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  • PhD Studentship in Debris-Flow Susceptibility in Southern Germany Using Near-Surface Geophysical Tools, Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Potsdam 

Background

In October 2015, the DFG Research Training Group “Natural Hazards and Risks in a Changing World” (http://natriskchange.de) was established at the University of Potsdam, in cooperation with the Freie Universität of Berlin, the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). NatRiskChange aims to develop methods that improve hazard and risk analyses and quantifications based on the transient non-stationary nature of hazards and risks in response to changing natural and anthropogenically altered components of the earth system. Key scientific aims are the development, testing and pilot application of studies on the identification, quantification and prediction of transient natural hazards and associated risks.

Funded by the Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the NatRiskChange Research Training Group now offers a full DAAD PhD scholarship at the Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences of University of Potsdam, Germany for a period of three years (or up to four years for candidates from developing or emerging countries). The related PhD project is entitled “Investigating debris-flow susceptibility in Southern Germany using near-surface geophysical tools”. Further subject-specific information can be obtained from Prof. Jens Tronicke (tronicke@uni-potsdam.de) or from Prof. Oliver Korup (oliver.korup@unipotsdam.de).

The scholarship includes:

– a monthly rate of 1000 Euro

– travel support and potential support for studies and research

– combined insurance (health, accident, liability)

– potential support for rent, or family allowance

– full funding for a German language course in Germany of up to 6 months, preceding the scholarship

The selected candidate will be fully integrated in the activities and the teaching curriculum of the NatRiskChange Research Training Group, and enjoy the vibrant international research environment in the Institute of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Potsdam. The schedule and length of the language course will be determined after consultation with the selected candidates.

The candidates are required to have:

– an excellent Master’s degree in geophysics, geomorphology, geology or closely related fields

– a demonstrated background in studies of natural hazards, Earth surface processes and near-surface geophysics

– programming and data processing skills

– geoscientific and geophysical fieldwork experience

– good English language skills

Application

Handicapped applicants will be given preference in case of equal suitability. The NatRiskChange consortium strives to increase the proportion of women in research and specifically encourages females to apply for these positions. Applications should include the following components: a detailed CV, a letter of motivation, a brief research concept (ca. 2 pages) for the PhD project (focussing on a plan on how to quantify the susceptibility to debris flows in small catchments with near-surface geophysics and geomorphology), a record of studies, master and bachelor certificates including a transcript of records, an English synopsis of the Master thesis, a list of publications, oral and/or poster presentations at conferences, and two letters of recommendation. The files should be sent, by e-mail, in one single PDF document (< 10 MB) to Dr. Theresia Petrow (natrisk@uni-potsdam.de) by December 1st, 2017.

Based on the applications, the University of Potsdam will, in a first stage, nominate two to four candidates. These candidates will be required to submit a full application to the DAAD which will then, in a second stage, be evaluated by DAAD. Candidates will be informed in detail about the second stage in case they are nominated after the first stage. The actual scholarship and the related PhD study are envisaged to start in April 2018.

  • Professor in Geophysics, Department of Geosciences, Boise State University 

The Department of Geosciences at Boise State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the broad field of Geophysics beginning in Fall 2018. We encourage applications from individuals with strengths that complement existing and emerging research areas, and who can collaborate across disciplinary boundaries.The Geophysics Group in the Department of Geosciences has internationally recognized research programs in seismology, hydrogeophysics, near-surface geophysics, snow-and-ice science, and volcanology.  Emerging research areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, marine geology and geophysics, geodynamics, and climate science.  A successful candidate will articulate a vision of active collaboration with researchers in the geophysics, Earth surface dynamics, and solid Earth geology groups in the Geoscience Department, as well as in the broader research communities at Boise State, nationally, and internationally. We seek a dynamic candidate who will develop and maintain an externally funded research program, mentor graduate students, and engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching using evidence-based instructional practices. Boise State University is ideally situated in the Northwest’s third largest metropolitan area, and is a vibrant city with substantial cultural and recreational opportunities.

