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Opportunities for Students

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Graduate Research Assistantship: Fall 2019, Department of Sustainability & Environment, University of South Dakota

The Department of Sustainability & Environment at the University of South Dakota (https://www.usd.edu/arts-and-sciences/sustainability) is accepting applications immediately for the graduate program in Sustainability for the Fall 2019 semester. A graduate assistantship is available for a M.S. student with an interest in eolian processes, geomorphology, soil science, and quantitative skills on a project assessing dust emission potential of different soil surfaces and landforms. The research will involve field work in the desert southwest US utilizing the Portable in situ Wind Erosion Lab. The student will operate the equipment, analyze data, and consider how sustainable land use practices impact wind erosion.

This position includes a research assistantship stipend of $18k for the academic year, and covers 100 percent tuition and fees for the first year, and potentially for the second year. Interested students should contact Mark.Sweeney@usd.edu.

Graduate Research Assistantship: Fall 2019, Department of Sustainability & Environment, University of South Dakota [5/17/2019]

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National Park Service Geoscientists-in-the-Parks Opportunities

The National Park Service (NPS) is offering more than 30 Geoscientists-In-the-Parks (GIP) opportunities for fall/winter 2019–2020. The NPS GIP program places college students and early career professionals ages 18–35 years in NPS units to assist with geology and integrated science projects for three months to one year. This program is a partnership between the NPS, GSA, and Stewards Individual Placement Program. Application deadline: 17 June. Details: www.geosociety.org/gip

National Park Service Geoscientists-in-the-Parks Opportunities [5/15/2019]

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PhD Opportunities, Hydrogeology & Hydrogeochemistry, University of Saskatchewan

Funded PhD opportunities in hydrogeology and hydrogeochemistry are available at the University of Saskatchewan through a joint research initiative led by Dr. Grant Ferguson at the University of Saskatchewan and Dr. Jennifer McIntosh at the University of Arizona. Projects will examine the limits of sustainable groundwater use from both physical and geochemical perspectives. Specific research topics include but are not limited to: 1) What are the geological controls on groundwater development at large scales? 2) How does groundwater quality vary with depth globally? 3) How is groundwater residence time linked to sustainable groundwater development? 4) How is the energy industry affecting groundwater availability? Applicants will have a master's degree in hydrogeology or geochemistry or related field of study. Interested applicants should be submitted to both grant.ferguson@usask.ca and mcintosh@hwr.arizona.edu. Once permission is received to proceed, applicants will be directed to submit a formal application to https://grad.usask.ca/. The University of Saskatchewan is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities.

PhD Opportunities, Hydrogeology & Hydrogeochemistry, University of Saskatchewan [5/7/2019]

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Funded Graduate Student Opportunity, M.S. Earth & Quaternary Sciences, Indiana State University

An NSF funded master student opportunity is available at Indiana State University starting next Fall 2019. What is the Driver of Orbital-Scale Central American Monsoon Variations? Tests of the Insolation and Sea Surface Temperature Hypotheses. This project aims to generate orbital-timescale speleothem isotopic records spanning the last glacial period, 140,000 years or longer, from a cave on the Caribbean coast of Guatemala. The M.S. program of the Department of Earth and Environmental Systems at Indiana State University is designed to provide students with a strong background needed to pursue careers with government and private geoscience agencies or to continue graduate studies at the Ph.D. level. Open to all those considering attending graduate school this coming fall. Students from underrepresented scientific minorities with bi-lingual (English/Spanish) skills to facilitate work in Central America; and stakeholder participation with the local Guatemalan communities hosting the cave sites are encouraged to apply.

Prospective students should contact Dr. Amos Winter (amos.winter@indstate.edu) with C.V. and cover letter.

Funded Graduate Student Opportunity, M.S. Earth & Quaternary Sciences, Indiana State University [4/24/2019]

 

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Postdoctoral Fellowship Position, University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is recruiting new or recent Ph.D. scientists for a postdoctoral fellowship position focused on groundwater/surface interactions and urban watershed evolution and how these processes can be captured in integrated hydrologic models. This position is part of a campus-wide research initiative on future statewide resilience with support from multiple research and academic units across UT Austin. This position will focus on water resources in upland and urban centers and ways to improve our process understanding and parameterization for future projections.

