Alaska Amphibious seismic data available


We are happy to announce the release of seismic data from the Alaska Amphibious Community Seismic Experiment (AACSE). This community experiment includes 75 ocean-bottom seismometers and 30 onshore broadband seismographs, deployed across and seaward of the Alaska Peninsula, for 15 months in 2018-2019. Along with the broadband array, a 400-element 3-component nodal array was deployed for one month cross Kodiak, air guns shot into the broadband and nodal arrays in 2019, and extensive multibeam and sub-bottom profile data were collected offshore.

All broadband seismometer data are now available from the IRIS Data Center (www.iris.edu) under network code XO, and the nodal data are available under network code 8J.  Marine geophysical data are available or being made available through the Marine Geoscience Data System (www.marine-geo.org). At present (January 2020) only the seismic channels are complete; data from pressure gauges and hydrophones for some stations are still being processed.

In addition, the creation of a seismicity catalog is underway, led by the Alaska Earthquake Center (https://earthquake.alaska.edu/) and the AACSE PI group. This catalog is being constructed using the same methods as used to produce the routine AEC seismicity catalog, and will be released via the same mechanisms. It is anticipated that this catalog will be released some time mid-late 2020. In parallel, an effort is underway to estimate and archive OBS instrument orientations.

Details of the project are described on the project web page (http://geoprisms.org/research/community-projects/alaska/) and in a recent Eos article (Abers et al., 2019, EOS 100(10), p. 30-35). On the web page, in the bottom left, a “Deployment and Data” tab provides links to several individual datasets.

Sincerely,

The AACSE PI Team (Geoff Abers, Aubreya Adams, Anne Becel, Peter Haeussler, Emily Roland, Susan Schwartz, Anne Sheehan, Donna Shillington, Spahr Webb, Doug Wiens, Lindsay Worthington)

Early Career Geoscience Faculty Workshop – Apply Now!


Early Career Geoscience Faculty Workshop: Teaching, Research, and Managing Your Career July 26-30, 2020 with optional trip to NSF on Friday, July 31 on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Application deadline: March 23, 2020
If you are in your first three years of a permanent faculty position, please apply to join us for a multi-day workshop in a stimulating and resource-rich environment where you will participate in sessions on topics including effective teaching strategies, course design, establishing a research program in a new setting, working with research students, balancing professional and personal responsibilities, and time management. Participants must have a full-time faculty position at a two-year or four-year college or a university at the time of the workshop and must be in their first three years of full-time teaching or starting a full-time position in the Fall. The workshop is offered by NAGT On the Cutting Edge professional development program for geoscience faculty with support from the National Science Foundation, Geological Society of America and American Geophysical Union.
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Sarah Penniston-Dorland
Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Geology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
(301) 405-6239
sarahpd@umd.edu
sarahpd23@gmail.com
http://www.geol.umd.edu/~sarahpd/

Call for expressions of interest – Working Group for workshop series on GeoPRISMS Synthesis, Integration, and Future Opportunities


Dear GeoPRISMS Colleagues,

Thanks to those of you who attended and contributed to another year of exciting and inspiring GeoPRISMS events at AGU, including our Sunday mini-workshops, GeoPRISMS-related science sessions, and the student prize competition.

As we move forward from the mini-workshops and into the final year of the office’s activity, we are seeking volunteers to serve on a Working Group to coordinate and plan a series of small, focused workshops on GeoPRISMS Synthesis, Integration, and Future Opportunities. These workshops will center on a set of cross-cutting themes identified at the February 2019 TEI and discussed at our AGU mini-workshops. The GeoPRISMS office will provide organizational support for the Working Group to develop a coherent suite of workshop proposals for the March NSF deadline (such proposals are relatively straightforward relative to standard NSF proposals to core science programs). If you are interested in serving in this role – and helping to guide the community toward synthesis and integration through leading a thematic workshop proposal as part of this package – please contact info@geoprisms.org with brief expression of interest by Dec 31, 2019.

Best wishes for a terrific Holiday and New Year,

– Demian Saffer, GeoPRISMS Chair

Seismology Student Workshop 2020 Application is Open!


Hello Seismologists!

We invite graduate students to participate in the upcoming eighth annual Seismology Student Workshop to be held March 19th-20th, 2020 at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York. The application deadline is January 10, 2020. This workshop is completely student-run and organized with the aim of bringing together graduate students who conduct research in seismology and earthquake-related fields. [This workshop is only open to graduate students, so we encourage advisors to notify their students about this opportunity!]

We intend to build on the success of our previous workshops in providing a friendly environment that fosters in-depth scientific discussion. Topics related to the scope of this workshop include but are not limited to:

  • Seismic imaging of tectonic processes
  • Tomographic/inverse techniques
  • Earthquake source processes
  • Rock mechanics
  • Seismic anisotropy
  • Seismicity and tremor

The format will be a series of 25-minute talks and poster sessions that take place over the course of the two days. Registration will be $50 due by the beginning of the workshop. Thanks to a sponsorship from the Seismological Society of America, this fee will cover three nights of hotel lodging for the nights of Wednesday March 18th, Thursday the 19th, and Friday the 20th, as well as all meals and refreshments during the workshop. We have limited funds to subsidize transportation to the workshop. Registration preference will be given to those who submit abstracts.

