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2 x Assistant/Associate Professor, Earth System and Climate Interactions - New Orleans, USA

New Orleans, United States
Review of applications will begin on December 11th, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University ( invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions. One position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level, and one position will be filled at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level.
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University particularly seeks candidates with postdoctoral experience in geosciences, environmental sciences, geography, or related fields. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program that includes mentoring PhD-level graduate students. Teaching duties are both at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including contributions to our new B.S. degree program in Earth & Environmental Sciences. The department expects candidates to demonstrate how they will build an equitable and inclusive research and teaching environment.
The department seeks broad-based Earth and Environmental scientists with research interests in the general field of Earth System and Climate interactions, covering the Earth’s critical zone, pedosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and/or atmosphere. Disciplinary expertise may include but is not limited to atmospheric and climate sciences, carbon cycling and other Earth-atmosphere interactions,hydrology, and geomorphology, but with a demonstrable Earth Systems Science approach.
Research areas should complement current faculty expertise and offer potential for collaborative research in the department and the wider university.
Applications must be submitted electronically via the following link: (
Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Dan Friess (, Department of Earth and
Environmental Sciences, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118-
Application deadline
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Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Dan Friess (, Department of Earth and
Environmental Sciences, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118-
Further information about the department and university can be obtained
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Director National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) - Carlsbad, USA

Carlsbad, United States
Starting rate or salary range $138,000 – $179,000
Employees being promoted to a higher classified position receive the minimum for the position or a pay rate adjustment of 8% whichever is greater. All regular positions also entitle the employee to several benefits including health, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement which is largely paid by New Mexico Tech for the employee and dependents.
Full-Time position
New Mexico Tech seeks a dynamic and entrepreneurial-minded leader to serve as the Director of the National Cave and Kast Research Institute (NCKRI). The leader will ensure the Institute’s focus in the following functional areas: further the science of speleology; centralize and standardize speleological information; foster interdisciplinary cooperation in cave and karst research programs; promote public education; promote national and international cooperation in protecting the environment for the benefit of cave and karst land forms; and promote and develop environmentally sound and sustainable resource management practices. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Research the selected hire will oversee all facets of Institute management and planning. Specifically, they will be responsible for demonstrating leadership and/or ability in the following areas:

Strategic Direction - The Director must have an in-depth understanding of the focus areas of the institute for use in strategic planning for the Institute. The Director develops and presents strategic plans for review/approval of leadership and implementation by Institute staff. The Director works with the Associate VP for Research and the National Park Service to define priorities and direction of the Institute. The Director works with NCKRI employees and stakeholders to share the strategy to develop buy-in and support.

Business Development - The Director must have established relationships and credibility with experts and leaders. The Director will communicate with experts and leaders on a regular basis to explain NCKRI strategy, current projects, and accomplishments to emphasize the value of the Institute. The goal is to demonstrate why these stakeholders should support the NCKRI with funding, collaboration, or other resources. The Director will also oversee the development proposals, grant and contract applications, and make funding presentations to companies, government agencies, prospective donors, and University leaders.

Management, Supervision, and Mentoring - The Director must have strong leadership and mentoring skills to inspire and manage employees, students, and collaborators. The Director will be the Principal or Co- Investigator on most NCKRI projects and will supervise a leadership team and both full- and part- time employees. The Director will lead and participate in the hiring, management, and supervision of employees.

Research - The Director must have a desire to solve difficult problems through supervising and ensuring cutting edge research. The Director must be able to collaborate with experts in industry, academia, and government agencies on a variety of topics.

Communication - The Director will need excellent written communication skills to write proposals, papers, and articles, as well as to review papers written by the NCKRI team. The Director will need to make presentations about the Institute's research at technical conferences, professional meetings, and as a part of educational classes.

Education & Outreach - The Director must value the education and outreach mission of NMT. The Director will also work with the NCKRI Academic Director to recruit and guide leading experts in a wide variety of subject areas to provide content and presentations for courses and other training initiatives.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - The Director must demonstrate a commitment to promote a culture of respect where diversity, equity, and inclusion are embraced at all levels of the NCKRI team.
1. General 20%
a. Performs a full range of supervisory personnel management functions and supervising Senior Leadership, the activities of engineers, scientists, technicians, and support personnel including NMT faculty, staff, student, and contractor personnel.
b. Makes program assignments to the NCKRI's existing workloads, mission area, funding status, organizational capabilities, and established priorities.
c. Oversees the management and operation of the outdoor field research, testing, and training. d. Engages in effective and transparent decision-making, consistent with NMT and NCKRI goals and values, and in consultation with key stakeholders.

