Career Opportunities

AIPG NATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP http://aipg.org/undergraduates

Purpose: To assist students with college education costs and to promote student participation in the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG). Up to ten scholarships will be awarded to declared undergraduate geological sciences majors who are at least sophomores. Details for applying for these scholarships are provided below.

Scholarship Awards: Scholarship awards in the amount of $1,000.00 each will be made to eligible students attending a college or university in the U.S. Scholarships are intended to be used to support tuition and/or room and board.

Eligibility Requirements: Any student who is majoring in geology (or earth science), is at least a sophomore, and is attending a four-year accredited college or university in the U.S. can apply. Also, the student must be either a student member of AIPG or must have applied for student membership at the time the application for the scholarship is submitted.

Each student who is awarded a scholarship agrees, by accepting the scholarship, to prepare a 600 to 800 word article for publication in The Professional Geologist. The subject of the article must be related to a timely professional issue.

Application Process: Submit a cover letter introducing yourself and tell us what you have done outside of the class room such as research projects, officer in club, or outside activities within the community. Address your career goals in near term and longer term. Provide your academic objectives: If you are attending a two-year institute do you plan to continue to a four-year institute and complete a degree? If you attend a four-year institute do you plan to attend graduate school? Submit an essay on “Why I Want to be a Geologist”. Submit a copy of your transcript (unofficial) and documentation that you are a current student. Requisite standards to apply are a minimum GPA of 2.8 (on a 4 point scale) and a minimum of 12 semester credits of geology/geoscience courses with a 3.0 GPA in these courses completed at time of application. Submit a letter of recommendation from a geology/geoscience professor that provides an emphasis on your performance and activities in the classroom, in the department, and your character in how you work and help other students.

The application packet should be submitted to: American Institute of Professional Geologists, Attn: Education Committee Chr., 1333 W. 120th Ave., Suite 211, Westminster, Colorado 80234-2710.

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Dorothy Combs by telephone (303) 412-6205 or e-mail: aipg@aipg.org.

Application Deadline and Award Date: Applications must be received by February 1st. awarded the month of May.

Basis of Awards: Awards will be based on the cover letter, recommendation, transcript and the content and creativity of the essay as judged by the Education Committee. The decisions of the Education Committee are final.

Miscellaneous: Application requirements for student membership to AIPG: Student must be currently enrolled in a geological science degree program (as defined by the American Geosciences Institute).

AIPG student membership is available online or applications can be obtained from: American Institute of Professional Geologists, 1333 W. 120th Ave., Suite 211, Westminster, Colorado 80234-2710. (Application forms are also available on the AIPG website http://www.aipg.org) Join Online! Student Membership is Free!

DIRECTOR/STATE GEOLOGIST - IDAHO GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

University Research (Div)

The Director of the Idaho Geological Survey (IGS ) serves as the chief operating officer, setting the course and direction for the Survey and for furthering the role of the Survey across the state in accordance with governance statutes (citations attached), in cooperation with advice from the IGS Advisory Board. This position requires a demonstrated excellence in research and experience in collaborative research programs associated with the geosciences and/or significant related industry experience. Salary range: $90,646 annually or higher commensurate with experience. For more information or to apply visit http://apptrkr.com/1368573. Announcement #SP002051P. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

FOUNDATION OF AIPG WILLIAM J. SIOK GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM http://aipg.org/graduates

Purpose: To assist graduate students with college education costs and to promote student participation in the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG). One scholarship will be awarded to a declared graduate student in an accredited geoscience program with an emphasis in environmental geoscience and/or hydrogeology. Details for applying for this scholarship are provided below.http://aipg.org/graduates

Scholarship Awards: Scholarship award is in the amount of $1,000.00 to an eligible graduate student attending a college or university in the U.S. Scholarships are intended to be used to support tuition, room and board, and/or research.

Eligibility Requirements: Any graduate student who is majoring in the geosciences in the U.S. can apply. Also, the student must be either a student member of AIPG or must have applied for student membership at the time the application for the scholarship is submitted.