For more information, please visit our website or find us on Facebook.

If you are interested in attending, please complete and submit the Online Application Form.

A title, abstract, and an optional figure must be submitted to be considered for an oral or poster session.

The application deadline is JANUARY 10, 2020. We will inform attendees about their application status by the end of January. Please feel free to forward this to other students you know that might be interested.

We hope to see you in March!

Organizing Committee:

Rachel, Genevieve, Joshua, Chris, Theresa, and Michelle

DEADLINE EXTENDED: GeoPRISMS Mini-Workshops at AGU


You still have time to apply to the GeoPRISMS Mini-Workshops at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting. DEADLINE EXTENDED THROUGH NOVEMBER 26!

When: Sunday December 8, 2019

Where: Grand Hyatt Union Square, San Francisco

Registration deadline: November 26, 2019

The goal of the mini-workshops is to harness momentum from the large Synthesis & Integration Workshop that took place in San Antonio last February, and in particular to develop strategies for (1) data and science legacies and (2) engaging the community in fundamental science that build upon the past two decades of the GeoPRISMS and MARGINS programs. The Pre AGU mini-workshops are designed as working meetings, and are structured around breakout groups from which we anticipate the participants will discuss and identify:

  • a clear set of planned activities and/or proposals for future small, focused workshops;
  • key needs for data and program products and plans to implement them;
  • and synthesis or integration products that tie together science in thematic areas.

Participants can register to attend one or both mini-workshops. Student and early-career scientist participation is encouraged. Please visit the mini-workshop webpages for more information and workshop agendas:

8am – 12pm | Data Legacy, Science and Education & Outreach Legacy Products 

Conveners: Rebecca Bendick, Anaïs Férot, Andrew Goodwillie, Jessica Warren, Demian Saffer

1:15 – 5:45pm | Strategies for Synthesis, Integration, and Future Opportunities 

Conveners: The GeoPRISMS Steering and Oversight Committee: Becky Bell, Rebecca Bendick, Daniel Brothers, Mark Caddick, Char Deering, Katie Keranen, Luc Lavier, Rob Harris, Emily Roland, Kyle Straub, Jessica Warren, Demian Saffer

Lunch will be provided.

Following the mini-workshops there will be an evening reception that will take place on the 36th floor at the Grand Hyatt Union Square. Please join us to celebrate the achievements of the GeoPRISMS Program! Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available.

All mini-workshops are free of charge and open to all. For more information and registration please visit the GeoPRISMS website at: http://geoprisms.org/meetings/mini-workshops/

SZ4D News and Call for Participation


Join the SZ4D Community!

Hello from the SZ4D Research Coordination Network (RCN) Steering Committee! We sent this to SZ4D’s mailing list already, but many GeoPRISMS folks are not on that one (or losing it to spam filters).

First, SZ4D has a brand-new website! Please visit sz4d.org for information and the opportunity to join Thematic Interest Groups, described below. You can also join the SZ4D listserv there if you haven’t already.

You are probably aware that SZ4D is a new community-driven, bottom-up initiative in the U.S. research community to investigate physical and chemical processes at subduction zones  through both space and time, with an explicit focus on the fundamental processes underlying geologic hazards such as great earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. From now through 2021, the mission of the SZ4D RCN is to coordinate the development of the SZ4D Initiative, turning the conceptual SZ4D Vision (https://bit.ly/33oycen) into a unified community plan for a long-term Program. While NSF has committed to funding this initial SZ4D planning and development effort, it remains for us to convince them to establish a new program by producing a stellar plan with broad and deep community support!

This is where you come in! We ask you to go to the website sz4d.org and look at the information on the four Interest Groups there (listed below with Steering Committee contacts):

  • Faulting and Earthquake Cycles (E. Brodsky and D. Shillington)
  • Magmatic Drivers of Eruption (D. Roman and T. Plank)
  • Landscapes and Seascapes: Surface Processes & Subduction (A. Duvall and G. Hilley)
  • Developing International Partners (H. Tobin)

Please sign up for one or more of the Interest Groups, even if you are already on our mailing list! We will use these groups to organize focused online forums and discussions in the near future.

Call for Working Group (Self) Nominations

Furthermore, we are convening corresponding Working Groups of 12-20 individuals that are tasked with engaging the community’s priorities and developing the written white papers that will make up the SZ4D Implementation Plan that will be presented to potential funding agencies. Members will be selected by the Steering Committee based on self-nominations and potential contribution to this effort. The Working Groups will meet for the first time in person in late January to kick off this critical job. If you are interested in committing to two-years of service on one of the Working Groups to canvass the community, synthesize priorities and write documents, please send a one paragraph statement of interest and 2-page CV to the above relevant named steering committee contacts (email addresses on the website), ideally by November 27, 2019.

Finally, look for us at AGU in the SZ4D Town Hall on Thursday evening at the Marriott Marquis Hotel and in our SZ4D sessions on Friday!

