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Post-Baccalaureate Research Internship, Hydrogeology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks a post-baccalaureate research intern in hydrogeology for a full-time one-year appointment (renewable for up to five years) beginning in the fall semester of 2019. The intern must hold a bachelor’s degree in geology, environmental engineering, or a discipline suitable for research in hydrogeology. The intern will support the startup of new faculty hire Dr. Charles J. Paradis. The intern will be responsible for designing, conducting, and interpreting data from 1-D column, 2-D ant farm, and 3-D sand tank flow and transport experiments in porous media in the laboratory. The intern will also be responsible for characterizing aquifers for teaching and research purposes at several field sites throughout Wisconsin. The annual salary for the intern will be $35,000 (USD) and includes a comprehensive benefits package. Applicants must send a one-page cover letter that describes their interests and qualifications for the research internship, resume/CV, transcripts (unofficial is okay), and contact information for three references in a single pdf to paradisc@uwm.edu by August 2, 2019.

Post-Baccalaureate Research Internship, Hydrogeology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee [6/25/2019]

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PhD Candidate. Regional- and Local-Scale Numerical Simulations of Landslide Initiation, Based on the 14 November 2016 Kaikōura, New Zealand Earthquake. GNS Science, University of Canterbury

Research Goal: To investigate the interaction between surface fault rupture, earthquake-induced ground shaking and the initiation of slope failure using regional- and local-scale numerical modelling of landslides.

Overview: Forecasting the location and size of earthquake-induced landslides as well as the distance they might travel down a slope are both complex processes. Currently, most approaches use statistical models, based on data from landslides triggered by historical earthquakes around the world. Many of these approaches focus solely on landslide susceptibility, i.e. identifying where landslides are more likely to occur in the terrain, rather than hazard, which also incorporates the downslope area affected by the debris should the landslide occur. In addition, few such statistical susceptibility relationships are calibrated to New Zealand geology and terrains. Here, many of the larger landslides triggered by recent earthquakes have a strong structural geological control and are not well predicted by the statistical susceptibility models. This research will investigate relationships between geological structure, landslide-failure mechanisms and volume by developing regional-scale landslide hazard models, which will be tested using local-scale, landslide-specific physics-based numerical simulations.

Objectives: In this project, the PhD candidate will address these issues by numerically simulating the relationships between topography, geological materials and structure, and landslide-failure mechanisms. This will be done using regional- and local-scale landslide datasets relating to several recent (e.g. the MW 7.8 14 November 2016 Kaikōura) and historical earthquakes in New Zealand. This research will comprise two main components:
1. An updated national probabilistic coseismic landslide hazard model(s): based on susceptibility parameters calibrated using New Zealand landslide distributions and other variables, and including a probabilistic landslide runout model; and
2. Assessing and quantifying the relationship between surface/near-surface fault rupture mechanisms, ground shaking and landslide formation by back-analysing the initiation and movement of selected landslides trigged by the Kaikōura earthquake.

The candidate will have access to new earthquake-induced landslide and remote sensing datasets captured for selected recent earthquakes in New Zealand. The research is timely and will be used to further develop the national New Zealand landslide forecast tool developed by GNS Science and others.

Application Details: The successful candidate will have a MSc in Geology, Engineering Geology, or a related field; or BSc Hons. with relevant research or work experience. We can offer the successful candidate a fully-funded PhD scholarship, including University fees and a living allowance. The candidate, if successful, would be enrolled at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and would be based with GNS Science in Lower Hutt, Wellington. The candidate would be expected to spend time in both Wellington and Christchurch, two of New Zealand’s more interesting cities.

If interested, please send d.strong@gns.cri.nz your CV before 30 June 2019 .

PhD Candidate. Regional- and Local-Scale Numerical Simulations of Landslide Initiation, Based on the 14 November 2016 Kaikōura, New Zealand Earthquake. GNS Science, University of Canterbury [6/13/2019]

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PhD Candidate, Fault Damage Zone Controls on Coseismic Landslides, University of Canterbury

Research Goal: To investigate the role of fault structure, coseismic strain, and fault damage zone properties on the initiation of slope failures.