Position: Groundwater/Surface Water Interactions and Urban Watershed Evolution

We are interested in outstanding postdoctoral fellowship applicants with the following qualifications:
• Formal training in Earth sciences or engineering; numerical modeling experience highly valued.
• Research experience in surface and near-surface hydrology, geochemistry, soil physics, hyporeic environments in upland and urban settings, and/or ecohydrology
• Computational proficiency across an array of tools and platforms and processes is preferred.
• Experience in running simulations in parallel or in HPC environments is a plus.
• Practical experience in applied problem solving is a plus.

The position will support a new broad research initiative at the University of Texas at Austin called Planet Texas 2050 (https://bridgingbarriers.utexas.edu/planet-texas-2050/). The goals of Planet Texas 2050 are to improve our understanding of the synergistic impacts of climate change and rapid population growth on availability and equitable distribution of Texas’ vital resources, especially water resources and particularly surface water. Currently, river systems of interest include the Brazos and Colorado Rivers in central Texas and their tributaries, but other systems are vital too. Underpinning these research goals is the need to connect hydrologic data and understanding to an integrated modeling platform that will help build scenarios for Texas’ 21st century urban centers. The successful candidate is expected to lead in data integration and field data collection with a focus on central Texas, and then to integrate these data into other components of the hydrologic cycle, including groundwater and soil moisture. We anticipate significant interest on the parts of state agencies, industries, and municipalities in Texas who will rely on stable future water supplies. As part of the Planet Texas 2050 initiative, the candidate will have substantial opportunities to collaborate with existing and new faculty, researchers, and students across the UT Austin campus and beyond.

Austin is often on the list of top places to live in the U.S. The Jackson School of Geosciences is one of the top ranked programs in the US for geosciences, and #8 in computer sciences. The Texas Advanced Computing Center designs and operates some of the world's most powerful computing resources and technologies to enable discoveries that advance science and society. This position is grant funded and has the potential to continue depending on funding and the potential to transition into a permanent Research-track position at UT Austin.

Please send a resume/CV, a short expression of interest and names of 3 references to:
Michael Young, Bureau of Economic Geology (michael.young@beg.utexas.edu)
Jay Banner, Department of Geological Sciences (banner@jsg.utexas.edu);
Suzanne Pierce, Texas Advanced Computing Center (spierce@tacc.utexas.edu)

Review of applicants will begin on May 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. This position will be based in the Texas Advanced Computing Center and in the Department of Geological Sciences on UT Austin’s main campus. The University of Texas at Austin is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. All positions are security sensitive, and conviction verification is conducted on applicants selected.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Position, University of Texas at Austin [4/23/2019]

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GSA Science Communication Fellowship

Application Deadline:  31 May 2019
Term of Employment:  1 July 2019 – 30 April 2020 (10 months, part-time)

Location: The Geological Society of America (GSA) is headquartered in Boulder, CO, but our Fellow may work remotely from any U.S. location.  (No relocation assistance is available.)  Work will be conducted primarily via telephone and computer, with required travel to Phoenix, Arizona, for our annual conference, 22-25 September, 2019.

Pay: The Fellow will receive $8,000 in compensation plus paid travel to Phoenix (expenses and accommodations) as noted above.

Description: This position is intended for writers aspiring to increase their knowledge and skill for communicating geoscience and its value to society. The fellowship is an opportunity for an early career professional or recent graduate to gain experience and professional contacts working for a well-established and respected science organization.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop 12 press releases throughout the Fellowship term and “pitch” them for coverage according to plans developed with GSA staff : 

  • Nine selected from the Society’s top-rated, peer-reviewed geoscience journals, in concert with GSA staff and science editors (approximately one per month) and
  • Three (during August and September) from abstracts submitted by scientists to the extensive technical program for the GSA Annual Meeting, working in concert with GSA communications and member leaders.

Earth science research topics may include environmental/natural hazards, climate change, planetary exploration, resources (energy, water, mineral), paleontological discoveries, and much more.

Candidates should understand how to interview authors to capture the significance of their work for non-scientific audiences, and translate technical research papers into well-developed and compelling press releases for general media outlets with lay readership.  GSA will provide access to a comprehensive media database for targeting appropriate coverage.

