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/

Mini-Workshops at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting – Register now!


GeoPRISMS Mini-Workshops at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting

Register now to attend one or both GeoPRISMS Mini-Workshops at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting

When: Sunday December 8, 2019

Where: Grand Hyatt Union Square, 36th Floor, Union Square Room

Registration deadline: November 19, 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. However, attendance and food may be limited so please register early for fullest consideration. For more information and registration please visit the GeoPRISMS website at: http://geoprisms.org/meetings/mini-workshops/

IAVCEI 2021 – Call for proposals for scientific sessions


IAVCEI 2021 Scientific Assembly
15–19 February 2021, Rotorua, New Zealand

http://www.iavcei2021.org

Call for Proposals for Scientific Sessions: https://confer.eventsair.com/iavcei2021/call-for-sessions

The IAVCEI 2021 Scientific Assembly will be hosted at Rotorua within the volcanically active Taupo Volcanic Zone. Scientific sessions will provide a close tie between its volcanic landscapes and processes and the latest advances in research. The themes of the Assembly encompass the disciplines that seek to understand volcanism and magmatism, including natural processes, investigative techniques and the benefits and impacts to society. We welcome sessions linked to the following themes for the scientific programme:

Program Themes

  • Magmatism and tectonism
  • Using field data, geophysics, geochemistry, statistics, and modelling to probe volcanic and plutonic systems
  • Eruption triggers and styles: From precursors to eruption
  • Volatile influences on eruption style, degassing, atmospheric chemistry and climate
  • Evaluating and communicating volcanic hazards and risks
  • Monitoring: developing new approaches and novel applications of existing technologies
  • Volcanoes, energy, resources and the environment
  • Volcanoes and society: from indigenous peoples to a multicultural world
  • Future thinking – what’s on the horizon that could be a game-changer?

Timeline

Proposal submission deadline: 1st November 2019
Notification of selection: 25th November 2019
Uploading of session information to website: 1st December 2019

Do not hesitate to contact the IAVCEI 2021 Program convenor or co-convenor if you have any questions:
Bruce Houghton (University of Hawaii) bhought@soest.hawaii.edu
James White (Otago University) james.white@otago.ac.nz

Job Posting: Faculty, Postdoc, NSF Science Assistant Positions


1) Faculty position on Remote Sensing – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2) Two assistant professor positions in Geochemistry and Structural Geology – San Diego State University
3) Assistant or Associate Professor in Igneous and/or Metamorphic Petrology – The Department of Geological Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin
4) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Seafloor Seismology – Woods Hole  Oceanographic Institution
5) Tenure-Track Faculty, Hydrogeology – The Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University
6) Science Assistant positions – National Science Foundation

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1) Faculty position on Remote Sensing – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Geology in the School of Earth, Society, and Environment (https://earth.illinois.edu/) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the flagship campus of the University of Illinois System, seeks an outstanding scholar with expertise in Remote Sensing. Applications are invited from candidates whose research falls within the broad scope of Earth sciences – including, but not limited to: surface and groundwater, landscape change, tectonics, environmental and climate science, earthquakes, glaciology, and volcanology. The full-time, 9-month (academic year) tenure-track faculty appointment is at the Assistant Professor level with a target start date of August 16, 2020.

The Department of Geology resides within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

The University of Illinois is committed to the family needs of our faculty members, including dual career partners. The Dual Career Academic Couples program, Provost Initiative #8, facilitates the placement of tenure-system faculty partners in positions on campus (including tenure track). More information may be found at: https://provost.illinois.edu/policies/provosts-communications/communication-8-dual-career-academic-couples-program/

The Geology Department is committed to building and maintaining an excellent and diverse academic environment. We are dedicated to advancing inclusion and diversity through our teaching, research, and service. Qualified applications will be considered regardless of age, race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Responsibilities in Research and Teaching: The successful candidate will establish and maintain an externally funded and independent research program in the area of remote sensing. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at least two courses within the Geology curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Synergy with Campus Excellence Themes and Strengths: The successful candidate will benefit from existing strengths within the Department of Geology: surface environments and landscape research, tectonics, geophysics, geodynamics; within SESE: CyberGIS & geography, and Atmospheric Remote Sensing; and across campus: the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, data science programs in Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering, and fluid dynamic, surface environments and earthquake hazards research in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Mechanical Science and Engineering. Excellent opportunities also exists for collaborations with the United States Geological Survey and Illinois State Geological Survey.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent international degree in Geology or a related field by mid-June 2020 for a preferred start date of Aug 16, 2020. Applicants must have a promising research agenda and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Candidates with superior qualifications who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Instructor. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is competitive, commensurate with skills and experience. Information on benefits may be found at: https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/benefits/

