Career Opportunities

STRUCTURAL GEOLOGIST - ILLINOIS STATE GEOLGICAL SURVEY, PRAIRIE RESEARCH INSTITUTE - UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

The Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) is seeking a Visiting Assistant Research Scientist, Structural Geologist. Position may become a regular, non-visiting position at a later date. The successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to or leading multi-disciplinary surface and subsurface research programs within the ISGS in the area of structural geology and/or geomechanics and applying innovative techniques to understand issues related to energy resource development; groundwater and seismic-hazard issues; and continental tectonics. The candidate will be expected to collaborate with other ISGS scientists, University of Illinois faculty, and external colleagues, in both existing and new research programs. Qualifications include a Ph.D. (in structural geology, geomechanics, rock physics, or related fields), strong communication skills, and the ability to develop a funded research program and to work collaboratively. The ISGS is an applied research unit within the University of Illinois, a Research I institution with a resident student population of about 40,000. Research scientists at the ISGS can be considered for adjunct faculty status at the University of Illinois and may have the opportunity to teach and advise students at the undergraduate or graduate level in the Department of Geology, which offers both M.S. and Ph.D. Applications must be received by January 19, 2018. For additional information, including instructions on how to apply, please visit https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board or contact Lori Walston-Vonderharr, Human Resources, Prairie Research Institute at lwalston@illinois.edu. The University, which conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer, is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago invites applications for positions at the Assistant Professor rank. We seek outstanding scientists from all areas of Earth and planetary sciences who will enhance the research activities of the department. Candidates whose research spans disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a list of publications, statements of research and teaching interests, and three reference letters, to be submitted through the University's Academic Careers website: https://tinyurl.com/yd4eh4l6.

Candidates must have completed all requirements for the PhD prior to appointment.

Consideration of applications will begin December 1, 2017, and will continue until all positions have been filled.

Information on the Department of the Geophysical Sciences is available at: http://geosci.uchicago.edu.
 
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago invites applications for positions at the Associate Professor rank. We seek outstanding scientists from all areas of Earth and planetary sciences who will enhance the research activities of the department. Candidates whose research spans disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply.
 
Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a list of publications, statements of research and teaching interests, and three reference letters, to be submitted through the University’s Academic Careers website: https://tinyurl.com/ycseygqe.
 
Candidates must have a Ph.D. and an outstanding research record.

Consideration of applications will begin December 1, 2017, and will continue until all positions have been filled.

Information on the Department of the Geophysical Sciences is available at: http://geosci.uchicago.edu.
 
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.
 

AFFILIATE PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY - GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY

The Geology Department at Grand Valley State University invites applications for an affiliate faculty position to begin in the fall 2018. For more information about the responsibilities of the position, please visit http://jobs.gvsu.edu/cw/en-us/listing/. At least an M.S. in Geosciences with teaching experience is required.
 
Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu. Attach a letter of application, vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and the names and contact information of at least three references familiar with your teaching. Review of applications to begin December 18, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Contact Figen Mekik (mekikf@gvsu.edu) with any questions. The Geology department website may be found at www.gvsu.edu/geology. Grand Valley is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY

The Department of Geography and Geology at Sam Houston State University invites applications for two, full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level beginning August of 2018. Each position will teach a standard 3-3 load consisting of two sections of an introductory, general education course and an upper-division specialty or elective course per semester.
 
The ideal candidates will have a commitment to a high quality undergraduate teaching program that values both field and laboratory instruction, involve undergraduate students in research, and the ability to work with a diverse student body.
Review of complete applications will begin December 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applicants have submitted all required materials listed below by that date.
 
Assistant Professor Sedimentology-Stratigraphy: The candidate will hold a Ph.D. in geology or geosciences with concentrations in sedimentology, stratigraphy, or closely related field at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be able to teach a required upper-division course in Sedimentology and Stratigraphy at an appropriate level. We seek a colleague who will integrate a robust field component into their teaching and research. The successful candidate will also develop a research program that will incorporate and mentor undergraduate students. Preferred areas of research include but are not limited to applied sedimentology and/or stratigraphy, paleontology, or applications of the sedimentary record/paleontology to paleoclimatology. The willingness to contribute to a strong tradition of field-based inquiry is a plus.
 
Assistant Professor Applied Geophysics: The candidate will hold a Ph.D. in geophysics, geology, or closely related field at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be able to teach a required upper-division course in Applied Geophysics at an appropriate level. Industry experience in applied geophysical methods is preferred but not required. The successful candidate should have the ability to utilize existing geophysical equipment (GPR, portable magnetometer, portable seismometer, etc.) for teaching purposes. Areas of research are open, but ideally would actively incorporate undergraduate students. We seek a colleague who will actively contribute to the department through quality teaching, research, and mentoring of undergraduate students. Willingness to contribute to a strong tradition of field-based inquiry is a plus.
 