In Phoenix, the Fellow will help staff the onsite Newsroom, assist members of the media covering the meeting, pitch stories to local and national media outlets, mentor student interns considering a career in science communication, and otherwise help to enlarge the visibility of GSA science and the media footprint of the meeting.

  • Must have access to a reliable computer, internet connection, and basic Microsoft Office software.
  • Must possess excellent copywriting skills, grammar, and vocabulary, to develop and edit content.
  • Must exercise mature judgement and discretion in dealing with people and sensitive issues.
  • Detail oriented with ability to fact-check, follow-up as necessary.
  • Effective organizational skills; ability to multi-task and function well under occasional time-pressures.
  • Must be comfortable contacting authors and media outlets, making introductions, and networking.
  • Grasp of commonly-used geoscience concepts, terminology, practices, procedures, and issues are preferred.
  • Experience in social media communications with a well-developed science network is preferred.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to: hr@geosociety.org (Subject line: ATTN Science Communication Fellowship).  Interviews will be conducted by phone or video conference after the application period closes.

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GSA Science Communication Fellowship [4/10/2019]

 

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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Paleoclimate Sedimentology, University of Lausanne

The Faculty of Geosciences and the Environment (FGSE) of the University of Lausanne invites applications for a professorship in Paleoclimate Sedimentology, to be based in the Institute of Earth Sciences (ISTE).

We are looking for an excellent sedimentologist who focuses on the reconstruction of past climate changes (including sedimentary, paleoclimate, biological and paleoceanography changes) at geological timescales using the stratigraphic and sedimentary record. We seek a candidate who can provide an innovative interpretation of sedimentary archives, using laboratory, and field techniques and reconstructing Earth system history. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in geology, a strong commitment to field-based research and a willingness to contribute to field-based teaching.

The successful candidate will actively participate in the research activities of the Institute of Earth Sciences, will teach in the Bachelor of Geosciences and Environment and in relevant Masters taught by the FGSE, and will supervise masters and doctoral students.

Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level (tenure track). However, exceptionally, we will consider outstanding candidates for direct appointment to the Associate or Ordinary Professor level, notably if this corresponds with our equal opportunity objectives.

The application should include a cover letter (max 0.5 page), a full Curriculum Vitae, a research statement (max. 4 pages), a teaching statement (max. 2 pages), PDFs of the three most significant publications, and the names and contact information of five referees. For further information, contact Prof. Frédéric Herman, Dean of the FGSE (frederic.herman@unil.ch).

Application deadline: August 24th, 2019 (23:59 Swiss time GMT+2)

The application in PDF must be shared in several document not bigger than 9.9 MB and will be considered only if sent through this website where you find a full description of the position:
https://bit.ly/2PPF6Da

Or www.unil.ch/central/en/home.html -> Jobs -> search sedimentology

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Paleoclimate Sedimentology, University of Lausanne [5/17/2019]

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Research Fellow, Precambrian Sedimentary Geology, University of Melbourne

School of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science

Salary: AUD70,600 - AUD95,800 (Level A) plus 9.5% superannuation
Job no: 0048311
Full-time Fixed Term position for 2 years located in Parkville, Australia

A highly motivated early career researcher is sought to join the School of Earth Sciences in the Basin Studies research area, Sedimentology Group. You will contribute to the group’s paleo-environmental research on Precambrian sediments of Australia, including Neoproterozoic glacial sediments and undertake individual research and contribute to the Sedimentology Group’s research in Precambrian sedimentary geology.

More information on the group can be found at https://ashleighhood.com/ and https://earthsci.unimelb.edu.au/research/research-themes/basin-studies.

