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The Idaho Geological Survey has three offices throughout the state with the main office located on the campus of the University of Idaho in Moscow. The survey is seeking to hire a full-time Senior Geologist that will work from the Moscow office. Annual salary for the position ranges from $44, 491.20 to $53, 393.60 (depending on experience) and successful candidates are eligible for full benefits. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in Geology and five additional years of post-graduate applied geologic work experience. Necessary requirements for the position include experience supervising geologists or other technical staff, proficiency with field investigations, geologic mapping skills, and experience compiling and analyzing data. Applicants should also have experience with maintaining a fiscal budget for grant-funded research projects and a publication track record. Ability to conduct field work alone, involving extensive traveling for geological assignments, hiking over rough terrain, and carrying equipment weighing up to 50 pounds are required. The Senior Geologist position reports to one or more Research Scientists on staff and the Director of the Idaho Geological Survey. A complete job description and instructions of how to apply for the position are shown in the link listed below:


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 Review of applications will begin on December 5, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. 

   Hamilton ( 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 Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community ( Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.


The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, invites applications for a full-time tenured or tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in either structural geology or organic geochemistry.

We are seeking an individual with expertise in the structural geology of sedimentary basins or with expertise in organic geochemistry applied to problems in petroleum systems. An applicant in the area of structural geology will preferably have experience in interpretation of seismic data.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in either structural geology or organic geochemistry and have an established research program in an academic or industrial setting in one of these areas. Applicants must have a track record of publications, the potential for attracting external funding to support their research program, and experience in teaching advanced industry or post-graduate courses.

For detailed information see:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.



The Physics and Earth-Space Science Department at the University of Indianapolis seeks applications for an Assistant Professor of Geophysics or Environmental Science. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position to begin August 2015.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced earth and/or space science courses, and the ability to teach introductory physics courses will be viewed favorably. Interest or experience with PBI, PER, and undergraduate student research are very attractive and align well with current departmental priorities. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience developing and practicing teaching strategies that actively engage students both inside and outside the classroom. The successful candidate will also assist with program review and curriculum development, advise students, engage in service to the University and community, and engage in scholarship consistent with his/her background and interests.

Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in geology, physics, and/or geophysics is required. Applicants with backgrounds in environmental science or geophysics are especially desired. ABD candidates will be considered.

Apply electronically at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Indianapolis is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.


The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) at the University of Kentucky invites applications for this tenure‐track faculty position with an anticipated start date of August 2015. Exceptional candidates at all ranks will be considered. We seek candidates with expertise in light, stable isotope geochemistry, in particular as applied to research questions in the field of paleoclimatology. The department maintains a fully equipped, state‐of‐the‐art stable isotope geochemistry facility (three IRMS and full set of peripherals) for analysis of HCNO in virtually any substance. In addition to maintaining a productive, externally funded research program, the new faculty member will teach and mentor at the introductory, major, and graduate levels. Potential collaborative research opportunities exist with faculty in EES; staff of the Kentucky Geological Survey and the Center for Applied Energy Research; and faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, and the College of Engineering. The successful individual will have a demonstrated publication record, and will have developed, or show the potential for developing, a nationally recognized research program; relevant experience beyond the Ph.D. is essential.  Applications will be accepted electronically through Interfolio at: We will begin review of applications on January 15, 2015; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity university that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse geographical region. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other under‐represented groups are encouraged to apply. The University also supports family‐friendly policies. Additional details of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (faculty, research clusters, and facilities) and the University of Kentucky may be viewed at our web pages: and



The Department of Geological Sciences at California State University, San Bernardino invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level starting September 2015. A Ph.D. is strongly preferred at time of appointment; strong ABD candidates may be considered. The successful candidate will have demonstrated strength in the general area of igneous and metamorphic petrology. Courses to be taught could include mineralogy, optical mineralogy, igneous and metamorphic petrology, geochemistry, elective courses in the candidate’s field of specialization, as well as a general education course in geology and an upper division capstone course in earth sciences. The appointee will be expected to advise and work closely with undergraduate students in senior research projects and with graduate students in in the Earth and Environmental Sciences MS program.  The appointee will provide evidence of excellence in teaching and ongoing scholarship, especially in the area of combining geologic field methods with laboratory approaches. The Department strongly supports increasing diversity in both student and faculty populations; under-represented minorities, women and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about the Department, please visit

   Applications must be submitted electronically using and must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, recent transcripts (official transcripts will be required pending an offer), statements of research/professional accomplishments and goals, and teaching philosophy and strategies, together with the names and complete contact information of at least three references. Review of the applications will begin January 12, 2015, and will continue until position is filled. Inquiries about this position may be directed to Dr. Alan L. Smith (email:

   California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.


