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Qualifications: The candidate must possess an earned Ph.D. in the geosciences or a closely-related field from an accredited institution by July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of high-quality research, and show potential for excellence in teaching.

   Responsibilities of the new faculty member include: (i) generating and managing a robust, externally-funded, research program, (ii) publishing in high-quality, peer-reviewed scientific journals, (iii) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, and (iv) contributing to the success of a campus initiative on the applications of unmanned aircraft systems in geological and environmental sciences. The tenure track, Assistant or Associate Professor, alternate academic year, will be expected to engage in geophysical research and teaching (e.g., gravity, magnetic methods, electrical methods, ground penetrating radar, and/or seismic imaging). Research expertise in the use of aerial or satellite geophysical data to interpret geological or hydrological processes will be given special consideration.

   Department: The Department of Geosciences, which is comprised of 13 faculty members, is research-active and nationally-ranked. The department confers B.S., M.A., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. The strengths of the department include hydrogeology, geochemistry, remote sensing, glacial geology, and sedimentary geology as well as environmental and resource analysis. A new initiative is underway to develop educational programs on the applications of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in geophysical and environmental sciences. Housed within the department is the Michigan Geological Survey, which supports and advocates for programs of applied research within the State of Michigan. The Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education, an important departmental component, houses a variety of subsurface samples and data related to both hydrocarbon and water resources in the region. The Department of Geosciences is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with some research and teaching conducted at the WMU campus in Punta Gorda, Florida. Learn more about the Department of Geosciences at

   Western Michigan University: Western Michigan University (WMU), located in Southwest Michigan, is a vibrant, nationally recognized student-centered research institution with an enrollment of nearly 25,000. WMU delivers high-quality undergraduate instruction, has a strong graduate division, and fosters significant research activities. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activities.

   Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package,

   Expected Start Date is July 1, 2018.

   Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin January 12, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

   Please visit  for detailed information and application procedures.

   Required application documents: Faculty Credential Summary; a letter describing qualifications, accomplishments, and professional experiences related to the position, and comprehensive vita; names, titles, postal and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.

   WMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center Internship Opportunity Summer 2018

This internship opportunity is part of a NASA-funded project entitled "Center for Applied Atmospheric Research and Education (CAARE)" that is led by San Jose State University (SJSU) and funded by the NASA Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) Institutional Research Opportunity (MIRO) Program. The motivation for the establishment of CAARE is to promote STEM literacy and to enhance and sustain the capability to support NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD). As part of this project, three student interns will spend six-ten weeks in summer 2018 at the National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC) in Huntsville, Alabama working with NASA-affiliated researchers, Drs. Al-Hamdan, Crosson and Barik (research scientists at the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) at NASA/MSFC) on hands-on research projects that focus on using remote sensing and GIS for studying the impacts of climate and land cover land use changes on water quality, air quality, ecosystems and environmental public health. The environmental data will be based on remotely sensed, in-situ and/or model data (e.g., Landsat-derived Land Surface Temperature (LST) and Land Cover/Land Use; MODIS and OMI air quality data; MODIS LST data; NLDAS meteorological data; SJSU/Clement's in-situ air quality and meteorological sensors), and health data will be based on CDC and/or state/local health reports and databases. Also, the student interns will receive fundamental remote sensing, GIS, geospatial analysis and programming training. Students will be located in the NSSTC (co-location for NASA/MSFC Earth Science Office, USRA Science and Technology Institute, and UAH Earth System and Atmospheric Science Program) and will join with other NASA scientists and interns in additional activities throughout the summer term, including presentation of research results at a poster contest organized by the NASA/MSFC Academic Affairs Office. The students will also have a chance to present their research results at scientific conferences such as the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting and the American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting and to contribute to peer-reviewed journal articles.

To apply for this opportunity and for more details please:

2) Enter the following two words at the opportunity descriptions search box at the bottom of that webpage: USRA Internship
3) Click view next to the opportunity title “NASA MIRO CAARE - Climate and Land Cover Changes Effects on Water Quality, Air Quality, Ecosystems & Environmental Public Health - USRA Internship”.


Purdue University invites applications for the position of Head of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences to start as early as August 2018. We seek a recognized researcher with a proven track record of leadership, vision, and mentoring. The successful candidate will have a clear plan to continue to increase the visibility, stature, and intellectual leadership of the department and the College of Science. The department head will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching.  The EAPS department is an interdisciplinary department with 40 faculty whose diverse research topics range from the Earth’s mantle through the atmosphere, to the surfaces of other planets, to sustainable communities. We currently have new research initiatives in energy and environment, natural disasters and hazards, and data science. Department faculty are also involved in University-wide multidisciplinary research in planetary science, geochronology, climate change, and environmental science. Further information about the Department can be found at and additional materials are available upon request.

   The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences is one of seven departments in the College of Science with involvement in numerous interdisciplinary programs and centers. Beyond the College, Purdue’s strengths in Engineering, Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy and the Health and Human Sciences contribute to a robust research and educational environment. Further information on the College of Science is available on the website at

   Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences or a related discipline, an outstanding record of scholarly achievement and a history of extramurally funded research commensurate with the rank of full professor at Purdue, exceptional and proven leadership abilities, a vision for the Department in the university, state, and nation, a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, an enthusiasm for engagement, and a dedication to championing diversity and inclusion. 

   Applications: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with the names and e-mail addresses of three references, a statement of research and teaching accomplishments, and a vision statement for the future of EAPS research and education. Applications should be submitted to Inquiries should be directed to Ken Ridgway, Chair of EAPS Head Search Committee, Review of applications will begin February 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. Purdue University’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

   Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago invites applications for the Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship. We seek to include in our department scientists who will 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. This fellowship program supports junior scientists from diverse backgrounds, including groups historically underrepresented in the earth and planetary sciences, such as women, black/African-American, native American, and Hispanic/Latino scholars.
Applicants will be early in their careers, with a Ph.D. in hand and without a tenure track appointment. Start date is negotiable, with a target of October 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be appointed as a Provost’s Fellow with an initial two-year tenure-track appointment at the rank of Instructor. At the end of the fellowship period, the Fellow will be considered for promotion to Assistant Professor.  A competitive salary will be offered, plus benefits. Research funds are also available. Consideration of applications will begin 15 December 2017, and short-listed applicants will be contacted in early 2018 to schedule on-campus interviews.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a list of publications and statements of research and teaching interests through the University's Academic Careers website

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 Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email with their request.PROVOST’S POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE GEOPHYSICAL SCIENCES


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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 to apply.


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