Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Hydrologist – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, OR

This position is in the regional office of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, in the Water Resources Branch of the Division of Engineering in Portland, Oregon. The Division is responsible for providing engineering services, energy management, dam safety, water resource and water rights protection, environmental compliance and safety. The Division covers the Service's Region 1 and 8, which include California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Hawaii, and the Pacific islands. The Water Resources Branch serves to protect the water resources and water rights of the Service within the regions and works on issues involving water quantity, water quality, water rights, inventory and monitoring, mapping, and geospatial analysis.

Application Process
All applications must be submitted to USAJobs.gov
See announcement at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/453633900/

School of Earth and Space Exploration and School of Molecular Sciences, Arizona State University: Assistant/Associate Professor JOB# 11789

The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) and the School of Molecular Sciences (SMS) at Arizona State University invite applications for a jointly-appointed, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise in Isotope Geochemistry, with an anticipated start date of August 2017. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience. We seek applications from diverse candidates with expertise in state-of-the-art applications of radiogenic isotope or light stable isotope geochemistry. We especially encourage applicants who: 1) employ analytical isotope geochemistry to study the tempo and dynamics of chemical, physical, or biological processes on Earth and elsewhere in our solar system; 2) have interests in the development of novel analytical protocols and instrumentation; 3) are enthusiastic about collaborative research spanning traditional disciplinary boundaries; and 4) complement ASU’s existing strengths in geochemistry.


The successful candidate will explore problems at the leading edge of their field, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, conduct research publishable in top-tier journals, and participate in service to the institution and profession as appropriate.


SESE and SMS have a long history of synergistic research and interdisciplinarity that has resulted in many successful joint faculty appointments. Together, SESE and SMS set the stage for a new era of scientific exploration. SESE brings together all of Earth and space science in one school, combining the strengths of science, engineering, and education to investigate the biggest questions of our time. SMS transcends traditional boundaries of chemistry and biochemistry to conduct solutions-oriented research and train a new generation of molecular scientists. SESE and SMS faculty benefit from a variety of state-of-the-art facilities on the Tempe AZ campus including: new clean laboratories and instrumentation space, and centers of excellence in geochronology, aqueous and environmental geochemistry, and non-traditional isotope geochemistry. Both the SESE and SMS communities benefit from access to ASU’s Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS/NanoSIMS) facilities, and world-class microbeam instrumentation in ASU’s LeRoy Eyring Center for Solid-State Science.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a relevant discipline by the time of appointment
  • Experience in isotope geochemistry commensurate with rank
  • Demonstrated potential to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program with national and international impact
  • Evidence of scholarly contributions in isotope geochemistry commensurate with rank
  • A commitment to quality teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Research expertise as noted above
  • Demonstrated success meeting the educational needs of diverse student populations and/or engaging in scientific outreach to diverse communities.


To apply, submit the following materials as a single pdf file via email to sesenewfac@asu.edu: 1) a cover letter including a description of the applicant’s experience, research, and teaching interests; 2) a current CV; and 3) the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references who may be contacted at a later stage of the search. Please indicate the Job number 11789 in your letter and email.


Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is December 20, 2016; if not filled, reviews will continue every two weeks thereafter until search is closed. A background check is required for employment.



Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis protected by the law. http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401; http://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE): Assistant Professor

The School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) invites
applications for an Assistant Professor with expertise in globalgeophysical processes. Anticipated start date is August 2017.
We desire a candidate who (1) addresses fundamental questions
in the dynamics, structure, and evolution of Earth and other
planetary interiors, and (2) will work closely with existinggeophysics faculty and has the ability to develop collaborations
with other closely affiliated research programs in SESE (for
example, possibilities include astrobiology, geochemistry,
petrology, planetary science, surface processes, tectonics, andvolcanology).
We are interested in individuals showing capacity to bridgeresearch in deep and shallow processes. Examples include howdeep interior processes relate to the evolution of the lithosphereor the fluid envelopes of Earth and other planets. SESE is
particularly interested in candidates with a strong track record ingeodynamics.

