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Instructor or Term Lecturer of Geology, Natural Sciences, Northwest Missouri State University

PRIMARY DUTY: Individual must have background to teach entry level courses in geology and earth science, hydrogeology, environmental geology, and geochemistry. Ability to teach geomorphology as well is desirable. The ideal candidate should be comfortable teaching environmental geology and field-based courses which support the department’s Environmental Geology Certificate program sponsored by the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: MS in Geology or closely related field.

TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking http://agency.governmentjobs.com/nwmissouri/default.cfm to reach our employment opportunities listing.

Instructor or Term Lecturer of Geology, Natural Sciences, Northwest Missouri State University [5/19/2020]

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Geophysicist, Central Energy Resources Science Center (CERSC), U.S. Geological Survey

Geophysicist Vacancy
The U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Central Energy Resources Science Center (CERSC) in Lakewood, Colorado has a vacancy for a Geophysicist. The primary responsibilities of the position include (a) working with reflection seismic data and other geophysical data in support of various projects across the USGS Energy Resources Program, (b) maintaining and supporting computer hardware and software dedicated to the acquisition, processing, and interpretation of reflection seismic data, and (c) disseminating results of geophysical research and studies through presentations and publications.

How to Apply:
This is a permanent, full-time position that will be filled at either the GS-12 ($84,118–$109,358) or GS-13 ($100,027–$130,039) levels, depending upon qualifications and experience. The application period is from 5/18/20 through 6/8/20. For more information, and to apply for the job, please visit:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/568343600 -or-
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/568344700 (current/former Federal employees)

Applications for this vacancy must be received on-line via USAJOBS BEFORE midnight Eastern Time on 6/8/20. If you fail to submit a complete on-line application, you will not be considered for this position. Requests for extensions will not be granted. For assistance or questions, or if applying on-line poses a hardship to you, please contact Mary Dunlap (mmdunlap@usgs.gov) in the Office of Human Resources (303-236-9563) prior to the closing date.

About CERSC:
The CERSC is part of the USGS Energy Resources Program which conducts research and assessments to advance the understanding of the Nation’s energy resources. We study processes critical to the formation, accumulation, occurrence, and alteration of geologically based energy resources. We conduct undiscovered energy resource assessments and disseminate the results to the public and policy makers at all levels of government. We also evaluate the environmental and socioeconomic effects of energy resource occurrence, production, and use.

U.S. Citizenship is required. The Federal Government is an equal opportunity employer.

Geophysicist, Central Energy Resources Science Center (CERSC), U.S. Geological Survey [5/18/2020]

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Terrestrial Geo-Biosphere Interactions, Cluster Hire, Department of Geosciences, University of Tübingen

The Faculty of Science at the University of Tübingen, Department of Geosciences, announces the opening of new positions:
Cluster Hire of Four Full Professors (W3) in Terrestrial Geo-Biosphere Interactions

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Tübingen, Germany, announces the opening of four full professorships (W3) as part of a new cluster hire in the field of Terrestrial Geo-Biosphere interactions. The chosen candidates are expected to develop internationally visible research programs that integrate geoscience research with modern and past biologic and climate processes. We are particularly interested in candidates who can bridge between disciplines and investigate processes active on both recent (human relevant) and geologic timescales. The candidates are expected to link their research to existing department strengths in geosciences, applied and environmental sciences, geoecology, geography, and also biology related University units such as the Institute for Ecology and Evolution; Center for Molecular and Plant Biology (ZMBP), and the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology. Connections are also desirable to current University expertise in the area of ‘Machine Learning for Science’ through a University Cluster of Excellence, and through the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Paleoenvironments (HEP) at the University of Tübingen. Teaching should contribute to the programs of Geosciences (BSc and MSc), Geoecology (BSc and MSc), Environmental Sciences (BSc), and Applied and Environmental Geoscience (MSc).

We welcome applications for the following positions:
Professor (W3) of Climatology and the Biosphere (Klimatologie und Biosphäre): The preferred candidate will conduct research on terrestrial modern- and paleo-climate with expertise in one or more of the following areas: quantitative analysis of (paleo)climate data, terrestrial climate reconstructions from novel chemical and/or organismic proxy methods, and records of past climate and vegetation change from the Pleistocene to present. Teaching contributions will be in the broad areas of a BSc co- taught course on Biology for Geoscientists, and MSc courses Climate Dynamics, (Paleo)climate methods and analysis, and also a field excursions/mapping course.

Professor (W3) of Terrestrial Sedimentology (Terrestrische Sedimentologie): We seek candidates with expertise in the broad areas of terrestrial sedimentology and interactions between sedimentology, climate, and the biosphere. Applications from candidates with expertise in process sedimentology or analysis of the geologic record using field based, geochemical, geophysical, biologic, or analog or numerical modeling techniques are welcome. Teaching contributions will include classroom and field- based BSc-level instruction in sedimentology; field excursions or mapping courses; and regional geology.

Professor (W3) of Near-Surface Geophysics (Geophysik der nahen Erdoberfläche): The chosen candidate is expected to have expertise in observational geophysics and diverse geophysical imaging techniques near the Earth’s surface and critical zone. We seek persons who investigate terrestrial environmental change related to geologic, climate, and biologic processes. Teaching contributions will be in BSc and MSc level courses in solid Earth and Environmental Geophysics. Student instruction in field based geophysical techniques is expected, as is a MSc level course in advanced geophysics.