Overview: Forecasts of coseismic landslide hazard are inhibited, in part, by a lack of resolution in outcrop- to regional-scale rock strength variability. Whereas lithologic differences are relatively straightforward to map and parameterise, the rock mass properties of fault damage zones are more challenging, and their characterisation represents a key opportunity to improve existing landslide hazard models. This PhD research aims to integrate structural geology, remote sensing, geomechanics, and geophysics to characterise fault damage zones and landslides in the northeastern Southern Alps of New Zealand. The successful candidate will work with fault and landslide datasets from the 2016 MW 7.8 Kaikōura, New Zealand earthquake, as well as collect new field data to address the objectives below.

Objectives:
(1) Characterise how metre- to kilometre-scale tectonic strains contributed to slope failure during the 2016 Kaikōura, New Zealand earthquake, using a combination of remote sensing and field data
(2) Quantify the extent and physical properties of fault damage zones in areas of high landslide density, using shallow geophysics and laboratory testing
(3) Determine whether parameters related to (1) and (2) above control paleo-landslide distributions along active faults, using quantitative geomorphology

Application Details: The successful candidate will have a MSc in Geology, Engineering Geology, or a related field; or BSc Hons. with relevant research or work experience. We can offer the successful candidate a fully-funded PhD scholarship, including University fees and living allowance. The candidate, if successful, would be enrolled at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and work in close collaboration with GNS Science. The candidate would be expected to spend time in both Wellington and Christchurch, two of New Zealand’s more interesting cities.

If interested, please send timothy.stahl@canterbury.ac.nz your CV before the 15 July 2019.

PhD Candidate, Fault Damage Zone Controls on Coseismic Landslides, University of Canterbury [6/4/2019]

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PhD Opportunity in Active Tectonics and Remote Sensing, University of Canterbury

One fully-funded PhD scholarship in active tectonics and remote sensing is available through a joint research initiative with Dr. Tim Stahl at the University of Canterbury and Dr. Kate Clark at the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS). The successful applicant will join a research team utilising novel photogrammetric datasets and techniques, alongside field work, to research historical earthquake fault ruptures in a range of tectonic environments in New Zealand. Research topics include (1) developing techniques for processing historical aerial photographs into digital elevation data; (2) analysis of pre- and post-earthquake data for the purpose of assessing fault geometries, connectivity and kinematics; (3) modelling multi-fault ruptures using geologic and remotely sensed validation datasets, and exploring the implications of this research for seismic hazard analysis.

The ideal candidate will have strengths in active tectonics, paleoseismology, and/or geomorphology, and will have worked with remote sensing data. Field experience in active tectonics/geomorphology would be beneficial and experience in computational science, programming &/or numerical modelling is required. Masters degree or BS/BSc degree with significant research and work experience required. The PhD position will be based in Christchurch, New Zealand, at the University of Canterbury. There will be opportunities to undertake research visits to GNS Science, Lower Hutt. Applications will be accepted until 15 July 2019 or until the position is filled. Please email timothy.stahl@canterbury.ac.nz with your CV and cover letter. Candidates from under-represented and diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

PhD Opportunity in Active Tectonics and Remote Sensing, University of Canterbury [5/30/2019]

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Graduate Fellowships (MS and PhD) Opportunities in Basin Modeling, Organic Geochemistry & Petroleum Systems Analysis, Texas A&M University

College Station, Texas

The Berg-­‐Hughes Center for Petroleum and Sedimentary Systems (BHC) and the Department of Geology&Geophysics (G&G) at Texas A&M University invite applications from individuals for fellowship positions as Geology or Geophysics Graduate Student beginning Spring 2020. The successful candidates will receive the BHC fellowship of the financial support of $30,000 for the Fall and Spring semesters for 4 years (Ph.D.) or 2 years (MS) during the development of the research program. Candidates should apply (deadline August 15, 2019) via the site https://applicant.tamu.edu/ and mention the BHC as the potential sponsor. The applicants will be evaluated by the G&G Graduate School Committee. Information about the program can be found at https://geoweb.tamu.edu/ or please contact Dr. Mukul Bhatia, Director of the BHC at mbhatia@tamu.edu. TAMU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and student body and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We encourage applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Graduate Fellowships (MS and PhD) Opportunities in Basin Modeling, Organic Geochemistry & Petroleum Systems Analysis, Texas A&M University [5/29/2019]

 

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Graduate Fellowships (MS and PhD) Opportunities in Basin Modeling, Organic Geochemistry & Petroleum Systems Analysis, Texas A&M University