Minimum qualifications
• Ph.D in Geophysics or related field by the time of appointment
• Established publication track record in Earth (or Earth andplanetary) interior research
• Demonstrated expertise in geophysical methods aimed atunderstanding large-scale interior dynamical processes
• Demonstrated potential to establish a vigorous, externally-funded research program Commitment to quality teaching atthe graduate and undergraduate levels.

Desired Qualifications
•Research expertise as noted above
• Demonstrated success meeting the educational needs of diverse student populations and/or engaging in scientific outreach to diverse communities.
SESE brings together Earth and space science into one school, breaking traditional disciplinary boundaries to investigate thebiggest questions. SESE combines the strengths of science,
engineering, and education, to set the stage for a new era ofexploration. See https://sese.asu.edu for more information, and https://sese.asu.edu/about/opportunities/faculty-positions.

To apply, please submit the following materials as a single PDFfile: (1) a cover letter that includes a description of the applicant’s research and teaching interests and experience, and indicate Jobnumber 11791 in your letter; (2) a current CV; and (3) the names, email addresses, institution, title, and telephone numbers of threereferences. Email the PDF of these application materials tosesenewfac@asu.edu.

Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications isDecember 20, 2016. If not filled, reviews will continue weekly untilsearch is closed. A background check is required for employment.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and anEqual Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualifiedapplicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex,
religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any
other basis protected by the law.  http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401 and http://


Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at the University of California San Diego (http://scripps.ucsd.edu) invites faculty applications for the position listed below. We seek a motivated, broad-thinking scientist-educator to establish a vigorous research program and provide intellectual leadership in his or her field while complementing existing expertise at Scripps and other UCSD departments. SIO is a world renowned center of marine research with approximately 200 principal investigators leading research programs on all aspects of earth, ocean, biological and atmospheric sciences. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research, and service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.


We invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in marine geophysics. We seek candidates whose research interest is in using geophysical methods to study any region of the Earth beneath the sea, including its geological history, structure (thermal, seismic, electrical, magnetic, or petrological), past and current movements, fluid behavior, tectonics, volcanology, seismic history and processes, or mineral resources. This includes the development of methods and instruments to study any of these topics.


The position requires a PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant field, a competitive record of publication and service, as well as evidence of ability or strong potential to secure extramural funding and conduct an active research program. We are hiring at the level of Assistant Professor and salary will be consistent with the applicant’s qualifications and experience and with University of California pay scales. 


For full consideration, please apply by 11/20/16 deadline:


The University of California San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please also see http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/index.html for the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program.

California State University, Fresno Biogeochemistry Job Posting

College of Science and Mathematics
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Vacancy # 13087
<http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ Biogeochemistry

Assistant Professor
California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University’s commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/diversity

Available for Academic Year: 2017/2018.
• Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
• Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the Universitys Probationary Plan Process.
• Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
• California State University, Fresno is a vibrant and growing campus. When necessary, the University may decide to make more than one faculty appointment from a single search.
The Earth and Environmental Sciences Department at California State University, Fresno invites applications for a position in Biogeochemistry at the assistant professor level. Applicants' research may involve any aspect of geochemistry of marine or terrestrial environments relevant to how these interact/affect biological organisms or systems. The successful candidate is expected to: 1) develop a competitive research program that complements existing departmental activities, and that involves undergraduate and Master's level graduate students, 2) develop and teach courses within the undergraduate and graduate program in fields pertaining to the candidate's experience, 3) teach at the general education level within the broad field of geology, environmental science, and biogeochemistry, and 4) perform university and professional service. The typical teaching load is 6 weighted teaching units (WTU) per semester for the first two years and 9-12 WTU thereafter. WTU can be bought out usually through funding by the college or external grants. Supervising undergraduate and graduate student research projects counts toward the WTU load.
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences consists of 10 faculty, ~25 graduate students and ~ 50 undergraduate geology majors and a similar number of environmental science majors. We offer B.S. degrees in Geology and in Environmental Science, as well as an M.S. in Geology. Our faculty cover a broad range of research fields including Quaternary geology, paleontology, palynology, geophysics, tectonics, paleomagnetism, structural geology, igneous petrology, sedimentary geology, engineering geology, geomorphology, paleoclimatology, and hydrogeology. An undergraduate thesis is required in our department, so our students are active in geoscience research at both undergraduate and masters levels; such students commonly present their research at international conferences (e.g., AGU, GSA). The College of Science and Mathematics has a diverse and accomplished group of over 150 faculty members who engage in disciplinary as well as interdisciplinary research collaborations in engineering, agriculture and social science. Our students come primarily from the Central Valley, but also from throughout California, the USA, and the world. California State University, Fresno is conveniently located in the center of California with short travel distances to many research institutions and to several National Parks including Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia.

Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Geology, Geochemistry, or other field relevant to Biogeochemistry. Qualifying degrees must be from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.

Required Experience:
1) Successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level;
2) Evidence of publications in scholarly journals, and;
3) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence and interest in innovative teaching methods. Candidates should describe in their teaching statement how their approach to teaching might create an inclusive educational environment.

Application Procedures: To ensure full consideration, applicants should have all application materials on file by January 10, 2017. Application materials should be submitted via our online employment site at http://jobs.csufresno.edu. Applicants must submit an on-line application and attach the following supporting documents:
1) cover letter/letter of interest,
2) curriculum vitae,
3) statement of research interests,
4) teaching statement including philosophy as well as explanation of proposed courses,
5) names, titles, addresses, phone/fax numbers and email addresses of three professional references.
Candidates selected for interview must submit official transcripts.
For more information about the position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Mathieu Richaud, Search Committee Chair; California State University, Fresno; Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences; E-mail: mathieu@csufresno.edu; Phone: (559) 278-4557; Fax: (559) 278-5980.

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees on-line at http://www.fresnostate.edu/police/clery/index.shtml. Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html.

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Faculty Position in Geophysics at the University of Houston

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Houston invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in geophysics at the level of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (untenured). The department is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for exceptional research, excellence in teaching, and a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty, graduate, and undergraduate student population. We seek candidates of outstanding ability in potential fields (gravity, magnetics, electricity, and electromagnetism), including data acquisition, processing, and interpretation, with research interests in near-surface, exploration, environmental, and solid-earth geophysics. Outstanding candidates will be considered from other fields of geophysics that build on department strengths, which include seismology, remote sensing, geodynamics, rock physics, and tectonics. The successful candidate will participate with an enthusiastic team of geoscience faculty and students, in a department with a broad range of geophysical capabilities located in a vibrant city and one of the leading energy capitals of the world.

Information for Applicants
Candidates must have completed their PhD at the time of appointment. Successful candidates will be expected to build a vigorous, externally funded research program and demonstrate productivity via peer-reviewed publications. Candidates will also be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and will mentor MS and PhD students. We expect to fill the position by August 2017.

Candidate evaluation will begin on December 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
Candidates for the position should submit: 1) a letter of application including statements of teaching and research interests, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) graduate student transcripts, and 4) names and contacts of at least three referees. Applications should be submitted electronically, via the university web portal: http://jobs.uh.edu/postings/32813.

Queries may be addressed to:
Dr. Hua-Wei Zhou, Chair,
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
University of Houston

Further information can be obtained by viewing the departmental web page at http://www.eas.uh.edu/ or by calling the department at (713) 743-3399.
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: FACULTY OPENING IN GEOPHYSICS

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track position in the broad area of Geophysics, including theory, observation, and experimentation.  We seek an outstanding scientist with the potential to conduct innovative research and excel in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in geophysics or a related field by the start of employment. A complete application must include a curriculum vitae, one- to two-page descriptions of research and teaching plans, and three letters of recommendation.

Applications are being accepted at Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8065. To receive full consideration, complete applications must be received by December 15, 2016. Search Contact: Ms. Karen Fosher, HR Administrator, EAPS, 54-924, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307, email: kfosher@mit.edu
MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

San José State University: Department of Geology

The Department of Geology at San José State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Paleontology. A Ph.D. degree in the Earth Sciences is required. Postdoctoral experience is desirable, and a proven record of excellence in teaching or evidence of promise for excellence in teaching is expected. Research interests may include the interdisciplinary fields of paleobiology, paleoceanography, global change/paleoclimatology and carbonate sedimentology and should complement current departmental strengths in tectonics, petrology/geochemistry, geomorphology, sedimentology/stratigraphy, structural geology, and field geology. The successful candidate must have the interest and ability to teach Paleontology and an undergraduate Earth Systems course and develop undergraduate and graduate courses in his or her area of expertise. Teaching non-majors is also expected. Research involving masters and undergraduate students is required, and external funding must be sought.

