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OSU BOONE PICKENS SCHOOL OF GEOLOGY (2 Assistant Professor Positions)

PALEONTOLOGY/SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS

The anticipated start dates are August 16, 2016. The successful applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in geosciences or related field at the time of appointment.

Paleontology/sedimentary geology position: seeking a geoscientist with research and teaching interest in paleontology as well as sedimentary geology and stratigraphy. Desired areas of specialization may include invertebrate paleontology, biostratigraphy, ichnology, micropaleontology, and paleoecology.

Geophysics position: seeking a geoscientist with expertise in basic and applied energy exploration, and who is able to teach courses in seismic exploration and earthquake seismology, as well as providing other teaching activities to prepare students for the oil and gas industry. Specific areas of specialization include, but not limited to, seismic interpretation, reservoir characterization, and microseismicity-passive seismic.

The successful candidates are expected to work across disciplines within the Boone Pickens School of Geology and collaborate with faculty specializing in petroleum geology, environmental geology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, tectonics, and geophysics. We are seeking to fill the two positions with individuals who will develop vigorous and innovative externally funded research programs and who will contribute to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidates should be able to supervise MS and PhD students.

The application package should include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; three peer-reviewed publications; contact information for three references; and separate statements of research and teaching vision that include a brief description of how the applicant's research will interface with that of the School's faculty. In your cover letter, specify if you are applying for the paleontology/sedimentary geology position or the geophysics position. The application package should be submitted to: Assistant Professor Search, Boone Pickens School of Geology, 105 Noble Research Center, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078-3031 or electronically to: geolsearch@okstate.edu. Screening of candidates will begin on October 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Position is approved for active recruitment; however, appointment is contingent on available funding. More information about the Boone Pickens School of Geology can be found at http://geology.okstate.edu. Inquiries about the positions may be directed to Dr. Estella Atekwana (estella.atekwana@okstate.edu) or Dr. Jack Pashin (jack.pashin@okstate.edu).

Coastal Geologist

Illinois State Geological Survey

Prairie Research Institute

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This position will be based in the Chicago, Illinois area

We are seeking an individual to conceive, plan, coordinate, and conduct basic research and applied studies related to Illinois Lake Michigan coastal geology and communicate results of those studies in a variety of formats and venues. This position will be stationed in the Chicago area within the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Coastal Management Program office or another PRI Chicago area facility. For more information about this program please visit https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/cmp/Pages/default.aspx.

Master’s degree in geology, geological engineering, civil engineering, or related discipline (Ph.D. degree preferred) with 4 years of coastal geology related industry or research experience post master’s degree. Must understand the need for specific applied science needs to solve fundamental coastal issues along the Illinois shoreline. Demonstrated scientific leadership qualities. Ability to write or prepare high quality sponsored research proposals, scientific reports and publications and give oral presentations.

Applications must be received by November 13, 2015. To apply, please visit https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board to complete an online profile and to upload a 1) cover letter, 2) résumé/CV, 3) the names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three professional references. All requested information/documentation must be submitted for your application to be considered. An incomplete application will not be reviewed.

For further information please contact Lori Walston-Vonderharr, Human Resources, Illinois State Geological Survey, at lwalston@illinois.edu or 217-244-2401.

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

PROFESSOR IN SEDIMENTARY GEOLOGY

Salary negotiable

Liverpool University are seeking to appoint a Professor in Sedimentary Geology. You will be a world-leading researcher and excellent communicator wanting to join a thriving group of Earth scientists at a Russell Group University. You will have a desire to lead and build a sedimentary geology research group with applications in the broad areas of Petroleum Geology, Basins, Marine Geology, Quantitative Sedimentology and Process Stratigraphy. You will be joining an existing group of active researchers, which will be expanded with additional academic staff after your appointment, in order to develop new and existing areas of research in the field of sedimentary geology. The School’s ambition is to excel at research, you should have world-leading publications in international, peer-reviewed journals and a proven record of winning competitive research grants from Government research councils and industry. You will contribute to the teaching of our BSc and MESci undergraduate Geoscience programmes and a new MSc in Petroleum Reservoir Geoscience. The post is available from 1 September 2015.

For further details: http://www.liv.ac.uk/working/jobvacancies/currentvacancies/professiorial/a-587947/

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