2. Business Development 26%
a. Provides vision for developing and expanding NCKRI’s enterprise across the spectrum from small scale programs to large scale, multi-disciplinary projects.
b. Leads efforts to effectively organize and identify funding for the Institute’s research initiatives. c. Represents the Institute in high-level conferences with other top-level government, academic, and commercial management, scientific, and engineering groups to discuss, plan, and solidify program requirements and follow-up courses of action.
d. Seeks out, then acts on business opportunities for the Institute and NMT; develops and establishes business-related partnerships; and crafts, coordinates, and finalizes formal agreements and contractual arrangements with customers/clients.
e. Assumes full responsibility for planning, coordinating, and representing the Institute in institutional and functional activities.
f. Fosters visionary initiatives that develop and connect faculty expertise with NCKRI’s research

3. Personnel 25%
a. Periodically reviews progress and makes reassignments, if necessary, to keep the programs of NCKRI on schedule in terms of commitments and priorities.
b. Evaluates subordinate supervisors and reviews evaluations performed by subordinate supervisors on other employees.
c. Interviews candidates for vacant supervisory positions and makes selection of such.
d. Advises, counsels, and instructs subordinates on both work and administrative matters.
e. Hears formal group grievances and employee complaints that cannot be resolved by Senior Leadership supervisors.
f. Reviews serious disciplinary actions and problems involving key Institute personnel.
g. Maintains a continuous appraisal of the technical competence of the Institute's workforce and directs such actions as may be necessary for improvement of this competence through properly designated training.
h. Approves the Institute's developmental and training programs.
i. Periodically reviews job descriptions of subordinates for currency and accuracy and reviews positions to eliminate inappropriate jobs to achieve optimum position management.
j. Ensures organizational adherence to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) principles and policies, and complies with NMT efforts on energy conservation, organizational safety, and security matters.

4. Operations 25%
a. Develops a sustainable financial model that includes a balanced budget, appropriate resources, and effective financial controls.
b. With the Operations Director, provides oversight on the operations of NCKRI.
c. Performs long-range planning for, and maintains continuous review of, resources, including funding and work activities of the Institute.
d. Oversees and guides major expenditures for equipment, facilities, and additional personnel. e. Collaborates with heads of other NMT organizations and departments to negotiate, decide on, and coordinate work-related changes affecting their units and advises the Vice President for Research on problems involving the relationship of the work of the individual organizations to broader programs and its impact on such programs.
f. Maintains technical contact with state agencies; federal agencies, and organizations such as, but not limited to, the National Park Service.
g. Through the Vice President for Research and in coordination with the Director of Governmental Affairs, develops, establishes, and maintains a working relationship with New Mexico's congressional elected officials and their respective staffs.
h. Leads the development of business opportunities and actively pursues collaborative efforts with federal, state, tribal, local, academic, and commercial entities.
i. Resolves major technical or scheduling problems with test and training support elements or outside organizations through discussion with their representatives.

5. Other duties as assigned by supervisor. 5%
Serves in other positions or performs other functions as needed or directed by the Associate Vice President for Research.
Required Qualifications
Master's Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or related field is. Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively advancing technical, management and marketing experience. Must have demonstrated skills and ability to communicate at all levels and to solve interpersonal problems. Strong leadership qualities and abilities to organize and manage contract research and development partnership with government and private industry. Demonstrated experience in managing staff. Experience, knowledge and familiarity with top level administrators and decision makers from the federal government. Experience and knowledge of government functions, organization, appropriation processes, contracting methodologies and contracts in top level organizations. Current or past experience in obtaining funding and conducting research. Have a valid New Mexico Driver’s License or the ability to obtain and maintain a valid New Mexico Driver’s License within 30 days of employment.

Desired Qualifications
Ph.D. or other doctorate level equivalent in relevant field of study is preferred. Familiarity and experience with government grants/contracts and procurement programs, particularly the National Park Service, National Science Foundation and private foundations. Leadership experiences in relations at the State and National levels. Demonstrated excellence in leading or participating in a complex organization-focused on research, testing, or evaluation.
Apply to: OR NMT/ HR 801 Leroy Place Brown Hall Box 047, Socorro, NM 87801Applicant Information
Position Inquiries:
Matthew Gallegos / Email: / Phone: +1.505.321.0806
NCKRI will welcome nominations of qualified individuals from the community.

Application Process:
A complete application will consist of: (1) NMT Employment Application Form (see link below), (2) Cover Letter, (3) Resume or Curriculum Vitae, and (4) Contact information for at least (3) three professional references.
Application Link:
All applications should be sent by email to OR by post to NMT/ HR 801 Leroy Place Brown Hall Box 047, Socorro, NM 8780
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Should you have any inquiries related to this opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact the search committee chair, Matt Gallegos, Executive Director, Tech Transfer Collaborative Office, at

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Assistant Prof, Geosciences - Schenectady, USA