Apply by Nov. 1, 2016 for full consideration. For more information please view the official job announcement at the SJSU website: http://www.sjsu.edu/facultyaffairs/unit3/tenuretrack/Employment/index.html. SJSU is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the core values of inclusion, civility, and respect for each individual. A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.

U.S. Geological Survey: Senior Science Advisor for Science

the U.S. Geological Survey is looking for a Senior Science Advisor for Science Applications who will serve as the principal staff advisor to the USGS Director, Deputy Director, and the USGS Executive Leadership Team for major national Earth science programs that cross Mission Areas and involve substantial external coordination with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, private industry, and public interest groups. The vacancy announcement, qualifications requirements, and instructions can be found here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/453005000/

 This isposition open Government-wide.  The closing date is 11/10/16.  

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

University of New Mexico: Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Northrop Hall
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

The Caswell Silver Open Rank Visiting Faculty Fellowship provides the opportunity for faculty on sabbatical and visiting researchers from other universities, institutes or entities to collaborate (teaching and research) with faculty in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences (EPS) at the University of New Mexico. The funded position provides financial support (salary supplement, research and travel costs). Requirements for the fellowship include a minimum of two months in residence at UNM and teaching a module in an aspect of Applied Geosciences. The fellowship is for a period during fall or spring of the academic year 2016-17 (September 2, 2016-May 12, 2017).

The Fellowship is provided through the support of the Caswell Silver Foundation. The Caswell Silver Foundation was created in 1980 through an endowment by Caswell Silver, an alumnus of our program. The Foundation was established with the purpose of supporting graduate education and research at the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of New Mexico. For best consideration, apply by June 30, 2016. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Laura Crossey (lcrossey@unm.edu).

Selection criteria include academic merit, potential or existing collaboration with EPS faculty, and a description of the proposed educational module on the theme of an aspect of Applied Geosciences that will be offered to EPS students. Application consists of a letter of intent indicating 1. desired term of residence, 2. the description of the teaching module and 3. Listing of potential or existing collaborative interactions; 4. Curriculum vitae.

Minimum qualifications:
1. MS in Geosciences or a related field.
2. Experience in Applied Geosciences

Preferred characteristics
1. PhD in Geosciences or related field.
2. Demonstrated expertise in applied geosciences.
3. Commitment to provide a learning experience for undergrad/graduate students in an area of
    Applied Geoscience.
4. Potential for interactions in ongoing research and teaching in the Department.
5. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as   
    working with broadly diverse communities.

The application package should be submitted electronically to UNM Jobs: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1465594707046 For best consideration, all materials must be received by June 30, 2016. However, the position will remain open until filled. For questions regarding the application process please contact Search Chair Laura Crossey (lcrossey@unm.edu) or the Search Coordinator Paula Pascetti (pascetti@unm.edu), Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (Tel: 505 277-1633). Women and under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of New Mexico is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator.

University of Colorado, Boulder: Atmospheric & Oceanic Observations

Open-rank faculty position in Atmospheric & Oceanic Observations, University of Colorado, Boulder

The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC) at the University of Colorado, Boulder, invites applications for an open-rank faculty position for a person who plays a prominent role in the field of atmosphere, ocean, or cryosphere observations. Areas of interest include airborne, satellite and ground-based remote sensing, in situ observations, and land- and ocean-networks. The work should have broad applications to climate and weather, and should complement existing strengths within ATOC. This person should have a PhD in Atmospheric Science, Oceanography, or a related field, with a record of research and teaching excellence that meets the standards expected for appointment at an R1 doctoral university. Review of applications will begin 5 January 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Informal inquiries can be made to Peter Pilewskie at peter.pilewskie@lasp.colorado.edu.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications are accepted electronically at https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=06673&lan.