Application: To apply, create your candidate profile through https://go.illinois.edu/GEOLOGYfaculty and submit application materials by November 15, 2019. Required documents:

  • Cover letter that details suitability for and interest in the position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Up to three representative publications
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Statement of Teaching Experience and Goals
  • Statement on Advancing Diversity and Inclusion
  • Contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date.

Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. Questions can be directed to search committee chair Prof. Lijun Liu, ljliu@illinois.edu, phone: (217) 333-3540.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

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2) Two assistant professor positions in Geochemistry and Structural Geology – San Diego State University

Two assistant professor positions are open at San Diego State University in geochemistry and structural geology. Would you please distribute these on your GeoPRISMS Listserv at your earliest convenience? Thank you!

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – GEOCHEMISTRY – SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

The Department of Geological Sciences and the Environmental Sciences Program at SDSU invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in geochemistry and environmental sciences. The preferred start date of the appointment is August 2020.
The full advertisement and directions for application are posted at: http://apply.interfolio.com/67212.
For questions or more information please contact Dr. David L. Kimbrough, Search Committee Chair at dkimbrough@sdsu.edu.

SDSU is an equal opportunity/Title IX employer.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY/TECTONICS – SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

We seek to hire a candidate who uses field-based and/or computational models to address questions related to structural deformation in regions of active tectonics. Specific areas of research might include any aspects of structural geology and/or active tectonics through the use of field studies, applied geophysics, computational techniques and/or models. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally-funded, independent research program with student participation. Contribution to the Department of Geological Sciences teaching mission and participation in University and/or community service is also expected. Candidates should have a PhD in Geology or related field, relevant post-doctoral experience, a strong record of research accomplishments, external funding and a demonstrated capacity for teaching.

Additional information and application procedures are available at Https://apply.interfolio.com/67226.

Review of applications will begin on 21 October 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct questions about the position to the search committee chair, Dr. Allen Gontz, agontz@sdsu.edu.

SDSU is an equal opportunity/Title IX employer.
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3) Assistant or Associate Professor in Igneous and/or Metamorphic Petrology – The Department of Geological Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin

Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate (tenured) Professor in Igneous and/or Metamorphic Petrology apply.interfolio.com/68792. The Department of Geological Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin seeks to hire a faculty member in the field of igneous and/or metamorphic petrology at the Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenured) level.  We seek an outstanding scientist who will establish an innovative, world class, externally funded research program in the petrological evolution of the Earth and possibly other terrestrial bodies. We seek a candidate who will take advantage of the extensive analytical and/or computational capabilities of the Jackson School and complement our existing research strengths. A Ph.D. is required by the expected start date.

The Department of Geological Sciences is part of the Jackson School of Geosciences (JSG), which also includes two research units, the Institute for Geophysics and the Bureau of Economic Geology. With over 190 research scientists and faculty, the Jackson School of Geosciences is one of the largest academic earth science schools in the country. The University is located in a thriving metropolitan area with a dynamic, multicultural community of over 1 million people. The department is interested in building a culturally diverse intellectual community and we strongly encourage applications from all underrepresented groups. The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels.

Review of applications will begin December 17, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter; CV; research statement; teaching statement; statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and or service; and a list of at least three individuals who would be able to provide letters of reference. Submit copies of these materials through Interfolio’s ‘Apply Now’ option. Questions concerning the application process or receipt of application materials should be sent to dgs@jsg.utexas.edu.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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4)    Postdoctoral Fellowship in Seafloor Seismology – Woods Hole  Oceanographic Institution

The newly formed Ocean Bottom Seismometer Instrument Center (OBSIC) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) announces a competition for a Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowship. OBSIC’s mission is to support discovery of the earth’s internal structure and its dynamic processes using seafloor seismic measurements. (See https://obsic.whoi.edu/.) The OBSIC Postdoctoral Fellowship, recognizing the importance of marine seismology and ocean-bottom seismic instrumentation to continued discovery in Earth Sciences, aims to help maintain the strength of the field by supporting instrumentation-focused research and development.

