The Department of Geology and Geography at West Virginia University seeks to fill three geology faculty positions. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in geology, earth science or related field by the start date. Review of applications for all positions will begin January 15, 2016 and continue until each position is filled; start date for all positions is August 15, 2016.
Paleobiology: We seek to hire a full-time (9-month), tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in Paleobiology, which could include expertise in Invertebrate or Vertebrate Paleontology, Micropaleontology, Paleoecology, Paleobotany/Palynology, Ichnology, or related fields. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous externally-funded research program, teach core undergraduate classes in paleontology, graduate courses in the area of his/her expertise, and mentor graduate and undergraduate students. Candidates should demonstrate potential to establish a strong externally-funded research program, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and excel in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. To apply, please visit jobs.wvu.edu and navigate to the position title listed above. Upload (1) a single PDF file containing a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and names, titles, and full contact information for 3 references; and (2) PDF files of up to 3 publications. In addition, arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent to Paleobiology@mail.wvu.edu. For additional information, please see pages.geo.wvu.edu/Paleobiology or contact the search chair, Amy Weislogel, at Paleobiology@mail.wvu.edu or (304) 293-6721.
Quantitative Structural Geology or Geomechanics: We seek to hire a full-time (9-month), tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in quantitative structural geology with interests in the study of fractured reservoirs and geomechanics. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous externally-funded research program, teach undergraduate classes in structural geology or geomechanics, teach graduate courses in the area of his/her expertise, and mentor graduate and undergraduate students. Candidates should demonstrate potential to establish a strong externally-funded research program, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and excel in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. To apply, please visit jobs.wvu.edu and navigate to the position title listed above. Upload (1) a single PDF file containing a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and names, titles, and full contact information for 3 references; and (2) PDF files of up to 3 publications. In addition, arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent to Geomechanics@mail.wvu.edu. For additional information, please see pages.geo.wvu.edu/Geomechanics or contact the search chair, Dengliang Gao, at Geomechanics@mail.wvu.edu or (304) 293-3310.
Teaching Assistant Professor of Geology: We seek to hire a full-time (9-month), non-tenure track Teaching Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses, including both large introductory and smaller upper-division classes, in the classroom and online, and the field component of the B.S. capstone course, Geology Field Camp (the last with an additional summer stipend). Specialty area is open. Teaching Assistant Professors at WVU are eligible for promotion; however, promotion to senior ranks is not a requirement for institutional commitment and career stability. This position is a nine-month renewable appointment (no maximum number of terms) and includes full benefits. The position carries an 80% teaching (4 courses per semester) and 20% service assignment. The successful candidate will join a faculty that takes great pride in having members recognized at the university, state, and national levels for excellence in teaching. The Department occupies the recently renovated Brooks Hall with state-of-the-art teaching technologies and facilities. To apply for this position, interested candidates should visit jobs.wvu.edu and navigate to the position title listed above. Upload a single PDF file containing a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, teaching evaluations as available, and full contact information for 3 references. In addition, please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to GeologyTAP@mail.wvu.edu. For additional information, please see pages.geo.wvu.edu/GeologyTAP or contact the search chair, Thomas Kammer, at GeologyTAP@mail.wvu.edu or (304) 293-9663.
WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. For additional information about the department visit www.geo.wvu.edu.
This is a full time position as a member of a research team at the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission in Olympia, Washington, which provides technical support for the Adaptive Management Program for Washington's Forest Practices Habitat Conservation Plan. The focus is on design and implementation of studies to evaluate the effectiveness of Washington's Forest Practices regulations related to mass wasting, surface erosion, hydrology and runoff. Examples of research topics include: evaluating prescriptions to control road surface erosion and evaluating approaches for identifying and managing potentially unstable slopes. Tasks include designing and implementing studies, conducting literature reviews, analyzing data, and writing technical reports. Minimum qualifications include a Master's degree and three years professional work experience designing and implementing research related to mass wasting, slope stability or erosion processes. A PhD degree may substitute for the required experience. Desired skills include an in-depth understanding of the response of surface erosion, mass wasting and hydrologic processes to timber harvest and forest roads. A strong background in research and experimental design, and good written and verbal communication skills are necessary. The salary range is $56,411 -$80,402 DOQ. Apply by sending resume and cover letter to Michael Grayum, Executive Director, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, 6730 Martin Way E., Olympia, WA 98516-5540 or email@example.com by Nov. 6, 2015. For more information, contact Dave Schuett-Hames at firstname.lastname@example.org or see the announcement at http://nwifc.org/employment/.
The Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science at Miami University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer faculty position on the Oxford campus, beginning August 2016. The Lecturer will teach undergraduate courses, including foundation courses in physical and environmental geology, as well as intermediate level courses; advise undergraduate students; provide professional service to the department and university. Required: M.S. in geoscience by date of appointment and documented teaching experience. Desired: Ph.D. in geoscience with interest in contributing to supervision of undergraduate student research and field-based experiences. Submit cover letter, vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, unofficial copy of transcripts, and names of three (3) referees to https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=1874. Letters of reference will be requested upon receipt of application. Inquiries can be directed to Cathy Edwards at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2016 and continue until position is filled. Miami University, an EO/AA employer encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami does not permit, and takes action to prevent, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities should be directed to Ms. Mary Jane Leveline at (513) 529-2027. Annual Security and Fire Safety Report may be found at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html. Criminal background check required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free.
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Sedimentary Geology, Assistant Professor (16096). For this tenure track position, preferred research areas include, but are not limited to, sedimentary basin evolution with applications to tectonics or Earth-life-environment interactions across critical transitions in Earth history. We are particularly interested in individuals who integrate field investigations with innovative geochemical, geochronological, or other analytical techniques to pursue interdisciplinary research. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous externally funded research program; teach effectively at both undergraduate and graduate levels including undergraduate field courses; and perform service duties at all levels.
This position requires a Ph.D. in Geology from a regionally accredited college or university by the start of the appointment.
For a position description and application details, please visit http://jobs.unlv.edu or call (702) 895-3504.
The Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science at Miami University invites applications for a temporary, full-time faculty position on the Oxford campus, beginning August 2016. This is a nine-month (two academic semester) appointment that may be renewed for up to four years pending funding availability and satisfactory performance. The primary responsibility of this position is teaching, including foundation courses in physical and environmental geology, and intermediate and upper level courses such as Water & Society and Hydrogeology. An M.S. in geology or a related field is required for appointment as Instructor; a Ph.D. is preferred and is required for appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Submit cover letter, vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, unofficial copy of transcripts, and 3 letters to reference to https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=1862. Inquiries can be directed to Cathy Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2016 and continue until position is filled. Miami University, an EO/AA employer encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami does not permit, and takes action to prevent, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities should be directed to Ms. Mary Jane Leveline at (513) 529-2027. Annual Security and Fire Safety Report may be found at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html. Criminal background check required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free.
The Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science at Miami University invites applications for a Geochemistry Lab Manager. The Lab Manager will be expected to manage new trace metal geochemistry and ICP-OES labs, and to share responsibility for ICP-MS, HPLC and powder XRD labs. Duties will include training and supervision of lab users, laboratory maintenance, data quality assurance, assistance in teaching laboratory-based courses, oversight of radiation and environmental health and safety compliance, and laboratory financial management. Laboratory technique development and adaptation for analysis of diverse geologic and environmental materials expected, with opportunities to pursue research and external funding. Required: M.S. or Ph.D. in geology or related field, at least 4 years of experience in major and trace element analysis of geologic materials by plasma techniques at the time of the appointment, and proven experience in successful training and supervision of geochemistry lab users. Desired: experience in powder XRD and HPLC analysis; expertise in laboratory technique development, computer programming and electrical and mechanical abilities. Submit cover letter, vita and unofficial copy of transcripts to: https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=1868. Arrange to have three (3) letters of recommendation sent to GeochemistrySearch@miamioh.edu. Screening of applications will begin January 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Miami University, an EO/AA employer encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami does not permit, and takes action to prevent, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities should be directed to Ms. Mary Jane Leveline at (513) 529-2027. Annual Security and Fire Safety Report may be found at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html. Criminal background check required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free.
VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN PETROLOGY AND MINERALOGY - TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY - DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS
The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track position at the rank of Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor to teach courses in Petrology, Mineralogy, and Mineral Resources. The position is a nine-month appointment beginning January 1, 2016 contingently renewable for up to three years. Responsibilities consist of teaching at least four courses per academic year in some combination of Mineralogy, Petrology, and/or Mineral Resources. The department will support the successful candidate’s pursuit of independent research and development of a professional academic portfolio, with the opportunity to collaborate with students and colleagues in the College of Geosciences, including the Berg-Hughes Center for Sedimentary and Petroleum Systems, the Center for Tectonophysics and the Deep Crust and Mantle Group. For more information about TAMU, the College of Geosciences and the Department of Geology and Geophysics, see http://geoweb.tamu.edu/
A Ph.D. with specialization in mineralogy or petrology at the time of appointment is required, but ABD candidates also will be considered. Interested candidates should submit electronic versions of a curriculum vita, statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, the names and email addresses of at least three references, and up to four reprints by email attachments, to the Chair of the Mineralogy/Petrology Search Committee (email@example.com). Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and continue until a suitable candidate is appointed. The Department of Geology and Geophysics is part of the College of Geosciences, which also includes the Departments of Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, and Oceanography, Sea Grant, 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 172,000 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. We encourage applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Texas A&M University also has a policy of being responsive to the needs of dual-career partners.
