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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY

Arkansas Tech University, a state-supported, primarily undergraduate institution of 12,000 students, invites applications for a 9-month academic year, tenure-track position to teach a full-time load of twelve credit hours per semester to begin August 2015. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. (or ABD) in geology or related field and a demonstrated ability to teach Mineralogy, Petrology, introductory geology courses and courses in the applicant's specialty. Applicants from any specialty area will be considered. The successful candidate should demonstrate excellence in teaching, the ability to develop a vibrant research program and provide service to the University and community. The ATU Geolgy Program has approximately 50 undergraduate majors and is located within one hour of world-class field opportunities in the Ouachitas and Ozarks. Send letter of application addressing evidence of excellence in teaching, service and scholarship, including curriculum vita, official transcripts, teaching philosophy, reference letters from three sources and a description of research interests and goals that involve undergraduates to Dr. Jeff Robertson, Dean of the College of Natural & Health Sciences, PHSC@atu.edu (www.atu.edu/nhs). Closing date for accepting applications is November 21, 2014.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. AA/EOE

ASSOCIATE SEDIMENTOLOGIST OR SEDIMENTOLOGIST (DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS) - ILLINOIS STATE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY - PRAIRIE RESEARCH INSTITUTE - UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

The Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) is part of the Prairie Research Institute (PRI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign which is centrally located between Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis. PRI houses five large scientific surveys covering a wide range of expertise including biology, water resources, climate, geology, sustainable technology and archaeology. The ISGS is a premier state geological survey, with over 200 scientists and technical support staff, serving the needs of the public, government, and industry with earth science information and research relevant to natural resources, environmental quality, economic vitality, and public safety. The University is a land-grant institution that provides access to world-class laboratory and academic facilities, Big Ten athletic events, and internationally acclaimed cultural opportunities.

We are seeking an individual to fill one position to plan, coordinate, and conduct basic and applied research related to bedrock geology and industrial minerals. Characterize sedimentary rocks with a focus on the lithostratigraphy and sequence stratigraphy utilizing sedimentology, biostratigraphy, chemostratigraphy, and bedrock geologic mapping. Serve as principal investigator, lead research and projects, and perform tasks in that capacity, including management and production of projects, grants, contract reports and other deliverables. Master’s degree in sedimentology-stratigraphy or related discipline. Ph.D. is highly preferred. A minimum of 5 years related industry and/or research experience post master’s degree. Research experience in sedimentology-stratigraphy (both carbonates and silicilastics) including lithostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy, chemostratigraphy, and other related field as applied to stratigraphic correlation and basin analysis. The successful individual’s qualifications will determine the level to which he/she is appointed.

Applications must be received by January 9, 2015.  To apply, please visit https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board to complete an online profile and to upload a 1) cover letter, 2) résumé/CV, 3) the names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three professional references. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Incomplete information will not be reviewed.

For further information please contact Lori Walston-Vonderharr, Human Resources, Illinois State Geological Survey, at lwalston@illinois.edu or 217-244-2401.

The University of Illinois is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled http://inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu/.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - GEOLOGY

The University of Houston-Downtown invites applications for a tenure track position in the Department of Natural Sciences, beginning August 2015. We are seeking a broadly-trained candidate with a preferred specialization in sedimentology, stratigraphy, and/or paleontology, and with a dedication to outstanding teaching and scholarship. The successful candidate will:

•    Develop a vibrant field-based, externally-funded undergraduate research program.
•    Develop upper-level courses that support the growth of UHD’s new B.S. in Geosciences degree program.
•    Foster collaborative relationships with Houston’s petroleum industry.
•    Teach/co-teach Field Geology during the summers.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

Review of applications will begin October 24, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application package should include:
•    A letter of application addressing the requirements listed above.
•    A current curriculum vita.
•    Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
•    A statement of teaching philosophy and experience.
•    A statement of research interests and objectives, including a discussion of how the proposed research program will incorporate undergraduate students.
•    Three (3) letters of recommendation.

All materials should be submitted electronically to: http://jobs.uhd.edu/postings/833.

Founded in 1974, the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is an urban university with nearly 14,000 students and more than 30,000 alumni. Located in Houston’s central business district, UHD offers baccalaureate degrees in 44 areas, along with seven master’s degree programs.

