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Position Announcement: Shallow Earth, High Resolution Geophysicist (Entry-Level, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor)

The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Toledo invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in shallow-earth, high-resolution geophysics with an expected start date of August 19, 2019. This position is connected to a designated strategic focus of the university. We seek an individual whose research is related to shallow earth geophysics focusing on environmental geology and hydrogeology, and who is expected to collaborate with department researchers investigating nutrient transport through large watersheds into Lake Erie and other large-scale systems. The department has a broad selection of geophysical equipment and a recently renovated laboratory space. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active, independent, externally-funded research program that involves both undergraduate and graduate students. Excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level is also expected, and over time the candidate will be expected to teach courses on geophysics, mapping and structural geology, Geologic Hazards and introductory geology.

The Department (http://www.utoledo.edu/nsm/envsciences/) consists of 21 faculty and approximately 35 graduate students and 210 undergraduate majors, and offers degree programs in geology, biology (ecology track) and environmental sciences. Current research expertise in the department includes coastal, glacial and Quaternary geology, hydrogeology, aquatic ecology, wetland restoration, ornithology, herpetology, climate change, plant biology, soil ecology, biogeochemistry, invasive species, and water resources.

A Ph.D. in geophysics, geology, earth sciences or a closely related field is required. Postdoctoral or equivalent experience is strongly preferred. This is an entry level, tenure-track Assistant Professor position involving a standard teaching-research-service workload. Submit applications at https://jobs.utoledo.edu and include an application letter, CV, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three references. Dr. Jamie Martin-Hayden can be contacted for further information at james.martin-hayden@utoledo.edu . Review of applications will begin on January 8, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled.

The University of Toledo is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans.

Dr. Jamie Martin-Hayden Associate Professor, Hydrogeology Dept. of Environmental Sciences 2801 W. Bancroft St. Toledo 419-530-2634


Graduate research opportunity
Two fellowships will support geophysical research on the mechanical and hydrological properties of unconsolidated sediments. Students will conduct laboratory and field-based research to improve understanding of how physical properties controlling soil strength and compaction can be non-invasively determined from electrical geophysical measurements. The work will combine experimentation and modeling to better understand how changes in the pore geometry of porous media control the electrical properties of soils. Opportunities will exist to transfer the laboratory research to the field-scale where the objective is remote assessment of soil mechanical properties from geophysical measurement systems. Recent graduates in relevant areas of earth sciences (e.g., geophysics, geology), or a related discipline (e.g. environmental engineering), are encouraged to apply. The fellowships are supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Army-Material Command aimed at increasing the number of graduates, including underrepresented minorities, in fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) important to the Department of Defense mission. The graduate student fellowships (PhD, MS) are for $31,200/year with full tuition/benefits. A research expenses allowance is also provided to each student, along with an opportunity to perform at summer internship at the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL). Exceptional postdoctoral candidates may qualify for a 2 year postdoctoral fellowship supported by these funds (salary consistent with postdoctoral fellowships at Rutgers University). For more information, please contact Lee Slater, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University Newark (lslater@newark.rutgers.edu).

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Shandong University

Shandong University announces a post-doctoral research fellow position for the field of Applied Geophysics in electromagnetic exploration.

Job description:
The aim of your research is the airborne and semi-airborne EM data inversion and interpretation, studying the field data through the measurements of AEM/Semi-AEM and other geophysical methods. You will embrace a mass of filed data, most of time with adequate geology information. The postdoc position will focus on getting reliable and reasonable inversion results. The experimental and scientific responsibilities include:
– Field work activities, related to AEM/Semi-AEM and other geophysical
– Data inversion and interpretation of the measurements considering
geophysical and geological background.
– Presentation of the results and the preparation of publications in scientific journals.

Personal qualification
The ideal candidate should hold a doctoral degree in Geophysics, Geosciences, mathematics or other related subjects. Experience in EM methods is a pre-requisite. Experience with other geophysical exploration methods is of advantage. Also, you will have strong experience in field work. Experience working in EM exploration related is desirable. You are fluent in English language.

