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THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO - DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES - ENDOWED DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORSHIP IN HYDROGEOLOGY

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) seeks applications from senior scholars in the field of Hydrology to fill a tenured position at the Professor or Associate Professor level, subject to qualifications, to begin fall 2015 in the Department of Geological Sciences. The successful candidate will be awarded the Dr. Weldon W. Hammond, Jr. Endowed Distinguished Professorship in Hydrogeology. Read more about the endowed chair at http://www.utsa.edu/geosci/pdf/wwh_endowment_brief.pdf. Information on the geoscience program and details on what to include in an application can be viewed at http://www.utsa.edu/geosci/positions.html. Review of completed applications will begin March 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. UTSA is an AA/EEO employer.

MUSEUM SCIENTIST 1

The New York State Museum anticipates filling a position of Museum Scientist 1, an entry-level scientific position. Under the direction of the Museum Scientist 3, the Museum Scientist 1 will conduct geological mapping and field investigations in support of the Museum’s geologic mapping program, perform and disseminate related research, and contribute to exhibition, public, and educational programming.

Details and application instructions can be found at: http://www.oms.nysed.gov/hr/flyers/OCE_906_28118.htm.

EDUCATION SPECIALIST - CENTER FOR GEOSCIENCE AND SOCIETY - AMERICAN GEOSCIENCES INSTITUTE

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is seeking an experienced education professional for the position of Education Specialist in our new Center for Geoscience and Society (Center) for a two year initial period, with the possibility of continuation. The work of the Education Specialist will be varied, emergent, and evolving. Initially the position will focus on developing and delivering teacher professional development sessions to varied K-12 audiences, developing and reviewing curriculum materials, and generating innovative approaches to promoting Earth and space science (geoscience) awareness across all sectors of society. The Education Specialist will report to the Center Director, but will function with a high degree of independence, calling for initiative, creativity, flexibility, and organization. AGI’s work involves extensive collaboration with other societies, government agencies, and professional associations. Strong candidates for this position will have teaching and/or academic background in K-12 science, with preference for a focus in geoscience fields and/or integrated science. Applicants for this position should highlight specific credentials, experience, and/or former employment related to curriculum, instruction (including uses of technology), geoscience, STEM education, and teacher professional development. These may include, but are not limited to employment as a K-12 teacher, experience designing curriculum, advanced academic study, formal professional development opportunities (as a participant and/or facilitator), active engagement with related professional associations, and so on. The position will be located at the Alexandria office of AGI, with possible part-time telecommuting options and some paid travel required.

To apply please send a complete professional resume with a cover letter making clear the connections between your experience and the position as described above to: Ed Robeck, Director, Center for Geoscience and Society, American Geosciences Institute, 4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302 or apply via e-mail to ecrobeck@agiweb.org (please include the subject line: "Education Specialist Application").

AGI was founded in 1948, under a directive of the National Academy of Sciences, as a network of associations representing geoscientists with a diverse array of skills and knowledge of our planet. The Institute provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in our profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society’s use of resources, resilience to natural hazards, and the health of the environment. See: www.americangeosciences.org.

The American Geosciences Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES - BALL STATE UNIVERSITY - MUNCIE, INDIANA

Tenure-track faculty position available August 21, 2015, with specialization in one of the following areas: sedimentology, economic geology, or tectonics. Responsibilities: teach introductory geology, an introductory mineralogy course for Geology, Earth-Science, and Earth/Space Science Teaching majors and advanced coursework in specialty area; perform and advise scholarly research, develop external funding and publishing in appropriate refereed outlets; participate in service functions of the department. Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in geology or closely related field by August 1, 2015; appropriate background to teach introductory geology and mineralogy courses as well as courses in at least one of the specializations identified above. Preferred qualifications: college teaching and/or professional experience; research demonstrating potential for extramural funding; record of effective interaction with students and faculty on individual projects and research. For more information, please go to www.bsu.edu/hrs/jobpostings.

The Department of Geological Sciences seeks to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. Ball State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR – GEOTHERMAL - SPECIALIST (TENURE-TRACK)

The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks applicants with expertise in geothermal energy research. Nevada is one of the most exciting regions in the world to do research in the geosciences and one of the best in the U.S. for the study of geothermal resources.

Position Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of this position will be to develop broad programs in research and education in the field of geothermal energy while serving as Director of the Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy. The applicant is expected to conduct a nationally competitive research program that will include innovative approaches to understanding the complexities of fluid flow in the crust with a concentration on Nevada and the surrounding Great Basin region. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the development of datasets and reports on Nevada’s geothermal resources, maintain geothermal databases as part of NGDS (National Geothermal Data System), and provide state resource assessments. Education will include teaching courses in geothermal related topics in the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering (DGSE), supervising graduate students, and contributing to developing a geothermal curriculum. Research and educational efforts will involve multi-departmental and multi-institutional efforts, with scientists from academia, industry, other institutions, and government labs. The successful candidate will be asked to communicate effectively with the public and community leaders regarding the geothermal resources of Nevada.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctorate in geology, geologic engineering, geophysics, or a related geoscience field by the time of hire and a demonstrated record of research on topics related to geothermal energy as indicated by dissertation research, industry experience, and/or peer-reviewed publications. The successful candidate must have at least 5 years of postdoctoral experience (either in industry or academia) in geothermal research in such areas as rock mechanics, 3D modeling, geophysical techniques, reservoir engineering, and/or geochemistry. Excellent communication skills, as demonstrated in written application materials; commitment to public service; potential for, or established record of publications; and ability to attract funding are essential. The successful candidate must also have demonstrated ability to develop/coordinate programs and work in teams to accomplish major goals.