UHD is one of the most ethnically diverse institutions in the nation. It is ranked 33rd and 37th in the nation for graduating Hispanic and African-American students, respectively, with bachelor’s degrees and is a federally qualified Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and a Minority Serving Institution (MSI). UHD is a Carnegie-classified engaged university committed to civic engagement and is on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. In 2012,UHD was the only public university in the state to have received the President’s Honor Roll with distinction.

The University’s student body accurately reflects the Greater Houston Area’s wealth of cultures, languages and nationalities. Through its academic programs,UHD engages with this diverse community to address the needs and advance the development of the region. The University is also dedicated to integrating teaching, service and research to prepare students for success in a dynamic global society.

UHD is the second largest, four-year, public university in Houston and is a separate university within the University of Houston System. AA/EOE.

TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – GEOSCIENCES - UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS

The University of Arkansas is a nationally competitive student-centered research university with a RU/VH Carnegie Classification. It is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas system. The Department of Geosciences offers bachelors and masters degrees in geology and geography, and a doctoral degree in Geosciences. It also participates in two interdisciplinary graduate programs, Space and Planetary Sciences and Environmental Dynamics.

Fayetteville, nestled in the Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas, is part of a metropolitan area of about 500,000 people that retains its small, college-town atmosphere. The area is a rapidly growing metropolis spurred by opportunities with national companies including Wal-Mart, Tyson, Inc., and J.B. Hunt. The quality of life is high and it’s a great place to work, play, and raise a family.

Closing Date:    11/03/2015 4:30 p.m. (or until position filled) 

Description: The Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville invites applications for a 9-month appointment as a tenure-track assistant professor with an anticipated start date of August 2015. We are seeking an outstanding individual in the broad areas of basin analysis and/or upper crustal/brittle structural geology. Additional knowledge of subsurface reservoir characterization techniques, such as 3D seismic interpretation, geochemistry, or digital well log analysis is considered favorable for this position. The specific research focus has some flexibility, depending upon comparative strengths of the applicants. Applicants must demonstrate ability and commitment to develop an independent externally funded research program as well as the potential for collaboration and synergism with ongoing research in the Department of Geosciences (http://geosciences.uark.edu). The successful applicant will be an integrated scholar capable of meeting departmental goals in independent research, advising graduate-research, and teaching--and will have a strong commitment to teaching at all levels. Teaching expectations include advanced courses in sedimentary basin analysis, upper division courses in the area of the applicant’s expertise, and participation in the required summer field course in Montana. All Ph.D. requirements must be completed at the time of the appointment. 

Where To Apply? Review of applications will begin November 4, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, brief statements of research and teaching interests, and the names, addresses, and contact information for at least three professional references. Electronic submission (preferred) to liner@uark.edu or Dr. Christopher Liner, Basin/Structure Search Committee Chair, 216 Ozark Hall, Fayetteville, AR 72701.

The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/EOE institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty and staff. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially individuals who contribute to diversity of our campus community. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY - DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES - IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

As part of a major interdisciplinary hiring initiative in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University (ISU), a new joint initiative by the Departments of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences; Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology; and Economics and the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication aims to expand our capabilities for fundamental research on sustainable environmental systems. Multiple new hires in the field of Sustainability Science are planned for the next 2-3 years and should expect to benefit from and contribute to the interaction and collaboration among these and other departments.

   As part of this initiative, the Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in physical geography at the assistant professor level to begin in August of 2015. The selected candidate is expected to establish a successful, externally funded research program. In addition, this faculty member will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

   Specifically, this person would examine interactions of physical components across multiple scales and the role of spatial and temporal patterns and processes as they relate to sustainable environmental systems. This person would employ state-of-the-art computational approaches to study complex geospatial relationships among biological, physical and social systems. The new faculty will have the opportunity to join a synergistic focal group in the area of Sustainability Science that will serve to facilitate team building and integrative research.

   Candidates must hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. All applications must be submitted electronically at www.iastatejobs.com (search vacancy ID#: 400011). Please be prepared to attach a letter of application, including concise teaching and research statements, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone and fax numbers of at least three references.