You are invited to apply for this Fellowship for any project related to: 1) research and engineering in the area of seafloor seismic instrumentation, including the development and/or application of new sensors; 2) advancing our knowledge of earth structure with an emphasis on using ocean- bottom seismograph data, including the development and/or application of new analytical methodologies; 3) understanding earthquake-related processes using seafloor seismology and/or geodesy; 4) advancing our knowledge of the interplay between seafloor seismic measurements and oceanographic processes; and 5) other projects within this broad scope. The successful candidate may choose to carry out research with faculty in any of WHOI’s science and engineering departments, with staff at the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, or a combination thereof.

Completed applications will be accepted up to October 15, 2019 for consideration for Postdoctoral Scholar Awards for 2020-2021. Recipients of awards can initiate their study and research period at the Institution any time after January 1, 2020 and before December 1, 2021.

Further information may be obtained at: https://www.whoi.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/flyer_OBSIC_text_20.pdf

Application forms may be obtained through the Academic Programs section of the WHOI web pages at http://www.whoi.edu/postdoctoral, or by contacting: The WHOI Postdoctoral Coordinator Telephone: (508) 289-2950 ٠ E-mail: postdoc@whoi.edu

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5) Tenure-Track Faculty, Hydrogeology – The Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University

The Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University, in University Park, PA invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of Hydrogeology, to be filled at the rank of assistant or associate professor, depending upon the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. We seek a creative colleague who will develop a vigorous externally-funded research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and demonstrate commitment to advancing equity and inclusion. The Department of Geosciences is part of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, and houses top-ranked research programs in environmental and climate sciences, geology, geophysics, and geochemistry. Water is an important component of the University Strategic Plan, and Penn State hosts several campus-wide initiatives in water resources through, for example, the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment (http://www.iee.psu.edu) and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (http://www.eesi.psu.edu). Applications should be submitted online and include: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research vision, statement of teaching interests, and evidence, either woven through their application materials or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and an inclusive environment in their department/workplace. Additionally, we request names and contact information for four references. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in geosciences or related field at the time of appointment. Appointment could begin as early as July 1, 2020. Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, please contact Don Fisher, Chair of the Search Committee, at dmf6@psu.edu.

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6)    Science assistant positions – National Science Foundation

The Marine Geosciences Section is looking to hire two new Science Assistants, one for the Marine Geology and Geophysics (MGG) Program and one for the Chemical Oceanography (CO) Program.  The Science Assistant will work with either the MGG Program Officers or the CO Program Officers, as well as others in the Division of Ocean Sciences, providing service of value to the Programs and simultaneously developing an understanding of key aspects of the science and engineering enterprise that will be valuable to a future professional scientific career. Science Assistants help to manage the Program’s merit review process and award oversight activities, as well as participate in other developmental assignments including report preparation, working with other parts of NSF and other government agencies, and exchanging information with the scientific research community.

Please pass the word along to students or others who might be interested. The ideal candidate will have a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in marine geosciences or marine biogeochemistry. Backgrounds in other fields of ocean sciences or earth sciences will also be considered. The preferred start date is January 2020, and the position will be for a maximum duration of two years.

Interested parties should send a current CV and statement of interest to Dr. Deborah Smith (dksmith@nsf.gov) for the MGG science assistant position and Simone Metz (smetz@nsf.gov) for the CO science assistant position.  Statements of interest will be accepted until November 15, 2019.

