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Funded Graduate Student Opportunity, Subsurface Biogeochemistry, UNC Charlotte

A funded graduate student opportunity is available at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to examine the production and consumption of substrate compounds in slowly-biodegraded organic-rich formations (coal). These substrates, such as H2 and acetate, are utilized by microbes such as methanogens and sulfate reducers to generate methane and CO2. The student will have access to instrumentation including gas chromatographs, ion chromatograph, ICP-MS, and laser carbon isotope analyzer. Applicants may enter the PhD program in Infrastructure & Environmental Systems or the MS program in Earth Sciences. Background in geochemistry or geomicrobiology and interest in gas and water analysis are preferred. A stipend and tuition support are available.

Potential applicants should contact Dr. David Vinson (dsvinson@uncc.edu). For application information, visit https://graduateschool.uncc.edu. This opportunity will remain available until a suitable candidate is found.

Funded Graduate Student Opportunity, Subsurface Biogeochemistry, UNC Charlotte [3/21/2019]

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Post-Doc Fellowship for Bilingual Spanish/English Speaker, Colorado School of Mines

This fully-funded 22-month project focuses on mapping, ore characterization and geometallurgy of small-scale mine sites in Peru. The candidate must be able to conduct field work independently in rural areas without a translator, collaborate with local communities and universities, conduct lab analyses including ore petrography and SEM-based ore characterization, and prepare publications in both English and Spanish. Contact eholley@mines.edu.

Post-Doc Fellowship for Bilingual Spanish/English Speaker, Colorado School of Mines [3/18/2019]

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Postdoctoral or Post Master’s, Wisconsin Water Resources Science-Policy Fellowship (Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions), University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute

The University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute (WRI) in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) seeks postdoctoral and post-master’s candidates interested in tackling science and policy challenges related to water resources management in Wisconsin. This Wisconsin Water Resources Science-Policy Fellow will be placed at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Drinking Water and Groundwater Bureau office in downtown Madison and will be working with researchers from across the state and region in addition to stakeholders and policy-makers in Wisconsin. WDNR has identified the following priority area in which we are seeking assistance: Determining significant reductions in average seasonal water levels for lakes in the Central Sands region of Wisconsin – (Drinking Water and Groundwater Bureau, WDNR)

More detail including application instructions can be found here - https://www.wri.wisc.edu/student-opportunities/.

Application deadline is April 14, 2019.

Postdoctoral or Post Master’s, Wisconsin Water Resources Science-Policy Fellowship (Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions), University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute [3/8/2019]

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Ph.D. Student Opportunity, Hydrology, University of Missouri

A Ph.D. student opportunity is available at the University of Missouri—Columbia for fall, 2019 admission on a project involving numerical reactive transport modeling of CO2 sequestration in a hydrocarbon reservoir in northern Texas. The project includes three years of research assistantship funding. Application deadline is April 15, 2019. Application instructions can be found at https://geology.missouri.edu/grad/graduate-program. For more information, please contact Martin Appold (appoldm@missouri.edu).

Ph.D. Student Opportunity, Hydrology, University of Missouri [3/7/2019]

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GSA Undergraduate Student Research Grants 2019

The grants are provided by GSA’s geographic Sections to help support undergraduate research in the geological sciences.

Website: www.geosociety.org/undergradgrants

Deadline: Varies by section (between 1 March – 1 April)

Questions: Matt Dawson, researchgrants@geosociety.org

GSA Undergraduate Student Research Grants 2019 [1/23/2019]

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GSA GeoCorps America Program, Summer 2019

DEADLINE: 3 Feb. 2019 (11:59 p.m. MST) [Changed from 2 Feb.]

GSA is now recruiting applicants for dozens of GeoCorps America opportunities taking place during summer of 2019. GeoCorps participants have the opportunity to work at a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) or U.S. Forest Service (USFS) site and gain valuable work experience. Participants are paid a minimum of $10.60/hr.

Featured position: Cave Guide (2 Positions) (Tongass National Forest, Alaska)

Apply online at GSA's GeoCorps America site: www.geosociety.org/geocorps.

