1) Two postdoctoral researcher positions in active-source seismology – JAMSTEC, Yokohama Japan
The Structural Seismology Group in Center for Earthquake and Tsunami (CEAT), JAMSTEC invites applications for two Postdoctoral Researcher positions working for a research project entitled “Subduction Zone Observation and Monitoring for Hazard Mitigation”. This project is an integrated seismogenic zone research project through seismic surveys, seafloor observations, and monitoring earthquakes and tsunamis. Applicants are expected to study structures of subduction seismogenic zones around Japan, such as the Nankai Trough and Japan Trench, using active-source seismic data from multichannel seismic reflection surveys and/or OBS wide-angle seismic surveys conducted by JAMSTEC research vessels KAIREI and KAIMEI.
A deadline of the application is November 15, 2018. We expect to start this position from April 1, 2019.
Please refer to the website (http://www.jamstec.go.jp/e/about/recruit/ceat_20181002.html) for details about this postdoc position
2) Faculty Position in Geochemistry – Cornell University
The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) at Cornell University invites Early Career Scientists to apply for an open faculty appointment in geochemistry. We seek candidates who will complement the existing strengths of the department. We encourage candidates who combine field, analytical, experimental, and/or modeling approaches to solve geologic problems. The applicant is expected to develop and implement independent, externally-funded research programs, advise students, facilitate interdisciplinary research, and to participate fully in departmental teaching mission and service.
The position is one of a series of new appointments as part of a commitment to an exciting renewal in EAS. The candidate is expected to intellectually contribute to the broad program in the Earth Sciences including the potential for interactions with Cornell’s programs in atmospheric, ocean, and planetary sciences. In addition to facilities within the EAS, the candidate will have access to a wide variety of characterization, experimental, and computational facilities associated with Cornell’s Center for Material Research, the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, and the Center for Advanced Computing.
Applicants must hold a doctorate in an appropriate field, have a demonstrated ability to conduct outstanding research, and show promise for attracting external research support. The successful candidate will also be a committed educator, enthusiastic about teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and supervising students at all levels in research. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching, research interests, and contact information for three references. Statements including leadership efforts and contributions to diversity are encouraged.
The EAS Department and the College of Engineering at Cornell value diversity and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell University seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches.
All materials must be submitted on-line at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12108. Inquiries only should be sent to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018.
3) Two Assistant Professor Positions in Volcanology – University at Buffalo
We invite applicants focused on volcanic processes, including those with expertise in: physical volcanology (especially in combining field observations of eruptive processes and products with modeling and/or experimental approaches), and in petrology, geophysics, and geochemistry as those relate to volcanic eruptions. Application to hazards and risk assessment is also highly desired.
The successful candidates will join the Department’s volcanology research group (http://arts-sciences.buffalo.edu/geology.html), which maintains interdisciplinary collaborations within UB and internationally, and will have opportunities to participate in several centers and initiatives at UB related to natural hazards, environmental sustainability, and computational sciences. In addition to state of the art laboratories, candidates will have access to the Geohazards Field Station and the UB Center for Computational Research (http://www.buffalo.edu/ccr.html). The successful candidates will be expected to develop and maintain innovative, extramurally funded research programs that build on our current research and education strengths in Climate Change, Ecosystems and Adaptation, Water and the Environment, and in Geohazards, Volcanoes and Geodynamics. The successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to teaching; teaching duties will involve core undergraduate courses and graduate level courses in the candidates’ specialties. Service to the discipline, department and/or university is expected. Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. degree at the time of appointment. The Department is committed to the importance of a diverse faculty. Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Interest in collaborative research with Department faculty as well as other departments is highly desired.
Applications must be submitted through the UB Jobs website (www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu, posting #F1800126). We will begin to review applications on Nov. 16, 2018 and continue until the positions are filled. Inquiries concerning these positions should be made to Prof. Greg Valentine (firstname.lastname@example.org).
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in geology, geophysics, geochemistry, or equivalent field at time of appointment. Demonstrated ability to develop original research hypotheses and proposals and to follow through to publication in peer reviewed journals. Demonstrated commitment to teaching.