The University of Maine invites applications for the newly established, endowed Edward Sturgis Grew Professorship in Petrology and Mineralogy in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences. This is a full-time tenure-track position with a focus on igneous and/or metamorphic petrology, geochemistry, and mineralogy. We seek a candidate who will complement the existing strengths in the Geodynamics, Crustal Studies, and Earth Rheology research group. The School of Earth and Climate Sciences has a highly interactive research and teaching environment, with staff-supported microprobe and electron microscopy laboratories. For more information on the School, please visit:

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in the discipline or a closely related field by the date of appointment, a strong research and publication record in their field, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching. Postdoctoral experience is strongly preferred but not required. The position is an academic year appointment with preferred starting date of September 1, 2015. Materials must be submitted online at: Review of applications will begin December 15, 2015. Please email with questions about the position.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


The New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, a division of New Mexico Tech in Socorro, New Mexico, is seeking a fulltime manager skilled in project development for its Publications Program. Applicant must have an undergraduate degree in the earth sciences (Bachelor’s required, Masters preferred), experience in writing as well as knowledge of the publishing world, both print and electronic. Position requires supervisory and project development experience, strong writing and editorial skills, and the ability to interpret complex scientific issues for the general public. Must have a demonstrated ability to write and produce both technical and general scientific literature. The bureau is a research and service division of New Mexico Tech and has served as the state’s geological survey since 1927. Position is based on campus in the bureau’s new building open March 2015. Starting salary: $50,960 range, as negotiated. Applicants must apply to New Mexico Tech, Human Resources 801 Leroy Place, Brown Hall Box 056, Socorro, New Mexico 87801.


The State Board of Administration is re-soliciting competitive responses from individuals interested in offering hydrological consulting services to the Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology (Commission). The Request for Qualifications Re-Solicitation is available on the Commission website at The deadline for submitting responses is 2:00 p.m. ET on December 16, 2014. Prior Responses received relating to the initial Request for Qualifications issued on September 10, 2014, will be considered.


UC Riverside Earth Sciences Department seeks a Museum Scientist to conserve, oversee, and utilize departmental research, reference, and teaching collections; manage the museum outreach program, and serve as Lab Safety Officer (LSO) and Departmental Safety Coordinator. The position is 85% time with flexible Monday through Friday hours and will be at starting Museum Scientist level. Candidates seeking external research or outreach funding that may supplement salary while pursuing departmental goals are particularly encouraged to apply. The department, which is rapidly growing in faculty, is within the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, has strong specimen-based research in fault petrology, geochemistry, and paleontology. Such research complements departmental research foci in Organic and Paleoenvironmental Evolution, and Earthquake Processes (see We are looking for individuals with a strong background in specimen-based earth-life history research, familiarity with a broad range of geological materials, and an active interest in Museum Science. The new hire will engage with UCR's Center for Integrative Biological Collections, a rapidly evolving college-wide initiative. A Ph.D. is preferred, along with experience of and/or qualifications in collections management. The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Please visit (Job Number: 20141180601) for more information and to apply for this career position. Applications received by January 16 will receive priority attention.


The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) is seeking candidates for a Groundwater Hydrologist, Assistant Professor, in the School of Natural Resources (SNR). This 12-month, tenure-leading faculty position with a 70% research and 30% extension assignment is a great opportunity for an energetic, motivated individual to lead nationally-recognized research and extension programs by conducting basic and applied research in characterizing and managing groundwater resources – specifically the interactions between landscapes, land uses, agroecosystems, and groundwater resources – including the impacts of climate variability on aquifers, stream flows, and other water resources in Nebraska. Research should develop methodologies that focus on the hydrologic cycle in systems of importance to Nebraska, with emphasis on regional hydrogeology, hydrology, or groundwater-surface water interactions. The faculty member will play a significant role in a team of four faculty members currently being hired to conduct scientific research and to educate students and the public about water resource management issues in Nebraska, especially in water-limited semi-arid regions of the state. For additional information about IANR visit and about SNR visit

Qualifications: Requires a Ph.D. in Geology, Hydrology, or Engineering (earned Ph.D. in place by date of employment). Education and experience in studies of the interactions of groundwater systems and surface hydrology, and experience in investigating the subsurface through both drilling and geophysical methods are preferred.

To view details of the position and make application, go to Search for position #F_140160. Click on “Apply to this job.” Complete the application. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and a statement of research and extension interests included as “other.” Review of applications will begin on December 22, 2014 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.