College Station, Texas

The Berg-­‐Hughes Center for Petroleum and Sedimentary Systems (BHC) and the Department of Geology&Geophysics (G&G) at Texas A&M University invite applications from individuals for fellowship positions as Geology or Geophysics Graduate Student beginning Spring 2020. The successful candidates will receive the BHC fellowship of the financial support of $30,000 for the Fall and Spring semesters for 4 years (Ph.D.) or 2 years (MS) during the development of the research program. Candidates should apply (deadline August 15, 2019) via the site https://applicant.tamu.edu/ and mention the BHC as the potential sponsor. The applicants will be evaluated by the G&G Graduate School Committee. Information about the program can be found at https://geoweb.tamu.edu/ or please contact Dr. Mukul Bhatia, Director of the BHC at mbhatia@tamu.edu. TAMU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and student body and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We encourage applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Graduate Fellowships (MS and PhD) Opportunities in Basin Modeling, Organic Geochemistry & Petroleum Systems Analysis, Texas A&M University [5/29/2019]

 

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Senior Advisor for Facilities Planning and Management, Office of the Assistant Director, Directorate for Geosciences, National Science Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia

The Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) announces a nationwide search to fill the position of Senior Advisor for Facilities Planning and Management in the Office of the Assistance Director. Appointment to this position is permanent, with a salary range of $165,842 to $183,395.

The successful candidate will possess an established record of significant senior-level experience in coordinating and addressing key initiatives across the range of science and education areas supported by the Directorate. The Advisor provides leadership in planning and management of large facilities and centers. Given the incumbent’s knowledge of and stature in both the Federal policy and academic research and education communities, the Senior Advisor, as determined by the Assistant Director (AD) or Deputy Assistant Director (DAD), will represent the Directorate externally to further GEO and NSF objectives to advance scientific research and education.

Major duties as Advisor include, but are not limited to:
• Facilitating communication of matters of importance concerning facilities to directorate leadership and to the NSF Office of the Director (usually via the Chief Officer for Research Facilities).
• Keeping abreast of current and anticipated national and international developments involving GEO research and education, particularly in connection with new facilities or other large infrastructure under consideration by the GEO communities.
• Providing systematic analyses of the current state of facilities world-wide that support research in the areas represented by the Directorate including assessment of benefits of expanded activities, benefits of initiating national and international facilities, opportunities for new partnerships, including international, public, and private sector partnerships, and the potential costs. Provides guidance and assistance in determining GEO program areas that could be improved or enhanced via such new or expanded international cooperative and/or public or private partnerships.
• Anticipating life cycle issues related to major facilities and advises GEO facility managers so that informed planning is completed in a way that enables continued operations and effective support of scientific goals.
• Monitoring the design, construction, and operations of GEO’s infrastructure and can provide an overview of the entire portfolio of activities at regular intervals or when requested.
• Analyzing and integrating scientific input and policy guidance from OMB, OSTP, the National Academy of Sciences, professional societies, the National Science Board, NSF policy groups, the GEO Advisory Committee, other agencies and organizations into GEO’s plans. Based on this knowledge, provides advisory assistance to the AD and DAD in their interaction with these groups.

Announcement GEO-2019-0002, with position requirements and application procedures, is located at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/536455400. Applicants may also obtain the announcement by contacting the Executive Personnel Staff, 703-292-7493. Hearing impaired individuals may call TDD 703-292-5090. Applications must be received by the closing date.

NSF is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a highly qualified staff reflecting the diversity of our nation.

Senior Advisor for Facilities Planning and Management, Office of the Assistant Director, Directorate for Geosciences, National Science Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia [6/21/2019]

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Coastal Geologist, Illinois State Geological Survey, Prairie Research Institute , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Illinois State Geological Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois, is seeking an Assistant Research Scientist, Coastal Geologist to conceive, plan, coordinate, and conduct basic research and applied studies related to Illinois Lake Michigan coastal geology. Position will be based in the Chicago, Illinois area. Qualifications include master's degree in geology, geological engineering, civil engineering, or related discipline. Three years of coastal geology related industry or research experience with master's degree. Must understand the need for specific applied science needs to solve fundamental coastal issues along the Illinois shoreline. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by July 19, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For additional information, including instructions on how to apply, please visit https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board or contact Lori Walston-Vonderharr, Human Resources, Prairie Research Institute at lwalston@illinois.edu. The University, which conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer, is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

Coastal Geologist, Illinois State Geological Survey, Prairie Research Institute , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [6/20/2019]

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Exploration Geoscientist, Shell Exploration and Production Company, Houston, Texas

Identify new exploration concepts and opportunities, grounded by appropriate analogues. Carry out regional or prospect-specific studies, incorporating play-based evaluation, well correlation and interpretation of 2D/3D seismic data to produce maps and mature opportunities, leads, and prospects in line with the established assurance process. Calculate volumes and assess risk appropriately and ensure all work has the appropriate level of technical assurance. Contribute to preparation of well proposals and participate in monitoring and management of geologic portions of exploration drilling operations. Participate in project framings, peer reviews, partner meetings and other related activities. Document all work products and manage data in conformance with Shell procedures. Maintain and apply awareness of competitor activities (successes and failures) to the evolving understanding of petroleum systems. Support portfolio development and ranking based on commercial analysis with a clear link to value.

40 hrs/week, Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Master’s degree in Geoscience, or Geologic Engineering or related field, and 3 years of experience in the job offered or in a Geoscientist position.
The position requires the following experience:
- 3 years of experience in exploration geosciences with specific experience in seismic data management and seismic interpretation workflows or related subsurface evaluation work;
- 2 years of geoscientist experience in Latin America with specific knowledge of Caribbean geology and tectonics;
- 3 years of experience in stratigraphic interpretation, seismic stratigraphy and constructing tectono-stratigraphic frameworks;
- 2 years of experience working with or within geophysical vendors in sales or geoscience project work with a strong understanding of, and appreciation for, vendor-client relationships; and,
- Fluency in English and Spanish language and able to independently incorporate geologic data and information from sources in Spanish to databases and projects in English.

Please apply by emailing resumes to Central-HR-Jobs@shell.com with a reference to Job Code 3002.

Exploration Geoscientist, Shell Exploration and Production Company, Houston, Texas [6/18/2019]

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1-Year Faculty Position, Sedimentary Geology, Pomona College

The Geology Department at Pomona College, the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, invites applications for a 1-year sabbatical replacement position beginning July 1, 2019 to teach courses and assist with senior thesis supervision.

We seek a candidate eager to interact with talented undergraduates in a liberal arts college environment where teaching and research are emphasized. Teaching responsibilities are expected to include Sedimentology and Earth History, each with lab, plus Introductory Geology and one other non-lab course determined through discussion between the candidate and department.

Pomona College is an equal opportunity employer, and we especially invite applications from women and members of under-represented groups. The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.

Applicants should e-mail to GeoFacSearch@pomona.edu a dossier including 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a brief statement of teaching philosophy, 4) a summary of research plans, and 5) undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Applicants should arrange to have two letters of reference sent directly to the search e-mail address. Hard copies of materials may be mailed to Geology Faculty Search, c/o Lori Keala, Geology Department, 185 E. Sixth Street, Claremont, CA 91711.

Web address: https://www.pomona.edu/academics/departments/geology; refer questions to Dr. Eric Grosfils (e-mail: egrosfils@pomona.edu; 909-621-8673). Review of completed applications will begin July 1st, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

1-Year Faculty Position, Sedimentary Geology, Pomona College [6/14/2019]

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Director, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, USGS

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is recruiting a Director for the Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center (GECSC) in Lakewood, Colorado. The GECSC conducts geologic mapping and integrated studies of the Earth’s geologic, hydrologic, and ecologic systems at local, regional, and continental scales, with an emphasis on understanding past, present, and potential future environmental, geologic, and land use change. GECSC staff have expertise in bedrock, surficial, and 3d geologic mapping; geochronology and isotope geology; measurement, monitoring, and geospatial/statistical modeling of changes in past and contemporary climate, landscapes, and ecosystems; unmanned aerial systems; and applications development. GECSC scientists create products that have applications to a wide range of public policy concerns related to management of public lands.

Responsibilities include management of the GECSC in accordance with the basic principles and procedures of scientific research; management, motivation, and achievement of results through a subordinate staff; coordination of Center multidisciplinary functions; development and expansion of research projects; and effective communication and cooperation with a broad spectrum of USGS, Federal, State and local scientists and officials. Applicants are expected to have advanced knowledge in one or more of the scientific fields of geology, physical geography, or landscape ecology.