Preferred qualifications: Interest in application of research to hazards and risk assessment is highly desired.
4) Two Tenure Track Assistant Professor positions – University of Florida
The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida (geology.ufl.edu) invites applications for TWO tenure track Assistant Professor positions with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2019. The Search Committees will begin reviewing applications for both positions on October 31, 2018 and the positions will remain open until filled. For complete information about these positions, including required qualifications and applications materials, please view the job postings at: https://facultyjobs.hr.ufl.edu/.
Timescales and Rates of Earth Processes
We are interested in candidates with the ability to quantify Earth or planetary processes at short and/or long timescales. Applicants using quantitative calibrations of time including, but not limited to: geochronology/thermochronology, stratigraphy (magneto, isotope, chemo, cyclo, or bio), or modern observation systems are encouraged to apply. Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Andrea Dutton (email@example.com). Submit applications to: https://apply.interfolio.com/55844
Plate Margin Dynamics
We are interested in candidates with expertise in processes such as multiscale deformation, magmatism, basin evolution, and/or seismogenesis. We encourage applications from scientists who take a multidisciplinary approach to characterizing these environments, past and present. Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. John Jaeger, (firstname.lastname@example.org). Submit applications to: https://apply.interfolio.com/55931
The Department of Geological Sciences resides in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and includes faculty with a wide range of expertise in solid Earth and planetary processes, surface processes, paleoclimate, marine geology, and paleontology. Resources include a range of modern analytical instruments including: MC-ICP-MS, TIMS, noble gas, and stable isotope mass spectrometers, SEM, EPMA, XRD, XRF, core analysis, magnetometers, GPS, and seismometers. Researchers also have access to the HIPERGATOR 2 high-performance computing cluster.
The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution.
5) Geoscience Lecturer Position – Boise State University
The Department of Geosciences at Boise State University invites applications for a permanent full-time Lectureship to begin summer, 2019. Our geoscience lecturers are responsible for delivery of critical lower-division courses (including labs) in geology, geography, and earth system science, and development and delivery of geosciences courses of broad interdisciplinary interest to the greater university community. The teaching load will be equivalent to three courses per semester including instruction, overseeing laboratory sections and teaching materials, as well as mentoring and supervising graduate student teaching assistants. In partnership with other faculty, the successful applicant will participate in curriculum discussion, development, and review, especially with respect to department-level and university-level learning outcomes associated with general education courses. The successful applicant will participate in ongoing professional development related to teaching and supporting student success, and in contributing to an inclusive campus community.
Minimum qualifications include:
- A MS in a geoscience field at the time of appointment
- At least two semesters of experience as the instructor of record for a lower-division undergraduate geoscience course
- Demonstrated commitment to effective teaching and supporting student success
Applications should include a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, full CV including a listing of all courses taught, example syllabus, example assignment or class activity, example assessment, and the names and contact information of three references. All application materials must be submitted in a single PDF document. We will begin reviewing applications November 15, 2018. Questions should be e-mailed to email@example.com.
The application link is:
The Department of Geosciences at Boise State University consists of 21 faculty, including 3 lecturers, approximately 100 undergraduate majors, and approximately 50 MS and PhD students. We offer a BS in Geosciences with emphasis tracks in Geology, Geophysics, Hydrologic Sciences, and Secondary Education; MS degrees in Geoscience, Geophysics, and Hydrology; a Master in Earth Science degree; and PhD degrees in Geosciences and Geophysics. More information on the department can be found at HTTPS://EARTH.BOISESTATE.EDU.
Boise State University stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion, and Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in applicants with experience in teaching and mentoring students from traditionally underserved and underrepresented backgrounds.
