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Search extended. The Indiana Geological Survey, a research institute of Indiana University, seeks applications for a research geologist/stratigrapher to perform geologic mapping and basic and applied research related to the bedrock stratigraphy of the State of Indiana. Significant duties include participation in the USGS-sponsored STATEMAP projects. Masters degree (Ph. D preferred), publications record, and 3 years’ experience required. Salary range $50-60 K with ample University benefits package. Complete job posting is on the IGS Website ( Application deadline is April 30, 2015. Starting date negotiable but after July 1, 2015.


The University of Kentucky seeks a Ph.D.-level geoscientist to serve as the Director of the Kentucky Geological Survey in Lexington, Kentucky and the 13th State Geologist of Kentucky. KGS is a research and public service organization with strong programs in energy, water resources, geologic mapping, and geologic hazards. Its location at Kentucky’s flagship university provides a vibrant environment for research collaboration. The Director reports to the UK Vice President for Research. If qualified, the successful candidate can hold a joint appointment as faculty member in Earth and Environmental Sciences. KGS enjoys an excellent reputation within the University, among state agencies it supports, the Kentucky Legislature, and with practicing geologists in the state.

For more information about the position go to: To apply for this position (requisition # RE00309), submit a UK application online at: Contact HR/Employment for questions at: (859) 257-9555, selection 2. Application deadline is April 30, 2015, but may be extended as needed.

The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities and women.



Arkansas Tech University, a state-supported, primarily undergraduate institution of 12,000 students, invites applications for a 9-month academic year, tenure-track position to teach a full-time load of twelve credit hours per semester to begin August 2015. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. (or ABD) in geology or related field and a demonstrated ability to teach Mineralogy, Petrology, introductory geology courses and courses in the applicant's specialty. Applicants from any specialty area will be considered.  The successful candidate should demonstrate excellence in teaching, the ability to develop a vibrant research program and provide service to the University and community. The ATU Geology Program has approximately 50 undergraduate majors and is located within one hour of world-class field opportunities in the Ouachitas and Ozarks. Send letter of application addressing evidence of excellence in teaching, service and scholarship, including curriculum vita, official transcripts, teaching philosophy, reference letters from three sources and a description of research interests and goals that involve undergraduates to Dr. Jeff Robertson, Dean of the College of Natural & Health Sciences, ( Closing date for accepting applications is March 2, 2015.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Arkansas Tech University is an AA/EOE employer committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.


The Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking applicants for Executive Director to provide leadership ensuring the Institute’s position as a premier natural and cultural research and service organization. The Institute houses five large scientific surveys covering a wide range of expertise including biology, water resources, climate, geology, sustainable technology and archaeology. The Executive Director reports to the Vice Chancellor for Research.

The Prairie Research Institute executes coordinated research agendas across the disciplines of the five surveys which are responsive to current and emerging societal needs around the world with strong foci in the Midwest and State of Illinois. The Institute receives base funding from the State of Illinois and is charged by statute to provide scientific support to Illinois governments and businesses. More than 1,000 scientists and staff work in 75 locations across Illinois, pursuing both basic and applied research projects. FY14 expenditures (including externally funded research expenditures) totaled nearly $78 million. Learn more at

Ph.D. or equivalent in a science, engineering or other field relevant to the mission and goals of the Institute and significant administrative experience in bringing science to bear on public policy decisions required. The Institute is part of the flagship University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign--a world leader in research, teaching, entrepreneurship and public engagement—and is located in a micro-urban community that combines cultural vibrancy with affordability and quality of life. Urbana-Champaign is centrally located between Chicago, St. Louis and Indianapolis:

For full position announcement and application requirements, please visit: to complete an online profile by 4/15/2015.

The U of I is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled -


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