Questions: Lesley Petrie, geocorps@geosociety.org

GSA GeoCorps America Program, Summer 2019 [1/9/2019]

 
 

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth and Oceanographic Science, Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College Department of Earth and Oceanographic Science seeks a 2-year, full-time, visiting assistant professor to begin July 1, 2019. Ph.D. required. Four-course load, 2 with weekly labs. Focus on earth surface process disciplines. See full description and apply before April 15 at https://careers.bowdoin.edu. Bowdoin is committed to equality through Affirmative Action, and is an equal opportunity employer. Visit http://www.bowdoin.edu for more information.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth and Oceanographic Science, Bowdoin College [3/25/2019]

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Geology: Environmental and Historical Geology, Gustavus Adolphus College

Starting September, 2019

Gustavus Adolphus College seeks a part-time position of assistant professor to begin September 1, 2019. We seek candidates with at least an M.S. (PhD or ABD preferred) and commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Assignments include laboratory sections of introductory environmental geochemistry, the laboratory section of a 200-level historical geology course, and half-semester naturalist courses for non-majors (curriculum flexible). The strongest candidates will have experience teaching in courses like these. Visit http://gustavus.edu/jobs for application instructions. Application review will begin on April 8, 2019.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a EOE Employer/Disabled/Vet employer.

Geology: Environmental and Historical Geology, Gustavus Adolphus College [3/21/2019]

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Geology, Assistant Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Tenure-track position in Geology with emphasis on physical and/or chemical aspects of soils, starting August 2019. The successful applicant will typically teach twelve contact hours per semester in the Geology B.S. program in the Department of Chemistry and Geology, advise undergraduate majors, develop an undergraduate research program, and pursue external funding. Minimum requirements: Doctorate in geoscience or a closely related field, with graduate coursework in geology (all requirements for the doctorate must be completed by August 1, 2019); a successful research record focused on soils as evidenced by extramural funding, publication in peer-reviewed journals, and/or postdoctoral experience; demonstrated experience teaching geology; and demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills. For complete notice of vacancy and application procedures, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mankato (position AA20062). Review of applications will begin April 4 and continue until the position is filled.

Minnesota State University, Mankato is a comprehensive applied research institution in the rich agricultural region of southern Minnesota, serving about 18,000 students annually. The Geology program has ready access to a variety of instrumentation useful in soils research. A campus-wide agriculture initiative has been supported through recent hires of a soil ecologist (Biology), a soil geomorphologist (Geography), and the establishment of the Institute for Regenerative Resources and Agrisciences. Located 85 miles southwest of the Twin Cities metro area, Minnesota State University, Mankato is well positioned to serve the large agricultural and environmental services industries in the region.

AA/EOE and a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. We seek to attract teaching- and research-active, culturally and academically diverse faculty members, with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.

Geology, Assistant Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato [3/20/2019]

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Electron Microbeam Facility: Research Associate, Jackson School of Geosciences

The Electron Microbeam facility  in the Jackson School of Geosciences is seeking a highly qualified researcher to operate Electron Microbeam (EPMA) JEOL JXA-8200, Environmental, Scanning Electron Microprobe (ESEM) Phillips/FEI XL30 with Electron Backscattered, Diffraction Detector (EBSD), SEM JEOL JSM-6490LV, and X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD), Bruker D8 Advance. The vision of the facility is to develop leading capabilities of electron microbeam instrumentation to allow researchers in the Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, and those in the south-central region of the United States to conduct a broad range of high impact, Discovery-class science. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, materials science, geosciences or related areas, and have a strong background in electron microbeam methods. Successful applicants must be reliable, quick-learning, highly organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented, and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to work independently and in a team environment is important. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to delivering excellence in a timely manner and work well under pressure.

Familiarity with geological applicants of electron microscopy, XRD, and/or EBSD is preferred. Applicants must demonstrate superior oral and written communication skills and will be expected to raise 25% of their salary support through externally funded projects. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. Responsibilities include: maintaining all existing microbeam instrumentation, training and assisting users, developing and improving analytical protocols, teaching short courses and workshops, planning lab improvements, managing the operating account for the lab, and conducting independent research.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, including a statement of relevant equipment experience and research interests; current curriculum vitae; and contact information for at least three references. Submit electronic copies of these materials online at http://tinyurl.com/y6fuu2wu. For questions related to the search, please contact dgs@jsg.utexas.edu or ejcatlos@jsg.utexas.edu. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Review of applications will commence on April 2, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The desired target date for the new research associate to assume duties is July 1, 2019, although this time frame is flexible.

DGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. DGS welcomes applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching, and service, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who would contribute in different ways.

Electron Microbeam Facility: Research Associate, Jackson School of Geosciences [3/20/2019]

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Visiting Lecturer, Wellesley College

The Wellesley College Department of Geosciences invites applications for a non-tenure-track Visiting Lecturer position for the 2019 – 20 academic year. The primary responsibility of the position is teaching introductory geosciences, earth materials, and a structure/tectonics-focused 300-level course. We are seeking a candidate with a strong background in field geology and a commitment to teaching in the field. The Department supports student faculty research and would be delighted if the candidate can bring their own research into the classroom.

Qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. in geoscience, or near completion, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching.

Additional Application Instructions
Review of applications begins on April 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and the names/email addresses of three references through our online application system at: http://career.wellesley.edu/postings/2761

If circumstances make it impossible to submit materials through our application site, please email us at working@wellesley.edu. Questions about the position should be directed to Dan Brabander at dbraband@wellesley.edu. Wellesley College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching and service. We are dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty, and strongly encourage applications from under-represented minorities and women.

Visiting Lecturer, Wellesley College [3/14/2019]

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Lecturer in Earth and Environmental Sciences, Murray State University

A full-time, non-tenure track Lecturer position to begin August 2019. Minimum Qualifications: A Master’s degree in the earth and environmental sciences, geology, geosciences or a closely-related field with at least one year of teaching experience required. Candidate must demonstrate effectiveness in undergraduate teaching, in the classroom and/or online. Experience in public outreach or student recruitment required. Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses in earth and environmental sciences, including introductory geology and earth science courses, rocks and minerals, and soils and stratigraphy. Outreach in regional schools, home school groups, and other entities. Prepare recruitment materials and recruit students for the Department. Serve as faculty advisor to student clubs. Application Deadline: April 3, 2019. To Apply: https://www.murraystatejobs.com/postings/8521

Lecturer in Earth and Environmental Sciences, Murray State University [3/14/2019]

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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 [3/14/2019]

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Full Time Tenure-Track Faculty, Geological Engineering, University of Saskatchewan

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a full time tenure-track faculty position in Geological Engineering at the Assistant Professor level with the Department of Civil, Geological, and Environmental Engineering. The successful candidate will initiate and lead a strong research program related to hydrogeology and/or geotechnical engineering; compete successfully for external funding to support this research program (e.g., through collaboration with the mining and oil and gas industries; local, provincial and federal government agencies; and consulting engineering firms); supervise graduate student research projects; teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of hydrogeology, geotechnical engineering and engineering geology, including a field-based course in the Geological Engineering undergraduate program; and undertake relevant administrative activities. Significant opportunities will exist to develop research collaborations with other researchers at the Global Institute for Water Security. https://www.usask.ca/water/about/about-us.php.

The Department of Civil, Geological, and Environmental Engineering offers undergraduate programs in Civil Engineering, Geological Engineering and Environmental Engineering and a postgraduate program in Civil Engineering at the M.Eng., M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels to over 400 students. Additional information about the department and the College of Engineering can be found at engineering.usask.ca.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000.

Qualifications
We are seeking candidates who have bachelor and Ph.D. degrees in Geological Engineering or related fields. Candidates must demonstrate the potential to develop a strong research program related to geotechnical engineering and/or hydrogeology, ideally focused on the intersection between hydrogeology and geotechnics in areas relevant to Saskatchewan and the resource extraction sector. Relevant experience working with the mining industry would be considered an asset. However, all candidates with a background in hydrogeology and/or geotechnical engineering are encouraged to apply. Applicants should show competence in and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. The successful candidate will be a Professional Engineer in Canada or have the background and willingness to successfully pursue membership with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan.

Salary bands for this position are as follows: Assistant Professor: $93,293 to $112,109

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter; detailed curriculum vitae; succinct statement of research and teaching interests; and the names of three references in a single PDF file using the University’s online application portal (https://engineering.usask.ca/facultyrecruitment.php). For questions related to this position, please contact:
Professor Leon Wegner, Head
Department of Civil, Geological, and Environmental Engineering
University of Saskatchewan
Email: cgee.recruitment@usask.ca (confidential inquiries only)

Review of applications will begin immediately; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Full Time Tenure-Track Faculty, Geological Engineering, University of Saskatchewan [3/12/2019]

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Research Assistant Professor in Hydrogeology, Department of Earth Sciences (Ref.: 494135), The University of Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in Hydrogeology in the Department of Earth Sciences (Ref.: 494135), to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree by research in Hydrogeology or related disciplines, preferably with post-doctoral research experience. They should have exceptional research strength, an excellent publication record, and the ability to conduct independent research. They should be self-motivated with strong computing and communication skills. Research experience in groundwater and surface water interaction, coastal aquifers, alpine hydrogeology, or hydrogeochemistry would be a definite asset. The appointee will conduct regional or local numerical modeling related to complex subsurface flow and chemical transport processes; perform laboratory experiments and field hydrogeological investigations; author peer-reviewed papers in refereed international journals; work as a member of the existing multidisciplinary team; and write grant proposals and develop his/her own research program. While teaching is not the main duties of this position, the appointee may teach or co-teach a module in postgraduate or undergraduate programmes. Information about the Department of Earth Sciences and the existing hydrogeology research can be found at https://www.earthsciences.hku.hk/.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary.