Harold Tobin (for SZ4D RCN Steering Committee)
sz4d.org
twitter: @SZ4D1

Demystifying the IODP Proposal Process for Early Career Scientists – Application deadline extended


WORKSHOP: Demystifying the IODP Proposal Process for Early Career Scientists: Pacific Ocean

February 17-20, 2020; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY

Deadline extended to November 6, 2019 to encourage participation from early career scientists focused on the Earth Connections and Earth in Motion themes of the IODP Science Plan.

Earth Connections: Deep Processes and Their Impact on Earth’s Surface Environment

  • composition, structure, and dynamics of Earth’s upper mantle
  • seafloor spreading, mantle melting, ocean crustal architecture
  • chemical exchanges between ocean crust and seawater
  • subduction zone initiation, volatile cycling, and generation of continental crust

Earth in Motion: Processes and Hazards on Human Time Scales

  • mechanisms for earthquakes, landslides, and tsunami
  • properties and processes that govern subseafloor carbon flow and storage
  • fluids linking subseafloor tectonic, thermal, and biogeochemical processes

Scientific ocean drilling is central to the study of Earth’s climate history, tectonic evolution, geohazards, and deep biosphere. In an effort to foster a larger, more dynamic, and more diverse ocean drilling community, we encourage early career researchers to apply to this workshop, Demystifying the IODP Proposal Process for Early Career Scientists: Pacific Ocean.

The workshop will begin with a series of speakers explaining the structure of IODP and how early career scientists can become involved in IODP activities, from sailing to expedition proposals. Then, workshop participants will work on the initial stages of developing real drilling proposals in the Pacific Ocean, where the JOIDES Resolution is expected to be operating beginning in 2023-2024.

The deadline to submit an application has been extended to November 6, 2019 to encourage more participation in the Earth Connections and Earth in Motion themes. We aim to attract a diverse array of specialists (in geophysics, paleoceanography, deep biosphere, tectonics, etc.) to facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations. Workshop participation support is available from the U.S. Science Support Program for IODP, for a limited number of graduate students and early career researchers (i.e., those who have completed their PhD within the past 10 years) from U.S. institutions and organizations.

For more information and to apply, visit the workshop webpage:

https://usoceandiscovery.org/workshop-early-career-2020/

Please contact Steve Phillips (stevep@ig.utexas.edu), Jessica Labonté (labontej@tamug.edu) or Rocío Caballero-Gill (rcaballero.gill@gmail.com) if you have further questions.

Job Posting: Faculty, Postdoc and graduate student opportunities

1) Three tenure-track positions in Sedimentary Geology – University of Houston
2) Five tenure-track positions in Integrated Energy Systems – The Pennsylvania State University
3) 2020 Killam Postdoctoral Program – Dalhousie University
4) Dalhousie Earth and Environmental Sciences Doctoral Award – Dalhousie University
5) Assistant Professor in Geological Sciences – University of Missouri
6) Assistant Professor, Ocean Observing or Paleoceanography – Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, UNCW
7) Tenure Track Associate or Assistant Professor in Geological Engineering and related fields –  University of Nevada, Reno
8) Postdoctoral Research Scholar 2020 Exploration Fellowship in Earth and Space Science – School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University
9) Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Earth Materials – Washington State University
10) Assistant Professor of Seismology – The Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington
11) Four Graduate Student Positions in Volcanology – University of Alaska Fairbanks
12) Tenure-Track Position in Geodesy –  University of New Mexico

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1) Three tenure-track positions in Sedimentary Geology – University of Houston

The University of Houston Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for three tenure-track positions in the general field of sedimentary geology. Hiring will be at the assistant professor level with up to one hire at the associate professor level. Experience and qualifications will be used to determine the appropriate title of assistant or associate. This is a cluster hire that will focus on interpretation of records of changing environments on Earth’s surface.

We are particularly interested in researchers with a focus on the areas of paleoclimate, paleoceanography, paleogeography, biogeochemistry, carbon cycles and proxies, the role of tectonics in building the sedimentary record, source to sink processes, and coastal evolution. The research of successful applicants may concentrate on either chemical or clastic sedimentary rocks and may use data from outcrops, cores, modern environments, the subsurface, or experimental or modeling studies. Integration of geophysical data, petrographic observations, and facies analysis is particularly encouraged.

The successful candidates will be expected to build active collaborations within and outside the university, to develop internationally recognized, externally funded research programs, to teach graduate and undergraduate level courses that bridge theory and practical applications in the geosciences, and to use their research to enhance experiential learning at UH.

The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Furthermore, we welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. More information about the department can be found at http://www.uh.edu/nsm/earth-atmospheric/. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in earth science or a related field at the time of the appointment.

Review of applications will begin on October 31st, 2019, and continue until the positions are filled. Candidates should submit: 1) a statement of teaching and research interests, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a list of at least three possible references and their contact information. Applications should be submitted online through https://jobs.uh.edu/. A background check is required prior to interviewing. Questions about these positions may be directed to search committee chair Julia Wellner (jwellner@uh.edu).

