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3 x Research Staff Positions, Global Change and Solid Earth Geophysics - Texas, USA

Austin, Texas, United States
Logistics
The University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) seeks to hire three Research Staff members in the following two broadly defined areas: (1) Global Change, including but not limited to: climate, extreme weather, sea level, coastal processes, and cryosphere; and (2) Solid Earth Geophysics, including but not limited to: earthquake processes, geodesy, marine geophysics and tectonics, and solid earth-cryosphere interaction.

They anticipate hiring at the Research Associate or Research Scientist rank. Research Associates and Scientists are part of the research staff at UTIG and receive six months of institutional salary support, with the rest obtained from externally funded research programs. Research appointments at UTIG follow a career track similar to that of academic faculty, in which the rank of Research Associate is analogous to that of Assistant Professor and the rank of Research Scientist is analogous to that of Associate Professor. Research staff at UTIG can advise or co-advise postdoctoral scholars as well as graduate and undergraduate students.
Description
They seek colleagues who creatively use theoretical, computational, observational and/or experimental approaches to address fundamental problems and processes on Earth or other planets. Current areas of research at UTIG include climate modeling and dynamics, paleoclimatology, ice sheet and ocean dynamics, marine geology and geophysics, plate tectonics and mantle convection, theoretical geophysics, earthquake processes, and planetary geophysics.

UTIG is part of the Jackson School of Geosciences, which houses top research programs across all areas of the Earth Sciences. UTIG is also closely allied with the Texas Advanced Computing Center, and it is involved in several research centers and programs at UT focused on emerging Earth Science problems, such as the Center for Planetary Systems Habitability, the Center for Space Research, and the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences. UTIG employs both computational- and field-based technical support staff, and operates a variety of field equipment and lab facilities.
Tasks
They are interested in candidates who will bring new research expertise and perspectives to UTIG. Successful applicants will be expected to contribute to a dynamic and diverse research community at the University of Texas at Austin through the development of a vigorous, internationally recognized, and externally funded research program, and through engagement with colleagues, postdoctoral scholars, and students.
Requirements
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or be near completion of this degree in Earth Science or a related field. They particularly welcome applications from candidates from nontraditional research backgrounds and from scientists who understand the experiences of those underrepresented in higher education and research.
Applications
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a two-page statement of research interests, a one-page diversity statement, up to three recent peer-reviewed publications, and the names and contact information of three qualified persons who can provide the search committee a reference letter upon request. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 15, 2022.

You can view and apply for the position on the University's job page: https://utaustin.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UTstaff/details/Research-Associate_R_00016687
Application deadline
Further information
For additional information about the application process, please contact Rosalind Gamble (rgamble@ig.utexas.edu). For additional information about the position, please contact the search committee chair: Yuko Okumura (yukoo@ig.utexas.edu).
Contact email
rgamble@ig.utexas.edu

2 x Assistant Professors in Volcano or Tectonic Geohazards - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Singapore
Theme
Logistics
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore seeks to appoint two Assistant Professors (tenure track) in the Asian School of the Environment (ASE) and the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) in the areas of Volcanic or Tectonic Geohazards.

This position is part of a cluster hire in Geohazards at EOS and ASE. We are also advertising a Full Professor in Earth Science / Geohazards.
Description
ASE is an interdisciplinary school at NTU that integrates Earth and environmental life science, ecology, engineering and technology, human ecology, humanities, and the social sciences to address key issues of the environment and sustainability. EOS is a research centre at NTU with a mission to conduct fundamental research on earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and climate change in and around Southeast Asia, towards safer and more sustainable societies. ASE, EOS and NTU host state-of-the-art analytical facilities for petrological and geochemical analysis. This includes EPMA, XRD, SEMs and TEMs, laser ablation and multi-collector IC-PMS, FTIR and Raman microscopy, as well as experimental petrology (piston cylinders and 1 atm gas-mixing) and sample preparation facilities. EOS also maintains a regional network of geophysical and geochemical observation stations in collaboration with neighbouring countries in Southeast Asia, that are supported by the EOS Centre for Geohazard Observations, as well as a Remote Sensing Lab (EOS-RS). Computational resources are available through a dedicated cluster and collaboration with the High Performance Computing Centre of NTU. For more information about the Asian School of the Environment and the Earth Observatory of Singapore please visit www.ase.ntu.edu.sg and www.earthobservatory.sg.
Tasks
The successful candidates should demonstrate the potential to build a world-class research programme and a commitment to education and mentorship of students. They will be expected to build up, manage, and lead a pioneering research group, develop new collaborations with international teams, teach within ASE, in particular in the area of Earth Sciences at undergraduate and postgraduate (research) levels, and contribute effectively to our ambitions to provide Singapore and other countries in the region the knowledge needed to build societies that are resilient to natural hazards. The appointees will be encouraged to develop links with existing research groups across NTU, Singapore, and the region, and will be supported to build close links with other research groups, internationally, in solid Earth geoscience, and volcanic or tectonic geohazards.
Requirements
Applicants must have a PhD in geoscience, chemistry, physics, mathematics, materials science, computer science or a related field, and show evidence of impactful independent research in the general areas of volcanic or tectonic studies. In particular, we will consider a candidate’s past outputs, current research programme, likelihood to obtain future funding support, and potential to develop their own research leadership.
Applications
Applications should include a full CV, publication list, statements of research and teaching, and the names of three referees. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on 28th January 2022.

