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Content Specialist, Science Education Resource Center

Content Specialist position open at the Science Education Resource Center (SERC). The Content Specialist works as part of the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) web team at Carleton College to support projects fostering STEM learning, and to develop and deploy professional development programming, develop new and improve existing websites, and assist in education research and evaluation projects lead by people at SERC and partner institutions. This is a regular full-time grant funded position. Desired start date: September 1, 2020. To learn more about the role or to apply, visit: https://jobs.carleton.edu/postings/4693

Content Specialist, Science Education Resource Center [7/30/2020]

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Science Education Associate, Science Education Resource Center

Science Education Associate position open at the Science Education Resource Center (SERC). The Science Education Associate advances SERC work in addressing equity and enhancing the quality of STEM teaching and learning by pursuing funding opportunities, conducting and collaborating on externally funded education improvement projects, and disseminating the results to a broad community. This person will work as a self-directed member of SERC staff with priorities determined by the SERC leadership team and project principal investigators of partner projects across multiple other institutions. This position offices in Northfield, Minnesota. This is a full-time regular grant funded position. Desired start date: September 1, 2020. To learn more about the role or to apply, visit: https://jobs.carleton.edu/postings/4692

Science Education Associate, Science Education Resource Center [7/30/2020]

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Assistant Geologist, GeoCorps™ America

Position Description
The GeoCorps participant will work with the oil and gas program of the Royal Gorge Field Office in Cañon City, Colorado. The participant will work under the direction of the oil and gas natural resource specialist (NRS) and petroleum engineer on site. The participant will support other natural resource staff and will help complete environmental assessments and surface inspections related to operations overseen by the field office.

Qualifications
• Recent graduate from either a Bachelors or Masters program
• Ability and desire to work beyond the initial 12-week term for a total of 52 weeks. The training for this position can be intense and lengthy, so being able to work for a longer period of time is much more advantageous to all parties.
• Experience and/or objectives related to fluid minerals (oil and gas), or similar field
• Educational background and/or experience in to fluid minerals (oil and gas), or similar field (helpful)
• Experience with computers and GIS (required)
• Background in GIS, file and document management (helpful)
• Varied work experience (does not include positions in academia only; practical work experience helpful)
• Ability to work in both a team environment and individually
• Ability to work with the public
• Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record
• A government security background clearance will be required prior to starting this position

Application: Apply by Monday, 17 August.

Please consult the program’s application instructions  page and online project description   for more information.

Questions? Please contact geocorps@geosociety.org.

This project is being offered through the Geological Society of America's GeoCorps America program in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management and Aerotek, Inc. To learn more about the GeoCorps America program, please visit https://www.geosociety.org/geocorps.

Assistant Geologist, GeoCorps™ America [7/22/2020]

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Postdoctoral Fellow, Soil Science/Soil Physics/Soil Mechanics, Desert Research Institute

The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow with expertise in the general areas of soil hydrology, soil physics, and soil mechanics to support currently funded projects. Current project efforts are focused on developing systematic relations among landform type, soil physical properties, surface condition, and vegetative cover that can provide realistic prediction or estimation of basic soil properties, especially soil strength, soil moisture, and soil dust emission in both the soil surface and soil sub-surface. The position is based at DRI's Northern Nevada Science Center in Reno, Nevada.

Required Qualifications
• US citizenship.
• Ph.D. in soil science, geophysics, hydrology, geoscience, or related fields in engineering (e.g., geologic, environmental) from an accredited institution.
• Experience in two of more of the research areas of Soil Science, Soil Physics, or Soil Mechanics.
• Evidence of the ability to participate in collaborative, team-based oriented research.

Conditions of Employment
• Due to security requirements associated with accessing essential project sites and information, ALL applicants MUST be citizens of the United States.
• Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
• Must be able to work extended hours in the field (often in remote locations) and travel as required.

See complete details and apply online at https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/DRI-External. For questions regarding this position or assistance with your application, please call the recruiting office at 775-673-7319.

The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Soil Science/Soil Physics/Soil Mechanics, Desert Research Institute [7/16/2020]

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Postdoctoral Fellow, Quaternary Geology/Soil Science/Geomorphology, Desert Research Institute

The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is an environmental sciences research organization within the Nevada System of Higher Education. DRI is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow with expertise in the general areas of Soil Science, Geomorphology, and Quaternary Geology to support currently funded projects. Project efforts are focused on developing systematic relations among landform type, soil properties, surface conditions, and vegetative cover that can provide realistic prediction or estimation of basic soil properties (surface and subsurface) including dominant profile features, and soil physical properties (e.g., soil thickness, texture, degree of soil development) across various glacial landform features. We are especially interested in scientists with knowledge and expertise in the geomorphology and soils associated with areas having a history of late Quaternary continental glaciation and related deposits and landforms. The position is based at DRI's Northern Nevada Science Center in Reno, Nevada.