The student who is awarded the scholarship agrees, by accepting the scholarship, to prepare a 600 to 800 word article for publication in The Professional Geologist. The subject of the article must be related to a timely professional issue.

Application Process: Submit a cover letter introducing yourself and tell us what you have done outside of the class room such as research projects, officer in club, or outside activities within the community. Address your career goals in near term and longer term. Submit a one page (approximately 750 words) essay on a topic the AIPG Education Committee will decide on annually. The 2019 scholarship essay topic is: “What do you think will be the most important area of employment for geosciences by 2030 and why”.

Submit a copy of your transcript (unofficial) and documentation that you are a current student. Requisite standards to apply are a minimum GPA of 2.8 (on a 4 point scale) and a minimum of 12-semester credits of geology/geoscience courses with a 3.0 GPA in these courses completed at the time of application.

Submit a letter of recommendation from a geology/geoscience professor that provides an emphasis on your performance and activities in the classroom, in the department, and your character in how you work and help other students.

The application packet should be submitted to: American Institute of Professional Geologists, Attn: Education Committee Chr., 1333 W. 120th Ave., Suite 211, Westminster, Colorado 80234-2710.

Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Dorothy Combs by telephone to(303) 412-6205 or e-mail: aipg@aipg.org.

Application Deadline and Award Date: Applications must be received by February 1st, awarded the month of May.

The scholarship award will be based on the cover letter, recommendation, transcript and the content and creativity of the essay as judged by the Education Committee. The decision of the Education Committee is final.

Miscellaneous: Application requirements for student membership to AIPG: Student must be currently enrolled in a geological science degree program (as defined by the American Geosciences Institute).

AIPG student membership is available online or applications can be obtained from: American Institute of Professional Geologists, 1333 W. 120th Ave., Suite 211, Westminster, Colorado 80234-2710. (Application forms are also available on the AIPG website http://www.aipg.org) Join Online! Student Membership is Free!

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - FIELD-ORIENTED SEDIMENTOLOGY, STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, OR VOLCANOLOGY

The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) at the University of Nevada, Reno, seeks applicants for a tenure-track academic faculty position in field-oriented research in structural geology, volcanology, or sedimentology. NBMG is a public service unit of UNR and serves as both the state geologic survey of Nevada and as a research department in the UNR College of Science. Faculty at NBMG have tenure-track academic appointments, with both research and teaching obligations. 

Position Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of this position will be to develop broad programs in research and education in Sedimentology, Structural Geology, or Volcanology. Research will focus on the geologic framework and tectonic evolution of Nevada, utilizing innovative approaches to detailed geologic mapping, sedimentologic analysis, structural analysis, geochronology (e.g. U/Pb, detrital zircons, or 40Ar/39Ar), and/or paleomagnetism. Position responsibilities and expectations include: 1) utilizing detailed geologic mapping to conduct basic and applied research; 2) working independently as well as collaboratively with NBMG faculty-staff, faculty in other geoscience units in the Nevada system of higher education, and others in industry and government in developing funded research projects; 3) contributing to the understanding of natural resources and geologic hazards in the region; 4) supervising graduate students and teaching courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctorate in geology or a related geoscience field by the time of hire and a demonstrated record of research on topics related to sedimentology, structural geology, tectonics, and/or volcanology as indicated by dissertation research, industry experience, or peer-reviewed publications. The successful candidate must also have experience in field-oriented research and a desire to conduct detailed geologic mapping on future projects in Nevada. Excellent communication skills, as demonstrated in written application materials; commitment to public service; potential for, or established record of publications; and ability to attract funding are essential. Doctoral research must include one or more of the following disciplines: structural geology, sedimentology, or volcanology. We encourage candidates to explain achievable plans for funded research on Nevada-focused topics in their area of expertise in the letters of interest.

Salary and Date of Appointment: The position will be a tenure-track faculty appointment at the assistant professor level with an academic-year base salary that is competitive with other research universities. Starting date will be July 1, 2019 or shortly thereafter, depending on availability of the successful candidate.

