1) Assistant Professor of Geophysics – Oregon State University
The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position.
We seek an early career geophysicist who will complement existing areas of strength in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS). The successful candidate will be a field-oriented colleague who has a deep understanding of the underlying geological and physical principles and the imagination to address a wide range of problems on a variety of temporal and spatial scales using seismology, MT/EM or other geophysical techniques. Possible research foci include near-surface/environmental geophysics, crust and mantle processes, tectonics, volcanology, marine geophysics, hydrogeophysics, natural hazard characterization and mitigation, and natural resource exploration.
The successful candidate is expected to teach in both lower- and upper-division courses in the undergraduate Earth Sciences program, as well as graduate courses in their specialty. The successful candidate is also expected to develop a vibrant, externally funded research program and contribute to mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. Oregon State University’s (OSU’s) Solid Earth Geophysics program has a strong international reputation and a history of creative research and teaching that crosses disciplinary boundaries in the geosciences and allied fields such as engineering, forestry and water resources.
For additional information, see: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/65702
Application deadline: Dec. 1, 2018
Feel free to contact Search Committee Chair Shanaka de Silva (desilvas_at_geo.oregonstate.edu) or Search Committee members Robert Harris (rharris_at_ceoas.oregonstate.edu), Andrew Meigs (meigsa_at_geo.oregonstate.edu), Adam Schulz (adam_at_coas.oregonstate.edu) or Anne Tréhu (trehu_at_coas.oregonstate.edu) with questions about this position.
2) Laboratory Technician position – Texas A&M
The John W. Handin Experimental Rock Deformation Laboratory at Texas A&M University invites application for a technical support position (with a title of either Research Specialist I or Research Associate). Please see below for the detailed job description and application processes.
Research Specialist I (R-013314)
The Research Specialist will provide technical support of research and education activities in the John W. Handin Experimental Rock Deformation Laboratory of the Center for Tectonophysics, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Texas A&M University (https://tectono.tamu.edu/facilities/john-w-handin-laboratory). In addition, the Research Specialist will be responsible for maintaining the unique high-pressure materials-testing instruments and ancillary equipment in the laboratory, and ensure safe work practices and compliance with University rules. Responsibilities include purchasing, the design, construction, and commissioning of new instrumentation, technical instruction of students and visiting scientists, the management of IT and data archiving, and assisting in the development of teaching materials. The successful candidate will have some experience (and willingness to learn) the following: the operation and maintenance of electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and servo-control systems, interfacing electronic and mechanical systems, computer data acquisition, and computer-aided design (CAD) of mechanical and other systems.
Candidates for this position must meet minimum qualifications of (1) a bachelor’s degree and (2) four years of relevant professional experience (which can include postgraduate education and work experience; a Master’s degree is equivalent to two years of experience). Relevant degrees include engineering, physics, materials science, geology, geophysics, or other appropriate field.
Research Associate (R-013316)
The Research Associate will provide technical support of research and education activities in the John W. Handin Experimental Rock Deformation Laboratory of the Center for Tectonophysics, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Texas A&M University (https://tectono.tamu.edu/facilities/john-w-handin-laboratory). In addition, the Research Associate will be responsible for maintaining the unique high-pressure materials-testing instruments and ancillary equipment in the laboratory, and ensure safe work practices and compliance with University rules. Responsibilities include purchasing, the design, construction, and commissioning of new instrumentation, technical instruction of students and visiting scientists, the management of IT and data archiving, and assisting in the development of teaching materials. The successful candidate will have some knowledge of (and willingness to learn) the following: the operation and maintenance of electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and servo-control systems, interfacing electronic and mechanical systems, computer data acquisition, and computer-aided design (CAD) of mechanical and other systems.
Candidates for this position must meet minimum qualifications of (1) a bachelor’s degree and (2) two years of relevant professional experience (which can include postgraduate education and work experience; a Master’s degree is equivalent to two years of experience). Relevant degrees include engineering, physics, materials science, geology, geophysics, or other appropriate field.
Please submit your application online at:
The complete application must include (1) a cover letter, (2) a resume or CV, (3) educational records (e.g., transcript) and (4) names and contact information of at least 3 references. Review of applications will start on October 29, 2018. Start date will be flexible but anticipated by February 1, 2019.