Applicants must have a PhD in geophysics, or related fields such as applied physics, applied mathematics, or engineering, and must have demonstrated success in research. The position may be filled either at the assistant or associate level depending upon experience. Applications from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged. Review of candidates will begin on October 15 and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit a single PDF document, which includes the following components: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statements outlining teaching and research interests and experiences, and 4) contact information for three or more professional references. Applications should be submitted here: 

https://boisestate.taleo.net/careersection/exfac/jobdetail.ftl?job=170603&tz=GMT-06%3A00

Contact Dr. Jeffrey Johnson (jeffreybjohnson@boisestate.edu) with questions.

More information:

  • New Mexico State University – post doctoral position

A postdoctoral position in hydrogeochemistry and geophysics is available in the Plant & Environmental Science Department http://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/pes/ at New Mexico State University with the start date as soon as possible. This position will support a new DOE project (with Oak Ridge National Lab), and/or another project focusing on “Facilitated Transport Enabled In Situ Chemical Oxidation of 1,4-Dioxane-Contaminated Groundwater”. We are looking for a motivated researcher with interest in experimental (lab and/or field) soil/water geochemical reactive transport of organic contaminants or heavy metals, surface/groundwater interactions, and geophysics.Experience in electrical resistivity tomography is also desired. You will be expected to participate in a multidisciplinary research laboratory: http://web.nmsu.edu/~kccarr/index.html.

  • ENIGMA is seeking 15 Ph.D. students

ENIGMA (European Training Network for in situ Imaging of Dynamic Processes in Heterogeneous Subsurface Environments; https://enigma-itn.eu/) Innovative Training Network offers 15 Ph.D. positions to talented and enthusiastic students holding a relevant master’s degree (or equivalent) starting preferably before July 2017.

ENIGMA will train researchers in the development of innovative methods for exploring process dynamics in subsurface hydrosystems to enhance understanding and predictive modeling capacities. The ENIGMA network gathers 21 partners (15 academic and six industrial) from eight European countries. ENIGMA is seeking highly qualified and motivated students with a strong background in geophysics, hydrology, hydrogeology, hydrogeophysics, biogeochemistry, microbiology, soil physics, or a related discipline.

Applications must be made through the website: https://enigma-itn.eu/. The first deadline for applications is 23 January 2017.

  • The University of Potsdam, Faculty of Science, Institute of Earth and Environmental Science, invites applications for a W 1-Junior Professorship for General Geophysics (Tenure Track)

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching a wide spectrum of topics in the field of general geophysics, maintaining a high degree of commitment to educating students (at both the bachelor’s and master’s levels), and further developing the geophysics curriculum. Candidates should be experts in experimental solid Earth geophysics research and intensively engaged with developments in this field. This involvement may include seismological source processes, the analysis of seismic wave fields, and Earth’s potential fields. Candidates are expected to have internationally recognized research achievements, documented by publications in rigorously peer-reviewed scientific journals, expertise in organizing and executing projects supported by third-party funding, and a broad interest in research topics related to natural sciences. Moreover, candidates should be ready and willing to collaborate with members of the institute, join working groups in the department to pursue research foci in the Earth sciences, and cooperate with extramural research institutions in the Berlin/Brandenburg region. We offer a state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary, and international environment as well as excellent staffing and infrastructure. According to state law (§ 45 Brandenburgisches Hochschulgesetz – BbgHG), preconditions for the appointment as a junior professor include a completed university education, teaching skills, and a special qualification for academic work, which is usually demonstrated through an outstanding Ph.D. thesis. International experience, an outstanding publication record, and a teaching record are advantageous. The total time for completion of the Ph.D. and subsequent postdoc employment should not have exceeded 6 years. Appointment will be made according to §§ 40 and 46 BbgHG. The appointment as a civil servant or a public employee will be made for up to 4 years in the first instance and can be extended to up to 6 years in total, conditional upon a positive evaluation. There is the opportunity to be taken on for a permanent professorship (tenure track option) following positive evaluation.

The University of Potsdam strives to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and specifically encourages female applicants to apply for this position. Handicapped applicants will be given preference in case of equal suitability. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply. The University of Potsdam offers dual career support and coaching for newly appointed professors: http://www.uni-potsdam.de/en/neue-beschaeftigte/information-for-newly-appointed-professors.html.

Applications (with a presentation of your research interests, curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates and documents, a list of publications, a list of conducted courses, a list of externally funded projects) should be sent to the University of Potsdam (ausschreibungen@uni-potsdam.de) within 6 weeks of the publication of this notice.