Salary analogs to Postdoctoral position of Shandong University. We provide quite competitive salary according to your rank from the committee.
We provide two levels of pretax income for the position:
Level 1: 300,000 RMB annually
Level 2: 200,000 RMB annually

Research Fundings and others:
The University give 20,000 RMB research fundings for the fixed 2 years. The research group have obtained 1,000,000 RMB fundings from industry. We encourage and help to apply post-doc funding from government. Which will up to 200,000 RMB. We help to apply post-doc apartment with very low fees.

Starting date: Best before May 31, 2019. The application starts from now until the position is filled.
Duration of contract: This is a 2 year fixed position. Which can be extended up to 3 years according to

If you are interested in the position, please send a full CV and a Personal statement to
Associate Prof. Huaifeng Sun.

For further information, please contact Associate Prof. Huaifeng Sun, E-mail:

Assistant or Associate Professor in Geoscience – Hydrogeology, University of Wisconsin-Madison


The Department of Geoscience invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of hydrogeology. In the case of advanced achievement, hiring at the rank of Associate Professor will be considered. Research areas of interest include (but are not limited to): reactive transport and subsurface biogeochemical processes; use of novel observational tools for addressing groundwater issues (e.g., remote sensing, isotopic tracers, hydrogeophysics); interactions between groundwater and other components of the hydrologic cycle (surface water, oceans, glaciers, biota); interactions between groundwater and energy systems (e.g., methane, geothermal); and interactions between groundwater and climate change. We are especially interested in candidates whose research implements some combination of field, laboratory and modeling approaches.

The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the research and teaching mission of the Department through the development of a vibrant, internationally recognized and externally funded research program, and through teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to an inclusive environment, bring new perspectives on mentoring and educating students from diverse backgrounds, and propel novel approaches to research. Teaching responsibilities may include introductory geoscience courses for undergraduates as well as upper level undergraduate and graduate level courses related to the candidate’s specialty. We aim to add new faculty who value collegiality and collaboration in both research and teaching.

Strong potential for collaborative interactions exist within the department, as well as with water researchers across the UW-Madison Campus that are members of the water@UW-Madison community (https://water.wisc.edu/faculty-staff/). UW-Madison is also uniquely positioned for collaboration with state and federal agencies based in the Madison area, including the USGS Water Science Center, the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and USDA.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Geoscience or a related field at the time of appointment, and must demonstrate potential for excellence in both research and teaching. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three references, and a document containing a set of three statements discussing 1) research, 2) teaching, and 3) contributions to diversity and inclusion, respectively. These materials must be submitted as one document online at: http://jobs.wisc.edu (search for PVL 96018). The appointment may begin as early as August 19, 2019. Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. For further information or questions, please contact Professor Michael Cardiff, Chair of the Search Committee at: cardiff@wisc.edu. The University of Wisconsin-Madison 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.

Geoscientist, University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide, Australia is seeking a Level A/B female mineral-system focused geoscientist for a three year position to research within the National Drilling Initiative of the MinExCRC position and teach relevant courses within the Department of Earth Sciences.

Job no: 499114
Work type: Fixed term – Full-time
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Categories: Faculty of Sciences, Level A, Level B
·         We will accept applications only from suitably qualified women under section 47 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984
·         An exciting & rare opportunity to collaborate with government & industry through the National Drilling Initiative in the MinEx Cooperative Research Centre (MinEx CRC)
·         Play a key role in The University of Adelaide’s mineral exploration teaching and research program
The successful candidate will contribute to the School’s involvement in the National Drilling Initiative within the MinEx CRC (https://minexcrc.com.au/program-three-national-drilling-initiative/) in the area of mineral systems research and teach (20% of the position) in relevant areas within the Department of Earth Sciences. This will include project development and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students. You will conduct high quality research in geoscience and collaborate within the School’s research programs with opportunities to work alongside leading researchers across The University.
A variety a flexible working arrangements are available for the successful candidate.
The University of Adelaide is committed to proactively address cultural and structural impediments to equity throughout the organisation. In order to grow and strengthen the talent pipeline, our Dornwell Framework established in 2015 pledged to actively source and encourage more women into our recruitment processes. The women-only requirement for this role is a lawful special measure under section 47 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.
Closing date: 11:55pm, 23 September 2018

Assistant Professor in Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences (OAS) at Oregon State University

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position.

