Job Posting: NSF Section Head, Museum Director, USGS Mendenhall Fellowships, Assistant/Associate Positions, Postdoc and Grad Student opportunities


1) Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum Director – Penn State University

2) Assistant Professor Structural Geology – Northern Arizona University
3) Assistant Professor in Earth-Surface Process Modeling – University of Colorado Boulder
4) Three Assistant or Associate Professor Positions in Sedimentology & Stratigraphy /  Geodynamics / Geology/Geophysics – University of Houston
5) Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Sedimentary Geology – University of New Mexico
6) Assistant or Associate Professor position – University of Utah, Salt Lake City
7) Graduate position in Experimental Petrology – University of Utah, Salt Lake City
8) Two PhD positions in Surface Processes – Colorado School of Mines
9) Chaired position – SMU Dallas
10) NSF Section Head for Marine Geosciences – National Science Foundation (NSF) Alexandria, VA
11) Grad student & Post-doc Opportunities –  University of Hawaii
12) USGS Mendenhall Fellowship Opportunities 

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1) Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum Director – Penn State University

The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) at Penn State’s University Park campus is seeking a Director who will promote the mission of the EMS Museum and Gallery, namely “to preserve and promote the diverse collections of Penn State’s College of Earth & Mineral Sciences by serving as an informed resource for science and art education.”

The EMS museum possesses a world-class collection of mineral and rock specimens, original artwork of historic significance (including the noteworthy Steidle Collection of American Industrial Art), and significant collections of fossils, ceramics, glass, and artifacts of science and industry. The museum is currently in the process of applying for accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums. The responsibilities for this position include: oversight of the collections; development of exhibits that reflect the expertise and research innovations of the College’s five departments and three institutes; writing and managing successful grant proposals to develop and care for the collections, exhibits, and technical projects; partnering with the Office of Development to coordinate development and revenue-generating activities to foster the museum’s growth; supervision of museum staff and volunteers; maintaining up-to-date web content; participation in the teaching and research mission of the College; creation of K-12 educational materials and programs; and community outreach.

The directorship is a fixed-term multiyear academic position open to all ranks, with excellent prospects for renewal beyond the initial appointment. The Director is expected to hold a terminal degree appropriate for their field of expertise at the time of appointment. Faculty appointment in one of the College’s academic departments (Geosciences, Geography, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Energy and Mineral Engineering) is possible. To apply, please upload 1) a cover letter and concise vision statement for the EMS Museum and Gallery, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) the names and contact information of at least three referees.

We will begin reviewing applications December 1, 2018 and will continue to receive and review applications until the position is filled. For additional information on the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences go to www.ems.psu.edu. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application materials or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering excellence in diversity and equity as well as engagement in creating an inclusive workplace environment.

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2) Assistant Professor Structural Geology – Northern Arizona University

Job Description

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in structural geology.
  • Study deformational processes and structures within the Earth with potential applications to tectonic processes.
  • Mentor PhD, MS, and undergraduate students in geosciences.
  • Provide excellent instruction in undergraduate- and graduate-level lectures and labs, particularly related to structural geology (GLG-435 and GLG-542) and field courses (GLG-240 and GLG-440C).
  • Contribute to a positive working environment with a culturally diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.
  • Provide service to NAU as appropriate for a new assistant professor.

Minimum Qualifications

  • An earned PhD in geosciences conferred by start date of August 19, 2019.
  • A minimum of one peer-reviewed publication in the broad field of structural geology.
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Research experience in structural geology at the post-doctoral and/or assistant professor level.
  • A publication record and extramural funding commensurate with time since PhD.
  • Interdisciplinary focus that supplements traditional field-based structural geology research with additional analytic, computational, and/or statistical techniques.
  • One or more of the following
  •      – University teaching experience
  •      – Evidence of effective teaching of upper-division undergraduate- and graduate-level courses Training in educational pedagogy.
  •      – Experience mentoring students at the undergraduate and graduate level in research.
  •      – Research interests complementary to current SESES faculty.
  •      – Experience working with and interacting with people from culturally and academically diverse backgrounds.

Submission Deadline

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on 11/9/2018.

How to Apply

To view the original post and to apply, proceed to nau.jobs, follow the ‘Faculty and Administrator Openings’ links, locate vacancy 603767, and then “Apply” at the bottom of the new page. Application must include an attachment that contains: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) a statement of research interests; and (5) names and contact information for three references. Save all items, in the order stated, as a single PDF or Word document.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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3) Assistant Professor in Earth-Surface Process Modeling – University of Colorado Boulder

Apply here:  https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=13976

The Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) and Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System (CSDMS) at the University of Colorado invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Computational Earth-Surface Process Modeling, with an August 2019 start. CSDMS is an NSF-sponsored facility that supports modeling and prediction of erosion, transport, and deposition of sediment in landscapes and sedimentary basins over a broad range of environments and time and space scales. The candidate will join a team at INSTAAR at the University of Colorado, Boulder, responsible for promoting the growth of CSDMS by developing multidisciplinary and international collaboration in support of earth surface processes modeling. We seek a scientist who takes advantage of new opportunities in computing and remote sensing to advance understanding of landscape, coastal, and/or seascape geomorphology and sediment dynamics. Disciplinary areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to: modeling of terrestrial, coastal, cryospheric, and/or marine processes; use of high-resolution topographic data to test process models; earth surface interactions with the climate system; modeling human impacts; high-performance computing; and community scientific software development.

CSDMS is hosted at INSTAAR. The new assistant professor would be rostered in the Research & Innovation Office (RIO) and also become a tenure-track professor in one of INSTAAR’s affiliated academic departments and programs that best suits their training and interests (Geological Sciences; Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering; Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences; Computer Science).

A strong commitment to teaching, and mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to outreach activities, is expected. The candidate is expected to engage in development of coursework in his or her area of research expertise, and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level in the home department. Incorporation of computing skills in undergraduate and graduate curricula is desirable.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in geosciences, engineering, or related field at the time of appointment. We seek a strong team player with excellent communication and networking skills, who is focused on achieving multidisciplinary research goals. We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender, and ethnic perspectives to CSDMS and the University of Colorado campus community.

Applications received by 26 November 2018 will receive full consideration.

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4) Three Assistant or Associate Professor Positions in Sedimentology & Stratigraphy /  Geodynamics / Geology/Geophysics – University of Houston

The University of Houston Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences is hiring three faculty at the assistant professor level. The department seeks any applicant who can enhance the departmental research and teaching strengths in Earth and planetary dynamics, energy and Earth resource exploration, and Earth surface and atmospheric systems. In particular, we are focused on hiring in the general fields below.

Position in Sedimentology & Stratigraphy (Assistant Professor)

We invite applications in the general field of sedimentology and stratigraphy. We are interested in applicants who can address significant questions in Earth science including those related to sea-level change, coastal resiliency, carbonate systems, evolution of the oceans, and climate change. Candidates with skills integrating field, lab, numerical, and/or physical modeling approaches are especially sought. Apply at: https://uhs.taleo.net/careersection/ex2_uhf/jobdetail.ftl?job=FAC000722&tz=GMT-05%3A00

Position in Geodynamics (Assistant or Associate Professor)

We invite applications from scientists who bridge conventional geological and geophysical disciplines to research dynamic processes in the solid Earth and/or planets. We are interested in candidates whose cross-disciplinary research will enhance or expand departmental strengths that include deep-Earth structure, thermal evolution, crust and mantle dynamics, orogenesis, planetary evolution and dynamics, and/or basin evolution. Apply at: https://uhs.taleo.net/careersection/ex2_uhf/jobdetail.ftl?job=FAC000723&tz=GMT-05%3A00

Position in Geology/Geophysics (Assistant or Associate Professor)

We invite applicants in the general field of sedimentary basin analysis who bridge geological and geophysical disciplines. Areas of desirable research include, but are not limited to, structure, stratigraphy, rock mechanics, seismicity, geohistory, and fluid/rock interactions. We encourage individuals who integrate surface and 3D subsurface data sets to answer fundamental questions concerning linked tectonic and sedimentary processes and their relationship to natural resources. Apply at: https://uhs.taleo.net/careersection/ex2_uhf/jobdetail.ftl?job=FAC000733&tz=GMT-05%3A00

The successful candidates are expected to build active collaborations within and outside the university, to develop externally funded research programs that are internationally recognized, to teach graduate and undergraduate level courses that bridge theory and practical applications in the geosciences, and to use their research to enhance experiential learning at UH. Consideration of candidates at the Associate Professor level will be considered in exceptional circumstances. The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Furthermore, we welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Our institution is located in the energy and space capital of the world with potential collaborative opportunities in the nearby academic, federal, and industrial sectors. More information about the department can be found at http://www.uh.edu/nsm/earth-atmospheric/.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Earth Science or a related field at the time of the appointment. Candidates should submit: 1) a statement of teaching and research interests, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a list of at least 3 possible references and their contact information. Applications should be submitted online through https://jobs.uh.edu/. A background check is required prior to interviewing. The application deadline for each position is December 5th, 2018.