For full position information and to apply online go to (if the link is not active, copy and paste the link into your browser): http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/caw/en/job/899743/research-fellow-in-precambrian-sedimentary-geology

Applications close: 14 June 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Research Fellow, Precambrian Sedimentary Geology, University of Melbourne [5/16/2019]

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UNAVCO Board of Directors seeks new President

(Boulder, CO)

UNAVCO's President reports directly to Board of Directors and is responsible for developing and implementing strategies that strengthen the geodetic community we serve. A demonstrated record of excellence, vision and leadership in Earth Science is required. For additional details please click https://unavco-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=158. Questions may be addressed to ewing@unavco.org. Application review begins 20 June 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

UNAVCO Board of Directors seeks new President [5/15/2019]

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National Park Service Geoscientists-in-the-Parks Opportunities

The National Park Service (NPS) is offering more than 30 Geoscientists-In-the-Parks (GIP) opportunities for fall/winter 2019–2020. The NPS GIP program places college students and early career professionals ages 18–35 years in NPS units to assist with geology and integrated science projects for three months to one year. This program is a partnership between the NPS, GSA, and Stewards Individual Placement Program. Application deadline: 17 June. Details: www.geosociety.org/gip

National Park Service Geoscientists-in-the-Parks Opportunities [5/15/2019]

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Geology Instructor Position, Department of Earth Sciences, The University of South Alabama

The University of South Alabama Earth Sciences Department invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure-track faculty Instructor position, starting August 15, 2019. Candidates with outstanding geology teaching credentials are particularly encouraged to apply. Minimum qualifications are a M.S. degree in Geology or related discipline at the time of appointment. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For more information, please see the following link: http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/artsandsci/earthsci/geology/ The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA Employer – minorities/females/veterans/disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Geology Instructor Position, Department of Earth Sciences, The University of South Alabama [5/15/2019]

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Geochemistry Research Associate 2, Western Washington University

Geochemistry Research Associate 2 (LA-ICP-MS). Western Washington University invites applications for a professional staff position, with the primary role being to train, supervise, and assist students, faculty and visitors in the operation of the LA-ICP-MS for geoscience applications. This is a permanent, part-time (70% 12 month FTE) position. We expect the person we hire to collaborate with faculty and students on research projects, to develop and pursue projects and proposals for external funding, and to refine and develop laboratory methods and procedures for geoscience applications of geochemistry. Required qualifications for the position are 1) M.S. in geoscience or physical science, 2) Minimum 1 year of experience operating or maintaining LA-ICP-MS instrumentation and performing data reduction for geological samples, 3) Computer skills including experience with LA-ICP-MS data reduction software, 4) Demonstrated commitment to work effectively with a diverse student body 5) Ability and interest to work with other interdisciplinary programs in materials science, or marine and environmental sciences. For full position announcement, including all required and preferred qualifications, and to apply, see http://employment.wwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/496886/geochemistry-research-associate-2. To apply, use the above link to submit a letter of application that specifically addresses the listed job qualifications, a current vita, and three professional references. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Bernard Housen (bernieh@wwu.edu) or Susan DeBari (debari@wwu.edu). Review of applications begins June 10, 2019; position is open until filled. WWU is an EO/AA employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

Geochemistry Research Associate 2, Western Washington University [5/9/2019]

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Geosciences, Indiana University Southeast

Indiana University Southeast/School of Natural Sciences seeks applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Geosciences to begin August 2019. This position is for a term of one year; however, the successful candidate may receive consideration for a future tenure track position with the university. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Geology (or Geosciences) at the time of appointment. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is desirable but not mandatory. Service to the university is an expected part of the position.

As a visiting position, teaching responsibilities are four classes or equivalent per semester, including Mineralogy and Petrology. The successful candidate is also responsible for teaching Physical Geology with Laboratory and Physical Geography with Laboratory in addition to core courses that may include Structural Geology, X-Ray Mineralogy, and Energy Sources and Needs. Critical to this position is an individual who is committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. Enthusiasm for teaching, mentoring and advising a diverse population of students is essential.

For more information and how to apply, go to: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/7811

IU Southeast is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Geosciences, Indiana University Southeast [5/8/2019]

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Director, Oklahoma Geological Survey, University of Oklahoma

Applications are being solicited for the position of Director, Oklahoma Geological Survey (OGS). The OGS is located on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman, Oklahoma, and is under the direction and supervision of the Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma. Organizationally, the OGS is located within the Mewbourne College of Earth & Energy, which also includes the School of Geology & Geophysics and the Mewbourne School of Petroleum & Geological Engineering. The Director of the OGS reports administratively to the Dean, Mewbourne College of Earth & Energy. If appropriate, the successful candidate may hold a dual appointment as a faculty member within the College as an Associate or Full Professor. Candidates should hold a doctorate or have the equivalent experience in geology, geophysics or a closely related field. Prior experience with a public agency, such as the OGS, would be beneficial.