  • Faculty opening in geophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    (posted Dec. 2, 2016)

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. To receive full consideration, complete applications must be received by 15 December 2016. Search contact: Ms. Karen Fosher, HR Administrator, EAPS, 54-924, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139-4307.

  • Postdoctoral position at Oklahoma State University (posted Dec. 2, 2016)

The Near Surface Geophysics Group at Oklahoma State University has an immediate opening for a scientist with expertise in petrophysics at the postdoctoral level. The position is for 1 year with possibility for renewal depending upon funding. The objectives include integrating seismic and complex resistivity measurements for (1) developing fundamental relationships between petrophysical property changes and microbial-induced changes in porous media such as during microbial-induced calcite precipitation and (2) characterizing petrophysical properties of tight rocks.The preferred candidate will have a Ph.D. in near-surface geophysics or relevant field (e.g., geotechnical/environmental engineering, hydrogeophysics, biogeophysics) with quantitative skills in the use of complex resistivity and/or seismic techniques. Laboratory and field experience is a plus. We seek to hire a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and creative individual who is capable of working and thinking independently. We have a new state-of-the-art biogeophysical laboratory and have collaborations with the petroleum geoscience research cluster with extensive ties to both the environmental and energy industries.Candidates should submit a full CV, including the contact information of three referees, to Prof. Estella Atekwana, Oklahoma State University, School of Geology, 105 NRC, Stillwater, OK 74078; 405-744-6358.Review of applications will begin 1 December 2016 and will continue until position is filled.

More information can be found online about Oklahoma State University and the Boone Pickens School of Geology. Committed to health and safety, Oklahoma State University maintains a tobacco-free work environment. Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-Verify employer committed to diversity.

  • Ph.D. studentship in Bayesian borehole interpretation methods at University of Leicester (posted Dec. 2, 2016) 

Applications are now open for a Ph.D. position in Bayesian borehole interpretation methods at the University of Leicester as part of the CENTA (Central England NERC Training Alliance) consortium.

More information and links to the application form can be found online.

For any questions, please contact mm489@le.ac.uk.

Please note that the position is open only to U.K./EU citizens. The deadline for application is 23 January 2017.

  • Early Career Research Opportunities in Deep Earth Imaging at CSIRO  (posted Nov 8, 2016)
We seek up to 18 early-career scientists to join our team developing new earth imaging methods with an emphasis on accurate subsurface imaging, natural resource prediction and targeting, and uncertainty quantification. We are building the next generation of earth imaging tools using high-performance computing infrastructure and cloud technologies to guide future exploration, discovery and management of Australia’s mineral, energy and water resources.
 
CSIRO scientists will attend the Fall Meeting in San Francisco and would be delighted to talk with you!

 

  •   Faculty Position: Seismology for Mineral Exploration, Laurentian University (posted Oct 4 2016)

As part of the recently announced Harquail School of Earth Sciences and Metal Earth initiatives, Laurentian University in Sudbury, Canada, is advertising to fill four positions, in Exploration Targeting, Precambrian Geology, Earth Systems Modelling, and Seismology applied to Mineral Exploration. As a major part of their research program, the seismologist is expected to work on approximately 10 seismic reflection lines that are being planned to investigate the lithospheric structure in the Superior province of the Canadian Shield.

A link to descriptions of the positions and more details is here.

  • Postdoc in Applied and Environmental Geophysics at University of Lausanne (posted 8/8/16)

The Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, has an opening for a postdoctoral scientist in the field of applied and environmental geophysics. The position is available as early as 1 January 2017.

The successful candidate will be expected to initiate and independently carry out his/her own research projects, as well as co-supervise Ph.D.-level thesis projects. The ideal applicant will have a solid mathematical and statistical background, significant numerical computing experience, and a strong interest in the application of geophysical methods to hydrological problems.

For further details about the position, please see
http://wwwpeople.unil.ch/james.irving/Irving_postdoc_ad_2016.pdf

Interested candidates should email their CV, list of publications, short statement of research interests, and the names and addresses of three referees by 1 September 2016 to Dr. James Irving.

  • Groundwater Relief Seeking Geophysicists Support (posted 6/13/16)

The aid sector is spending vast sums of money on groundwater development in order to improve the health and financial development of people living in extreme poverty. However, the aid sector is often lacking in specific technical skills in order to ensure that this work is carried out properly.