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5) Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Sedimentary Geology – University of New Mexico

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the broad field of Sedimentary Geology with demonstrated research expertise that complements existing departmental strengths (see epswww.unm.edu). The position is a full-time, probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision. We are interested in candidates who use field, laboratory, and/or quantitative methods to understand sedimentary geology and/or sedimentary systems.

A complete application must include 4 items all combined as a single document: (1) a cover letter, (2) three statements that illustrate prior experience and interest in: a) teaching, b) research, c) commitment to supporting diversity, equity & inclusion in a highly diverse campus community; (3) a curriculum vitae; and (4) the names, addresses, email and telephone numbers of three references. Items must be submitted electronically to UNM Jobs (https://unm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=6930&site=14). For best consideration, all materials must be received by January 7, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

For questions regarding the application process please contact Paula Pascetti (pascetti@unm.edu), Search Coordinator, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (505 277-1633).

The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences is committed to building an excellent, diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body. In addition to the highest standards of scholarship, teaching, and professional activity, successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities. The University of New Mexico is the largest and most comprehensive of the state’s institutions of higher education and is both a Carnegie Very High Research University and a federally designated Hispanic- Serving Institution. Located in Albuquerque, the largest metropolitan area in the state, UNM features a growing campus that reflects the cultures and diversity of the Southwest and fosters an excellent work and learning environment for its faculty and students. For more about Albuquerque, visit https://advance.unm.edu/why-abq/. The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences has a faculty of 19 and offers undergraduate degrees in Earth and Planetary Sciences and Environmental Science, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Earth and Planetary Sciences.

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6) Assistant or Associate Professor position – University of Utah, Salt Lake City

The Department of Geology & Geophysics at the University of Utah seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in geodesy or remote sensing beginning fall 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally visible, externally funded research program and teach departmental courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. We will consider candidates in a broad range of specialties in geodesy and remote sensing. Example specialties include: GPS, InSAR, gravity, Lidar, multi-band and hyperspectral imaging. We particularly welcome candidates who contribute to the existing departmental strengths, especially in one or more of three broad topical areas in which future growth is envisioned: (1) Surface Processes and Hazards, (2) Sustainable Resource Science and Engineering, and (3) Earth and Planetary Evolution. The Department of Geology & Geophysics is housed in the state-of-the-art Sutton Building, a sustainably-designed building with modern research and teaching facilities. Related campus research infrastructure includes the University of Utah Seismograph Stations, the Global Change and Sustainability Center, the Center for High Performance Computing, the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, and the Department of Geography. Opportunities also exist within the college for collaboration with the Departments of Mining Engineering, Atmospheric Sciences, and Metallurgical Engineering. Evaluation of applications will begin on December 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, candidates should submit (1) statement of interest, (2) summary of current research activities and future research and funding plans, (3) teaching statement describing teaching philosophy and proposed courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels for the University of Utah, (4) diversity statement describing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and the mentoring of diverse students and junior colleagues, (5) curriculum vitae, and (6) names and contact information for five referees. Research and teaching statements should be limited to four pages each. All documents must be upload and submitted via the University of Utah’s employment porthole: https://employment.utah.edu. Specific questions about the position should be directed to M. Thorne [michael.thorne@utah.edu]. More Information about the Department of Geology and Geophysics can be found at: http://www.earth.utah.edu.

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7) Graduate position in Experimental petrology – University of Utah, Salt Lake City

The Department of Geology and Geophysics at University of Utah in Salt Lake City seeks a highly motivated student with an interest in pursuing graduate studies in experimental petrology.

The student will join a recently established high pressure – high temperature laboratory. Potential areas of research include, but are not limited to, magma genesis in the upper mantle, role of mantle heterogeneity, magma migration and melt-rock reactions.

Detailed program information and application procedure can be obtained from the department website (https://www.earth.utah.edu/future-students/future_graduate.php). Application Deadline is Jan 15th, 2019.

Come join us and enjoy Utah’s Life Elevated!

For more information, please contact Dr. Sarah Lambart (sarah.lambart@utah.edu)

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8) Two PhD positions in Surface Processes – Colorado School of Mines

Hi all,

I am recruiting one to two PhD students to join my new surface processes research group at the Colorado School of Mines this coming Fall, 2019. Possible project ideas include the following, but I am also happy to discuss other topics with interested students.

Examining the effects of vegetation, land use and lithology on hillslope sediment transport after wildfire.

Combining experimental field data with numerical modeling, high resolution topographic analysis and theory development to refine our understanding of the statistical representations and underlying physics of long distance particle motion and interactions with topographic roughness.

Examining the relative contributions and timescales of post-fire sediment transport processes and landscape response using short-lived radionuclides (e.g., Be-7 and Cs-137).

Developing the use of seismic and acoustic techniques to study stochastic or ‘patchy’ geomorphic processes (e.g., rock fall and bioturbation by trees or animals) and to measure substrate characteristics relevant to the effects of biota on sediment transport (e.g., root density, soil saturation and cohesion).

Characterizing seismic wave attenuation properties at geomorphically active field settings and examining how attenuation may evolve over individual sediment transport or mass movement events.

I welcome applications from highly motivated students who possess or are committed to developing strong quantitative and/or computational skills. I am also dedicated to promoting diverse perspectives and an inclusive culture in both my research group and the broader STEM community. Students with non-traditional or underrepresented backgrounds and/or a passion for advancing equity and accessibility in STEM are therefore especially encouraged to apply.

Interested students should contact me at droth@mines.edu to discuss application details, project ideas, and any other questions. I will also be at the 2018 AGU fall meeting and am happy to meet potential students in person. More information can be found at

https://geology.mines.edu/project/danica-roth/

Thanks,

Danica Roth
Assistant Professor (Starting January, 2019)
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
Colorado School of Mines

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9) Chaired position – SMU Dallas

The Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences announces a search to fill a named tenured professorship honoring C.W. Matthews. We are seeking mid-career applicants with active research programs in the area of the dynamics of fluid-rock interaction. The cross-disciplinary nature of fluid-rock interaction is such that the successful candidate may apply techniques from petrology, hydrology, general geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, or economic geology. The successful applicant will exhibit the ability to (1) maintain programs with external funds obtained from a diverse portfolio of funding agencies, (2) oversee professional staff, and (3) mentor students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The successful applicant will have a commitment to full participation in the educational mission of the department, which is to provide professional training in the Earth Sciences in a liberal arts environment. As the third holder of the Chair, which was established in 1979, the successful candidate must demonstrate strong potential to strengthen and expand the existing departmental research focus. The current focus includes research on problems in the national interest such as natural hazards, earthquake seismology – including induced seismicity, nuclear test ban treaty monitoring, natural resources such as geothermal energy and problems in global environmental change.

Applications can be submitted electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/55725. Applicants should include a curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and contact information for three references. To insure full consideration, applications must be received by January 15, 2019, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its decisions after the position is filled. Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment.

Southern Methodist University (SMU) will not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, education activity, or admissions on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU’s commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX1 Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, including the prohibition of sex discrimination under Title IX. The Executive Director/Title IX Coordinator may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may also be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.

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10) NSF Section Head for Marine Geosciences – National Science Foundation (NSF) Alexandria, VA

Position Announcement – Section Head, Marine Geosciences Section, Division of Ocean Sciences, National Science Foundation (NSF) Alexandria, VA

NSF’s Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) seeks candidates for the position of Section Head, Marine Geosciences Section in the Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE). The Section Head serves as a member of the Division leadership team and as the Directorate’s principal spokesperson in the areas of marine geology, marine geophysics, and chemical oceanography research. Accountable to the Division Director, Division of Ocean Sciences, for successful performance of the Marine Geosciences Section in meeting NSF, GEO, and OCE organizational goals. Specifically, this entails the overall planning, management, and commitment of budgeted funds for the Section, which includes the Chemical Oceanography and Marine Geology and Geophysics Programs.

For full details of the position announcement please see:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/511870400

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11) Grad student & Post-doc Opportunities –  University of Hawaii

Volcano construction and lithospheric flexure along the Hawaiian-Emperor hotspot track: A POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER in seismology is sought to work on projects involving wide-angle, active-source seismic data collected on arrays of ocean bottom seismographs, including tomographic analyses for imaging the crust and upper mantle. The successful applicant will integrate results and interpretations with those of a companion multi-channel seismic reflection study led by collaborators at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Skills and experience in active-source seismology are desired. Contact Robert Dunn: dunnr@hawaii.edu. See more details at: https://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/dunn-geophysical-laboratory/home

A GRADUATE STUDENT interested in geodynamic modeling is sought to study the the time-dependent growth of the volcanic loads and resulting mechanical response of the oceanic lithosphere. This student will the incorporate seismic results with computer simulations of lithospheric flexing under the load of the volcanoes to address issues related to geomagnetic observations as well as lithosphere rheology. Applicants should have a strong background in math and physics; experience in computer modeling and programming is desirable. Contact Garrett Ito gito@hawaii.edu & Paul Wessel pwessel@hawaii.edu.

