FACULTY OPENINGS - GEOLOGIC MAPPING SPECIALIST: - STRUCTURAL-ECONOMIC AND/OR QUATERNARY GEOLOGY - NEVADA BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY - UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO
The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG), University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), seeks applicants for one or two faculty positions beginning on or after October 1, 2013, with expertise in field-based Structural-Economic Geology and/or Quaternary Geology. These openings are non-tenure track, 12-month faculty position(s).
We seek applicants with skills in state-of-the-art techniques in the following areas:
· Structural and/or Economic geology, with substantial experience in quadrangle-scale geologic mapping. Experience in analyzing mineral deposits, geothermal systems, and/or hydrocarbon deposits is highly valued.
· Quaternary geology, with expertise in geomorphology and neotectonics, as well as substantial experience in quadrangle-scale geologic mapping as applied to natural hazards, engineering geology, or environmental geology.
Quadrangle-scale (primarily 1:24,000) geologic mapping in support of elucidating Nevada’s geological history and framework is a fundamental responsibility of these positions. Experience in ArcGIS, 3D modeling, and integration of multiple geologic and geophysical data sets is also desired. Applicants must have a Masters or Doctorate in geology or a related geoscience field.
One full-time or two half-time positions are available. Half-time positions would have at least 50% state funding, with full-time support assured for two years from start date and the expectation that the other 50% of support would be obtained through grants and contracts after the initial two years. Many funding opportunities exist (e.g., USGS STATEMAP program) for support. Nevada is one of the most exciting regions in the world to conduct research in the geosciences. Opportunities abound for research in structural geology, mineral deposits, geothermal systems, neotectonics, and natural hazards.
NBMG is a research and public service unit of UNR and the state geological survey. Managed as part of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering within the College of Science at UNR, NBMG functions as an academic unit, and its principal scientists are faculty members at UNR.
For complete position descriptions and requirements, view the position announcement at http://www.nbmg.unr.edu and http://jobs.unr.edu/ or contact Geoscience Search, NBMG, Mail Stop 0178, UNR, Reno, NV 89557-0178. Applications received through https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/12470 by August 5, 2013 will receive full consideration. EEO/AA. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
The American Geosciences Institute, a non-profit federation of 48 geoscientific and professional associations, seeks a policy staff member for the Critical Issues Program, a new initiative to improve the flow of geoscience information to policy makers. This position offers considerable scope to shape the development of the program.
Primary duties and responsibilities include: creating and maintaining a web-based hub for relevant, timely, understandable geoscience information on critical issues; developing content for the web site; fostering communication between geoscientists, geo-engineers, and policy makers by organizing forums, workshops, and other events; coordinating publications; and providing support to member societies and the geoscience community for policy-related activities.
The preferred candidate will have an M.S. or Ph.D. in the geosciences; a strong, proven interest in promoting awareness and use of the geosciences in the policy process; exceptional, demonstrable, written, online, and oral communication and organizational skills; the ability to work collaboratively. More information about the Geoscience Policy Program at www.agiweb.org/gap/. Position will remain open until filled. EOE.
Candidates should submit a cover letter with resume, salary requirements, and the names and contact information of three references (as one Word or PDF document) to email@example.com. Please specify “Policy Associate” in the subject line. Inquiries only to firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Lawrence University seeks a broadly trained petrologist/structural geologist to teach courses that are essential to our program. The successful candidate for this visiting assistant professor position must have a Ph.D. in petrology or a related field with a broad background in petrology and structural geology and related field experience. Teaching responsibilities will include the major core courses petrology and structural geology, an introductory course in environmental geology, and one or more electives in the candidate’s specialty. Our program in petrology is supported by a diverse rock collection, scanning electron microscopy with analytical capabilities and cathodoluminescence, an X-ray diffraction unit, and by four colleagues with interdisciplinary research interests.
Candidates interested in the position and who meet these basics requirements should forward: 1) a cover letter that addresses their qualifications for the position; 2) a statement describing their 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. Application materials should be directed to Ms. Sherrie Kelly (email@example.com), Petrology Search, Geology Department, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617. Digital copies are appreciated. Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
St. Lawrence University’s Geology Department has a nationally recognized program which emphasizes broad training in geosciences preparing students for a variety of professional careers in geology and environmental science. An active Geology Club and chapter of the Earth Science Honor Society, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, encourage students to undertake professional activities at the local and national levels.
Located in Canton, N.Y., St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global. For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit SLU’s homepage at http://www.stlawu.edu.
SLU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
WSU invites you to join our Community of Learners as an Assistant Professor/Instructor of Geoscience. This position is a fixed-term/9 month appointment starting August 19, 2013. As a faculty member, you will be responsible for 1) developing and teaching undergraduate geoscience courses as needed and Geoscience major courses related to Environmental Geology, Low-Temperature Geochemistry, Soil Science, GIS, or Global Climate Change; 2) teaching field-oriented courses; 3) advising and mentoring students; 4) assisting with interdisciplinary Environmental Science program; and 5) serving on departmental and university committees. If you possess an earned doctorate in Geology or closely equivalent field, are ABD, or possess a Master’s degree in Geology of closely related field, we encourage you to apply. For a complete position description and information on applying for this position, please go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/winona/default.cfm. Review of applications begins immediately. Position available pending budgetary approval.
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