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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, Screening of applications for the position will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The Berg-­‐ Hughes Center (berg-­‐ and the Department of Geology and Geophysics ( 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 (


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:


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: 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.


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 (, 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: - 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 (

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.


The Department of Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering (GGPE) at Missouri University of Science and Technology invites applications for the position of Department Chair. Candidates should have a record of successful multi-disciplinary team leadership with exceptional skills in communication, organization, and promoting collaboration within and among multiple academic and technical programs. Candidates will embrace the values of transparency, inclusion, and collegiality, and possess a strong record of building programs and facilitating the success of personnel. Requirements include: a Ph.D. in Geosciences, Geological Engineering, Petroleum Engineering or a closely related area; experience in academic, industry, or government research sectors; and a successful scholarly record commensurate with appointment at the rank of full professor.

The department has grown by 37% since 2011 to reach 22 full-time faculty including 21 tenured or tenure-track professors and 1 full-time teaching faculty member. The department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in each of geology and geophysics, geological engineering and petroleum engineering. The department also offers an online M.E. program in Geotechnics. The department currently has 545 undergraduate students and 297 graduate students in its Ph.D., M.S., and M.E. programs. The department’s faculty and students are actively engaged in a wide variety of multi-disciplinary research. Closely associated programs on campus include Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Mining Engineering. Local area establishments with active research collaborations include the U.S. Geological Survey (Mid-continent Geospatial Mapping Center), Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Fort Leonard Wood, the Missouri S&T Rock Mechanics and Explosives Research Center, Materials Research Center, Environmental Research Center, and Energy Research and Development Center. More information about the department and campus can be found at Questions and nominations can be emailed to

Interested candidates should electronically submit an application consisting of a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and leadership philosophies, a research statement, and complete contact information for five references to Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Human Resource Office at Application review will begin on October 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. All submitted application materials must have the position number 00066297 in order to be processed. Hardcopy applications will not be accepted.

The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.  Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.


The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Program in the Environment at the University of Michigan anticipate two openings for joint tenure-track assistant professors for university-year appointments starting September 1, 2017. We are particularly interested in candidates whose strengths complement existing research programs within the Department and the Program.

Biological Oceanography: We encourage applications from candidates whose research interests encompass the role of biology in ocean chemistry, marine geology, or physical oceanography. Specific areas of interest include (but are not limited to) carbon and nitrogen cycling in the ocean, physical-biological interactions, biomineralization of marine organisms, sediment biogeochemistry, and the impact of global change on marine life and biogeochemistry. The position is open to candidates who use field, lab, and/or modeling approaches at scales ranging from molecular to global.

Geobiology: We encourage applications from candidates whose research interests encompass interactions between biology and geology, geochemistry, or hydrology. Specific areas of interest include (but are not limited to) soils, biomineralization, microbe-mediated water-rock interactions, nanoparticles, microbe-metal interactions, and organic geochemistry. The position is open to candidates who study any organism (e.g., microbes, fungi, plants, and animals), at all scales (molecular to global, individual to community), and with various approaches (e.g., isotopic, molecular, spectroscopic). 

The successful candidate is expected to establish an independent research program and contribute to both undergraduate and graduate teaching. Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment, and should submit a CV, statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and evidence of teaching excellence, if available. Letters of recommendation from three to five references should be submitted directly by the recommender, before the application deadline, using a link that will be provided once the application is submitted.

Information about the Department can be found at and information about the Program can be found at

To apply please go to, complete the online form, and upload the required application documents as a single PDF file. If you have any questions or comments, please send an email message to

The application deadline is September 8, 2016 for full consideration, but applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


The Department of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-line faculty appointment. The position is at the assistant professor level. It is desired that the selected candidate be able to start no later than autumn 2017. For more information about the Energy Resources Engineering Department, see the Stanford ERE web page at

   The Department of Energy Resources Engineering focuses on a wide range of activities related to the recovery of the Earth’s energy resources (e.g., hydrocarbons, geothermal, and other renewables). The department has core areas of expertise in computational (simulation and optimization) and experimental approaches to energy production. ERE offers degrees in both energy resources engineering (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.) and petroleum engineering (M.S., Ph.D.).

   We seek scholars with a Ph.D. in an engineering or computational discipline who possess novel and innovative research capabilities in energy transitions engineering, renewable energy integration and optimization, and renewable resource planning and optimization. We envision intellectual engagement in one or more of the following areas: computational approaches for the design and dispatch of renewable or hybrid renewable fossil energy systems; optimal control of renewable- and flexible-power systems operation; energy storage system design, including optimization, valuation, and novel technology evaluation; multi-criteria optimization focusing on challenges associated with novel energy technologies including energy generation, land use, water consumption, materials abundance, and scalability; and analysis of technological change, including rigorous modeling of innovation, technology scale-up and deployment

   We will begin reviewing applications on September 1, 2016 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. To apply, please submit the following application materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae with a complete list of publications, a statement outlining research and teaching interests, the names of three references including e-mail addresses, and copies of up to five selected papers published in refereed journals over the past three years. Please apply online at in electronic format (pdf only).

   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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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 to apply.

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