Absolute plate motion over moving hotspots: A GRADUATE STUDENT is sought to work on new methodologies to constrain absolute plate motion (APM) models, using a variety of geophysical data, and investigate the range of plume motion and true polar wander allowed by current data. Applicants should have good preparation in math and physics; experience in computer programming and data analysis is desirable. Contact Paul Wessel pwessel@hawaii.edu. Apply via: http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/admissions/gg_admissions.html

Tectonic reorganizations of the North Atlantic south of Iceland: A GRADUATE STUDENT is sought who is interested in participating on a marine geophysical research cruise in Summer 2019 and working on magnetic anomaly, gravity and multibeam data to understand the tectonic evolution of the seafloor spreading system south of Iceland (the Reykjanes Ridge). A focus will be on how transform faults and other ridge axis discontinuities form, evolve and are eliminated. Applicants should have a good understanding of plate tectonic theory and background in math and physics; experience in computer programming is desirable. Contact Fernando Martinez: fernando@hawaii.edu.

Prospective students should apply via: http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/admissions/gg_admissions.html

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12) USGS Mendenhall Fellowship Opportunities

  • USGS Mendenhall Post-doctoral Fellowship to study “Earthquake-related land-level changes and their cascading consequences in Cascadia and elsewhere”.

Within seconds to minutes, megathrust earthquakes may cause land-level changes along hundreds of kilometers of coastline and inundation equivalent to hundreds of years of sea level rise. These perturbed coastal lands will continue to evolve over many decades, while adjusting to coseismic slip, secondary faulting, shallow material responses, and mantle processes. The plate convergence and interface locking that lead to megathrust earthquakes also cause slowly evolving surface uplift and subsidence. These often-overlooked land-level changes will affect tidal and tsunami runup, stream and river gradients, surface and groundwater drainage, flooding potential, coastal ecosystems, sedimentation and erosion, and coastal and off-shore infrastructure. The USGS seeks a post-doctoral Fellow to conduct research needed to assess and prepare for the hazards and risks associated with earthquake-generated land-level changes and the cascade of phenomena they initiate.

This Fellow would be stationed at the USGS’s Earthquake Science Center field office at the University of Washington in Seattle. Info about Mendenhall Fellowships generally is at https://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/, about this opportunity is at https://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/opps/2019/17-3%20Gomberg.htm, or contact Joan Gomberg, (206) 616-5581, gomberg@usgs.gov. Fellowship proposals are due January 18, 2019.

  • USGS Mendenhall Fellowship Opportunity – Cascadia Marine Geohazards

We are currently recruiting Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow for our project on Marine Geohazards of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, with three general areas of interest: the relationship of Quaternary sediment distribution and stratigraphy to seafloor processes and earthquake history; links between tectonic geomorphology, upper plate structure, and deeper subduction processes; and the influence of fluids and 3D structural interactions on the mechanics of subduction zone forearcs.

A full description of the opportunity is available here:
General information about the Mendenhall Fellowship program:
An info flyer about our Marine Geohazards project:

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact me or one of the other research advisors associated with this project prior to putting together their research proposal.

Cheers,

Jenna
Dr. Jenna C. Hill
Research Geologist
U.S. Geological Survey
Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center
Santa Cruz, CA
831.460.7463

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

Job Posting: Faculty Position, Department Chair, Director UTIG, Lab Technician Position, Postdoc Fellowship

1) Assistant Professor of Geophysics – Oregon State University
2) Laboratory Technician position – Texas A&M
3) Director of the University of Texas at Austin Institute for Geophysics
4) Killam Post-Doc Fellowships – Dalhousie University
5) Department Chair   – LSU Geology and Geophysics

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1) Assistant Professor of Geophysics – Oregon State University

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position.

We seek an early career geophysicist who will complement existing areas of strength in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS). The successful candidate will be a field-oriented colleague who has a deep understanding of the underlying geological and physical principles and the imagination to address a wide range of problems on a variety of temporal and spatial scales using seismology, MT/EM or other geophysical techniques. Possible research foci include near-surface/environmental geophysics, crust and mantle processes, tectonics, volcanology, marine geophysics, hydrogeophysics, natural hazard characterization and mitigation, and natural resource exploration.

The successful candidate is expected to teach in both lower- and upper-division courses in the undergraduate Earth Sciences program, as well as graduate courses in their specialty. The successful candidate is also expected to develop a vibrant, externally funded research program and contribute to mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. Oregon State University’s (OSU’s) Solid Earth Geophysics program has a strong international reputation and a history of creative research and teaching that crosses disciplinary boundaries in the geosciences and allied fields such as engineering, forestry and water resources.

For additional information, see: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/65702

Application deadline: Dec. 1, 2018

Feel free to contact Search Committee Chair Shanaka de Silva (desilvas_at_geo.oregonstate.edu) or Search Committee members Robert Harris (rharris_at_ceoas.oregonstate.edu), Andrew Meigs (meigsa_at_geo.oregonstate.edu), Adam Schulz (adam_at_coas.oregonstate.edu) or Anne Tréhu (trehu_at_coas.oregonstate.edu) with questions about this position.

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2) Laboratory Technician position – Texas A&M

The John W. Handin Experimental Rock Deformation Laboratory at Texas A&M University invites application for a technical support position (with a title of either Research Specialist I or Research Associate). Please see below for the detailed job description and application processes.

Position Title

Research Specialist I (R-013314)

Job Description

The Research Specialist will provide technical support of research and education activities in the John W. Handin Experimental Rock Deformation Laboratory of the Center for Tectonophysics, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Texas A&M University (https://tectono.tamu.edu/facilities/john-w-handin-laboratory). In addition, the Research Specialist will be responsible for maintaining the unique high-pressure materials-testing instruments and ancillary equipment in the laboratory, and ensure safe work practices and compliance with University rules. Responsibilities include purchasing, the design, construction, and commissioning of new instrumentation, technical instruction of students and visiting scientists, the management of IT and data archiving, and assisting in the development of teaching materials. The successful candidate will have some experience (and willingness to learn) the following: the operation and maintenance of electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and servo-control systems, interfacing electronic and mechanical systems, computer data acquisition, and computer-aided design (CAD) of mechanical and other systems.

Expected Qualifications

Candidates for this position must meet minimum qualifications of (1) a bachelor’s degree and (2) four years of relevant professional experience (which can include postgraduate education and work experience; a Master’s degree is equivalent to two years of experience). Relevant degrees include engineering, physics, materials science, geology, geophysics, or other appropriate field.

Position Title

Research Associate (R-013316)

Job Description

The Research Associate will provide technical support of research and education activities in the John W. Handin Experimental Rock Deformation Laboratory of the Center for Tectonophysics, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Texas A&M University (https://tectono.tamu.edu/facilities/john-w-handin-laboratory). In addition, the Research Associate will be responsible for maintaining the unique high-pressure materials-testing instruments and ancillary equipment in the laboratory, and ensure safe work practices and compliance with University rules. Responsibilities include purchasing, the design, construction, and commissioning of new instrumentation, technical instruction of students and visiting scientists, the management of IT and data archiving, and assisting in the development of teaching materials. The successful candidate will have some knowledge of (and willingness to learn) the following: the operation and maintenance of electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and servo-control systems, interfacing electronic and mechanical systems, computer data acquisition, and computer-aided design (CAD) of mechanical and other systems.

Expected Qualifications

Candidates for this position must meet minimum qualifications of (1) a bachelor’s degree and (2) two years of relevant professional experience (which can include postgraduate education and work experience; a Master’s degree is equivalent to two years of experience). Relevant degrees include engineering, physics, materials science, geology, geophysics, or other appropriate field.

Application Procedure

Please submit your application online at:

https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TAMU_External/job/College-Station-TAMU/Research-Specialist-I_R-013314-1(for Research Specialist I)

https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TAMU_External/job/College-Station-TAMU/Research-Associate_R-013316-1 (for Research Associate).

The complete application must include (1) a cover letter, (2) a resume or CV, (3) educational records (e.g., transcript) and (4) names and contact information of at least 3 references. Review of applications will start on October 29, 2018. Start date will be flexible but anticipated by February 1, 2019.

For questions or further information about job description, please contact Hiroko Kitajima at kitaji@tamu.edu.