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site (http://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start on March 20, 2019 and continue until May 20, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency.

Research Assistant Professor in Hydrogeology, Department of Earth Sciences (Ref.: 494135), The University of Hong Kong [3/11/2019]

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Earth Scientist (Hydrology) – 86204, CE-Climate & Ecosystems, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Berkeley Lab’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Area has an opening for a Research or Staff Scientist in Watershed Hydrology.

The Earth and Environmental Sciences (EESA, eesa.lbl.gov) ) of Berkeley Lab is advancing and integrating diverse expertise to accelerate scientific discoveries and their translation into scalable solutions that simultaneously sustain the Earth’s environment and the growing need for energy and water resources.

The Earth Scientist in this position will have a record of innovative research in hydrology and will develop and utilize novel field methods and experiments with theory to advance understanding of multi-scale, multi-phase behavior of hydrological systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: watershed response to extreme events and climate change (watershed.lbl.gov); critical zone ecohydrology and hydrogeochemistry; aquifer storage and recovery; and bedrock flow and reactions relevant to subsurface energy strategies.

The incumbent (at either Research or Staff level) is expected to develop a vibrant, extramurally supported frontier research program, contribute to exciting team-based EESA projects, and take advantage of world-class experimental facilities at Berkeley Lab. At the Staff Scientist level, the incumbent may serve in a Department or Program Head leadership roles. Active collaboration with UC Berkeley is expected, and may have a formal affiliation with campus.

How To Apply
Apply directly online at http://50.73.55.13/counter.php?id=156140 and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.

Earth Scientist (Hydrology) – 86204, CE-Climate & Ecosystems, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory [3/5/2019]

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Visiting Assistant Professor, Non-Tenure-Track, Structural Geology, Ohio University

The Department of Geological Sciences at Ohio University invites applications for a full-time, one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in structural geology to begin in August 2019. Successful candidates will possess a Ph.D. in geology and show demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching. We seek a broadly trained geoscientist whose primary duty will be to teach introductory level geology courses, including regular classroom courses and online courses, some of which were previously developed within the department. Candidates should have the ability to teach structural geology. The expected teaching load will be three courses per semester. Courses taught may include Geology of National Parks, Natural Disasters, and Environmental Geology.

The Department of Geological Sciences has over 70 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate students. The department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in geology and environmental geology, a Bachelor of Arts degree in geology, and a Masters of Science degree in geology. Ohio University is a research-extensive institution, enrolling over 23,000 students on the Athens campus and more than 8,000 students on five regional campuses. The College of Arts and Sciences includes 280 tenured and tenure-track faculty members and contains 19 departments. Further information about Ohio University may be found at the university’s web site.

Athens, home of Ohio University, provides a classic and vibrant residential learning environment for over 20,000 students, and is a family-friendly and culturally rich community located amidst scenic state parks and a national forest just 75 minutes southeast of Columbus, OH. Recently, Athens was rated the Best College Small Town by the readers of USA Today. Follow link for more information about Athens, Ohio.

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Members of traditionally-underrepresented groups including, but not limited to, women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must apply online via the Quicklinks site (http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/30605) and attach a vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, description of research interests, and the names and addresses of three references. Electronic copies of recent papers may be uploaded, or hard copies sent to: Dr. Greg Springer, Ohio University, Department of Geological Sciences, 316 Clippinger Laboratories, Athens, OH 45701-2979.

For full consideration, applications should be received before April 15, 2019, but will be considered until the position is filled. For further information concerning the department and its faculty visit www.ohio.edu/cas/geology. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Greg Springer, Department Chair, at springeg@ohio.edu.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Non-Tenure-Track, Structural Geology, Ohio University [3/5/2019]

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Lecturer, Environmental Earth Science, Washington University, St. Louis

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a 9-month lectureship for the 2019-2020 academic year. The selected applicant will support the department's undergraduate programs. Duties will include teaching two existing courses on Soil Science (Fall 2019) and Biogeochemistry (Spring 2020) plus two additional courses selected in consultation with the department, and additional duties such as assistance with labs or field trips. For information on the department's curriculum, analytical facilities, and research activities, see http://eps.wustl.edu . A Ph.D. in Earth Science, Geology, Environmental Science, or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment. This is a one-year, non-tenure track academic position, eligible for University benefits commensurate with workload assignment. Total anticipated pay for the two semesters is $38,976 to $41,826. Applicants should submit a CV, statement of teaching experience, philosophy, and interests, and names and contact information for three references at: https://apply.interfolio.com/60881 . Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received by March 24, 2019. Washington University is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

Lecturer, Environmental Earth Science, Washington University, St. Louis [3/5/2019]

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Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences, Skidmore College

The Department of Geosciences at Skidmore College invites applications for a one-year, full-time Visiting Assistant Professor to begin fall 2019. We seek a broadly trained geologist with strong teaching capabilities in solid Earth processes and Deep Time to offer both introductory and advanced classes.

