Monday, January 30, 2017

Iowa State University: Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences

The Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences at Iowa State University invites applications for the position of chairperson, at the rank of tenured full professor.  Primary responsibilities of the department chair are to provide visionary leadership for programs in geology and meteorology; to encourage excellence and innovation in research, teaching, and service; to advance professional development of faculty, staff, and students’ to promote productive relationships with all external constituents including, alumni, industry and government agencies; to foster productive relationships with a variety of entities across the university community; to promote diversity and inclusion among all students, faculty, and staff; and to facilitate faculty efforts to attract extramural grant and contract funding. The chairperson also carries the title, “Smith Family Foundation Chair of Geology” and in that role uses the earnings that accrue annually from the Smith Foundation and Morehouse endowments to advance the teaching and research missions of the Geology Program.


Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in geosciences, atmospheric sciences, or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment and have credentials appropriate for the rank of professor, including scholarly contributions to the field that have earned national recognition.


The successful applicant will have a demonstrated record of effective leadership or administrative experience in higher education or the research community. Applicants will also have a demonstrated record of accomplishment in all areas of responsibility (research, teaching, service) in prior academic appointments, with evidence of commitment to supporting the teaching and research missions of a major research university.  Evidence of commitment to creating a climate of diversity and inclusion for students, faculty and staff is also required.


All applications must be submitted electronically at (search vacancy ID# 700001). Please be prepared to enter or attach a letter of application including concise teaching and research statements, curriculum vitae, and the names, street and e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of at least three references.


The position will remain open until filled. Full consideration will be given to those applications received by February 15, 2017.


Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Pennsylvania State University Department Head

The John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University invites nominations and applications for an innovative, visionary leader as Department Head.  The Department is interdisciplinary, diverse, and dedicated to the safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible recovery, processing, and utilization of earth resources.  It is internationally recognized for its research in the areas of energy, energy business and finance, and environmental science and engineering.  The successful candidate should have an exceptional record of scholarship, previous academic or professional leadership, be qualified for appointment with tenure, be committed to promoting the interdisciplinary nature of the department, be dedicated to increasing the diversity of our faculty and students, and be supportive of College-wide initiatives.  Women and members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  A wide spectrum of graduate and undergraduate degree programs cover the whole life cycle of energy and mineral resources, including Energy, Business and Finance; Energy Engineering; Energy Management and Policy; Environmental Health and Safety Engineering; Environmental Systems Engineering; Fuel Science; Mining Engineering; Mining and Mineral Process Engineering; Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering; and an online program in Energy and Sustainability Policy.  The Department has 31 faculty members, 121 graduate students, and 1388 undergraduate students, and sponsored research of more than $6M.  Additional information about the Department and the closely associated Institutes of Energy and the Environment can be found at the following web sites: and  Review of applications will begin 9 January 2017 and continue until suitable candidates are identified.  Applicants should submit:  1) a letter describing how they would lead the Department and contribute to its research, teaching, and service mission; 2) a complete curriculum vitae; and 3) the names and addresses (including e-mail) of three to five referees.  These materials must be submitted electronically.  Questions can be directed to the Search Committee chair, Professor David Stensrud, at


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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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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
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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 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.;

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 for more information, and

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

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. and http://


Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at the University of California San Diego ( 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 for the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program.

California State University, Fresno Biogeochemistry Job Posting

College of Science and Mathematics
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Vacancy # 13087
< 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:

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 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:; 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 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:

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.