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DIRECTOR - ILLINOIS STATE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY - PRAIRIE RESEARCH INSTITUTE - UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

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 5 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 serve as the chief executive officer and lead scientist for the ISGS, who will provide outstanding leadership, direction, and overall administration for the development, coordination, and implementation of scientific research and service programs, public engagement activities, state-mandated functions, and professional services undertaken by the ISGS.

 

Advanced degree required, Ph.D. preferred, in an earth science discipline. Alternate degree fields may be considered depending on nature and depth of work experience as related to ISGS vision and priorities. Demonstrated successful research career and experience in research management, including science-related program development, science-team administration, and/or public service. An established leader demonstrated by success in an area of research core to the ISGS in a multidisciplinary research organization with a strong commitment to affirmative action and diversity.

 

Ideal candidates will hold a doctoral degree and an academic track record appropriate for a tenured full professor at the University, or commensurately significant other qualifications in the field of earth science or related field.

 

Applications must be received by October 31, 2014. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.  To apply, please visit https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board 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 five 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 lwalston@illinois.edu or 217-244-2401.

 

The University of Illinois is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled http://inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu/.

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

The University of Haifa in Israel is offering a full-tuition scholarship for the 2014-2015 MSc in Marine Geosciences Program.

The International MSc Program in Marine Geosciences prepares students for careers in all aspects of exploration and production of the world's energy resources. Using the Eastern Mediterranean Sea as a natural marine laboratory, http://www.earthworks-jobs.com/images2/haifamiddle.jpgthe program provides students with a unique opportunity to develop practical scientific experience at sea, together with hands-on training on the most advanced computer software.

The MSc Program is two years in length and is taught in English. In addition to coursework, the program includes deep sea, coastal, and underwater field excursions, and geological field trips to marine structures currently exposed onshore. Topics to be studied range from the structure of the seafloor to the dynamics of the water above it, the relation to climate changes and coastline developments in present and past times, the influences of human evolution, geology of marine sediments, ocean tectonics and more. Students are required to complete a thesis and research project by the end of the second year. 

Starting Date: October 26, 2014

 

For more information, email our admissions coordinator, Natalya, who will be happy to answer any questions infograd@univ.haifa.ac.il. Visit our website at http://marsci.haifa.ac.il/margeo/intprog/.

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FACULTY POSITION IN GEOLOGY - JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the first of several anticipated tenure-track faculty positions in geology. The position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level, starting as early as fall, 2015. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, to help develop and participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to supervise graduate student research. A Ph.D. is required in the Earth Sciences or a related discipline; post-doctoral experience is desirable. Possible areas of geologic research include, but are not limited to, quantitative geomorphology, volcanology, tectonics and dynamics, petrology and mineralogy, critical-zone science, and studies of the early Earth that complement the research interests of recent hires in planetary science, paleoecology, light stable isotope geochemistry, and landscape hydrology. We are particularly interested in approaches combining geologic field methods with complementary laboratory, theoretical or remote sensing approaches.

 

Opportunities exist for the successful candidate to forge research ties with other parts of the Johns Hopkins community that are active in the Earth and Planetary Sciences, including the Departments of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and the Applied Physics Laboratory. There are excellent opportunities for additional collaborations within the Baltimore-Washington region, including with the Carnegie Institution, the Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Maryland, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

 

Applications must be submitted electronically using Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/25307) and must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and complete contact information of at least three references. Questions concerning submission of application materials should be directed to Kristen Gaines (kgaines@jhu.edu). Other requests for information may be directed to Professor Dimitri Sverjensky, Search Committee Chair (sver@jhu.edu). Review of the applications will begin October 15th, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and actively encourages interest from minorities and women.

EARTH Science Writing Externship

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. We work with up to three students at a time.

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 earth@earthmagazine.org.

ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR RESEARCH - JACKSON SCHOOL OF GEOSCIENCES - UNIVERISTY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

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.
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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 jsgdean@jsg.utexas.edu, 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. 15, 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)

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UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA - FACULTY OF SCIENCE – EARTH AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION - TENURED OR TENURE-TRACK POSITION IN STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY OR ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full-time, tenured or tenure-track position in structural geology or organic geochemistry at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

We are seeking an individual with expertise in the structural geology of sedimentary basins or with expertise in organic geochemistry applied to problems in petroleum systems. An applicant in the area of structural geology will preferably have experience in the interpretation of seismic data. The successful candidate will be actively involved in teaching in the Integrated Petroleum Geosciences (IPG) program, a rigorous one-year course-based M.Sc. program offered jointly by the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) and the Department of Physics that prepares students to work in the modern petroleum industry. He or she will play a significant role in supervising IPG capstone projects and would be expected to develop his/her own research program with supervisor of graduate students being an integral part. 

Current areas of strength within the University, in which research collaboration with the successful candidate could develop, include sedimentology of clastic and carbonate sediments, geochemistry, hydrology, geomechanics, seismic analysis and petrophysics. The successful candidate will contribute to these strengths by developing an active research program that includes supervising graduate students, collaborating with other faculty members, obtaining external funding, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. The Department is equipped with outstanding analytical facilities for stable isotope analysis, radiogenic isotopes and the major and trace element composition, including the new Canadian Centre for Isotopic Microanalysis. Other facilities within the University include the Geomechanical Reservoir Experimental Facility in the Department of Civil Engineering and the Rock Physics Lab in the Department of Physics. 

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree at the time of appointment, have a proven research record and demonstrate excellence in teaching. 

Applications may be addressed to the Acting Chair, Dr. Robert Creaser, and should include a current curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent to: Dr. Robert Creaser, Acting Chair, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E3, Canada. 

Application review will begin September 1, 2014; however, the competition will remain open until suitable candidates are found. The start date for this position is January 1, 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Interested applicants may apply to: http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A107924023/ Robert Creaser, Acting Chair, Dept of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3, Canada. E-mail: Judith.Enarson@ualberta.ca. Fax Number: (780) 492-8190.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

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UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO - DEPARTMENT OF GEOPHYSICAL SCIENCES

Applications are invited for a Research Scientist position in the Department of the Geophysical Sciences of the University of Chicago in the field of proteomics and high-resolution mass spectrometry. The term of the appointment will be for three years with the possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will pursue research projects in quantitative proteomics to link microbial gene expression to biogeochemical fluxes, protein preservation and degradation in natural environments, and technological/methodological development in complex proteome/metabolome analysis. The Research Scientist is expected to work on research projects and to collaborate with and advise students and visiting researchers on proteomics and mass spectrometry experiments.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. and research interests focusing on mass-spectrometry-based proteome analysis of complex biological systems.  Hands-on experience with operation and maintenance of high-resolution mass spectrometers and nano-capillary liquid chromatography systems is essential, and familiarity with Thermo Orbitrap systems is preferred. Extensive expertise with proteomics data analysis software is required, and experience with top-down proteomics and post-translational modification analysis is an advantage. Experience with integration of high-resolution mass spectral data with other types of chemical information (e.g. NMR or Raman spectroscopy, fluorescence microscopy) is a plus. The successful candidate will also demonstrate good oral and written communication skills and the ability to work well in a team setting.

Apply online at the University of Chicago academic jobs website, academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53559. A cover letter, curriculum vita, a description of research interests, and contact information for 3 referees must be uploaded to be considered an applicant.

Screening of applicants will begin August 28, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer.

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PROGRAM DIRECTOR - NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is seeking candidate(s) for a Program Director within the Surface Earth Processes (SEP) Section, Division of Earth Science (EAR), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), Arlington VA. EAR supports proposals for research that will improve understanding of the structure, composition, and evolution and behavior of the Earth's materials. More information about EAR and their programs can be found at http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=ear. The individual selected for this position will serve as a Program Director in SEP and will be charged with maintaining a healthy balance of support for the needs of the research and education enterprise whether through program, division, directorate, Foundation, or interagency activities.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in an appropriate field plus after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position. Appropriate fields include any discipline relevant to the programs in the Surface Earth Processes Section: Hydrologic Sciences, Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology, Geobiology and Low-temperature Geochemistry, Geomorphology and Land-use Dynamics, and Critical-Zone Observatories.

Individuals interested in applying for this vacancy should submit their materials to announcement EAR-2014-0009 – Permanent & EAR-2014-0010 – Rotator. The position requirements and application procedures are located on the NSF Home Page at www.nsf.gov/about/career_opps/. Hearing impaired individuals may call TDD703-292-5090. Applications must be received by November 7, 2014.

