Career Opportunities


We seek an individual with strong geoscience skills to coordinate projects and publications in support of the Survey’s mission. As a member of the management team, this position supervises editorial staff and contracts, and plays a key editorial role in facilitating, guiding, and managing the Survey’s timely publication of maps and reports, including overseeing peer review processes. The position will also focus on project coordination and promotion, needs assessment, investigation of funding opportunities, and facilitation of communication between and among Survey staff, partners, and stakeholders.

Madison, Wisconsin, is home to the State Capitol, the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. Surrounded by lakes, our bike-friendly college town is a vibrant hub of art, music, local foods, and outdoor activities.

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Join our world-class group of researchers as a bedrock geologist. We’re looking for someone with experience in carbonate geology, clastic sedimentology, stratigraphy, or structural geology to conduct geologic mapping to address specific research questions. Participate in the Survey’s bedrock mapping program, including field mapping and study of outcrops, interpreting geologic and geophysical logs, describing rock core and cuttings, developing isopach and depth-to-bedrock maps, and constructing and interpreting three-dimensional geologic data sets.

Madison, Wisconsin, is home to the State Capitol, the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. Surrounded by lakes, our bike-friendly college town is a vibrant hub of art, music, local foods, and outdoor activities.

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We seek an experienced hydrogeologist to join our active groundwater team. The position will initially focus on groundwater problems in southwestern Wisconsin. Potential studies include investigations of well water quality and contamination susceptibility related to regional geology, karst and fracture features, and land use changes. The hydrogeologist will also engage in applied county-scale projects as needed in other parts of the state.

Madison, Wisconsin, is home to the State Capitol, the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. Surrounded by lakes, our bike-friendly college town is a vibrant hub of art, music, local foods, and outdoor activities.

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The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program that expands the scope of our departmental capabilities while complementing and integrating with our existing strengths. This position requires a Doctorate in planetary geosciences or a related field at time of application. Salary range: $67,725 - $75,250 annually. For more information or to apply visit by 12/20/2018. Announcement #F000734P. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.


The Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies at Calvin College invites applications for a tenure-track, sedimentary geology position beginning September 2019.  Ph.D. in hand or near completion is required. The successful candidate will teach Sedimentation and Stratigraphy, Historical Geology, and be a team member in teaching GIS as well as field courses in Montana. Additional teaching could include Oceanography, Paleontology, Hydrogeology, or other topics depending on the candidate’s background and interests. The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop a research program with undergraduates. Information about the department can be obtained at

Calvin College is a Christian college in the Reformed tradition, and all faculty are expected to support the college’s religious commitment and educational mission. Calvin is building a tradition of diversity and seeks faculty who will contribute to that effort. More information can be obtained at

Applicants should send a full curriculum vitae; a letter of application that addresses the requirements and responsibilities of the position; a 250-500 word statement explaining how you seek to express your Christian faith in teaching and scholarship; and three letters of recommendation. Send these documents to: Dr. Deanna van Dijk, at We will begin reviewing applications starting 1 December 2018.


The Department of Geography and Geology at Sam Houston State University invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position in groundwater hydrogeology beginning August of 2019. A Ph.D. degree in Geology or related Earth Sciences is required. The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level. More experienced candidates may be considered at the Associate Professor level. The 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 the interest and ability to teach Hydrogeology, Environmental Geology, and serve in a leadership role in the nascent, interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences degree. The successful candidate would ideally serve as the primary advisor/coordinator for the Environmental Sciences degree and must 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 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applicants who have submitted all required materials listed below by that date.

 Application Process: Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, current vita, contact information for three professional references, and statements of teaching philosophy and research interests online at

 Questions regarding the position may be directed to: Dr. Joseph Hill, Search Chair (email:; 936-294-1560), Department of Geography and Geology, Box 2148, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77341-2148.

 Applicants selected for the on-campus interview process will be asked to supply transcripts showing appropriate conferred 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 21,000 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 70 geology majors and offers degrees in geology and geoscience. More information is available on the department’s website at

 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.


The Department of Earth Science at Utah Valley University (UVU) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in geology, to begin August 2019. In our broad search of talented candidates, we seek a committed educator with expertise in geoscience education, a proven record of effective pedagogy, and a passion for teaching lower-division Earth science courses. Expertise in applied geophysics and/or engineering geology is a plus but is not required. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in geology or a closely related field at the time of appointment. Responsibilities will include: 1) designing and teaching introductory-level Earth science courses using various delivery methods (i.e., face-to-face, flipped, hybrid, and online courses);  2) assisting other faculty in designing courses and in developing learning activities that follow sound pedagogical principles; 3) supervision of undergraduate research (in science education and/or a geological discipline); and 4) service to the institution. Other possible responsibilities may include participation in our multi-instructor summer field geology capstone course, development of new upper division course(s) in the successful applicant's area of expertise, and coordination of curricula design among full-time faculty and adjunct instructors. A strong commitment to an evidence-based approach to teaching and to undergraduate research are necessary.

UVU, located in Orem, Utah, is a fast-growing comprehensive state institution of higher education with over 36,000 students and strong support for engaged learning. The main campus sits at the western front of the Wasatch Mountains, with superb opportunities for field-based teaching and research. The Department of Earth Science has a 14-member faculty with a strong record of mentoring undergraduate research and offers B.S. programs in Geology, Earth Science Education, Geography, and Environmental Science & Management. It has excellent facilities, including a GEODE seismograph, pXRF, ICP-OES, SEM (EDX, EBSD, and CL-capable), petrographic teaching microscopes, electrical resistivity and magnetometer instruments, as well as a range of other geochemical, remote sensing, surveying, and computing resources. The department also has strong ties to the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Utah State University, local industry and governmental organizations.

The Provo-Orem metropolitan area has a population of over 500,000 and excellent access to numerous outdoor recreational activities such as snow sports, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, and hunting. Salt Lake City is 45 minutes north by high-speed commuter rail; it has an international airport and a vibrant cultural scene including highly acclaimed symphony, opera, ballet, outdoor concert series, professional sports and more (see In addition, Utah boasts world famous National Parks and Monuments. For more information, please see contact the search committee co-chairs Alessandro Zanazzi ( and Michael Stearns (

To apply, please visit Applications deadline: 1/7/19.

Utah Valley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled/Equal Access Employer. Utah Valley University is committed to an inclusive hiring process and the welcoming of diverse candidates.