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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2) Five tenure-track positions in Integrated Energy Systems – The Pennsylvania State University

The Pennsylvania State University is recruiting at least five tenure-track positions in Integrated Energy Systems (IES), as a part of its strategic initiative to further enhance its status as an international leader in energy research and education. These new hires will join the department most relevant to their research and teaching interests, either in the College of Engineering (https://www.engr.psu.edu/academics/undergraduate/prospective/explore-majors.aspx) or the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (https://www.ems.psu.edu/academics/our-departments). IES faculty will have outstanding opportunities for collaboration through institutes including the Institutes of Energy and Environment (http://www.iee.psu.edu/) and the Materials Research Institute (https://www.mri.psu.edu/). IES priority areas identified for this search include: Renewable, Non-renewable, and Hybrid Energy Systems. We invite applications for candidates with expertise in energy systems, especially those that have a minimal carbon footprint, intrinsically high energy efficiencies, and negligible net water use. We are particularly interested in researchers working on alternative energies that have materials-focused topics, for example in solar energy and conversion technologies using CO2 as a carbon source and integration of renewable energy technologies with energy storage systems. Smart Energy Systems. Penn State is internationally recognized as a leader in energy efficiency for the built environment, but there are new opportunities to better integrate building design and energy consumption/production with microgrids, blurring the lines between the distribution network and the load. Additional faculty expertise is needed in on-site distributed energy systems, focusing on energy generation for single building and community-of-buildings levels. Another key area is energy security, with an emphasis on security of modern smart metering and small-scale energy generation technologies, as well as managing risks to the industrial generation and distribution systems and networks. Impact Mitigation and System Optimization of Energy Generation and Distribution. Energy systems need to minimize freshwater use, reduce carbon emissions, and increase the safety and productive use of non-traditional waters, including produced and flowback waters from oil and gas operations. Of interest are faculty focusing on wastewater injection, materials, methods or processes for the treatment and reuse of these waters, as well as monitoring and impact assessment of energy generation and distribution on natural waters. Penn State also seeks to increase the number of “systems-thinking” faculty who will serve as national leaders in topics such as tradeoffs between CO2 emissions, optimizing transportation systems, and techno-economic evaluation of new energy technologies. Researchers exploring mechanisms of carbon capture, storage, utilization and mineralization are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a field related to one of the three IES topics. Appointments will be made at a rank commensurate with experience. Successful applicants will be researchers who can work across disciplines in a team to advance the science and engineering of energy systems. To apply, submit a single pdf file containing: a cover letter indicating at least one preferred home department and the names and addresses of four references; a full curriculum vitae containing a complete list of publications; separate statements of research, teaching interests, and commitment towards diversity and inclusion; and 3 published journal papers. Review of applicants will begin on November 1, 2019, and will continue until the positions are filled. Inquiries can be sent to Professor Bruce Logan (blogan@psu.edu), Chair of the Search Committee. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Penn State strives to build a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive environment for students, staff, and faculty. Both the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and the College of Engineering rely on the expertise, sensitivity and commitment of an inclusive faculty to enhance diversity, seek equity, and create a welcoming environment within our community. We are committed to nurturing a learning and working environment that respects differences in culture, age, gender, race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation. In welcoming every candidate, we strive to meet the needs of professional families by actively assisting with partner-placement needs.

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3) 2020 Killam Postdoctoral Program – Dalhousie University

The Department of Earth and Environmental Science at Dalhousie University invites applications for the Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships.  Dalhousie University awards annually approximately 5 new fellowships in all disciplines to Canadian or International scholars of superior academic research ability, who have not obtained their PhD degree from Dalhousie, and have obtained their degrees no earlier than Jan 1, 2018.

The Department has a long history of demonstrated excellence in research and teaching, with a current emphasis on marine geology/geophysics, petroleum systems, tectonics, high temperature geochemistry/experimental petrology, earth surface processes, environment and human health, and environmental action research. It hosts various analytical and experimental facilities including the newly-established National Seismic Imaging Facility, recently upgraded and expanded facilities for cosmogenic isotope sample preparation, and a new stable isotope biogeochemistry laboratory (for a full list, see: https://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/earth-sciences/research/laboratories.html). The main campus is situated in Halifax – a city known for its youthful spirit, rich history, and scenic waterfront. Information about the Earth and Environmental Sciences department, current faculty, and research and teaching programmes can be found at: http://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/earth-sciences.html.

Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable for two years and currently valued at $55,000 annually including full benefits and a travel allowance for transportation to and from Halifax, a one-time research allowance ($3,000) and a conference travel grant ($1,000).

In preparing the research proposal, applicants are expected to discuss potential research projects with the Faculty members in their area of research interest: https://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/earth-sciences/faculty_staff/faculty.html
For information on the application process, see: https://www.dal.ca/dept/killam-laureates/how-to-apply/postdoctoral-fellowships.html

Application instructions can be found here:
https://cdn.dal.ca/content/dam/dalhousie/pdf/fgs/funding/kpdf-compguidelines.pdf

All documents arranged by the applicant must be forwarded as both an electronic copy and as a hard copy.

Please email electronic copies to:
Mr. Sean Hartwell (Administrator)
Email: erthadm@dal.ca
Subject line: Killam Postdoc Application

Hard copies to:
Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee
c/o James Brenan, Chair
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H 4H6

Please note that hard copies with original signatures are required for your application to be considered by Dalhousie’s granting body and all document submission deadlines are strictly enforced. The deadline is December 16th for receipt of completed applications and all supporting documents in the Department. (Please allow enough time for delivery.)

