Friday, August 28, 2015

National Science Foundation (NSF) - National Science Foundation (NSF)

Physical Science Administrator (Program Director)
Directorate for Geosciences
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Arlington, VA 22230

The NSF is seeking candidate(s) for a Program Director within the Education and Diversity Program, Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), Arlington VA.  The Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) recognizes that active support of geoscience education and workforce development must be a significant element of GEO's mission to promote the overall health of the enterprise. This commitment extends beyond GEO’s traditional support for graduate student training and includes support for activities that advance geoscience education reform at the undergraduate and pre-college levels and improve public understanding of the geosciences and its contributions. Included in these activities are focused efforts to broaden participation of underrepresented groups in the geosciences.

More information about GEO and its programs can be found at

The Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) supports activities designed to improve the education and human resource base in research areas that advance the state of knowledge about Earth and the processes that modify them. The Program Director for Education and Diversity coordinates and leads Directorate-wide activities focused on increasing representation within the geosciences community and expanding and enriching geosciences education at all levels.  The Program Director chairs the GEO Education Team and participates with the GEO leadership team in developing education and diversity strategies and recommending assessment and budgets for GEO education programs.  He/she evaluates proposals and prepares recommendations for awards and declinations.  The Program Director acts as liaison to internal NSF groups and programs with similar interests and accurately reflects NSF policy and procedures to the public, the scientific community, and external organizations, including other Federal agencies. He/she also interacts with the university community and is aware of the challenges and opportunities that are important considerations for developing a GEO education strategy.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a Geosciences field plus, after award of the Ph.D., six or more years of successful research, research administration, and/or managerial experience pertinent to the position. Experience pertinent to the position includes activities that demonstrate proficiency in a disciplinary area of the geosciences plus geoscience education theory, practice, assessment, research on learning and/or leading substantial education or outreach projects; and being recognized in the community as a leader in this area.

Individuals interested in applying for this vacancy should submit their materials to announcement GEO-2015-0001 – Permanent & GEO-2015-0002 – Rotator. The position requirements and application procedures are located on the NSF Home Page at Hearing impaired individuals may call TDD 703-292-5090. If you have questions about the application process contact Dominique McCracken at 703-292-2415 or email: Applications must be received by September 25, 2015.

Furman University: Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Job Description Summary:
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Furman University, a highly selective private liberal arts undergraduate institution, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2016.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated teaching and research experience in Earth Systems Science with expertise in energy resources/structural geology/tectonics. Teaching responsibilities consist of four courses with labs per year, and include a combination of an introductory level earth systems science course and upper level courses in energy resources, structural geology and plate tectonics. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will develop an active undergraduate research program, preferably with a strong field based component.

Furman's location at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains provides easy access to a geologically and ecologically diverse region with ample opportunity for integrating field experiences and local research into the curriculum.

Applications can be submitted at: Include PDF versions of a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a statement of research interests and future priorities, names of three references, and unofficial transcripts. Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2015. Visit for additional information about this position. Furman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing faculty diversity.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Salem State University - Faculty, Geological Sciences, Full-time, Tenure-Track, Fall 2016

The geological sciences department at Salem State University seeks applicants for a tenure track position beginning September 2016.  The ideal candidate is a field geologist with expertise in structural geology and a secondary focus on igneous and metamorphic petrology who is committed to undergraduate teaching and research. Teaching assignments will include: Structural Geology for majors, summer field course in Montana, introductory general education courses in the geosciences and serving as senior thesis advisor.

Candidates are required to perform duties in accordance with the MSCA contract.  Duties include teaching responsibilities, advising, scholarship and contributions to the development of the department and university.  The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester.  The position is subject to available funding.

Required qualifications:
1. PhD or ABD in the geological sciences; and if ABD, will have doctorate by June 30, 2016
2. Expertise in field geology and bedrock mapping
3. Expertise in Structural Geology
4. Teaching experience (may include part time, and post doc teaching experience)

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Ability to teach igneous/metamorphic petrology
2. Desire and ability to develop an externally funded, undergraduate-friendly research program
3. Experience with and passion for teaching undergraduate students
4. Experience with undergraduate research
5. Record of scholarly research in the geological sciences
6. Experience and/or interest in New England geology

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter and transcripts.

Employment is contingent upon a completed background check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.

Completed application materials submitted by October 15, 2015 will receive full consideration, and evaluation will continue until the position is filled. For those attending, we plan to meet with selected candidates at the 2015 GSA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD.

EEO Statement:
Salem State University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may come down at any time. Once a posting is removed, additional applications will not be accepted.

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Middlebury - Tenure-Track (Assistant Professor)

The Geology Department at Middlebury College invites applications for a tenure-track position in igneous or metamorphic petrology at the rank of Assistant Professor that will begin in September, 2016. The successful applicant will be expected to teach an introductory course in geology and upper-level courses in mineralogy and petrology, to incorporate the local field setting in their teaching, and advise undergraduate research. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop a research program that involves undergraduate students in their area of expertise, which may include igneous or metamorphic petrology, volcanology, mineral resources, or related fields.

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Through Interfolio, candidates shouldsubmit separate statements of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation, at least two of which speak to teaching ability. Pre-interviews with selected candidates will be offered at the Annual GSA meeting in Baltimore. More information at

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. More information regarding background checks may be found here:

Pacific Southwest Research Station - Hydrologic Technician

GS-[1316-05; 1316-06]
Reply Due: [August 31, 2015]
The USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW), is advertising for a Hydrologic Technician in support of research at the Caspar Creek Experimental Watersheds.
This position will mostly involve field work in the Caspar Creek Experimental Watersheds, located on Jackson Demonstration State Forest in Mendocino County, CA.  Approximately 20% of the work will be lab- or office-based in Fort Bragg, CA.  Primary duties include collecting hydrology and sediment data, surveying landscape conditions, and evaluating erosion sources in a forested watershed.  The Caspar Creek Experimental Watersheds are a cooperative research project of the Pacific Southwest Research Station and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Research at the site focuses on measurement and evaluation of the effects of forest management activities on watershed processes.  Background information can be found at 
The hiree will be working under the supervision of a hydrologist.  Experience with hydrologic instrumentation, data loggers, and electronic survey equipment is essential. The ability to hike over steep, uneven terrain and to carry 40 lbs is required, as are a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.  Experience with GIS and DC electronics is desired.
Salary will be based on the applicant’s completed years of college and/or experience.  This is a federal government position and only U.S. citizens qualify. 
The position will be located at the Pacific Southwest Research Station office in Fort Bragg, CA. Fort Bragg is located along the northern California coast about midway between San Francisco and the Oregon border.  Historically a lumber and fishing town, Fort Bragg has become economically more dependent on tourism.  Fort Bragg provides services for the coastal population of about 25,000, and hosts a hospital, public schools for K-12, a community college campus, and a variety of shopping facilities.  Housing rentals typically range from $1000-$2000 per month.  Barracks are also available.
The vacancy announcement for this position will be posted on the U.S. Government’s official website for employment opportunities USA Jobs.Gov.

If you are interested in receiving a copy of the vacancy announcement for this position…complete the attached Outreach Notice Response Form and return it to the Pacific Southwest Research Station no later than [August 31st, 2015].