Simone Metz, Program Director in Chemical Oceanography

Debbie Smith, Program Director in Marine Geology and Geophysics

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

Job Posting: Faculty Positions, Postdoc, PhD and MS opportunities


1) Tenure-track Faculty, Coastal Geology, Sedimentology, or Coastal Geohazards – Cornell University Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

2) Flint Postdoctoral Fellowship – Department of Geology & Geophysics, Yale University
3) Ph.D. and M.S. opportunities in Seismology – Purdue University
4) Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing / Geospatial Technology – The Geological Sciences Department at Cal Poly Pomona
5) Graduate student positions of geochemistry and geophysics – Michigan State University
6) Announcing New PhD Program in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Boston College

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1) Tenure-track Faculty, Coastal Geology, Sedimentology, or Coastal Geohazards – 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 coastal geology, sedimentology, or coastal geohazards, with an emphasis on the response of coastal regions to tectonic, geodynamic, climatic, or atmospheric processes. We are particularly interested in candidates who use observational data, including but not limited to land- or shallow-marine-based field studies or remote sensing, in collaboration with experimental or computational approaches. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, sediment transport, the geological record of storms or tsunamis, inundation responses to storm surges or rising sea levels, coastal erosion, granular flow, landslides, geomorphology, and geodynamics of coastal uplift and subsidence.

The successful candidate will interact with EAS programs in geological sciences and in atmospheric and ocean sciences, and contribute to teaching programs within EAS in geological sciences. The candidate will also have opportunities to interact with other research programs and units at Cornell including the Cornell Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City, and New York Sea Grant. The successful candidate will have access to a wide variety of campus facilities including the Paleontological Research Institute (https://www.priweb.org) and the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing (https://www.cac.cornell.edu).

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 or Associate Professor levels; salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. 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. Katie Keranen; a curriculum vita; a research statement; a teaching statement; a statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion (https://facultydevelopment.cornell.edu/department-resources/recruitment/contribution-to-diversity/); and complete contact information for three references.

All materials must be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14655. Inquiries only should be sent to keranen@cornell.edu. Review of applications will begin November 20, 2019.  Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 20, 2019.

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

The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Yale University (http://earth.yale.edu) announces an annual competition for the Richard Foster Flint Postdoctoral Fellowship. We welcome applicants with research interests in climatic processes, Cenozoic paleoclimate, historical climate records, and future climate predictions, using either archive- or modeling-based investigations. Specific research areas include, but are not limited to, glaciology; climatology; atmospheric and oceanic circulation; low-temperature geochemistry; paleobiological and paleoecological responses to climate change; and coupling between tectonic, climatic, environmental, and biotic processes. This postdoctoral position is awarded for two years and includes a stipend

($60,000/yr) and research funds ($5,000/yr), plus health-care benefits and limited expenses for relocation. Applicants should contact a sponsor in the Department to discuss potential research projects, and then submit a short (2–3 page) statement of research interests and a proposed research plan, a curriculum vitae with a full list of publications, an endorsement letter from the sponsoring faculty member, and three confidential letters of reference. Applications should be submitted online at http://apply. http://apply.interfolio.com/68371. The deadline for receipt of all application materials is December 15, 2019, and successful candidates are expected to begin their program at Yale between July 1 and December 31, 2020. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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3) Ph.D. and M.S. opportunities in Seismology – Purdue University

The Computational Seismology and Tectonics group in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University seeks highly motivated M.S. and Ph.D. students to work on a broad spectrum of seismological and tectonics topics. As part of a multidisciplinary department, students work in a collaborative environment and get exposure to a variety of expertise in earth and planetary systems, such as seismology, geodesy, petrology, lithosphere dynamics, tectonics, structural geology, planetary geology, and broader earth system interactions. Representatives of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University will attend GSA and AGU meetings to answer any questions about student opportunities in the department.

Students with B.S. or M.S. degree in geophysics, geology, engineering, physics, mathematics, computer science, or closely related fields are all welcome to apply. To be considered for financial support, please submit your application for M.S and Ph.D. positions by January 2, 2020, for Fall 2020 admission. Please check http://www.eaps.purdue.edu/for_students/graduate/grad_admissions.html for application requirements. Applicants are encouraged to contact the following faculty to discuss potential projects.

1. Dr. Xiaotao Yang (xtyang<at>purdue.edu)

Ph.D. and M.S. opportunities to apply and develop high-resolution seismic imaging methods (receiver functions, ambient seismic noise, and others) to solve problems in tectonics, earthquake and volcano hazards, and transient velocity changes. Regions of interest include but are not limited to the Aleutian-Alaska margin and the continental interior, the North-American mid-continent, and the western United States. Full financial support, including teaching assistantships and research assistantships, will be provided for both M.S and Ph.D. students. Applicants can find more information about Dr. Yang’s research at http://www.eaps.purdue.edu/people/faculty-pages/yang.html.