NSF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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T.C. CHAMBERLIN POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN GEOPHYSICAL SCIENCES

The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago invites applications for the T.C. Chamberlin Postdoctoral Fellowships. We are interested in outstanding scientists who probe the fundamental nature of Earth and other planetary bodies, their physics, biology, chemistry, and history, and who have a desire to participate in the broad intellectual life of the Department and the University. Start date is negotiable, but our target is 1 October 2015. The initial term of the Fellowships will be one year, renewable for a second year. Salary will be $55,500 per year, plus benefits. Research funds are also available. Consideration of applications will begin 1 October 2014. Please email a single pdf file containing a CV, research plans, and names and contact information for at least three references, to: chamberlin2014@geosci.uchicago.edu. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN PALEONTOLOGY

Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah

The Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Utah solicits applicants for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Paleontology/Paleobiology. We seek an outstanding scientist whose research focuses in paleontologic studies that apply to geologic problems. We are particularly interested in applicants who investigate the interaction of the geosphere and biosphere over geological time scales, with emphasis on such themes as deep time paleoclimate and paleoenvironmental change, paleoecology, and/or sequence stratigraphy/biostratigraphy. The candidate’s research focus may be in any taxonomic group or subdiscipline of paleontology relevant to the above-mentioned fields. Applicants should demonstrate a potential to build a vibrant, externally funded research program involving graduate and undergraduate students. At the time of appointment, the successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in geoscience or other allied field related to paleontology.  Beyond the extensive resources available in the Department of Geology and Geophysics, other research infrastructure on campus includes the Natural History Museum of Utah, Global Change and Sustainability Center, Stable Isotope Ratio Facility for Environmental Research, and Center for High Performance Computing.

Candidates should submit an application that includes a statement of interest in the position, curriculum vitae, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy (including proposed courses), and names and contact information for at least three professional references. All application materials should be submitted electronically to: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/31808. Questions about this faculty position may be directed to the search committee at: gg-search@lists.utah.edu. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations are provided for employees with known disabilities. (For additional information regarding disabilities, see: http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-106.html.) The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and who possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented groups.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA - BOULDER, COLORADO

Employment Type: Full time/Exempt

Reports to: GSA Council, the Society’s board of directors

Salary: Commensurate with experience

The Geological Society of America (GSA), a scientific and professional organization with more than 26,000 members worldwide, seeks an individual to assume the duties of Executive Director as early as January 1, 2015. The selected individual will:

• Implement the Strategic Plan and related priorities of GSA as directed by and in collaboration with GSA Council and its Executive Committee;

• Coordinate fundraising to benefit GSA’s mission by working with the GSA Foundation’s Board of Trustees and its President and staff, and by seeking grants for GSA programs from governmental agencies; the GSA Foundation solicits donations for GSA programs from individuals and corporations;

• Foster collaborative relationships with representatives of other national and international geoscience societies and organizations and actively pursue joint ventures that enhance the scholarly status and financial health of the Society; and

• Supervise the GSA staff of approximately 60 (currently nine directors with 12 employees in the publications department; seven in meetings and abstracts; six in communications, marketing, and advertising; six in education and outreach; five in information technology; four in financial services; four in sales and service; three in membership; two in government affairs; two in special programs; and five in administration, employment service, and human resources). Articulate the vision and mission of the Society to staff and members and lead through teamwork and collaborative efforts. Adjust staff as needed to maintain a balanced budget and effective workforce.

The new director will provide leadership and support to diverse groups such as committees, associated societies, staff, and volunteers and hold a position with competitive compensation and benefits.

The breadth and diversity of GSA’s membership, with graduate and undergraduate students (~36%) and professionals in academia (23%), industry (18%), government (8%), and other sectors or retired (15%), is a huge asset in fulfilling its mission to advance geoscience research and discovery, service to society, stewardship of Earth, and the geosciences profession. The Executive Director will promote diversity in all respects.

REQUIREMENTS

 Commitment to strong interpersonal communication among and between staff, members, and volunteers. Proven record of motivating staff to develop new sources of revenue and to use technology to improve efficiencies.

 Master’s degree in geosciences; Ph.D. preferred.