BOISE IS FREQUENTLY CALLED ONE OF AMERICA’S BEST CITIES TO LIVE IN. Recently, it has been touted as one of the best cities for families, one of the best cities for jobs, and one of the best cities for both millennial startups and millennial entrepreneurs. It has been called one of America’s safest cities, one of its healthiest cities, and one of its hottest music cities. A thriving high-tech industry drives the city’s economic engine. And as diverse Idaho-based companies over the decades like MICRON TECHNOLOGIES, ALBERTSONS, CLEARWATER ANALYTICS, the J.R. SIMPLOT CO. and others clearly illustrate, success and growth are common here. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at HTTPS://GO.BOISESTATE.EDU/JOIN-OUR-TEAM/.
Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at HTTPS://HRS.BOISESTATE.EDU/BENEFITS/.
6) Assistant Professor Position igneous and/or metamorphic petrology – Idaho State University
The Department of Geosciences at Idaho State University (ISU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to start in Fall 2019. We are seeking an individual withteaching and research expertise infieldbased igneous and/or metamorphic petrology, and experience in one or more related fields such as tectonics, geochemistry, and/or geochronology.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. or A.B.D. status in Geology or a related field. The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for excellence in both research and teaching. They will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in mineralogy, igneous/metamorphic petrology, and geochemistry, as well as participate in the annual ISU summer field camp. The successful candidate will develop and maintain an active, externally funded research program and supervise and support graduate students at the M.S. and/or Ph.D. levels. In addition, the successful candidate will participate in professional service to the department, university, and communities.
ISU Geosciences is a leader for innovative field-oriented geosciences in the Northern Rockies. We are located in the northern Basin and Range, on the edge of the Snake River Plain volcanic track and Yellowstone. We operate the nearby Lost River Field Station in central Idaho, which is in the middle of the North American Cordillera, adjacent to the Idaho batholith and the Pioneer metamorphic core complex. We are a field-intensive program that combines traditional fieldwork with cutting edge technology and laboratory analysis. Available laboratory capabilities include SEM with CL and EDS, ICP-MS, XRD, stable isotope analysis, mineral separations, and optical microscopy. The department strongly values our collegial atmosphere and collaboration among faculty here and across the region.
ISU is located in Pocatello, in southeastern Idaho, which has a low cost of living and access to premier outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, skiing, hunting, and fishing. ISU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We have an institution-wide commitment to inclusion and diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Priority will be given to candidates whose materials are fully submitted by November 5, 2018. This position is open until filled.
Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) statement of research ambitions and approaches, 3) statement of teaching ambitions and approaches, 4) CV, and 5) names and contact information for three professional letters of recommendation.
Idaho State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
7) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Earth History – School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria
The School of Earth and Ocean Sciences (SEOS) at the University of Victoria invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Earth History, to commence as early as September 1, 2019. We seek a solid-earth scientist who undertakes field investigations and observations of the rock record to study global (bio)geochemical cycles in the context of global tectonics, climate, paleoceanography, paleogeography and/or the hydrosphere. We particularly seek candidates who will develop a research focus that examines the Earth as a system. The candidate will be able to interact broadly with faculty who specialize in solid-earth, earth-surface, ocean, and atmosphere processes.
The successful candidate will develop a vigorous, independent, externally-funded research program that complements existing strengths in SEOS. It is also expected that the candidate will supervise undergraduate and graduate students, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to introductory geology, tectonics, sedimentology, geochemistry, geological field schools and/or other core geology areas. A PhD is required at the time of evaluation and post-doctoral experience is desirable. Commensurate with their career stage, qualified candidates must have an excellent record of research published in or in preparation for leading scientific journals. Effective teaching and student supervision are expected, supported by evidence which may include past experience, references, a teaching statement (see below), and the presentation of a candidacy seminar.
Applications, in a single pdf file, should include a letter of application, a detailed curriculum vitae, contact information (name, address, email) for three references, a one-page statement describing the applicant’s teaching experience and philosophy, and a two-page statement describing their current and future research interests/direction. Applications or requests for further information should be sent electronically to Dr. Stan Dosso, Director, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on December 5, 2018, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Information about SEOS can be found at www.uvic.ca/science/seos/.
