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TRINITY UNIVERSITY - IMOGENE AND HAROLD HERNDON PROFESSORSHIP IN GEOSCIENCES

The Department of Geosciences at Trinity University invites applications for the Imogene and Harold Herndon Professorship in Geosciences. Appointment to this endowed position is at the rank of Professor with tenure. A Ph.D. in Geosciences or a closely aligned field is required. The position includes a reduced teaching load and a yearly discretionary budget.

We seek candidates whose research program is widely recognized, externally funded, and provides opportunities for meaningful involvement of undergraduates. Demonstrated dedication to and success in undergraduate education are required. The successful candidate will teach introductory geosciences courses, at least one upper-level course related to environmental geoscience, and other contributions to department and university core curricula. We are open to a wide range of research specialties, including but not limited to hydrogeology, aqueous geochemistry, soil science, climate science, and oceanography. 

Trinity University (http://www.trinity.edu), founded in 1869, is an independent, coeducational, selective, primarily undergraduate institution with high-quality science, liberal arts, and pre-professional programs. Trinity is among the national leaders in percentage of graduates who earn doctorates in the sciences. Undergraduate enrollment is about 2,500, with students from all areas of the U.S. and many foreign countries. The attractive campus overlooks downtown San Antonio, the 7th largest city in the U.S., which is rich in heritage and ethnic diversity. The Geosciences Department is housed in the Center for Sciences and Innovation (http://www.trinity.edu/csi). The department has granted degrees in the geosciences for over 50 years and is a member of the Keck Geology Consortium. Further information about the department and this search can be found at http://www.trinity.edu/departments/geosciences/.

Applications or letters of nomination should be sent to herndonsearch@trinity.edu. Complete applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a detailed statement of undergraduate teaching experience and philosophy, documentation and/or evaluations of teaching effectiveness, a description of research plans, and the names and contact information of four professional references. Review of completed applications will begin on December 1, 2016. Questions about the search can be directed to Dr. Glenn Kroeger [gkroeger@trinity.edu]. Minority and women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Trinity University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - MARINE/COASTAL GEOLOGY/GEOCHEMISTRY - COLBY COLLEGE - WATERVILLE, MAINE

The Colby College Department of Geology invites applications for a tenure-track position in marine geology/geochemistry at the level of Assistant Professor to begin September 1, 2017. This position is part of a cluster hire in support of Colby's new Environmental Science initiative. Colby requires strong, innovative teaching at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum and an active research program involving undergraduate collaborators. Ideal candidates for this position also will: (1) teach a 200-level, low-temperature-geochemistry or biogeochemistry course in addition to other courses in the Geology Department; (2) present ambitious research plans focusing on the marine/coastal record of environmental change over 100–1,000,000-year timescales; and (3) strengthen collaborations between Colby College and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences on the coast of Maine (www.bigelow.org). There also are opportunities for collaborations with scientists at Colby and other nearby institutions including the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, Bowdoin College, and Bates College. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. The search committee is especially interested in candidates with diverse perspectives and backgrounds, and candidates who have a record of success advising and mentoring individuals from groups under-represented in higher education.

Tenure-track faculty at Colby receive competitive startup packages and are eligible for a pre-tenure sabbatical. Female U.S. citizens are eligible for a Clare Booth Luce Endowed Chair that provides additional research funding throughout their pre-tenure probationary period. Colby faculty are afforded professional travel funding, and can apply for divisional research grants and summer research-assistant funding on a competitive basis. More information about the resources and instrumentation available at Colby and collaborating institutions can be found at: http://www.colby.edu/geologydept and http://www.colby.edu/environmentalstudies.

Complete applications will include a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, three letters of recommendation, and reprints of recent journal articles. Please submit all materials via Interfolio at: apply.interfolio.com/37632. Applications received by November 30, 2016 will receive full consideration, but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Inquiries may also be directed to Marinegeo@colby.edu.

