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The AGI Workforce Program tracks the supply and demand of geoscientists by collecting original data and analyzing existing data from Federal and industry sources, in order to inform the geoscience community of workforce trends and issues through regular reports.  The Workforce Program also engages the next generation of geoscientists by supporting student recruitment at the college level and by communicating with students, faculty, and non-academic professionals about making the transition into the geoscience workforce after graduation.

AGI’s Workforce Program is seeking an intern to work with the Workforce Staff this fall.  Tasks will include selected research and analysis projects, data entry, quality control of new data, and database management for various projects run within the Workforce Program. 

This internship will allow for thought and creativity related to statistical analyses and data presentation.  AGI’s Geoscience Student Exit Survey project has been collecting data from recent geoscience graduates in the U.S. for the past three years, and this year the survey was distributed to two other countries.  The intern will help with comparative analyses of the data between the three countries.

This internship is intended for students pursuing a master’s degree or students that recently graduated with a bachelor’s or master’s degree with experience in data collection, statistical analysis, human subjects research, and database management.  Strong communication and teamwork skills are required.

The internship is 12 weeks long and includes a $5,000 stipend.  The preferred starting date would be late August.  The internship is located at the offices for the American Geosciences Institute in Alexandria, VA. The intern will be responsible for finding a housing arrangement if needed.

To apply for this position, please send a resume with a cover letter describing how your experience will help you in this position. Please also include names and contact information for two references via email to, with the subject heading “Fall Workforce Data Internship.”

All applications must be received by July 3, 2015. All applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

For more information, please contact Carolyn Wilson, Geoscience Workforce Data Analyst, at

The American Geosciences Institute is an equal opportunity employer.



The Department of Geosciences at the State University of New York at Fredonia seeks qualified candidates skilled in the areas of Mineralogy and Petrology to fill a Lecturer position whose primary responsibility will be to teach undergraduate Geosciences majors and general education students. This is a one-year, temporary, full-time teaching position for the 2015/2016 Academic Year. The successful candidate will teach a total of 12 contact hours each semester. Courses include GEO 215, Minerals and Rocks, for Earth Science Adolescence Education majors, GEO 411, Mineralogy, for Geology and Geochemistry majors, GEO 421, Petrology, for Geology and Geochemistry majors and a 100-level course for non-majors. ABD candidates will be considered; Ph.D. preferred.

For complete vacancy announcement, position description, qualifications, and to apply, please visit

Fredonia prides itself on an outstanding workforce. To continually support organizational excellence, the university conducts background screens on applicants.

An Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, Fredonia provides for, and promotes, equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment, without discrimination.


St. Lawrence University seeks a broadly trained petrologist/structural geologist to teach courses that are essential to our program. This one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position will begin August 2015 and is potentially renewable for additional years. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in petrology or a related field with a broad background in petrology and structural geology and related field experience. Teaching responsibilities will include the major core courses petrology, structural geology, and mineralogy, an introductory course in environmental geology, and one or more electives in the candidate's specialty. Our program in petrology is supported by a diverse rock collection, scanning electron microscopy with analytical capabilities and cathodoluminescence, an X-ray diffraction unit, and by four colleagues with interdisciplinary research interests.

St. Lawrence University's Geology Department has a nationally recognized program which emphasizes broad training in geosciences preparing students for a variety of professional careers in geology and environmental science. Active Geology Club, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Student Chapter, and chapter of the Earth Science Honor Society, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, encourage students to undertake professional activities at the local and national levels.

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Antun Husinec, Search Chair, at Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located in Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit



Macquarie University is seeking to appoint a talented post-doctoral researcher to join an interdisciplinary project focused on the identification and quantification of natural and anthropogenic methane emissions.

This Australian Research Council and industry sponsored project will develop the methodology to measure methane flux associated with coal seam gas and unconventional hydrocarbons, as well as natural background variability. The project integrates interdisciplinary fields ranging from geologic controls on methane emission, to micrometeorology and atmospheric science. It aims to resolve sources of methane, a critical greenhouse gas, using new ultrasensitive technology allowing spatial and temporal resolution of methane concentrations and fluxes.  This position will involve field work, set up and maintenance of instrumentation, and atmospheric modeling.

The successful candidate will be a motivated individual with a PhD or equivalent experience in one or more of the following areas: field data acquisition, atmospheric modeling, carbon cycle analysis, cavity ring-down and open path laser spectroscopic instrumentation.

Specific Role Enquiries can be directed to Professor Martin Kennedy at

For information and to apply, please visit


Nine month appointment with possible consideration for tenure-track appointment following year. Ph.D. in Chemistry, strongly prefer broad training in both inorganic and geochemistry; a strong interest in teaching excellence. ABD candidates will also be considered. For more information call 432-837-8058 or go to


Department of Environmental, Geographical and Geological Sciences – AA#41-4-292: One-year, full-time, temporary position beginning Fall 2015 teaching Historical Geology, Dinosaurs and Paleontology. Requirements: Minimum Masters degree. ABD or Ph.D. preferred. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations preferred. Application deadline for full consideration: May 28, 2015. For a full position description, including application procedures, visit AA/EEO Employer.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lecturer in Palaeoceanography/Marine Sedimentology to join Macquarie University in Sydney as part of a growing interdisciplinary team focused on oceanographic and palaeoenvironmental events recorded in the marine sediments as a record of Earth history as it influences resource distribution and environmental change.

Macquarie University hosts the strongest geobiology and evolutionary biology groups in Australia with 42 research groups ( and is a world leader in isotope geochemistry with the ARC Core to Crustal Fluids Centre of Excellence and a member of IODP Ocean Drilling program.

The position has a geological record focus therefore the successful candidates should have experience with stable isotope, biological or physical records of marine processes as they relate to palaeoenvironmental change and will be expected to teach and carry out innovative research in these fields.

The successful candidate will be: be expected to maintain and develop an active externally funded research program; contribute to the teaching of sedimentology, marine science, palaeoceanography and sequence stratigraphy at undergraduate and masters levels; supervise higher degree research students; and undertake a share of administrative tasks. The appointee will also be expected to develop advanced level coursework material in sedimentary geology for new and/or existing Master of Geoscience and Master of Research units.

Specific Role Enquiries can be directed to Professor Martin Kennedy at

For information and to apply, please visit Applications close Sunday 31st May.