Job Posting: Research Associate, Faculty & Postdoc Positions


1) Assistant Professors in geophysics, geochemisty, sedimentology/stratigraphy, structural geology, economic geology, hydrology/hydrogeology, climate/oceanography – The School of Geological Sciences and Engineering at Yachay Tech, Ecuador

2) Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies – Purchase College, SUNY
3) NERC Postdoctoral Research Associate active-source seismology – Imperial College London
4) Research Associate in Geodynamics – School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University

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1) Assistant Professors in geophysics, geochemisty, sedimentology/stratigraphy, structural geology, economic geology, hydrology/hydrogeology, climate/oceanography – The School of Geological Sciences and Engineering at Yachay Tech, Ecuador

The School of Geological Sciences and Engineering at Yachay Tech invites applications for tenure-track assistant professors in the following fields: geophysics, geochemistyr, sedimentology/stratigraphy, structural geology, economic geology, hydrology/hydrogeology, climate/oceanography.

Yachay Tech faculty will develop active research programs, direct PhD students, involve undergraduate students in collaborative research projects, and teach (in English) undergraduate and graduate courses in their fields of specialty.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information for three references to Maria del Carmen Alvarado (malvarado@yachaytech.edu.ec), assistant to the Dean. Employment will begin as early as March 2017.

Yachay Tech is a public, research-intensive university, located in the Inter-Andean valley of Ecuador about two hours north of Quito. Since opening in March 2014, the undergraduate student population has grown to a total of approximately 1000 undergraduates. Our School is only one-year old but already has a diverse, international, dynamic faculty of 11 full-time, PhD scientists. We are in the process of developing the first geosciences doctoral program in Ecuador.

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2) Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies – Purchase College, SUNY

Purchase College, SUNY invites applications for a tenure-track position in Environmental Studies at the Assistant Professor level, beginning September 1, 2017. We seek a broadly trained environmental scientist committed to field-based instruction and individualized student mentorship. While the research specialization is flexible, it should complement those of the current faculty. The most attractive research fields include geology, conservation biology, and wildlife ecology. With an emphasis on community engagement and environmental sustainability, the College prioritizes hiring scholars who conceptualize the application of their research within environmental justice and socially conscious contexts.

Excellence in teaching will be expected. Instructional responsibilities include five courses per year, plus supervision of senior projects. The senior project is a college-wide requirement and signature feature of the college’s curriculum. The selected candidate will develop a diverse suite of courses serving Environmental Studies majors as well as the general student body including introductory and advanced courses in his/her area of specialization.

The Environmental Studies Board of Study is an engaged academic partner with and resource for communities, non-profits, and agencies addressing environmental issues along Long Island Sound, the Lower Hudson River, and New York City’s historic Croton Watershed. Opportunities abound for the successful candidate to capitalize on this existing network of local study sites to develop a robust, dynamic, and student-focused research program.

Purchase College is primarily an undergraduate institution located 25 miles north of New York City. The college’s president demonstrated a dedication to environmental issues and sustainability by joining 151 other U.S. colleges as an original signatory of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment.

QUALIFICATIONS.

Candidates must have a PhD by Sept. 1, 2017. Strong teaching experience is preferred.

To apply for this position, visit the Purchase College Job Vacancy website at https://jobs.purchase.edu and complete an on-line application. You must attach the following documents: (1) A cover letter describing research and teaching interests; (2) a CV; (3) evidence of teaching ability; (4) sample syllabi; and (5) three letters of recommendation.

DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on January 16 with a January 22 deadline for submission.

Any questions about the position can be directed to Ryan Taylor ryan.taylor@purchase.edu.

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3) NERC Postdoctoral Research Associate active-source seismology – Imperial College London

Applications are invited for a PDRA to join the NERC Large Grant project VOILA. The aim of this consortium, consisting of the Universities of Southampton, Liverpool, Durham, Bristol and Imperial College London is to understand the relationship between volatiles and arc magmatism at the Lesser Antilles.

We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher with expertise in active source seismology to invert OBS data to be collected onboard the RRS James Cook in April-June next year in order to constrain the pattern of hydration on the incoming plate.

Further details about the position are available here:

https://www4.ad.ic.ac.uk/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?page=/oracle/apps/irc/candidateSelfService/webui/VisVacDispPG&akRegionApplicationId=821&transactionid=1093404957&retainAM=Y&addBreadCrumb=S&p_svid=50470&p_spid=1817359&oapc=7&oas=KIILLMnEU31cLggxTO8s2Q..

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4) Research Associate in Geodynamics – School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University

The School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Cardiff University is a dynamic and successful multi-disciplinary centre devoted to research in the disciplines of Earth and Ocean Sciences.

Applications are invited for a European Research Council (ERC) funded Postdoctoral Research Associate position, forming part of the ERC Starting Grant Action MICA – ‘Mechanics of slow earthquake phenomena: an Integrated perspective from the Composition, geometry, And rheology of plate boundary faults’ (PI: Ake Fagereng).

Working with Ake Fagereng and Huw Davies at Cardiff University, and Susan Ellis at GNS Science (Lower Hutt, New Zealand), the role of the Research Associate is to develop realistic, geologically-constrained, numerical models of fault zones – including heterogeneity in composition and active deformation mechanisms. These models will be based on field observations in exhumed plate boundary scale fault zones, and incorporate laboratory-derived flow laws. The Research Associate will form part of a team that will also include a number of PhD students, collecting field and microstructural data to constrain models. Experience with numerical modelling is crucial, but the Research Associate will also be invited to participate in fieldwork, at a level depending on prior experience.

In addition to these duties, the Research Associate will be expected to produce work of publishable quality for appropriate high quality peer reviewed journals, present papers at national and international meetings and contribute to the development of collaborative research grants. The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in a relevant subject.

This position is full time (35 hours per week). The post is available from 1st February 2017 and is a fixed-term appointment for 3 years.

Closing date: Friday, 13 January 2017

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Ake Fagereng, email:  FagerengA@cardiff.ac.uk

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Job Posting: Faculty, Postdoc and JAMSTEC Scientist Positions


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

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

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

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

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

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

Global Change Processes:

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

Geophysics:

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

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

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

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3) Tenure Track Assistant Professor Geodesy – California State University Northridge

The Department of Geological Sciences at California State University, Northridge invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in geodesy to study surface and/or subsurface Earth processes. We offer B.S., and M.S., degrees in Geology and in Geophysics. We seek an innovative geodesist with technical expertise in GPS, InSAR, LiDAR, radar altimetry, gravimetry or other geodetic methods. Candidates with research that complements our current research program are encouraged including but not limited to surface processes, sedimentology, geomorphology, climate, coseismic and interseismic fault physics, marine geology and geophysics, planetary geophysics, and crust and mantle scale tectonics. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous research program, which includes obtaining extramural funding, publishing peer-reviewed papers, and involving B.S. and M.S. students. The successful candidate is also expected to demonstrate teaching excellence and provide effective instruction to students of diverse backgrounds in a multicultural setting. Potential classes to be taught by the new hire include an undergraduate core course in Earth Systems or Plate Tectonics and Structure, general education courses, and elective offerings at the upper-division and/or graduate level in the candidate’s research specialty. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Experience in post-doctoral research and/or University-level lecture instruction is desirable.

Applicants should submit a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a cover letter, CV, and the names and full contact information for three references,. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be sent to: geodesy@csun.edu. Materials can also be sent to: Geodesy Search Committee, Department of Geological Sciences, California State University Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8266. Review of applications will begin January 5, 2016. Priority will be given to applications received by this date, but the position remains open until filled. For additional information, see http://www.csun.edu/geology. The University is an EO/AA employer. The search committee will also be available to meet with interested applicants at AGU. Please contact Jennifer Cotton (jen.cotton@csun.edu) if you wish to schedule an appointment during the meeting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Research Description

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

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

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

Job Specification

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

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

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

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

HOW TO APPLY:

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

Review of applications will begin on 1 February 2017.

WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). We are sensitive to the issues of dual career candidates and we will work with applicants to address them. Please visit HERC – for more information.

WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans/M/F. We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially. Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 289-2253 or email eeo@whoi.edu for assistance.

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Job Posting: Faculty & Postdoc Positions


1) Faculty Position in Stratigraphy and Earth History – University of California Los Angeles

2) Assistant Professor in Geodesy – Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon

3) Assistant Professors in geophysics, geochemisty, sedimentology/stratigraphy, structural geology, economic geology, hydrology/hydrogeology, climate/oceanography – The School of Geological Sciences and Engineering at Yachay Tech, Ecuador

4) Tenure-track faculty position Geophysics and Geodynamics – The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Rochester

5) Associate Professor or Professorship of Solid Earth Geoscience – Dept of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford

6) Associate Professor or Professorship of Geophysics – Dept of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford

7) 18 CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowships Early Career Researchers in Deep Earth Imaging – Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia

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1) Faculty Position in Stratigraphy and Earth History – University of California Los Angeles

The Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences seeks applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty appointment in the general area of Earth history and Earth’s past environments, as informed by the stratigraphic record. Applications for all levels will be considered. We seek a candidate who integrates field observations with state-of-the-art analytical and/or numerical methods. Areas of specialization include, but are not limited to, early Earth history, stratigraphic analysis, sedimentology, geochronology, petrology, quantitative methods, numerical modeling of sedimentary processes, and paleoenvironmental analysis.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in the geosciences or a related field. Submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, statement of research and teaching interests, names and contact information of three referees, and a cover letter addressing how your experience fits the job description at:https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02628 . Questions regarding this position can be directed to earthhistory@epss.ucla.edu. The position will remain open until filled but, to ensure review, applications should be filed by December 1, 2016.

The University of California Los Angeles and the Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equity and diversity. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

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2) Assistant Professor in Geodesy – Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon

The Department of Earth Sciences (formerly Geological Sciences) at the University of Oregon invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position commencing Fall 2017 with a focus on the use of geodetic techniques to study surface and subsurface Earth processes. We seek a dynamic scientist who investigates one or more areas related to change detection of geologic and environmental processes. Techniques may include GPS, InSAR, terrestrial, airborne, or satellite LiDAR, radar altimetry, gravity, or other methods. We are particularly interested in candidates who study natural hazards, cryospheric processes, tectonics, geomorphology, or hydrogeology. Expectations for the position include: 1) establishing an active, externally funded research program, 2) supervising and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, and 3) teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels that contribute to and expand our core and major curriculum. Competitive candidates will complement existing strengths that include: surface processes, fault mechanics, coastal oceanography, and cryosphere processes, as well as major departmental initiatives in volcanology and earthquake early warning.

The application process requires candidates to submit a current CV, research statement (2 page limit), teaching statement (2 page limit), and a statement of contributions to diversity (1 page limit), as well as contact information for at least three references. Minimum requirements at the time of appointment include completion of a PhD from an accredited institution in geosciences, physics, engineering, or a related field with a demonstrated research record in geodesy. Review of applications will begin after Nov. 15, 2016, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Inquiries can be directed to: uogeodesy@gmail.com

Candidates with experience serving the needs of diverse populations are strongly desired.

More information about our department can be found at: http://earthsciences.uoregon.edu/

Applications can be submitted at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7498

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the

ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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3) Assistant Professors in geophysics, geochemisty, sedimentology/stratigraphy, structural geology, economic geology, hydrology/hydrogeology, climate/oceanography – The School of Geological Sciences and Engineering at Yachay Tech, Ecuador

The School of Geological Sciences and Engineering at Yachay Tech invites applications for tenure-track assistant professors in the following fields: geophysics, geochemisty, sedimentology/stratigraphy, structural geology, economic geology, hydrology/hydrogeology, climate/oceanography.

Yachay Tech faculty will develop active research programs, direct PhD students, involve undergraduate students in collaborative research projects, and teach (in English) undergraduate and graduate courses in their fields of specialty.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, curriculum vita, statements of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information for three references to Maria del Carmen Alvarado (malvarado@yachaytech.edu.ec), assistant to the Dean.  Employment will begin as early as March 2017.

Yachay Tech is a public, research-intensive university, located in the Inter-Andean valley of Ecuador about two hours north of Quito.  Since opening in March 2014, the undergraduate student population has grown to a total of approximately 1000 undergraduates.  Our School is only one-year old but already has a diverse, international, dynamic faculty of 11 full-time, PhD scientists.  We are in the process of developing the first geosciences doctoral program in Ecuador.

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4) Tenure-track faculty position Geophysics and Geodynamics – The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Rochester

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Rochester invites applications for a tenure-track position in the broad field of geophysics and geodynamics.  We anticipate hiring at the Assistant Professor level but exceptional candidates at the Associate and Full Professor level will be given full consideration.  We are interested in dynamic educators and researchers who use experimental, computational and/or field approaches in their research and can establish externally funded, internationally recognized research programs that involve graduate students. The field of specialization is open, but preference will be given to individuals who can offer a research and teaching program that complements and expands upon our existing strengths in solid Earth processes and climate science.  See http://www.ees.rochester.edu for more information about the Department’s strengths in geochemistry, geophysics, tectonics, and climate science. We also encourage interdisciplinary applicants who can bridge the gap between traditional Earth Science and planetary science, as well as applicants who can utilize other outstanding research facilities at the University, including the Laboratory for Laser Energetics http://www.lle.rochester.edu and the Goergen Center for Data Sciences https://www.rochester.edu/data-science/.

The University of Rochester is a highly ranked research university, and the Rochester area’s cultural, educational, and recreational assets frequently place it among the best places to live, work, and raise a family in the United States.  Applicants should submit materials via:  https://www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting   Materials include a curriculum vitae, select reprints, statements of research and teaching goals, and the names and contact information of four references. The review of applications will begin December 31 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. The preferred start date for the position is July 1 2018.  The University of Rochester, an equal opportunity employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

EOE / Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled

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5) Associate Professor or Professorship of Solid Earth Geoscience – Dept of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford

From: £45,562 p.a. plus additional benefits, including free accommodation in college or a housing allowance of £8,342 p.a.

We seek to appoint an Associate Professor of Solid Earth Geoscience from 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will work at the Department of Earth Sciences and will hold a Tutorial Fellowship at Worcester College. The appointment will be initially for 5 years at which point, upon completion of a successful review, the postholder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.

We welcome applications from scientists working in all aspects of the solid earth sciences including solid-earth geophysics, igneous processes or petrology, planetary geology, and mineralogy. The successful applicant will have a doctorate in earth sciences or a related subject. They will have evidence of substantial research accomplishment and potential in a field of solid-earth geoscience, have the ability to teach effectively at undergraduate and graduate level, have excellent interpersonal skills necessary for teaching and an ability to attract research funding. The main duties of the post are to carry out research at an international level, and to teach, supervise and examine undergraduate and postgraduate students. The appointee will be a Fellow of Worcester College and will have responsibility for the teaching and organisation of earth sciences within the College. This post is advertised at the same time as a second Associate Professorship of Geophysics at St. Cross College.

The application procedure is detailed within the further particulars. Enquiries about the application procedure should be addressed to the Department HR Manager, Emma Smith (emma.smith@earth.ox.ac.uk). Enquiries about the post should be addressed to the Head of Department, Professor Gideon Henderson at: gideon.henderson@earth.ox.ac.uk or telephone: 01865 282123.

Salary will be on the combined College and University scale from £45,562 p.a., plus additional benefits, including free accommodation in college or a housing allowance of £8,342 p.a.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 16 December 2016. Interviews will be held on Monday 6 February 2017 in Oxford.