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN IGNEOUS OR METAMORPHIC PROCESSES AND ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN SEDIMENTOLOGY/STRATIGRAPHY (2 POSITIONS) - DEPT. OF EARCH SCIENCES - COLLEGE OF LETTERS AND SCIENCES - MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY

The Department of Earth Sciences at Montana State University (http://www.montana.edu/earthsciences/) invites applications for two Assistant Professor positions:

Assistant Professor in Igneous or Metamorphic Processes. We seek an active teacher and researcher in the one of the areas of igneous or metamorphic petrology with a strength in field-based petrologic research. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower division Earth System Science, undergraduate Earth Materials, Mineralogy, and Igneous or Metamorphic Petrology, and upper-division/graduate courses in their specialty area and contribute to doctoral training.

2) Assistant Professor in Sedimentology/Stratigraphy. We seek an active teacher and researcher in the broad are of sedimentology who can contribute to our geoscience program inareas of sedimentary systems, basin analysis, or tectonostratigraphy. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower division Earth System Science, undergraduate Sedimentology/Stratigraphy, and upper-division/graduate courses in their speciality area and contribute to doctoral training.

We seek people who can contribute to interdisciplinary research initiatives, has demonstrated empirical and analytical skills, and is eager to build a nationally competitive research and teaching program that supports undergraduate/graduate education. The Department strives to maintain a rich and diverse faculty group, and women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

For complete job announcements and application procedures, click on: 1) https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/6057 (Igneous or Metamorphic Processes) or 2) https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/6236 (Sedimentology/Stratigraphy). Applications must be submitted electronically through this link, and should include: Cover Letter addressing each of the required and preferred qualifications, Curriculum Vitae, teaching statement and research statement. Screening of applications will begin on October 14, 2016; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established. The start date for this appointment is August 16, 2017.

Equal Opportunity Employer, Veterans/Disabled.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY - (GEOCHEMISTRY/ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES)

Arkansas Tech University is seeking a broadly trained aqueous or environmental geochemist to fill an interdisciplinary, tenure-track, full-time 9-month position teaching in both the Geology program and the new Environmental Science program.

Required qualifications:

Ph.D. (or ABD) in geology or a related field

Ability to teach Physical Geology, Environmental Science, and low-temperature Geochemistry

Ability to develop a sustainable research program involving undergraduate students

Preferred qualifications:

Commitment to continuous improvement in teaching

Interest in growing the Environmental Science program

Strong field experiences

Ability to teach introductory chemistry courses.

Application details at https://atu.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=82. AA/EOE.

ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE MINERALOGIST - ILLINOIS STATE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, PRAIRIE RESEARCH INSTITUTE

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Illinois State Geological Survey (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 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. ISGS is seeking an individual to direct and manage the clay mineralogy, XRD, XRF and other material characterization laboratories, and design, initiate, and complete investigations related to clay mineralogy and mineral resources research. Assistant-level position requires a minimum of bachelor's degree (master’s preferred) in geology, chemistry, or related discipline. Associate-level position requires a minimum of a master’s degree (PhD preferred). Four years of related mineralogical industry, academic, or research experience required. Applications must be received by October 14, 2016. For more information and instructions on how to apply please visit https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board. Additional information may be obtained by e-mailing Lori Walston-Vonderharr, Human Resources, Prairie Research Institute, at lwalston@illinois.edu. The University, which conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer, is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

PALEONTOLOGY

The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in paleontology. Areas of interest include marine micropaleontology, marine invertebrate paleontology, paleoecology, paleoclimatology and biostratigraphy. Successful applicants are expected to develop and maintain a vigorous, externally funded research program and demonstrate a commitment to exceptional undergraduate and graduate teaching through effective pedagogical techniques. We are a collaborative, broad-based Department within the College of Geosciences, which includes the Departments of Oceanography, Atmospheric Science, Geography, Texas Sea Grant, the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG), and the International Ocean Discovery Program. Opportunities for collaboration also exist within the Faculty of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, which brings together faculty interested in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from across the campus.PALEONTOLOGY

Interested candidates should submit electronic versions of a curriculum vita, statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, the names and addresses of at least three references and up to four reprints to https://apply.interfolio.com/36752 . Screening of applications will begin October 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. A Ph.D. is required at the time of employment.

Texas A&M University, a land-, sea-, and space-grant university, is located in a metropolitan area with a dynamic and international community of 255,000 people. Texas A&M University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and student body and compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented ethnic groups, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Texas A&M University also has a policy to address the needs of dual-career partners (https://advance.tamu.edu/dual-career-program-information/).

