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TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY

The Department of Geological Sciences seeks a scientist to lead a research and educational program that will contribute to one or more of prioritized departmental themes to which we plan to make additional hires in the coming years: Earth resources; geologic and environmental hazards; and planetary science, including surface and interior processes as well as processes and evolution of the early Earth. The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level.
 
The successful candidate will use theoretical, observational, and/or experimental approaches to study fundamental problems in geology relevant to the prioritized departmental themes. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop an excellent record of teaching and mentoring our diverse student body at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
 
We particularly encourage applications from candidates who can leverage existing analytical and computational facilities at Stanford, including the capacity to characterize Earth materials at the micro- and nano-scales.
 
Review of applications will commence on October 31st, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Questions can be directed to Lauren Nelson at lmnelson@stanford.edu.
 
Please apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9705.
 
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions
 

ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES (CLIMATE SCIENCE) - HAMILTON COLLEGE

The Environmental Studies Program at Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the general field of climate science starting July 1, 2018. We are seeking candidates who have earned a Ph.D. in an appropriate scientific field and who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations.  Your cover letter should address ways in which you raise issues of diversity in your teaching, scholarship and/or service. Candidates will be expected to teach courses in global climate change and a gateway course in Environmental Studies. Areas of expertise could include (but are not limited to) one or more of the following: climatology, paleoclimatology, atmospheric science, climate modeling, climate and biodiversity, climate and energy systems, and the social, political, economic, and policy implications of climate change. Preference will be given to candidates who are conversant in both the scientific and societal aspects of climate change and who are dedicated to developing an active and productive research program involving undergraduate students. The normal teaching load is five courses per year.  The successful candidate will be expected to advise and mentor senior projects in Environmental Studies and eventually assume directorship of the program.

Qualified candidates should submit: 1) a cover letter that addresses his/her qualifications for the position; 2) a statement describing his/her teaching philosophy; 3) a statement of research interests; 4) a curriculum vitae; and 5) letters from three professional references who know the candidate well and understand the expectations of a competitive liberal arts college. Candidates should submit these materials to Professor Todd Rayne via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/44185 by December 1, 2017.

Hamilton (www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at www.upstatenyherc.org as well as additional information at www.hamilton.edu/dof/faculty-development/resources-for-prospective-or-new-faculty/opportunities-for-spouses-or-partners

Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

ASSESSMENT SPECIALIST I: SCIENCES

ETS (Educational Testing Service) is a global not for profit organization whose mission is to advance quality and equity in education. With more than 3,400 global employees, we develop, administer and score more than 50 million tests annually in more than 180 countries.

Our Princeton, New Jersey headquarters is seeking an Assessment Specialist, Sciences with strong content knowledge, current standards and trends.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop test items that are aligned with and integrate with multiple dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for a variety of science tests, including tests used for K-12 accountability, college admissions/placement, teacher certification and national benchmarks

Assemble pretests, tests, and/or pools of questions to meet specifications, and work with colleagues to ensure test forms are accessible to all students

Participate in constructed-response scoring activities

Recruit, train, mentor, and manage outside item writers; help develop item writer training materials; assist with facilitation of item writer training meetings

Assist with reliability, validity or comparability studies

Experience and Skills:

Requires Master’s degree in secondary science education, biology, chemistry, or physical science or closely related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience

Minimum of three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional experience including teaching at the secondary or college level. Experience with K-12 students is desirable.

Previous experience and familiarity with the Next Generation of Science Standards (NGSS)

Comprehensive knowledge of field of specialty

Experience in test development, educational measurement, applied statistics a plus

We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and excellent opportunities for professional and personal growth. For a full list of position responsibilities and to apply please visit the following link:  http://etscareers.pereless.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=83080.viewjobdetail&JID=250330&BUID=2538&cid=83080

STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE COMING TO RALEIGH

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society invites graduate, undergraduate, and high school students to the Student Research Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, on November 11, 2017. This is an opportunity to compete for poster presentation awards, meet professional researchers and peers, advance your science communication skills, and earn nominations to membership in Sigma Xi. All students who present a poster earn nominations to associate membership. The top-ranked presenters in each research discipline earn a monetary award and a year of free dues in the Society. Sigma Xi is a multidisciplinary and international honor society for scientists and engineers that has served science and society for 131 years. Learn more at sigmaxi.org/src

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PALEOBIOLOGY - DEPARTMENT OF GEOSCIENCES - BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally-ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For." The university is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris (http://www.baylor.edu/profuturis/). As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has almost 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

Baylor seeks to fill the following tenure track faculty position within the College of Arts and Sciences: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Paleobiology.

The Baylor University Department of Geosciences (http://www.baylor.edu/Geology/) seeks a dynamic scholar to fill this position beginning August, 2018. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Paleobiology, Paleontology, Geology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, or a closely related discipline. We seek an individual with a research focus in aspects of biological paleontology such as invertebrate paleontology, vertebrate paleontology, ichnology, palynology, micropaleontology, paleoecology, paleoegeography, molecular paleontology, taphonomy, phylogeny, systematics macroevolution, functional morphology, and other biological and paleoebiological processes and patterns. Regardless of research focus area, enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research and cultivation of new collaborations is essential to this position. The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate curriculum by teaching courses in historical geology and invertebrate paleontology and to the graduate programs (MS and PhD) in Geosciences by teaching graduate courses and seminar in his/her areas of specialization, establish and participate in externally-funded research, and successfully mentor M.S. and Ph.D. candidates to graduation. The Department currently consists of 18 tenured and tenure-track geoscientists, and has considerable analytical and computing facilities with equipment including Stable Isotope, Gas Chromatograph, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, FTIR, and Raman Spectrometers. Additionally, shared Mass Spectrometry, Molecular Biosciences, and Microscopy and Imaging Centers are available. Research space is available in the 500,000 ft2 “state-of-the-art” Baylor Sciences Building.