The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago invites applications for positions at the Assistant Professor and Associate Professor ranks. We seek outstanding scientists who address fundamental questions about the physics, chemistry, biology, and history of the Earth and other planetary bodies. Candidates whose research spans disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a list of publications, statements of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information for at least three references through the University’s Academic Careers website given below. All candidates must have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. prior to appointment. Candidates for the Associate Professor rank must have an outstanding research record. Consideration of applications will begin October 12, 2015, 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=54269.
To apply for a position at the rank of Associate Professor, go to academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54270.
Information on the Department of the Geophysical Sciences is available at http://geosci.uchicago.edu.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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.
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.
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, 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 2016. 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 5 October 2015, and exceptional applicants will be contacted in November to schedule on-campus interviews in January 2016. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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.
Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process may contact Katie Casey at 773-702-8104 with their request.
The Indiana Geological Survey, a research institute of Indiana University, seeks applications for an education and outreach coordinator to collaborate with research staff scientists designing, developing, and delivering information and educational products. Full-time, permanent position. Salary range $40-44 K with a University benefits package. Complete job posting is on the IGS Website (igs.indiana.edu). Application deadline is October 29, 2015, or until position is filled. Starting date negotiable.
COASTAL GEOLOGIST - ILLINOIS STATE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY - PRAIRIE RESEARCH INSTITUTE - UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN - POSITION BASED IN CHICAGO AREA
The Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) is part of the Prairie Research Institute (PRI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign which is centrally located between Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis. PRI houses five large scientific surveys covering a wide range of expertise including biology, water resources, climate, geology, sustainable technology and archaeology. The ISGS is a premier state geological survey, with over 200 scientists and technical support staff, serving the needs of the public, government, and industry with earth science information and research relevant to natural resources, environmental quality, economic vitality, and public safety. The University is a land-grant institution that provides access to world-class laboratory and academic facilities, Big Ten athletic events, and internationally acclaimed cultural opportunities.
The Illinois Lake Michigan coast is a dynamic environment that hosts high value natural and anthropogenic resources. The ecological value of near shore and near coast terrestrial areas ranks high in diversity, uniqueness, and importance. The economy of coastal activities such as commerce, tourism, recreation, and transportation underpins the financial sustainability of northeast Illinois communities. Therefore, we are seeking an individual to conceive, plan, coordinate, and conduct basic research and applied studies related to Illinois Lake Michigan coastal geology and communicate results of those studies in a variety of formats and venues. This position will be stationed in the Chicago area within the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Coastal Management Program office or another PRI Chicago area facility. For more information about this program please visit https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/cmp/Pages/default.aspx.
Master’s degree in geology, geological engineering, civil engineering, or related discipline (Ph.D. degree preferred) with 4 years of coastal geology related industry or research experience post master’s degree. Must understand the need for specific applied science needs to solve fundamental coastal issues along the Illinois shoreline. Demonstrated scientific leadership qualities. Ability to write or prepare high quality sponsored research proposals, scientific reports and publications and give oral presentations.
Applications must be received by November 13, 2015. 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 three professional references. All requested information/documentation must be submitted for your application to be considered. An incomplete application 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 EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled http://inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu/.
The geological sciences department at Salem State University seeks applicants for a tenure track position beginning September 2016. The ideal candidate is a field geologist with expertise in structural geology and a secondary focus on igneous and metamorphic petrology who is committed to undergraduate teaching and research. Teaching assignments will include: Structural Geology for majors, summer field course in Montana, introductory general education courses in the geosciences and serving as senior thesis advisor.
To view full posting and apply please visit salemstate.edu/jobs. Please apply online and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter and transcripts. Completed application materials submitted by October 15, 2015 will receive full consideration. Selected candidates will be met at the 2015 GSA Annual Meeting in Baltimore. Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.
As part of a larger investment to create a new Center for Energy Research, 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. Following a first hire in Chemistry, we now invite applications for tenure-track assistant professor whose primary research and teaching affiliation will be in one of the following departments: Biology, Earth and Environmental Science, or Physics & Astronomy. Exceptional senior candidates will be given consideration. The successful candidate will mount an innovative program of fundamental scientific research with impact on our societal energy challenges, and in doing so will forge collaborative links with Penn scientists and engineers involved in energy research. Applicants must apply online at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/590. Required application materials include: curriculum vitae with a list of publications, and a research and teaching statement that includes the candidate’s perspective on how she or he fits into one of the three departments and identifies potential collaborative links with other natural science departments. Applicants should also submit the names and contact information for three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin no later than September 1st, 2015 and will continue as long as the position remains open. 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.upennledu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.
Ultimate Globes is a leading retailer of world globes and maps online. As both a manufacturer and retailer, our focus is to further geographic studies and education by making current and historical maps along with 3D globes available for home, office and classroom continued educational development.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.