A Ph.D. in an appropriate Earth science discipline or closely related field is required.

Apply here: https://careers.skidmore.edu/postings/2884

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences, Skidmore College [3/4/2019]

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Visiting Assistant Professor, Environmental Geochemistry or Environmental Biogeochemistry, Davidson College

The Environmental Studies department at Davidson College invites applications for a two-year visiting assistant professor position in Environmental Geochemistry or Environmental Biogeochemistry, beginning July 1, 2019. The ideal candidate will be able to teach lower-level courses in Environmental Geology and Environmental Science and as well as upper-level offerings in their specialty. Preference will be given to candidates working on issues related to pollution, climate, or geology-ecology interactions. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Environmental Science, Geochemistry, Earth Science, Geoscience, or a related field by July 2019, a strong commitment to undergraduate education and interdisciplinarity, and a willingness to mentor undergraduate research projects. The teaching load is five courses over two semesters, including at least one lower-level course per year.

Apply online only at http://employment.davidson.edu. Position is open until filled; review of applications begins on March 5, 2019. Application materials include a detailed cover letter with discrete sections describing: 1) teaching philosophy, 2) research interests, and 3) how teaching, research, and/or service might contribute to Davidson's institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion,  a CV, and names and contact information of references.

Further information about the position, the department, and Davidson College can be found at: https://www.davidson.edu/news/environmental-studies-news/190219-visiting-asst-prof-env-studies

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Visiting Assistant Professor, Environmental Geochemistry or Environmental Biogeochemistry, Davidson College [2/26/2019]

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Director, Weis Earth Science Museum, UW-Fox Valley

A Campus of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Weis Earth Science Museum (WESM) is located in Menasha, WI at UW-Fox Valley, a campus of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. The WESM Director (legal title: Senior Academic Curator) serves as the curator of the museum and is responsible for the overall reputation and success of the museum. A successful Director will possess a strong commitment to community engagement and the development of innovative programming/exhibits. The Director has full accountability for the museum, including: management of the collection, budget/financial oversight, and staff/volunteer supervision. This academic staff appointment reports to the Associate Dean for Finance and Administration.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in Geology or related field of study.
• 2-5 years of experience managing a professional staff in a museum or educational setting.
• Experience managing, handling, and inventorying museum-quality specimens.
• Previous experience serving as a curator.
• Experience delivering and/or developing educational programming.
• Ability to represent the museum professionally.
• Basic computer skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
This is a full-time (100%) academic staff position. The minimum annual salary for this position is $48,333. Salary offered will be determined based on experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits package.

HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants are required to apply online. Online application, with all required documents, must be received by Friday, March 29. To apply, please follow this link.

Director, Weis Earth Science Museum, UW-Fox Valley [2/26/2019]

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Hydrogeologist, Indiana Geological and Water Survey, Indiana University

The Indiana Geological and Water Survey at Indiana University (IU) seeks an experienced (relevant course work and 3 years required) hydrogeologist to join our dynamic staff that conducts applied research for water and energy resources in Indiana and beyond. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active, independent, externally-funded research program and supervise project-based employees. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: aquifer delineation and characterization in carbonate, clastic, alluvial, and glacial settings; surface water-groundwater interactions and geochemistry; aquifer response to climate change; and interactions between groundwater and subsurface energy reservoirs. The position is open at the Academic Rank (PhD required – job# 79664521) and Professional Rank (Masters required – job# 10577P) levels. The successful candidate is expected to take advantage of world-class experimental facilities and develop active collaborations at IU. All applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.iu.edu/.

Hydrogeologist, Indiana Geological and Water Survey, Indiana University [2/26/2019]

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Visiting Assistant Professor in Geological Sciences, University of Missouri

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Missouri in Columbia invites applications for a one-year position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, for the 2019-2020 academic year. A Ph.D. in Geological Sciences or a related area is required. The successful candidate will teach 3 courses each semester, including at least one introductory Geology course, Mineralogy (Fall 2019), and Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (Spring 2020). Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to effectively teach students across the curriculum.