Schenectady, United States
Starts Fall 2024
The Geosciences Department at Union College invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level beginning Fall 2024. We seek an outstanding geoscience scholar and teacher who will establish an innovative research program motivated by environmental change with clear societal relevance. Potential areas of research could include, but are not limited to, atmospheric sciences and extreme weather, cryosphere dynamics, coastal processes and hazards, alternative energy resources, or urban and built environments. Research may involve field work, laboratory analyses, experimentation, interpretation of large data sets, and/or computer modeling. We are especially interested in candidates who are enthusiastic about providing undergraduate research opportunities, mentoring of students, and cultivating a diverse learning community. The successful candidate will offer an introductory Geoscience course accessible to both majors and non-majors (thereby contributing to the new general education curriculum: and two upper-level classes (all classes with lab sections) that complement our existing areas of expertise (see The position is within the Department of Geosciences, but may also contribute to our programs in Environmental Science, Policy, and Engineering, and a new major in Environmental Engineering.

The Department of Geosciences at Union College is committed to teaching and mentoring students in the classroom and in our active research programs. The Department is well equipped for the analysis of water, rock, and sediment and is home to LA-ICP-MS, stable isotope, ion chromatography, and sediment core laboratories, as well as shared analytical facilities within the sciences (including, SEM, HPLC, and XRD) available for research and teaching (see The College is situated in close proximity to both the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains (see, the Mohawk River, numerous lakes, and urban and suburban areas. This provides a fascinating and diverse regional geology that drives vibrant field research and teaching.

Union College is a small, highly selective liberal arts college with strengths in science and engineering located in Schenectady, NY, a culturally rich and economically diverse city in New York State's Capital Region within three hours from New York City, Boston, and Montreal. The salary for this position will be $80,000-82,000, commensurate with experience. Union offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision insurance, life and disability coverage, and generous retirement and tuition benefit packages. For more information, please visit our website:

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union College, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. We strongly encourage applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, and veteran status. Our goal is not only to increase diversity but also to support a diverse environment in which people from varied backgrounds can succeed and thrive. We expect all faculty members to contribute to a thriving, diverse, and inclusive learning community, while promoting a sense of belonging among students, other faculty, and staff colleagues.

All candidates must have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in a geoscience-related field. Successful candidates will demonstrate the potential to develop an independent research program, as evidenced by scholarship and productivity during graduate and/or postdoctoral activities. Preference will also be given to those who have a demonstrated interest in undergraduate research and teaching. Successful candidates will detail an interest, understanding, and commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion – with preference for a demonstrated ability to contribute to inclusion of groups that are underrepresented in the geosciences through education, research, and/or service.

Interested candidates should submit the following via our portal at We will begin review of applications on Sept. 20, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled, the application portal will close Oct. 20, 2023. Please submit the following with your application: 1) Cover letter, 2) CV, 3) Statement of research experience and interests, 4) Statement of teaching philosophy, experience, and the proposed upper-level courses that complement our existing courses, and 5) Statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. You will be asked to include names and contact information for three references through our online application system at An email will be sent automatically to references requesting a letter of recommendation. For additional information or questions please contact D.P. Gillikin at
Establish an innovative research program motivated by environmental change with clear societal relevance. Provide undergraduate research opportunities and mentor of students. . The successful candidate will offer an introductory Geoscience course accessible to both majors and non-majors (thereby contributing to the new general education curriculum: and two upper-level classes (all classes with lab sections) that complement our existing areas of expertise (see
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Paleontological field technicians - California, USA

California, United States
Location: Open recruitment.

Pay Range:

PTEC I $20 - PTEC III $35/hour
Applied EarthWorks, Inc. (Æ) has ongoing openings for Paleontological Technicians in our California offices. These positions will report to the Paleontology Program Manager.
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.
aleontology (fieldwork, museum or research) experience;

Ability to read and interpret geologic maps and record geologic and stratigraphic data;

Ability to recognize and record fossil resources in the field;

Knowledge of and basic operation of GPS technology;

Aptitude for taking detailed and accurate field notes;

Ability to confidently drive in “off-road” conditions;

Physically fit and able to handle strenuous field conditions in sometimes adverse weather. Fieldwork may require hiking on rugged terrain and steep slopes; standing or walking for long periods of time throughout the day; lifting and carrying loads up to 40 pounds; stooping, bending, and kneeling.

Valid drivers license / Real ID or passport; ability to pass a basic background screening for entry onto Department of Defense installations;

Pre-employment drug screening may apply for specific project assignments.

Education and Experience:
Undergraduate or advanced degree in geology, paleontology, earth sciences, or closely related field. Prior experience in California preferred, but not required. Experience with Survey 1-2-3 and ArcCollector a plus.
Apply online.

Interested applicants may submit a letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and list of three professional references to Human Resources at Please reference “Paleontological Field Technician” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Salary Equity and Transparency - Æ is committed to salary equity and salary transparency for all employees. We include good faith pay ranges in all advertised job postings to promote pay equity and transparency.
Further information
Further information about Applied EarthWorks, Inc. can be found throughout our website at
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