The objectives and duties of the Oklahoma Geological Survey include the following:
a) A study of the geological formations of the state with special reference to its natural resources, including coal, oil, gas, asphalt, gypsum, salt, cement, stone, clay, lead, zinc, iron, sand, road building material, water resources and all other mineral resources.
b) Management of the Oklahoma seismic recording network, and the reporting and analysis of earthquake activity in the state.
c) The preparation and publication of bulletins and reports, accompanied with necessary illustrations and maps, including both general and detailed descriptions of the geological structure and mineral resources of the state.
d) The consideration of such other related scientific and economic questions that shall be deemed of value to the people of Oklahoma.

The Director of the OGS has the responsibility of overseeing activities related to geological and geophysical studies of Oklahoma and adjacent areas, preparation of reports documenting the findings of these studies, and communication of these results to individuals, agencies and the general public as appropriate and/or required.

The position requires supervision and administration of an organization of approximately 50 staff and associated facilities including offices, labs and the Oklahoma Petroleum Information Center (OPIC), which contains an extensive collection of rock cores and samples, other well information and selected facilities for the examination of these cores and samples. It is anticipated that the Director of the OGS will work with Oklahoma universities, state and federal agencies, industry and other entities to conduct research in areas of public interest, as well as providing advice and service in the areas of geology, geophysics and natural resources. One particular area of current high interest is the recent, significant increase in Oklahoma earthquake activity.

The successful candidate will have the demonstrated experience and ability to oversee these activities. Areas of experience that could be considered include an appropriate background with state or national surveys, administration in academia, experience in industry or research, or other related areas.

Review of candidates will begin May 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated starting date is January 1, 2020. Applicants are requested to submit a complete resume, statement of relevant experience and a list of five references who can be contacted, including names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and complete mailing addresses. Questions or requests for additional information may be addressed to J. Mike Stice, Dean of the Mewbourne College of Earth & Energy, and Chair of the OGS Director Search Committee, at (405) 325-3821, or mstice@ou.edu. Applications and nominations should be submitted on-line at: http://apply.interfolio.com/61740

The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Director, Oklahoma Geological Survey, University of Oklahoma [5/7/2019]

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Curator of Paleontology, Alabama Museum of Natural History (ALMNH)

The Department of Research and Collections of the University of Alabama Museums is seeking a highly-motivated researcher in the area of paleontology. The paleontology collections at the Alabama Museum of Natural History date back to the mid 1800’s and include over 25,000 specimens. The collection is made up of vertebrate, invertebrate and paleobotanical specimens and boasts many unique and important specimens including several holotypes and arguably the most complete Clidastes propython mosasaur specimen known (Artemis). The ALMNH also maintains an extensive collection of extant vertebrates that are useful for comparative studies (osteological specimens, study skins, and wet specimens). This position will oversee a fully functional fossil preparation laboratory adjacent to the collection as well as a 130-acre paleontological field station in Dallas County, AL. Areas of research focus could include but are not be limited to: systematics, functional or evolutionary morphology, paleoecology, and biomechanics. The ALMNH is also interested in connecting paleontological research with our visitors and the local community.

The Curator of Paleontology is responsible for managing the paleontological collections including, in conjunction with the Director, Research and Collections, developing plans for maintenance and expansion. Writing proposals to fund the collection and create synergies with faculty and other researchers promoting deposition of specimens in the ALMNH collections. Creating and maintains an active research program focused on the paleontology collections. Managing a budget for paleontological activities and administering grants and proposals for paleontology collections. Managing Harrell Station, ALMNH's paleontological field station. Oversees the recruitment and coordination of ALMNH paleontological assistants and volunteers. Teaches one course per year in paleontology, geology or a related field. Assists with development of policies and processes conforming to best practice standards for the long-term preservation and conservation of specimens within the collections.