2. Dr. Jonathan Delph (jdelph<at>purdue.edu)

Ph.D. and M.S. opportunities to apply and develop passive-source seismic imaging and seismic interferometry techniques to the tectonics/geodynamics of Earth. Specific research projects include linking slab dynamics to tectonics in the eastern Mediterranean, investigating variations in crustal and upper mantle properties in the Pacific Northwest, and improving models for seismic wave propagation. Other opportunities may develop that involve shallow (upper crustal) seismic imaging and linking petrological and seismological observations. Full financial support, including teaching assistantships and research assistantships, will be provided for both M.S and Ph.D. students. Applicants can find more information about Dr. Delph’s research at http://www.eaps.purdue.edu/people/faculty-pages/delph.html.

3. Dr. Robert L. Nowack (nowack<at>purdue.edu)

M.S. opportunities in theoretical and applied seismology and GeoData Science. Recent studies have included Marchenko imaging with application to carbon sequestration, seismic body-wave interferometry using the autocorrelation of ambient noise, machine learning for seismic inversion, and iterative time-domain deconvolution for time-varying seismic data. A seismic array is currently being deployed to study unconventional seismic sources and their use in interferometric imaging. Dr. Nowack is a coordinator for the Purdue Geodata Science Professional Master’s program (more information can be found at https://www.eaps.purdue.edu/gdsp/). Applicants can find more information about Dr. Nowack’s research at https://web.ics.purdue.edu/~nowack/.

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4) Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Remote Sensing / Geospatial Technology – The Geological Sciences Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) 

The Geological Sciences Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR position, beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year. We invite applications from geoscientists whose research incorporates data from ground-based remote sensing or observations from unmanned aerial vehicles or satellites, and the position is open to a broad range of research specializations, such as natural hazards, active tectonics, environmental geoscience, and/or climate change. A Ph.D. in geology, geophysics, environmental geoscience or a directly related science or engineering discipline is required. The successful candidate will have the potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and for developing an externally-funded research program that will involve undergraduate and Master’s students. Teaching responsibilities will typically include a mix of geoscience courses at the lower division, upper division, and graduate levels, and will incorporate classes in Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing or other specialty courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Demonstrated experience with data collection and analysis using modern instrumentation is expected. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated success with external funding, established ties to research institutions, industry or government agencies and interest in developing intradepartmental and cross-campus collaborations. At Cal Poly Pomona, we cultivate student and faculty success through a diverse culture of experiential learning, discovery, and innovation. Cal Poly Pomona is committed to being the model for an inclusive polytechnic university that inspires creativity and innovation, embraces local and global challenges, and transforms lives.  The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than December 30, 2019. Full position description and application procedure: http://www.cpp.edu/~faculty-affairs/open-positions/.

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5) Graduate student positions of geochemistry and geophysics – Michigan State University

The Geochemistry and Geophysics research groups in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Michigan State University are recruiting M.S. and Ph.D. students to start Fall 2020!

Our research groups offer opportunities to study tectonics and petrology at field sites around the globe, to image the Earth’s interior, and to model physical and chemical processes using laboratory and computational methods. Dynamic processes of our planet’s interior over its history generated Earth’s habitable surface and are responsible for the natural distribution of mineral resources and geologic hazards including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis.

Research and teaching assistantships are available for highly qualified applicants and are awarded in fall of each year. In addition, several fellowships and scholarships provide additional financial support for summer stipends, conference travel, and research and field expenses. Thanks to our generous alumni, the EES department offers the most awards per capita of any department at MSU.

Interested students should visit our prospective graduate student webpage (https://ees.natsci.msu.edu/academics/graduate/application/) and feel free to contact faculty directly via email.

All are welcome to drop by our booths at GSA and AGU fall meetings!

