Career Opportunities

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan invites outstanding applicants in any field of earth sciences to the LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The two-year fellowship program provides early career scholars with dedicated research time, mentorship, teaching experience, travel funding, and professional development opportunities to prepare them for possible tenure-track appointments in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA).

The program is aimed at promoting an inclusive scholarly environment, recruiting and retaining exceptional early career scholars, and supporting outstanding scholars committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive intellectual community. Candidates whose scholarship, teaching, and service will contribute to these diversity, equity, and inclusion goals are encouraged to apply online through LSA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion website: http://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/about/diversity--equity-and-inclusion/lsa-collegiate-postdoctoral-fellowship-program.html by October 2, 2017. Inquiries may be directed to lsacollegiatepostdoc@umich.edu or earthcollegiatepostdoc@umich.edu.

Technology Manager/Programmer, American Geosciences Institute

The Technology Manager is responsible for a wide array of tech related duties at AGI. The duties range from programming, web-design and maintenance, and database management to general IT troubleshooting and system installs to systems administration and networking. The Technology Manager helps AGI run more smoothly utilizing appropriate technological tools. They also are expected to bring new ideas and direction to keep AGI relevant and increasingly efficient and innovative.

The Technology Manager works under the Director of Technology but is expected to be able to work independently with the confidence and ability to make impactful decisions. The person will work closely with departments to identify opportunities and then develop systems integration programs, collaborate on writing programs for process management, data harvesting and Q/C, as well as automation of IT tasks. The person will also work closely with the communications staff on social media endeavors and across the institute related to website development.

Duties

  • End user support and troubleshooting
  • Programming for task automation, systems integration, and data mining and harvesting
  • External website and document scraping for GeoRef.
  • Website and database content creation.
  • Website maintenance tasks
  • Interfacing with APIs for a variety of purposes both internal and external to provide tight systems integration. Examples include Social media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn), Google Admin, Watson IBM voice to text.     
  • Web Maintenance: AGI has ~10 websites that the Technology Manager will administer. The majority are Drupal 7 based. Tasks include:
  • Website Maintenance ranging from node cleanup to CSS, JS, and PHP editing.
  • Website content creation.
  • Assisting and teaching employees and interns on content creation.
  • SQL Database management
  • Choosing, purchasing and installing IT equipment
  • Semi-automated installation of Windows 10
  • Setting up PCs for employees
  • Troubleshooting daily IT needs of the company
  • Systems admin and networking
  • Working Knowledge of Linux, TCP-IP, VOIP, and Active Directory

Qualifications

Required

  • B.S. degree or higher.  Degrees in geoscience or the phyiscal sciences a plus
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Ability to work independently and creative problem solving
  • Demonstrared experience with programming in python, C#, and/or PHP
  • Knowledge of database, website, PDF, etc parsing/scraping
  • Web management experience: CSS, HTML, Javascript, JQuery, PHP
  • Knowledge and experience with API interfacing

Desired

  • Working knowledge of Windows networking
  • Comfort with both Linux and Windows systems                   
  • Experience deploying systems
  • Any level of Systems administration experience

Salary commensurate with experience, full benefits provided, including health insurance and 403(b) plan.  To apply, please email jobs@agiweb.org with cover letter, resume, and salary requirements.  Please indicate “Tech Manager” in the subject.  Position open until filled. EOE.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES - JOB OPENING ID 37221

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of surface hydrology. The candidate is expected to perform basic research in hydrologic processes at or near Earth’s surface. Areas of interest include but are not limited to fluvial, lacustrine, and/or estuarine systems, fluvial geomorphology and sediment transport, flooding, and relationships to ecological and climate systems. The ideal candidate will employ quantitative tools and will integrate computational approaches with direct and remotely sensed observations.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, maintain a strong publication record, advise students, provide outstanding teaching over a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses, and participate actively in departmental governance and university service. We seek candidates who will strengthen existing research programs in geology, climate science, and remote sensing, as well as foster collaboration with scholars across the Washington University community.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Earth science, or a related field, at the time of appointment. Complete applications include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and the names and contact information of at least four references as a single PDF, and should be sent to Professor Philip Skemer, Hydrology Search Committee Chair, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University, Campus Box 1169, 1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, or via e-mail: hydrologysearch@eps.wustl.edu. Applications must be received by October 15, 2017 to ensure full consideration. Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.