The Department of Earth Sciences is a member of the Athena SWAN Charter and holds a departmental Bronze Athena SWAN award. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Contact Person : Emma Smith

Contact Phone : 01865 272030

Contact Email : emma.smith@earth.ox.ac.uk

Vacancy ID : 126027

Closing Date : 16-Dec-2016

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6) Associate Professor or Professorship of Geophysics – Dept of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford

From: £45,562 p.a. plus additional benefits as detailed below. Allowance of £2,626 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title

We seek to appoint an Associate Professor of Geophysics from 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will work at the Department of Earth Sciences and hold a Non Tutorial Fellowship at St Cross College. The appointment will be initially for five years at which point, upon completion of a successful review, the post holder will be eligible for reappointment to the retiring age.

We welcome applications from scientists working in all aspects of Geophysics including earth-observation, the cryosphere, planetary geophysics, and crustal processes. The successful candidate will have a doctorate in geophysics or a related subject. They will have evidence of substantial research accomplishment and potential in the broad field of geophysics, have the ability to teach effectively at undergraduate and graduate level, have excellent interpersonal skills necessary for teaching and an ability to attract research funding. The main duties of the post are to carry out research at an international level and to teach, supervise and examine undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The application procedure is detailed within the further particulars. Enquiries about the application procedure should be addressed to the Department HR Manager, Emma Smith (emma.smith@earth.ox.ac.uk). Enquiries about the post should be addressed to the Head of Department, Professor Gideon Henderson at: gideon.henderson@earth.ox.ac.uk or telephone: 01865 282123.

The salary will be on a scale currently from £45,562 p.a.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 16 December 2016. Interviews will be held on Thursday 2 February 2017 in Oxford.

The Department of Earth Sciences is a member of the Athena SWAN Charter and holds a departmental Bronze Athena SWAN award. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Contact Person : Emma Smith

Contact Phone : 01865 272030

Contact Email : emma.smith@earth.ox.ac.uk

Vacancy ID : 126026

Closing Date : 16-Dec-2016

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7) 18 CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowships Early Career Researchers in Deep Earth Imaging – Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia

• Develop innovative concepts and tools to image Earth’s structure and its resources

• Launch your professional career in a collaborative multi-disciplinary science environment

• Pursue strategic research at CSIRO, Australia’s leading science and technology organisation.

Launch your Postdoctoral career, extend your professional network and greatly enhance your future in science and technology, while solving some of Australia’s most important strategic resource issues. CSIRO’s Deep Earth Imaging is one of six new Future Science Platforms and it offers opportunity for emerging scientists in a range of interrelated disciplines to pursue collaborative and independent research as part of a multi-disciplinary, international geoscience research team.

We seek 18 early career specialists from a range of geo-science related fields, including geophysics, geochemistry, geology, data analytics, visualisation, machine learning, applied mathematics and applied physics. As a member of the Platform team you will work with CSIRO scientists and engineers to develop new earth imaging methods with a specific emphasis on accurate subsurface imaging, natural resource prediction and targeting and uncertainty quantification. Together we will build the next generation of earth imaging tools using high performance computing infrastructure and cloud technologies to guide future exploration, discovery and management of Australia’s mineral, energy and water resources.

Successful candidates will:

• Conduct top quality innovative research as part of a collaborative team working on one or more of four interrelated themes:

• Geophysical modelling and simulation;

• Geoscience knowledge integration;

• Uncertainty reduction;

• High performance computing and large scale cloud services;

• Effectively communicate their research internally and externally;

• Build innovative solutions to strategic problems of resource discovery and management;

• Develop pathways for application and commercialisation of new intellectual property.

Location: Australia [Kensington WA (up to 16 positions) and Adelaide SA (up to 2 positions)]

Salary: AU$78k to AU$89k plus up to 15.4% super

Reference Number: 28221

Term: 3 years

To be successful you will have:

1. A doctoral degree (PhD) in geoscience or a related and Platform-relevant discipline e.g. geology, geophysics, geochemistry, data analytics, visualisation, machine learning, applied mathematics and/or applied physics. (Candidates nearing PhD completion are encouraged to apply.)

2. Demonstrated capacity to conduct innovative research, preferably across teams.

3. Skill in scientific problem solving relevant to the exploration and management of subsurface natural resources.

4. Evidence of high quality written and oral communication ability demonstrated by reports, publications and presentations.

Please note: To be eligible for these Postdoctoral Fellowships candidates must have three years postdoctoral experience, or less.

For further information view the Position Details document here: POSITION DETAILS   or email dei_fsp@csiro.au

About CSIRO

At the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world.  We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate.  Find out more www.csiro.au

About the Future Science Platforms and the Deep Earth Imaging Future Science Platform

Future Science Platforms (FSPs) are a major new CSIRO initiative and are multi-year investments in frontier science that will help reinvent and create new industries for Australia. In the future Australia’s minerals, energy and water resources will come from far greater depths in the earth and from deep offshore sources. Our ability to find and exploit these resources is limited by the deep and complex cover of sediments and weather material that covers 80% of Australia’s exposed land mass. Deep Earth Imaging science will help us precisely image subsurface rock properties to unlock the potential of this vast and relatively under-explored area.

Apply on-line at:  https://jobs.csiro.au/job/Perth%2C-WA-CSIRO-Postdoctoral-Fellowships-Early-Career-Researchers-in-Deep-Earth-Imaging/373546900/

Applications close, December 4th 2016.

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Job Posting: Faculty & Postdoc Positions


1) Canada Research Chair – Tier II, Coastal Zone Processes – Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada

2) Two Tenure-Track Faculty Positions – Earth and Planetary Sciences Department, University of California, Santa Cruz

3) Faculty Position in Solid Earth Geoscience – Georgia Tech

4) Faculty Position Marine Geophysics – Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD

5) Postdoctoral Investigator – Department of Geology & Geophysics at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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1) Canada Research Chair – Tier II, Coastal Zone Processes – Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada

Dalhousie University is recognized internationally for our world-class academic programs and as one of Canada’s leading research institutions. With our 200th anniversary on the horizon in 2018, Dalhousie welcomes talented scholars to our home by the ocean and to join our mission to make a lasting impact through the discovery, advancement and sharing of knowledge.

Dalhousie is also home to the headquarters of the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI; www.dal.ca/ofi). As an international hub for ocean science focused on the Northwest Atlantic and Canada’s Arctic gateway, OFI will bring together elite researchers and institutes from across the globe to understand our changing oceans and create safe, sustainable solutions for ocean development. Including a $93.7M award through the Canada First Research Excellence Fund program (CFREF; www.cfref-apogee.gc.ca), government, private and partner contributions, the OFI is a $220M enterprise.

This Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) is one of a cluster of CRCs to coincide with the establishment of the OFI. The appointment is tenure stream and will be made at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Department of Earth Sciences. The priorities of the appointment are the excellence of the candidate and the ability to grow an externally-funded, world-class research program.  The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in the Earth Sciences, with the ability to develop and employ leading-edge geophysical or sedimentological methods to advance geoscientific understanding of the coastal zone in the broadest sense. The geophysicist shall have expertise in both the collection and interpretation of marine geophysical data. The sedimentologist shall have strengths in terrestrial or marine clastic or carbonate sedimentology and the proxy records included within them. Candidates must have demonstrable capacity to establish a research program in modern coastal zone processes.

The Canada Research Chair Program was established by the Government of Canada to enable Canadian universities to foster research excellence and enhance their role as world-class centres of research in the global and knowledge-based economy. Contingent on final approval, the CRC is tenable for five years with the option to renew once. The CRC is expected to engage in teaching within their specialties at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and supervise graduate and undergraduate research.  At the end of the appointment, the candidate will be a regular faculty member. CRC Tier II candidates are exceptional emerging researchers acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field.  Applicants should consult www.chairs.gc.ca for more information regarding eligibility criteria.

The complete application should include: CV, list of publications, a summary of research interests, a statement of teaching interests and experience, a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which can be found at www.dal.ca/selfid/becounted), and the contact information for at least 5 referees with knowledge of your work and/or recognised expertise in your discipline. Letters of reference will be solicited by the Search Committee and should not be sent with the initial application. Assessment of applications will begin January 5, 2017, and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

The application should be sent to: Search Committee, c/o Ann Bannon, Department of Earth Sciences. Dalhousie University, PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2; tel. (902) 494 2358, fax (902) 494 6889, or e-mail: Ann.Bannon@Dal.Ca.

