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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - GEOPHYSICS - COLGATE UNIVERSITY

The Department of Geology at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Geophysics at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2015. We seek an individual with a Ph.D. who is committed to excellence in teaching and research at the undergraduate level. Completion of the Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. The area of specialization is open. The successful applicant will teach Geophysics and develop other courses at the introductory level for non-majors and at the upper-level for geology students. Participation in the Geology Department's summer field courses, involvement of undergraduates in research, and a willingness to contribute to other all-university curricula, such as the Scientific Perspectives program in the university’s Core Curriculum, are expected.

A cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, and reference letters must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4548. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives, identities and ways of life. Candidates are encouraged to describe [in their cover letter] their strengths and experiences in teaching diverse student populations and in promoting a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Colgate is an EEO/AA employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin October 13, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at www.upstatenyherc.org. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the University's educational mission.

Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2800 students situated in central New York. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. The Geology Department comprises eight faculty, a senior lecturer/lab instructor, and a technician. Analytical facilities include SEM-EDS, XRF, XRD, ICP-MS, GC-MS, AA, stable isotope mass spectrometer, and micropaleontology lab. Information about the Geology department can be found at http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/geology. For further information about the position please contact the department chair or department members at the GSA meeting in Vancouver.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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.

FACULTY POSITIONS IN GEOPHYSICAL SCIENCES

The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago invites applications for positions at the Assistant Professor and Associate Professor ranks. We are interested in outstanding scientists who address fundamental questions about the physics, chemistry, biology, and history of Earth and other planetary bodies. Candidates for the Assistant Professor rank must have completed all requirements for the PhD prior to appointment. Candidates for the Associate Professor rank must have a PhD and an outstanding research record. 

To be considered an applicant, candidates must apply through the University's Academic Careers website and upload a cover letter; a curriculum vitae with list of publications; statements of research and teaching interests; and names and contact information for at least three referees. Consideration of applications will begin October 1, 2014, and will continue until all positions have been filled.

To apply for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor, go to academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53574.

To apply for a position at the rank of Associate Professor, go to academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53573

For information on the Department, visit http://geosci.uchicago.edu.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability. 

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA - BOULDER, COLORADO

Employment Type: Full time/Exempt

Reports to: GSA Council, the Society’s board of directors

Salary: Commensurate with experience

The Geological Society of America (GSA), a scientific and professional organization with more than 26,000 members worldwide, seeks an individual to assume the duties of Executive Director as early as January 1, 2015. The selected individual will:

• Implement the Strategic Plan and related priorities of GSA as directed by and in collaboration with GSA Council and its Executive Committee;

• Coordinate fundraising to benefit GSA’s mission by working with the GSA Foundation’s Board of Trustees and its President and staff, and by seeking grants for GSA programs from governmental agencies; the GSA Foundation solicits donations for GSA programs from individuals and corporations;

• Foster collaborative relationships with representatives of other national and international geoscience societies and organizations and actively pursue joint ventures that enhance the scholarly status and financial health of the Society; and

• Supervise the GSA staff of approximately 60 (currently nine directors with 12 employees in the publications department; seven in meetings and abstracts; six in communications, marketing, and advertising; six in education and outreach; five in information technology; four in financial services; four in sales and service; three in membership; two in government affairs; two in special programs; and five in administration, employment service, and human resources). Articulate the vision and mission of the Society to staff and members and lead through teamwork and collaborative efforts. Adjust staff as needed to maintain a balanced budget and effective workforce.

The new director will provide leadership and support to diverse groups such as committees, associated societies, staff, and volunteers and hold a position with competitive compensation and benefits.

The breadth and diversity of GSA’s membership, with graduate and undergraduate students (~36%) and professionals in academia (23%), industry (18%), government (8%), and other sectors or retired (15%), is a huge asset in fulfilling its mission to advance geoscience research and discovery, service to society, stewardship of Earth, and the geosciences profession. The Executive Director will promote diversity in all respects.

REQUIREMENTS

• Commitment to strong interpersonal communication among and between staff, members, and volunteers. Proven record of motivating staff to develop new sources of revenue and to use technology to improve efficiencies.