DIRECTOR OF THE BERG-HUGHES CENTER FOR PETROLEUM AND SEDIMENTARY SYSTEMS

The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Texas A&M University invites applications for the position of Director of the Berg-Hughes Center for Petroleum and Sedimentary Systems. The Berg-Hughes Center integrates geosciences, engineering and other disciplines to collaborate with industry and others to advance research and education in petroleum studies.

We seek dynamic, innovative, geoscientists with demonstrated experience in leading large, multi-disciplinary teams and in obtaining funding from both industry and government to become the Director of the Berg-Hughes Center (http://berg-hughes.tamu.edu.). This is a senior-level faculty position (Professor, or Executive Professor) in sedimentary or petroleum geology.

We are seeking candidates with strong accomplishments in applying fundamental concepts in petroleum geosciences and engineering to grand challenges in energy and natural-resource sciences, ranging from the pore to basin scale. Areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to, sedimentary processes, depositional environments, sequence stratigraphy, basin architecture, basin modeling, geologic modeling, and energy and natural-resource science. The successful applicant will be expected to provide enlightened leadership, and effective management of the center activities. The Berg-Hughes Center Director must possess the ability to engage industry other colleges and government entities in initiatives that advance scientific and technical frontiers. The Director must have working knowledge of petroleum engineering and the ability to bridge geosciences with engineering disciplines. This position will also engage faculty and industrial leaders to ensure that students participating in center activities become tomorrow’s leaders. The Director will be expected to establish a vigorous and externally-funded research program in collaboration with faculty in the Department of Geology & Geophysics, other research units in the College of Geosciences, the Department of Petroleum Engineering, the Texas A&M Energy Institute and the petroleum industry. The successful candidate will also be expected to mentor junior faculty and graduate students and contribute to graduate teaching and research.

Interested candidates should submit electronic versions of a curriculum vita, statements of research interest and teaching philosophy, leadership philosophy, funding history, and the names and email addresses of at least three references, and up to four reprints at https://apply.interfolio.com/36755. Screening of applications will begin October 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. A Ph.D. or a M.S. with greater than 20 years industry experience, or industry engagement is required at the time of employment.

The Berg-Hughes Center for Petroleum and Sedimentary Systems is a comprehensive program that integrates geosciences, engineering and related disciplines, including the Department of Geology and Geophysics and the Crisman Institute for Petroleum Research in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering. The Department of Geology and Geophysics (geoweb.tamu.edu) is part of the College of Geosciences, which also includes the Departments of Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, Oceanography, as well as Sea Grant, the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG), and the Integrated Ocean Discovery Program (lODP).

Texas A&M University, a land-, sea-, and space-grant university is located in a metropolitan area with a dynamic and international community of 255,000 people. Texas A&M University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and student body and compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented ethnic groups, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Texas A&M University also has a policy to address the needs of dual-career partners (https://advance.tamu.edu/dual-career-program-information/).

GEOLOGIC HAZARD GEOLOGIST - IDAHO GEOLOGICAL SURVEY - UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO

The Idaho Geological Survey (IGS) seeks applications for a full-time, permanent, Geologic Hazard Geologist based in Boise. This position will lead IGS geologic hazard research (e.g. landslides, earthquakes, floods, sinkholes, volcanic eruptions), including the development and administration of budgets, and the supervision of other IGS staff involved in these projects. Pay range is up to $65,000, commensurate with experience. Applicant review will begin after September 18, 2016 and continue until position is filled.

For further information and to apply visit http://apptrkr.com/866700.

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT OSWEGO - ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

SUNY Oswego invites applications for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professorship in Geology with emphasis in soft-rock geology in the Department of Atmospheric and Geological Sciences beginning the fall 2017 semester (rank dependent on experience). We are searching for a field-oriented geologist with broad geologic expertise in soft-rock geology and the ability to teach diverse undergraduate students who are interested in geology, geochemistry, environmental geology and earth science education. The position requires teaching sedimentation & stratigraphy, historical geology, introductory oceanography, and an elective course in geology that complements existing offerings. For complete information about the position and application procedures, visit our website at www.oswego.edu/vacancies.

SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action Employer.