Faculty:

Dr. Min Chen (chenmi22@msu.edu): Computational Seismology
Keywords: Full Waveform Inversion, Ambient Noise, Crust and Mantle Structure
Dr. Kevin Mackey (mackeyke@msu.edu): Earthquake Seismology
Keywords: Seismology, Explosion Monitoring, Eurasian Field Work
Dr. Susannah Dorfman (dorfman3@msu.edu): Experimental Mineralogy
Keywords: Mineral Physics, Experimental Petrology, Mantle Heterogeneity
Dr. Allen McNamara (allenmc@msu.edu): Geodynamics
Keywords: Geophysics, Geodynamics, Mantle Convection
Dr. Jeff Freymueller (freymuel@msu.edu): Geodesy
Keywords: Earthquakes, Active Volcanism, Cryospheric and Hydrospheric Change
Dr. Tyrone Rooney (rooneyt@msu.edu): Igneous Petrology/Geochemistry
Keywords: Rifting, Geochemistry, Magmatism
Dr. Seth Jacobson (seth@msu.edu): Planetary Sciences
Keywords: Planetary Science, High Performance Computing, Early Earth
Dr. Songqiao “Shawn” Wei (swei@msu.edu): Seismology/Geophysics
Keywords: Subduction Zones, Seismic Imaging, Marine Seismology

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6) Announcing New PhD Program in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Boston College

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Boston College is recruiting PhD and MS students for the coming academic year.  This will be the inaugural incoming class of PhD students, augmenting our longstanding MS program.

The department has grown to 12 faculty in recent years including major investments in laboratories and research infrastructure, all of which create graduate student opportunities in Climate and Environmental Change (e.g., paleoclimatology, ice sheet dynamics, fluvial geomorphology, oceanography, and marine biogeochemistry), Tectonics and Dynamics of Earth’s Interior (e.g.,  isotope geochemistry and geochronology, geodynamics, structural geology, petrology, and earthquake and exploration seismology), and the integrative theme of Water throughout the Earth. In addition, Boston College has announced the launch of the new Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society. The emphasis of the Schiller Institute is in interdisciplinary research surrounding Energy, Health, and Environment wherein our department will play a major role.

We encourage applications in any of these fields to both the MS and PhD programs.  For questions, please contact Prof. Ethan Baxter, Department Chair, or Prof. Mark Behn, Dir. of Graduate Studies. For more information, please see our department website or the Schiller website.

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Job Posting: Faculty and Postdoc positions


1) Endowed faculty position in petroleum geology – University of Colorado Boulder
2) Faculty Position in Crust/Lithosphere Evolution – Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California
3) Multiple postdoctoral opportunities in subduction zone science – Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington
4) Scripps Postdoctoral Scholar Award – Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego in La Jolla, California
5) Three Assistant Professors in Geophysics or Environmental Geoscience – Earth Sciences Dept, Durham University, UK

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1) Endowed faculty position in petroleum geology – University of Colorado Boulder

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, invites applications for the Bruce D. Benson Endowed Chair in Petroleum Geology. We seek an outstanding scientist who has a demonstrable record for excellence in teaching and a strong scholarly record in the broad field of petroleum geosciences. Candidates with an ability to integrate multiple specialties to solve difficult technical questions are desired. The focus of teaching and research can be in any aspect of petroleum geology, such as reservoir characterization, structure and geomechanics, reflection seismology, petroleum geochemistry, or petroleum systems modeling.

The successful candidate is expected to bridge to wider faculty interests, build collaborations with existing faculty, and complement our strengths in petroleum geology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, geophysics, paleontology, structure and tectonics, geochemistry, geohydrology, paleoclimatology, geomorphology, and geobiology. The successful candidate will need to: develop an externally funded, innovative and impactful research program (preferably with industry participation); supervise independent student research at both graduate and undergraduate levels; contribute to departmental teaching at all levels; and provide applied training and guidance for students interested in a career in the energy sector.

This academic-year, open rank, tenure-track position has a start date as early as January 1, 2020. A PhD in Geological Sciences or a related field is required, and we especially encourage applications from candidates with prior industry, research, and/or faculty experience. Review of applications will begin on July 20, 2019 and full consideration will be given to applications received by September 1, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The quicklink to view the posting and to apply is:

https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=19641

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2) Faculty Position in Crust/Lithosphere Evolution – Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open date: August 23, 2019
Next review date: October 20, 2019
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: December 31, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

DESCRIPTION

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Davis seeks a geologist who investigates the generation, evolution, and deformation of Earth’s crust and lithosphere. For this tenure-track faculty position, we seek candidates whose research is anchored in the rock record and addresses fundamental problems related to the Earth’s physical and chemical evolution over geologic time.