The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) is seeking candidates for a Watershed Hydrologist, Assistant Professor in either the Department of Biological Systems Engineering (BSE) or the School of Natural Resources (SNR). This 12-month, tenure-leading faculty position with a 40% teaching and 60% research assignment is a great opportunity for an energetic, motivated individual to lead nationally-recognized research and teaching programs by conducting basic and applied research in hydrologic processes and water resources management at multiple scales, with emphasis on understanding water resources within watersheds, especially the water balance in watersheds. Knowledge gained will be used to develop methodologies to manage the interactions of surface water with ground water and/or the atmosphere at the watershed scale in systems of importance to Nebraska. The faculty member will play a significant role in a team of four faculty members currently being hired to conduct scientific research and to educate students and the public about water resource management issues in Nebraska, especially in water-limited semi-arid regions of the state. For additional information about IANR visit; about SNR visit; or about BSE visit

Qualifications: Requires a Ph.D. in Hydrology, Engineering, Geology, or a closely related field (earned Ph.D. in place by date of employment). Education and experience in studies of hydrologic systems is preferred.

To view details of the position and make application, go to Search for position #F_ 140159. Click on “Apply to this job.” Complete the application. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and a statement of research and teaching interests included as “other.” Review of applications will begin on December 22, 2014 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.


The Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for Chair of the Department of Geological Sciences. The Department is composed of 58 faculty whose research focuses on processes in all parts of the Earth system and from deep time to modern day. The Department and two major organized research units, the Bureau of Economic Geology and the Institute for Geophysics, comprise the Jackson School of Geosciences. The Jackson School is ranked 8th in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report 2014.

The Jackson School is home to approximately 650 undergraduate and graduate students, averages over $42 million in external research grants and contracts annually, and has the world’s largest endowment for the geosciences. The Department’s scholarly, research, and teaching activities capitalize on additional strengths within the Jackson School as well as the University’s Colleges of Engineering and Natural Sciences. Significant resources are available to support the mission of the Department of Geological Sciences.

The successful applicant is expected to be a visionary leader who will promote and enhance the department’s research and educational programs. Required qualifications include significant administrative and leadership experience, ability to foster collaboration and build consensus amongst colleagues, and an internationally recognized research reputation. Appointment will be at the level of tenured Full Professor.  

Applications should include a letter describing their qualifications and interest in the position. Applicants should also include a description of relevant experience and accomplishments, CV, and the names and addresses of four references (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission).

Email applications to, 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. Nominations, recommendations, expressions of interest, and inquiries should go to the same address. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2015, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Background check conducted on applicant selected.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Applications are invited for a tenure-track geology position beginning September 2015, pending final administrative approval. Ph.D. in hand or near completion is required. The successful candidate will teach introductory geology, mineralogy, igneous and metamorphic petrology, structural geology, and participate in the department’s field-oriented geology courses in southwestern Montana in May. Potential additional course teaching could include geochemistry and/or environmental geology or other topics depending on the candidate’s background and interests. Candidates are encouraged to develop a research program with undergraduates. Rank is open. 

Calvin College is a Christian college in the Reformed tradition, and all faculty are expected to support the college’s religious commitment and educational mission. Calvin is building a tradition of diversity, and seeks faculty who will contribute to that effort. More information can be obtained at

Applicants should send a resume, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Ralph Stearley, Department of Geology, Geography, and Environmental Studies, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. We will begin reviewing applications starting December 15, 2014.


Change lives. Teach science.

Learn to teach Earth and Space science with the American Museum of Natural History in New York City!

+ Apply for a FULLY PAID fellowship in a program that prepares you to teach Earth science in middle and high schools in New York City and New York State.

+ Learn to teach in museum and school settings with the support of teacher education faculty and experienced residency school mentors.

+ Benefit from the Museum’s world-class collections and laboratories as you study and conduct research with renowned scientists.

+ Share your passion for science and learning by teaching in high-needs schools after graduation with continued professional and financial support.

The Master of Arts in Teaching Urban Residency Program at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City invites you to change lives and make a difference by teaching science! We are seeking students from diverse life and career experiences, including recent college graduates, veterans, volunteer corp participants, and career changers. Apply now online to start your new life inspiring the next generation of scientists.

Join us for an informational webinar or open house at the Museum! Details at

With deepest appreciation, the Museum acknowledges Kathryn W. Davis for her generous founding support. The MAT program is also supported by the New York State Education Department and by the National Science Foundation under Grant numbers DRL-1119444 and DUE-1340006. Additional support has been provided by the Booth Ferris Foundation.

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The University of Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track position in Geophysics at the rank of Assistant Professor. The school has a strong seismic program and is looking for a faculty member to broaden the scope of the program in non-seismic methods. We seek a dynamic colleague who will teach and supervise students at all levels, while conducting an independent, externally funded research program in his/her field of expertise.

