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Assistant Professor, Near Surface Geophysics | University of Toronto

The Department of Earth Sciences in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Near Surface Geophysics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter. Application closes October 21, 2020.

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Tenure Track Faculty Hire in Earth Surface Processes, Department of Geological Sciences | University of Alaska Anchorage

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) seeks applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the broad area of Earth Surface Processes to complement other fields of expertise in the department. Although all areas of Earth Surface Processes will be considered, expertise in modeling of geomorphological, coastal, cryospheric, and/or marine intertidal processes is desired. Application closes October 30, 2020.

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Faculty Position, Paleoclimatology | Auburn University

Preference will be given to data-based paleoclimatologists who use isotope ratio-MS as their primary research tool. The Department of Geosciences at Auburn University invites applications for a new tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Paleoclimatology, beginning in the Fall Semester 2021. Application closes November 16, 2020.

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(3) Research Staff | University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) 

The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) seeks to hire three Research Staff members in the following broadly defined areas: (1) Coastal Processes and Geohazards; (2) Solid Earth-Cryosphere Interactions; and (3) Crustal Deformation, Earth Surface Change, and Geodesy. We seek colleagues who creatively use theoretical, computational, observational and/or experimental approaches to address fundamental problems in understanding processes on Earth or other planets. Application closes December 1, 2020.

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Assistant Professor | Princeton University

Seeking expertise, research and teaching interests in Earth and planetary geophysics, seismology, geodynamics, or mineral physics. The Department of Geosciences at Princeton University seeks a global geophysicist to join its Faculty at the Assistant Professor level. Application closes December 21, 2020.

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Fluvial Geomorphology & Fairley Gadsby Research Chair

 | McMaster University

The School of Earth, Environment & Society (SEES) at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, invites applications for the Fairley Gadsby Research Chair in Fluvial Geomorphology, a full time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1st, 2021. Application closes January 1, 2021.

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Tenure - Track - Assistant Professor of Earth System Science | Clark University

The Graduate School of Geography at Clark University invites applications for a tenure track, Assistant Professor of Earth System Science to join our internationally recognized program in Geography. The position begins August 2021. Human activity is pushing the planet into a fundamentally new state, increasingly dominated by anthropogenic drivers of and responses to cumulative and systemic environmental changes. We are interested in scholarship focused on the drivers and consequences of these major human modifications of earth systems and surfaces; and the interventions needed to mitigate, steer, or adapt to those modifications to safeguard the planet for future generations. Application closes January 29, 2021. 

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Geology Adjunct Instructor | Big Sandy Community & Technical College

Big Sandy Community and Technical College in Eastern Kentucky is seeking qualified applicants for a part time instructors to teach Geology in-person & online for selected day, evening, and weekend classes at any of our campus locations.

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Geology Adjunct Faculty | Odessa College

Odessa College is looking for an Adjunct Instructor in Geology capable of teaching up to 2 classes (Lecture and lab) per year. Must be able to teach all required Geology coursework and labs either on campus or in an online format.

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Earth Science Geology Instructor - Adjunct Temporary | Antelope Valley College

Antelope Valley College invites applications for our adjunct (Temporary, part-time) faculty applicant pool for the following Geology discipline.


Instruct students in the assigned discipline 

Assignment may include teaching courses during the day, evening, and/or off-campus sites

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Adjunct Faculty | Radford University

3 year appointment contract. All faculty must have at least a Master’s degree in the field/discipline in which they are teaching with 18 hours of course work related to the course(s) being taught. In some cases, subject to the approval by the Provost, a faculty member could be recommended for appointment based on substitution of significant experience for the degree.

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Adjunct Instructor of Geology | San Juan College

Adjunct faculty serve as temporary part-time faculty and are appointed as needed on a semester by semester basis. The primary duty is effective teaching of college-level courses and/or labs in the qualified discipline.

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Geophysicist | Gas & Oil Technology Corp. "G.O.T."

Contribute to a team of professionals conducting a wide range of high-quality, business-focused projects for the exploration and development assets of our clients. The projects include, for example, image processing, seismic inversion, petrophysical evaluation, structural framework analysis, seismic modeling, volume interpretation, and 3D visualization. Contribute to a working environment where technical and operational excellence is the key to success. Stimulate and implement value-adding technologies and new ways of working that lead to significant improvements in subsurface understanding, have business impact, and provide expert geophysical advice. Execute quantitative interpretation studies, such as amplitude studies, forward modeling, seismic inversion projects, 3D visualization and reservoir monitoring projects, thereby implement a best-practice workflow.

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Carbonate Sedimentologist | Gas & Oil Technology Corp. "G.O.T."

The applicant will be required to work within multi-disciplinary teams to provide sedimentological and stratigraphic support for active projects form our clients. Contributions to the understanding of controls on reservoir quality, assessment of the 3D distribution of reservoir facies, evaluation of rock properties and the integration of petrographic and wireline log data would be expected. Development of depositional models and reservoir stratigraphy with emphasis on identifying and understanding later diagenetic modifications that may have affected final reservoir quality that will be utilized as input to 3D geocellular models are required. Successful candidates would be expected to bring state of the art approaches to applied stratigraphic reservoir problems.

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Tenure-track Faculty Position | Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, Massachusetts invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the broad area of Planetary Science.  EAPS is an academic community of approximately 40 faculty, 100 research staff (including postdocs), and 180 students, who together form leading research programs on all aspects of Earth, planetary, geo-biological, ocean, atmospheric, and climate sciences, some of which reside within the MIT WHOI Joint Program. Closes November 1, 2020.

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Science & Outreach Coordinator, CSDCO, EarthEnvSci | University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

The Community Relations Specialist 1 (CSDCO title: Science and Outreach Coordinator) duties are designed to fulfill and support the CSDCO Community Coordination and Outreach roles, in collaboration with other CSDCO senior staff. The successful candidate will be dynamic, creative, self-motivated, and prepared to engage with a large and diverse scientific community to advance facility and community goals.

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The Department of Geosciences at NTU is looking to fill one or more faculty positions. Specializations are open, but candidates with expertise in the following fields are particularly encouraged to apply:

(1) structural and field geology
(2) sedimentology and stratigraphy
(3) mineralogy and petrology
(4) geological resources or hydro- and applied geology

National Taiwan University ranks in the top 100 universities worldwide (QS 2019), and Taipei was recently named the World’s Friendliest and Safest City for Expats (InterNations 2018). Within Taipei there is easy access, through a world class transit system, to a vibrant city life and to numerous outdoor activities such as hiking, snorkeling, fishing and mountain biking. The Department of Geosciences offers a dynamic and supportive working environment with a wide range of state-of-the-art research facilities. Generous start-up funding is available for new faculty members.

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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Sedimentary Geology or Structural Geology.
The Department of Geological Sciences, California State University Long Beach (CSULB) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in any aspect of Sedimentary Geology or Structural Geology to start Fall 2020. A qualified candidate should be dedicated to teaching at the undergraduate and Masters level and committed to developing an externally funded research program that will involve students. As part of a campus that serves a very diverse community, the Department of Geological Sciences seeks candidates who, through previous experience supporting diverse students or their own lived experience, will be committed to the successful teaching and mentoring of all students.

Southern California abounds with world-class geologic exposures for teaching and research in the mountains, deserts, coast and ocean - most within a few-hour drive. CSULB is also located in the vibrant Los Angeles-Long Beach-Orange County metropolitan area, rich with universities and colleges, government agencies and local industry that provide many opportunities for collaboration.

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