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3) Director of the University of Texas at Austin Institute for Geophysics
The Institute for Geophysics at the University of Texas at Austin (UTIG), one of the three principal units in the Jackson School of Geosciences, seeks applications for the position of Director, which may include a concurrent faculty appointment in the Department of Geological Sciences (qualifications for faculty position must be commensurate with rank). UTIG is a world leader in expeditionary-scale geophysical research, numerical modeling and computational-enabled discovery, conducting research in four broad themes: climate; energy; marine geosciences, seismology and tectonophysics; and polar and planetary geophysics. It has a staff of about 75 research scientists and support staff. Both graduate and undergraduate students play important roles in the UTIG research mission. The science vision of the Institute is described in more detail at http://ig.utexas.edu/utig-science-vision-plan/.
An accomplished leader is sought to provide strategic vision and outstanding operational management, to foster high-quality research programs, and to guide the UTIG community to the next level of accomplishment and impact. The UTIG Director will maintain and strengthen the culture of collaboration and innovation in the Jackson School of Geosciences, expand the reputation of the institute, promote diversity within the institute and demonstrate commitment to a high-quality student experience.
The ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D. in a relevant scientific field (e.g., geology, geophysics, oceanography, planetary sciences, etc.), and will have experience in the administration of complex organizations and research programs, a demonstrated record of high-quality research and publications, and excellence in people management and communication skills. Involvement in international and/or large federal programs, and leadership in academic and professional activities is desired.
An applicant should submit a letter of interest, a vision statement (including your perspectives on how to advance both scholarly excellence and diversity in the workplace at UTIG), CV, and list of four references (with titles and email addresses) electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/56029. Additionally a resume must be submitted at the UT Austin Jobs website: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/180920010382. Questions should be directed to Dr. Gail Christeson or Dr. Sean Gulick, co-chairs, UTIG Director Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. References will only be contacted with permission of the candidates.
Review of applications will commence on Jan. 15, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The desired target date for the new director to assume duties is Sept. 1, 2019.
4) Killam Post-Doc Fellowships – Dalhousie University
The Department of Earth Science at Dalhousie University announces a call for applications for the Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships. Fellowships are awarded annually at Dalhousie University to recently graduated Canadian or International scholars of superior academic research ability in any discipline, who have not obtained their PhD degree from Dalhousie, and have obtained their degrees no earlier than Jan 1, 2017.
Approximately 5 new fellowships are awarded annually at the university level. The fellowships are tenable for two years and currently valued at $45,000 annually including full benefits and a travel allowance for transportation to and from Halifax, a one-time research allowance ($3,000) and a conference travel grant ($1,000).
Applications for the Fellowship involve the development of a research proposal in collaboration with Department faculty, who should be first contacted to determine their interest. For information on the application process, see:
For information on the Department of Earth Science, please see:
5) Department Chair – LSU Geology and Geophysics
Opening for Department Chair, LSU Geology and Geophysics
The Department of Geology and Geophysics on the beautiful campus of Louisiana State University is seeking an outstanding research-oriented geologist to serve as Department Chair. This tenured appointment will be at the level of full professor. Our department has a demographically and topically diverse group of 19 tenured and tenure-track faculty members and is one of the top geology programs in the Southeastern US. The Department offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Geology and has multiple research initiatives across the campus. It has benefited from our highly supportive alumni who have generously endowed our field camp, faculty chairs and professorships, and undergraduate/graduate research programs. We seek an outside candidate with an international reputation, a record of strong and continued research funding, and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education that will enhance the Department.
Required Qualifications: The candidate must have a Ph.D. in the field of geosciences, as well as an excellent record of scholarship, significant external research funding, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Applicants with leadership experience and prior success in fundraising and development are particularly encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities: The Chair will provide strong academic leadership in the planning and administration of graduate and undergraduate programs in Geology and Geophysics; assist the entire faculty in developing a viable strategic vision and seek new initiatives; direct the promotion and tenure process; teach courses (at a reduced load) and maintain an externally funded research program; work with the LSU Foundation in fundraising and maintain and build upon our strong traditional relationship with industry; and report to the Dean of the College of Science.
Additional Job Description:
Applications must be submitted via LSU’s online application system by January 28, 2019 to receive fullest consideration. Attach ALL documents under the Resume/CV section of your application. Applicants must provide a curriculum vita and three professional references including name and contact information. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application. However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.
Sam Bentley, PhD, PG
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