Current Classifieds

HYDROGEOLOGIST

The Indiana Geological and Water Survey at Indiana University (IU) seeks an experienced (relevant course work and 3 years required) hydrogeologist to join our dynamic staff that conducts applied research for water and energy resources in Indiana and beyond. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active, independent, externally-funded research program and supervise project-based employees. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, aquifer delineation and characterization in carbonate, clastic, alluvial, and glacial settings; surface water-groundwater interactions and geochemistry; aquifer response to climate change; and interactions between groundwater and subsurface energy reservoirs. The position is open at the Academic Rank (Ph.D. required – job# 79664521) and Professional Rank (Masters required – job# 10577P) levels. The successful candidate is expected to take advantage of world-class experimental facilities and develop active collaborations at IU. All applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.iu.edu/.

INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION

The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full‐time non‐tenure track Instructional Assistant Professor. This is a 9‐month appointment for an initial three‐ year term, renewable contingent on performance and continued funding. We seek an energetic educator to lead efforts to develop cutting‐edge fundamental Earth science courses and expand our catalog of online courses. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester using effective pedagogical techniques in a combination of classroom and online settings, coordinate lab scheduling for undergraduate courses, and develop new online course materials. Teaching opportunities also include field, high impact learning, and study abroad courses.

The successful candidate may augment the 9‐month appointment with research funding or by teaching undergraduate research and field courses and/or other courses in their area of expertise. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate is expected to make contributions to either research or departmental service and will have opportunities to explore cutting‐edge teaching technologies or practice. This appointment includes the ability to seek extramural funding, conduct collaborative research with other members of the faculty, use department facilities, and publish research results. At the time of employment, candidates must have a Ph.D. in geology, geophysics, geological education or a related discipline in addition to higher education teaching experience with a minimum of 4 semesters as a Teaching Assistant or 2 semesters as instructor of record.

The College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University is a unique institution committed to fundamental Earth systems research across four Departments: Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, Oceanography, and Geology and Geophysics. The College hosts the Texas Sea Grant, the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG), and the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). The college has established a teaching/research facility in Costa Rica and a teaching facility near San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. This appointment includes the opportunity to work across departments and programs in the College and lead international coursework to maximize educational opportunities for our undergraduates.

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/ Disability Employer committed to diversity. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented ethnic groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Texas A&M University also has a policy of being responsive to the needs of dual‐career partners (http://dof.tamu.edu/Faculty‐Resources/dual‐career‐partner‐placement). The College of Geosciences is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive climate for faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students. We actively work to recruit and retain a diverse cohort of undergraduate students. We seek a colleague with a track record that will complement our education mission to train a diverse pool of students for future success in applied, academic, and government positions as geoscientists.

Interested candidates should submit electronic applications to: https://apply.interfolio.com/57482 and must include the following: curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of at least three references. Screening of applications will begin March 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to the Chair of the Instructional Assistant Professor Search Committee by emailing InstructionalAsstProfessorsearch@tamu.edu.

MICHEL T. HALBOUTY ’30 VISITING CHAIR IN GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS

The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Texas A&M University is pleased to announce the Michel T. Halbouty ’30 Visiting Chair (Visiting Professor) in Geology and Geophysics. The purpose of Mr. Halbouty’s generous gift is to “Promote excellence in the teaching and research of the Department of Geology and Geophysics.” Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Geology, Geophysics or related field, be at the Associate or Full Professor rank or hold an equivalent title, and be highly accomplished scholars with an internationally recognized record of excellence in their field of study. Chair holders should plan to be at the Texas A&M College Station campus and engage with department faculty and students in research and teaching for up to twelve months duration. The appointment may include partial salary support, housing and travel expenses, and expenses related to proposed teaching, research, and engagement activities.

The College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University is a unique institution committed to fundamental Earth systems research across four Departments: Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, Oceanography, and Geology and Geophysics. The College hosts the Texas Sea Grant, the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG), and the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). This appointment includes the opportunity to work across departments and programs in the College and lead international coursework to maximize educational opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students.

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Interested candidates should submit electronic applications to: https://apply.interfolio.com/57956 Applications should be submitted by March 31, 2019 to be considered for awards beginning in 2019 or 2020. Applicants should identify and coordinate with faculty proponents prior to submitting an application. Applications should include a CV; a 2-page proposal identifying the faculty proponent and research, teaching and engagement activities as a Visiting Chair holder; a timeline of availability for visiting the department; and a budget tabulation and justification of desired funds needed for salary and other expenses. Please contact the search chair, Dr. Ryan Ewing, at rce@tamu.edu with questions.

INSTRUCTOR OF GEOSCIENCE - POSITION 998145

The Geoscience faculty at University of Central Missouri invites applications for a full-time, renewable, non tenure-track instructor position to begin August 2019. We seek a broadly-trained, field oriented individual to teach Introduction to Geology along with additional courses in geoscience such as environmental geoscience, climate science, engineering geology, or water resources. The ability to develop and deliver new interdisciplinary courses that would be of interested to students across the university is desirable.
 

To apply: Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at https://jobs.ucmo.edu.
Review of completed applications begins January 25th, 2018 and continues until filled. The University of Central Missouri is an AA/EEO/ADA employer.

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.

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.

 

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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.
 

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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.

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