NSF GeoPRISMS Program Solicitation

The latest (and last) NSF-GeoPRISMS solicitation has been released:


The program has delineated three types of activities, which may be submitted individually, or combined as part of one multi-faceted project. The types are: 1) Integrative research projects, 2) Conferences and short courses, 3) Legacy products.

Please note that Postdoctoral Scholar proposals are still welcome, and that Postdoctoral Scholar proposals no longer require two letters of reference.

Please contact Jennifer Wade in EAR [jwade@nsf.gov] or Debbie Smith in OCE [dksmith@nsf.gov] if you have any questions about GeoPRISMS.

New NSF CoPe opportunities

The GeoPRISMS Program Directors would like to remind the community about a new Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) relating to Coastlines & People, or CoPe. This is an opportunity for a range of scientists, including those who study tectonic hazards that impact cities on coastlines. Please consider taking advantage of this!


Through CoPe, NSF is interested in supporting projects to build capacity and explore research focused on understanding the impacts of coastal environmental variability and natural hazards on populated coastal regions. This DCL announces opportunities for RCNs, EAGERs, Conferences, and INTERN supplements. CoPe projects should explore the complex interface between coastal natural processes, geohazards, people and their natural and built environments. CoPe will include coastal variability and hazards on a range of spatial and temporal scales, from local to global and seconds to millenia to put current changes in context of pre-anthropogenic changes.

Questions can be directed to NSFcope@nsf.gov.

MCS Fluids Workshop remote participation

Dear Colleagues,

The Modeling Collaboratory for Subduction RCN would like to invite you to participate remotely in our Fluid Transport Modeling Workshop from May 30 – June 1, via zoom webinar. Please register for remote participation by clicking here.

The workshop will focus on assessing the critical aspects of fluid transport that should be included in the future integrative community modeling framework for subduction zones.

Remote participants will have access to our full slate of keynote presentations and discussions, and will be able to join our interactive breakout sessions. A full schedule of events is available on our website: https://www.sz4dmcs.org/fluids-workshop. A list of speakers and topics are below:

  1. Models for fluid migration in the subducting material and along/across the subduction interfaceTaras Gerya, Rachel Lauer, Johannes Vrijmoed
  2. Crust/lithosphere-scale models for magma transportRichard Katz, Janine Kavanagh, Tobias Keller
  3. Models for microscopic and short-time-scale mechanismsPengcheng Fu, Robert Skarbek, Viktoriya Yarushina
  4. Integrating/bridging processes and models across scalesEric Sonnenthal, Diane Arcay, Cian Wilson

Please feel free to forward this invitation widely, and do let me know if you have any questions or concerns (gabriel@ig.utexas.edu).

Thanks for your interest,

Gabriel Lotto, PhD
Program Manager
Modeling Collaboratory for Subduction RCN
Institute for Geophysics
The University of Texas at Austin

Job Posting: USGS-CVO Research Geology Position & CSDMS Research Software Engineer

1) CSDMS Research Software Engineer – University of Colorado at Boulder
2) USGS-CVO Research Geology position – USGS CVO, Vancouver WA 


1) CSDMS Research Software Engineer – University of Colorado at Boulder

We are looking for a new junior colleague!

Please consider joining the friendly Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System (CSDMS) team at the University fo Colorado at Boulder.

There will be flexibility for postdocs to do a combination of (your own?) scientific projects and software development, CSDMS community support, and educational support or training tasks.


Dr. Irina Overeem
Associate Professor Department of Geological Sciences
CSDMS Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System
INSTAAR, University of Colorado at Boulder
PO Box 450, 80309-0450
Boulder, CO, USA


2) USGS-CVO Research Geology position – USGS CVO, Vancouver WA 

U.S. Geological Survey’s Cascades Volcano Observatory seeks to hire a research geologist as a permanent appointment at the GS-13 grade level ($94,425-122,750 per year).  Minimum experience required is the equivalent of a PhD in geology or a related field as well as one year of postdoctoral research.  The incumbent will serve as the principal investigator of volcanic eruption processes and history, especially in (but not limited to) the Cascade Range, with the purpose of interpreting and, as appropriate, forecasting volcanic eruptions. The successful candidate will need to have experience studying volcanic phenomena and their derivative processes by means of field investigations in volcanic terrain, analogue experiments and modeling, and in addition show an ability to integrate that work with insights gained from work in related interdisciplinary fields (e.g., physical chemistry, Quaternary geology, geochronology, atmospheric physics, fluid mechanics, grain-flow mechanics, seismology, geodesy, and/or remote sensing).  It will also be necessary to demonstrate an ability to publish research in high impact scientific journals and show evidence of stature amongst professional colleagues.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens.  The U.S. Geological Survey is an equal-opportunity employer.  Applicants must apply for the position via USA Jobs https://www.usajobs.gov/.  More detailed information may be found at the USA Jobs vacancy number SAC-2019-0202.  Further inquiries about the scientific nature of the position may be directed to James Vallance of the U.S. Geological Survey (jvallance@usgs.gov).  Inquiries about how to apply should be directed to pacsac1@usgs.gov.

Use this link for more details about the position:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/532396200