For more detailed information about the position and to apply, please visit: https://is.gd/pgqdbK. Application deadline is March 1, 2019. For further information about NBMG, please consult our website http://www.nbmg.unr.edu.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation. The University of Nevada employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

EEO/AA Women and under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN STRUCTURE AND TECTONICS

The Department of Geology at Bates College invites applications for a replacement position beginning fall 2019. The successful candidate must demonstrate potential for teaching excellence in a vigorous undergraduate program, welcome the opportunity for close interaction with serious students in a senior thesis advisory role, and share with other members of the department responsibility for General Education courses. Field-based laboratory projects and collaboration with departmental colleagues offer a wide range of instructional opportunities. 

The position is a full time, one-year sabbatical replacement in structural geology and tectonics. In the fall semester, the successful candidate will teach an introductory course with laboratory in plate tectonics with some component of field geology and a sophomore/junior level course with laboratory in structural geology. In the winter semester, the candidate will teach an earth science themed GIS course or an upper level course in the area of their own expertise. During the spring Short Term semester (May) the candidate will teach a 5-week immersion course on and or off campus in the area of their own expertise. Facilities include a staff-supported Imaging and Computing Center, GIS and mobile GIS capabilities, and a structure laboratory. A full-time departmental assistant in instruction provides logistical support for the introductory laboratory. 

We strongly encourage applications from individuals in underrepresented groups, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to higher education due to societal, economic, or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated capacity to advance the college’s continuing commitments to equity and inclusion. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas.

Qualifications: ABD will be considered, Ph.D., preferred.

Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2019. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, and a statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to equity, inclusion, and diversity with regard to underrepresented groups. The search committee may request additional materials after initial review of candidates. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

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ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR – ECONOMIC GEOLOGIST (HYDROTHERMAL GEOCHEMISTRY) - NEVADA BUREAU OF MINES AND GEOLOGY

The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) at the University of Nevada, Reno is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position focused on hydrothermal geochemistry and mineral deposits. NBMG is a research and public service unit of the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) and is the state geological survey. Managed as part of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering in the College of Science at UNR, NBMG functions as an academic unit, and its principal scientists are tenure-track faculty members. Nevada is one of the most exciting regions in the world to do research in the geosciences and the best in the U.S. for the study of hydrothermal mineral deposits. For further information about NBMG, please consult our website http://www.nbmg.unr.edu.

Interested applicants must have a doctorate in geology or a related geoscience field by the time of hire and a demonstrated record of research on topics related to hydrothermal mineral deposits as indicated by dissertation research or peer-reviewed publications. Excellent communication skills, as demonstrated in written application materials; commitment to public service; potential for, or established record of publications; and ability to attract funding are essential. Previous research must include economic geology or hydrothermal geochemistry with a focus on mineral deposits.

Preference will be given to candidates with: 1) academic experience in hydrothermal mineral deposits, particularly research that blends both quantitative analytical and field-based approaches; 2) demonstrated research productivity with publications in the peer-reviewed literature; and 3) achievable plans for funded research on Nevada-focused topics in economic geology, as described in the applicant’s letter of interest. Additional preferred fields of expertise include: 1) geochemistry of metal solubility and transport; 2) geochemical modeling, 3) fluid inclusions, 4) stable isotopes, and/or 5) geochemical microanalyses

Position responsibilities and expectations include: 1) working independently as well as collaborating with NBMG faculty-staff, faculty in other geoscience units at UNR and UNLV, and others in industry and government in developing funded projects and conducting research; 2) focusing research on mineral deposits in Nevada, though some research can be conducted outside Nevada; and 3) supervising graduate students and teaching courses related to hydrothermal geochemistry. The position will be a tenure-track faculty appointment with an academic-year base salary (9 months) that is competitive with other research universities. Starting date will be July 1, 2019 or shortly thereafter, depending on availability of the successful candidate.

For more detailed information about the position, and to apply, please visit https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UNR-external/job/University-of-Nevada-Reno---Main-Campus/Assistant-or-Associate-Professor---Economic-Geologist_R0113408-1. Applications will be accepted through February 21, 2019.

EEO/AA Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.