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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.


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: Review of applications will commence December 1, 2014. The position will remain open until filled. Questions related to your submission may be directed to

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.

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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 Geology Department and Honors College at Grand Valley State University invite applications for a tenure-track position to beginning in the fall 2015. For more information about the responsibilities of the position, please visit A Ph.D. in geoscience with demonstrated interest/experience in trans-disciplinary education is required.

Apply online at Attach a letter of application, vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and the names and contact information of at least three references familiar with your teaching and/or research potential. Review of applications to begin November 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Contact Peter Wampler in Geology ( or Craig Benjamin in Honors ( or with any questions. The Geology Department website may be found at and the Honors College website at www.gvsu.honors. Grand Valley is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.


The University of Houston-Downtown invites applications for a tenure track position in the Department of Natural Sciences, beginning August 2015. We are seeking a broadly-trained candidate with a preferred specialization in sedimentology, stratigraphy, and/or paleontology, and with a dedication to outstanding teaching and scholarship. The successful candidate will:

•    Develop a vibrant field-based, externally-funded undergraduate research program.
•    Develop upper-level courses that support the growth of UHD’s new B.S. in Geosciences degree program.
•    Foster collaborative relationships with Houston’s petroleum industry.
•    Teach/co-teach Field Geology during the summers.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

Review of applications will begin October 24, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application package should include:
•    A letter of application addressing the requirements listed above.
•    A current curriculum vita.
•    Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
•    A statement of teaching philosophy and experience.
•    A statement of research interests and objectives, including a discussion of how the proposed research program will incorporate undergraduate students.
•    Three (3) letters of recommendation.

To be considered an applicant for this position please attach with your online application a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and unofficial transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement of research interests and objectives, including a discussion of how the proposed research program will incorporate undergraduate students at

Please send three letters of reference directly to:

·                     Andrea Guillory, DBA II, Natural Sciences
One Main Street, Suite N-813, Houston, TX. 77002.

Founded in 1974, the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is an urban university with nearly 14,000 students and more than 30,000 alumni. Located in Houston’s central business district, UHD offers baccalaureate degrees in 44 areas, along with seven master’s degree programs.

UHD is one of the most ethnically diverse institutions in the nation. It is ranked 33rd and 37th in the nation for graduating Hispanic and African-American students, respectively, with bachelor’s degrees and is a federally qualified Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and a Minority Serving Institution (MSI). UHD is a Carnegie-classified engaged university committed to civic engagement and is on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. In 2012,UHD was the only public university in the state to have received the President’s Honor Roll with distinction.

The University’s student body accurately reflects the Greater Houston Area’s wealth of cultures, languages and nationalities. Through its academic programs,UHD engages with this diverse community to address the needs and advance the development of the region. The University is also dedicated to integrating teaching, service and research to prepare students for success in a dynamic global society.

UHD is the second largest, four-year, public university in Houston and is a separate university within the University of Houston System. AA/EOE.


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 Geolgy 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 November 21, 2014.

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. AA/EOE


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


The University of Arkansas is a nationally competitive student-centered research university with a RU/VH Carnegie Classification. It is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas system. The Department of Geosciences offers bachelors and masters degrees in geology and geography, and a doctoral degree in Geosciences. It also participates in two interdisciplinary graduate programs, Space and Planetary Sciences and Environmental Dynamics.

Fayetteville, nestled in the Ozarks of Northwest Arkansas, is part of a metropolitan area of about 500,000 people that retains its small, college-town atmosphere. The area is a rapidly growing metropolis spurred by opportunities with national companies including Wal-Mart, Tyson, Inc., and J.B. Hunt. The quality of life is high and it’s a great place to work, play, and raise a family.

Closing Date:    11/03/2015 4:30 p.m. (or until position filled) 

Description: The Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville invites applications for a 9-month appointment as a tenure-track assistant professor with an anticipated start date of August 2015. We are seeking an outstanding individual in the broad areas of basin analysis and/or upper crustal/brittle structural geology. Additional knowledge of subsurface reservoir characterization techniques, such as 3D seismic interpretation, geochemistry, or digital well log analysis is considered favorable for this position. The specific research focus has some flexibility, depending upon comparative strengths of the applicants. Applicants must demonstrate ability and commitment to develop an independent externally funded research program as well as the potential for collaboration and synergism with ongoing research in the Department of Geosciences ( The successful applicant will be an integrated scholar capable of meeting departmental goals in independent research, advising graduate-research, and teaching--and will have a strong commitment to teaching at all levels. Teaching expectations include advanced courses in sedimentary basin analysis, upper division courses in the area of the applicant’s expertise, and participation in the required summer field course in Montana. All Ph.D. requirements must be completed at the time of the appointment. 

Where To Apply? Review of applications will begin November 4, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, brief statements of research and teaching interests, and the names, addresses, and contact information for at least three professional references. Electronic submission (preferred) to or Dr. Christopher Liner, Basin/Structure Search Committee Chair, 216 Ozark Hall, Fayetteville, AR 72701.

The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/EOE institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty and staff. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially individuals who contribute to diversity of our campus community. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.


The Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin seeks an Associate Dean for Research to enhance and promote the school’s overall research excellence, including multi- and interdisciplinary research and collaboration across the school. The position is at least a half time. The rest of the appointment will be as faculty, research faculty, or research scientist, depending on the applicant’s interests and qualifications.

The Jackson School of Geosciences is among the most established and well-regarded geoscience programs in the world. The school includes the University’s Department of Geological Sciences, one of the country’s oldest geoscience departments, and two world-renowned research units, the Institute for Geophysics and the Bureau of Economic Geology. The school is home to the world’s largest academic geoscience community with 58 faculty, 150 research staff, and one of the largest combined graduate and undergraduate enrollments of any major geoscience program.

The Associate Dean for Research assists faculty and research scientists in planning and securing resources for large collaborative research initiatives and in evaluating and implementing research activities to advance excellence. The Associate Dean must be familiar with a wide range of research activities across the school and be able to serve as a school representative internally and externally. Duties include giving presentations on Jackson School research, organizing meetings with external stakeholders, and actively participating in institutional planning.

Candidates must have a Ph.D in geoscience and at least 10 years of relevant academic research experience. Other qualifications include:

  •                      Exceptional research reputation and publication record with demonstrated ability of obtaining significant levels of research funding;
  •                      Experience in influencing change within a diverse academic organization;
  •                      Demonstrated capacity to promote and contribute to the school’s strategic research direction;
  •                      Familiarity with a wide range of current geoscience research and ability learn new fields.
  •                      Comprehensive knowledge of funding opportunities in the geosciences, including federal, foundation and industry support;
  •                      Ability to build relationships and contacts internally and externally; and
  •                      Demonstrated ethical behavior, professionalism, leadership, interpersonal skills and management abilities.              

Applications should include a letter describing their qualifications and interest in the position.  Applicants should also include a description of relevant experience and accomplishments, curriculum vitae, 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.

Review of applications will begin Sept. 30, 2014, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 Rules)



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.