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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS RE-SOLICITATION - STATE BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION OF FLORIDA

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 www.sbafla.com/methodology. 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.

MUSEUM SCIENTIST

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 http://earthscience.ucr.edu/). 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 http://jobs.ucr.edu/ (Job Number: 20141180601) for more information and to apply for this career position. Applications received by January 16 will receive priority attention.

WATERSHED HYDROLOGIST - UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN

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 www.ianrhome.unl.edu; about SNR visit www.snr.unl.edu; or about BSE visit www.bse.unl.edu.

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 http://employment.unl.edu. 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.

GROUNDWATER HYDROLOGIST - UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN

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 www.ianrhome.unl.edu and about SNR visit www.snr.unl.edu.

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 http://employment.unl.edu. 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 TEXAS AT AUSTIN - DEPARTMENT CHAIR - GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES

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 jsgchair@jsg.utexas.edu, 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.

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING PROGRAM AT THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

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 amnh.org/mat

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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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN GEOPHYSICS - CONOCOPHILLIPS SCHOOL OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS - MEWBOURNE COLLEGE OF EARTH & ENERGY - UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA

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:/geology.ou.edu.

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 ougeophysicssearchchair@ou.edu. 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.

CALVIN COLLEGE - DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

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 http://www.calvin.edu/admin/provost/.

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.

LAMAR UNIVERSITY

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: https://jobs.lamar.edu. 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.

TURNER POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP - UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

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: http://www.earth.lsa.umich.edu/turner2015/newapplicant. 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 Michigan-Earth-Search@umich.edu. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

 

FACULTY POSITION IN CRYOSPHERIC SCIENCE AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY

We invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Geophysics in the broadly defined field of cryospheric science. The appointment will be at the junior level (Assistant or untenured Associate Professor). We are most interested in scientists addressing the dynamics of the cryosphere through geophysical observations and/or theoretical/computational models. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, polar ice sheets, permafrost, mountain glaciers, sea level rise, ice/ocean or ice/atmosphere interactions, and climate system feedbacks.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a world-class independent program of research, have a strong commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and initiate and sustain research collaborations across disciplines. A doctorate is required at the time of appointment.

How to Apply: Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, a statement of research and teaching interests, three recently-published representative papers, and the names and email addresses of three individuals from whom the search committee can request letters of reference. Please apply online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4981. Review of applications will commence December 1, 2014. The position will remain open until filled. Questions related to your submission may be directed to csaplar@stanford.edu.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4981.

ASSOCIATE SEDIMENTOLOGIST OR SEDIMENTOLOGIST (DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS) - ILLINOIS STATE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY - PRAIRIE RESEARCH INSTITUTE - UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

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 https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board 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 lwalston@illinois.edu or 217-244-2401.

The University of Illinois is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled http://inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu/.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GEOSCIENCES - HAMILTON COLLEGE

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 http://apply.interfolio.com/25839. Review of applications will begin on December 5, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. 

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