The ideal candidate will employ creative, interdisciplinary, and process-focused research that integrates observations with laboratory or computational methods, and/or integrates two or more sub-disciplines within Earth science, such as petrology, rock mechanics, seismology, geochemistry, geochronology, structural geology, or tectonics. We are particularly interested in applicants who will expand our current research programs and have the potential to build new connections between areas of current research expertise in the department and across the UC Davis campus. The department’s current research programs and experimental, analytical and computational facilities are described at geology.ucdavis.edu/research. See ucdavis.edu/academics/colleges-schools for more information about UC Davis.

Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor rank. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in geoscience or a related field by the time of appointment. The appointee is expected to develop and maintain a vigorous externally funded research program and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Supervision of graduate students and service to the department, university, and broader discipline are expected. The average teaching load is 3 quarter-length courses per year.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, publication list, statements of research plans, teaching interests, and contributions to diversity, and contact information of four references by October 20, 2019 to ensure full consideration by the committee. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified or the final search date of December 31, 2019 is reached. Guidance for diversity statements may be found at academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/diversity/equity_inclusion. Applications should be submitted online via the job listing #JPF03025 at
recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03025. Inquiries may be addressed to the Search Committee Chair at eps-search@ucdavis.edu.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work—life considerations. The campus sponsors a Work Life Program that supports faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community. For more information see https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/work-life.

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3) Multiple postdoctoral opportunities in subduction zone science – Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington

The Department of Earth and Space Sciences (ess.uw.edu) at the University of Washington seeks to hire up to three postdoctoral researchers as part of a new initiative in subduction zone science. These positions are fully funded for up to two years, and candidates interested in all aspects of subduction zone geophysics and geology are encouraged to apply. Research topics of special immediate interest include

(1) geodynamic modeling of the subduction process (including mantle convection and plate boundary processes),

(2) rock physics and geophysical imaging of plate boundary fault zones,

(3) structure and stress conditions in the shallow megathrust, and

(4) seismology and seismic structure of Cascadia from the volcanic arc to offshore. Specific research topics remain flexible and depend on the interests and expertise of the postdoctoral researcher as well as those of the faculty supervisors.

The postdoctoral hires will join a large and vibrant group at UW of faculty, research staff, and graduate students and  across several departments who are engaged in integrated research on subduction zone geosystems from offshore plate boundary zones to volcanic arcs. New postdocs will also have access to the UW-hosted Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (pnsn.org) and the wealth of data and expertise it holds.

For further details and how to apply, see https://ap.washington.edu/ahr/position-details/?job_id=51380. For questions about these positions, please contact Professors Mark Richards (markrich@uw.edu) and/or Harold Tobin (htobin@uw.edu) by email. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

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4) Scripps Postdoctoral Scholar Award – Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego in La Jolla, California

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 9th, 2019
Next review date: Friday, Oct 25, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego in La Jolla, California, invites applications for one or more Institution-wide Postdoctoral positions in any of the major areas of research conducted at Scripps. Scripps Institution of Oceanography is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for marine science research in the world. Research at Scripps encompasses physical, chemical, biological, geological, and geophysical studies of the oceans, earth, and atmosphere.

Scripps Postdoctoral scholars are expected to interact with existing programs. Research activities at Scripps can be explored by viewing profiles of the Principal Investigators at Scripps (https://scripps.ucsd.edu/people/faculty). The intention of this program is to expose early career postdocs to new research opportunities and the facilities available at SIO/UCSD. Awards are competitive with a major emphasis on potential for independent, creative research. The Postdoc positions are for one year, and award twelve months of salary with a minimum stipend of $62,000 plus benefits and a one-time research allowance of $5,000. An additional twelve months of support will be granted (subject to satisfactory review), totaling 24 months. Appointees are eligible for health insurance through UC San Diego.

Candidates are required to have a PhD degree in ocean, earth or atmospheric sciences, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, environmental policy or a related field conferred by November 30, 2020. Candidates are required to have no more than 3 years postdoctoral experience at the time of appointment.

Candidate application materials include a current CV, summary of doctoral dissertation, statement of research, mentor support letter and two confidential letters of recommendation. Candidates are required to contact potential mentors and identify mutual research interests prior to submitting their applications. Successful candidates are expected to start before December 1, 2020. For full consideration, candidates should apply by October 25, 2019 at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02248 .