The application package for this position should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, official transcripts, reprints of three peer-reviewed publications, separate statements of your research plan and teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three references. The application package should be submitted electronically to: Dr. Daniel Peppe, Search Committee Chair, Department of Geosciences, One Bear Place #97354, Baylor University, Waco, TX 76798-7354 USA (Telephone: +1-254-710-2629; email: daniel_peppe@baylor.edu).

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications will be reviewed beginning 11/01/2017 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 11/17/2017.

To learn more, please visit these links: http://www.baylor.edu/geology/, http://www.baylor.edu/artsandsciences/, and www.baylor.edu/hr/facultypositions.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan invites outstanding applicants in any field of earth sciences to the LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The two-year fellowship program provides early career scholars with dedicated research time, mentorship, teaching experience, travel funding, and professional development opportunities to prepare them for possible tenure-track appointments in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA).

The program is aimed at promoting an inclusive scholarly environment, recruiting and retaining exceptional early career scholars, and supporting outstanding scholars committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive intellectual community. Candidates whose scholarship, teaching, and service will contribute to these diversity, equity, and inclusion goals are encouraged to apply online through LSA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion website: http://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/about/diversity--equity-and-inclusion/lsa-collegiate-postdoctoral-fellowship-program.html by October 2, 2017. Inquiries may be directed to lsacollegiatepostdoc@umich.edu or earthcollegiatepostdoc@umich.edu.

Technology Manager/Programmer, American Geosciences Institute

The Technology Manager is responsible for a wide array of tech related duties at AGI. The duties range from programming, web-design and maintenance, and database management to general IT troubleshooting and system installs to systems administration and networking. The Technology Manager helps AGI run more smoothly utilizing appropriate technological tools. They also are expected to bring new ideas and direction to keep AGI relevant and increasingly efficient and innovative.

The Technology Manager works under the Director of Technology but is expected to be able to work independently with the confidence and ability to make impactful decisions. The person will work closely with departments to identify opportunities and then develop systems integration programs, collaborate on writing programs for process management, data harvesting and Q/C, as well as automation of IT tasks. The person will also work closely with the communications staff on social media endeavors and across the institute related to website development.

Duties

  • End user support and troubleshooting
  • Programming for task automation, systems integration, and data mining and harvesting
  • External website and document scraping for GeoRef.
  • Website and database content creation.
  • Website maintenance tasks
  • Interfacing with APIs for a variety of purposes both internal and external to provide tight systems integration. Examples include Social media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn), Google Admin, Watson IBM voice to text.     
  • Web Maintenance: AGI has ~10 websites that the Technology Manager will administer. The majority are Drupal 7 based. Tasks include:
  • Website Maintenance ranging from node cleanup to CSS, JS, and PHP editing.
  • Website content creation.
  • Assisting and teaching employees and interns on content creation.
  • SQL Database management
  • Choosing, purchasing and installing IT equipment
  • Semi-automated installation of Windows 10
  • Setting up PCs for employees
  • Troubleshooting daily IT needs of the company
  • Systems admin and networking
  • Working Knowledge of Linux, TCP-IP, VOIP, and Active Directory

Qualifications

Required

  • B.S. degree or higher.  Degrees in geoscience or the phyiscal sciences a plus
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Ability to work independently and creative problem solving
  • Demonstrared experience with programming in python, C#, and/or PHP
  • Knowledge of database, website, PDF, etc parsing/scraping
  • Web management experience: CSS, HTML, Javascript, JQuery, PHP
  • Knowledge and experience with API interfacing

Desired

  • Working knowledge of Windows networking
  • Comfort with both Linux and Windows systems                   
  • Experience deploying systems
  • Any level of Systems administration experience

Salary commensurate with experience, full benefits provided, including health insurance and 403(b) plan.  To apply, please email jobs@agiweb.org with cover letter, resume, and salary requirements.  Please indicate “Tech Manager” in the subject.  Position open until filled. EOE.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES - JOB OPENING ID 37221

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of surface hydrology. The candidate is expected to perform basic research in hydrologic processes at or near Earth’s surface. Areas of interest include but are not limited to fluvial, lacustrine, and/or estuarine systems, fluvial geomorphology and sediment transport, flooding, and relationships to ecological and climate systems. The ideal candidate will employ quantitative tools and will integrate computational approaches with direct and remotely sensed observations.

The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, maintain a strong publication record, advise students, provide outstanding teaching over a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses, and participate actively in departmental governance and university service. We seek candidates who will strengthen existing research programs in geology, climate science, and remote sensing, as well as foster collaboration with scholars across the Washington University community.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Earth science, or a related field, at the time of appointment. Complete applications include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, and the names and contact information of at least four references as a single PDF, and should be sent to Professor Philip Skemer, Hydrology Search Committee Chair, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University, Campus Box 1169, 1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, or via e-mail: hydrologysearch@eps.wustl.edu. Applications must be received by October 15, 2017 to ensure full consideration. Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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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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