Groundwater Relief’s purpose is to provide technical support to aid organizations as they develop groundwater resources, in order to improve the outcomes of projects. Groundwater Relief provides this support through a membership of groundwater experts.

We are seeking geophysicists to join this membership.

We are currently seeking two geophysicists to support us with an emergency project in Tanzania: An international charity is carrying out a geophysical exploration campaign for a refugee camp on the Tanzania/Burundi border. Groundwater Relief is working with a university to develop remote sensing maps to support the geophysical team based in Tanzania. We need two geophysicists to provide remote help and guidance for the team on the ground.

If this project is of interest, please get in touch with Groundwater Relief by emailing help@groundwater-relief.org.

If you are interested in becoming a member of Groundwater Relief, please go the webpage and follow the instructions.

  • Two Ph.D. Positions in Exploration Geophysics at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden (posted 6/13/16)

Geophysical vectoring of mineralized systems in northern Norrbotten

Ref: 1003-2016

Project description
Recent three-dimensional (3-D) inversion of magnetotelluric (MT) data from northern Scandinavia indicates a very pronounced NW–SE trending electrical conductivity anomaly in the Kiruna area, northern Sweden. The anomaly, hereafter referred as the Kiruna conductivity anomaly, is located in the lower crust. The character of the Kiruna anomaly is unusual when viewed in a global perspective but has interesting similarities to some other electrical conductivity models of tectonic boundaries with the Archaean and the Proterozoic. The cause of the Kiruna electromagnetic anomaly is not known, and the purpose of the proposed project is to place and understand this anomaly in a plate tectonic context and its implications for mineralizations in the area. The project aim is to investigate if this deep anomaly is genetically related to the known mineralization within the upper crust of the Kiruna area, i.e. the Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara (Kiruna), Svappavara, Mertainen, and Malmberget apatite iron ores; the Aitik porphyry copper ore; and the Nautanen iron oxide copper gold (IOCG) mineralizations, which all are adjacent to the electromagnetic anomaly. The project is expected to contribute to a better understanding of a possible link genetically between these mineralizations. These geophysical investigations will run parallel and in close collaboration with a Ph.D. study in geological 3-D and 4-D modeling of the subsurface. On the basis of the combined results, geological and geophysical 3-D and 4-D models will be constructed for visualizing the subsurface crustal architecture. The project involves interpretation of various kinds of geophysical data. MT data are used for the regional investigations, and magnetic, gravity, electromagnetic and gamma ray spectrometry data are used for the study of the upper crustal structures and mineralization.

Exploration for critical raw materials

Ref: 999-2016

Project description
Within the project ARN (alternative mineral raw materials in northern Sweden) three Ph.D. students will be employed, one in exploration geophysics, one in ore geology, and one in applied geochemistry. The Ph.D. students will work with the same ore deposits but from different perspectives. The ARN project aims at developing new technologies and innovations related to exploration of minerals that by the European Union are listed as critical raw materials, in particular graphite and platinum-gold, and to develop methodologies for simulation of environmental effects from mining of these raw materials. We hereby seek a Ph.D. student in exploration geophysics, with focus on improved and innovative exploration methods. The project will work closely together with the parallel Ph.D. project in ore geology. The intention is to integrate ore geological interpretations with geophysical measurements from different ore deposits in a way that will benefit both h.D. projects.

  • Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Exploration Geophysics at Instituto Potosino de Investigación Cientifica y Tecnológica (IPICYT)(posted 3/12/16)

The Division of Applied Geosciences at IPICYT (San Luis Potosi, Mexico) invites applications for an open tenure-track faculty position in exploration geophysics.  Candidates interested in this position will find details and application information online.

 

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Exploration Geophysics at Instituto Potosino de Investigación Cientifica y Tecnológica (IPICYT)(posted 3/12/16)

  • Postdoc position at Lancaster, U.K. (posted 2/11/16)

A postdoc position is available at Lancaster University (funded until December 2018) as part of the recently awarded Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) grant “Modeling and managing critical zone relationships between soil, water and ecosystem processes across the Loess Plateau.”  This is a result of a joint program between NERC and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) to understand and seek ways to address the challenges faced for the delivery of China’s ecosystems services in association with their agricultural production and urbanization.