The appointment will be effective 1 July 2017 or as negotiated.

The Department is ranked 4th among Earth Sciences departments in Canada by MacLean’s Magazine and is currently in a faculty growth phase. The main campus is situated in Halifax – a city known for its youthful spirit, rich history, and scenic waterfront.

This Tier II CRC is reserved for external recruitment. Only candidates who are external to Dalhousie University may apply. Dalhousie is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness.  The university encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Information about the Earth Sciences department, current faculty, and research and teaching programmes can be found at: http://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/earth-sciences.html.

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2) Two Tenure-Track Faculty Positions – Earth and Planetary Sciences Department, University of California, Santa Cruz

(1) Fresh Water. We are especially interested in applicants who will develop a world class research program involving the physics and/or chemistry of hydrologic systems and processes and will complement and potentially collaborate in areas such as hydrogeology, geomorphology, atmospheric science, climate dynamics, glaciology, and/or biogeochemistry. We welcome applicants who conduct research using laboratory, field, remote sensing, and/or modeling tools. The successful applicant will have a strong commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including supervision and mentoring of graduate students. We are especially interested in applicants who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the UCSC academic community through research, teaching, and/or service. This position is part of a cluster hire in support of the new Environmental Sciences undergraduate program at UCSC.

Learn more and apply at: https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00396

(2) Global Biogeochemistry. We are especially interested in applicants who integrate and apply computer modeling and/or field and laboratory observations to investigate the interactions of biogeochemical systems/processes across or at the interface of marine and terrestrial environments on regional to global scales, and on human to geologic time scales. The candidate will be expected to interact with a diverse community of Earth, Atmospheric, and Ocean scientists, develop an externally funded, leading edge research program, advise graduate students, and maintain a strong commitment to teaching. This position will complement existing programs in geochemistry, climate dynamics, paleobiology, paleoceanography, hydrology, and surface processes, as well as in chemical, biological, and physical oceanography. This is part of a cluster hire and will contribute to a new undergraduate degree program in Environmental Sciences and our growing interdisciplinary research focus on coastal science and policy. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and/or service.

Learn more and apply at: https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00399

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3) Faculty Position in Solid Earth Geoscience – Georgia Tech

The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in solid-earth geosciences, broadly defined. This includes, but is not exclusive to, research focuses in tectonophysics, electric field methods, quantitative geomorphology, rock mechanics, physical petrology, hydrology, seismology, geodynamics, geodesy, volcanology, glaciology, marine geophysics and processes related to geologic hazards. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level are sought, although outstanding individuals at all levels will be considered. We seek individuals who are interested in working in a dynamic interdisciplinary environment that includes geophysics, planetary sciences, geochemistry and geobiology, atmospheric science, oceanography, and paleoclimatology.

The Georgia Institute of Technology, located in the comfortable, diverse, and thriving metropolis of Atlanta, is consistently a top ranked educational and research institution. Georgia Tech prides itself on its engineering resources and collaborations, and its quantitative and rigorous undergraduate student body. The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences currently has 29 faculty members, 11 post-doctoral fellows and 96 graduate students, and has excellent facilities in the 265,000 square-foot Environmental Science and Technology Building. For more information about our School and academic programs, visit www.eas.gatech.edu. Applicants should send an application letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information for at least three references. Application materials should be submitted as PDF files to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8193 . Requests for information, including pre-application enquiries from senior candidates, should be directed to geophysics_search@eas.gatech.edu.  Applications will be considered beginning December 1, 2016 but the search will continue until the positions are filled. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment. Georgia Institute of Technology is an equal education/employment opportunity institution.

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4) Faculty Position Marine Geophysics – Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD

Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at the University of California San Diego (http://scripps.ucsd.edu) invites faculty applications for the position listed below. We seek a motivated, broad-thinking scientist-educator to establish a vigorous research program and provide intellectual leadership in his or her field while complementing existing expertise at Scripps and other UCSD departments. SIO is a world renowned center of marine research with approximately 200 principal investigators leading research programs on all aspects of earth, ocean, biological and atmospheric sciences. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research, and service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

We invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in marine geophysics. We seek candidates whose research interest is in using geophysical methods to study any region of the Earth beneath the sea, including its geological history, structure (thermal, seismic, electrical, magnetic, or petrological), past and current movements, fluid behavior, tectonics, volcanology, seismic history and processes, or mineral resources. This includes the development of methods and instruments to study any of these topics.

The position requires a PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant field, a competitive record of publication and service, as well as evidence of ability or strong potential to secure extramural funding and conduct an active research program. We are hiring at the level of Assistant Professor and salary will be consistent with the applicant’s qualifications and experience and with University of California pay scales.

For full consideration, please apply by 11/20/16 deadline:

https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01237

The University of California San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please also see

http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/index.html for the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program.

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5) Postdoctoral Investigator – Department of Geology & Geophysics at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

The department of Geology & Geophysics at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is seeking a Postdoctoral Investigator to join their team. This is a full-time position and is eligible for benefits. The position is funded by a cooperative agreement with the US National Science Foundation and is a one-year position renewable to a maximum of three years.

JOB SUMMARY:

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Investigator position at the National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Facility (NOSAMS) in the Geology and Geophysics department at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA (http://www.nosams .whoi.edu)

The successful candidate will play a key role in the continued development of novel technology for 14C Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) and in its application to problems in ocean and environmental sciences. NOSAMS operates two AMS systems. One of the AMS systems is based on a 3 MV Tandetron and has been recently upgraded with a gas-accepting, hybrid sputter ion source. The other AMS system utilizes a 0.5 MV Pelletron in combination with a unique, gas-accepting microwave ion source. In combination with on-going development of sample-to-source interfaces for both systems, the candidate is expected to develop methods for new lines of inquiry into the global carbon cycle including studies of the biogeochemical cycling of carbon, the detection and tracing of pollutants in natural systems, and paleoceanographic and paleoclimatic investigations of all kinds. The analytical capability developed by the candidate, would form the basis for novel oceanographic and environmental research that may be conducted individually or collaboratively with other members of the scientific and technical staff at the Institution.

The institution has a top-rated postdoctoral program (www.whoi.edu/postdoctoral/) that supports a dynamic postdoctoral community with formal mentoring and career guidance programs. While the primary focus of the work will be in research, the postdoctoral investigator will have an opportunity to participate in educational and outreach activities associated with the project.

This is a full-time position and is eligible for benefits. The position is funded by a cooperative agreement with the US National Science Foundation and is a one-year position renewable to a maximum of three years.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE DESIRED:

The preferred applicant would have a recent Ph.D. and interdisciplinary research interests related to the objectives described above, and have experience with instrumentation. Applications are invited from applied physicists, analytical chemists, geochemists, biologists, and oceanographers. It is desirable that applicants have experience in one or more of the following: AMS, ion-source development, isotope-ratio mass spectrometry and/or chromatographic systems.

SPECIAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

In addition to the application form, the following are required: a current CV or resume; a brief synopsis of the applicant’s doctoral dissertation; and a concise (two page) statement of research interests and indication of their relevance to the objectives noted above, as well as more general career plans. Please ensure that you include the contact information for three references under the reference section of the application form. We welcome you to contact Mark Kurz at (mkurz@whoi.edu) and/or Mark Roberts at (mroberts@whoi.edu) with any questions about the position.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Physical duties for this position are mostly sedentary. The occupational requirements for this position are the ability to work with and around other individuals as well as alone. Physical duties are subject to change.

WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). We are sensitive to the issues of dual career candidates and we will work with applicants to address them. Please visit HERC – for more information.WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans/M/F.

We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially.

Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 289-2253 or email eeo@whoi.edu for assistance.

