Apply to host a GeoPRISMS Distinguished Speaker

GeoPRISMS Distinguished Lectureship Program (DLP), 2018 – 2019
Deadline: July 1, 2018 | APPLY NOW

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DLP 2018-2019

The GeoPRISMS Office is happy to announce the annual GeoPRISMS Distinguished Lectureship Program for academic year 2018-2019 with an outstanding speakers list. Distinguished scientists involved with GeoPRISMS science are available to visit US colleges and universities to present technical and public lectures on subjects related to GeoPRISMS science.

Any US college or university can apply to host a DLP speaker. Applications are due July 1, 2018 for visiting speakers in Fall 2018 and Spring 2019. Institutions that are not currently involved with GeoPRISMS research are strongly encouraged to apply, including those granting undergraduate or masters degrees, as well as those with PhD programs. Institutions may request a technical and/or public lecture. The GeoPRISMS Office will cover airfare for speakers’ travel and will coordinate travel and off-site logistics. Host institutions are responsible for local expenses for the duration of the visit.

Visit the GeoPRISMS website to apply and learn more about the speakers and talks available:

Also, please review the DLP Best Practices for making the most of your visiting speaker:

Please direct any questions to the GeoPRISMS Office at

The GeoPRISMS Office


2018-2019 Speakers:
Jaime Barnes (University of Texas at Austin)
Public Lecture: A geochemical glimpse into hydrothermal systems
Technical Lecture: The role of the forearc in volatile cycling through subduction zones

Anne Bécel (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory)
Public Lecture: Imaging the source of large subduction zone earthquakes
Technical Lecture | ENAM: A new view on the deep structure of the Eastern North American Margin: Implications for continental breakup and early seafloor spreading history
Technical Lecture | Alaska: Connections between along-strike variations in seismic structure and earthquake behavior at the Alaska Peninsula subduction zone

Cynthia Ebinger (Tulane University)
Public Lecture: Recipe for continental rifting: Flavors of East Africa
Technical Lecture: Earthquakes within continental plates: How, where, and why it matters

Abhijit Ghosh (University of California, Riverside)
Public Lecture: How earthquake faults shift gears
Technical Lecture: Broad spectrum of fault slip: Fast, slow and everything in between

NSF GeoPRISMS Program Solicitation

NSF has just released the new GeoPRISMS solicitation:

Full Proposal Target Date: August 13, 2018
Important revisions this year include:
  • Large field projects that involve ship time, significant resources, or where the fieldwork is a significant fraction of the budget (>15%) are no longer accepted to the program;
  • In order to encourage synthesis and integration of multidisciplinary datasets and models, we will welcome conference proposals throughout the year, separately from the full proposal Target Date;
  • Postdoctoral proposals now only require two letters of reference
  • Postdoctoral Fellows are now called Postdoctoral Scholars
Questions should be directed to PO Jennifer Wade:; (703) 292-4739 or Maurice Tivey:; (703) 292-7710

Student survey for U.S. crustal-scale marine seismic imaging capabilities

Dear Peers and Colleagues,

We are organizing a student response to NSF’s decision to divest from the R/V Marcus G. Langseth by 2020. If you are a student who feels that your future research and training opportunities are impacted by this decision, we ask that you complete this brief survey by Friday, May 11:

If you are not a student, we ask that you consider sharing our survey with students who relate to the description above. Survey participants will be provided the opportunity to sign a response letter stating student interests in academic crustal-scale seismic imaging facilities.


Dominik Kardell, University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Geophysics
Bridgit Boulahanis, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Andrew Gase, University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Geophysics
Hannah Mark, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts Institute for Technology
Justin Estep, Texas A&M University
Ethan Williams, California Institute of Technology
Amanda Price, Washington University in St. Louis
Colin White, Stanford University
Brendan Philip, University of Washington

Job Posting: Jamstec International Fellowship Postdoc Program, Faculty Positions

1) JAMSTEC International Postdoctoral Fellow Program

2) Multiple Faculty Positions in Solid Earth Geosciences and Planetary Sciences – The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech


1) JAMSTEC International Postdoctoral Fellow Program

JAMSTEC is recruiting 4-5 full time fixed term contract postdoctoral positions for developing their scientific excellence in any natural science or engineering field. The deadline for submission of applications is 05/28/2018.

For more details, please visit the following website:

If you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact the Human Resources Division,

Human Resources Department of JAMSTEC at

We greatly appreciate your cooperation in advance.

Sincerely yours,

Human Resources Division, JAMSTEC


2) Multiple Faculty Positions in Solid Earth Geosciences and Planetary Sciences – The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech

The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS, at Georgia Tech invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in solid earth geosciences and one tenure-track faculty position in planetary and space sciences. Applicants will be considered at all ranks. For the solid earth geosciences positions, we are looking for broad-minded geoscientists with interests that complement our current geophysical strengths in geodesy, geomorphology, glaciology, seismology, computational methods, planetary and space sciences. For the planetary and space science position, we invite candidates who will build a competitive research program that complements or extends the strengths of our ongoing planetary and space research, and who bridge connections within geophysics and ongoing and future missions through observational, theoretical, or modeling approaches. We seek individuals who are interested in working in a dynamic and interdisciplinary university that includes a diverse group of planetary and space, earth, ocean, and atmospheric sciences, and many top-ranked engineering programs. Candidates are expected to demonstrate an exceptional commitment to teaching and mentoring of students.

Georgia Institute of Technology, located in the diverse, and thriving metropolis of Atlanta, is consistently a top ranked educational and research institution. Georgia Tech prides itself on its engineering resources, collaborations, its quantitative and rigorous undergraduate student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should send an application letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a description of their teaching interests and their advising/mentoring philosophy, and the names and contact information for at least three references. Application materials should be submitted as PDF files via Requests for information should be directed to Applications will be considered beginning October 1, 2018 but the search will continue until the positions are filled. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.


Please note, new job announcements (usually) will be distributed to the GeoPRISMS Listserv on the 1st and 15th of each month.