The research associate based at Lancaster will primarily focus on numerical modeling soil water movement and nutrient transport in the deep unsaturated zone of the Loess Plateau in China.  The researcher will be involved with experiments at the Chinese field sites, the data from which will be used to develop plot-scale, and, ultimately, watershed-scale, models.  We anticipate extensive use of geophysical data (electrical resistivity, ground penetrating radar, etc.) to assist in plot-scale hydrological characterization.

More details of the post and application procedure can be found here.

Closing date 21 February 2016.

 

  • Faculty position in Geophysics at Stanford University  (posted 2/11/16)

We invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Geophysics in any field of observational, experimental, computational, or theoretical geophysics. Priority will be given to the overall originality and promise of the candidate’s work over any specific area of specialization. The appointment will likely be at the junior level (assistant or untenured associate professor).

We seek exceptional individuals who can develop a world-class program of research and have a strong commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching. A doctorate is required at the time of appointment.

How to Apply

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, three recent publications, and the names and email addresses of three individuals from whom the search committee can request letters of reference. Please apply online. Review of applications will commence 1 December 2015. The position will remain open until filled. Questions related to your submission may be directed to csaplar@stanford.edu.

Contact

Csilla M. Csaplár­

(650) 498-6877­

csaplar@stanford.edu

Stanford University has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity. In that spirit, we particularly encourage applications from women, members of ethnic minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

 

  • Associate Professor in Hydrogeophysics—Electric and Electromagnetic Methods at Aarhus University, Denmark (posted 2/11/16)

The Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, invites applications for a permanent position in hydrogeophysics within electric and electromagnetic methods. The position is at the associate professor level.

We are eager to find the right person with drive and energy to further develop the research we are doing within electromagnetic geophysics. Applications cover the upper few hundred meters of the Earth and span from large-scale airborne electromagnetic mappings to small-scale permanent DC and IP monitoring of freezing and throw process. Our projects are worldwide.

Click here for more information on our research.

The full advertisement is here

 

 

  • Ph.D. Position: Geophysical Characterization of Soil Structural Dynamics Following Compaction at the University of Lausanne  (posted 1/10/16)

The Applied and Environmental Geophysics Group at the University of Lausanne has an opening for a doctoral student who will work in close collaboration with Prof. Dani Or at ETH Zürich and Dr. Thomas Keller at Agroscope. Soil compaction modifies the soil structure and adversely impacts various important hydrological and ecological soil functions, including water infiltration and runoff, soil aeration, mechanical impedance, and other properties important for plant root growth and food production. A novel Soil Structure Observatory (SSO) has been established with extensive monitoring of hydrological and mechanical processes in a field that has been compacted in different patterns and with different plant covers (including bare soil). The primary objective of this project is to combine geophysics with other observables to quantify rates of soil structure restoration and the recovery of hydrological and ecological functions.

The position is funded for 3 years (an extension of 1 year is likely), and the starting date is 1 March 2016 or a later date to be decided upon. The successful candidate should hold a M.Sc. degree in the natural sciences or engineering and have knowledge of vadose zone hydrology (e.g., soil physics, numerical modeling of coupled processes) or near-surface geophysics (theory, acquisition, processing, inversion). We seek a highly motivated candidate to perform quantitative and cross-disciplinary research that combines laboratory and field-based observations with advanced numerical modeling and analysis to address critical environmental science questions. The Applied and Environmental Geophysics Group offers a vibrant academic environment with well-equipped facilities located on the shores of Lake Geneva, a region close to the Alps with outstanding beauty, active and cosmopolitan atmosphere, and high quality of life.

To apply, please send a cover letter clarifying your overall motivation for entering a Ph.D. program together with your curriculum vitae, copy of your university degree, and the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of two referees to Prof. Niklas Linde, Institute of Earth Sciences, Géopolis 3779, University of Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland, or by email to niklas.linde@unil.ch. The application deadline is 31 January 2016.

 

  • Postdoctoral Position at the U.S. Geological Survey, Storrs, Conn. (posted 1/10/16)

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Office of Groundwater, Branch of Geophysics, anticipates an opening for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of hydrogeophysics.  The purpose of this notice is to seek prospective applicants for this opportunity. The anticipated start date for this position is mid- to late 2016, pending final approval and funding availability.