• Master’s degree in geosciences; Ph.D. preferred.

• Extensive management experience and achievements in the areas of accrual budgeting, financial planning and investments, and personnel management. Additional preparation in education, marketing, and/or business management encouraged.

• Commitment to geoscience research, scholarly publishing, meetings at the forefront of geoscience, and public outreach and education.

• Familiarity with marketing and public relations.

• Demonstrated familiarity with the geoscience community and GSA programs.

• Willingness to travel nationally and internationally.

Qualified Candidates will be required to undergo a background check.

Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision plan, 403(b) retirement plan, paid vacation time.

Submit a résumé, the names, addresses, and e-mail addresses of three references, and a letter describing your interest in the position to: Human Resources, Executive Director Search Committee, The Geological Society of America, P.O. Box 9140, Boulder, CO 80301-9140. E-mail: hr@geosociety.org.

Applications received by October 15, 2014 will receive full consideration; the position will remain open until filled. GSA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages nominations of outstanding individuals.

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.
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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. 15, 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)

FACULTY POSITION IN GEOLOGY - JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the first of several anticipated tenure-track faculty positions in geology. The position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level, starting as early as fall, 2015. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, to help develop and participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to supervise graduate student research. A Ph.D. is required in the Earth Sciences or a related discipline; post-doctoral experience is desirable. Possible areas of geologic research include, but are not limited to, quantitative geomorphology, volcanology, tectonics and dynamics, petrology and mineralogy, critical-zone science, and studies of the early Earth that complement the research interests of recent hires in planetary science, paleoecology, light stable isotope geochemistry, and landscape hydrology. We are particularly interested in approaches combining geologic field methods with complementary laboratory, theoretical or remote sensing approaches.

 

Opportunities exist for the successful candidate to forge research ties with other parts of the Johns Hopkins community that are active in the Earth and Planetary Sciences, including the Departments of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and the Applied Physics Laboratory. There are excellent opportunities for additional collaborations within the Baltimore-Washington region, including with the Carnegie Institution, the Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Maryland, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

 

Applications must be submitted electronically using Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/25307) and must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and complete contact information of at least three references. Questions concerning submission of application materials should be directed to Kristen Gaines (kgaines@jhu.edu). Other requests for information may be directed to Professor Dimitri Sverjensky, Search Committee Chair (sver@jhu.edu). Review of the applications will begin October 15th, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and actively encourages interest from minorities and women.

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/.

ASSOCIATE ENGINEERING GEOLOGIST OR - ENGINEERING GEOLOGIST (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 plan, coordinate, and conduct basic and applied research related to engineering geology and earth hazards. Provide expertise on slope stability, earthquake hazards, underground construction stability, blasting and traffic vibrations, microseismicity related to human activities, urban hazards related to modification of the landscape, mine subsidence, and other topics related to the behavior of rocks and soils. Serve as principal investigator, lead research and geologic projects, and perform tasks in that capacity including management of grant funding and production of project, grant, or contract reports and deliverables. A minimum of a master’s degree in geology, geological engineering, or related discipline with at least 4 years of relevant industry or research experience post master’s degree. Demonstrated ability to conduct research related to the engineering properties of earth materials and ability to apply knowledge of the engineering properties of earth materials to solving societal issues.

 

Applications must be received by October 10, 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/.

DIRECTOR - 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 5 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 serve as the chief executive officer and lead scientist for the ISGS, who will provide outstanding leadership, direction, and overall administration for the development, coordination, and implementation of scientific research and service programs, public engagement activities, state-mandated functions, and professional services undertaken by the ISGS.

 

Advanced degree required, Ph.D. preferred, in an earth science discipline. Alternate degree fields may be considered depending on nature and depth of work experience as related to ISGS vision and priorities. Demonstrated successful research career and experience in research management, including science-related program development, science-team administration, and/or public service. An established leader demonstrated by success in an area of research core to the ISGS in a multidisciplinary research organization with a strong commitment to affirmative action and diversity.

 

Ideal candidates will hold a doctoral degree and an academic track record appropriate for a tenured full professor at the University, or commensurately significant other qualifications in the field of earth science or related field.

 

Applications must be received by October 31, 2014. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.  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 five 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/.