Please apply on line at: http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic (Job Opening ID 29232). Use the online application to upload (a) a letter of application that describes your teaching experience; (b) a CV; (c) a statement describing teaching interests, and (d) an inclusion and diversity statement (professional skills, experience and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance campus diversity and equity efforts). Three reference letters are required and should be sent (electronically or hard copy) to the Chair of the Search Committee (WhittingtonA@missouri.edu). Applicants may contact the Chair of the Search Committee with any questions about the job duties. Contact Human Resource Services (muhrs@missouri.edu) for any questions about the application process. To request ADA accommodations, please contact the Office of Accessibility & ADA Education at 573-884-7278 or CheekA@missouri.edu.

Review of application materials will begin April 1, 2019. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete (including reference letters) by this date. The position will remain open until filled.

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence. The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

Visiting Assistant Professor in Geological Sciences, University of Missouri [2/25/2019]

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Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mount Royal University

Requisition #: 997440
Closing Date: Open until suitable candidate is found
Location: MRU Main Campus - Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA

About the Faculty of Science and Technology
The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at Mount Royal University (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2019, subject to final budgetary approval. The Earth and Environmental Sciences department, within the Faculty of Science and Technology, supports three disciplines: Environmental Science, Geography, and Geology.

A review of applications will begin after January 25, 2019 and will continue until shortlisting is complete.

About the Role
The successful candidate will have a focus in environmental geoscience with specific research interests in Earth Systems Science (e.g., hydrogeology, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides, low temperature geochemistry, stable and radiogenic isotope chemistry, cosmogenic nuclides, paleoclimatology, and/or paleoenvironments) and the production, availability, and potential depletion of natural resources (e.g., soil, water, mineral, and energy).

The candidate must demonstrate excellence, or clear promise of excellence, in teaching in both lecture and laboratory settings. The successful candidate will be expected to deliver several courses per term at both the first-year and senior levels as part of the regular teaching load that contributes to our existing offerings in environmental science and geology as well as develop new courses commensurate with their expertise.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, student-focused research program, and create a strong external research network. The ability to attract external funding, or clear promise thereof, is desirable, and candidates will be assessed on their potential to maintain an on-going research program, suitable to a Mount Royal University context.

Candidates will hold a Ph.D., have or be eligible to apply for Professional Geoscientist designation with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, and demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate teaching and the development of a sustainable program of research.

For more information and to apply: https://mtroyalca.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/649

Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mount Royal University [2/22/2019]

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Polar Science/Remote Hydrology, Research Position, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at the University of California San Diego invites applications for a full-time Researcher position to be funded by extramural research grants and contracts in the research areas listed below.

Polar Science: We are seeking outstanding candidates who study Earth’s ice sheets (Greenland and Antarctica) using numerical modelling to determine how much these ice sheets will contribute to sea-level over the coming century. Areas of specialization include, but are not limited to: the dynamics and stability of grounding-lines of marine ice sheets; ocean-induced ice-shelf melting; rifting and calving processes (including hydrofracture); subglacial lake dynamics.

Remote Hydrology: We seek outstanding candidates who study the hydrosphere using remote sensing methods. Areas of specialization include, but are not limited to: surface deformation and gravity changes linked to water fluxes; coupling between hydrological and solid earth processes; remote sensing and modeling of groundwater changes; and GNSS remote sensing of surface/atmospheric water. Candidates with the interest and potential to participate on science teams for NASA’s relevant earth observation missions are encouraged to apply.

Please see full job advertisement and apply by the 4/5/19 deadline at: https://apptrkr.com/1400134

UCSD is an AA/EOE/M/F/D/V.

Polar Science/Remote Hydrology, Research Position, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD [2/22/2019]

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Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Eastern Energy Resources Science Center (EERSC)

The U.S. Geological Survey, Eastern Energy Resources Science Center (EERSC), in Reston, VA, is soliciting applications from qualified individuals for a Research Geologist to conduct petroleum resource assessments and sedimentary basin research. The incumbent must have experience (1) analyzing sedimentary basins, including the structures that bound and/or deform them, the strata within them, and/or the controls on basin formation; (2) characterizing elements of the petroleum system in sedimentary basins; (3) designing and executing research tasks, particularly pertaining to sedimentary basins and/or the petroleum systems within them; (4) analyzing new and existing data, particularly pertaining to sedimentary basins and/or the petroleum systems within them; and (5) ideally, determining input parameters to complete probabilistic petroleum resource assessments, or at least using mapping techniques to characterize geological parameters in a probabilistic fashion. The incumbent will initially work on long-standing projects focused on the petroleum geology of U.S. Gulf Coast region and Arctic Alaska, although additional work assignments are possible. Both projects engage in characterization of regional petroleum geology framework and periodically conduct probabilistic resource assessments for key formations and areas. The nature of the job will require the incumbent (1) to work directly with geological subsurface data, particularly including well geophysical logs and seismic reflection data, and/or (2) to integrate measurements into a subsurface geologic framework. The incumbent will be working as part of a team, but will be expected to pursue some tasks independently, or as a team leader, to accomplish overall team objectives. Therefore, the incumbent must be able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team of geologists, geochemists, geophysicists, physical scientists, engineers and statisticians. Successful applicants must meet qualifying education requirements. Excellent communication skills and ability to present scientific findings in a clear and concise manner, in both written form and oral presentation, are also required.