Required Qualifications
• US citizenship.
• Ph.D. in soil science, geoscience, or geography and related fields (e.g., environmental science) from an accredited institution.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Evidence of the ability to participate in collaborative, team-based oriented research.
• Self-starter who can take direction but does not require it.
• Ability to work independently to fulfill project goals and meet project deadlines.
• Valid driver’s license and driving record that allows the ability to access U.S. instillations.

Conditions of Employment
• Due to security requirements associated with accessing essential project sites and information, ALL applicants MUST be citizens of the United States.
• Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
• Must be able to work extended hours in the field (often in remote locations) and travel as required.

See complete details and apply online at https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/DRI-External. For questions regarding this position or assistance with your application, please call the recruiting office at 775-673-7319.

The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Quaternary Geology/Soil Science/Geomorphology, Desert Research Institute [7/16/2020]

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Geoscience Manager, Digital Mapping Laboratory, University of Idaho

Location: Moscow, Idaho
Division/College: University Research (Div)
Employee Category: Exempt
Pay Range: $65,000 annually or higher depending on experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
The Geoscience Manager for the Digital Mapping and GIS Laboratory (DML) of the Idaho Geological Survey (IGS) is stationed at the Moscow campus of the University of Idaho. The successful candidate will manage and oversee all aspects of the DML, leading the implementation and development of core capabilities of the lab including the production of map products and publications, web design, IT, and data management across a range of software and platforms. The Geoscience Manager will supervise the DML staff, which includes GIS Analysts and Digital Cartographers, and will assist professional staff with GIS-related applications, industry-grade subsurface modeling software, and remote sensing applications and will advise and assist with the development and integration of new technologies such as drones and other techniques. The incumbent will also oversee Information Technology contractors. Maintenance and purchasing of lab software and hardware as well as co-management of the IGS website and Windows network domain are additional responsibilities of the position. The successful candidate will proficiently interface with geologic staff on IGS research projects and provide technical revisions. Limited travel will be required as needed to attend professional or state meetings and for regular visits to the Boise office of IGS.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree in Geology, Earth and Environmental Sciences or closely related field.
• Three years of post-degree applied ArcGIS work experience with geologic and geospatial data (teaching experience at any level or graduate TA or RA assistantships are not counted as applied work experience. Postdoctoral experience in relevant fields will be considered up to 1 year).

Experience:
• Using ESRI ArcGIS software applications
• Supervising and managing technical staff
• Interpreting and analyzing geologic maps
• Working in Applied Geology
• Understanding geologic maps and geologic mapping principles
• Editing and writing business correspondence and technical documents using proper grammar and punctuation as demonstrated in application materials
• Managing multiple projects concurrently
• Leading teams in a team-working environment
• Using computer software and applications for word processing, email, internet searches, and data organization
• Designing databases
• Applying programming languages to GIS applications
• Experience managing PC computer networks and servers
• Valid driver’s license and ability to pass University of Idaho Defensive Driving course.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Map publication experience including publishing maps and other publications using ArcMap and Adobe Illustrator
• Proven knowledge and work experience with management of IT contractors
• Working knowledge of SQL database scripting language
• Working knowledge of computer IT systems including MS Active Directory and managing local domains
• Proven and advanced knowledge/work experience with Python programing
• Demonstrated experience with teaching GIS and database skills to technical staff
• Applied GIS/geology work experience with a state or federal geologic survey
• Proven experience with conducting geologic mapping
• Proven working experience with Lidar applications in the field of geology
• Ph.D. in Geology or closely related field with an emphasis in geospatial and GIS applications of geology.
• GIS Certificate or equivalent
• Working knowledge of AutoCAD software
• Direct supervision of geology, GIS, and digital cartographic staff

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Ability to carry and/or otherwise move equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.

Requires occasional overnight travel.

Posting Number: SP002524P

Posting Date: 07/10/2020

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
The preferential review of applicants will begin on August 10, 2020. Certificates and licenses along with an example of authored geologic map that the applicant has produced are optional documents to upload as “other documents.

