Current Classifieds

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY

The Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences (EEES) at Clemson University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level commencing with the fall 2019 semester.

The candidate is expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The ability to teach geophysics and geostatistics is desirable. Development of new courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level will be encouraged. The candidate will be expected to advise MS and Ph.D. students in the EEES Department, and to develop a high-quality, externally funded research program. Opportunities exist for collaboration within the uniquely interdisciplinary EEES department, as well as with colleagues in other departments at Clemson University. Information about the EEES department is available at http://www.clemson.edu/cecas/departments/eees/.

Qualifications: The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Geosciences, Geological Engineering, or a closely related discipline.

SAM HOUSTON STATE

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 http://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/20523

 Questions regarding the position may be directed to: Dr. Joseph Hill, Search Chair (email: geojoe@shsu.edu; 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 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 OF GEOLOGY - UTAH VALLEY STATE

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 https://www.visitsaltlake.com/). In addition, Utah boasts world famous National Parks and Monuments. For more information, please see https://www.uvu.edu/earthscience/or contact the search committee co-chairs Alessandro Zanazzi (alessandro.zanazzi@uvu.edu) and Michael Stearns (mstearns@uvu.edu).

To apply, please visit http://www.uvu.jobs/postings/9182. 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.

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON

The College of Charleston Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank to begin in August 2019. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Geosciences or closely-related field with teaching experience and research activity in paleobiology that complement our existing strengths. The candidate must be able to teach introductory geology courses, especially Earth History, develop and teach one or more courses in their field of specialty, and mentor student research. The candidate is expected to develop his/her own research program and to seek external funds to support their research activities, with relevant fields being vertebrate or invertebrate paleobiology, microevolutionary and/or macroevolutionary patterns, response of organisms to global climate variability through time, and/or taphonomy. The candidate will be expected to mentor students and direct student-driven research projects. The candidate must also be able to serve as curator of the Mace Brown Museum of Natural History at the College of Charleston by demonstrating evidence of past curation, collections management, using collection specimens in their research, and/or museum experience. A Ph.D. is required at the time of employment. For those attending, we can arrange to meet with interested applicants at the 2018 GSA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis and the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C. Contact Tim Callahan (callahant@cofc.edu) for information about this position.

 

TWO-YEAR TEACHING POST-DOCTORAL POSITION - MINERALOGY/PETROLOGY - DEPAUW UNIVERSITY

DePauw University invites applications for a two-year teaching post-doctoral position in the Department of Geosciences beginning August 2019. We are seeking a broadly-trained geoscientist with specialties in Mineralogy and/or Petrology to complement our existing strengths in sedimentology/stratigraphy, structural geology/tectonics, and environmental geoscience. Candidates should demonstrate the potential to be an outstanding teacher in the liberal arts context, an active scholar in their field, and a contributor to a vibrant, student-centered curriculum in the Department and the University. Evidence of effective and inclusive pedagogy is essential.

Ideal candidates will have the desire and the ability to teach courses at all levels of the curriculum, including first-year seminars, and to provide a balance of classroom, laboratory, field and research experiences for our students. Candidates should have broad interests beyond their specialty. We are especially seeking a person who can develop and teach environmentally-themed courses for both majors and non-majors. The teaching assignment for this position is two lab courses and one non-lab course per year. Candidates are encouraged to maintain a productive research program that involves undergraduate students.

The successful candidate will have access to the full range of available faculty development opportunities including teaching, writing, speaking and critical thinking workshops, funding for research and travel to professional conferences, mentoring by current faculty members, and summer stipends for course development or research with students. Department funds are available to support course-related field trips during the academic year and field-based courses during our January and May terms.

Candidates should submit the following material through Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/54222): a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page teaching philosophy, one-page summary of research interests, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. In their application materials, candidates should demonstrate a commitment to fostering an engagement with a diversity of ideas and experiences both in the classroom and at the University. Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. We will meet with selected candidates, if attending, at the 2018 GSA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, November 5-7, 2018. Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Frederick M. Soster, at fsoster@depauw.edu.

DePauw University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer; women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

GEOCHEMISTRY OF NEAR SURFACE ENVIRONMENTS

The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Isotope Geochemistry and/or Analytical Geochemistry of Near Surface Environments at the assistant professor level. Exceptional candidates at the associate professor level will also be considered. We seek a colleague who creatively uses isotopic and/or analytical approaches to understand processes and changes in near surface environments in modern and ancient systems, including the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, biosphere, and/or the upper crust. Successful applicants will be expected to contribute to a diverse research and teaching community in the Department of Earth Sciences through the development of a vigorous, internationally recognized and externally funded research program, through teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and through service in the department, college, and university. The Department of Earth Sciences is part of the College of Science and Engineering and houses research programs as well as state-of-the-art analytical facilities spanning a broad spectrum of Earth Science disciplines (further information is available at: http://www.esci.umn.edu).

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the geosciences or a related field at the time of appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, names and contact information of three references, and, if applicable, a list of any planned presentations at conferences in fall of 2018. These materials must be submitted online at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ - search for Requisition Number 325790.

Appointment may begin as early as August 2019. Review of applications will begin on Oct. 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. For further information or questions, please contact R. Lawrence Edwards, Chair of the Search Committee at edwar001@umn.edu.

The University of Minnesota values a diverse faculty, which fosters a richness of perspectives and an inclusive environment, and whose members serve as role models for a diverse student body. The University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University supports the work-life balance of its faculty.

 

AGI Policy & Critical Issues Internships and Fellowships

AGI’s Geoscience Policy and Critical Issues Programs offer paid internships and fellowships for geoscience students and recent graduates interested in promoting the use of geoscience in policymaking.
 
Interns gain a first-hand understanding of science policy at the federal and/or state and local level. They also hone their writing, research, and web publishing skills as they develop content for the Policy & Critical Issues website and for outreach efforts to federal, state and local policy makers.
 
The programs offer two fellowships: the William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellow spends a year working in Washington, D.C., as a staff member in the office of a member of Congress or on a congressional committee, and the AGI/Schlumberger Fellow in Geoscience Communication spends 6-12 months working with the Critical Issues Program to help connect state and local decision makers with high-quality geoscience information.
 

EARTH Science Writing Externship

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, 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 earth@earthmagazine.org to apply.