Job Posting: Faculty Positions and Staff Scientist Position

1) Professor of Practice – Field Camp Director – Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lehigh University

2) Tenure-track tier II Canadian Research Chair in Geophysics – University of Victoria

3) Staff Scientist Geophysics – DTM Carnegie Institution of Washington


1) Professor of Practice – Field Camp Director – Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lehigh University

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Lehigh University seeks a full-time, non-tenure track, Professor of Practice to begin January 1, 2015.  The position requires a Ph.D. in Earth or Environmental Science, teaching experience with field camp instruction, geologic mapping including digital technologies, GIS, and camp management. Collaboration with faculty in curricular development, undergraduate research mentorship and site project development are expected.  The successful candidate will teach and manage the academic and logistical aspects of summer Field Camp in Earth and Environmental Science. In addition, the Professor of Practice will provide academic year support for course-related and departmental field trips, teach geospatial analysis, and manage the TA staff for large enrollment natural science distribution courses. This is a three-year position with the potential for renewal. Lehigh University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.  Excellent starting salary and benefits. Applicants, please submit your curriculum vitae, representative publications, a statement of teaching and research experience, specific vision for field camp curriculum, and names of referees to:  Please direct questions to David Anastasio, Search Committee Chair, 1 West Packer Avenue, Bethlehem PA 18015-3001 (  For additional information please see the field camp ( and EES department ( web sites. The deadline to ensure full consideration of the application is October 31, 2014.

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.Lehigh University is a 2010 recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering ( Lehigh Valley Inter-regional Networking & Connecting is a newly created regional network of diverse organizations designed to assist new hires with dual career, community and cultural transition needs ( offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits (


2) Tenure-track tier II Canadian Research Chair in Geophysics – University of Victoria

The School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor Tier II Canadian Research Chair in Geophysics with a focus on Earthquake Seismology and/or Geodynamics to begin in 2015.  We seek applicants whose research is aimed at understanding the hazards and the processes/dynamics of convergent margins, including the Cascadia subduction zone. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous, independent, externally funded research program that complements our existing strengths and exploits the opportunities that exist for collaborative and integrative research with scientists associated with Ocean Networks Canada and with the Geological Survey of Canada which runs programs in Earthquake Hazards, Geodynamics and Marine Geoscience, and operates the CNSN and GPS networks. It is also expected that the candidate will mentor graduate students and teach undergraduate and graduate courses.  A PhD is required at the time of appointment and post-doctoral experience is desirable. The successful applicant will be nominated by the University for a Canada Research Chair and, upon approval of the Chair by the CRC Secretariat, the successful applicant will then be offered a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor at the University of Victoria. The CRC program requires that Tier II nominees be within 10 years of receiving their PhD.  Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, contact information (name, address, fax, e-mail) for three references, a two-page statement describing their teaching experience and philosophy, and a two-page statement describing their current and future research direction.  Applications should be sent to Dr. Stephen T. Johnston, Director, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria, P.O. Box 3020, STN CSC, Victoria, B.C. V8W 3N5, Canada; fax: 250-721-6120; email:  Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2014, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.  Information about the department can be found at   The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


3) Staff Scientist Geophysics – DTM Carnegie Institution of Washington 

The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) of the Carnegie Institution of Washington seeks a staff scientist in the broad field of geophysics who will investigate solid-Earth processes at the planetary scale. Areas of expertise and research emphases might include (but are not limited to) the thermal history, convection, differentiation, and tectonics of Earth and other terrestrial planets, connections between planetary formation processes and past and present geological and seismological structure of the Earth, or mantle-lithosphere dynamics. This person should complement existing research programs in the Department (

Applicants who integrate across traditional boundaries, especially between between models and observations, and geophysics, geochemistry, and planetary sciences, are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Carnegie Institution is a basic research organization with a history of innovative instrumentation development. DTM staff scientists hold long-term appointments and pursue independent research supported by a combination of endowment and federal funds. DTM staff scientists do not have teaching duties, but we place considerable emphasis on mentoring postdoctoral scholars.

Applications should be submitted through and should include a curriculum vitae, brief statement of research plans, and abstracts from the applicant’s three most important papers. Please also provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional referees, whose letters may be requested by DTM. Questions may be sent to

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

Carnegie is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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Apply to Test Mini-Lessons in Your Classroom

The MARGINS Mini-Lesson Project (a.k.a., “Bringing NSF MARGINS Continental Margins Research Into the Undergraduate Curriculum”) has developed a suite of mini-lessons designed to integrate the successful decade of NSF MARGINS research into the undergraduate geoscience curricula. As with the MARGINS Program, the mini-lessons are organized around four initiatives, focused on the following science topics: chemical cycling in subduction zones (SubFac), seismogenic zone processes at subduction zones (SEIZE), rupturing continental lithosphere (RCL), and source to sink sediment cycling at continental margins (S2S). MARGINS research provided critical new observations and insights into the fundamental geologic processes along continental margins, enabling data rich learning opportunities for upper-level undergraduate students.

We invite you to apply to test one or more of the MARGINS mini-lessons in your classroom – this semester or next. For more information about the project and in-class field testing, to browse the collection of mini-lessons, and to express your interest in joining the effort, please visit the following site:

Further questions and inquiries should be directed to Juli Morgan, MARGINS Mini-Lesson Project Lead

We look forward to hearing from you!

Job Posting: One Postdoctoral position

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Structural Geology – LDEO

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position in Structural Geology.  The successful candidate will be involved in a large multidisciplinary project studying the interaction between tectonics and erosion-sedimentation from the eastern Himalayas to the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta region. A primary focus is the 250 km wide Burma subduction-accretion foldbelt in progressive collision with the delta. Another focus is the Shillong Massif, a large basement-cored anticline overthrusting the delta. Field areas will be in Bangladesh, India and possibly Myanmar.  The research will entail classic structural skills, such as field mapping, section construction, and layer-parallel strain analysis, but will also include: 1) sedimentology, such as facies interpretation and correlation, and the effects of the coarsening upward stratigraphy on structural growth; 2) familiarity with techniques in geochronology, to recognize opportunities in the field and sampling; 3) numerical modeling of deformation for combining results from other team members and thus testing overarching hypotheses. Experience or training in one or more of the following will be considered positively: field mapping, balanced cross section construction, familiarity with the geology of the field area or Himalayan region.

A Ph.D. in Structural Geology is required.

The position is a one-year appointment, with the opportunity of continuation depending on progress and availability of funding.

Search will stay open for 30 days after the ad appears and will continue until the job is filled. Preferred start date is November 1, 2014-January 1, 2015.

Please visit our online application site at

for further information about this position and to submit your application, cover letter (please include email address), curriculum vitae, a statement of research experience and interests, a list of publications, and names and contact information for three referrals.

For further information send an email to or

Columbia University benefits provided with this Officer of Research position.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer –Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

We only accept online applications.


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