Background Check:
Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

To apply, please visit: https://apptrkr.com/1957830

EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

Geoscience Manager, Digital Mapping Laboratory, University of Idaho [7/15/2020]

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Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship Fellows 2020-2021 Program, Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University’s Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellows Program is a faculty pipeline initiative that connects those advancing outstanding scholarship with relevant disciplinary units on campus. For 2020, the ACES Fellows Program is administered by the Office for Diversity at Texas A&M in partnership with four colleges: The Bush School of Government and Public Service;   College of Education and Human Development; College of Geosciences;  and College of Liberal Arts.

In recognition of Texas A&M University's Diversity Plan, the ACES Fellows Program promotes the research, teaching, and scholarship of early career scholars who embrace the belief that diversity is an indispensable component of academic excellence.

ACES Fellows are afforded access to invaluable academic and professional development experiences to advance their careers as scholars. It is possible that some ACES Fellows will be hired as tenure-track faculty at the conclusion of the fellowship. ACES Fellows will benefit from: prescriptive mentoring, access to instructional best practices, a vast array of world-class research and productivity resources, and a robust network of renowned Texas A&M scholars from across disciplines.

ABOUT THE 2020-2021 ACES FELLOWS PROGRAM
• Texas A&M University’s ACES Fellows Program is a two-year (24 month) fellowship for early career PhDs. Applicants should have earned their PhD between January 1, 2017 and July 1, 2021.
• The stipend is $60,000 per year plus benefits. Benefits including medical, dental, and vision are available. The fellowship period generally begins August 1 and ends on July 31. Start dates are negotiable, but must commence between July 1 and August 10.
• Fellows will receive reimbursement for one-time relocation fees (up to $5,000), a research and travel allowance of $3,000 per year, and a private office.
• ACES Fellows will teach one course per academic year, thereby benefiting from dedicated research time. Fellows will hold the title of Visiting Assistant Professor.
• A hallmark of the Texas A&M University’s ACES Fellows Program is the mentoring ACES Fellows will receive, as well as its attention to community-building among ACES Fellows.

ELIGIBILITY
Applications are welcome from scholars with a strength in, and evidence of, a respect for diversity and inclusion. Applicants' doctoral degrees should be completed between January 1, 2017 and July 1, 2021.

APPLICATION
Applications are due by 9 am on October 1, 2020. For a full summary of the program and to apply visit the ACES Website.

Please email ACES@tamu.edu if you have any questions related to eligibility, technical issues with the application, or program details.

Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship Fellows 2020-2021 Program, Texas A&M University [7/14/2020]

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Associate Professor (Disaster and Remote Sensing), Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University

The Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS), Asian School of the Environment (ASE) and School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is seeking to fill a dual-role position comprising (1) director of a new laboratory at EOS focused on natural hazards monitoring and disaster response using remote sensing and (2) a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor (without tenure) in the area of radar/optical remote sensing and geophysics.

Responsibilities as a director will include (1) formulating and leading a lab for developing innovative new algorithms and systems for disaster response and hazard monitoring, using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and optical imagery, (2) producing and delivering disaster response and hazard monitoring products in support of responding agencies and scientific communities, and (3) building trusted relationships with responding agencies to create societal impact in and around Southeast Asia. The director will work closely with offices at EOS focused on public engagement and philanthropy, and with faculty research groups at EOS, EEE and ASE.

Responsibilities as a faculty member will include (1) teaching undergraduate and graduate level classes in radar and optical remote sensing at EEE and ASE, (2) supervising PhD students and postdocs, (3) conducting research in remote sensing and geophysics in collaboration with the research groups at EOS, EEE and ASE, and (4) publishing research and application results and sharing lessons learned from response, monitoring, and development.

Details of requirements

As a director at The Earth Observatory of Singapore:
The successful applicant is expected to have an outstanding track record of rapid disaster-response activities following natural disasters -- such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, wildfires, and floods -- using SAR and InSAR observations from spaceborne and airborne platforms. They should have extensive experience supporting international responding agencies in disaster response and monitoring. Evidence of at least ten years of semi-operational application-oriented professional experiences is required.

EOS conducts research on earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and climate change in Southeast Asia and elsewhere. Aside from its scientific value, our work gives Singapore and other countries in the region the knowledge they need to build societies that are more resilient to these natural hazards.

As a faculty member of Nanyang Technological University:
The successful applicant will have a PhD in geophysics, remote sensing, Earth science, or a related discipline, with a high level of education and experience in InSAR and its applications in geophysics. Also required is a track record of supervising other researchers, postdocs, students, and interns in relevant fields, and demonstrated ability in attracting research funding. The successful applicant needs to demonstrate outstanding teaching abilities in the field of radar and optical remote sensing. It is expected that the applicant be able to contribute to the collaborative research environment in EOS, EEE and ASE.

