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Assistant Professor/Carbonate Sedimentologist | Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Water School is looking to hire a carbonate sedimentologist at the Assistant Professor level with an expected start date of August 2023.  We seek applicants with one or more of the following skills and experiences: (1) work in modern tropical carbonate environments; (2) ability to inform paleoenvironmental history through application of modern sedimentologic processes; (3) interests in working in Southern Florida, the Bahamas, or the Caribbean; and (4) relevance to paleo- and future climatic change.

The successful candidate will work with a cohort of geologists, oceanographers and coastal modelers to address critical coastal issues of Florida coast and the adjoining Caribbean region. The new faculty member will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels as applicable; courses may include Physical Geology, Environmental Geology, Sedimentology/ Stratigraphy, and a study abroad Field Experience. The successful candidate will be involved in course and curriculum development; conduct research; participate in university committees and initiatives.

Doctoral degree in Geology is required. ABD candidates may be considered if their terminal degree conferred prior to the first reappointment.

FGCU is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers; responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; produce peer-reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the university and the local community. 

The position is listed as “open until filled;” however, applications received by November 27, 2022 will receive priority consideration.


Position Number: R0003293

Job Description Carbonate Sedimentologist.docx

Depositional controls on low-latitude, mixed shallow-water carbonate rocks, Lower Mississippian, continental U.S., with implications for reservoir character | University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Supervisor: Dr Diana Ortega-Ariza, Assistant Scientist, Kansas Geological Survey-University of Kansas
Funding status: This position is fully funded for two years and includes summer support.
The successful applicant will start the project in summer/fall 2023.
To inquire about this position, please contact Dr. Diana Ortega-Ariza at with the following items in a single PDF attachment: 1) A cover letter describing your interest in the position, and how you meet the required and preferred qualifications, 2) Resume/CV, 3) Contact information for two professional references, and 4) unofficial transcripts.
Review of applications will begin July 30, 2022 and continue through November 30, 2022.

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Paleontological Field Technicians | Applied EarthWorks, Inc.

Location: Open recruitment. Applied EarthWorks, Inc. (Æ) has ongoing openings for Paleontological Technicians in our Pasadena, California office. These positions will report to the Paleontology Program Manager.
DUTIES: Paleontological technicians will be responsible for carrying out pre-construction field surveys and conducting mitigation monitoring during project development. Job duties may also include fossil salvages, matrix washing and picking, and laboratory work (preparation, identification, and cataloging of fossil specimens). All work will be conducted under the supervision of a qualified Paleontologist.

Assistant Tenure Professor | The University of Texas at Arlington
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences in the College of Science at The University of Texas Arlington invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in broadly construed areas related to environmental science at the level of Assistant Professor. Faculty candidates for higher ranks with exceptional track records will also be considered. We seek a broadly-trained environmental scientist who complements the interdisciplinary nature of our earth and environmental science programs. While candidates from all sub-disciplines of environmental and geosciences are encouraged to apply, we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in environmental data science, energy resources, modeling cross-scale relationships between climate/hydrology and ecosystems, environmental health, or sustainability. Opportunities for collaboration exist with departmental research strength in geochemistry, geochronology, sedimentary geology, environmental chemistry and toxicology, climate change and paleoclimatology, paleontology, tracer hydrology, hydrogeology, and other research groups of data science, analytical chemistry, ecology, and genomics in the College of Science. Our geochemical and analytical strengths include the Center for Environmental, Forensics, and Material Science and an ultraclean laboratory within the Earth and Environmental Science building, as well as other facilities at the UTA Science & Engineering Innovation & Research ( SEIR ) building.

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Geobiology and Bio-Geochemistry | UC Santa Barbara, Department of Earth Science

Earth Science at the University of California Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023. We seek applicants in Geobiology/Biogeochemistry who investigate chemical and biological interactions of the Earth system or other planets.
Responsibilities include the development of a research program, teaching at all levels, recruitment, supervision, and mentorship of graduate students, and participation in university service and professional activities. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Santa Barbara. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values.
Open until filled, with priority consideration by December 7, 2022. For full information: 
UCSB is an AA/EOE, including disability/vets.

Professor in Sedimentary Rock Record and Earth-Time | University of California Riverside

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California – Riverside is seeking a tenure track assistant professor who integrates their own field-generated data with lab or computer-based analysis of long, high-fidelity records of Earth’s sedimentary history in order to constrain the timing of past and current Earth processes and illuminate their underlying drivers. We expect the hire to consider themselves a stratigrapher, geochronologist, or geomorphologist with proven ability as a field geologist, and an interest in teaching field classes. Candidates for this position are required to have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in geology, earth sciences, or a related field, and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching.

The successful candidate will be fully engaged in the teaching mission of the department and the college, including formal classroom and field instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentoring of baccalaureate, MS and PhD students in research and the process of knowledge development. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input. To apply: Interested individuals are required to submit a cover letter, most recently updated curriculum vitae, contact information for three to five letters of reference, a Statement of Teaching, a Statement of Research, and a Contribution to Diversity Statement to the AP Recruit website at Review of applications will begin December 12, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology | North Carolina Wilmington

The Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is seeking a fixed-term, nine-month, non-tenure track, Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology for a two-year contract beginning in August 2023 through May 2025 in the areas of sedimentology, stratigraphy, and basin analysis. Upon initial appointment, the successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in the program’s curriculum that may include introductory geology, sedimentary petrology, sedimentology and stratigraphy, and courses in the successful candidate’s area of specialization, as well as other courses in the curriculum. Course curricula involving applied field experiences will be considered positive attributes of a candidate’s application. This position carries a teaching load of 12 contact hours per semester. Upon initial appointment, the successful candidate will also engage in departmental faculty meetings, provide limited departmental service, participate on undergraduate and/or graduate committees, and actively assist in efforts to increase department visibility, student participation, and enrollment in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences academic programs. Applications will be accepted until 11:59PM EST on December 15, 2022, the job closing date. To apply, please complete the online application and upload the required documentation at

Ocean-atmosphere coupling and the dynamics of the global climate system across the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary | PhD Studentship

Supervisor: Dr Rhodri Jerrett, Lecturer in Geology, University of Manchester
Please find details of an exciting field and lab-based PhD opportunity, combining elements of stratigraphy and sedimentary geochemistry. The studentship is one of four fully funded PhDs offered by the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, at the University of Manchester (fees and stipend at current UKRI rate).

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African Humid Period floods on the Sahara Desert margins | PhD Studentship

Supervisor: Dr Martin Stokes, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth, UK
A fluvial sedimentology PhD opportunity at the University Plymouth (UK) on desert floods as part of the ARIES doctoral training programme. The project involves combinations of remote sensing, fieldwork and laboratory work. Project details and applications can be found below, noting the deadline of 11th January 2023.

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