Apply at http://www.Click2Apply.net/6ssft8sptc.

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION - ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS MODELER - BOSTON COLLEGE

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Boston College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with an expertise in quantitative/computational modeling of integrated earth systems: a geodynamic and/or hydrologic modeler who explores the physical, chemical, and/or biological interrelationships among diverse environmental and earth systems at the regional to global scale. The candidate should have broad research interests compatible with those of the current faculty in our Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and potentially with faculty in the Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science and/or Mathematics departments. Areas of research expertise could include (but are not limited to): modeling of the interactions of ice-sheet dynamics, sea-level rise and climate change; modeling the exchange of water, carbon, energy, or pollutants between the terrestrial hydrosphere, cryosphere, ocean, atmosphere, and lithosphere; and modeling crustal deformation and mantle flow as it influences surface topography and climate. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous externally funded research program integrated with excellence in teaching within the Earth and Environmental Science curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Information on the department, its faculty and research strengths can be viewed at http://www.bc.edu/eesciences.

Applicants should send a curriculum vita, statements of teaching and research interests, and the names and contact information of at least three references to https://apply.interfolio.com/36250. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Noah Snyder, Search Committee Chair (noah.snyder@bc.edu).

WEATHER AND CLIMATE SCIENTIST - REQUISITION #R1493

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located in beautiful Golden, Colorado, is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy’s effort to secure an energy future for the nation that is environmentally and economically sustainable. 

Job Summary: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is seeking an experienced Weather and Climate Scientist.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills: Relevant Ph.D. or equivalent relevant education/experience; or, relevant master's degree and 3 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience; or, relevant bachelor's degree and 5 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience; demonstrates complete understanding and wide application of scientific technical procedures, principles, theories and concepts in the field; general knowledge of other related disciplines; demonstrates leadership in one or more areas of team, task or project lead responsibilities; demonstrated experience in management of projects and very good technical writing, interpersonal and communication skills.

Submit Your Resume: Please apply online at: www.nrel.gov/employment and search for Req #R1493.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN THE ENERGY CLUSTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

As part of a larger investment to create the new Vagelos Institute for Energy Science and Technology, the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to add faculty to our newly formed Energy Cluster spanning the natural sciences. We invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in one of the following departments: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, or Physics & Astronomy. Exceptional senior candidates will also be given consideration. The successful candidate will mount an innovative program of fundamental scientific research that impacts our societal energy challenges, broadly defined, and in doing so will forge collaborative links with other Penn scientists and engineers involved in energy research. Applicants must apply online at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/937. Required application materials include: curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a research statement that includes the candidate’s perspective on how she or he fits into one of the four departments and identifies potential collaborative links with other natural science departments, and a teaching statement. Applicants should also submit the names and contact information for three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Review of applications will start on October 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. The School of Arts and Sciences is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html ). The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago invites applications for the T.C. Chamberlin Postdoctoral Fellowships. We seek outstanding scientists who lead creative investigations into the nature of Earth and other planetary bodies -- their physics, biology, chemistry, climate, and history -- and who have a desire to participate in the broad intellectual life of the Department and the University. Start date is negotiable, with a target of October 2017. The initial term of the Fellowships will be one year, renewable for a second year. A competitive salary will be offered, plus benefits. Research funds are also available. Consideration of applications will begin 10 October 2016, and exceptional applicants will be contacted in November to schedule on-campus interviews in January 2017. Please email a single pdf file containing a CV, a 2-4 page research plan, and names and contact information for at least three references, to: chamberlin@geosci.uchicago.edu.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.

For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5671 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.

SEDIMENTARY BASIN ANALYSIS AND MODELING POSITION - BERG-HUGHES CENTER AND DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS - TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

The Berg-­‐Hughes Center for Petroleum and Sedimentary Systems (BHC) and the Department of Geology and Geophysics at Texas A&M University invite applications from individuals for a non-­‐tenure track, three-­‐year renewable contract position as a Research Professor in Sedimentary Basin Analysis and Modeling beginning January 16, 2017. This position will be a joint appointment with teaching, research and service responsibilities in the Berg-­‐Hughes Center and Department of Geology and Geophysics. This is a 9-month annual appointment.