Hiroko Kitajima

Assistant Professor
Department of Geology and Geophysics
Center for Tectonophysics
Texas A&M University
MS3115 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3115 USA
E-mail: kitaji@tamu.edu
Tel: +1-979-458-2717

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3) Director of the University of Texas at Austin Institute for Geophysics

The Institute for Geophysics at the University of Texas at Austin (UTIG), one of the three principal units in the Jackson School of Geosciences, seeks applications for the position of Director, which may include a concurrent faculty appointment in the Department of Geological Sciences (qualifications for faculty position must be commensurate with rank). UTIG is a world leader in expeditionary-scale geophysical research, numerical modeling and computational-enabled discovery, conducting research in four broad themes: climate; energy; marine geosciences, seismology and tectonophysics; and polar and planetary geophysics. It has a staff of about 75 research scientists and support staff. Both graduate and undergraduate students play important roles in the UTIG research mission. The science vision of the Institute is described in more detail at http://ig.utexas.edu/utig-science-vision-plan/.

An accomplished leader is sought to provide strategic vision and outstanding operational management, to foster high-quality research programs, and to guide the UTIG community to the next level of accomplishment and impact.  The UTIG Director will maintain and strengthen the culture of collaboration and innovation in the Jackson School of Geosciences, expand the reputation of the institute, promote diversity within the institute and demonstrate commitment to a high-quality student experience.

The ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D. in a relevant scientific field (e.g., geology, geophysics, oceanography, planetary sciences, etc.), and will have experience in the administration of complex organizations and research programs, a demonstrated record of high-quality research and publications, and excellence in people management and communication skills. Involvement in international and/or large federal programs, and leadership in academic and professional activities is desired.

An applicant should submit a letter of interest, a vision statement (including your perspectives on how to advance both scholarly excellence and diversity in the workplace at UTIG), CV, and list of four references (with titles and email addresses) electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/56029. Additionally a resume must be submitted at the UT Austin Jobs website: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/180920010382. Questions should be directed to Dr. Gail Christeson or Dr. Sean Gulick, co-chairs, UTIG Director Search Committee at gail@ig.utexas.edu and sean@ig.utexas.edu. References will only be contacted with permission of the candidates.

Review of applications will commence on Jan. 15, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The desired target date for the new director to assume duties is Sept. 1, 2019.

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4) Killam Post-Doc Fellowships – Dalhousie University

The Department of Earth Science at Dalhousie University announces a call for applications for the Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships.  Fellowships are awarded annually at Dalhousie University to recently graduated Canadian or International scholars of superior academic research ability in any discipline, who have not obtained their PhD degree from Dalhousie, and have obtained their degrees no earlier than Jan 1, 2017.

Approximately 5 new fellowships are awarded annually at the university level. The fellowships are tenable for two years and currently valued at $45,000 annually including full benefits and a travel allowance for transportation to and from Halifax, a one-time research allowance ($3,000) and a conference travel grant ($1,000).

Applications for the Fellowship involve the development of a research proposal in collaboration with Department faculty, who should be first contacted to determine their interest.  For information on the application process, see:

https://www.dal.ca/dept/killam-laureates/how-to-apply/postdoctoral-fellowships.html

https://www.dal.ca/faculty/gradstudies/postdoctoral/prospective/postdoctoral-fellowships.html

For information on the Department of Earth Science, please see:

https://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/earth-sciences.html

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5) Department Chair   – LSU Geology and Geophysics

Opening for Department Chair, LSU Geology and Geophysics

https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU/job/LSU—Baton-Rouge/Department-Chair-of-Geology-and-Geophysics_R00029477

The Department of Geology and Geophysics on the beautiful campus of Louisiana State University is seeking an outstanding research-oriented geologist to serve as Department Chair. This tenured appointment will be at the level of full professor. Our department has a demographically and topically diverse group of 19 tenured and tenure-track faculty members and is one of the top geology programs in the Southeastern US. The Department offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Geology and has multiple research initiatives across the campus. It has benefited from our highly supportive alumni who have generously endowed our field camp, faculty chairs and professorships, and undergraduate/graduate research programs. We seek an outside candidate with an international reputation, a record of strong and continued research funding, and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education that will enhance the Department.

Required Qualifications: The candidate must have a Ph.D. in the field of geosciences, as well as an excellent record of scholarship, significant external research funding, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Applicants with leadership experience and prior success in fundraising and development are particularly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: The Chair will provide strong academic leadership in the planning and administration of graduate and undergraduate programs in Geology and Geophysics; assist the entire faculty in developing a viable strategic vision and seek new initiatives; direct the promotion and tenure process; teach courses (at a reduced load) and maintain an externally funded research program; work with the LSU Foundation in fundraising and maintain and build upon our strong traditional relationship with industry; and report to the Dean of the College of Science.

Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:

Applications must be submitted via LSU’s online application system by January 28, 2019 to receive fullest consideration. Attach ALL documents under the Resume/CV section of your application. Applicants must provide a curriculum vita and three professional references including name and contact information. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application. However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.

Sam Bentley, PhD, PG

Associate Dean for Research, College of Science
Professor and Billy and Ann Harrison Chair in Sedimentary Geology
Department of Geology and Geophysics
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA 70803
(+1)225-578-4206 (College)
(+1)225-773-5217 (cell)
Orcid Profile
Google Scholar Profile
sjb@lsu.edu

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Job Posting: Faculty, Postdoc, and PhD opportunities


1) Two postdoctoral researcher positions in active-source seismology – JAMSTEC, Yokohama Japan
2) Faculty Position in Geochemistry – Cornell University
3) Two Assistant Professor Positions in Volcanology – University at Buffalo
4) Two Tenure Track Assistant Professor positions – University of Florida
5) Geoscience Lecturer Position – Boise State University
6) Assistant Professor Position igneous and/or metamorphic petrology – Idaho State University
7) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Earth History – School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria
8) 2019 ASU Exploration Postdoctoral Fellowship in Earth and Space Science – Arizona State University
9) PhD opportunity – Montclair State University
10) Tenure Track Position – Biology Department, WHOI

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1) Two postdoctoral researcher positions in active-source seismology – JAMSTEC, Yokohama Japan

The Structural Seismology Group in Center for Earthquake and Tsunami (CEAT), JAMSTEC invites applications for two Postdoctoral Researcher positions working for a research project entitled “Subduction Zone Observation and Monitoring for Hazard Mitigation”. This project is an integrated seismogenic zone research project through seismic surveys, seafloor observations, and monitoring earthquakes and tsunamis. Applicants are expected to study structures of subduction seismogenic zones around Japan, such as the Nankai Trough and Japan Trench, using active-source seismic data from multichannel seismic reflection surveys and/or OBS wide-angle seismic surveys conducted by JAMSTEC research vessels KAIREI and KAIMEI.

A deadline of the application is November 15, 2018. We expect to start this position from April 1, 2019.

Please refer to the website (http://www.jamstec.go.jp/e/about/recruit/ceat_20181002.html) for details about this postdoc position

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2) Faculty Position in Geochemistry – Cornell University

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) at Cornell University invites Early Career Scientists to apply for an open faculty appointment in geochemistry. We seek candidates who will complement the existing strengths of the department. We encourage candidates who combine field, analytical, experimental, and/or modeling approaches to solve geologic problems. The applicant is expected to develop and implement independent, externally-funded research programs, advise students, facilitate interdisciplinary research, and to participate fully in departmental teaching mission and service.

The position is one of a series of new appointments as part of a commitment to an exciting renewal in EAS. The candidate is expected to intellectually contribute to the broad program in the Earth Sciences including the potential for interactions with Cornell’s programs in atmospheric, ocean, and planetary sciences. In addition to facilities within the EAS, the candidate will have access to a wide variety of characterization, experimental, and computational facilities associated with Cornell’s Center for Material Research, the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, and the Center for Advanced Computing.

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 undergraduate and graduate courses and supervising students at all levels in research. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching, research interests, and contact information for three references. Statements including leadership efforts and contributions to diversity are encouraged.

The EAS Department and the College of Engineering at Cornell value diversity and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities and   genders.  We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches.

All materials must be submitted on-line at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12108. Inquiries only should be sent to egazel@cornell.edu. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018.

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3) Two Assistant Professor Positions in Volcanology – University at Buffalo

We invite applicants focused on volcanic processes, including those with expertise in: physical volcanology (especially in combining field observations of eruptive processes and products with modeling and/or experimental approaches), and in petrology, geophysics, and geochemistry as those relate to volcanic eruptions. Application to hazards and risk assessment is also highly desired.

The successful candidates will join the Department’s volcanology research group (http://arts-sciences.buffalo.edu/geology.html), which maintains interdisciplinary collaborations within UB and internationally, and will have opportunities to participate in several centers and initiatives at UB related to natural hazards, environmental sustainability, and computational sciences. In addition to state of the art laboratories, candidates will have access to the Geohazards Field Station and the UB Center for Computational Research (http://www.buffalo.edu/ccr.html). The successful candidates will be expected to develop and maintain innovative, extramurally funded research programs that build on our current research and education strengths in Climate Change, Ecosystems and Adaptation, Water and the Environment, and in Geohazards, Volcanoes and Geodynamics. The successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to teaching; teaching duties will involve core undergraduate courses and graduate level courses in the candidates’ specialties. Service to the discipline, department and/or university is expected. Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. degree at the time of appointment. The Department is committed to the importance of a diverse faculty. Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Interest in collaborative research with Department faculty as well as other departments is highly desired.

