The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Kentucky has assistantships and fellowships available for the 2013-14 academic year for MS and Ph.D. students. All awards include tuition and health insurance. The department has 10 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 3 lecturers, and 11 adjuncts at the Kentucky Geological Survey and the UK Center for Applied Energy Research. Research specializations include geochemistry, geophysics, hydrogeology, igneous/metamorphic petrology, sedimentary geology, and tectonics. Facilities include the Sedimentary, Environmental and Radiochemical Research Laboratory; a state-of-the art stable isotope laboratory; the Kentucky Seismic and Strong-Motion Network; instruments for potential field geophysics; electron microprobe and X-ray diffraction laboratories; and extensive library holdings. UK is located in Lexington, a vibrant community of nearly 300,000. The surrounding area offers a wealth of outdoor and cultural opportunities. For more information, visit http://ees.as.uky.edu or contact Dr. Alan Fryar, Director of Graduate Studies (859-257-4392 or email@example.com).
The American Geosciences Institute, a non-profit federation of 48 geoscientific and professional associations, seeks a policy staff member for the Critical Issues Program, a new initiative to improve the flow of geoscience information to policy makers. This position offers considerable scope to shape the development of the program.
Primary duties and responsibilities include: creating and maintaining a web-based hub for relevant, timely, understandable geoscience information on critical issues; developing content for the web site; fostering communication between geoscientists, geo-engineers, and policy makers by organizing forums, workshops, and other events; coordinating publications; and providing support to member societies and the geoscience community for policy-related activities.
The preferred candidate will have an M.S. or Ph.D. in the geosciences; a strong, proven interest in promoting awareness and use of the geosciences in the policy process; exceptional, demonstrable, written, online, and oral communication and organizational skills; the ability to work collaboratively. More information about the Geoscience Policy Program at www.agiweb.org/gap/. Position will remain open until filled. EOE.
Candidates should submit a cover letter with resume, salary requirements, and the names and contact information of three references (as one Word or PDF document) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify “Policy Associate” in the subject line. Inquiries only to email@example.com.
FACULTY OPENINGS - GEOLOGIC MAPPING SPECIALIST: - STRUCTURAL-ECONOMIC AND/OR QUATERNARY GEOLOGY - NEVADA BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY - UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO
The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG), University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), seeks applicants for one or two faculty positions beginning on or after October 1, 2013, with expertise in field-based Structural-Economic Geology and/or Quaternary Geology. These openings are non-tenure track, 12-month faculty position(s).
We seek applicants with skills in state-of-the-art techniques in the following areas:
· Structural and/or Economic geology, with substantial experience in quadrangle-scale geologic mapping. Experience in analyzing mineral deposits, geothermal systems, and/or hydrocarbon deposits is highly valued.
· Quaternary geology, with expertise in geomorphology and neotectonics, as well as substantial experience in quadrangle-scale geologic mapping as applied to natural hazards, engineering geology, or environmental geology.
Quadrangle-scale (primarily 1:24,000) geologic mapping in support of elucidating Nevada’s geological history and framework is a fundamental responsibility of these positions. Experience in ArcGIS, 3D modeling, and integration of multiple geologic and geophysical data sets is also desired. Applicants must have a Masters or Doctorate in geology or a related geoscience field.
One full-time or two half-time positions are available. Half-time positions would have at least 50% state funding, with full-time support assured for two years from start date and the expectation that the other 50% of support would be obtained through grants and contracts after the initial two years. Many funding opportunities exist (e.g., USGS STATEMAP program) for support. Nevada is one of the most exciting regions in the world to conduct research in the geosciences. Opportunities abound for research in structural geology, mineral deposits, geothermal systems, neotectonics, and natural hazards.
NBMG is a research and public service unit of UNR and the state geological survey. Managed as part of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering within the College of Science at UNR, NBMG functions as an academic unit, and its principal scientists are faculty members at UNR.
For complete position descriptions and requirements, view the position announcement at http://www.nbmg.unr.edu and http://jobs.unr.edu/ or contact Geoscience Search, NBMG, Mail Stop 0178, UNR, Reno, NV 89557-0178. Applications received through https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/12470 by August 5, 2013 will receive full consideration. EEO/AA. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) invites applications for its Outreach Assistant, a paid, full-time position starting immediately. The Outreach Assistant reports directly to the AGI Outreach Manager and undertakes a variety of duties for the AGI Outreach and Education departments, including writing and editing, preparing electronic documents and updating Web pages, and various clerical functions. A major responsibility is project support for Earth Science Week, an annual public awareness campaign promoting education in the geosciences. A bachelor’s degree in earth science or earth science education and computer skills (Microsoft Office, HTML, Dreamweaver, Photoshop) are required. Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Geoff Camphire, Outreach Manager, American Geosciences Institute, 4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants are encouraged to learn more about AGI (http://www.agiweb.org) and Earth Science Week (http://www.earthsciweek.org).
AGI is a nonprofit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 250,000 geologists, geophysicists and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society’s use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment. AGI is an equal opportunity employer.
PETROLEUM GEOLOGIST OR SENIOR PETROLEUM GEOLOGIST (DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS) - ILLINOIS STATE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (ISGS) - PRAIRIE RESEARCH INSTITUTE - UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT UBANA-CHAMPAIGN
We are seeking an individual(s) (up to two, depending on pool of applicants and programmatic need) from this search. The successful individual’s qualifications will determine the level to which he/she is appointed.