The principal responsibility of this position is to lead the collaborative research and teaching programs in the Chevron-­‐TAMU/BHC Basin Modeling Center of Research Excellence in the BHC and Department of Geology and Geophysics. This responsibility includes leading in the development of a robust externally funded research program in basin analysis and modeling that includes research collaboration with researchers in the petroleum industry; teaching integrative courses that introduce advanced concepts and technologies needed for unraveling the geo-history of sedimentary basins and the origin and location of unconventional and conventional petroleum resources inherent to sedimentary basins, and supervising graduate students and mentoring faculty in the use of sophisticated computational and applied research approaches and techniques to solve complex geologic problems.

We seek candidates who have had extensive experience in sedimentary basin analysis and modeling and in serving as a team leader on multi-­‐disciplinary research projects, and who have demonstrated the ability to develop and maintain an externally funded research program. Applicants must have a record of success in working collaboratively with researchers in academia and the petroleum industry and be enthusiastic about teaching integrative courses and supervising graduate students in basin analysis, basin architecture, basin modeling, basin geodynamics, and related areas.

Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Successful applicants will be expected to teach effectively at the graduate level in basin analysis and modeling and related fields and in team taught courses, including classes in the Petroleum Certificate curriculum and to supervise undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. research, including students who are interested in pursuing careers in the petroleum industry. Applicants are expected to build and maintain a collaborative research program with colleagues in the College of Geosciences, the Berg-­‐Hughes Center, the Department of Geology and Geophysics, the Department of Petroleum

Engineering, and other energy related groups at Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M University System and with geoscientists and petroleum engineers in the oil and gas industry and national and international research institutions.

Interested candidates should submit electronic versions of a letter of application, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy, statement of research vision, strategies to implement that vision, and accomplishments, and the names and email addresses of at least three references to the Chair of the Basin Analysis and Modeling Search Committee, cdengo@tamu.edu. Screening of applications for the position will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The Berg-­‐ Hughes Center (berg-­‐hughes.tamu.edu) and the Department of Geology and Geophysics (geoweb.tamu.edu) are part of the College of Geosciences, which also includes the Departments of Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, and Oceanography; the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG); and the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). Texas A&M University, a land-­‐, sea-­‐, and space-­‐grant university, is located in a metropolitan area with a dynamic and international community of 227,000 people. Texas A&M University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and student body and compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented ethnic groups, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Texas A&M University also has a policy to address the needs of dual-career partners (https://advance.tamu.edu/dual-career-program-information/).

ASSISTANT PROFESOR

The Department of Geosciences invites applications for a tenure track position in solid earth geosciences at the level of Assistant Professor to begin fall 2017. The Department seeks a candidate with strong teaching skills who will build and maintain an active research program with undergraduate students. The candidate's field of expertise will focus on solid earth processes and deep time, and should be distinct from existing departmental strengths in surface processes, hydrology, climatology, and oceanography. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses that support the mission of the department, and will also contribute to teaching the College's interdisciplinary, open-topic seminar courses for first year students. A Ph.D. in the geosciences or a related field is required and preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience.

For the complete job description and to apply for this position please visit us online at: https://careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57450.

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS - ASSISTANT PROFESSSOR OF EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the fields of climate, carbon cycling, or paleoclimatology. The ideal candidate will study climate or the effects of climate change in modern systems and/or over Cenozoic Earth history. Areas of interest include but are not limited to: paleoclimatology and records of consequent environmental change; elemental cycling and associated climate feedbacks; the response of terrestrial, marine, and/or freshwater systems to climate change. The candidate is expected to employ quantitative tools and ideally will integrate field observations with laboratory measurements.

The successful candidate is also expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, maintain a strong publication record, teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, advise students, and be active in university service. We are seeking candidates who will complement our research programs in biogeochemistry and environmental geology as well as foster collaboration with environmental scientists across the Washington University community.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. with a focus in environmental Earth science, or a related field, at the time of appointment, and should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and names and contact information of at least four references as a single PDF to Alex Bradley, Climate Search Committee Chair, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University, Campus Box 1169, 1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, or via e-mail: ClimateFacSearch@eps.wustl.edu. The Department seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Applications should be received by November 1, 2016 to ensure full consideration.

