resolution Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) from satellite data to map fault scarps in the region.

The closing date for applications is Sept 29th and interviews are expected to be held in the week of October 16th.

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs. Search for 6421BR.

The Research Associate in Earthquake Impact Assessment (Earthquake and Geotechnical Engineering Group, Queen’s School of Engineering, University of Bristol) will implement a comprehensive earthquake risk impact assessment methodology, consisting of seismic hazard, exposure, and vulnerability modules, and develop and maintain decision-support computer software tools for assessing earthquake risk impact in East African countries. You will also extend the developed earthquake risk impact assessment method to consider other earthquake-induced hazards, such as liquefaction and landslide. In close collaboration with other team members and project partners in East African countries, you will produce seismic hazard-risk maps, site-specific seismic design spectra, and seismic design guidelines.

The closing date for applications is September 17th

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/find/details.html?nPostingID=6431&nPostingTargetID=26214&option=28&sort=DESC&respnr=1&ID=Q50FK026203F3VBQBV7V77V83&LOV5=8070&LOV3=8488&Resultsperpage=10&lg=UK&mask=uobext.

In addition to these duties, the Research Associates will be expected to produce work of publishable quality for appropriate high-quality peer-reviewed journals, present papers at national and international meetings and contribute to the development of collaborative research grants.

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