   The positions will remain open until filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received by November 30, 2014. Iowa State University is an EO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Vets status.

   Iowa State University is an AAU-member comprehensive, land grant, Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University with an enrollment of over 33,000 students. The university is located in Ames, IA, one of the nation's most highly rated metropolitan areas of its size (http://www.iastate.edu/about/ames.php) and is only 35 miles north of Des Moines. ISU is committed to achieving inclusive excellence through a diverse workforce and is dedicated to supporting work-life balance through an array of flexible policies.

GEOGRAPHY, GEOLOGY, AND PLANNING - DEPARTMENT HEAD

The Department of Geography, Geology, and Planning at Missouri State University seeks a Department Head. As well as administrative duties, the department head will need to participate in teaching, research and service. Missouri State University (MSU) is located in Springfield, Missouri. More information about MSU can be found at: http://www.missouristate.edu. Information about the department, its programs and research endeavors can be found at http://geosciences.missouristate.edu.

Review of applications will begin 11/17/14 and continue until finalists are identified.

To see the required qualifications, complete list of duties and online application go to http://www.missouristate.edu/academicopenings.

Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability employer and institution. We encourage applications from all interested minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF BEIRUT - DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY

The Department of Geology at the American University of Beirut invites applications for faculty positions in the following areas Carbonate Sedimentology and Petroleum Geology to begin September 1, 2015. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in the specified field by the time of appointment, and should have strong research records as demonstrated by publications in scholarly journals.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application and a CV, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to as_dean@aub.edu.lb.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014.

For more information please visit our website at http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas. The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES, WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in high-T geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, or cosmochemistry. The ideal candidate will combine analytical and theoretical approaches to study the chemical and isotopic evolution of Earth, other terrestrial planets, and/or small bodies of the Solar System. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a vigorous, externally funded research program, teaching a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, writing for publication, advising students, and university service.

We seek individuals who will enhance existing strengths in geochemistry and cosmochemistry, petrology, and solid-earth geophysics.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. with a focus in high-T geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, cosmochemistry, or a related field, at the time of appointment. A wide range of instrumentation is available in the EPS department including a Neptune Plus multicollector ICP-MS, Cameca 7f-geo SIMS, and many other related and supporting analytical facilities. The appointment includes membership in the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, a world-class intellectual cluster in the field of space sciences. 

Interested individuals should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, and names and contact information of at least four references to Prof. Brad Jolliff, Geochemistry Search Committee Chair, Washington University, Campus Box 1169, 1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, or via e-mail: geochem_search@levee.wustl.edu. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Washington University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment eligibility verification required upon employment. Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received by November 15, 2014.

 

 

ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR RESEARCH - JACKSON SCHOOL OF GEOSCIENCES - UNIVERISTY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

The Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin seeks an Associate Dean for Research to enhance and promote the school’s overall research excellence, including multi- and interdisciplinary research and collaboration across the school. The position is at least a half time. The rest of the appointment will be as faculty, research faculty, or research scientist, depending on the applicant’s interests and qualifications.

The Jackson School of Geosciences is among the most established and well-regarded geoscience programs in the world. The school includes the University’s Department of Geological Sciences, one of the country’s oldest geoscience departments, and two world-renowned research units, the Institute for Geophysics and the Bureau of Economic Geology. The school is home to the world’s largest academic geoscience community with 58 faculty, 150 research staff, and one of the largest combined graduate and undergraduate enrollments of any major geoscience program.

The Associate Dean for Research assists faculty and research scientists in planning and securing resources for large collaborative research initiatives and in evaluating and implementing research activities to advance excellence. The Associate Dean must be familiar with a wide range of research activities across the school and be able to serve as a school representative internally and externally. Duties include giving presentations on Jackson School research, organizing meetings with external stakeholders, and actively participating in institutional planning.

Candidates must have a Ph.D in geoscience and at least 10 years of relevant academic research experience. Other qualifications include:

  •                      Exceptional research reputation and publication record with demonstrated ability of obtaining significant levels of research funding;
  •                      Experience in influencing change within a diverse academic organization;
  •                      Demonstrated capacity to promote and contribute to the school’s strategic research direction;
  •                      Familiarity with a wide range of current geoscience research and ability learn new fields.
  •                      Comprehensive knowledge of funding opportunities in the geosciences, including federal, foundation and industry support;
  •                      Ability to build relationships and contacts internally and externally; and
  •                      Demonstrated ethical behavior, professionalism, leadership, interpersonal skills and management abilities.              

