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Geoscience Policy Position, American Geosciences Institute

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has an immediate opening for a new member of our Geoscience Policy program. The position may be filled at a junior or senior level. This is a full-time position based at AGI headquarters in Alexandria, Va.  

We seek candidates who are enthusiastic about representing the shared interests of the geoscience community in the federal policy process and fostering communication between the geoscience and policy communities. Primary duties and responsibilities include: working with AGI’s member societies and AGI’s Director of Geoscience Policy to develop and implement AGI’s contributions to the federal policy process; tracking, analyzing, and reporting on policy issues; organizing meetings, briefings, and testimony; participating in policy coalitions and working groups; creating and editing information products including news briefs, the Geoscience Policy Monthly Review, factsheets, web and social media content; working closely with AGI staff and interns.

Candidates must have experience in federal-level policy making; be able to work collaboratively and tactfully with federal policy makers, many external stakeholders, and AGI staff; and have exceptional interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s or Ph.D. and a geoscience background preferred. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.

AGI offers a salary commensurate with experience and full benefits, including health insurance and 403(b) plan. 

To apply: Please submit a single document that includes a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, names and contact information for three references to, listing “Geoscience Policy  position” in the subject line. Review will begin on 6 February 2017; the position will remain open until filled. AGI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information on the Geoscience Policy program, see

The American Geosciences Institute is a nonprofit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represent more than 250,000 members. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests among geoscience professionals, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resilience to natural hazards, and the health of the environment.


The Department of Geological Sciences at Ball State University is inviting applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position available August 1, 2017.

Major Responsibilities: Teach courses in discipline or as required by the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Environmental Science; have and maintain an active research program in Quaternary Geosciences with an environmental focus; collaborate and participate with existing environmental science faculty to expand research activities within the college; actively procure external funding; produce refereed research publications; participate in service functions.  Successful applicant will be appointed in the Department of Geological Sciences.

Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate in geoscience or closely related environmental science field; post-doctoral experience related to the geoscience discipline.  Areas of expertise may include some combination of geology, oceanography, paleoclimatology, geochemistry, environmental geoscience, or related field.

Preferred qualifications: A record of extramural proposal submissions; evidence of extramural grant acquisition; strong record of refereed research publications; demonstrated ability to teach graduate and undergraduate students; research interests that complement existing environmental science faculty.

Send electronically in PDF format: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests and goals, copies of transcripts, and contact information for at least three professional references to: Dr. Richard H. Fluegeman, Chair, Department of Geological Sciences, Ball State University, Muncie, IN  47306-0475.

Review of applications will begin immediately. 

Applications will be accepted through March 9, 2017.  Visit our website at: .

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 190 undergraduate programs.  We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation.

Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.  The university offers an excellent benefits package.

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The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, offering the B.Sc. in Geology and B.Sc. in Environmental Science, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of environmental earth science, to begin fall 2017. The successful candidate will teach a subset of courses in the following topics: field-based (applied) environmental science, hydrogeology, geomorphology, GIS, oceanography, and introductory geology. The department wishes to grow in one or more of the following areas: water science; limnology; applied geomorphology; soils; and applied geophysics, and the successful candidate will be expected to develop at least one upper-level course facilitating this growth.

The department has three permanent faculty positions and a full time lecturer. Teaching load is 9-12 contact hours per week with a transition to 9 contact hours expected by 2020. Currently there are 15 geology and 40 environmental science majors. Department faculty members are generalists by necessity but have research areas of expertise that include igneous and metamorphic petrology, structural geology, sedimentology and stratigraphy, Quaternary geology, and archaeological geology.

Located in the Green Mountains, the department has direct access to field-based learning. Faculty members are expected to maintain active research that includes undergraduates when appropriate; all department seniors conduct research mentored by faculty. The department houses extensive field equipment and XRD, SEM, and ICP instrumentation.

Tenure-track faculty receive competitive startup packages. Professional travel funding and competitive internal research and publication expense grants are available to all faculty.

Requirements: A Ph.D. in the earth sciences or related field (ABD considered); a strong commitment to the education of undergraduates in the arts, sciences and engineering (prior teaching experience at the college level is preferred).

Additional Information: Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a positive education and work environment that recognizes and respects the dignity of all students, faculty and staff. Reasonable accommodations will be made for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant.  Please contact the Office of Human Resources at for assistance.

All candidates must be authorized to work for any U.S. employer. A post offer, pre-employment background check will be required of the successful candidate.

Norwich University offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, group life and long term disability insurance, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependent care, 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, employee assistance program, paid time off including parental leave, and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit:  a cover letter; a CV; a summary of teaching experience and research interests; the names of three references; and a Norwich application. Please upload the required documents to Review of applications will begin February 1, 2017; the search will remain open until the position is filled. The anticipated starting date for the appointment is July 1, 2017. URL:


Provide instruction in Geology and Geophysics and related fields to undergraduate and graduate students of the Department of Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering, and conduct research in related areas. Requires a doctorate or equivalent level degree in Geology and/or Geophysics, or a closely related field. Send C.V. to Dr. Wan Yang, Associate Professor, Geology and Geophysics, Department of Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering, 141 McNutt Hall, 1400 North Bishop Avenue, Rolla, Missouri 65409.


Provide instruction in Economic Geology-Strategic Mineral Resources and related fields to undergraduate and graduate students of the Department of Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering, and conduct research in related areas. Position requires a doctorate or equivalent level degree in Geology and/or Geophysics, Earth and Planetary Sciences, or a closely related field. Send C.V. to Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, Interim Chair, Department of Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering, 129 McNutt Hall, 1400 North Bishop Avenue, Rolla, Missouri 65409.


