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


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


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

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

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

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

Specific Role Enquiries can be directed to Professor Martin Kennedy at

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


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 provide leadership, clear scientific vision, and direction to the subdisciplines and staff members that comprise the Advanced Energy Technology Initiative (AETI) at the ISGS. The leadership skills of the individual will encourage multidisciplinary, project-based research within AETI and throughout ISGS, other Surveys, and University related to energy issues; develop, implement, and administer research and service programs of the AETI; and facilitate coordination, communication, and teamwork throughout the PRI and the University. As the Director of AETI, the individual will promote AETI services and capabilities to a variety of stakeholders including government funding agencies, corporations, and legislative representatives. The individual will continue to maintain AETI’s domestic and international reputation as a global leader in addressing energy issues.

Ph.D. in geological science, engineering, or related discipline with career emphasis related to energy resources and 15 years of combined research and managerial experience beyond the completion of master’s degree. Demonstrated vision, capability, and experience to address challenges facing society related to the advanced energy fields, such as carbon capture and storage, mitigation of fossil fuel emissions, water for energy resource development and power generation, public engagement and education on energy issues, unconventional oil and natural gas resource assessment, natural gas geologic storage, and enhanced oil recovery.

Applications must be received by May 15, 2015. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. To apply, please visit 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 or 217-244-2401.

The University of Illinois is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled