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T.C. CHAMBERLIN POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago invites applications for the T.C. Chamberlin Postdoctoral Fellowships. We seek outstanding scientists who lead creative investigations into the nature of Earth and other planetary bodies–their physics, biology, chemistry, climate, and history–and who have a desire to participate in the broad intellectual life of the Department and the University. We encourage people with interests in any aspect of the Earth and planetary sciences to apply. To give a sense of the diverse interests of our Chamberlin Fellows, in recent years Fellows have included people whose research focuses on the effect of clouds on climate, asteroid impacts, biogeochemical cycling, and petrology/geochronology.

Start date is negotiable, with a target of October 1, 2019. The initial term of the Fellowships will be one year, renewable for a second year. A competitive salary will be offered, plus benefits. Research funds are also available. Please email a single pdf file containing a CV, a 2-4 page research plan, and names and contact information for at least three references, to: chamberlin@geosci.uchicago.edu Applicants should also arrange for letters to be sent by their named references to the same address. Consideration of complete applications (those including letters of reference) will begin October 8, 2018, and exceptional applicants will be contacted after review to schedule on campus interviews.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/.

STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE COMING TO CALIFORNIA

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society invites graduate, undergraduate, and high school students to the Student Research Conference at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in California on October 26–28, 2018. Students compete for poster presentation awards, meet professional researchers and peers, advance their science communication skills, attend career development sessions, and earn nominations to membership in Sigma Xi. Registration includes the Sigma Xi Annual Meeting’s symposia about big data and how it will affect the future of research. Sigma Xi is a multidisciplinary and international honor society for scientists and engineers that has served science and society for 132 years. Learn more at www.sigmaxi.org/src.

FACULTY POSITION IN SOLID EARTH GEOPHYSICS OR GEOLOGY

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan is searching for candidates in the areas of solid earth geophysics or geology for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2019. We anticipate additional hires in this direction in future years and are particularly interested in candidates whose strengths will complement existing research programs within the Department.

In the area of solid earth geophysics, we encourage applications from candidates in any area of solid-earth geophysics. Fields of interest include, but are not limited to, geodesy, geodynamics, geomagnetism, rock physics, and seismology. We are particularly interested in those applicants whose work is focused at the global scale and complements our existing program strengths in tectonics, mineral physics, earthquake seismology and imaging of the deep Earth’s interior.

In the area of solid earth geology, we encourage applications from candidates whose research interests encompass the origin, evolution, or dynamics of the continents. The successful candidate will develop a strong field-based research program, complemented by expertise in analytical techniques or in numerical or analogue modeling. Candidates with an interest in understanding continental evolution in deep geologic time or geochronology are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate is expected to establish an independent research program and contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment and should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence, if available, up to four publications, and the names and contact information for at least four references.

Information about the Department can be found at www.lsa.umich.edu/earth.

To apply please go to https://apps-prod.earth.lsa.umich.edu/search18/, complete the online form, and upload the required application documents as a single PDF file. If you have any questions or comments, please send an email message to Michigan-Earth-Search@umich.edu.

The application deadline is August 20, 2018 for full consideration, but applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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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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