Alexandria, VA-based geoscience non-profit is seeking candidates for a full-time Technology Manager who is responsible for overall day-to-day computing operations, including website development and support. This position reports to and works closely with the Director of Technology and Communications. Tasks include: actively involved in the development and management of Drupal-based websites and some custom web app development in support of geoscience information and educational programs; oversee tech support of users; user account management on a variety of platforms (including Active Directory, Google Apps, and Drupal); familiarize new staff members with the technology systems; customize Windows computers for different departmental needs; manage and monitor enterprise backups; acquisition of new computers, printers and software through third-party vendors; acquire, manage and enforce software license agreements; work with other staff members to update Disaster Recovery Plan; and monitor the health of computer systems.  Some additional tasks in networking, servers, and user support may be required.  Demonstrated excellent organizational and record-keeping experience, discretion with sensitive information, technology systems support, and web development experience are required.  Familiarity with PHP, SQL, and/or C# desired.  Geoscience background is a plus.

Salary commensurate with experience, full benefits provided, including health insurance and 403(b) plan.  To apply, please email with cover letter, resume, and salary requirements.  Please indicate “Tech Manager” in the subject.  Position open until filled. EOE.


The Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas is inviting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to Associate position depending on qualifications.  Beaumont is a community of approximately 117,000 people, located in Southeast Texas, 90 minutes from Houston and Johnson Space Center and 30 miles from the Louisiana border. Being 20 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico, southeast Texas has a balmy subtropical climate. The Department of Earth and Space Sciences engages in a breadth of research activities including geophysics, GIS, coastal processes, stratigraphy, paleontology, and planetary science.  The department homes the Lamar Geospatial Center (LGC), a state-of-the art GIS center running ESRI products.  The LGC also runs high-end geophysical software, including Petrel and Kingdom Suite.  The Department also has membership in UNAVCO and IRIS.                                                                                           

We seek a person with primary interest in structural geology and neotectonics.  Knowledge and experience in GIS is also highly desirable. Responsibilities include teaching structural and physical geology as well as co-teaching of field camp.  Minimum qualifications include: Ph.D. degree at time of appointment, demonstrated potential to start and maintain an active research program through securing external grants, demonstrated potential to publish and otherwise disseminate results of research, and demonstrated potential to perform teaching duties.  Applicants should submit a vitae or resume, names and addresses of four references who may be contacted for written evaluations, and a letter of application including a statement of the applicant’s teaching and research capabilities and plans.  Application materials should be sent to Human Resources, P.O. Box 11127, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas 77710, Position Number 699697, Attn.: Dr. Joseph Kruger, Earth and Space Sciences Search Committee Chair.  Review of the material will begin in February and will continue until the position is filled.  Lamar University is a member of the Texas State University System and an AA/EEO Employer.


The Berg-Hughes Center (BHC) for Sedimentary and Petroleum Systems and the Department of Geology and Geophysics at Texas A&M University invite applications from individuals for a non tenure-track, three-year renewable contract position as a Professor of Practice in Unconventional Resources beginning as early as January 1, 2017. This position will be a joint appointment with teaching, research and service responsibilities in the Berg-Hughes Center and Department of Geology and Geophysics. The principal responsibility of this position is to spearhead the collaborative Unconventional Resources research and teaching programs in the recently established BHC – Crisman Institute joint industry program. This responsibility includes leading in the development of a robust externally funded research program in Unconventional Resources that includes research collaboration with researchers in the petroleum industry; teaching integrative courses that introduce advanced concepts and technologies needed for understanding the geohistory of sedimentary basins and the origin and location of unconventional and conventional petroleum resources inherent to sedimentary basins, and supervising graduate students and mentoring faculty in the use of sophisticated computational and applied research approaches and techniques to solve complex geologic problems related to Unconventional Resources.

We seek candidates who have had extensive experience in Unconventional Resources and in serving as a team leader on multi-disciplinary research projects, and who have demonstrated the ability to develop and maintain an externally funded research program. Applicants must have a record of success in working collaboratively with researchers in academia and the petroleum industry and be enthusiastic about teaching integrative courses and supervising graduate students in Unconventional Resources and related areas. Applicants must have either: 1) an earned Ph.D. in the geosciences and 10 years industry experience, or 2) an M.S. in the geosciences and more than 20 years industry experience. Successful applicants will be expected to teach effectively at the graduate level in Unconventional Resources and related fields and in team taught courses, including classes in the Petroleum Certificate curriculum and to supervise undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. research, including students who are interested in pursuing careers in the petroleum industry. Applicants are expected to build and maintain a collaborative program with engineers in the oil and gas industry and national and international research institutions.

Interested candidates should submit electronic versions of a letter of application, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy, statement of research vision, strategies to implement that vision, and accomplishments, and the names and email addresses of at least three references to the Chair of the Unconventional Resources Search Committee ( Screening of applications for the position will begin November 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. The Berg-Hughes Center ( and the Department of Geology and Geophysics ( are part of the College of Geosciences, which also includes the Departments of Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, and Oceanography; the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG); and the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). Texas A&M University, a land, sea, and space grant university, is located in a metropolitan area with a dynamic and international community of 257,000 people. Texas A&M University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and student body and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We encourage applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Texas A&M University also has a policy of being responsive to the needs of dual-career partners.

Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to diversity.