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COASTAL GEOLOGIST - ILLINOIS STATE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY - PRAIRIE RESEARCH INSTITUTE - UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN - POSITION BASED IN CHICAGO AREA

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.  

The Illinois Lake Michigan coast is a dynamic environment that hosts high value natural and anthropogenic resources. The ecological value of near shore and near coast terrestrial areas ranks high in diversity, uniqueness, and importance. The economy of coastal activities such as commerce, tourism, recreation, and transportation underpins the financial sustainability of northeast Illinois communities. Therefore, we are seeking an individual to conceive, plan, coordinate, and conduct basic research and applied studies related to Illinois Lake Michigan coastal geology and communicate results of those studies in a variety of formats and venues. This position will be stationed in the Chicago area within the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Coastal Management Program office or another PRI Chicago area facility. For more information about this program please visit https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/cmp/Pages/default.aspx

Master’s degree in geology, geological engineering, civil engineering, or related discipline (Ph.D. degree preferred) with 4 years of coastal geology related industry or research experience post master’s degree. Must understand the need for specific applied science needs to solve fundamental coastal issues along the Illinois shoreline. Demonstrated scientific leadership qualities. Ability to write or prepare high quality sponsored research proposals, scientific reports and publications and give oral presentations. 

Applications must be received by November 13, 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/documentation must be submitted for your application to be considered. An incomplete application 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/.

 

FACULTY, TENURE-TRACK, STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY/IGNEOUS AND METAMORPHIC PETROLOGY, SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY

The geological sciences department at Salem State University seeks applicants for a tenure track position beginning September 2016. The ideal candidate is a field geologist with expertise in structural geology and a secondary focus on igneous and metamorphic petrology who is committed to undergraduate teaching and research. Teaching assignments will include: Structural Geology for majors, summer field course in Montana, introductory general education courses in the geosciences and serving as senior thesis advisor.

To view full posting and apply please visit salemstate.edu/jobs. Please apply online and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter and transcripts. Completed application materials submitted by October 15, 2015 will receive full consideration. Selected candidates will be met at the 2015 GSA Annual Meeting in Baltimore. Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

 

OSU BOONE PICKENS SCHOOL OF GEOLOGY - TWO ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITIONS - PALEONTOLOGY/SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS

The Boone Pickens School of Geology at Oklahoma State University seeks to fill two tenure track assistant professor positions: one in paleontology/sedimentary geology and another in exploration geophysics. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2016. The successful applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in geosciences or related field at the time of appointment.

For the paleontology/sedimentary geology position, we are seeking a geoscientist with research and teaching interest in paleontology as well as sedimentary geology and stratigraphy. Desired areas of specialization may include invertebrate paleontology, biostratigraphy, ichnology, micropaleontology, and paleoecology.

For the geophysics position, we are seeking a geoscientist with expertise in basic and applied energy exploration, and who is able to teach courses in seismic exploration and earthquake seismology, as well as providing other teaching activities to prepare students for the oil and gas industry. Specific areas of specialization include, but not limited to, seismic interpretation, reservoir characterization, and microseismicity-passive seismic.

The successful candidates are expected to work across disciplines within the Boone Pickens School of Geology and collaborate with faculty specializing in petroleum geology, environmental geology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, tectonics, and geophysics. We are seeking to fill the two positions with individuals who will develop vigorous and innovative externally funded research programs and who will contribute to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidates should be able to supervise MS and Ph.D. students.

The School has state-of-the-art laboratories equipped with analytical instruments and computer hardware and software to facilitate teaching and research in the School’s areas of specialization. The School has a wealth of equipment for field acquisition of geological and geophysical data. The School also hosts the Devon Visualization Laboratory and operates a field camp facility near Cañon City, Colorado.  

The application package for the positions should include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; three peer-reviewed publications; contact information for three references; and separate statements of research and teaching vision that include a brief description of how the applicant’s research will interface with that of the School’s faculty. In your cover letter, specify if you are applying for the paleontology/sedimentary geology position or the geophysics position. The application package should be submitted to: Assistant Professor Search, Boone Pickens School of Geology, 105 Noble Research Center, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078-3031. Screening of candidates will begin on October 31, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Position is approved for active recruitment; however, appointment is contingent on available funding. More information about the Boone Pickens School of Geology can be found at http://geology.okstate.edu. Inquiries about the positions may be directed to Dr. Estella Atekwana (estella.atekwana@okstate.edu) or Dr. Jack Pashin (jack.pashin@okstate.edu).

Oklahoma State University is an AA/EEO/E-Verify employer committed to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU-Stillwater is a tobacco-free campus.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS) and the Institute of Meteoritics (IOM) at the University of New Mexico invite applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Petrology. The position is a 9-month joint appointment with duties split equally between EPS and IOM. The position comes with a reduced teaching load to accommodate a high level of research-related activities. We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated research activities in both terrestrial and planetary topics and who possess skills necessary to lead the integrated IOM/EPS experimental petrology laboratory facilities. Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in Geosciences or a related field at the time of appointment and research experience in igneous petrology, planetary materials or mineral physics. The application package, containing a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and a statement of research interests, and the names of three references with contact information, should be submitted electronically to UNM Jobs: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/. For best consideration, all materials must be received by August 3, 2015. However, the position will remain open until filled. For questions regarding the application process please contact Search Co-chairs Carl Agee (agee@unm.edu) and Tobias Fischer (fischer@unm.edu), or Search Coordinator Paula Pascetti (pascetti@unm.edu),Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (Tel: 505 277-1633). Women and under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of New Mexico is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

 

FACULTY POSITIONS AT SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY, UCSD

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego seeks up to two outstanding candidates from a broad range of disciplines within the Earth and Planetary Sciences, including geochemistry, tectonic processes, theoretical and computational geophysics, seismology, and marine and terrestrial geodesy.

