Monday, January 25, 2016

National Mall and Memorial Parks : GS-12 Interpretive Media Specialist

This position is responsible for coordinating the planning, production, and installation of interpretive and educational media, visual information and exhibits for sites as iconic as the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and hundreds of other sites on the National Mall and throughout the District. The incumbent will also provide leadership and management for all media, social media and web program staff at the National Mall in their daily operations, as well as in the development of new multi-media.


We're looking for someone with strong graphic design skills and a desire to join an innovative and outside-the-box team. If you or anyone you know is interested, please pass the word!


Here's the all sources announcement:


And the merit promotion (Dept of the Interior only) announcement:

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Tectonics and Structural Geology – Visiting Assistant Professor

The Department of Geology at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be a term of one year with the possibility for extending the term a second year, beginning first semester of 2016-2017, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.
The Department consists of six faculty members and about 60 majors. We encourage students to conduct Honors and other research projects. Two staff members provide technical support for teaching and student research. Facilities and equipment include surveying and GPS equipment, a JEOL 5600LV scanning electron microscope with an Oxford EDS analyzer, petrographic microscopes, rock preparation facilities, a Pulse EKKO ground penetrating radar unit, and a Canberra broad energy germanium detector.

Instrumentation for spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction are available elsewhere on campus. Oberlin is a member of the Keck Geology Consortium, and the College has competitions for small research grants each semester. For more information on the department, candidates can visit our web page at:

The incumbent will teach the equivalent of five courses in the general area of tectonics with preference for specialization in tectonics, structural geology, or a related field.  Among the qualifications required for appoint is the Ph.D degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic 2016-2017. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at A complete application will be comprised of 1) a Cover Letter; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) Unofficial transcript; 4) Research Statement 5) A Statement of Teaching Philosophy 6) Letters of Reference from three (3) recommenders.* All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin’s employment website to  

*By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references.

Review of applications will begin on 1 February, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Completed applications received by the 1 February deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

Questions about the position can be addressed to:


Assistant Professor in Tectonics/Structural Geology, Department of Geology, University of Maryland, College Park.

The Department of Geology at the University of Maryland invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Tectonics/Structural Geology, broadly defined. Possible research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: active tectonics and natural hazards, basin analysis, climate–tectonics interactions, crustal evolution, geodesy, microtectonics, orogenesis, planetary geology, and tectonophysics. The appointee will be expected to develop and maintain an active, externally funded research program that will involve both graduate and undergraduate students, and to participate fully in teaching at all levels, including structural geology. We particularly encourage applications from those who integrate across traditional disciplinary boundaries both within the Department of Geology ( and throughout the College of Computer, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences ( Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

A Ph.D. in Geology or a related discipline is required at the time of appointment. The appointment may begin as early as August 1, 2016. Applications should be submitted online at and should include the following: a letter of application stating research and teaching goals; a complete CV; and contact information for three (3) professional references. Review of applications will begin in January 2016, and will be ongoing until the position is filled.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Pennsylvania State University - Department of Geosciences Tenure-Track Faulty

The Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Geochemistry. Although the primary target of this search is at the assistant professor level, the committee will also consider senior candidates with exceptional qualifications. We seek a colleague who creatively uses theoretical, observational, and/or experimental approaches to address fundamental problems related to the mineralogy and geochemistry of the Earth’s surface. Successful applicants will be expected to contribute to a diverse research and teaching community in the Department of Geosciences through the development of a vigorous, internationally recognized and externally funded research program, and through teaching courses in their discipline at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department of Geosciences is part of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, and houses research programs spanning a broad spectrum of Earth Science disciplines (further information is available at: We especially encourage applicants whose research activities will prove synergistic with the Materials Research Institute and/or the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Penn State. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in geosciences or a related field at the time of appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a statement of professional interests (research and teaching), a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references. Appointment may begin as early as July 1, 2016. Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.  For further information or questions, please contact Peter Heaney, Chair of the Search Committee at or Stacie Hugney, Administrative Assistant 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.

Vassar College - Department of Earth Science and Geography

The Department of Earth Science and Geography at Vassar College invites applications for a full-time, one-year position for the 2016-17 academic year in sedimentology, paleontology, paleoecology and/or biogeochemistry at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2016.  Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.  Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference.   

The successful candidate will teach earth history and sedimentology at the intermediate level, and will develop an advanced-level seminar based on his or her expertise.  Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Geology or Earth Science at the time of appointment.  The Earth Science program emphasizes surficial processes and is active in the environmental studies program.  The program has ~20 majors and graduates 4-8 students per year.   

To apply, please visit to link to the posting for this position.  Candidates should submit a letter of application, C.V., graduate school transcript (unofficial copies accepted for initial application), at least three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and descriptions of the proposed intermediate and advanced level courses.  Inquiries only may be sent to Jill Schneiderman, Associate Chair, Department of Earth Science and Geography, Vassar College, 


Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.