Applications are being accepted online until midnight Eastern time on July 13 through the USAJOBS website at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/536323000 under vacancy announcement DEN-2019-0228. Current or former Federal employees may through announcement DEN-2019-0234 at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/536324800. For additional information, contact the USGS Office of Human Resources at (303) 236-9578. U.S. citizenship is required. The U.S. Geological Survey is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Director, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, USGS [6/12/2019]

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Earth Scientists, Lettis Consultants International

Lettis Consultants International (LCI) is looking to hire one or more Earth Scientists (Geologists, Engineering Seismologists/Seismic Engineers, and Geotechnical Engineers) to work on consulting and applied research projects in the fields of Engineering Geology and Seismic Hazards Assessment. Although our focus is on Staff- and Project-level hires (0 – 8 years of professional experience), we are interested in hiring highly motivated, creative and successful consulting scientists with any amount of experience who are seeking professional and intellectual growth.

Applicants are expected to have an advanced degree (MS or PhD) and demonstrate outstanding analytical, writing, and oral communication skills. Please submit your resume and a cover letter to newhires@lettisci.com. Examples of previous work products (reports, dissertations, published papers) and professional references are welcome as well.

LCI is an Earth Science consulting firm specializing in engineering geologic, seismic and natural hazards investigations. LCI is a California state and federally certified small business headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area with satellite offices in the Central Valley, Southern California, Georgia, and Colorado. LCI is dedicated to providing its clients with science-based solutions to technically challenging Earth Science problems. LCI personnel have extensive experience conducting large, logistically complex, multi-disciplinary studies for critical facilities such as dams, pipelines, and nuclear power plants.

Desired technical skillsets include:
Engineering and seismic geology
• Paleoseismic studies, including trenching and borehole investigations
• Drilling (soil borings and rock coring), and USCS soil classification and rock mass characterization
• Rock-mass characterization, slope stability assessment and mitigation
• Quaternary geologic, geomorphic, and/or active fault mapping
• Application of Quaternary dating techniques for ages and rates of geomorphic surfaces and processes
• Bedrock geologic mapping, including petrographic and structural analysis
• Seismic-reflection interpretation and characterization of stratigraphic and structural features
• Cross-section construction and balancing
• Image interpretation of Lidar data, multi-beam bathymetric data, stereo aerial photography, and multispectral imagery
• Review and synthesis of geologic, seismic, and geophysical datasets

Seismic and geotechnical engineering
• Probabilistic and deterministic seismic hazard analysis
• Evaluation and development of ground motion models
• Time history development
• Site response analysis
• Liquefaction and lateral spread assessment
• Slope stability analyses
• Risk-informed decision making processes
• Probabilistic risk assessment

LCI is committed to a diverse workforce and collegial working environment. We support active research and professional development for all employees, with a strong belief that good science and good people make good business. LCI supports all full-time employees with health and dental coverage, a 401(k) retirement plan, and other benefits.

Earth Scientists, Lettis Consultants International [6/12/2019]

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Department of Earth System Sciences, Yonsei University

Job Summary:
The Department of Earth System Sciences at Yonsei University, Republic of Korea seeks applications for tenure-track faculty position, starting from March, 2020. Candidates are encouraged to possess Ph.D. in Geology, Geological Sciences or any related fields.

The Department of Earth System Sciences encompasses the field of Earth System Sciences, conducting various researches on minerals, soils, rocks, geophysics, hydrogeology, applied geology, environmental chemistry, remote sensing, and other geologic fields. Detailed information about the department can be found online at http://geo.yonsei.ac.kr/en/.

For more information regarding the application, please visit the following link
English: https://www.yonsei.ac.kr/en_sc/recruit/recruit_progress.jsp?mode=view&article_no=175378&board_wrapper=%2Fen_sc%2Frecruit%2Frecruit_progress.jsp&pager.offset=0&board_no=330
Korean: https://www.yonsei.ac.kr/sc/recruit/notice.jsp?mode=view&article_no=175377&board_wrapper=%2Fsc%2Frecruit%2Fnotice.jsp&pager.offset=0&board_no=329

Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Department of Earth System Sciences, Yonsei University [6/11/2019]

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Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in Earth Surface Processes, University of Alaska Anchorage

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) (www.uaa.alaska.edu/geology/) seeks applications from exceptional candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the broad area of Earth Surface Processes, with a start date of August 2020. We aim to complement existing areas of research expertise in hydrology, environmental geochemistry, structure, and stratigraphy. The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses to a diverse student body in the B.S. and M.S. programs in geological sciences.