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4) Dalhousie Earth and Environmental Sciences Doctoral Award – Dalhousie University

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Dalhousie University, located in Halifax, Atlantic Canada, invites applications for the Dalhousie Earth and Environmental Sciences Doctoral Award for admission to the Ph.D. program in Fall 2020. This award provides financial support to outstanding Canadian and International students with a demonstrated record of academic success in their undergraduate and early graduate studies. The main campus is situated in Halifax – a city known for its youthful spirit, rich history, and scenic waterfront. Interested students should explore our website https://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/earth-sciences.html

Fields of research include marine geology/geophysics, petroleum systems, tectonics, high temperature geochemistry/experimental petrology, earth surface processes, environment and human health, and environmental action research. Applicants should discuss their interests with a potential advisor in the Department: https://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/earth-sciences/faculty_staff/faculty.html

The minimum qualifications for the award are the successful completion of a BSc degree (MSc preferred) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.0 (“A” equivalent) and meeting the University language requirements (for international applicants): https://www.dal.ca/faculty/gradstudies/graduate-programs-admissions/admission_requirements.html

The successful applicant will receive a stipend ($19,000 CAD/year) and tuition for 4 years subject to renewal for the 3rd and 4th years based on student performance.

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2019.

The successful candidate with be notified by December 15, 2019.

Application guidelines are available at: https://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/earth-sciences/programs/graduate_information1/es_doc_award.html

For more information, please contact Professor Yana Fedortchouk, Graduate Coordinator, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Dalhousie University, email: yana@dal.ca

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5) Assistant Professor in Geological Sciences – University of Missouri

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Missouri invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the fields of mineralogy and petrology. Potential areas of research interest could include igneous and/or metamorphic petrology, volcanology, meteoritics, planetary geology, geochemistry, mineral surface chemistry, and/or other related areas of expertise. This position has an anticipated Fall 2020 start date. As a minimum qualification, a Ph.D. in geological sciences or related field by the time of appointment is required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach across the curriculum, including mineralogy and courses within their expertise, and to build an externally funded research program that complements the existing strengths in paleobiology, geochemistry, structural geology, and geophysics. Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to conduct independent research and effectively teach students across the curriculum at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Information about our department and our undergraduate and graduate curricula can be found at [geology.missouri.edu].

Our department occupies a building dedicated to Geological Sciences, and houses numerous analytical facilities [geology.missouri.edu/research-facilities] including a new X-ray Tomographic and Scanning Electron Microscopy laboratory [xray.missouri.edu] as one of the MU Research Core Facilities, and a high-performance computing cluster. Elsewhere on campus is a wide variety of geochemical instrumentation at the MU Research Reactor [murr.missouri.edu] and at other research core facilities
[research.missouri.edu/about/cores].

About the University and Columbia, Missouri

The University of Missouri (also known as Mizzou or MU) is located in Columbia, Missouri. As Missouri’s largest public research university, Mizzou has an enrollment of ~30,000 students, is a Research I designated institution, is a member of the Association of American Universities, and is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. Mizzou is one of only five universities nationwide with law, medicine, veterinary medicine, and a nuclear research reactor on one campus.

With a population of ~125,000, Columbia is located midway between Missouri’s largest cities, St. Louis and Kansas City. Money magazine, Fortune magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and others have named Columbia one of the best places in the United States to live and among the top 10 college towns because of its high quality of life. Columbia is home to nationally renowned public schools, including two top-ranked high schools. The city provides many opportunities for art, culture, and music enthusiasts, and has been recognized as a bike-friendly community with many parks and trails.

To apply

Please apply on line at: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic (Job Opening ID 31617). Use the online application to upload (i) a letter of application that describes your teaching and research experience; (ii) a CV; (iii) a statement describing research and teaching interests and a plan for attracting students, including students from demographic groups who traditionally have been underrepresented in the geological sciences; and (iv) a statement of inclusion and diversity. Three reference letters are required and should be sent (electronically or hard copy) to Dr. James Schiffbauer (schiffbauerj@missouri.edu), Chair of the Search Committee. Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search Committee with questions about the job duties. Please contact Human Resource Services (muhrs@missouri.edu) with any questions about the application process. Review of application materials will begin on Tuesday, December 17th, 2019. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete (including reference letters) on or before this date. The position will remain open until filled.

The University of Missouri and the Department of Geological Sciences are fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. To request ADA accommodations, please contact the Office of Accessibility & ADA Education at 573-884-7278 or CheekA@missouri.edu.

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6) Assistant Professor, Ocean Observing or Paleoceanography – Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, UNCW

The Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in either Ocean Observing OR Paleoceanography to begin August 2020.

Ocean Observing – we seek an individual with expertise using in situ ocean observing technologies to study the physical processes in coastal and continental shelf environments. The ideal candidate will have research interests using these observations to better understand the response of coastal waters to seasonal and/or event-scale forcing (e.g., hurricanes, storms, oil spills, HABs). Instrumentation could include underwater autonomous gliders, drifters, profilers, etc.