For instructions about the Scripps Postdoctoral Program, Reference Letters, and Mentor Support Letters, go to: https://scripps.ucsd.edu/postdocs/program

UCSD is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Summary of Doctoral Dissertation – One page summary (abstract) of your doctoral dissertation.
  • Statement of Research – A concise statement describing your research interests (3 page maximum), in particular, those interests you’d like to pursue at Scripps as well as more general career plans and how a postdoc position at Scripps would complement your existing experience.
  • Mentor Support Letter 1 – Applicant obtains a mentor support letter which addresses the mentor’s willingness to serve as a mentor, provides an assessment of the candidate’s training, former work, and suitability for the proposed postdoctoral project and includes access to appropriate facilities.
  • Mentor Support Letter 2 – OPTIONAL (if candidate has additional mentor)(Optional)
  • Mentor Support Letter 3 – OPTIONAL (if candidate has additional mentor)(Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Describe research or teaching initiatives that you currently use or plan to use to engage diverse communities in STEM education and research. (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 2 letters of reference required

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5) Three Assistant Professors in Geophysics or Environmental Geoscience – Durham University, UK

The role

We are living through unprecedented change on Earth; scientific understanding of geological hazards, sustainability, infrastructure, climate change, energy and natural resources is increasingly important to society. We wish to appoint three outstanding, collaborative and broad-thinking colleagues as Assistant Professors, with research and teaching interests in either of the general areas of Geophysics or Environmental Geoscience. This includes but is not limited to subject areas such as Climate and Environmental Change; Earth Observation; Subsurface Investigation, Exploration or Remediation; Geohazards; Biogeoscience; and Digital Environment.

You will have the opportunity to make a key contribution to the department’s future success by providing the highest quality education to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and by conducting research at a high international level. You will be encouraged and helped to build your own research group, to collaborate widely and to explore the full potential of the impact of your research. Your research may innovate new research themes or contribute to existing themes in the Department and across the University, including cross-disciplinary and collaborative vehicles such as the Durham Energy Institute and the Institute for Hazard, Risk and Resilience.

Durham is a UK top 5 and global top 30 Earth Sciences department and is committed to helping you to develop your full potential in both education and research. You will start with a light teaching load, building towards the department average over three years. Start-up packages can be negotiated and there are many examples of flexible working practices.

The Department strives for a collegial, collaborative and flexible working environment and is a member of the Athena SWAN Charter, currently holding a departmental Bronze Athena SWAN award. More information on the department, its research and its facilities can be found at www.durham.ac.uk/earth.sciences.

Interviews are anticipated to take place in early 2020 and successful applicants will, ideally, be in post by 1 July 2020

More information:

https://www.dur.ac.uk/resources/jobs/arc2019/EART19-1EART19-2EART18-51_210819.pdf
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GeoPRISMS Photo Contest – Submit your photo now!


GeoPRISMS Photo Contest 2019

Welcome to the 5th (and last!) edition of the GeoPRISMS Photo Contest

Share with the GeoPRISMS Community what your GeoPRISMS-related research looks like, whether you are working in the field, or in the lab.

The winner of the contest will be announced during the reception that will take place on the Sunday before the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting at the Grand Hyatt Union Square in San Francisco (more information about the reception will become available soon). The winner will receive a print out of the photo and the winning photo will be published on the GeoPRISMS Website, Newsletter and @geoprisms Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Submit your photo now

The GeoPRISMS Photo Contest is open to anyone whose research is related to GeoPRISMS. The submitted photo should be focused on the entrant’s research, and must be related to the GeoPRISMS Science and Objectives.

What should be submitted:

  • Contest limited to one photo per entrant
  • A complete and accurate caption (max 100 words)
  • Entrant’s personal information
  • A complete and signed release form

All information and release form should be sent in an email along with the photograph to info@geoprisms.org with the subject header “GeoPRISMS Photo Contest” by November 4, 2019.

Please visit the GeoPRISMS website to read our contest guidelines and to explore winning photos and all the entries: http://geoprisms.org/geoprisms-photo-contest/​.

We’re looking forward to seeing your photos!

– The GeoPRISMS Office