Applications must be submitted through the UB Jobs website (www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu, posting #F1800126). We will begin to review applications on Nov. 16, 2018 and continue until the positions are filled. Inquiries concerning these positions should be made to Prof. Greg Valentine (gav4@buffalo.edu).

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in geology, geophysics, geochemistry, or equivalent field at time of appointment. Demonstrated ability to develop original research hypotheses and proposals and to follow through to publication in peer reviewed journals. Demonstrated commitment to teaching.

Preferred qualifications: Interest in application of research to hazards and risk assessment is highly desired.

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4) Two Tenure Track Assistant Professor positions – University of Florida

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida (geology.ufl.edu) invites applications for TWO tenure track Assistant Professor positions with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2019. The Search Committees will begin reviewing applications for both positions on October 31, 2018 and the positions will remain open until filled. For complete information about these positions, including required qualifications and applications materials, please view the job postings at: https://facultyjobs.hr.ufl.edu/.

Timescales and Rates of Earth Processes

We are interested in candidates with the ability to quantify Earth or planetary processes at short and/or long timescales. Applicants using quantitative calibrations of time including, but not limited to: geochronology/thermochronology, stratigraphy (magneto, isotope, chemo, cyclo, or bio), or modern observation systems are encouraged to apply. Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Andrea Dutton (adutton@ufl.edu). Submit applications to: https://apply.interfolio.com/55844

Plate Margin Dynamics

We are interested in candidates with expertise in processes such as multiscale deformation, magmatism, basin evolution, and/or seismogenesis. We encourage applications from scientists who take a multidisciplinary approach to characterizing these environments, past and present. Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. John Jaeger, (jmjaeger@ufl.edu). Submit applications to: https://apply.interfolio.com/55931

The Department of Geological Sciences resides in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and includes faculty with a wide range of expertise in solid Earth and planetary processes, surface processes, paleoclimate, marine geology, and paleontology. Resources include a range of modern analytical instruments including: MC-ICP-MS, TIMS, noble gas, and stable isotope mass spectrometers, SEM, EPMA, XRD, XRF, core analysis, magnetometers, GPS, and seismometers. Researchers also have access to the HIPERGATOR 2 high-performance computing cluster.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution.

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5) Geoscience Lecturer Position – Boise State University

The Department of Geosciences at Boise State University invites applications for a permanent full-time Lectureship to begin summer, 2019. Our geoscience lecturers are responsible for delivery of critical lower-division courses (including labs) in geology, geography, and earth system science, and development and delivery of geosciences courses of broad interdisciplinary interest to the greater university community. The teaching load will be equivalent to three courses per semester including instruction, overseeing laboratory sections and teaching materials, as well as mentoring and supervising graduate student teaching assistants. In partnership with other faculty, the successful applicant will participate in curriculum discussion, development, and review, especially with respect to department-level and university-level learning outcomes associated with general education courses. The successful applicant will participate in ongoing professional development related to teaching and supporting student success, and in contributing to an inclusive campus community.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • A MS in a geoscience field at the time of appointment
  • At least two semesters of experience as the instructor of record for a lower-division undergraduate geoscience course
  • Demonstrated commitment to effective teaching and supporting student success

Applications should include a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, full CV including a listing of all courses taught, example syllabus, example assignment or class activity, example assessment, and the names and contact information of three references. All application materials must be submitted in a single PDF document. We will begin reviewing applications November 15, 2018. Questions should be e-mailed to geosearch@boisestate.edu.

The application link is:

https://boisestate.taleo.net/careersection/exfac/jobdetail.ftl?job=181033&tz=GMT-06%3A00

The Department of Geosciences at Boise State University consists of 21 faculty, including 3 lecturers, approximately 100 undergraduate majors, and approximately 50 MS and PhD students. We offer a BS in Geosciences with emphasis tracks in Geology, Geophysics, Hydrologic Sciences, and Secondary Education; MS degrees in Geoscience, Geophysics, and Hydrology; a Master in Earth Science degree; and PhD degrees in Geosciences and Geophysics. More information on the department can be found at HTTPS://EARTH.BOISESTATE.EDU.

Boise State University stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion, and Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in applicants with experience in teaching and mentoring students from traditionally underserved and underrepresented backgrounds.

BOISE IS FREQUENTLY CALLED ONE OF AMERICA’S BEST CITIES TO LIVE IN. Recently, it has been touted as one of the best cities for families, one of the best cities for jobs, and one of the best cities for both millennial startups and millennial entrepreneurs. It has been called one of America’s safest cities, one of its healthiest cities, and one of its hottest music cities. A thriving high-tech industry drives the city’s economic engine. And as diverse Idaho-based companies over the decades like MICRON TECHNOLOGIES, ALBERTSONS, CLEARWATER ANALYTICS, the J.R. SIMPLOT CO. and others clearly illustrate, success and growth are common here. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at HTTPS://GO.BOISESTATE.EDU/JOIN-OUR-TEAM/.

Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at HTTPS://HRS.BOISESTATE.EDU/BENEFITS/.

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6) Assistant Professor Position igneous and/or metamorphic petrology – Idaho State University

The Department of Geosciences at Idaho State University (ISU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to start in Fall 2019. We are seeking an individual withteaching and research expertise infieldbased igneous and/or metamorphic petrology, and experience in one or more related fields such as tectonics, geochemistry, and/or geochronology.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. or A.B.D. status in Geology or a related field. The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for excellence in both research and teaching. They will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in mineralogy, igneous/metamorphic petrology, and geochemistry, as well as participate in the annual ISU summer field camp. The successful candidate will develop and maintain an active, externally funded research program and supervise and support graduate students at the M.S. and/or Ph.D. levels. In addition, the successful candidate will participate in professional service to the department, university, and communities.

ISU Geosciences is a leader for innovative field-oriented geosciences in the Northern Rockies. We are located in the northern Basin and Range, on the edge of the Snake River Plain volcanic track and Yellowstone. We operate the nearby Lost River Field Station in central Idaho, which is in the middle of the North American Cordillera, adjacent to the Idaho batholith and the Pioneer metamorphic core complex. We are a field-intensive program that combines traditional fieldwork with cutting edge technology and laboratory analysis. Available laboratory capabilities include SEM with CL and EDS, ICP-MS, XRD, stable isotope analysis, mineral separations, and optical microscopy. The department strongly values our collegial atmosphere and collaboration among faculty here and across the region.

ISU is located in Pocatello, in southeastern Idaho, which has a low cost of living and access to premier outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, skiing, hunting, and fishing. ISU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We have an institution-wide commitment to inclusion and diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Priority will be given to candidates whose materials are fully submitted by November 5, 2018. This position is open until filled.

Apply online at https://isu.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=685&site=1

Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) statement of research ambitions and approaches, 3) statement of teaching ambitions and approaches, 4) CV, and 5) names and contact information for three professional letters of recommendation.

Idaho State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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7) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Earth History – School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria

The School of Earth and Ocean Sciences (SEOS) at the University of Victoria invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Earth History, to commence as early as September 1, 2019. We seek a solid-earth scientist who undertakes field investigations and observations of the rock record to study global (bio)geochemical cycles in the context of global tectonics, climate, paleoceanography, paleogeography and/or the hydrosphere. We particularly seek candidates who will develop a research focus that examines the Earth as a system. The candidate will be able to interact broadly with faculty who specialize in solid-earth, earth-surface, ocean, and atmosphere processes.

The successful candidate will develop a vigorous, independent, externally-funded research program that complements existing strengths in SEOS. It is also expected that the candidate will supervise undergraduate and graduate students, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to introductory geology, tectonics, sedimentology, geochemistry, geological field schools and/or other core geology areas. A PhD is required at the time of evaluation and post-doctoral experience is desirable. Commensurate with their career stage, qualified candidates must have an excellent record of research published in or in preparation for leading scientific journals. Effective teaching and student supervision are expected, supported by evidence which may include past experience, references, a teaching statement (see below), and the presentation of a candidacy seminar.

Applications, in a single pdf file, should include a letter of application, a detailed curriculum vitae, contact information (name, address, email) for three references, a one-page statement describing the applicant’s teaching experience and philosophy, and a two-page statement describing their current and future research interests/direction. Applications or requests for further information should be sent electronically to Dr. Stan Dosso, Director, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, at seos@uvic.ca. Review of applications will begin on December 5, 2018, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Information about SEOS can be found at www.uvic.ca/science/seos/.