Professor (W3) of Geo-Biosphere Interactions (Geo-Biosphären-Wechselwirkungen): We seek candidates who investigate interactions and couplings between the Earth’s surface and biota over either modern or geologic timescales. Fields of study could include (but are not limited to): ecohydrology; rhizosphere processes; vegetation-atmosphere-hydrosphere interactions; surface water hydrology; global biogeochemical cycles; biogeography; vegetation dynamics, biodiversity and climate or geologic processes; or nutrient and element cycling. Techniques used can include: geochemical, molecular, physiological, geophysical, field or greenhouse studies, or analog/numerical modeling experiments. Teaching contributions will include BSc and MSc courses in the candidate’s area of research, including a co-taught BSc course in Biology for Geoscientists, and field excursions.

Teaching requirements for all positions are 9 hours/week during semesters including student advising/supervision. Teaching obligations should include contributions to both BSc and MSc courses. Teaching of MSc courses should be in English. BSc courses can initially be taught in English.

Required qualifications for all positions include a PhD or equivalent international degree and postdoctoral qualifications equivalent to the requirements for tenure. This includes evidence of teaching effectiveness.

The University of Tübingen is one of 11 Universities in Germany designated as a University of Excellence. It is located in south west Germany, is one of the oldest Universities in Germany, and hosts one of the largest geoscience departments in the country. The department is housed in the new (2020) building with state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching facilities. The city of Tübingen is a mid-sized university town that is culturally and internationally diverse, and with an intellectually stimulating atmosphere. The region offers a high-quality and family friendly standard of living with abundant recreational and cultural opportunities. More information is available at: https://www.tuebingen.de/en/1815.html.

The University of Tübingen is particularly interested in increasing the number of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages women candidates to apply. In line with its internationalization agenda, the university welcomes applications from researchers outside Germany. In the case of equally qualified candidates, applicants with disabilities will be given preference.

Applications should be in English and include: a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, references, list of publications with links to the publications, 1 page research and 1 page teaching statements, diplomas/certificates, and a completed application from https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/faculties/faculty-of-science/faculty/service-downloads/#c608746. Applications should be sent via email as a single PDF file (max. 10 MB) to the Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Tübingen (career@mnf.uni-tuebingen.de). Please clearly indicate which of the above position(s) you are applying for in your cover letter as well as your perceived fit with the geoscience, biology, or machine learning research units in the University. Closing date for the applications is June 11, 2020. Enquiries may be directed to the Dean (career@mnf.uni-tuebingen.de) or Department Chair (todd.ehlers@uni-tuebingen.de). Interviews for short-listed candidates will likely occur in Tübingen between Sept. 28 and October 16, 2020, but are subject to change depending on the global health situation.

Terrestrial Geo-Biosphere Interactions, Cluster Hire, Department of Geosciences, University of Tübingen [5/5/2020]

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Senior Engineering Geologist (Supervisor), Regional Geologic and Landslides Mapping Program, California Geological Survey

Job Description: As the Division specialist in landslide investigations, landslide monitoring and mapping, geomorphic assessment, and debris flow runout modeling, the Senior Engineering Geologist plans, directs and coordinates landslide investigations, including hazard mapping and modeling statewide. Identifies and maps existing landslides. Participates in and helps to coordinate CGS response to post-wildfire hazards, earthquakes, landslides and other geologic events.

Come join a dynamic team of dedicated geologic hazards professionals

Final Filing Date: 5/25/2020

Salary Range: $9,766.00 - $12,223.00 per Month

Where to apply: https://jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=198904

Senior Engineering Geologist (Supervisor), Regional Geologic and Landslides Mapping Program, California Geological Survey [4/23/2020]


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National Park Service, Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) Program, Fall/Winter 2020-2021

DEADLINE: 15 June 2020

GSA is now recruiting applicants for more than 60 NPS Geoscientists-In-the-Parks (GIP) opportunities taking place during fall/winter 2020-2021. Participants will receive a minimum of $350/week stipend, travel allowance, and housing (or a housing allowance) during the project. Participants will also be eligible for an AmeriCorps™ Education Award. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent legal resident between the ages of 18 and 30 years old, or military veterans up to age 35.

Apply online, starting 1 May, at GSA’s GIP site: www.geosociety.org/gip.

Questions: Lesley Petrie, gip@geosociety.org

National Park Service, Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) Program, Fall/Winter 2020-2021 [4/29/2020]

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Graduate Student Opportunities (online non-thesis MS), Ohio University

The Department of Geological Sciences at Ohio University invites applications to its online non-thesis MS degree in Geology for the Fall of 2020. The program provides geology graduates and those from related STEM disciplines with advanced, applied training and experiences through a wide range of topics in earth sciences, including environmental geology, geodata analytics, sedimentary geology, planetary geology, and paleontology. The mission of the program is to enhance graduates' marketability as the next generation of practicing geoscientists, earth science educators, and allied professionals. Students normally complete the program in three semesters. These flexible and 100% online courses are well-suited for working professionals and K-12 science educators. For additional program and application information, please visit the program website at https://www.ohio.edu/cas/geology/graduate/ms-non-thesis or contact the graduate chair, Dr. Daniel Hembree (hembree@ohio.edu), or the online M.S. program coordinator, Jenny Schenk (xschenk@ohio.edu). The application deadline for the Fall of 2020 is July 15.

Graduate Student Opportunities (online non-thesis MS), Ohio University [3/5/2020]