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Job Posting: Faculty Position, Postdoc Fellowship & Geochemistry Research Associate 2 (LA-ICP-MS)


1) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Geophysics – Carnegie Institution for Science, DTM, Washington, DC

2)  Geochemistry Research Associate 2 (LA-ICP-MS) – Western Washington University
3) Faculty Position in Geochemistry – Cornell University, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
4) Assistant Professor in Geophysics – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

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1) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Geophysics – Carnegie Institution for Science, DTM, Washington, DC

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship to conduct independent research in geophysics. The Geophysics group in the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism currently consists of researchers working in the fields of mantle and core geodynamics, seismology, and volcanology. Related research fields on our campus include geochemistry, cosmochemistry, planetary astronomy, and mineral physics. The successful applicant’s primary field of research should overlap with those of the Geophysics group, but collaboration with other research areas on campus is encouraged.

Our fellows have access to a wide range of facilities. Scientific computing resources include the Carnegie Memex cluster in addition to local computing resources. DTM fellowships provide support for conference and meeting travel, computing, and the publication of results from postdoctoral work.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment and a promising record of research and publication. Fellows are expected to begin in Fall 2017.  A C.V., list of publications, short description of thesis research, brief (2-3 page) statement of research plans during the postdoctoral fellowship, and three letters of recommendation by those familiar with your work should be submitted online at https://jobs.carnegiescience.edu/jobs/dtm/ by 1 December 2016.  Creativity in the proposed research figures heavily in the evaluation of the application. Fellowships are for one year and are normally renewable for a second year. Address any questions you have to geofellowship@dtm.ciw.edu.

The Carnegie Institution is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

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2)  Geochemistry Research Associate 2 (LA-ICP-MS) – Western Washington University

Western Washington University invites applications for a professional staff position, with the primary role being to train, supervise, and assist students, faculty and visitors in the operation of the LA-ICP-MS for geoscience applications. We expect the person we hire to collaborate with faculty and students on research projects, to develop and pursue projects and proposals for external funding, and to refine and develop laboratory methods and procedures for geoscience applications of geochemistry. Required qualifications for the position are 1) M.S. in geoscience or physical science 2) Minimum 1 year of experience maintaining LA-ICP-MS instrumentation and performing data reduction for geological samples 3) Computer skills (e.g. Glitter, or other LA-ICP-MS data reduction software) 4) Demonstrated commitment to work effectively with a diverse student body 5) Good oral and written communication skills. For full position announcement, including all required and preferred qualifications, and to apply, see https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=7163. Review of applications begins Oct 19, 2016; position is open until filled.  To apply, submit a letter of application that specifically addresses the listed job qualifications, a current vita, and three professional references to WWU’s Electronic Application System for Employment (linked to electronic job posting). Questions regarding this position should be directed to Bernard Housen (Bernard.housen@wwu.edu) or Susan DeBari (susan.debari@wwu.edu).

WWU is an EO/AA employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

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3) Faculty Position in Geochemistry – Cornell University, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Cornell University’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) seeks to fill a tenure track faculty position in the general area of geochemistry, with an emphasis on magmatic and/or metamorphic processes. This is expected to be one in a series of faculty renewal hires. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to subduction-related processes; formation, evolution and recycling of the oceanic and/or continental crust; fluid-rock interactions at hydrothermal, metamorphic and magmatic conditions; and volatile recycling. Approaches can be theoretical, observational and experimental.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute intellectually to our broad program in solid earth processes, and to interact with other research programs and units at Cornell. Additional desirable attributes of the candidate include the potential for interactions with EAS programs in atmospheric and/or ocean sciences, and with other programs at Cornell including planetary sciences. The successful candidate will have access to a wide variety of campus facilities including those associated with Cornell’s Center for Materials 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 and supervising student research at all levels. We anticipate filling the position at the Assistant Professor level, but applications for Associate level will be considered; salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Cornell 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.

Applicants should submit: a cover letter addressed to search committee chair, Dr. Geoff Abers, a curriculum vita, research statement, teaching statement, and complete contact information for three references. Statements should include teaching experience and interests, leadership efforts, and contributions to diversity.

All materials must be submitted on-line at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8080. Inquiries only should be sent to abers@cornell.edu. Review of applications will begin November 20, 2016.

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

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4) Assistant Professor in Geophysics – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track position in the broad area of Geophysics, including theory, observation, and experimentation.  We seek an outstanding scientist with the potential to conduct innovative research and excel in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in geophysics or a related field by the start of employment. A complete application must include a curriculum vitae, one- to two-page descriptions of research and teaching plans, and three letters of recommendation.

Applications are being accepted at Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8065. To receive full consideration, complete applications must be received by December 15, 2016. Search Contact: Ms. Karen Fosher, HR Administrator, EAPS, 54-924, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307, email: kfosher@mit.edu

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

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Job Posting: Faculty Positions & Postdoc Opportunities


1) Postdoctoral Opportunity in Seismology – Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico

2) 2017 Exploration Postdoctoral Fellowship in Earth and Space Science – School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE), Arizona State University
3) Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Geophysics – Department of Geosciences, Stony Brook University
4) Imogene and Harold Herndon Professorship in Geosciences – Department of Geosciences, Trinity University
5) Assistant Professor in Computational Ocean Sciences – Department of Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, Old Dominion University
6) Three Assistant Professor Positions in Coastal Science – Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium

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1) Postdoctoral Opportunity in Seismology – Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico

A postdoctoral research position in seismology is open in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of New Mexico. The appointment is for a full-time 1-year duration, renewable for a second year pending progress and funding. The work will focus on problems combining active and passive seismic imaging, ambient noise, seismic tomography and large N arrays. The successful applicant will join a growing seismology group at UNM and a vibrant seismological community in Albuquerque. Opportunities for teaching, mentoring, and outreach will be made available for those interested in pursuing an academic track.

The start date is flexible, and could begin as soon as January 2017. Completion of all Ph.D. requirements is necessary at the time of appointment. Application materials including a CV, statement of research interests and experience, and names of three references can be sent to Lindsay Lowe Worthington (lworthington@unm.edu). Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Worthington with questions or for more information about potential projects and available datasets.

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

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2) 2017 Exploration Postdoctoral Fellowship in Earth and Space Science – School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE), Arizona State University

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

Anticipated start date for the position is July 2017.  The expected duration of the Fellowship is three years.  Incoming Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $61,000 with health benefits, plus $9,000 per year in discretionary research funds. A relocation allowance will be provided.

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

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. by the time of appointment, but received no earlier than 2012, in a field relevant to Earth and Space exploration, including (but not limited to) astrophysics, biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, physics, and planetary science. Applicants who received their Ph.D. prior to 2012 will not be considered.

Desired Qualifications: (1) research proposal that demonstrates relevance, interdisciplinary merit, and/or potential impact of the proposed research activities to the overarching “big picture” research questions in the field and to the mission of SESE, (2) a record of prior achievement and experience demonstrating the potential to accomplish proposed research objectives, and (3) evidence of strong verbal and written communication skills.

Application materials (and any questions) should be submitted by email to exppd@asu.edu, addressed to the Exploration Fellowship Committee. Applications will only be considered complete when all materials described above are received. Initial review of complete applications will begin on November 18, 2016; if not filled, application review will continue every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

More information about the Exploration Fellowship can be found at:

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

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

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

https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

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3) Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Geophysics – Department of Geosciences, Stony Brook University

The Department of Geosciences at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in computational or theoretical geophysics. We seek a candidate with the potential to complement one or more of the Department’s current and traditional research strengths in geodynamics, seismology, mineral physics, and rock mechanics, and who will be an effective teacher. Details of the Department’s areas of research emphasis and current facilities may be found at www.stonybrook.edu/geosciences.

Interested applicants should submit a State employment application, cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements and contact information of three references to Academic Jobs Online at:https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7925. Electronic submission via Academic Jobs Online is highly preferred.

Alternatively, submit above materials to:

Faculty Search Committee

Department of Geosciences

Earth and Space Sciences Building, Room 255

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY 11794-2100

For a full position description, or for application procedures, visit www.stonybrook.edu/jobs (Ref. # F-9662-16-09).