Because the individuals will be competing for funding from a variety of sources, including industry and federal agencies, for fundamental and applied geoscience research (e.g., NSF, DOE, and USGS), preference will be given to candidates who explain achievable plans for funded research on Nevada-focused topics in geothermal energy in their letters of interest. In addition, preference will be given to candidates who understand NBMG’s role as the state geological survey of Nevada, especially to those who can articulate a plan of how NBMG can better serve stakeholders (citizens, government, and industry) on issues related to geothermal resources.

Salary and Date of Appointment: The position will be a tenure-track faculty appointment at the associate professor level with an academic-year base salary that is competitive with other research universities. Starting date will be July 1, 2015 or shortly thereafter, depending on availability of the successful candidate.

Application: Please submit a letter expressing your interest in the position, research plans; names, e-mail, postal addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references; a complete vita; and electronic copies of up to three of your publications to https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/16685. Application deadline is March 1, 2015. For further information about NBMG, please consult our website (http://www.nbmg.unr.edu).

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation. The University of Nevada employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

RESEARCH GEOLOGIST/STRATIGRAPHER - INDIANA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

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 (igs.indiana.edu). Application deadline is March 5, 2015, with an anticipated starting date of July 1, 2015.

SURVEY DIRECTOR AND STATE GEOLOGIST - WISCONSIN GEOLOGICAL AND NATURAL HISTORY SURVEY - UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EXTENSION

Madison, Wisconsin, is home to the State Capitol, the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System, and the Wisconsin Geological Survey. Surrounded by lakes, our bike-friendly college town is a vibrant hub of art, music, local foods, and outdoor activities. Our city consistently ranks as a top place to live, work, and play.

The University of Wisconsin–Extension (an EEO/AA employer) is seeking a PhD-level geoscientist to serve as Survey Director and State Geologist. The Survey employs 26 professionals and has an average annual budget of $2 million dollars.  Our academic atmosphere, focus on research and outreach, and compact size set the WGNHS apart from most geological research organizations. A complete position description is available at: http://WisconsinGeologicalSurvey.org/jobs. Application deadline: March 3, 2015.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - NEOTECTONICS (TENURE-TRACK)

The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks applicants with expertise in neotectonics and Quaternary geology. Nevada is one of the most exciting regions in the world to conduct research in the geosciences, particularly in the fields of neotectonics and geologic hazards.

Position Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of this position will be to develop programs in research and education in the field of neotectonics with emphasis on paleoseismic and earthquake hazard research in Nevada and the surrounding region. Research will focus on landscape evolution primarily as it relates to Quaternary faulting, utilizing innovative approaches, such as LiDAR, to conduct detailed geologic mapping and dating of Quaternary units and surfaces. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the development of datasets and reports on Nevada’s Quaternary faults and seismic activity, including periodic assessments and syntheses of hazards facing its major cities and infrastructure. Education will include teaching courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise, such as neotectonics, geologic hazards, and Quaternary geology in the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering and supervising graduate students. Research and educational efforts will involve integrated multi-departmental (e.g. Nevada Seismological Laboratory) and multi-institutional efforts, with scientists from academia, industry, other institutions, and government labs. The successful candidate will be asked to communicate effectively with the public and community leaders regarding natural hazards in Nevada and coordinate mitigation and response efforts with local and federal emergency management agencies.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctorate in geology or a related geoscience field by the time of hire and a demonstrated record of research on topics related to neotectonics as indicated by dissertation research, industry experience, and/or peer-reviewed publications. Excellent communication skills, as demonstrated in written application materials; commitment to public service; potential for, or established record of publications; and ability to attract funding are essential. The successful candidate must also have the ability to develop and coordinate programs and work in teams to accomplish major goals.

Preference will be given to candidates with academic or industry experience in neotectonics. Expertise in paleoseismology (e.g. trenching), surficial processes, Quaternary dating techniques, LiDAR, and/or InSAR will be valued. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated research productivity with publications in peer-reviewed literature. The successful candidate will compete for funding from a variety of sources, including federal agencies interested in fundamental and applied geoscience research (e.g., NSF, USGS, Department of Energy, and Bureau of Land Management) and industry. Therefore, preference will be given to candidates who explain achievable plans for funded research on Nevada-focused topics in neotectonics in their letters of interest. In addition, preference will be given to candidates who understand the role of NBMG as the state geological survey of Nevada and can articulate how NBMG can better serve stakeholders (citizens, government, and industry) on issues related to geologic hazards.

Salary and Date of Appointment: The position will be a tenure-track faculty appointment at the assistant professor level with an academic-year base salary that is competitive with other research universities. Starting date will be July 1, 2015 or shortly thereafter, depending on availability of the successful candidate.

To apply, please visit: https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/16813. Please submit a letter expressing your interest in the position and research plans; names, e-mail addresses, postal addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references; a complete curriculum vitae; and electronic copies of up to three of your publications to http://jobs.unr.edu/. Application deadline is March 10, 2015. For further information about NBMG, please consult our website (http://www.nbmg.unr.edu).

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation. The University of Nevada employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

FACULTY OF SCIENCE - EARTH AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES - TENURED OR TENURE-TRACK POSITION IN STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY OR -ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY

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: http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A107924023/.

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.

 

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY - DEPARTMENT OF EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES - TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN STABLE ISOTOPE GEOCHEMISTRY/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY

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: http://apply.interfolio.com/27039. 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: www.as.uky.edu/ees and www.uky.edu.

 

NEW MEXICO BUREAU OF GEOLOGY

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.

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.