HYDROLOGY/HYDROGEOLOGY - UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA - DEPARTMENT OF EARTH SCIENCES

The Department of Earth Sciences in the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is soliciting applications for a tenure-track faculty position in hydrology/hydrogeology at the assistant professor level. Exceptional candidates at the associate professor level will also be considered. This position will carry with it additional resources from the Gibson Endowed Fund for research activities over the first five years of the appointment.

Areas of research for this position could include physical, chemical, and/or biological aspects of hydrology or hydrogeology. Frontier topics of interest in this field include, among others, research at non-traditional spatial scales, grand challenges in water resource sustainability and security, novel measurement techniques and datasets, and links between the study of hydrological systems and subsurface geology, other portions of the earth system, and/or other disciplines, as well as other topics. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous research program, attract external funding, and contribute to the instruction, research, and service efforts of the department. A Ph.D. in earth sciences or a related field is required at the time of appointment.

The Department of Earth Sciences is a vibrant interdisciplinary department whose research ranges from geobiology to deep earth dynamics. Alongside our commitment to excellence in scholarship, we seek to further the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission through developing ties with industry and/or governmental agencies that benefit the needs of our students, the state of Minnesota, and the broader community. The Department is in the N.H. Winchell School of Earth Sciences (http://www.esci.umn.edu/), which also includes the Institute for Rock Magnetism, the Limnological Research Center/National Lacustrine Core Facility/Continental Scientific Drilling Coordination Office, the Minnesota Geological Survey, the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, and the Polar Geospatial Center. Other affiliated research units at the University include the Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory and the Institute on the Environment. The appointee will have access to large-scale computing facilities (Minnesota Supercomputer Institute, Digital Technology Center) and the interdisciplinary Water Resources graduate program.

Materials Required

A one-page letter of intent

A CV with a list of publications

A statement of research and teaching interests

Names and contact information of three referees who can address the candidate’s research and teaching potential.

Applications must be completed online at: http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ - search for Job Opening ID: 311335

The review of applications will begin October 14, 2016. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Prof. Jake Bailey (baileyj@umn.edu).

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University supports the work-life balance of its faculty.

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EARTH Science Writing Externship

EARTH’s externship is an opportunity for select students and inexperienced writers to learn about the process of writing and editing a news story about recent scientific research, and to get professionally edited and published clips. Most of our externs have backgrounds studying science — particularly geoscience-related fields relevant to EARTH's typical content — and are interested in potentially pursuing science writing as a part- or full-time career option. But EARTH welcomes applicants of all backgrounds who are interested in sharing what's new in earth science with a broad audience. We typically work with three or four externs at any given time, but we regularly rotate in new writers as positions come open.

If you are selected as an EARTH extern, the position is essentially an as-you're-available writing opportunity. In any given week or month when you have time to write, you'll email us and say, "Hey, I have time to write." Then, either we can assign you a story or you can pitch stories to us — it's up to you. If you've got a great idea for a story and would like practice pitching your idea to an editor, you're encouraged to do so. On the other hand, if you'd prefer that we provide you with an assignment — as is the case with many first-time externs, for example — that's fine too.

Our extern-written stories typically cover a recent, peer-reviewed scientific study or report, and include quotes about the study from multiple expert sources — obtained via first-person interviews — just as a professional news story would. Before your first assignment, we'll provide guidance about the general style, tone and structure of the news stories we publish in EARTH to help get you started. And then we'll work with you through the writing and editorial process. You're encouraged to ask questions, and you're welcome write as frequently or infrequently as works for you and the magazine's editorial staff.

The externship is a remote position; you can work from any location and at your leisure. Once a story is assigned, you’ll generally have one to two weeks to research, report and write it before turning it in. (We do ask that you stick closely to deadlines, so please keep that in mind when determining your availability to write.) Once edited and finalized, extern-written stories are posted on EARTH's website as soon as possible. Select extern-written pieces may also appear in a print issue of the magazine. Publication, either online and/or in print, is subject to the discretion of the editorial staff and is not guaranteed. The externship is unpaid.

If you're interested in the experience, email a cover letter discussing your interest in the geosciences and why you'd make a great extern at EARTH, your resume or CV, and at least one writing sample to earth@earthmagazine.org to apply.

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