Faculty at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement (www.uvic.ca/vpacademic/assets/docs/Collective%20Agreement.pdf ). Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (www.uvicfa.ca). The University is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact Francesca Pintucci, Faculty Relations Consultant  in  the  office  of the Vice President Academic and Provost, at (250) 472-5491or frconsultant@uvic.ca. All personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

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8) 2019 ASU Exploration Postdoctoral Fellowship in Earth and Space Science – Arizona State University

The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University invites applications for the position of Exploration Postdoctoral Fellow.  The fellowship provides opportunities for outstanding early-career scientists and engineers, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary research.  Research areas within SESE encompass Earth and planetary sciences, astrobiology, astrophysics and cosmology, instrumentation and systems engineering, and science education.

Incoming Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $65,000 with health benefits, plus $12,000 per year in discretionary research funds.  A relocation allowance will be provided. Appointments will be for up to three years and shall commence on or around July 1, 2019.

For more information and application details, please see:

http://sese.asu.edu/exploration-fellowship

Sincerely,

Judd D. Bowman
Associate Professor
Chair, Exploration Fellowship Committee
School of Earth and Space Exploration
Arizona State University
Phone: (480) 965-8880
judd.bowman@asu.edu
http://loco.lab.asu.edu

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9) PhD opportunity – Montclair State University

Doctoral assistantship position to explore the role of organic sediment dynamics on fluvio-deltaic evolution. The student will be involved in the development of numerical models, as well as their application to early Paleogene depositional environments in south-central Wyoming. The student will be employed by Montclair State University but will have the opportunity to work with researchers from University of Wyoming, Western Washington University, USGS and the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.

To apply informally, send me a letter of interest and curriculum vitae. Detailed program information and application procedure can be obtained from the PhD program website. Application Deadline is Jan 15th, 2019.

Feel free to contact me with any questions about the research project or the application procedure. I will also be happy to meet with you at the AGU Fall meeting in the December.

Jorge Lorenzo-Trueba
Assistant Professor
Earth and Environmental Studies Department
Montclair State University
jorge.lorenzo@montclair.edu

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10) Tenure Track Position – Biology Department, WHOI

The Biology Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) invites exceptional candidates to apply for our full-time exempt tenure track position 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 zooplankton ecology using novel observational, experimental and/or modeling approaches. Expertise may include (but is not limited to) physiology, behavior, trophic interactions, or the impacts of climate change.

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.  Members of WHOI’s scientific staff are expected to provide for their salaries from grants and contracts; however; 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 Assistant Scientist 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 to offer 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 18-10-01. Applicants should include, as a single PDF document: a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), three-page research statement that clearly describes your research interests, names and contact information of four references, and copies of up to three relevant publications.

The package should also be sent separately to the chair of the Biology Department at biologychair@whoi.edu with the subject line “Biology Department Scientific Application”.  Application deadline is 12/17/2018.

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, Postdoc and Lab Manager Positions


1) Tenure Track Assistant Professor in earth materials, mineralogy, and petrology – Salem State University
2) Bateman Postdoctoral Fellowship – Department of Geology & Geophysics, Yale University
3) Assistant/Associate Professor in Geodynamics and Geodesy – University of Miami
4) Rock Mechanics Lab Manager – University of Wisconsin-Madison
5) Faculty Position in Stratigraphic Paleontology – Yale University
6) Assistant Professor of Geophysics – Oregon State University
7) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Geosciences – Towson University
8) Assistant Professor in solid Earth Geophysics – UC Santa Cruz
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1) Tenure Track Assistant Professor in earth materials, mineralogy, and petrology – Salem State University

The geological sciences department at Salem State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning September 2019. We seek a field geologist with expertise in earth materials, mineralogy, and petrology who is committed to collaborative undergraduate teaching and research. Our department has a strong commitment to the inclusion and engagement of our growing population of diverse students. We seek candidates who will successfully serve as mentors and role models for students belonging to groups that are traditionally underrepresented in geological sciences. Teaching assignments will include: mineralogy/petrology/earth materials for majors; summer field courses in Montana and/or New England; introductory general education courses in the geosciences; upper-level applied geoscience and major elective courses in the candidate’s area of expertise; and advising senior research.

Salem State is a teaching university, committed to our students’ learning and growth, many of whom are the first in their family to go to college. Collegiality, student success, civic engagement, collaboration, initiative, continuous improvement and accountability are highly valued in our organizational culture and we seek a colleague who shares those values and wants to be part of our community.

Duties and Responsibilities

Candidates are required to perform duties in accordance with the MSCA contract. Duties include teaching, advising, scholarship and contributions to continuously improve the department and university. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The position is subject to available funding.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

An earned doctorate in geological sciences. ABD will be considered if scheduled to complete the doctorate by June 30, 2019. Demonstrated experience in field geology, tectonics, mineralogy, and igneous/metamorphic petrology; and previous teaching experience is also required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Industry experience in the applied fields of geological sciences; the desire and ability to develop an externally funded, undergraduate-friendly research program; experience with and passion for teaching undergraduate students; experience with undergraduate research; Record of scholarly research in the geological sciences; and experience and/or interest in New England geology.

Working Conditions

Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please apply online and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter and transcripts. Completed application materials submitted by November 9, 2018 will receive full consideration, and evaluation will continue until the position is filled. For those attending, we plan to meet with interested candidates at the 2018 GSA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, IN.

Employment is contingent upon a completed background check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to a background check.

EEO Statement: Salem State University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may be removed at any time. Once a posting is removed, additional applications will not be accepted.

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2) Bateman Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Yale University

The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Yale University (http://earth.yale.edu) announces an annual competition for a Bateman Postdoctoral Fellowship. We welcome applicants with research interests across the full range of disciplines within earth and planetary sciences, including studies of geophysics, planetary sciences, tectonics, oceans, atmosphere, climate dynamics, geochemistry, paleoclimatology, geobiology, and the evolution of life. The Postdoctoral Associate position is awarded for two years, providing a stipend ($60,000/yr) and base research funds ($5,000/yr), plus health care benefits and limited expenses for relocation. Applicants should contact a sponsor in the Department to discuss potential research projects, and then submit a short (2-3 page) statement of research interests and proposed research, a curriculum vitae with a full list of publications, an endorsement letter from the sponsoring faculty member, and three confidential letters of reference. Applications should be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/54659. The deadline for receipt of all application materials is December 15, 2018, and successful candidates are expected to begin their program at Yale between July 1 and December 31, 2019. 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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3) Assistant/Associate Professor in Geodynamics and Geodesy – University of Miami

The Department of Marine Geosciences (MGS) at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), University of Miami (UM), seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure track position at either the assistant or associate professor level in the fields of geodynamics, geodesy, or cryosphere dynamics. We are interested in candidates accomplished in (1) applying geodynamic modeling or geodetic techniques to the wide range of active geological processes and hazards, or (2) measuring or modeling of sea level changes, a field of direct relevance to Miami. We encourage applications from candidates who will utilize NASA’s current and forthcoming Earth Observation missions as well as data from other satellites.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, supervise graduate students, and participate in the teaching mission of the Department and the School at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She or he should present specific plans to achieve these

objectives. Teaching ability in numerical modeling methods, hydrogeology, petrology, or structural geology will be viewed favorably. The successful candidate should also present plans to interact with the MGS Geodesy and Seismology group, and to exploit resources at the UM Center for Computational Sciences and/or the UM/RSMAS Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS).

A Ph.D. in geology, geophysics or related field is required.

The position will be based at RSMAS but will also involve undergraduate teaching at the Coral Gables main campus of UM. Questions should be directed to Sam Purkis, Chair of the Department of Marine Geosciences (spurkis@rsmas.miami.edu) or the Chair of the Search Committee, Keir Becker (kbecker@rsmas.miami.edu). Applications will only be accepted electronically, through the career website at www.miami.edu/careers (Faculty Positions #R100025583). Applicants should provide cover letter, CV, names and contact information for at least three potential references, and a statement of research plans and teaching interests. Ideally the position will start no later than beginning of Fall Semester 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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4) Rock Mechanics Lab Manager – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Rock Mechanics Lab Manager
University of Wisconsin-Madison
PVL ID: 95433-AS
http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/499011/lab-manager-rock-mechanics-lab
https://www.ohr.wisc.edu/weblisting/External/PVLSummaryPrint.aspx?pvl_num=95433
Review of Applications starts Oct. 7th, 2018.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The mission of the Rock Mechanics Lab is to provide rock mechanics facilities for basic rock mechanics testing, advanced scientific research, mentoring of students and researchers, as well as providing active educational experiences in undergraduate/graduate education.

This position provides technical assistance to faculty, researchers, staff and students in the development, maintenance, implementation, upgrading and use of scientific instruments and equipment used for teaching and research in the RML lab. This individual is also responsible for implementing quality control and an assurance program for testing and analysis, as well as assuring a safe use of instruments and equipment by training and supervising laboratory users.

Specific focus will also be in developing a new long-term testing equipment and facility.

Qualified candidates will have advanced instrumentation and programming skills such as experience in LabVIEW. They will also have the capability to develop their own code/software to allow automated communication among different control systems.