The ISGS is a leading geologic research center in the USA with major programs in CO2 utilization and carbon capture and storage. We are seeking an experienced petroleum geoscientist to join the research team in reservoir characterization tasks for enhanced recovery of petroleum in mature oil fields within the Illinois Basin. Requirements include a minimum of a master’s degree in geology, geological engineering, or related discipline. Ph.D. is preferred. Twelve (12) years petroleum geology or related industry or research experience post bachelor’s degree. Knowledge of petroleum geology, with emphasis on subsurface reservoir characterization techniques, such as interpreting well records and geophysical logs, including picking formation contacts and rock properties, identifying and interpreting facies, and depositional environments from subsurface geological data, cores, and outcrops, and a basic understanding of enhanced oil recovery techniques, reservoir diagenesis, and of petroleum systems.
To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by July 30, 2013; however, the position will remain open until filled. Applicants may be interviewed before July 30, 2013; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.
To apply, all candidates must submit an online profile through jobs.illinois.edu by the close of the posting period. Qualified candidates must upload a letter of application which details qualifications noted above, résumé, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and 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 email@example.com or 217-244-2401.
The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.
Find our catalogs at http://booksgeology.com for books on geoscience, paleontology, mineralogy, mining history, ore deposits, USGS publications, petroleum, remote sensing and metallurgy. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. We purchase books and entire collections. MS Book and Mineral Company, P.O. Box 6774, Lake Charles, LA 70606-6774 USA.
The Department of Geology at Bates College invites applications for a one-semester visiting teaching position for fall 2013, beginning August 1, 2013. The successful candidate will teach an introductory course with two laboratory units in solid earth geology emphasizing plate tectonics and tectonic hazards. A full-time departmental assistant in instruction provides logistical support for the introductory laboratories. The successful candidate must demonstrate potential for teaching excellence in a vigorous undergraduate program and welcome the opportunity for close interaction with serious students in a senior thesis advisory role. Existing and potential field-based laboratory projects and collaboration with departmental colleagues for shared student experiences offer a wide range of instructional opportunities.
The college and the Department of Geology are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply; the search committee expects candidates to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. A Ph.D. in the earth sciences is highly desirable; ABD candidates will be considered. Review of applications begins February 28, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants should submit electronically, in PDF format, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, and copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts. Arrange for three letters of recommendation, preferably in PDF or Microsoft Word format, to be sent directly to the college. Send all materials to Nancy LePage, Project Specialist, 207-786-6480, at email@example.com and include in the subject line your last name and Geology R2399.
Bates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. For more information about the college, please visit the Bates website: www.bates.edu.
Employment is contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
As part of an initiative in Geobiology, the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford University seeks to make one or more tenure-line faculty appointments of open rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) in this area. We invite applications from persons with demonstrated research records addressing fundamental questions at the intersection of the biological and geological sciences who are also committed to quality undergraduate and graduate teaching. The objective of the Geobiology initiative is to advance fundamental understanding of the co-evolution of Earth and life, with particular focus on addressing the challenges that arise from the enormous range of temporal and spatial scales involved. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, the study of the coupled histories of Earth and life using data from paleontology, geochemistry, and sedimentary geology; the evolution of biogeochemical cycling; the role of life in shaping the geochemistry of the Earth’s crust over modern to geological time scales; geochemical controls on biotic activity, diversity, and evolution; biogenic mineral formation/dissolution; and life in extreme environments.
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, a statement outlining research and teaching interests that would materially contribute to related programs in the School of Earth Sciences, three representative papers published within the last 5 years and the names and email addresses of three referees. Please apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2674.
Review of applications will commence August 1, 2013. The position will remain open until filled. Questions related to your submission may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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EARTH’s externship is essentially an as-you-can or as-you-feel-like-it writing opportunity for select students or inexperienced science writers. It is an opportunity for you to learn about the process of writing and editing a news story and for you to get published clips. It fits around your schedule.
If you are chosen to be an EARTH extern, in any given week or month when you have time to write, you'll email us and say, "Hey, I have time to write this week." Then, either you can pitch stories to us — which we would love if you feel confident in making pitches or would at least like the practice (most students don't, or don't have the time to comb the literature looking for stories) — or we can assign you a story. That is up to you. If you'd like to pitch ideas, go for it.
If you'd like us to assign you ideas, email us when you're ready for an assignment. We'll go from there. You can write as frequently or infrequently as works for you.
You can perform this work from your location, at your leisure. Once a story is assigned, you’ll have anywhere from a few days to two weeks to turn it around once it's assigned. We do ask that you stick closely to deadlines, so please keep that in mind when you tell us when you're ready to write.
Being a monthly news magazine, we obviously work on a monthly schedule. We usually assign stories for print mid-month and they're due a week or two later, with edits to follow. If you are not free when those news stories are due, then we will work around your schedule and will most likely post your stories to our website rather than put them in print (they may still appear in print as well though — at our discretion). There is also no guarantee of publication.
Whether for print or the website, you'll get published clips, professionally edited, and we will work with you throughout the process, helping you to hone your craft. We do not pay for clips as we consider this an educational opportunity for you.
If you're interested in the experience, email your resume, a cover letter, and at least one writing sample to email@example.com.