Stony Brook University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Female/Minority/Disabled/Veteran

Apply Here:  http://www.Click2apply.net/bntnywb7nt

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4) Imogene and Harold Herndon Professorship in Geosciences – Department of Geosciences, Trinity University

The Department of Geosciences at Trinity University invites applications for the Imogene and Harold Herndon Professorship in Geosciences. Appointment to this endowed position is at the rank of Professor with tenure. A Ph.D. in Geosciences or a closely aligned field is required. The position includes a reduced teaching load and a yearly discretionary budget.

We seek candidates whose research program is widely recognized, externally funded, and provides opportunities for meaningful involvement of undergraduates. Demonstrated dedication to and success in undergraduate education are required. The successful candidate will teach introductory geosciences courses, at least one upper-level course related to environmental geoscience, and other contributions to department and university core curricula. We are open to a wide range of research specialties, including but not limited to hydrogeology, aqueous geochemistry, soil science, climate science, and oceanography.

Trinity University (http://www.trinity.edu), founded in 1869, is an independent, coeducational, selective, primarily undergraduate institution with high-quality science, liberal arts, and pre-professional programs. Trinity is among the national leaders in percentage of graduates who earn doctorates in the sciences. Undergraduate enrollment is about 2500, with students from all areas of the U.S. and many foreign countries. The attractive campus overlooks downtown San Antonio, the 7th largest city in the U.S., which is rich in heritage and ethnic diversity. The Geosciences Department is housed in the Center for Sciences and Innovation (http://www.trinity.edu/csi). The department has granted degrees in the geosciences for over 50 years and is a member of the Keck Geology Consortium. Further information about the department and this search can be found at http://www.trinity.edu/departments/geosciences/.

Applications or letters of nomination should be sent to herndonsearch@trinity.edu. Complete applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a detailed statement of undergraduate teaching experience and philosophy, documentation and/or evaluations of teaching effectiveness, a description of research plans, and the names and contact information of four professional references.  Review of completed applications will begin on December 1, 2016. Questions about the search can be directed to Dr. Glenn Kroeger [gkroeger@trinity.edu]. Minority and women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  Trinity University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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5) Assistant Professorship in Computational Ocean Sciences – Department of Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, Old Dominion University

The Department of Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at Old Dominion University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position beginning fall 2017.  We seek candidates with research interests in marine ecosystems, oceanographic biogeochemical processes, and climate change.  The successful candidate will have a computational focus, preferably taking advantage of the increasing availability of large data streams.  Applicants whose research utilizes satellite remote sensing, numerical modeling, or ocean observatory datasets, especially in an integrated approach that combines different data sources and methodologies, are particularly encouraged to apply.

This 10-month, state-supported position will be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in ocean or earth sciences or a related discipline.  Postdoctoral experience is preferred.  The successful candidate will demonstrate strong potential for outstanding accomplishments in research supported by federal peer-reviewed research grants and teaching as an individual and as a member of collaborative teams.  Good communication skills and the ability to mentor student research are important attributes.

The department has a robust undergraduate and graduate program with students pursuing B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees.  The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses that support our existing curricula in ocean and earth sciences as well as specialty graduate courses.  Many opportunities exist for disciplinary and interdisciplinary interactions with more than twenty-five other faculty in OEAS, its Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, and other centers and departments within the university.  Information about the Department and its facilities can be found at http://www.odu.edu/oeas.

Applications should contain a cover letter, CV, succinct teaching and research statements, copies of three relevant publications and contact information for three professional references.  Complete applications must be submitted electronically as a single PDF at https://jobs.odu.edu/.  Please submit this PDF under the category “Media Portfolio.”

Review of applicants will begin 1 November 2016 and the position will remain open until filled.  Old Dominion University and the College of Sciences welcome the opportunity to work with candidates to identify suitable employment opportunities for spouses.

Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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6) Three Assistant Professor Positions in Coastal Science – Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium

The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium for Research and Education (LUMCON) seeks to hire at least three new Assistant Professors in the first phase of multi-year faculty expansion. We seek candidates in the following areas of coastal science: fisheries ecology, coastal hydrology/physical oceanography, plant ecology, biological oceanography, microbial ecology, and marine chemistry. Candidates should have notable research achievements, demonstration of funded research, or potential for funded research, and a commitment to education and outreach.

The LUMCON DeFelice Marine Center (http://www.lumcon.edu) is located approximately 2 hours southwest of New Orleans at the upper end of Terrebonne Bay in the Mississippi River delta plain between the Atchafalaya and Mississippi rivers. LUMCON’s unique locality encompasses numerous habitats in the Mississippi River Delta/Gulf of Mexico ecosystem, including extensive marshes, estuaries, rivers large and small, and the open Gulf of Mexico benthic and pelagic systems. The Center facilities include a seawater system, multiple wet labs, and a racetrack flume with laser Doppler profiler, state-of-the art environmental chambers, extensive aquaculture facilities and toxicology lab, a marsh mesocosm facility under development, and fleet of research vessels. Preference will be given to candidates who can clearly demonstrate a research program that maximizes the locality and research assets of the DeFelice Marine Center.

In addition, LUMCON represents a consortium of university and colleges across the State of Louisiana. The successful candidate will build a collaborative program with faculty at the DeFelice Marine Center and across the consortium of universities and colleges.

The position carries a 9-month salary. The initial appointment is for three years; following a review, the contract may be renewed for three more years. A six-year review similar to tenure is conducted for promotion to Associate Professor with a six-year appointment, but LUMCON is not a tenure-granting institution.

Submit electronic copies of 1) a letter of interest; 2) curriculum vita; 3) research statement; 4) education and outreach statement; 5) a statement of how your research program would use the location of LUMCON’s Defelice Marine Center and its assets, develop collaborations with faculty at both the Marine Center and at consortium member universities, and collaboratively utilize the resources of the consortium member universities; and 6) the name, affiliation, address, phone and email address of three references to hr@lumcon.edu with the subject LUMCON FACULTY CLUSTER HIRE.

Specific questions about the positions can be directed to Dr. Craig R. McClain, Executive Director, cmcclain@lumcon.edu (985-851-2801).

Review of applicants has been extended to November 1, 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled.

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Job Posting: Faculty Positions, Postdoc Fellowship, Science writer/Communicator Position


1) Wiess Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship – Department of Earth Science, Rice University
2) Data Science Faculty Position – Department of Earth Science, Rice University
3) Science Writer/Communicator – Department of Earth Science, Rice University
4) Wiess Visiting Professor – Department of Earth Science, Rice University
5) Tenure-track assistant or Associate Professor appointment in Invertebrate paleontology – Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science, Drexel University
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1) Wiess Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship – Department of Earth Science, Rice University

The Department of Earth Science at Rice University is inviting applications for the Wiess Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in the broad fields of Earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. awarded within three years of the time of appointment.

The research fellowship will be supported by the Department of Earth Science for two years pending satisfactory progress in their first year. The fellowship 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 and a clearly expressed research plan to address questions at the forefront of Earth science, broadly defined. Applicants are encouraged to explore possible research synergies with faculty in the Department of Earth Science (http://earthscience.rice.edu), but the proposed research should encompass independent research ideas and explore new directions beyond the applicant’s Ph.D. Preference will be given to candidates whose proposals demonstrate independence and originality, and also the potential for collaboration with one or more faculty in the Department of Earth Science.

Candidates are required to submit:

A cover letter addressed to the search committee chair
A research proposal of no more than 3 pages (single-spaced) including figures
A current CV, including a list of publications
All documents should be submitted as a single PDF file by 15 November, 2016, to the chair of the fellowship search committee (esci-postdoc@rice.edu). In addition, three letters of reference should be submitted separately by each referee to the chair of the fellowship chair committee (esci-postdoc@rice.edu) by 15 November, 2016.

The highest ranked candidates will be invited to visit Rice in early 2017. Following acceptance, the appointment may begin anytime before January 1st 2018. For further information or questions contact the chair of the search committee at esci-postdoc@rice.edu.