Please contact Hiroki Sone (hsone@wisc.edu) with any questions.

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5) Faculty Position in Stratigraphic Paleontology – Yale University

The Department of Geology & Geophysics at Yale University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in the area of stratigraphic paleontology. Relevant fields include, but are not restricted to, organism-sediment interactions, controls on fossilization through time, macrostratigraphy, paleoecology and paleoenvironments, and evolution in a stratigraphic context.

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 including a strong field component, 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/50510. This an extension of an existing search for which review of applications will commence after November 1, 2018. 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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6) Assistant Professor of Geophysics – Oregon State University

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position.

We seek an early career geophysicist who will complement existing areas of strength in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS). The successful candidate will be a field-oriented colleague who has a deep understanding of the underlying geological and physical principles and the imagination to address a wide range of problems on a variety of temporal and spatial scales using seismology, MT/EM or other geophysical techniques. Possible research foci include near-surface/environmental geophysics, crust and mantle processes, tectonics, volcanology, marine geophysics, hydrogeophysics, natural hazard characterization and mitigation, and natural resource exploration.

The successful candidate is expected to teach in both lower- and upper-division courses in the undergraduate Earth Sciences program, as well as graduate courses in their specialty. The successful candidate is also expected to develop a vibrant, externally funded research program and contribute to mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. Oregon State University’s (OSU’s) Solid Earth Geophysics program has a strong international reputation and a history of creative research and teaching that crosses disciplinary boundaries in the geosciences and allied fields such as engineering, forestry and water resources.

For additional information, see: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/65702

Feel free to contact Search Committee Chair Shanaka de Silva (desilvas_at_geo.oregonstate.edu) or Search Committee members Robert Harris (rharris_at_ceoas.oregonstate.edu), Andrew Meigs (meigsa_at_geo.oregonstate.edu), Adam Schulz (adam_at_coas.oregonstate.edu) or Anne Tréhu (trehu_at_coas.oregonstate.edu) with questions about this position.

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7) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Geosciences – Towson University

Applications are invited for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor of Geosciences position at Towson University in the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences starting August 2019. A PhD in a relevant area is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred. This position supports the Geology program and the interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate programs in Environmental Science. Preference will be given to candidates with research and teaching interests in the areas of sedimentology and stratigraphy and/or paleobiology. Candidates with a background in hydrogeology, in environmental or low-temperature geochemistry, or in geophysics and whose interests overlap with the priorities already listed will also be considered. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory and upper-level geology courses and will likely include a graduate-level environmental geology course. Research responsibilities include establishment of a productive research program that involves students and pursuit of external funding. Electronic applications should be submitted as a single PDF file that includes a cover letter, CV and 2-page teaching and research statements. Three letters of reference should also be submitted by email. All materials should be sent to Dr. David Schaefer, GEOLsearch@towson.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 5, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Additional information can be found at http://www.towson.edu/physics.

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8) Assistant Professor in solid Earth Geophysics – UC Santa Cruz

UC Santa Cruz is searching for an Asst. Professor in solid Earth geophysics.

We are especially interested in applicants who utilize modern data collection and analysis tools theory and/or numerical modeling to investigate crustal or deep Earth processes. Fields of interest include, but are not limited to, geodesy, geodynamics, physical volcanology, and structural seismology.

Please apply!

Full details at:

https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00655

Initial review date is November 29.

Job Posting: Faculty, Postdoc, and Graduate Positions


1) Graduate Student Positions in Seismology – The University of Alabama
2) Multiple Faculty Positions in Solid Earth Geosciences and Planetary Sciences – School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech
3) Graduate Student Positions in Planetary Science – The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University
4) Graduate Student Positions in Experimental Petrology and Geochemistry – The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University
5) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Geophysics – University of Delaware
6) Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Geochemistry – Earth/Planetary Processes – Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Brown University
7) Wiess and Pan Postdoctoral Research Fellowships – The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University
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1) Graduate Student Positions in Seismology – 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 Spring 2019 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) with a copy of your CV, transcripts, and GRE scores.

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

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

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

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3) Graduate Student Positions in Planetary Science – The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University in New Orleans seeks highly motivated students with an interest in pursuing graduate studies in planetary science. Research topics include, but are not limited to, analysis of the polar ice deposits on Mars and ancient terrains on Venus. Students will use multiple orbital datasets to analyze the geomorphology and surfaces properties of terrestrial planetary bodies. Student support is available starting January 2019. Experience analyzing remote sensing datasets using Geographical Information Systems (e.g., ArcGIS) is highly desirable. For more information, please contact Dr. Jennifer Whitten (jwhitten1@tulane.edu).

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4) Graduate Student Positions in Experimental Petrology and Geochemistry – The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University in New Orleans seeks students interested in experimental petrology and geochemistry.  Research assistantship and teaching assistantship positions are available for Fall 2019.  New students will join a recently established high temperature and pressure laboratory focused on investigating the formation and long-term evolution of planets. Potential areas of research include planetary accretion, chemical reactions in subduction zones, and mantle outgassing through time.  PhD students are preferred, but MS applicants are encouraged to apply.  For more information, please contact Prof Colin Jackson (cjackson2@tulane.edu).

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5) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Geophysics – University of Delaware

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Delaware invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Geophysics. The position will be at the assistant professor level, although exceptional candidates at the associate level will be considered. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, tectonics, geomechanics, observational seismology, and geodynamics. We are interested in a broad range of expertise, but candidates whose research focuses on lithospheric structure and evolution, plate boundary tectonics, earthquake physics, fault system growth and evolution, or mantle dynamics are especially encouraged. We seek a colleague who will complement and build on existing strengths in geosciences at the University. The successful candidate is expected to build an externally funded research program, to be committed to effective teaching and mentoring at all levels, and to contribute to the academic life of the Department and University.

Applicants should submit a cover letter with a list of references, a curriculum vitae, and separate research, teaching, and diversity statements using the University of Delaware online application system at www.interfolio.com. The candidate must have completed a doctoral program by the time of appointment. Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries regarding this position may be addressed to the committee chair, Professor Jessica Warren (warrenj@udel.edu).

The Department of Geological Sciences resides within the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment. The University of Delaware is a Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Land Grant Institution. Resources available include a new High-Performance Computing community cluster, the Keck Center for Advanced Microscopy and Microanalysis, the Disaster Research Center, and marine facilities on the Lewes campus. The Department is located on the main campus in Newark, midway between Philadelphia and Baltimore. The University is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant focused on enhancing the climate of the University for women STEM faculty.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at: http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html

Submit applications: https://apply.interfolio.com/53034

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6) Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Geochemistry – Earth/Planetary Processes – Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Brown University

The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Brown University (http://www.brown.edu/academics/earth-environmental-planetary-sciences/) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in geochemistry. Any analytical, experimental and theoretical/computational approach to understanding the origin and chemical evolution of the Earth and planets will be considered. Some examples include, but are not limited to, cosmochemistry, planetary petrology, non-traditional stable isotope geochemistry, early Earth evolution, volcanology, and interactions of planetary materials with hydrospheres and atmospheres. Preference will be given to candidates whose strengths complement departmental research expertise in Geochemistry and Petrology, Planetary Geoscience, Geophysics, and Climate and Environment. We seek scientists whose research integrates field observations, geochemical analyses, experimental studies, and geochemical theory and/or modeling. We are interested in scientists whose research transcends traditional boundaries in geochemistry, such as between high-temperature and low-temperature geochemistry, geochemistry and geophysics, and terrestrial and planetary. The successful candidate will maintain an active, externally funded research program and enjoy a commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level. A Ph.D. degree is required, and postdoctoral experience is considered important.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, descriptions of research and teaching interests and a list of at least three potential referees via the website http://apply.interfolio.com/51680.  Inquiries and other communications may be directed to: DEEPS@Brown.edu. Applications received by November 1st, 2018 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled. The start date for this position is July 1st, 2019. For more information visit: http://www.brown.edu/academics/earth-environmental-planetary-sciences/about/job-openings.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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7) Wiess and Pan Postdoctoral Research Fellowships – The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University

The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University is inviting applications for the Wiess and the Pan Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. We are seeking candidates with independent research interests that intersect with one or more faculty within our department. Both domestic and international applicants are welcome, but applicants must have a Ph.D. awarded within three years of the time of appointment.

The research fellowships 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.

The application for both fellowships is due on 1 November, 2018. Applicants are required to submit one application only at http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/15058. The application should include the following documents:

(1) A cover letter.
(2) A research proposal of no more than 3 pages (not counting references) of single-spaced text and figures.
(3) A current CV, including a list of publications.

As part of the online application, the applicant will also have to provide the names and contact information of three or more people who will be asked to submit reference letters by the same deadline.

The highest ranked applicants will be invited to visit Rice in early 2019. Following acceptance, the appointment may begin anytime before 1 January, 2020. 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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Please note, new job announcements (usually) will be distributed to the GeoPRISMS Listserv on the 1st and 15th of each month.