Applications for this vacancy must be received on-line via USAJOBS BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington, D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. Late applications will not be considered for this position. Requests for extensions will not be granted. If applying on-line poses a hardship for you, please speak to someone in the Servicing Personnel Office listed on the announcement PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE. For assistance or questions, contact Oluwabukola Alimi at the Office of Human Resources at 303-236-9597 or oalimi@usgs.gov.

Announcement numbers are DEN-2019-0075 - Open to all U.S. Citizens (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/524835500) or DEN-2019-0076 - Open to current or former Federal employees (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/524834600). This is a full-time permanent position (Research Geologist, Series GS-1350, Grade GS-12) with a salary range of $81,548 (GS 12 Step 01) to $106,062 (GS 12 Step 10). Merit-based promotion to higher grades may be possible depending upon qualifications and experience. Relocation expenses are not being offered. The closing date for this announcement is April 2, 2019.

U.S. Citizenship is required. USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Eastern Energy Resources Science Center (EERSC) [2/22/2019]

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Assistant Professor, Igneous/Metamorphic Petrology, University of West Georgia

The Department of Geosciences at the University of West Georgia is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure track faculty position in Igneous and/or Metamorphic Petrology at the level of Assistant Professor beginning August 2019. We invite candidates in all fields of igneous and/or metamorphic petrology with a strong commitment to field-based undergraduate education. A Ph.D. is required at time of employment. The successful applicant will be expected to teach introductory courses in physical and/or historical geology, igneous and metamorphic petrology, and additional undergraduate courses within their specialty. The applicant will also be expected to develop a vigorous research program that directly involves undergraduate students. The applicant should have experience and/or interest working with/teaching a diverse group of students.

The University of West Georgia (UWG) is a comprehensive regional public university located in Carrollton, Georgia, an hour west of the diverse and vibrant Atlanta metropolis. Part of the University System of Georgia, UWG has a total enrollment of approximately 13,000 students, with 36% African American and 49% first generation college students. The Department of Geosciences consists of thirteen faculty and manages facilities including GIS teaching labs, the Center for Water Resources, the West Georgia Microscopy Center, and the Georgia Geological Society. The department also houses research equipment including mineral/rock preparation equipment, petrographic microscopes, XRD, ICP-OES, and variable-pressure SEM-EDS instrumentation.

Applicants should submit a single PDF that includes a cover letter, CV, separate statements of teaching and research interests, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for a minimum of three references to Dr. Karen Tefend (igmetpet@westga.edu). Review of applications will begin March 20 and continue until the position is filled. The University of West Georgia is an Equal Opportunity Employer; applications from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Dr. Tefend, Search Committee Chair.

Assistant Professor, Igneous/Metamorphic Petrology, University of West Georgia [2/20/2019]

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California State Geologist

The California Geological Survey (CGS) — the largest organization of its type in the nation — is seeking a new leader to fill the challenging and rewarding role of State Geologist of California.

With more than 130 staff and a legacy dating to the 1850s, CGS operates in one of the most diverse and complex geologic settings in the world, and has a focus on applied geology. CGS provides scientific products and services including maps, reports, and information related to seismic and geologic hazards, mineral resources, forested watershed management, and general geology. its products are critical to the health, safety, environment, and economy of California. Unlike many state geological surveys, CGS is not directly involved with water or petroleum issues.

CGS seeks a candidate who possesses a combination of education and experience in geology (particularly seismic hazards); experience leading scientific and technical staff and multimillion dollar projects and programs; a track record of governmental business development skills; and media relations/public speaking skills, among other requirements. Possession of a PhD is desired but not required.

For further information, please visit: Bit.ly/ca-geologist

California State Geologist [2/14/2019]

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Instructional Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University

The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time non‐tenure track Instructional Assistant Professor. This is a 9‐month appointment for an initial three‐ year term, renewable contingent on performance and continued funding. We seek an energetic educator to lead efforts to develop cutting‐edge fundamental Earth science courses and expand our catalog of online courses. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester using effective pedagogical techniques in a combination of classroom and online settings, coordinate lab scheduling for undergraduate courses, and develop new online course materials. Teaching opportunities also include field, high impact learning, and study abroad courses.