Paleoceanography – we seek an individual who combines expertise in field-based techniques with quantitative analysis of paleoenvironmental proxy records (preferably geochemical) from ocean archives. The ideal candidate will be a sea-going scientist that uses proxies to study past oceanographic or climatic variability.

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in oceanography, marine science, or related disciplines. To apply, please visit https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/15852. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 30, 2019, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Scott Nooner, nooners@uncw.edu.

UNCW actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified individuals from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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7) Tenure Track Associate or Assistant Professor in Geological Engineering and related fields –  University of Nevada, Reno

The Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering (DGSE) invites applications for a tenure-track Associate or Assistant Professorship in Geological Engineering (GE), very broadly defined to include earthquake engineering, geophysics, hydrology and hydrogeology, remote sensing, rock, soil, and fault mechanics, sediment transport engineering, geophysical fluid dynamics, slope stability, design engineering targeted at sensing and exploring Earth and planetary systems, and other related fields. Applicants must have a PhD at the time of appointment and demonstrate commitment to both undergraduate and graduate instruction in the GE program as well as development of an externally-funded program of research in their specialty. Our ideal candidate is committed to pursuing outstanding research at the intersection of Earth science and engineering that strengthens our broad and interdisciplinary GE program, and will have at least one degree in an engineering-related field. Our current strengths include slope stability, environmental fluid dynamics, natural hazards, hydrogeology and rock mechanics. The undergraduate degree program in GE is ABET-accredited and the position requires assisting in the ongoing accreditation process and in continued development of the educational objectives of the GE program. The position also requires the ability to teach courses within the GE curriculum which demonstrates the relationship between geology and engineering. The applicant’s resume should reflect the ability to fit into a well-respected GE program within a department that combines the geosciences and engineering. Although not required of applicants, successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering exam or professional engineering registration will be advantageous.

The Department is part of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, which also includes two additional teaching Departments, Mining and Metallurgical Engineering and Geography, and two state-funded Earth Science units, the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology and the Nevada Seismological Laboratory. We offer BS degrees in Geology, Geophysics, Hydrogeology and Geological Engineering. We offer MS degrees in Geology, Geophysics, and Geological Engineering, and PhD’s in Geology, Geophysics and Mineral Resource Engineering (joint with Mining). DGSE faculty are an integral part of the interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Hydrologic Sciences (MS and PhD in Hydrology and Hydrogeology) and work closely with the Desert Research Institute. More information about the Department can be found at http://www.unr.edu/geology. Information specifically related to GE and ABET accreditation can be found at https://www.unr.edu/geology/degree-programs/geological-engineering/abet-accreditation.

Applications are due by 11:59pm on November 25, 2019, and review will begin shortly after. We are expecting to fill the position by March 2020 with a start date of July 1, 2020.

The University of Nevada, Reno has a growing and increasingly diverse student population of approximately 21,000, including over 2,800 graduate students. The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience. The city of Reno offers an excellent quality of life, with entertainment and cultural opportunities in excess of most cities of similar size. The city lies one hour from Lake Tahoe and four hours east of San Francisco in the valley of the Truckee River on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, and has a mild high desert climate. A highly rated location for living and outdoor recreation, the Reno area also enjoys a flourishing and diverse intellectual, artistic, and cultural community.

Questions regarding the search may be addressed to the head of the search committee, Scott McCoy, scottmccoy@unr.edu.

The University of Nevada, Reno is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Applications must be submitted online, https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UNR-external,  reference R0118637.  Please include an application letter briefly addressing how your research and teaching experience meets the criteria set forth above, including your fit in our GE program and the department at large.  A CV, Statement of Research Interests, Teaching Philosophy, Diversity Statement, and contact details for at least three references are required.

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8) Postdoctoral Research Scholar 2020 Exploration Fellowship in Earth and Space Science – School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University

The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for the postdoctoral research scholar position of 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 surface processes, planetary science, instrumentation and systems engineering, and science education. Anticipated start date for the position is July 2020.  Incoming Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $65,000 with health benefits, plus $12,000 per year in discretionary research funds.  A relocation allowance will be provided.  The initial appointment is for one year with subsequent annual renewal for up to a total of three years, contingent upon satisfactory performance, the needs of the university, and availability of resources.

Interested candidates should contact two faculty members in SESE to discuss potential collaborative research topics and determine whether they would agree to serve as an Exploration Fellow mentor. When a topic of mutual interest between the applicant and potential faculty mentors is identified, the applicant should submit a research proposal as a single PDF that includes: (1) a cover letter identifying the proposed research topic and the names of the two faculty mentors, (2) a current CV, (3) a research proposal not longer than five pages (including figures and references), and (4) one paper 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.

Essential duties:  The successful applicant will conduct original research, document results and write journal articles, and present at scientific meetings.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. by the time of appointment in a field relevant to Earth and Space exploration, including (but not limited to) astrophysics, physics, chemistry, geology, biology, and engineering.  Candidates must be within five years from receipt of the doctoral degree.

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, (3) evidence of strong verbal and written communication skills.