We seek an early career geophysicist who will complement existing areas of strength in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) with a research focus in at least one of the following areas: near-surface/environmental geophysics, crust and mantle processes, tectonics, volcanology, marine geophysics, hydrogeophysics, natural hazard characterization and mitigation, and natural resource exploration. The successful candidate will be a field-oriented colleague who has a deep understanding of the underlying geological and physical principles and the imagination to address a wide range of problems on a variety of temporal and spatial scales using seismology, MT/EM or other geophysical techniques.

The successful candidate is expected to teach in both lower- and upper-division courses in the undergraduate Earth Sciences program, as well as graduate courses in their specialty. The successful candidate is also expected to develop a vibrant, externally funded research program and contribute to teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. Oregon State University’s (OSU’s) Solid Earth Geophysics program has a strong international reputation and a history of creative research and teaching that crosses disciplinary boundaries in the geosciences, and allied fields such as engineering, forestry and water resources.

Search Committee Members to contact if you have any questions:
(Chair of Search Committee) Shanaka (Shan) de Silva – desilvas@geo.oregonstate.edu
Andrew Meigs – meigsa@geo.oregonstate.edu

Two Assistant Professorships in Earth Sciences (Durham University)

The Earth Science department at Durham University is looking to appoint two exceptional and collaborative colleagues as Assistant Professors, with research and teaching interests in any area of Earth Science that complements and builds on its current expertise and interests. The application deadline is 31st October, 2018. 

A detailed description and information how to apply is available at: https://www.durham.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/vacancies/eart18-51 

Earth Sciences at Durham University is a UK top 5 and global top 30 department, with 35 academic staff, 30 research staff, 90 PhD students and 300 undergraduate students. We wish to appoint two collaborative, intellectually curious and inclusive colleagues as Assistant Professors, with research and teaching interests in any area of Earth Science that complement the department’s existing expertise. You will make a key contribution to the Department’s future success by providing the highest quality education to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and by conducting research that is recognized internationally for its originality, significance, and rigour. You will be encouraged and helped to build your own research group, to collaborate widely, and to realize the full potential of both the discipline-specific and broader multidisciplinary impact of your research. Your research may innovate new research themes or contribute to existing themes in the Department and across the University.

We will help you to reach your full potential in both education and research. Start-up packages can be negotiated and we welcome applications from those who wish or need to adopt flexible working practices.

The Department strives for a collegial and collaborative working environment and is a member of the Athena SWAN Charter, currently holding a departmental Bronze Athena SWAN award.

Interviews are anticipated to take place in early 2019 and successful applicants will, ideally, be in post by 1 June 2019.


School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP), located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

DUTIES: The ‘Ike Wai project applies novel geophysical and other field assessment methods in a multi-disciplinary framework to generate data and new conceptual and refined numerical models that address the grand challenge of water sustainability. The project includes faculty from the University of Hawai‘i (UH) Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, the College of Engineering, The College of Natural Sciences, the Social Science Research Institute, the Water Resources Research Center, UH Hilo and Chaminade University. For additional project information, please visit www.hawaii.edu/epscor. Works as part of the geophysics team to help address the goals of the multi-disciplinary ‘Ike Wai project on understanding the complex hydrogeology and groundwater resources of Hawai‘i. Assists in designing and conducting land-based geophysical field data acquisition, using a variety of cutting-edge geophysical equipment and methods. Processes acquired geophysical land data, carries out imaging and inversion of different land data sets, possibly in a joint-inversion framework, and conducts data verification, data analysis/modelling and data interpretation. Conducts forward modeling studies using various methods, and inversion of synthetic and field land data, and provides geological interpretations. Develops and programs relevant modeling, imaging, and inversion algorithms, as needed. Delivers scientific peer-reviewed journal publications, submits conference abstracts to scientific conferences, and assists in preparing reports. ‘Ike Wai Postdoctoral Researchers will interact with scientists and students across disciplines and actively engage in professional development training in areas such as leadership, diversity, pedagogy and mentoring. ‘Ike Wai Postdoctoral Researchers will participate in a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with diverse communities in Hawai‘i and the Pacific on issues surrounding water sustainability. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations that reflect the University’s Native Hawaiian Pacific Island-serving context.

For more information see: http://www.jobspider.com/job/view-job-7521182.html