 Extensive management experience and achievements in the areas of accrual budgeting, financial planning and investments, and personnel management. Additional preparation in education, marketing, and/or business management encouraged.

 Commitment to geoscience research, scholarly publishing, meetings at the forefront of geoscience, and public outreach and education.

 Familiarity with marketing and public relations.

 Demonstrated familiarity with the geoscience community and GSA programs.

 Willingness to travel nationally and internationally.

Qualified Candidates will be required to undergo a background check.

Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision plan, 403(b) retirement plan, paid vacation time.

Submit a résumé, the names, addresses, and e-mail addresses of three references, and a letter describing your interest in the position to: Human Resources, Executive Director Search Committee, The Geological Society of America, P.O. Box 9140, Boulder, CO 80301-9140. E-mail: hr@geosociety.org.

Applications received by October 15, 2014 will receive full consideration; the position will remain open until filled. GSA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages nominations of outstanding individuals.

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FACULTY POSITIONS IN GEOPHYSICAL SCIENCES

The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago invites applications for positions at the Assistant Professor and Associate Professor ranks. We are interested in outstanding scientists who address fundamental questions about the physics, chemistry, biology, and history of Earth and other planetary bodies. Candidates for the Assistant Professor rank must have completed all requirements for the PhD prior to appointment. Candidates for the Associate Professor rank must have a PhD and an outstanding research record. 

To be considered an applicant, candidates must apply through the University's Academic Careers website and upload a cover letter; a curriculum vitae with list of publications; statements of research and teaching interests; and names and contact information for at least three referees. Consideration of applications will begin October 1, 2014, and will continue until all positions have been filled.

To apply for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor, go to academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53574.

To apply for a position at the rank of Associate Professor, go to academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53573

For information on the Department, visit http://geosci.uchicago.edu.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability. 

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer.

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ASSISTANT CURATOR - PALEONTOLOGY - (ROLE TITLE: SCIENTIST II)

Salary Range: Pay Band 5

Location: Martinsville, VA

Minimum Starting Pay:  $42,000-$44,000

Position #00089

An exceptional job opportunity with the Virginia Museum of Natural History is now available. The mission of the Virginia Museum of Natural History is to interpret Virginia’s natural heritage within a global context in ways that are relevant to all the citizens of the Commonwealth. 

If you meet the qualifications for Assistant Curator – Paleontology, we invite you to apply to join our staff. The starting date for this position is 1 July 2015.

We seek a dynamic individual to conduct integrative, field- and collections-based research in paleontology. The successful candidate will be expected to obtain external funding to support their research efforts. Area of specialization is open, but an active interest in extant museum collections (Cenozoic marine vertebrates and/or invertebrates, Triassic vertebrates and/or insects, paleobotany) is a plus. VMNH is located in Martinsville VA, close to an important Triassic lagerstätte (Solite Quarry). VMNH is also actively involved in the excavation of an important Miocene marine mammal location on the Coastal Plain.

The state-of-the-art fossil preparation lab has full-time technical support and an active core of trained volunteers. VMNH also maintains a range of sterographic and petrographic microscopes, modern collections databases and a research library. Additional facilities are available at Virginia Tech less than 2 hours away. Most curators maintain active adjunct faculty appointments at Virginia Tech. This allows, among other things, internet access to the Virginia Tech library.

General competence in field collection, preparation, care, and management of fossil collections is required, along with the ability to interface with outside scientists requesting access to the collections.  Ph.D. in paleontology required.

Duties for this position also include interaction with other museum departments such as education, outreach, exhibits, and advancement. The ability to effectively communicate scientific knowledge to a wide spectrum of audiences is an important qualification.

For more information about VMNH, visit our website at www.vmnh.net.

Only online applications are accepted. In addition to the online application, applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and curatorial interests and goals, a list of publications relevant to the application, and names and contact information of at least three references. These documents may be attached to the online application.

The Commonwealth of Virginia online employment application is available at http://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov.