Application materials should be submitted as a single PDF file. The application, and any related questions, should be submitted by email to exppd@asu.edu, addressed to the Exploration Fellowship Committee.  Applications will only be given full consideration when all materials described above are received in the requested PDF format.

Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is 15 December 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. Reference Job ID 14087.

More information about the Exploration Fellowship can be found at: http://sese.asu.edu/exploration-fellowship

More information about the department can be found here: https://sese.asu.edu/

Postdoctoral benefits can be found at: https://cfo.asu.edu/postdoctoral-scholars
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty) at ASU values cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the College diversity of the academic community.
Background check is required for employment. 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 http://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources.  ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf.  You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

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9)    Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Earth Materials – Washington State University

The  School of the Environment at Washington State University invites applications for a nine-month, full-time tenure-track position in Earth Materials on the Pullman campus at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 2020. We seek applicants who will develop an internationally recognized and externally funded program with an emphasis in one or more of the following areas: petrology, mineralogy, volcanology, magmatic processes, or tectonic processes. The School welcomes applications from both scholars beginning their careers and those whose careers are more advanced.

The SoE is home to the Peter Hooper GeoAnalytical Laboratory and the Radiogenic Isotope and Geochronology Laboratory, that maintain state-of-the art capabilities in whole rock and micro-scale major and trace element analysis, U-Pb and Lu-Hf and Sm-Nd geochronology, and radiogenic and stable isotope geochemistry. Instruments in the laboratories (see:https://environment.wsu.edu/facilities/geoanalytical-lab/) include a ThermoFinnigan Neptune Plus MC-ICP-MS and Element2 ICP-MS, Teledyne Analyte 193nm excimer and NewWave Nd-YAG 213nm laser ablation systems, an Agilent 7700x quadrupole ICP-MS, three X-ray fluorescence spectrometers, and a JOEL JXA-8500 F field emission electron microprobe. The candidate is expected take a leadership role in developing and funding research initiatives that take advantage of the GeoAnalytical Laboratory.

WSU is a Tier I research institution that offers competitive salaries and start-up packages. WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/). Credit toward tenure may be negotiable.

The successful candidate will be expected to: (i) develop an externally funded research program; (ii) publish research in top quality, high impact journals; (iii) teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to the field of Earth Materials; (iv) mentor M.S. and Ph.D. students; (v) take a leadership role in the GeoAnalytical Laboratory; (vi) work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor undergraduate and graduate students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds;  and (vii) serve university, college, school, and professional organizations.

Required:

Earned doctorate in Earth Materials or related discipline at time of hire, with emphasis in one or more of the following areas: petrology, mineralogy, volcanology, magmatic processes, or tectonic processes; Record of research accomplishment as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications; Potential to establish and maintain an externally funded research program (peer-reviewed publications and developed research agenda); Demonstrated ability and/or potential to successfully teach and mentor students at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the field of Earth Materials.

Preferred:

Ability to conduct research and graduate training in an interdisciplinary setting, while building on existing strengths within the core field of solid Earth geosciences; Ability to take a leadership role in developing research initiatives in the GeoAnalytical Laboratory; Ability to educate and support under-served groups and contribute to WSU’s equity, diversity, and inclusion goals in research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service (https://wsu.edu/drive-to-25/diversity-recruitment-plans/).

Screening of application materials begins December 2, 2019, and the application window will remain open until filled. To view the full job advertisement and to apply, visit:
https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/48041.

Applications must include: (i) a letter of application describing how your experience and training meet the required and preferred qualifications for this position given above; (ii) a current curriculum vita; (iii) a statement of research interests and accomplishments; (iv) a statement of teaching philosophy; and (v) a list of three professional references (include names, addresses, e-mails and telephone numbers). Because equity is an important part of the WSU mission, we request that applicants include a separate paragraph in the application letter telling us how equity figures into their past, present, and future teaching, research, and community engagement. Teaching and research statements should each be limited to two single-spaced pages.

For questions about the position contact: Dr. Jeff Vervoort, Search Committee Chair, 509-335-5597, vervoort@wsu.edu. EEO/AA/ADA

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10) Assistant Professor of Seismology – The Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington

The Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in seismology at the Assistant Professor level.  We seek a colleague whose research is grounded in seismological observation, and who is versatile and innovative in its use to address fundamental scientific questions about the Earth. We are particularly interested in someone with the potential to contribute collaboratively to a strong, interdisciplinary thematic focus on subduction zone science  at UW, and who will interact with the diverse group of faculty and researchers across our campus linked to that initiative. They will also demonstrate a commitment to teaching and mentoring in a diverse and inclusive university setting. Areas of specialization might include, but are not limited to: earthquake source processes, volcano seismology, and structural seismology.

For more details and to apply, see the full advertisement here: (https://ap.washington.edu/ahr/position-details/?job_id=53595). Preference will be given to applications received prior to December 1, 2019, but applications received after this date may be considered. Questions pertaining to the application process or potential disability accommodations can be addressed to Michelle Barr (essasst@uw.edu).  Questions about the position can be addressed to Professor Harold Tobin, search committee chair (htobin@uw.edu). The anticipated start date is September 1, 2020, and is negotiable.