Rice University, located in Houston, Texas, 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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2) Data Science Faculty Position – Department of Earth Science, Rice University

https://datascience.rice.edu/faculty-position-announcement

As part of Rice University’s recently announced $150 million investment in research excellence, Rice intends to hire multiple faculty members whose research focus is in data science. We seek two distinct kinds of specialists: (1) data scientists who can make fundamental contributions to the theory, algorithms, and systems aspects of data science, and (2) scholars who work on emerging applications of data science to problems in health and medicine, urban analytics, and high-volume or high-velocity data-intensive science. A successful candidate might have demonstrated capacity in either of these specialties, or in both of them.

The Data Science initiative seeks candidates at all ranks, for employment as early as July 1, 2017. All new hires will have an appointment in one or more relevant department. Assistant Professors will have a single primary department that will be responsible for their mentoring and promotion. At higher ranks, appointments across multiple departments are desirable.

Individual departments at Rice also have active faculty searches this year. Those searches are distinct from the Data Science search and may include research areas beyond those included in the Data Science search. Interested candidates should consider applying to both the Data Science search and any appropriate departmental search.

Applicants to the Data Science search should submit the following: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) research statement which describes how the candidate’s work fits with Rice’s data science initiative (not to exceed three pages including figures); (4) teaching statement; and (5) the names, professional affiliations, and email addresses of three references. For full details and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/8141. These positions require a PhD, or PhD requirements fulfilled by November 1 of the year employment commences. Applications will be evaluated beginning on October 1, 2016 and will continue to be accepted until all positions are filled. Recommendation of candidates or questions regarding this opportunity can be directed to Cin-Ty Lee at ctlee@rice.edu.

Rice University, located in Houston, Texas, 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. From its beginning in 1912, Rice has been dedicated to excellence in all regards.

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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3) Science Writer/Communicator – Department of Earth Science, Rice University

The Department of Earth Sciences at Rice University is seeking a full time science writer/communicator. The science writer would be expected to spend 50% of her/his time promoting research in the department through news writing of current research, helping maintain content in departmental magazines and webpages, and serving as a public interface between the department and public. For the other 50%, the science writer would be free and encouraged to develop her/his own creative portfolio (such as popular science articles/books, peer-reviewed scientific papers, science blogs, graphic novels, etc.) and help faculty develop innovative methods for teaching and outreach. Opportunities available in the department include interaction with museums, participation in various institutes (Baker Institute of Public Policy), departmental/alumni field trips to every corner of the world, teaching of courses, science communication/policy research, scientific research, raising funds/salary for their own projects, etc. The ideal candidate should have good interpersonal skills, creative writing abilities, an appreciation for design, good oral communication skills, and a deep curiosity and passion of everything related to the Earth and environment. Familiarity with geology (from the deep Earth to the atmosphere), planetary sciences, energy, environment, and policy is required. Degree in Earth sciences or related subject along with some demonstrated experience in science communication is desired. Salary is dependent on experience level. To apply, submit one pdf document containing your CV and examples or links to your creative portfolio (blogs, webpages, popular science articles, podcasts, art, etc.).

Please go to the Rice-works to apply: https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/8261

Information about the department can be found at earthscience.rice.edu. Contact Cin-Ty Lee (ctlee@rice.edu) for more information.

Applications received by Oct 1, 2016 will receive full attention. Position will remain open though until suitable candidate is found.

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4) Wiess Visiting Professor – Department of Earth Science, Rice University

We are soliciting applications for the Wiess Visiting Professor in the Department of Earth Science at Rice University. Our department has lively research programs in

Carbonate and Clastic Sedimentology and Coastal Processes
Paleoclimatology
Atmospheric Chemistry
Biogeochemistry
Geobiology
Low and High Temperature Geochemistry
Petrology
Rock Physics and Geomechanics
Environmental, Exploration, Solid Earth and Theoretical Seismology
Crustal and Mantle Structure and Geodynamics,
Planetary Science
We invite applications from established scientists whose research falls in any of these areas, and request that you identify one or more of our faculty whose research interests overlap yours. The department is characterized by collegiality and interdisciplinary research. Our faculty have ties to the Rice Departments of Biosciences, Chemistry, Computational and Applied Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics and Astronomy. We also have strong ties to the local petroleum industry, the NASA Johnson Space Center, and the Lunar Planetary Institute.

The Wiess Visiting Professorship provides travel expenses to and from Rice, and living expenses while in residence, details are negotiable. Visiting Professors are typically in residence from a few months to a full academic year. Ideally Wiess Visiting Professors interact at a high level with members of our department, often through topical seminars. We particularly encourage women and minority geoscientists to apply.

For more details about our Department, and see: http://earthscience.rice.edu

and http://earthscience.rice.edu/directory/wiess-visiting-professor/ for a list of previous Wiess Visiting Professors.

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5) Tenure-track assistant or Associate Professor appointment in Invertebrate paleontology – Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science, Drexel University

The Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science at Drexel University seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor appointment in invertebrate paleontology. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, Systematic and Evolutionary Biology, Paleoecology, Climatology and Conservation Paleobiology, with the aim of deploying paleontological data to understand patterns of global change. The successful candidate will develop a research program in their subject area; will teach courses in Invertebrate Paleontology and Stratigraphy, and other potential courses; and will be Curator of the Invertebrate Paleontology collection at Drexel’s Academy of Natural Sciences. The ability to collaborate with other research groups at the university, such as Environmental Biogeochemistry and Environmental Engineering, is a plus. Drexel University emphasizes experiential learning and field-oriented candidates are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Geology, Invertebrate Paleontology, or a related field, a record of scientific achievement, a strong interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and must be able to develop a high-quality, externally-funded research program. For the Associate level, the candidate must demonstrate extramural funding. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a summary of research experience, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three or more references with postal address, email address, and telephone number. Applicants should apply online at drexeljobs.com (Position # 7849). Review of applications will begin December 1st, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquires may be sent to Dr. Gary Rosenberg, Search Committee Chair, at gr347@drexel.edu.

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Job Posting: Faculty Position & SIMS Manager


1) Secondary ion probe (SIMS) manager – Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech

2) Tenure-track position in Paleontology – Department of Geology at San José State University

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1) Secondary ion probe (SIMS) manager – Dept of Geosciences, Virginia Tech

The department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech (VT) is looking for a Senior Project Associate to manage VT’s secondary ion probe Cameca IMS 7f GEO SIMS. The responsibilities of the manager includes: instrument maintenance, analytical protocol development and software update, data collection, training and support of ion-probe users. The candidate must have a strong understanding of micro-analytical analyses. Experience with SIMS instrumentation is required. The position also requires good interpersonal skills to interact with diverse users, including graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, postdocs and visiting researchers. The candidate will also help billing, bookkeeping and scheduling of user, as well as providing assistance for users during analytical work. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and list of three references to jobs.vt.edu. Please apply at https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/69060 posting # SR0160046. Review of applications will begin on Nov, 28 2016. For any questions contact the chair of the search committee Prof. Esteban Gazel at egazel@vt.edu

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2) Tenure-track position in Paleontology – Department of Geology at San José State University

The Department of Geology at San José State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Paleontology. A Ph.D. degree in the Earth Sciences is required. Postdoctoral experience is desirable, and a proven record of excellence in teaching or evidence of promise for excellence in teaching is expected. Research interests may include the interdisciplinary fields of paleobiology, paleoceanography, global change/paleoclimatology and carbonate sedimentology and should complement current departmental strengths in tectonics, petrology/geochemistry, geomorphology, sedimentology/stratigraphy, structural geology, and field geology. The successful candidate must have the interest and ability to teach Paleontology and an undergraduate Earth Systems course and develop undergraduate and graduate courses in his or her area of expertise. Teaching non-majors is also expected. Research involving masters and undergraduate students is required, and external funding must be sought. Apply by Nov. 1, 2016 for full consideration. For more information please view the official job announcement at the SJSU website: http://www.sjsu.edu/facultyaffairs/unit3/tenuretrack/Employment/index.html. SJSU is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the core values of inclusion, civility, and respect for each individual. A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.