Application review will begin 1 November 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

The Virginia Museum of Natural History complies with E-Verify which is an internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are afforded equal opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, or disability. The successful applicant must furnish proof of identity and employment eligibility and is subject to a background check.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN PALEONTOLOGY - DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS - UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

The Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Utah solicits applicants for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Paleontology/Paleobiology. We seek an outstanding scientist whose research focuses in paleontologic studies that apply to geologic problems. We are particularly interested in applicants who investigate the interaction of the geosphere and biosphere over geological time scales, with emphasis on such themes as deep time paleoclimate and paleoenvironmental change, paleoecology, and/or sequence stratigraphy/biostratigraphy. The candidate’s research focus may be in any taxonomic group or subdiscipline of paleontology relevant to the above-mentioned fields. Applicants should demonstrate a potential to build a vibrant, externally funded research program involving graduate and undergraduate students. At the time of appointment, the successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in geoscience or other allied field related to paleontology.  Beyond the extensive resources available in the Department of Geology and Geophysics, other research infrastructure on campus includes the Natural History Museum of Utah, Global Change and Sustainability Center, Stable Isotope Ratio Facility for Environmental Research, and Center for High Performance Computing.

Candidates should submit an application that includes a statement of interest in the position, curriculum vitae, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy (including proposed courses), and names and contact information for at least three professional references. All application materials should be submitted electronically to: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/31808. Questions about this faculty position may be directed to the search committee at: gg-search@lists.utah.edu. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations are provided for employees with known disabilities. (For additional information regarding disabilities, see: http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-106.html.) The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and who possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented groups.

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY/TECTONICS - DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGICAL AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES - IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

The Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level beginning in August 2015. The position will be in the broad area of structural geology/tectonics. The selected candidate is expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching and establish a successful, externally funded research program. It would complement existing strengths in the department, including geophysics, economic geology, sedimentary geology, groundwater and surface-water hydrology, paleoclimatology, isotope geochemistry, weather and climate modeling, glacial and Quaternary geology, surficial processes, and geoscience education. Opportunities exist for participation in the Iowa State University Geology Field Camp, located in the Bighorn Mountains near Shell, Wyoming. We also encourage interactions with researchers and faculty in other units on campus, including but not limited to the Department of Energy Ames Laboratory, ISU Bioeconomy Institute, and departments of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering. In addition, this faculty member will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to develop courses in her/his specialty area. Information about the Department may be found at http://www.ge-at.iastate.edu/.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. All applications must be submitted electronically at www.iastatejobs.com (search vacancy ID#: 140762). Please be prepared to attach a letter of application, including concise teaching and research statements, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone and fax numbers of at least three references. Questions regarding this vacancy should be directed to the Search Chair (Alan Wanamaker; adw@iastate.edu) or the Department Chair (Bill Simpkins; bsimp@iastate.edu).

The position will remain open until filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 31, 2014. Iowa State University is an EO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Vets status.

 

TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION - PETROLOGY

   The Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science at Miami University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 2015. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree at the time of appointment. The successful applicant will be expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise student research at the undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. levels, initiate and maintain a vigorous, externally-funded research program, and provide service to the university.

   We seek a candidate who is undertaking significant field and/or laboratory-based research in igneous and/or metamorphic petrology. The particular research emphasis, for example igneous/metamorphic processes, crust-mantle evolution, experimental petrology, or ore-forming processes, should complement current program strengths indicated below.

   The successful applicant will join an active department that consists of 13 faculty members, 3 research/technical staff members, 125 undergraduate and 35 graduate students. The department maintains active research programs in geomicrobiology, geomorphology, geophysics, hydrogeology, igneous petrology, isotope geochemistry, low-temperature geochemistry, mineralogy, paleoclimatology, sedimentology and stratigraphy, structural geology, tectonics, volcanology, and Quaternary geology. The department also maintains modern teaching, research, and instrumentation laboratories, and portable instrumentation in support of the above. Please visit www.miamioh.edu/geology for additional information.

   Miami University’s Oxford Campus, with nearly 15,000 undergraduate and over 1,800 graduate students, is located in a small-town setting adjacent to the Cincinnati and Dayton urban areas. More information on Miami and on the department may be obtained via http://www.miamioh.edu and http://www.miamioh.edu/geology.

   Interested candidates should submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research plans and unofficial copy of transcripts (submitted as "other") to www.miamiujobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=53705; candidates should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to PetrologySearch@miamioh.edu. Screening of applications begins September 14, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Appointment effective August 17, 2015.

   Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html. Hard copy available upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check according to University guidelines.

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