Applications should include a letter describing their qualifications and interest in the position.  Applicants should also include a description of relevant experience and accomplishments, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of four references (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission).  

Email applications to jsgdean@jsg.utexas.edu, or mail to: Search Committee Chair, Office of the Dean, Jackson School of Geosciences, 2305 Speedway, Stop C1160, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712-1692.

Review of applications will begin Sept. 30, 2014, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 Rules)

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists, a 32,000 member, not-for-profit association located in Tulsa, OK, seeks an Executive Director to lead a staff of 100 and manage a $25M annual budget. The organization includes 2 regional offices, a foundation and 3 subsidiaries. Must have sufficient experience to manage an organization of SEG’s size and complexity, be able to travel globally and conduct international business, and work effectively across cultures in a nonprofit, volunteer-led organization. This position requires a familiarity with finance and complex corporate structures, specifically subsidiaries and affiliates, and related accounting and governance requirements. A BA/BS degree in a technical field with a minimum of 8 years in a senior executive position is required. The successful candidate must be able to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Must have excellent diplomacy and communication skills, be able to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and boards, and be willing and able to travel extensively both domestically and internationally. Please e-mail a letter detailing interest, qualifications and salary requirements, and a résumé with references to execsearch@seg.org. Applications received by 1 November 2014 will receive full consideration; the position will remain open until filled. The Society of Exploration Geophysicists is an equal opportunity employer.

AGI/SCHLUMBERGER FELLOWSHIP IN GEOSCIENCE COMMUNICATION

The American Geosciences Institute is accepting applications for the AGI/Schlumberger Fellowship in Geoscience Communication. The successful candidate will play a leading role in AGI’s Critical Issues program, a new initiative to improve the understanding and use of geoscience information by decision makers at federal, state, local, and individual levels.

The Critical Issues program is supported through AGI’s Center for Geoscience Education and Public Understanding.

About the Fellowship

The fellowship offers a superb opportunity to link the geoscience community and our understanding of the Earth to decision-making processes throughout the country.

Primary duties and responsibilities will include

·                     Convincing decision makers at all levels of the relevance and importance of geoscience information

·                     Creating information products that will enable decision makers to find, understand, and use geoscience information when making decisions on critical issues

·                     Fostering communication between geoscientists and decision makers via forums, webinars, social media, and other channels

·                     Providing regular status reports on fellowship activities and achievements

The fellowship is a 6- to 12-month appointment, based at AGI headquarters in Alexandria, VA. The fellowship carries a stipend of $4,000 per month.

A flyer about the fellowship, which can be posted on career placement bulletin boards, is available as a PDF.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will be a highly creative communicator who is proficient in traditional and new media and can deliver geoscience information effectively and efficiently to targeted audiences. We seek applicants with excellent writing and graphical skills who have experience in web content development and social media, in addition to a broad geoscience background. Enthusiasm and team spirit are essential. Candidates should have completed or be currently pursuing a Master’s or higher degree.

Application Procedures

Interested candidates should submit

·                     cover letter with the names and contact information of three references

·                     brief statement of purpose, which should outline why you are interested in the fellowship, what you would bring to the fellowship, and what you hope to gain from the fellowship (maximum 1,000 words)

·                     curriculum vitae

Please submit materials as a single Word document (.doc or .docx) or PDF (.pdf) using our online submission form.

All application materials are due on October 26, 2014. The starting date for the Fellowship will be based on the schedule of the successful candidate, but is expected to be in January or February 2015.

Inquiries only to cipinfo@agiweb.org.

The Americn Geosciences Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

 

PHYSICAL HYDROGEOLOGIST - WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY - DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY & GEOGRAPHY - EBERLY COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

West Virginia University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Geology & Geography beginning August 2015. We seek applications from individuals with interests in basic and applied aspects of fluid flow in the critical zone and/or deeper regimes. The successful applicant will possess demonstrable expertise in study of subsurface fluid flow and/or transport processes that may be applied to competitively-funded research problems.