Qualifications and Required Application Materials: Ph.D. in Geology or Biology with specialization in Paleontology and one (1) year of college level teaching experience. Job close date 5/31/2019. Visit UA's employment website at staffjobs.ua.edu (job no. 508814) for more information and to apply. The University of Alabama is an equal-opportunity employer (EOE) including an EOE of protected vets and individuals with disabilities.

Curator of Paleontology, Alabama Museum of Natural History (ALMNH) [5/1/2019]

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Project Geoscientist, Weston Solutions, Inc., Concord, New Hampshire

Weston is seeking a Project Geologist in the Concord, NH office who will be responsible for the planning and execution of the technical aspects of a project within established schedule and budget constraints. Also included is the responsibility for participating in training staff in technical topics. In this position you will be, logging soils and bedrock in a variety of geologic settings, overseeing drilling subcontractors for the purposes of soil sampling, and monitoring well installation. You will also be expected to compile and interpret geologic information into a comprehensive Site Conceptual Model, including preparation or geologic cross-sections and contour maps and possess technical competence and willingness to instruct junior staff in areas of specialization. A technical writing sample and unofficial copy of transcripts will be required if you are considered for the position. 3-5 years exp., predominately field work, PG is preferred but not required for someone with the right experience. Apply at https://bit.ly/2LbpLhN

Project Geoscientist, Weston Solutions, Inc., Concord, New Hampshire [4/30/2019]

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Post-Doctoral Teaching Associate, Environmental Hydrogeology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (http://web.eps.utk.edu) at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville invites applications for a full-time, Post-doctoral Teaching Associate position in Environmental Hydrogeology starting August 1, 2019. The position is initially for 1 year (9 month academic appointment with pay and benefits distributed over 12 months). Prospects for renewal are very good. The successful candidate will be expected to teach environmental and/or physical geology at the 100-level, as well as upper division undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in Hydrogeology. They will also be encouraged to participate in the department’s undergraduate Environmental Studies program, to collaborate on research projects, and to work on their own research. For more information about the position contact Professor Ed Perfect (865-974-6017, eperfect@utk.edu). To apply, send your Curriculum Vitae, statements of their teaching and research interests, and contact information for 3 academic references in PDF format to Professor Perfect. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Post-Doctoral Teaching Associate, Environmental Hydrogeology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville [4/26/2019]

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GSA Science Communication Fellowship

Application Deadline:  31 May 2019
Term of Employment:  1 July 2019 – 30 April 2020 (10 months, part-time)

Location: The Geological Society of America (GSA) is headquartered in Boulder, CO, but our Fellow may work remotely from any U.S. location.  (No relocation assistance is available.)  Work will be conducted primarily via telephone and computer, with required travel to Phoenix, Arizona, for our annual conference, 22-25 September, 2019.

Pay: The Fellow will receive $8,000 in compensation plus paid travel to Phoenix (expenses and accommodations) as noted above.

Description: This position is intended for writers aspiring to increase their knowledge and skill for communicating geoscience and its value to society. The fellowship is an opportunity for an early career professional or recent graduate to gain experience and professional contacts working for a well-established and respected science organization.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop 12 press releases throughout the Fellowship term and “pitch” them for coverage according to plans developed with GSA staff : 

  • Nine selected from the Society’s top-rated, peer-reviewed geoscience journals, in concert with GSA staff and science editors (approximately one per month) and
  • Three (during August and September) from abstracts submitted by scientists to the extensive technical program for the GSA Annual Meeting, working in concert with GSA communications and member leaders.

Earth science research topics may include environmental/natural hazards, climate change, planetary exploration, resources (energy, water, mineral), paleontological discoveries, and much more.

Candidates should understand how to interview authors to capture the significance of their work for non-scientific audiences, and translate technical research papers into well-developed and compelling press releases for general media outlets with lay readership.  GSA will provide access to a comprehensive media database for targeting appropriate coverage.

In Phoenix, the Fellow will help staff the onsite Newsroom, assist members of the media covering the meeting, pitch stories to local and national media outlets, mentor student interns considering a career in science communication, and otherwise help to enlarge the visibility of GSA science and the media footprint of the meeting.