Although all areas of Earth Surface Processes will be considered, expertise in modeling of terrestrial, coastal, cryospheric, and/or marine processes is desired. Applicants should have interest in working on coastal systems in Alaska and should demonstrate an ability to work with teams in interdisciplinary research-based activities. During the first three years at UAA, the successful applicant will serve as a member of the interdisciplinary Alaska NSF Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Fire and Ice research team, which is examining the impacts of climate change on: 1) freshwater and biogeochemical fluxes into the nearshore environment across a gradient of watershed types, from glacial to precipitation fed; and 2) fire occurrence and distribution. Applicants are encouraged to consult the Alaska EPSCoR website at www.alaska.edu/epscor. This position is part of the research infrastructure building of the current EPSCoR award that will increase research at all three University of Alaska campuses.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in geological sciences or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment, preferably with post-doctoral and teaching experience. The position requires research, teaching, and service components that support UAA’s mission. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses and/or develop specialty courses for the graduate (M.S.) and undergraduate academic programs, develop a vigorous externally funded research program, and mentor graduate students. Interested applicants should submit a statement of interest that outlines their qualifications for this position and includes a research plan, teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Applications must be submitted to Job #512846 at www.alaska.edu/jobs/. For questions about this position, please contact Dr. Lee Ann Munk, Chair of the Search Committee, at lamunk@alaska.edu. Review of applications will begin September 30, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

UAA is an AA/EO Employer and Educational Institution. Applicant must be eligible for employment at the time of initial appointment under the immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and subsequent amendments. Your application for employment with UAA is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in Earth Surface Processes, University of Alaska Anchorage [6/7/2019]

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Geoscience Communication and Outreach, University of Kentucky

Job Details:
The Kentucky Geological Survey seeks applications for a position emphasizing geoscience communication, outreach, policy support, and economics within the context of our state mandated mission and our internal vision to be the primary source of geoscience information for and about Kentucky. We are looking for someone who will, in addition to excelling at day-to-day communications and outreach responsibilities at the survey, develop an active and collaborative research program on geoscience communication; the use of geoscience information for policy, planning, or engineering decision support and risk minimization; and/or the economic value of publicly available geoscience information.

The position requires:
• A PhD in a relevant field and at least three years of professional experience.
• Demonstrated ability to (1) perform publishable research leading to papers in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at major scientific conferences, (2) collaborate towards common goals as part of a diverse high performance team, (3) prepare complex proposals and budgets for scientific or engineering projects, and (4) perform general office work in support of KGS research and outreach objectives (this may include occasional lifting of 50 lb or more and occasional overnight travel).
• Demonstrated potential to (1) conceive and acquire outside funding for research projects relevant to Kentucky and the KGS mission, (2) develop and foster mutually beneficial collaborations within the University of Kentucky and the broader scientific community, (3) engage KGS stakeholders in conversations about the value of publicly available scientific information and their information needs (including social media), and (4) embark on a program of continuous professional development leading to national or international stature in the candidate's field of specialization.

Preferred qualifications are (1) professional experience in marketing and/or public/government/client relations within a scientific or technical organization and/or (2) one or more degrees in some aspect of geoscience or significant professional experience working in a geoscience organization.

About KGS
The Kentucky Geological Survey is a research center within the University of Kentucky, with an organizational history stretching back to the first publicly funded geological reconnaissance of Kentucky in 1838. With main offices on the UK campus in the heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass region, KGS comprises 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 about 300,000+ people that offers a wide range of cultural, social, educational, 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 be considered for this position, individuals must submit a UK Jobs application through the following quicklink: https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/232702

The deadline to apply is Sunday, July 14th, 2019.

For questions, contact University of Kentucky HR/Employment, phone (859) 257-9555 press 2.

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.

Geoscience Communication and Outreach, University of Kentucky [6/7/2019]

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Mineral Resources/Petrology/Volcanology, University of Alaska Anchorage

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage (www.uaa.alaska.edu/geology/) seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member at the assistant professor rank in the fields of mineral resources, petrology, or volcanology, with a start date of August 2020. We aim to expand and complement existing areas of research expertise in the Department which include geochemistry, structural geology, stratigraphy, petroleum geology, geophysics, hydrogeology, paleoclimatology, and planetary geology. The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses to a diverse student body in the B.S. and M.S. programs in geological sciences.