Requirements include a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in geology or a related field, potential to establish a vigorous externally-funded research program, and potential for excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Qualified applicants should submit a single PDF file including: 1) statement of research interests; 2) statement of teaching philosophy; 3) curriculum vitae; and 4) list of 3 potential references to hydrogeo@mail.wvu.edu. Review of applications will commence on November 15 and continue until a successful candidate is identified. For additional information, please see http://pages.geo.wvu.edu/hydrogeo or contact the search chair Dorothy J. Vesper at djvesper@mail.wvu.edu. WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GEOSCIENCES - HAMILTON COLLEGE

The Geosciences Department at Hamilton College seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Geosciences to begin in July 2015. The successful candidate for the position must have a Ph.D. in the geosciences with a broad background in sedimentary geology and related field experience. The candidate will be expected to establish a strong scholarly record in sedimentary geology and to advise undergraduate research projects. Teaching responsibilities will include a required course in sedimentary geology, a topical introductory course in geology, and one or more electives in the candidate’s specialty. At least one of the elective courses will contribute to the interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Program as a cross-listed Geosciences/Environmental Studies course on climate change.

Our program in sedimentary geology is supported by an isotope ratio mass spectrometer with elemental analyzer, a scanning electron microscope with EDS analytical capabilities, a small research vessel for inland lake studies equipped with a variety of sonar and coring devices, a full-time departmental technician, and by four supportive faculty colleagues with diverse research interests. 

A candidate interested in the position and who meets these requirements should submit: 1) a cover letter that addresses his/her qualifications for the position; 2) a statement describing his/her teaching philosophy; 3) a statement of research interests; 4) a complete curriculum vitae; and 5) letters from three professional referees who know the candidate well and understand the expectations of a competitive liberal arts college. Your cover letter should address ways in which issues of diversity are brought into your teaching, scholarship, and/or service. Experience teaching or working with diverse student populations is an asset. Candidates should submit these materials to Professor Todd Rayne via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/25839. Review of applications will begin on December 5, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. 

Hamilton (www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at www.upstatenyherc.org. Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community (www.hamilton.edu/diversity). Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

DIRECTOR - KENTUCKY GEOLOGICAL SURVEY - UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Recently ranked as one of the safest, most creative, and the brainiest cities in the nation, Lexington is an ideal location to experience the work-life balance that the University strives to provide to its employees. See for yourself what makes UK one great place to work.

The University of Kentucky seeks a Ph.D.-level geoscientist to serve as the Director of the Kentucky Geological Survey in Lexington, Kentucky and the 13th State Geologist of Kentucky. This is a high-level administrative position within the university. For more information about the duties of this position go to kgs.uky.edu/StateGeologist. To apply for job # RE00309, submit a UK Online Application at www.uky.edu/ukjobs. If you have any questions, contact HR/Employment, phone (859) 257-9555 press 2. Application deadline is November 16, 2014.

The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities and women.

 

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY/TECTONICS - DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES - IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

The Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level beginning in August 2015. The position will be in the broad area of structural geology/tectonics. The selected candidate is expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching and establish a successful, externally funded research program. It would complement existing strengths in the department, including geophysics, economic geology, sedimentary geology, groundwater and surface-water hydrology, paleoclimatology, isotope geochemistry, weather and climate modeling, glacial and Quaternary geology, surficial processes, and geoscience education. Opportunities exist for participation in the Iowa State University Geology Field Camp, located in the Bighorn Mountains near Shell, Wyoming. We also encourage interactions with researchers and faculty in other units on campus, including but not limited to the Department of Energy Ames Laboratory, ISU Bioeconomy Institute, and departments of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering. In addition, this faculty member will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to develop courses in her/his specialty area. Information about the Department may be found at http://www.ge-at.iastate.edu/.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. All applications must be submitted electronically at www.iastatejobs.com (search vacancy ID#: 140762). Please be prepared to attach a letter of application, including concise teaching and research statements, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone and fax numbers of at least three references. Questions regarding this vacancy should be directed to the Search Chair (Alan Wanamaker; adw@iastate.edu) or the Department Chair (Bill Simpkins; bsimp@iastate.edu).