Faculty at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement (www.uvic.ca/vpacademic/assets/docs/Collective%20Agreement.pdf ). Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (www.uvicfa.ca). The University is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact Francesca Pintucci, Faculty Relations Consultant in the office of the Vice President Academic and Provost, at (250) 472-5491or email@example.com. All personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.
8) 2019 ASU Exploration Postdoctoral Fellowship in Earth and Space Science – Arizona State University
The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) at Arizona State University invites applications for the position of Exploration Postdoctoral Fellow. The fellowship provides opportunities for outstanding early-career scientists and engineers, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary research. Research areas within SESE encompass Earth and planetary sciences, astrobiology, astrophysics and cosmology, instrumentation and systems engineering, and science education.
Incoming Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $65,000 with health benefits, plus $12,000 per year in discretionary research funds. A relocation allowance will be provided. Appointments will be for up to three years and shall commence on or around July 1, 2019.
For more information and application details, please see:
9) PhD opportunity – Montclair State University
Doctoral assistantship position to explore the role of organic sediment dynamics on fluvio-deltaic evolution. The student will be involved in the development of numerical models, as well as their application to early Paleogene depositional environments in south-central Wyoming. The student will be employed by Montclair State University but will have the opportunity to work with researchers from University of Wyoming, Western Washington University, USGS and the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.
To apply informally, send me a letter of interest and curriculum vitae. Detailed program information and application procedure can be obtained from the PhD program website. Application Deadline is Jan 15th, 2019.
Feel free to contact me with any questions about the research project or the application procedure. I will also be happy to meet with you at the AGU Fall meeting in the December.
10) Tenure Track Position – Biology Department, WHOI
The Biology Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) invites exceptional candidates to apply for our full-time exempt tenure track position on our scientific staff. We seek to hire at the Assistant Scientist level; however, extraordinary candidates may be considered at Associate Scientist without Tenure, Associate Scientist with Tenure, or Senior Scientist levels. The successful candidate will complement our existing interdisciplinary strengths in biology, biological oceanography, and marine ecology. We are particularly interested in applicants who conduct research in marine zooplankton ecology using novel observational, experimental and/or modeling approaches. Expertise may include (but is not limited to) physiology, behavior, trophic interactions, or the impacts of climate change.
Applicants should have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and a record of scientific research publications in scholarly journals. Scientific staff members are expected to develop independent, externally-funded, and internationally-recognized research programs. They also have the option of advising graduate students and teaching courses through the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic Engineering.
Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist through collaborations with colleagues in the other science departments, centers, and labs as well as with researchers in the broader Woods Hole scientific community. Members of WHOI’s scientific staff are expected to provide for their salaries from grants and contracts; however; the Institution provides salary support when no other funding is available, as well as significant internal funding opportunities for developing innovative research projects. Candidates hired at the Assistant Scientist level will receive an initial appointment for four years with salary guaranteed.
WHOI is the largest private, non-profit oceanographic institution in the world, with staff and students numbering approximately 1,000. Its mission is to advance our understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicate this understanding for the benefit of society. The Institution is located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, a world-renowned center of excellence in marine, biomedical, and environmental science. An additional 500 affiliates are associated with the scientific endeavors of the Institution, many of whom are foreign nationals from the international community.
WHOI supports a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we encourage females, minorities, veterans and those with disabilities to apply. WHOI offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical and dental plans, child care subsidy, an employer contribution retirement plan, vacation time, flexible scheduling, and family illness days. WHOI also provides Dual Career services to offer assistance to your spouse or partner should they be impacted by your career decision. We have a dedicated team who will work with applicants to identify and explore available options within WHOI or the community.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please visit http://jobs.whoi.edu and respond to Job Reference 18-10-01. Applicants should include, as a single PDF document: a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), three-page research statement that clearly describes your research interests, names and contact information of four references, and copies of up to three relevant publications.
The package should also be sent separately to the chair of the Biology Department at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Biology Department Scientific Application”. Application deadline is 12/17/2018.
WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). Please visit HERC for more information.
WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans/M/F. We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially. Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 289-2253 or email email@example.com for assistance.
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