Job Posting: Faculty and Postdoc positions


1) Two Postdoctoral Fellowships in Passive Source Seismology – University of Southampton, UK

2) Two tenure-track, Assistant Professor positions: one in Volcanology and one in Geochemistry – The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT)

3) Faculty Position in Seismology – Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

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1) Two Postdoctoral Fellowships in Passive Source Seismology – University of Southampton, UK

Location:  National Oceanography Centre Southampton, UK
Salary:   £29,799 to £30,688 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (2 years)
New Closing Date:   Thursday 9 August 2018
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:  1024718HN

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world Universities and one of the UK’s top 10 research-intensive Universities. We have an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities. Following our excellent performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) assessment (where over 93% of our research activity was recognised as being of either world-leading or internationally excellent quality). You will be joining an active research group, with 11 full academic staff, 6 Research Fellows, and almost 40 PhD students (http://blog.soton.ac.uk/ggblog/).

The research for this position will be in:

Imaging the Tectonic Plate (fixed term for 2 years with the opportunity to extend) – play a vital role in a large international project to image and understand the lithosphere – asthenosphere system. The fellow will work on two funded research projects: the UK NERC-funded PI-LAB project and ERC-funded EURO-LAB project.

You will do one or more of the following projects: global imaging of the tectonic plate, in situ imaging of the 0 – 80 my old Atlantic plate using data collected from a large ocean bottom seismic experiment, joint seismic tomographic inversions, joint seismic-MT inversions, full-waveform modelling, earthquake source characterisations, and/or geodynamic modelling of mid-ocean ridge/transform systems.

In addition to supporting these projects you will be encouraged to develop your own research interests in seismology and/or geophysics. Interaction and collaboration with our collaborators in the US and France is key.

Additional details of the project can be found here: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/oes/research/projects/passive-imaging-of-the-lithosphere-asthenosphere-boundary.page.

The cruise blog can be found https://pilabsoton.wordpress.com

You will have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in seismology, geophysics, or related field, experience in computing and data processing and in the completion of projects to international peer-review publication level.

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Catherine Rychert (C.Rychert@southampton.ac.uk<mailto:C.Rychert@southampton.ac.uk>).

Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the 20/21st of August. The start date for these positions is September or fall 2018 with some flexibility.

Please include your CV and Publication list. We will require 3 references if you are successful at shortlisting, please provide the contact details for these on your application.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Elsa Samwell (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507 [Call: +44 (0) 23 8059 2507] . Please quote reference 1024718HN on all correspondence.

Catherine Rychert
Associate Professor of Geophysics
Ocean and Earth Science
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
European Way
Southampton
SO14 3ZH
United Kingdom

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2) Two tenure-track, Assistant Professor positions: one in Volcanology and one in Geochemistry – The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT)

The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT) invites applications for two tenure-track, Assistant Professor positions: one in Volcanology and one in Geochemistry. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences or a related field at the time of appointment. For the Volcanology position, we seek candidates with interests in one or a combination of the following research areas: igneous petrology, experimental petrology, volcanic gas geochemistry, remote sensing, physical or numerical modeling, volcano physics, physical volcanology, and/or volcanic hazards. For the Geochemistry position we seek candidates with interests in one or a combination of the following research areas: igneous petrochemistry, sedimentary geochemistry, geochemistry of ore deposits, geochronology, and/or isotope geochemistry. For both positions, potential for excellence in teaching and research are the most important qualifications. Responsibilities will include developing an active program of extramurally funded research, supervising and supporting M.S. and Ph.D. students, teaching graduate and/or undergraduate courses (3 courses total per year), and service to the Department, Institute, and at the national/international level.

Please find the complete job descriptions here:

https://www.nmt.edu/hr/docs/hr/jobs/AsstProfEES18-093.pdf

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, statement of teaching and research interests, one representative publication, and the names of three references in a single pdf sent to Rosa Jaramillo (nmtjobapps@npe.nmt.edu) and copied to search committee co-chairs Ronni Grapenthin (ronni.grapenthin@nmt.edu) and Peter Mozley (peter.mozley@nmt.edu). For full consideration please apply by October 1, 2018.

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3) Faculty Position in Seismology – Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

The Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa seeks applications for a faculty position in Earth Sciences at the rank of Assistant Professor (or Associate Professor for an exceptional candidate).

Earthquake seismologists with expertise in studying or imaging the lithosphere, ideally with an emphasis on volcano structure or processes, that will complement existing strengths with the Department and the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology are encouraged to apply. Scientists with field-based observation programs are preferred.

The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a vigorous, synergistic, and externally funded research program and to participate extensively in the undergraduate and graduate instructional programs of the department. Candidates with a demonstrated record of teaching excellence, innovation, and breadth are preferred. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of the appointment. Applications must be submitted electronically via email (gt@soest.hawaii.edu) as a single PDF file that includes the following: (1) a letter of application; (2) a curriculum vitae with a list of publications and research funding; (3) a statement of teaching experience, interests and philosophy, and evidence of teaching excellence; (4) a statement of research interests, synergistic activities, and future research endeavors; and (5) contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019. The Department is especially interested in candidates who contribute to our diversity and excellence. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Information on the Department can be found at http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/. The complete vacancy announcement can be viewed at workatuh.hawaii.edu.

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Job Posting: Faculty Position, Research Fellow


1) Faculty Position in Stratigraphic Paleontology – Yale University

2) Research Fellow in Passive Source Seismology – University of Southampton, UK

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1) Faculty Position in Stratigraphic Paleontology – Yale University

The Department of Geology & Geophysics at Yale University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in the area of stratigraphic paleontology. Relevant fields include organism-sediment interactions, controls on fossilization through time, and paleoecology and paleoenvironments in a stratigraphic context.

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 including a strong field component, 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/50510. Applications that arrive before September 1, 2018 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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2) Research Fellow in Passive Source Seismology – University of Southampton, UK

Location:  National Oceanography Centre Southampton, UK
Salary:   £29,799 to £30,688 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (2 years)
Closing Date:   Thursday 26 July 2018
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:  1024718HN

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world Universities and one of the UK’s top 10 research-intensive Universities. We have an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities. Following our excellent performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) assessment (where over 93% of our research activity was recognised as being of either world-leading or internationally excellent quality). You will be joining an active research group, with 11 full academic staff, 6 Research Fellows, and almost 40 PhD students (http://blog.soton.ac.uk/ggblog/).

The research for this position will be in:

Imaging the Tectonic Plate (fixed term for 2 years with the opportunity to extend) – play a vital role in a large international project to image and understand the lithosphere – asthenosphere system. The fellow will work on two funded research projects: the UK NERC-funded PI-LAB project and ERC-funded EURO-LAB project.

You will do one or more of the following projects: global imaging of the tectonic plate, in situ imaging of the 0 – 80 my old Atlantic plate using data collected from a large ocean bottom seismic experiment, joint seismic tomographic inversions, joint seismic-MT inversions, full-waveform modelling, earthquake source characterisations, and/or geodynamic modelling of mid-ocean ridge/transform systems.

In addition to supporting these projects you will be encouraged to develop your own research interests in seismology and/or geophysics. Interaction and collaboration with our collaborators in the US and France is key.

Additional details of the project can be found here:
http://www.southampton.ac.uk/oes/research/projects/passive-imaging-of-the-lithosphere-asthenosphere-boundary.page.

The cruise blog can be found https://pilabsoton.wordpress.com

You will have a PhD* or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in seismology, geophysics, or related field, experience in computing and data processing and in the completion of projects to international peer-review publication level.

*Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Catherine Rychert (C.Rychert@southampton.ac.uk)

Interviews are scheduled for the 20/21st of August. The start date for these positions is September 2018 with some flexibility.

Please include your CV and Publication list. We will require 3 references if you are successful at shortlisting, please provide the contact details for these on your application.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Elsa Samwell (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 1024718HN on all correspondence.

Catherine Rychert
Associate Professor of Geophysics
Ocean and Earth Science
University of Southampton Waterfront Campus
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
European Way
Southampton
SO14 3ZH
United Kingdom
email c.rychert@soton.ac.uk
phone 02380598663
office NOC/676/17

Job Posting: PhD and Postdoctoral positions

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

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

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

Dear Colleagues,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

How To Apply:

Apply at USF Careers here:

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

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

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

Deadline for applications is 31st July, 2018.

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

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Job Posting: Jamstec International Fellowship Postdoc Program, Faculty Positions


1) JAMSTEC International Postdoctoral Fellow Program

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

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1) JAMSTEC International Postdoctoral Fellow Program

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

For more details, please visit the following website:

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

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

Human Resources Department of JAMSTEC at

recruit-app@jamstec.go.jp

We greatly appreciate your cooperation in advance.

Sincerely yours,

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

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

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

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

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Job Posting: Postdoc and Faculty Positions


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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

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

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

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

Or mail to:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information contact:

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

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