The position will remain open until filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 31, 2014. Iowa State University is an EO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Vets status.

 

ASSISTANT CURATOR - PALEONTOLOGY - (ROLE TITLE: SCIENTIST II)

Salary Range: Pay Band 5

Location: Martinsville, VA

Minimum Starting Pay:  $42,000-$44,000

Position #00089

An exceptional job opportunity with the Virginia Museum of Natural History is now available. The mission of the Virginia Museum of Natural History is to interpret Virginia’s natural heritage within a global context in ways that are relevant to all the citizens of the Commonwealth. 

If you meet the qualifications for Assistant Curator – Paleontology, we invite you to apply to join our staff. The starting date for this position is 1 July 2015.

We seek a dynamic individual to conduct integrative, field- and collections-based research in paleontology. The successful candidate will be expected to obtain external funding to support their research efforts. Area of specialization is open, but an active interest in extant museum collections (Cenozoic marine vertebrates and/or invertebrates, Triassic vertebrates and/or insects, paleobotany) is a plus. VMNH is located in Martinsville VA, close to an important Triassic lagerstätte (Solite Quarry). VMNH is also actively involved in the excavation of an important Miocene marine mammal location on the Coastal Plain.

The state-of-the-art fossil preparation lab has full-time technical support and an active core of trained volunteers. VMNH also maintains a range of sterographic and petrographic microscopes, modern collections databases and a research library. Additional facilities are available at Virginia Tech less than 2 hours away. Most curators maintain active adjunct faculty appointments at Virginia Tech. This allows, among other things, internet access to the Virginia Tech library.

General competence in field collection, preparation, care, and management of fossil collections is required, along with the ability to interface with outside scientists requesting access to the collections.  Ph.D. in paleontology required.

Duties for this position also include interaction with other museum departments such as education, outreach, exhibits, and advancement. The ability to effectively communicate scientific knowledge to a wide spectrum of audiences is an important qualification.

For more information about VMNH, visit our website at www.vmnh.net.

Only online applications are accepted. In addition to the online application, applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and curatorial interests and goals, a list of publications relevant to the application, and names and contact information of at least three references. These documents may be attached to the online application.

The Commonwealth of Virginia online employment application is available at http://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov.

Application review will begin 1 November 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

The Virginia Museum of Natural History complies with E-Verify which is an internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are afforded equal opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, or disability. The successful applicant must furnish proof of identity and employment eligibility and is subject to a background check.

ASSOCIATE ENVIRONMENTAL GEOSCIENTIST - ILLINOIS STATE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY - PRAIRIE RESEARCH INSTITUTE - UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

The Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) is part of the Prairie Research Institute (PRI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign which is centrally located between Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis. PRI houses five large scientific surveys covering a wide range of expertise including biology, water resources, climate, geology, sustainable technology and archaeology. The ISGS is a premier state geological survey, with over 200 scientists and technical support staff, serving the needs of the public, government, and industry with earth science information and research relevant to natural resources, environmental quality, economic vitality, and public safety. The University is a land-grant institution that provides access to world-class laboratory and academic facilities, Big Ten athletic events, and internationally acclaimed cultural opportunities.  

 

We are seeking an individual to conduct research related to the monitoring, verification, and accounting (MVA) programs at several large-scale carbon sequestration demonstration projects; develop, deploy, facilitate, and document MVA efforts being conducted by the Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium Partnership.

 

Master’s degree in geology, chemistry, environmental engineering, or related discipline required. Ph.D. preferred. Minimum of five (5) years related industry and/or research experience (post bachelor’s degree) required. Industry and/or research experience in areas of geochemistry, hydrogeology, or other related field highly preferred. 

 

Applications must be received by October 17, 2014. To apply, please visit https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board to complete an online profile and to upload a 1) cover letter, 2) résumé/CV, 3) the names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three professional references. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Incomplete information will not be reviewed.

 

For further information please contact Lori Walston-Vonderharr, Human Resources, Illinois State Geological Survey, at lwalston@illinois.edu or 217-244-2401.

 

The University of Illinois is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled http://inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu/.