The successful candidate may augment the 9‐month appointment with research funding or by teaching undergraduate research and field courses and/or other courses in their area of expertise. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate is expected to make contributions to either research or departmental service and will have opportunities to explore cutting‐edge teaching technologies or practice. This appointment includes the ability to seek extramural funding, conduct collaborative research with other members of the faculty, use department facilities, and publish research results. At the time of employment, candidates must have a Ph.D. in geology, geophysics, geological education or a related discipline in addition to higher education teaching experience with a minimum of 4 semesters as a Teaching Assistant or 2 semesters as instructor of record.

The College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University is a unique institution committed to fundamental Earth systems research across four Departments: Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, Oceanography, and Geology and Geophysics. The College hosts the Texas Sea Grant, the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG), and the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). The college has established a teaching/research facility in Costa Rica and a teaching facility near San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. This appointment includes the opportunity to work across departments and programs in the College and lead international coursework to maximize educational opportunities for our undergraduates.

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/ Disability Employer committed to diversity. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented ethnic groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Texas A&M University also has a policy of being responsive to the needs of dual‐career partners. The College of Geosciences is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive climate for faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students. We actively work to recruit and retain a diverse cohort of undergraduate students. We seek a colleague with a track record that will complement our education mission to train a diverse pool of students for future success in applied, academic, and government positions as geoscientists.

Interested candidates should submit electronic applications to: https://apply.interfolio.com/57482 and must include the following: curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of at least three references. Screening of applications will begin March 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to the Chair of the Instructional Assistant Professor Search Committee by emailing: InstructionalAsstProfessorsearch@tamu.edu.

Instructional Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University [2/13/2019]

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Michel T. Halbouty ’30 Visiting Chair in Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M University

The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Texas A&M University is pleased to announce the Michel T. Halbouty ’30 Visiting Chair (Visiting Professor) in Geology and Geophysics. The purpose of Mr. Halbouty’s generous gift is to “Promote excellence in the teaching and research of the Department of Geology and Geophysics.” Candidates should have a PhD in Geology, Geophysics or related field, be at the Associate or Full Professor rank or hold an equivalent title, and be highly accomplished scholars with an internationally recognized record of excellence in their field of study. Chair holders should plan to be at the Texas A&M College Station campus and engage with department faculty and students in research and teaching for up to twelve months duration. The appointment may include partial salary support, housing and travel expenses, and expenses related to proposed teaching, research, and engagement activities.

The College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University is a unique institution committed to fundamental Earth systems research across four Departments: Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, Oceanography, and Geology and Geophysics. The College hosts the Texas Sea Grant, the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG), and the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). This appointment includes the opportunity to work across departments and programs in the College and lead international coursework to maximize educational opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students.

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Interested candidates should submit electronic applications to: https://apply.interfolio.com/57956.  Applications should be submitted by March 31, 2019 to be considered for awards beginning in 2019 or 2020. Applicants should identify and coordinate with faculty proponents prior to submitting an application. Applications should include a CV; a 2-page proposal identifying the faculty proponent and research, teaching and engagement activities as a Visiting Chair holder; a timeline of availability for visiting the department; and a budget tabulation and justification of desired funds needed for salary and other expenses. Please contact the search chair, Dr. Ryan Ewing, at rce@tamu.edu with questions.

Michel T. Halbouty ’30 Visiting Chair in Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M University [2/4/2019]

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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 March 1st, 2019, 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 [2/1/2019]

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Assistant Professor of Geology, Department of Physics and Geosciences, Texas A&M University – Kingsville

Position: The Department of Physics and Geosciences at Texas A&M – Kingsville invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position with research and teaching focus in Mineralogy-petrology or structural-field geology. The position will begin in August 2019. Review of applications will begin on February 15 and will remain open until filled.

Job Description: Primary responsibilities will be to teach a six-course load over the academic year; to develop a creative, externally funded research program; to co-manage the department's annual summer field camp; and to provide service to the University, profession, and community. Semester teaching assignments include 1-2 core class and 2-3 introductory service classes. A more complete job description may be found at https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/TAMUK_External.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have PhD in Geology, Earth Sciences, or a related field from a regionally accredited institution or university. Expertise to teach courses in either 1) Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Igneous/Metamorphic Petrology, or 2) Field Geology, Geomorphology, and Structural Geology. Candidates should have strong field skills.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Assistant Professor of Geology, Department of Physics and Geosciences, Texas A&M University – Kingsville [1/31/2019]