  • Must have access to a reliable computer, internet connection, and basic Microsoft Office software.
  • Must possess excellent copywriting skills, grammar, and vocabulary, to develop and edit content.
  • Must exercise mature judgement and discretion in dealing with people and sensitive issues.
  • Detail oriented with ability to fact-check, follow-up as necessary.
  • Effective organizational skills; ability to multi-task and function well under occasional time-pressures.
  • Must be comfortable contacting authors and media outlets, making introductions, and networking.
  • Grasp of commonly-used geoscience concepts, terminology, practices, procedures, and issues are preferred.
  • Experience in social media communications with a well-developed science network is preferred.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to: hr@geosociety.org (Subject line: ATTN Science Communication Fellowship).  Interviews will be conducted by phone or video conference after the application period closes.

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GSA Science Communication Fellowship [4/10/2019]

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Applied Carbonate Geologist, University of Kentucky

The Kentucky Geological Survey, a research center within the University of Kentucky, is looking for an applied carbonate geologist.

The person who fills this position will lead our research and service efforts in industrial minerals geology and provide carbonate geology expertise to other KGS scientists working in areas such as karst hydrogeology, petroleum geology and carbon sequestration, geologic hazards, geologic mapping, and 3D database development. In the course of developing an active research program, he or she will be responsible for acquiring, organizing, and interpreting geological, geochemical, geophysical, economic, and engineering data to better understand the history, spatial variability, physical and chemical properties, and beneficial uses of limestone and related rocks in Kentucky. He or she will develop productive working relationships with industry, academic, and community stakeholders; perform research on the geology, economics, environmental impacts, and sustainability of limestone and other industrial mineral resources in Kentucky; and maintain the KGS limestone database. Preference will be given to applicants with documented experience in industrial mineral economics; mine or quarry planning and development; environmental and sustainability analyses; commercial uses of carbonate and non-carbonate industrial minerals and resources; applied geostatistics; and/or modern methods of engineering rock mass characterization applicable to sedimentary rocks in Kentucky.

This position requires:
• A Ph.D. in a relevant field at the time of appointment AND at least one degree in geology, geosciences or geological sciences.
• Demonstrated proficiency in the use of modern computational tools such as Matlab, Mathematica, R, or Python—as well as GIS, remote sensing, and/or mine planning software—for advanced geologic data visualization, analysis, and/or simulation.
• Demonstrated ability to work towards common goals as part of a high performance team, including development of productive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
• Demonstrated potential to 1) publish research results in peer reviewed scientific journals, reports, and conference abstracts, 2) conceive and acquire outside funding for research projects relevant to Kentucky, 3) foster existing and develop new research collaborations within the university and the broader scientific community, and 4) engage in a program of continuous professional development leading to national or international stature in the candidate’s field(s) of specialization.
• Ability to perform laboratory work, geological fieldwork, and general office work in support of KGS research and outreach objectives. This may include fieldwork in rough terrain or inclement weather, occasional lifting of 50 lbs or more, and occasional overnight travel.

About KGS
The Kentucky Geological Survey is a research center within the University of Kentucky, with an organizational history stretching back to 1838. With main offices on the UK campus in the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region, KGS comprises about 50 FTE scientists and support staff engaged in a wide range of geological research and service activities beneficial to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. This includes active collaborations with colleagues in the UK Departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Civil Engineering, Mining Engineering, Plant and Soil Sciences, Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, as well as the UK College of Nursing and other research centers such as the Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute and the UK Center for Applied Energy Research. Most KGS doctoral-level scientists have adjunct faculty appointments that offer optional opportunities for teaching and advising. UK, an R1 research university with 16 degree-granting colleges and more than 200 academic programs, is one of only eight institutions in the country with liberal arts, engineering, professional, agricultural, and medical colleges and disciplines on one contiguous campus. Lexington is a midsize city of 300,000+ people that offers a wide range of cultural, social, and recreational amenities in addition to easy commuting and an affordable cost of living. Please visit kgs.uky.edu for additional information about KGS.

To apply for job #RE17838 Geologist III (Applied Carbonate Geologist), submit a UK Online Application at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/224707.

If you have any questions, contact HR/Employment, phone (859) 257-9555, then press 2. Application deadline is June 2, 2019.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Applied Carbonate Geologist, University of Kentucky [4/5/2019]