The candidate should hold a Ph.D., have a demonstrated research record, and an interest in teaching undergraduates and mentoring graduate students. Potential areas of interest include gravity, magnetics, electromagnetics, and GPS applied to crustal processes. Salary, benefits, and start-up funds will be competitive and commensurate with experience. The ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics has a large, vibrant faculty with a broad range of research activities and strong ties to the petroleum industry. The student body currently includes 182 undergraduates and 110 MS and Ph.D. students. The Mewbourne College of Earth & Energy possesses extensive software and computing labs with PC and Linux platforms networked to our own dedicated cluster within the OU supercomputer center (OSCER). The College hosts numerous industrial consortia, a research institute focused on seismic monitoring, and a field campus in Colorado for field courses in geology and geophysics. The geophysics group conducts active research projects that are funded by industry as well as by U.S. and foreign government agencies and institutes. The College maintains a comprehensive pool of geophysical equipment including GPR, seismic (active and passive), magnetic, and gravity instruments as well as extensive rock physics characterization laboratories. Through collaboration with industry, we have a suite of 3D seismic and microseismic data volumes that are used for teaching, algorithm calibration, seismic geomorphological analysis, crustal imaging, and a range of open source software for lithospheric-scale research. Information about the School and College, the facilities and the entities that it houses can be found at http:/

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014, and on-campus interviews will start early in 2015. The search will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated starting date is August 15, 2015. Applicants are requested to submit a complete vita/resume, statement of research and teaching interests, and a list of five references who can be contacted, including phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and mailing addresses. Questions or information requests may be addressed to Chair of the Geophysics Search Committee, at (405) 325-3253, or Applications and nominations should be addressed to Geophysics Search Committee, University of Oklahoma, Sarkeys Energy Center, 100 E. Boyd Street, Room 710, Norman, OK  73019-1008.

The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


The Department of Earth and Space Sciences at Lamar University is seeking a faculty member to join our department. The applicant must be qualified to teach and conduct research in stratigraphy and sedimentology, as well as teach geomorphology. The candidate will also be expected to lead annual field camps. The tenure-track position is at the Assistant level. The department has been growing in its number of baccalaureate majors and also serves a substantial general education teaching mission for other disciplines.

A Ph.D. in geology with a specialization in stratigraphy and sedimentology is required, along with qualifications supporting appointment at the level of Assistant Professor at Lamar University. Applicants must have a record of, or at least a demonstrated potential for, teaching, research, external funding, and publication. The candidate is expected to develop a vigorous externally funded research program. Ties with industry, federal, and State agencies is also desirable. Field experience, excellent inter-personal and communication skills, and the ability to teach courses in geology at all levels are also required. Salary and start up package will be commensurate with education and experience.

Submit letter of application, resume, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts covering all academic work to the following address: Please reference position number #499699.

If letters of recommendation cannot be uploaded to the application, please send them to: Lamar University, Human Resources Office, P.O. Box 11127, Beaumont, TX 77710.


This highly competitive fellowship is open to candidates who have obtained a Ph.D. in any field within Earth and environmental sciences.

The Department seeks qualified applicants who are interested in collaborating with one or more faculty members. Applicants are encouraged to contact prospective faculty host(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss areas of common interest and to develop innovative research proposals.

Turner Postdoctoral Fellows receive an annual salary of $55,000, discretionary research funds of $5,000 per year, and a generous benefits package. The fellowship is awarded for a one-year period, with an anticipated extension for a second year.

Application: Applicants must have a Ph.D. To apply please go to: Complete the online application, including the names and addresses of at least three references, and upload (as a single PDF) the required application documents, which should include a curriculum vitae and a research proposal (5 pages maximum excluding references).

Deadline: Applications and reference letters for the 2015 competition are due January 15, 2015.

Inquiries should be sent to Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.



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 fill one position to plan, coordinate, and conduct basic and applied research related to bedrock geology and industrial minerals. Characterize sedimentary rocks with a focus on the lithostratigraphy and sequence stratigraphy utilizing sedimentology, biostratigraphy, chemostratigraphy, and bedrock geologic mapping. Serve as principal investigator, lead research and projects, and perform tasks in that capacity, including management and production of projects, grants, contract reports and other deliverables. Master’s degree in sedimentology-stratigraphy or related discipline. Ph.D. is highly preferred. A minimum of 5 years related industry and/or research experience post master’s degree. Research experience in sedimentology-stratigraphy (both carbonates and silicilastics) including lithostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy, chemostratigraphy, and other related field as applied to stratigraphic correlation and basin analysis. The successful individual’s qualifications will determine the level to which he/she is appointed.

Applications must be received by January 9, 2015.  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 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 or 217-244-2401.

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