The Branch of Geophysics engages in applied geophysics research and technology-transfer related to groundwater resources. Current research initiatives at the Branch include application of geophysical methods to (1) characterize aquifer systems and properties controlling fluid flow and transport, (2) monitor natural and engineered hydrologic processes, (3) understand groundwater/surface water interaction, and (4) evaluate potential hydroecologic impacts of climate change. It is anticipated that the postdoc will work on one or more projects related to these topics and engage in fieldwork, data analysis, and publication of results. We are looking for candidates with strong quantitative skills, experience with geophysical forward and inverse modeling, programming ability in two or more computer languages, and experience with field and/or laboratory experiments. Candidates should have experience or course work in electrical and electromagnetic geophysical methods and hydrology.

The Branch of Geophysics is located on the University of Connecticut campus, in Storrs, Conn. The office’s location on the UConn campus and in Connecticut’s rural “Quiet Corner” provides for cultural opportunities, outdoor recreation, and easy access to Hartford (~30 minutes), Boston (~1.5 hours), and New York City (~2.5 hours).

If you are interested in knowing more about this position, please contact Fred Day-Lewis, John Lane, or Martin Briggs.

U.S. citizenship is required.  The USGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

  • Associate Professor in Hydrogeophysics—Electric and Electromagnetic Methods at Aarhus University, Denmark (posted 1/10/16)

The Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, invites applications for a permanent position in hydrogeophysics within electric and electromagnetic methods. The position is at the associate professor level.

We are eager to find the right person with drive and energy to further develop the research we are doing within electromagnetic geophysics. Applications cover the upper few hundred meters of the Earth and span from large-scale airborne electromagnetic mappings to small-scale permanent DC and IP monitoring of freezing and throw process. Our projects are worldwide.

Click here for more information on our research.

The full advertisement is here.

 

  • Lecturer in Geophysics at the University of Exeter (posted 1/10/16)

The post is based at Camborne School of Mines on the Exeter University campus in Cornwall.  We have a new 4-year integrated master’s in geology and energetic and research-focused academic staff to support it.  The university overall has a very strong group working on diverse aspects of Earth system science.

The closing date is 31 January 2016.  Details can be found online.

  • Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) Position in Geophysics at Louisiana State University (posted 12/6/15)

The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Louisiana State University (LSU) seeks an outstanding individual with expertise in the broad area of geophysics. The specific geophysical research area is open to all subdisciplines of geophysics. However, the individual should be able to work on problems that either build on existing strengths in the department or advance science in fields that complement these strengths.

This tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level is intended to complement our existing research strengths, including Coastal Resilience and Near-Surface Processes, Evolution of Sedimentary Basins, Earth Materials and Processes, Planetary Science, Tectonometamorphism, Climate and Tectonics, and Polar Studies. Research in this subdiscipline may also build strength in the LSU campus-wide research focus areas of “Coastal Sustainability and Environment” (CS&E), “Conventional and Renewable Energy” (C&RE), “Core Computing/High Performance Computing” (CC/HPC), and “Materials Science and Engineering” (MS&E). Nominations or inquiries should be directed to Geophysics Search Committee, at 225-578-3353 or geology@lsu.edu.

LSU is designated a Carnegie Research I University and is one of a handful of distinguished universities to enjoy Land, Sea, and Space Grant status. The Department of Geology and Geophysics currently consists of 17 tenure-track faculty members having a wide range of geoscience expertise covering field, experimental, analytical, and theoretical components. We offer degrees in geology at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels. The department has a strong record of success in research and graduate training, synergistic interactions with other academic units at LSU, federal and industry-funded research and teaching programs, and a large and active alumni base. (See http://geology.lsu.edu for more information.) Opportunities for a broad range of research interactions are available within the department and throughout the university. The university actively promotes interdisciplinary research clusters, including coastal sustainability and environment, conventional and renewable energy, core computing/high performance computing, and materials science and engineering. (See http://research.lsu.edu for more information.)

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in geology, geophysics, or other relevant disciplines. The successful candidate will be in the process of developing an internationally recognized scientific reputation, and will be expected to maintain a high-level, externally funded research program, mentor and support graduate students, publish in highly ranked journals, and provide leadership both on campus and beyond. A.B.D. candidates will be considered as long as the degree is conferred by the effective date of the appointment.