Application

Please click here and submit the following documents to us:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum Vitae including a full publication list
• Statement of current and future research interest
• Teaching statement
• Names of three referees

Closing Date
This position will remain open until filled.

Associate Professor (Disaster and Remote Sensing), Earth Observatory of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University [6/18/2020]

 

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PhD Assistantship, Department of Earth and Environmental Studies, Montclair State University

We have an NSF-funded PhD position in Earth system modeling of the end-Permian mass extinction event at Montclair State University in the scenic Upper Montclair, NJ, a suburb of New York City. The PhD position is part of our interdisciplinary Environmental Science and Management PhD program (https://www.montclair.edu/environmental-management-phd).

Project description: In collaboration with Yale University, this project aims to generate new tropical ocean boron and lithium isotopic records spanning the one-million-year interval across the end-Permian mass extinction (EPME) and to improve quantitative understandings on ocean pH changes and continental silicate weathering intensity during this interval.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a state-of-the-art Earth system model, collaborate with leading scientists, and participate in several cutting-edge research projects. The candidate will be provided a research assistantship ($27,060 per year) and tuition waiver.

Interested candidates should contact me directly at cuiy@montclair.edu. PhD program applications should be submitted to the Graduate School, due October 15, 2020 for Spring, 2021 starting date, or due March 15, 2021 for Fall, 2021 starting date.

PhD Assistantship, Department of Earth and Environmental Studies, Montclair State University [8/11/2020]

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PhD Research Opportunities, Neotectonics, University of Kansas

Applications are solicited for 2 Ph.D. students at the Department of Geology, University of Kansas, in Lawrence KS, to begin Fall of 2021. The candidates will play a key role in one of two NSF-funded projects. The first is focused on the recent uplift history of southern Tibet. This project addresses the style and timing of deformation of the Gangdese Range and its potential role on internal drainage development for the Tibetan plateau. The second project is to characterize the style and rate of rifting for the western branch of the East African Rift (EAR) system in Uganda. The western branch is thought to be a magma poor system and this project is to compare and contrast the western branch of the EAR with the magma rich, eastern branch. This is a large-scale project providing rich opportunities to collaborate with geologists, geophysicists, geochemists, and geodesists. The Department of Geology provides a nationally competitive funding package as a graduate research assistant with Department and University support for professional development opportunities.

The selected candidates will be based in Lawrence at the University of Kansas under the supervision of Mike Taylor (mht@ku.edu). Candidates will be highly motivated with interests in structural geology, remote sensing, geochemistry, neotectonics, and tectonic geomorphology. Previous experience with, or a strong desire to learn computational methods and coding are highly desirable. The candidates must have completed a Masters degree or BS degree with a significant geological research component at the time of appointment. If you are interested, please contact and send your CV and cover letter to Mike Taylor at mht@ku.edu. Applicants should follow application procedures for Graduate studies at the University of Kansas. Candidates from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. More information of the Department of Geology can be found here: https://geo.ku.edu/virtual-tour.

PhD Research Opportunities, Neotectonics, University of Kansas [8/6/2020]

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Graduate Online GIS Certificates, Ohio University

GIS skills are now essential for geologists. If you are a recent college graduate or a working professional looking to acquire, or enhance your existing, proficiency in GIS, consider enrolling in a competitively priced, Ohio University Department of Geography online certificate program in Geospatial Information Science. These are fully online, three-course programs open to any individual who has an undergraduate degree (any major); GRE scores are not required for admission. With little or no previous experience in GIS, choose the certificate in GIS and Cartography (ND9984). For advancing existing GIS skills, select the Geospatial Analysis and Programming certificate (ND9985). The certificates are designed to be completed in one year. Start fall or spring semester for ND9984, and fall, spring, or summer for ND9985. See https://www.ohio.edu/cas/graduate/online-programs or contact Dr. Gaurav Sinha (sinhag@ohio.edu) for more information.

Graduate Online GIS Certificates, Ohio University [6/17/2020]

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Place Your Opportunities for Students, Internships, Summer Field Work Here

When you have Opportunities for Students, Internships, or Summer Field Work, place your announcement with the Geological Society of America, and reach a community from all geoscience sectors. Contact GSA Advertising at advertising@geosociety.org to find out about free posting offers.

The Job Board is one of GSA's most visited web page to reach a diverse international audience.

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Place Your Opportunities for Students, Internships, Summer Field Work Here [6/10/2020]