We encourage applications from individuals with expertise in one or more of the following areas: mineral resources or economic geology; structure and emplacement of ore deposits; igneous or metamorphic petrology; or volcanology. Regardless of the specific research discipline, the teaching expectations for this position may be variable but will include at the undergraduate level mineralogy, igneous and metamorphic petrology, and ore deposits, and may include geological field methods or field camp and volcanology. Graduate level courses will include mineral resources and advanced igneous petrology and may include other courses in support of the Department’s teaching needs.

We seek applicants with a commitment to teaching, research, and partnership building with resource industries and research organizations in Alaska and elsewhere. Successful candidates must develop externally funded research that actively involves graduate and undergraduate students. The position requires a Ph.D. in geological sciences or a related field at the time of initial appointment, university teaching experience or potential, and demonstration of research experience and future potential. Relevant industry or post-doctoral experience will be considered favorably.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests that includes how you will involve students in research opportunities, contact information for at least three references, and unofficial academic transcripts to Job # 512869 at www.alaska.edu/jobs/. Review of applications will begin September 30, 2019. For more information regarding this position, please contact the department director, Dr. Simon Kattenhorn, at skattenhorn@alaska.edu.

UAA is an AA/EO Employer and Educational Institution. Applicant must be eligible for employment under the immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and subsequent amendments. Your application for employment with UAA is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

Mineral Resources/Petrology/Volcanology, University of Alaska Anchorage [6/7/2019]

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Lecturer in Structural Geology/Tectonics, Auburn University

The Department of Geosciences at Auburn University invites applications for a 9-month non-tenure track faculty position in Structural Geology and Tectonics beginning January 1, 2020. The position is a one-year appointment subject to renewal based on performance, need for services and available funding.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Geosciences related fields with demonstrable teaching experience at the time employment begins. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses including, but not limited to, Dynamic Earth, Structural Geology, Summer Field Camp, as well as one graduate level course (e.g., Tectonics) as determined by the candidate’s expertise, experience and department needs. The teaching load will be three courses each semester. Desired qualifications include: candidates who are qualified to teach a piggyback Geophysics course; experience with implementing inquiry, project, or technology-based active learning into teaching; and quantitative, analytical, and/or field-based tools that could be incorporated into both undergraduate and graduate courses.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application (1-2 pages) describing teaching philosophy and experience, and the names and contact information of three professional references. To apply please go to https://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/3592, complete the online form and upload the required application documents. The candidate selected for the position must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment begins and be able to continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills are required.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the AU website to learn more about Auburn University and the Department of Geosciences. Review of applications will begin August 15, 2019, and will continue until a candidate accepts appointment.

Auburn University is an EEO/VET/Disability Employer and committed to building an inclusive and diverse community.

Lecturer in Structural Geology/Tectonics, Auburn University [6/4/2019]

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Earth and Planetary Science, Temporary Lecturers, University of California, Berkeley

The Department of Earth & Planetary Science at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers and lecturers in lieu of GSI’s to teach Earth and Planetary Science courses for Fall, Spring and Summer should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, go to https://apptrkr.com/1479548.

For questions, please contact Erin Blazick at eblazick@berkeley.edu. UC Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.

Earth and Planetary Science, Temporary Lecturers, University of California, Berkeley [6/4/2019]

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Dean, John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean, John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences
Effective September 1, 2019

The Jackson School is one of the largest and most respected geoscience programs in the country. The school (www.jsg.utexas.edu) includes the Bureau of Economic Geology, the Department of Geological Sciences, and the Institute for Geophysics. It employs approximately 150 full‐time faculty and research scientists who work together with 100 technical staff members and postdocs to address fundamental questions in geosciences, foster a diverse community of collaboration, and provide world-class education for approximately 200 undergraduate majors and 200 graduate students. With an endowment of approximately $450 million and an average annual income of $88 million, the school provides an unprecedented opportunity for its leader to have a major impact on the field of geoscience well into the future.

We seek a visionary leader with proven scientific and administrative skills who will work with the faculty and research scientists to develop the Jackson School to its full potential and who will represent the school effectively to the university administration, to the state and national political leadership, and to the public. At UT Austin, all academic deans report to the Executive Vice President and Provost of the university.

