Friday, September 2, 2016

Assistant Professor in the Energy Cluster at the University of Pennsylvania

As part of a larger investment to create the new Vagelos Institute for Energy Science and Technology, the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to add faculty to our newly formed Energy Cluster spanning the natural sciences. We invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in one of the following departments: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, or Physics & Astronomy. Exceptional senior candidates will also be given consideration. The successful candidate will mount an innovative program of fundamental scientific research that impacts our societal energy challenges, broadly defined, and in doing so will forge collaborative links with other Penn scientists and engineers involved in energy research. Applicants must apply online at . Required application materials include: curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a research statement that includes the candidate’s perspective on how she or he fits into one of the four departments and identifies potential collaborative links with other natural science departments, and a teaching statement. Applicants should also submit the names and contact information for three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Review of applications will start on October 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. The School of Arts and Sciences is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse faculty (for more information see: ). The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Department of Geology, Colgate University: Assistant Professor: Sedimentology/Surficial Processes

The Department of Geology at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Sedimentology/Surficial Processes at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2017. We seek an individual who is committed to excellence in teaching and research at the undergraduate level. Completion of the Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. The area of specialization is open but could include modern or ancient sedimentation, environmental sedimentology, geomorphology/surficial geology, and basin analysis. The successful applicant will teach Sedimentology/Surficial Processes and develop other courses at the introductory level for non-majors and at the upper-level for geology students. Participation in the Geology Department's summer field courses and involvement of undergraduates in research are expected. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Teaching courses in the interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Program is also a strong possibility, depending on area of specialty. A cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, and reference letters must be submitted through Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their teaching statement how their approach to teaching might create an inclusive educational environment. Review of applications will begin October 10, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. The Geology Department comprises eight faculty, a senior lecturer/lab instructor, and a technician. Analytical facilities include SEM-EDS, XRF, XRD, ICP-MS, GC-MS, AA, stable isotope mass spectrometer, micropaleontology lab, and geophysical equipment. Further information about the Geology department can be found at


Applications are invited for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in teaching and curricular development of undergraduate and graduate courses, to advise and direct graduate students, and to develop a rigorous research program that is supported by external funding. It is expected that the research program will focus on the responses of groundwater systems to climate change. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Geology, Hydrogeology, or a related field at the time of appointment. Ability to contribute to multidisciplinary water and climate research efforts within Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences and across the university will be considered as an advantage. The preferred candidate will also demonstrate strong potential for research and teaching.

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences offers B.S. degrees in Geology and Meteorology-Climatology, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Primary research areas within the geological sciences include sedimentary geology, paleontology and paleobiology, petroleum geosciences, hydrogeological sciences, and geobiology. Research in atmospheric sciences is focused on meteorological hazards, climate change, and remote sensing. Additional information about our department can be found on our web site:
To apply, go to and complete the “faculty/administrative form”. Applicants must attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and names of at least three references via the above website. We will begin to review applications on November 23, but the position will remain open until it is filled.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See

For further information, contact Dr. Richard Kettler, Search Committee Chair by email, phone, or mail at:, 1-402-472-0882; Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 214 Bessey Hall, Lincoln NE 68588-0340

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

U.S. Geological Survey-Southeast Region: Senior Executive Service-Vacancy Announcement

Regional Director-Southeast Region

Norcross, GA

The USGS is looking for an individual who has successfully managed a large, geographically dispersed science organization to serve as the Regional Director-Southeast Region. Major regional science issues include coastal and riverine flooding; response to hurricanes and major storms; coastal erosion; ecosystem health and restoration; fish issues; invasive species; water availability and use; wetlands research; threatened and endangered species; drought; oil spill response; and in-stream flows.  

The advertisement is open all US Citizens.  The salary range is $151,388 to $185,100, and the closing date is 04/14/16.  The vacancy announcement, instructions and link to apply can be found at:

Wednesday, March 9, 2016