Research Facilities: The geology program is well equipped for teaching and research. Available equipment in addition to those mentioned above includes but are not limited to:
•                     Hitachi S3200N SEM with EDS
•                     Rigaku XRD and dedicated lab equipment
•                     Research Nikon Cathodoluminescence  Petrographic Microscope
•                     Dedicated Nikon U-stage Petrographic Microscope
•                     Hand-held Niton XLP 300A XRF Analyzer
•                     Multi-purpose Teaching-Flume
•                     Dedicated rock preparation laboratory
•                     Two Hand Held Core Drills
In addition, the department has a dedicated 7,500+ square foot core laboratory for core analysis and general research and a core refrigerator.  Other analytical equipment is available through TRIES (Texas Research Institute for Environmental Studies), located on campus.
 
Application Process: Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, current vita, and brief statements of teaching philosophy and research interests to: http://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/18426 for the Sedimentology-Stratigraphy position, or http://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/18429 for the Applied Geophysics position.
 
Please have three professional references send their letters to the same website. Direct questions about the application process as appropriate:
Sedimentology-Stratigraphy: Dr. Pat Harris, Chair of Sedimentology Search (email: pat-harris@shsu.edu.
 
Applied Geophysics:  Dr. Joseph Hill, Chair of Geophysics Search (email: geojoe@shsu.edu)
 
Applicants selected for the on-campus interview process will be asked to supply transcripts showing appropriate degrees. Official transcripts will be required for appointment.
 
About SHSU: Sam Houston State University was founded in 1879 and named after Texas’ greatest hero, General Sam Houston. With a total enrollment of approximately 20,000 students, SHSU is classified as a Doctoral Research Institution by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education and offers 79 undergraduate degree programs, 54 masters programs, and five doctoral programs. The department has approximately 100 geology majors and offers degrees in geology and geoscience. More information is available on the department’s website at www.shsu.edu/~gel_geo.
 
Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN GEOCHRONOLOGY - PURDUE UNIVERSITY

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of geochronology.
 
We encourage applicants from all areas of geochronology and thermochronology, spanning timescales from deep time to modern, who will diversify our expertise and build instrumentation capabilities. The successful candidate will complement and strengthen areas of research in the department, which include cosmogenic nuclides and accelerator mass spectrometry, Quaternary geology, tectonics, stable isotope geochemistry, petrology, planetary science and sedimentary geology.
 
Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in Earth, Atmospheric, or Planetary Science, or a related field at the time of employment. The appointee is expected to develop and maintain a vigorous, externally funded, internationally recognized research program and to teach and mentor students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
 
Purdue University’s College of Science/Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.
 
Interested applicants should visit https://hiring.science.purdue.edu, submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and complete contact information for at least 3 references. Review of applications will begin November 13, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions related to this position should be sent to Dr. Darryl Granger, chair of the search committee (phone: 765-494-0043, email dgranger@purdue.edu). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.
 
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
 

TENURE-TRACK POSITION IN HYDROGEOLOGY

The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Iowa (www.clas.uiowa.edu/ees) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with interdisciplinary interests in the broad field of hydrogeology. We seek an outstanding researcher with expertise in, but not limited to, physical hydrogeology, groundwater and shallow subsurface flow, surface/ground water interaction, fluid flow through rocks, geothermal energy, reactive and/or contaminant transport, or environmental hydrogeology who best complements current strengths in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department. The candidate is expected to develop an active, externally-funded research program, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and teach introductory geology courses as well as upper division and graduate courses in hydrogeology and related fields.
 
The start date of the appointment is August 15, 2018. A Ph.D. in geological sciences or a related field is required by the time of appointment. Candidates must submit applications online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/ (requisition #71638). The application should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement detailing current and future research activities, a statement of teaching interest, and contact information for three referees. Referees will receive directions by e-mail regarding the electronic submission of letters to the University of Iowa.
 
Screening of applications will begin November 17, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Jeff Dorale (Search Committee Chair; 319-335-1818; jeffrey-dorale@uiowa.edu) or Dr. C.T. Foster, Jr. (Department Chair; 319-335-1820; tom-foster@uiowa.edu). The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is home to sixteen faculty conducting research in environmental science, geochemistry, paleontology, and tectonics. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to interact with researchers associated with the Intensively Managed Landscapes Critical Zone Observatory(www.criticalzone.org/iml), the Iowa Flood Center, IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering(www.iihr.uiowa.edu), the Iowa Geological Survey (www.iihr.uiowa.edu/igs), and the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research (www.cgrer.uiowa.edu), and have access to University-administered high-performance computing clusters. The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.