Preferred qualifications include: (1) creative leadership capable of growing synergies within the school and interfacing with other programs within the university; (2) distinguished scholarship with a strong research record and experience in academia, including teaching; (3) administrative and financial experience that demonstrates vision, managerial ability, and communication skills; (4) commitment to balancing academic and research excellence with the diverse missions of the three units within the school; (5) commitment to creating and retaining a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace, and (6) ability to engage alumni and donors and increase philanthropy.

Additional information regarding the position can be found at http://www.jsg.utexas.edu/people/employment-opportunities/dean/

Applications and nominations should include a curriculum vitae and a list of administrative accomplishments. Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, nominations, and inquiries should be sent electronically and in confidence to: jsgdeansearch@jsg.utexas.edu

The University of Texas at Austin is committed to providing an inclusive educational environment in which all students, faculty, and staff can learn, research, create, work and thrive free from all forms of harassment, discrimination, and misconduct. As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UT Austin 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.

Dean, John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin [6/4/2019]

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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 [6/4/2019]

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Assistant (Tenure-Track) or Associate (Tenured) Professor in Solid Earth Geophysics, The University of Texas at Austin

The Department of Geological Sciences in the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin seeks to hire a faculty member in the field of solid Earth geophysics at the Assistant (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenured) level. We are looking for an outstanding scientist who will establish an innovative, externally-funded research program and will be committed to both teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful applicant is expected to develop a vibrant research program that contributes to the understanding of the dynamics and evolution of the solid Earth and complements existing strengths within the Jackson School. Areas of specialization might include, but are not limited to, seismology, geodesy, and geodynamics. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

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 of Texas is also home to the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences and the Texas Advanced Computing Center. 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.

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 online at https://apply.interfolio.com/63707 . Questions concerning the application process or receipt of application materials should be sent to Patrick Stafford (stafford.patrick@jsg.utexas.edu).

Assistant (Tenure-Track) or Associate (Tenured) Professor in Solid Earth Geophysics, The University of Texas at Austin [5/30/2019]

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Visiting Assistant Professor, Sedimentology, New Mexico State University

The Department of Geological Sciences at New Mexico State University invites applications for a 9-month Visiting Assistant Professor sabbatical replacement position beginning 19 August 2019. The primary responsibility is teaching three courses each semester at the introductory through graduate levels. New Mexico State University is located in the southern Rio Grande rift, which provides a natural laboratory for teaching geology.

The departmental website provides additional information about our programs (https://geology.nmsu.edu/). We encourage applications from candidates from underrepresented groups and from individuals interested in working with underrepresented students.

NMSU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. Offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility for employment in the United States. All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal law, state law, and NMSU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a criminal history check.

Access the online application at http://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/34640 through 10 July 2019. Please direct questions to Nancy J. McMillan at 575-646-5000 or nmcmilla@nmsu.edu.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Sedimentology, New Mexico State University [5/29/2019]

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Bedrock Geology, Geological Survey of Canada

The Geological Survey of Canada (Vancouver, BC) is seeking two(2) permanent research scientist positions in bedrock geology.

Details of positions and how to apply can be found at: https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=1308962

Position duties: Field-oriented geologist with experience in accretionary orogens. Requires a good working knowledge / interest in field mapping techniques in deformed and metamorphosed orogenic belts, and in the application of analytical techniques (such as geochronology, isotopes, or igneous petrology) to gain a better understanding of the tectonic setting and processes responsible for the formation of the varied igneous provinces in Canada.

Closing date: 2 July 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Bedrock Geology, Geological Survey of Canada [5/29/2019]

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Assistant Professor of Geology, Dixie State University

JOB SUMMARY:
The Department of Physical Sciences and the Lyman Southwest Geological Science Center at Dixie State University in St. George, UT invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geology position to begin August 2019 or January 2020. The preferred candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Geology or a related discipline, particularly with experience in sedimentology/stratigraphy and/or Earth materials. Applicants who are ABD are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop upper-level courses in sedimentology/stratigraphy and/or Earth materials with a strong field component, in addition to teaching introductory-level geology courses.

The Physical Sciences department encompasses courses in Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Physics, and Engineering. More information about the department and its associated programs and faculty can be found online at https://science.dixie.edu/.

Applications must be submitted online through the University’s Employment Opportunities webpage. Go online to https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/dixie/jobs/2436501/assistant-professor-of-geology?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs to review information about the position, the University, and to apply.

Assistant Professor of Geology, Dixie State University [5/24/2019]

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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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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]