Note: although the position is listed as Paleontology, we are seeking applicants who may have appreciable cross-disciplinary expertise, and we are hoping to cast a wide net. Many thanks for your consideration.

Job Posting: Faculty & Postdoc Positions


) Faculty Position in Geodynamics – Northwestern University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

2) Postdoctoral Position in Geodynamical Modeling – Penn State

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1) Faculty Position in Geodynamics – Northwestern University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Northwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in geodynamics, to begin fall 2017.

We seek a creative and innovative scientist to develop an active research program in the broad range of dynamic processes of the solid Earth and/or planets. Areas of specialization are open, but candidates whose expertise complements that of existing faculty in solid Earth geophysics, planetary science and habitability, natural hazards, seismology, and mineral physics are especially encouraged.

The successful candidate is expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses and develop a vibrant, externally funded research program. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment.

Review of applications will begin October 15th and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to visit http://www.earth.northwestern.edu. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, description of research and teaching objectives and accomplishments, selected reprints/preprints, and the names and email addresses of at least three references.

AA/EOE. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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2) Postdoctoral Position in Geodynamical Modeling – Penn State

Postdoctoral position in geodynamical modeling, to work on newly-funded NSF project entitled “Collaborative Research: Controls on along-strike variations in locked and creeping megathrust behavior at the Hikurangi convergent margin”. The project is an interdisciplinary, multinational program focused on the Hikurangi margin in New Zealand, aimed at evaluating processes that govern both slip behavior and long-term deformation at subduction zones via an integrated approach combining large-scale seismic imaging, paleoseismology, and geomorphology, focused through the lens?of state-of-the-art numerical modeling. The position is funded for 2.5 years, with an anticipated start date of August 2017. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with PIs Demian Saffer (Penn State) and Susan Ellis (GNS Science, Wellington) to lead a numerical modeling effort that couples deformation, fluid flow, and mass transfer, using existing vetted modeling codes. The postdoc will also work with others on the project to integrate the modeling study with seismic imaging and geomorphology results, as well as with upcoming IODP drilling efforts planned for early 2018. The postdoc will be part of a vibrant and diverse laboratory group within the Penn State Center for Geomechanics, Geofluids, and GeoHazards (G3 center; http://g3.ems.psu.edu), with opportunities to link the modeling efforts with ongoing studies of friction, petrophysics, and rock mechanics. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Geoscience, Geophysics, or a closely related field; experience in quantitative modeling applied to Earth sciences is preferred. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a brief (1-2 page) statement of interest, and the names of three references via https://psu.jobs/job/66318. Materials will be reviewed beginning Oct. 15, 2016 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Job Posting: Faculty Positions and Research Fellows


1) Two Faculty Positions in Volcanology (tenured or tenure track) – Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon

2) Assistant Professor in Geodesy (tenure-track) Earth Sciences – Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon
3) Two Research Fellows in Seismology – University of Southampton

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1) Two Faculty Positions in Volcanology (tenured or tenure track) – Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon

The Department of Earth Sciences (formerly Geological Sciences) is seeking outstanding scientists to fill two new open-rank faculty positions beginning Fall 2017 as part of a newly funded Center for Volcanology and Volcanic Hazards.  Appointment can be at any rank from tenure-track assistant professor to tenured full professor. We seek applicants who investigate eruption precursors, volcano deformation, conduit processes, magma fragmentation, plume behavior, and/or the transport and deposition of tephra through the use of remote sensing, geodesy, and theoretical, experimental, or numerical modeling approaches. We anticipate filling at least one of the two positions at the assistant professor level, so junior candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  The potential for establishing a vigorous independent research program in volcanology and active participation and excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels will be the most important criteria for selection.  A Ph.D. is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred for applicants at the assistant professor level. We seek candidates who will complement our existing strengths in volcanology, petrology, geochemistry, seismology, geodynamics, and surface processes.

Applicants must apply at Academic Jobs Online http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7521. The application process requires candidates to upload a current CV, an overview of current and future research (2 page limit), a statement of teaching experience and interests detailing evidence of teaching excellence (2 page limit), a statement of contributions to diversity (1 page limit), and the names of three or more references.  Further inquiries concerning this search should be sent to Paul Wallace (pwallace@uoregon.edu). Review of applications will begin on Nov. 15, 2016, and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.

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

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2) Assistant Professor in Geodesy (tenure-track) Earth Sciences – Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon

The Department of Earth Sciences (formerly Geological Sciences) at the University of Oregon invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position commencing Fall 2017 with a focus on the use of geodetic techniques to study surface and subsurface Earth processes. We seek a dynamic scientist who investigates one or more areas related to change detection of geologic and environmental processes. Techniques may include GPS, InSAR, terrestrial, airborne, or satellite LiDAR, radar altimetry, gravity, or other methods. We are particularly interested in candidates who study natural hazards, cryospheric processes, tectonics, geomorphology, or hydrogeology. Expectations for the position include: 1) establishing an active, externally funded research program, 2) supervising and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, and 3) teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels that contribute to and expand our core and major curriculum. Competitive candidates will complement existing strengths that include: surface processes, fault mechanics, coastal oceanography, and cryosphere processes, as well as major departmental initiatives in volcanology and earthquake early warning.

The application process requires candidates to submit a current CV, research statement (2 page limit), teaching statement (2 page limit), and a statement of contributions to diversity (1 page limit), as well as contact information for at least three references. Minimum requirements at the time of appointment include completion of a PhD from an accredited institution in geosciences, physics, engineering, or a related field with a demonstrated research record in geodesy. Review of applications will begin after Nov. 15, 2016, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Inquiries can be directed to: uogeodesy@gmail.com.

Candidates with experience serving the needs of diverse populations are strongly desired.

More information and application instructions can be found at our website: http://geology.uoregon.edu/.

Applications can be submitted at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7498.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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3) Two Research Fellows in Seismology – University of Southampton

Institution: University of Southampton
Open Until: 2016-09-08
Research Fellow in Passive Source Seismology x 2
Location:  National Oceanography Centre Southampton
Salary:   £28,982 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (2 year fixed term contract and 3 year fixed term contract)
Closing Date:   Thursday 08 September 2016
Reference:  763716HN
Ocean and Earth Science are looking to appoint two Researchers in the Geology and Geophysics Research Group.

The research will be in:

1. Seismically Imaging the Tectonic Plate (fixed term for 3 years) – play a vital role in a large international project to image and understand the properties that define a tectonic plate. 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 – 40 My old Atlantic plate using data collected from a large ocean bottom seismic experiment (receiver functions, surface waves, body waves, shear-wave splitting), seismic-MT joint inversions, and/or developing full-waveform inversions. In addition to supporting these projects you will be encouraged to develop their own research interests in seismology. Interaction with international collaborators is key, since broad impact will be attained by integrating results and incorporating a wide range of seismic resolutions. 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 here: https://pilabsoton.wordpress.com

2. Seismically Imaging Subduction Processes (fixed term for 2 years)– determine the factors that control subduction zone melting and associated volcanoes and earthquakes with a particular focus on the role of volatiles in the system. You will work in a collaborative team as part of a UK- NERC funded Large Grant, VOILA (VOlatile recycling In the Lesser Antilles arc). You will use a wide range of seismic techniques and a new large ocean bottom and ocean island dataset. Imaging techniques include, but are not limited to receiver functions, shear wave splitting, attenuation tomography, and surface waves. You will integrate results with our interdisciplinary collaborators for a broad perspective and enhanced impact. Please see additional information on the following website: http://www.voila.ac.uk

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 start date for both positions is 2nd of January 2017 with some flexibility.

For both positions, 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 13th / 14th of October 2016.

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.

Please see job description / person specification for both roles below.

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 Maxine Parker (Recruitment Team) on  +44 (0) 23 8059 3784Call: +44 (0) 23 8059 3784Call: +44 (0) 23 8059 3784. Please quote reference 763716HN on all correspondence.

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