For full description and to apply by September 15, 2015 deadline, go to:

Assistant Professor at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00843. Associate/Full Professor at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00852. UCSD is an AA/EOE/M/F/D/V.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS) and the Institute of Meteoritics (IOM) at the University of New Mexico invite applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Petrology. The position is a 9-month joint appointment with duties split equally between EPS and IOM. The position comes with a reduced teaching load to accommodate a high level of research-related activities. We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated research activities in both terrestrial and planetary topics and who possess skills necessary to lead the integrated IOM/EPS experimental petrology laboratory facilities. Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in Geosciences or a related field at the time of appointment and research experience in igneous petrology, planetary materials or mineral physics. The application package, containing a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and a statement of research interests, and the names of three references with contact information, should be submitted electronically to UNM Jobs: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/. For best consideration, all materials must be received by August 3, 2015. However, the position will remain open until filled. For questions regarding the application process please contact Search Co-chairs Carl Agee (agee@unm.edu) and Tobias Fischer (fischer@unm.edu), or Search Coordinator Paula Pascetti (pascetti@unm.edu),Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (Tel: 505 277-1633). Women and under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of New Mexico is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

PHYSICAL HYDROGEOLOGIST - WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

West Virginia University Department of Geology & Geography invites applications for a tenure-track position in geology at the Assistant Professor level. This position, related to the stewardship of freshwater resources, is one of several university-wide, research-focused initiatives (http://research.wvu.edu/about). Research on freshwater is an area of growth across campus and includes a new interdisciplinary Water Center.

Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Geology or related field at the time of appointment. We seek applications from individuals with interests in basic and applied aspects of groundwater flow in the critical zone and/or deeper regimes. The successful applicant will possess demonstrable expertise in study of subsurface water flow and/or transport processes that may be applied to competitively-funded research problems. Specialties may include, but are not limited to, flow modeling in porous media; hyporheic or vadose zone processes; groundwater-surface water interaction; flow in fractured media; hydrogeology of energy-related activities; water supply and sustainability; contaminant and solute transport; and/or karst hydrogeology. The position will begin in January or August 2016.

Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their potential to establish a vigorous externally-funded research program, publish scholarly work, mentor graduate students, and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Qualified applicants should submit the following items to hydrogeo@mail.wvu.edu: (1) a single PDF file including a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, and curriculum vitae; and (2) pdf files of up to 4 publications. Please also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the same email address.

Review of applications will commence on September 15, 2015 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.

FACULTY POSITION IN GEOLOGY OR GEOPHYSICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan anticipates an opening for a tenure-track assistant professor in the areas of geology or geophysics for a university-year appointment starting September 1, 2016. The Department intends to pursue additional hires in this direction in future years, and we are particularly interested in candidates whose strengths will complement existing research programs within the Department.

Geology: We encourage applications from candidates whose research interests encompass the origin, evolution, or dynamics of the continents. The successful candidate will develop a strong field-based research program, complemented by expertise in modern analytical techniques or in numerical or analogue modeling. Candidates with an interest in understanding continental evolution in deep geologic time are particularly encouraged to apply. 

Geophysics: We encourage applications from candidates who will develop an observationally based research program using geophysical methods (e.g. seismology, geodesy, or potential fields) to study the Earth at the crustal or continental scale. We are particularly interested in those applicants whose work is relevant to societal concerns including natural hazards, such as earthquakes, volcanism, and associated hazards, or environmental change to the hydrosphere or cryosphere.

The successful candidate is expected to establish an independent research program and contribute to both undergraduate and graduate teaching. Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment, and should submit a CV, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence (if any), and names and contact information of at least four persons who can provide letters of recommendation.

Information about the Department and instructions for submitting an application can be found at www.lsa.umich.edu/earth.

To apply please go to http://www.earth.lsa.umich.edu/facultysearch/newapplicant, complete the online form and upload the required application documents as a single PDF file. If you have any questions or comments, please send an email message to Michigan-Earth-Search@umich.edu.

The application deadline is September 15, 2015 for full consideration, but applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN THE ENERGY CLUSTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

As part of a larger investment to create a new Center for Energy Research, the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to add faculty to our newly formed Energy Cluster spanning the natural sciences. Following a first hire in Chemistry, we now invite applications for tenure-track assistant professor whose primary research and teaching affiliation will be in one of the following departments: Biology, Earth and Environmental Science, or Physics & Astronomy. Exceptional senior candidates will be given consideration. The successful candidate will mount an innovative program of fundamental scientific research with impact on our societal energy challenges, and in doing so will forge collaborative links with Penn scientists and engineers involved in energy research. Applicants must apply online at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/590. Required application materials include: curriculum vitae with a list of publications, and a research and teaching statement that includes the candidate’s perspective on how she or he fits into one of the three departments and identifies potential collaborative links with other natural science departments. Applicants should also submit the names and contact information for three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin no later than September 1st, 2015 and will continue as long as the position remains open. The School of Arts and Sciences is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upennledu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.