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11)    Four Graduate Student Positions in Volcanology – University of Alaska Fairbanks

The Volcanology Group at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Geophysical Institute (https://www.gi.alaska.edu/research/volcanology) is currently recruiting four graduate students at the PhD level beginning in Fall 2020.  The students will work on a recently funded National Science Foundation (NSF) Predication of and Resilience against Extreme Events (PREEVENTS) project to re-analyze and combine multidisciplinary observations of past volcanic unrest for eight Alaska volcanoes to develop a suite of eruption forecast models. These models will ultimately be provided to the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) for operational use to improve AVO’s eruption forecasting capabilities and mitigate eruption hazards. We will also develop publicly available classroom modules and a distance-based continuing education course to be shared with teachers from communities near active volcanoes to help prepare the populations most directly impacted by volcanic eruptions. More details on the project can be found here: https://sites.google.com/alaska.edu/preeventseruptionforecasting/.

Qualified graduate students will be self-motivated, hard-working team-players, ideally with prior research experience. Each graduate student will work with the disciplinary lead(s) and project collaborators to develop new and/or automate existing analysis tools and analyze data related to his/her disciplinary theme for all eight target volcanoes. The students will then work together as a cohort to integrate the multidisciplinary data for each volcano, with each student leading studies on the one to two volcanoes with data most relevant to his or her research interests. A brief description of the disciplinary themes, the lead researcher (and contact information), and collaborators are found on the project website. We encourage all interested applicants to contact the appropriate disciplinary lead and apply to graduate school at the University of Alaska Fairbanks prior to the 15 January 2020 deadline. More information about graduate school in the Department of Geosciences at UAF can be found here: https://www.uaf.edu/geology/prospective-students/.

Regards,

Taryn Lopez, David Fee, Ronni Grapenthin, Pavel Izbekov and Jessica Larsen

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12) Tenure-Track Position in Geodesy –  University of New Mexico

The Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque is searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in solid Earth and/or environmental geodesy. Scientists who apply analogous approaches to study other planetary systems are also encouraged to apply. The full advertisement with application instructions can be found here:
https://unm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=10625&site=14

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

Demystifying the IODP Proposal Process for Early Career Scientists, 2020


Workshop: Demystifying the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Proposal Process for Early Career Scientists, 2020

Demystifying the IODP Proposal Process for Early Career Scientists: Pacific Ocean

February 17-20, 2020; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY

Scientific ocean drilling is central to the study of Earth’s climate history, tectonic evolution, geohazards, and deep biosphere. In an effort to foster a larger, more dynamic, and more diverse ocean drilling community, we encourage early career researchers to apply to this workshop, Demystifying the IODP Proposal Process for Early Career Scientists: Pacific Ocean.

The workshop will begin with a series of speakers explaining the structure of IODP and how early career scientists can become involved in IODP activities, from sailing to expedition proposals. Then, workshop participants will work on the initial stages of developing real drilling proposals in the Pacific Ocean, where the JOIDES Resolution is expected to be operating beginning in 2023-2024.

The deadline to submit an application is October 18, 2019. We aim to attract a diverse array of specialists (in geophysics, paleoceanography, deep biosphere, tectonics, etc.) to facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations. Workshop participation support is available from the U.S. Science Support Program for IODP, for a limited number of graduate students and early career researchers (i.e., those who have completed their PhD within the past 10 years) from U.S. institutions and organizations.

For more information and to apply, visit the workshop webpage: https://usoceandiscovery.org/workshop-early-career-2020/

Please contact Steve Phillips (stevep@ig.utexas.edu), Jessica Labonté (labontej@tamug.edu) or Rocío Caballero-Gill (rcaballero.gill@gmail.com) if you have further questions.

GeoPRISMS Student Prize at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting – Applications now open!


Students, apply now to the (last) GeoPRISMS Prize for Outstanding AGU Student Poster and Oral Presentations!

Application Deadline: November 17, 2019

More information: http://geoprisms.org/meetings/agu-student-prize/

AGU Student Prize

The GeoPRISMS Program is offering two $500 prizes for Outstanding Student Presentations on GeoPRISMS- or MARGINS-related science at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, CA, December 9-13, 2019. The two prizes, one each for a poster and an oral presentation, will be awarded to highlight the important role of student research in accomplishing GeoPRISMS and MARGINS-related science goals, and to encourage cross-disciplinary input. Any student working on science topics related to the objectives of MARGINS or GeoPRISMS is eligible to participate. Students do not have to be working on a MARGINS- or GeoPRISMS-funded project to enter the competition. Students from the international community, as well as from the U.S., are encouraged to apply. Please note that previous GeoPRISMS Student Prize winners are not eligible.

Presentations will be judged throughout the AGU meeting. GeoPRISMS Student Prize winners and honorable mentions will be notified after the meeting and highlighted in the GeoPRISMS website and social media. Their institutions will also be notified of their achievement.

Students who wish to participate in the GeoPRISMS Student Prize at the AGU Fall Meeting 2019 need to apply by November 17, 2019 at: http://geoprisms.org/meetings/agu-student-prize/application-form/