Special Requirements: Willingness and ability to travel internationally or domestically.

Applications are to be submitted online. The application package should contain an application letter, a CV, a teaching statement, a research statement, and the names and contact information of at least three persons who can provide letters of reference.

Applicants for this position should articulate in their application letter how they will help LSU attain its goals as stated in Flagship 2020:

Discovery: Expand discovery through transformative research and creative activities addressing contemporary and enduring issues that shape the way we live in the world

Learning: Enhance a faculty-led and student-centered learning environment that develops engaged citizens and enlightened leaders

Diversity: Strengthen the intellectual environment by broadening the cultural diversity of the LSU community

Engagement: Promote engagement of faculty, staff and students in the transformation of communities

Offer of employment is contingent upon verification of an individual’s eligibility for employment in the United States. All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal law, state law, and LSU policies/procedures, and will include the completion of a criminal history check. The review process will begin 8 January 2016. Click here to apply online and view a more details. Position #030923.

LSU IS COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY AND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER.

Quick link at ad URL: https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59923

  • Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) Position in Geophysics at Louisiana State University (posted 11/15/15)

The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Louisiana State University (LSU) seeks an outstanding individual with expertise in the broad area of geophysics. The specific geophysical research area is open to all subdisciplines of geophysics. However, the individual should be able to work on problems that either build on existing strengths in the department or advance science in fields that complement these strengths.

This tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level is intended to complement our existing research strengths, including Coastal Resilience and Near-Surface Processes, Evolution of Sedimentary Basins, Earth Materials and Processes, Planetary Science, Tectonometamorphism, Climate and Tectonics, and Polar Studies. Research in this subdiscipline may also build strength in the LSU campus-wide research focus areas of “Coastal Sustainability and Environment” (CS&E), “Conventional and Renewable Energy” (C&RE), “Core Computing/High Performance Computing” (CC/HPC), and “Materials Science and Engineering” (MS&E). Nominations or inquiries should be directed to Geophysics Search Committee, at 225-578-3353 or geology@lsu.edu.

LSU is designated a Carnegie Research I University and is one of a handful of distinguished universities to enjoy Land, Sea, and Space Grant status. The Department of Geology and Geophysics currently consists of 17 tenure-track faculty members having a wide range of geoscience expertise covering field, experimental, analytical, and theoretical components. We offer degrees in geology at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels. The department has a strong record of success in research and graduate training, synergistic interactions with other academic units at LSU, federal and industry-funded research and teaching programs, and a large and active alumni base. (See http://geology.lsu.edu for more information.) Opportunities for a broad range of research interactions are available within the department and throughout the university. The university actively promotes interdisciplinary research clusters, including coastal sustainability and environment, conventional and renewable energy, core computing/high performance computing, and materials science and engineering. (See http://research.lsu.edu for more information.)

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in geology, geophysics, or other relevant disciplines. The successful candidate will be in the process of developing an internationally recognized scientific reputation, and will be expected to maintain a high-level, externally funded research program, mentor and support graduate students, publish in highly ranked journals, and provide leadership both on campus and beyond. A.B.D. candidates will be considered as long as the degree is conferred by the effective date of the appointment.

Special Requirements: Willingness and ability to travel internationally or domestically.

Applications are to be submitted online. The application package should contain an application letter, a CV, a teaching statement, a research statement, and the names and contact information of at least three persons who can provide letters of reference.

Applicants for this position should articulate in their application letter how they will help LSU attain its goals as stated in Flagship 2020:

Discovery: Expand discovery through transformative research and creative activities addressing contemporary and enduring issues that shape the way we live in the world

Learning: Enhance a faculty-led and student-centered learning environment that develops engaged citizens and enlightened leaders

Diversity: Strengthen the intellectual environment by broadening the cultural diversity of the LSU community

Engagement: Promote engagement of faculty, staff and students in the transformation of communities

Offer of employment is contingent upon verification of an individual’s eligibility for employment in the United States. All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal law, state law, and LSU policies/procedures, and will include the completion of a criminal history check. The review process will begin 8 January 2016. Apply online and view a more detailed ad at https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu, Position #030923.

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