1) Graduate Student Positions in Seismology – The University of Alabama
The Department of Geological Sciences at The University of Alabama seeks motivated students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in earthquake seismology. Student support is available starting Spring 2019 via both teaching and research assistantships, including involvement in a multi-institutional, collaborative NSF-funded project focused on Antarctic Earth structure, seismic tomography, and tectonics. Possible research topics include, but are not limited to, methods for Earth model comparison, numerical waveform modeling, and ambient seismic noise. The successful student(s) will gain experience working on high-performance computing clusters. Ph.D. applicants are preferred, but M.S. applicants are also welcome to apply. Prior research experience and computer programming skills are beneficial. For more information, please contact Dr. Samantha Hansen (email@example.com) with a copy of your CV, transcripts, and GRE scores.
2) Multiple Faculty Positions in Solid Earth Geosciences and Planetary Sciences – School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech
The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS, www.eas.gatech.edu) at Georgia Tech invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in solid earth geosciences and one tenure-track faculty position in planetary and space sciences. Applicants will be considered at all ranks. For the solid earth geosciences positions, we are looking for broad-minded geoscientists with interests that complement our current geophysical strengths in geodesy, geomorphology, glaciology, seismology, computational methods, planetary and space sciences. For the planetary and space science position, we invite candidates who will build a competitive research program that complements or extends the strengths of our ongoing planetary and space research, and who bridge connections within geophysics and ongoing and future missions through observational, theoretical, or modeling approaches. We seek individuals who are interested in working in a dynamic and interdisciplinary university that includes a diverse group of planetary and space, earth, ocean, and atmospheric sciences, and many top-ranked engineering programs. Candidates are expected to demonstrate an exceptional commitment to teaching and mentoring of students.
Georgia Institute of Technology, located in the diverse, and thriving metropolis of Atlanta, is consistently a top ranked educational and research institution. Georgia Tech prides itself on its engineering resources, collaborations, its quantitative and rigorous undergraduate student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should send an application letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a description of their teaching interests and their advising/mentoring philosophy, and the names and contact information for at least three references. Application materials should be submitted as PDF files via Academicjobsonline.org. Requests for information should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered beginning October 1, 2018 but the search will continue until the positions are filled. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.
3) Graduate Student Positions in Planetary Science – The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University in New Orleans seeks highly motivated students with an interest in pursuing graduate studies in planetary science. Research topics include, but are not limited to, analysis of the polar ice deposits on Mars and ancient terrains on Venus. Students will use multiple orbital datasets to analyze the geomorphology and surfaces properties of terrestrial planetary bodies. Student support is available starting January 2019. Experience analyzing remote sensing datasets using Geographical Information Systems (e.g., ArcGIS) is highly desirable. For more information, please contact Dr. Jennifer Whitten (email@example.com).
4) Graduate Student Positions in Experimental Petrology and Geochemistry – The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University in New Orleans seeks students interested in experimental petrology and geochemistry. Research assistantship and teaching assistantship positions are available for Fall 2019. New students will join a recently established high temperature and pressure laboratory focused on investigating the formation and long-term evolution of planets. Potential areas of research include planetary accretion, chemical reactions in subduction zones, and mantle outgassing through time. PhD students are preferred, but MS applicants are encouraged to apply. For more information, please contact Prof Colin Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
5) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Geophysics – University of Delaware
The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Delaware invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Geophysics. The position will be at the assistant professor level, although exceptional candidates at the associate level will be considered. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, tectonics, geomechanics, observational seismology, and geodynamics. We are interested in a broad range of expertise, but candidates whose research focuses on lithospheric structure and evolution, plate boundary tectonics, earthquake physics, fault system growth and evolution, or mantle dynamics are especially encouraged. We seek a colleague who will complement and build on existing strengths in geosciences at the University. The successful candidate is expected to build an externally funded research program, to be committed to effective teaching and mentoring at all levels, and to contribute to the academic life of the Department and University.
Applicants should submit a cover letter with a list of references, a curriculum vitae, and separate research, teaching, and diversity statements using the University of Delaware online application system at www.interfolio.com. The candidate must have completed a doctoral program by the time of appointment. Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries regarding this position may be addressed to the committee chair, Professor Jessica Warren (email@example.com).
The Department of Geological Sciences resides within the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment. The University of Delaware is a Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Land Grant Institution. Resources available include a new High-Performance Computing community cluster, the Keck Center for Advanced Microscopy and Microanalysis, the Disaster Research Center, and marine facilities on the Lewes campus. The Department is located on the main campus in Newark, midway between Philadelphia and Baltimore. The University is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant focused on enhancing the climate of the University for women STEM faculty.
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at: http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html
Submit applications: https://apply.interfolio.com/53034
6) Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Geochemistry – Earth/Planetary Processes – Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Brown University
The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Brown University (http://www.brown.edu/academics/earth-environmental-planetary-sciences/) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in geochemistry. Any analytical, experimental and theoretical/computational approach to understanding the origin and chemical evolution of the Earth and planets will be considered. Some examples include, but are not limited to, cosmochemistry, planetary petrology, non-traditional stable isotope geochemistry, early Earth evolution, volcanology, and interactions of planetary materials with hydrospheres and atmospheres. Preference will be given to candidates whose strengths complement departmental research expertise in Geochemistry and Petrology, Planetary Geoscience, Geophysics, and Climate and Environment. We seek scientists whose research integrates field observations, geochemical analyses, experimental studies, and geochemical theory and/or modeling. We are interested in scientists whose research transcends traditional boundaries in geochemistry, such as between high-temperature and low-temperature geochemistry, geochemistry and geophysics, and terrestrial and planetary. The successful candidate will maintain an active, externally funded research program and enjoy a commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level. A Ph.D. degree is required, and postdoctoral experience is considered important.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, descriptions of research and teaching interests and a list of at least three potential referees via the website http://apply.interfolio.com/51680. Inquiries and other communications may be directed to: DEEPS@Brown.edu. Applications received by November 1st, 2018 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is closed or filled. The start date for this position is July 1st, 2019. For more information visit: http://www.brown.edu/academics/earth-environmental-planetary-sciences/about/job-openings.
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
7) Wiess and Pan Postdoctoral Research Fellowships – The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University
The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University is inviting applications for the Wiess and the Pan Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. We are seeking candidates with independent research interests that intersect with one or more faculty within our department. Both domestic and international applicants are welcome, but applicants must have a Ph.D. awarded within three years of the time of appointment.
The research fellowships will be supported for two years, pending satisfactory progress during the first year, and covers an annual stipend of $60,000 with a benefits package and an additional annual discretionary research allowance of $3,500.
Applicants are requested to develop a proposal of research to be undertaken during the fellowship period. The principal selection criteria are scientific excellence, a clearly expressed research plan to address questions at the forefront of their field of study, and research synergies with at least one faculty. The proposed research should, however, encompass independent research ideas and explore new directions beyond the applicant’s Ph.D. Preference will be given to applicants whose proposals demonstrate independence and originality, and also the potential for collaboration with one or more faculty in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences.
The application for both fellowships is due on 1 November, 2018. Applicants are required to submit one application only at http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/15058. The application should include the following documents:
As part of the online application, the applicant will also have to provide the names and contact information of three or more people who will be asked to submit reference letters by the same deadline.
The highest ranked applicants will be invited to visit Rice in early 2019. Following acceptance, the appointment may begin anytime before 1 January, 2020. For further information or questions contact the chair of the search committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rice University is located in Houston, Texas, and is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian university that aspires to path-breaking research, unsurpassed teaching, and contributions to the betterment of our world. Rice fulfills this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor.
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.
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