Please apply online: https://ntu.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/Careers/job/NTU-Main-Campus-Singapore/Assistant-Professors--tenure-track--in-Volcanic-or-Tectonic-Geohazards_R00008482
Application deadline
Further information
For more information, visit www.ntu.edu.sg
Contact email
ehill@ntu.edu.sg

Full Professor, Earth Sciences - Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Singapore
Logistics
The Asian School of the Environment (ASE) and Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore are seeking an accomplished and visionary scientist to join as a Full Professor in Earth Sciences.

This position is part of a cluster hire at ASE and EOS. We are also advertising for two Assistant Professors in Geohazards.
Description
ASE is an interdisciplinary school at NTU that integrates Earth and environmental life science, ecology, engineering and technology, human ecology, humanities, and the social sciences to address key issues of the environment and sustainability. EOS is a research centre at NTU with a mission to conduct fundamental research on earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and climate change in and around Southeast Asia, towards safer and more sustainable societies. ASE, EOS and NTU host state-of-the-art analytical facilities for petrological and geochemical analysis. This includes EPMA, XRD, SEMs and TEMs, laser ablation and multi-collector IC-PMS, FTIR and Raman microscopy, as well as experimental petrology (piston cylinders and 1 atm gas-mixing) and sample preparation facilities. EOS also maintains a regional network of geophysical and geochemical observation stations in collaboration with neighbouring countries in Southeast Asia, that are supported by the EOS Centre for Geohazard Observations, as well as a Remote Sensing Lab (EOS-RS). Computational resources are available through a dedicated cluster and collaboration with the High Performance Computing Centre of NTU. For more information about the Asian School of the Environment and the Earth Observatory of Singapore please visit www.ase.ntu.edu.sg and www.earthobservatory.sg.
Tasks
Applicants should have a track record of world-class, cutting-edge science and the ability to obtain and manage large research grants. They should have demonstrated commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and the mentorship of students and faculty. They will be expected to build up, manage, and lead a pioneering research group, develop new collaborations with international teams, teach within ASE, and contribute effectively to our ambitions to provide Singapore and other countries in the region the knowledge needed to build societies that are resilient to geohazards.

Applicants should also show the desire and experience to provide academic leadership, both internally within ASE and EOS, and externally facing in continuing to build NTU as a leading Earth-science institution in Asia with global importance and recognition. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will serve as Chair of the ASE for 3-6 years soon after arrival, and following that might take on other leadership roles that would similarly require empathy, vision, and a commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive group of scientists who come from all over the world. The successful candidate will also provide mentorship to tenure-track faculty in the school who work in areas of tectonics, volcanoes, and societal risk from hazards.

Requirements
Applicants must have a PhD in geoscience or a related field and would normally already hold a tenured Professorial position in a university (or equivalent institution).
Applications
Applicants should also show the desire and experience to provide academic leadership, both internally within ASE and EOS, and externally facing in continuing to build NTU as a leading Earth-science institution in Asia with global importance and recognition. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will serve as Chair of the ASE for 3-6 years soon after arrival, and following that might take on other leadership roles that would similarly require empathy, vision, and a commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive group of scientists who come from all over the world. The successful candidate will also provide mentorship to tenure-track faculty in the school who work in areas of tectonics, volcanoes, and societal risk from hazards.

Applications should include a full CV, publication list, and a cover letter describing experience and interests in research, teaching, and leadership. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on 15th February 2022.

Apply online: https://ntu.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/Careers/job/NTU-Main-Campus-Singapore/Full-Professor-in-Earth-Science---Geohazards_R00008481
Application deadline
Further information
Interested applicants can seek more information from Assoc. Prof. Emma Hill (Acting Chair for ASE, Principal Investigator for EOS, ehill@ntu.edu.sg) or Prof. Simon Redfern (Dean of the College of Science, NTU, simon.redfern@ntu.edu.sg).
Contact email
ehill@ntu.edu.sg

Assistant Prof., Physical Geography (x2) - Durham, UK

Durham University, United Kingdom
Logistics
Open-ended position, one year probation period.
Description
The Department of Geography at Durham University seeks to appoint talented individuals to two open positions at the level of Assistant Professor. We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests across physical geography.

We are, however, particularly eager to hear from applicants with a focus on the following broad areas of interest that complement and extend existing expertise within the Department:

Position 1: Water and climate

Position 2: Biogeochemistry

These posts offer an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution. For more information, please visit our Department pages at https://www.durham.ac.uk/departments/academic/geography/.
Tasks
* Pursue research that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance, and rigour, commensurate with the Department’s continuing emphasis on international excellence;
* Develop clear plans for the pursuit of suitable national and international funding opportunities to support research and end-user engagement;
* Play a role in relevant teaching and research supervision, and contribute to ongoing curriculum development;
* Contribute to enhancing the quality of the research environment in the Department, the wider University, and beyond through collaborative research activity;
* Demonstrate a willingness to contribute to the administrative work, citizenship, and values of the Department;
* Offer lectures, seminars, and tutorials at undergraduate and taught postgraduate levels, with the opportunity to teach more widely within the Department, as well as engaging in a related activity such as assessment;
* Fully engage in and enhance the values of the Department;
* Contribute to attracting and supervising research students, and enhancing the Department’s commitment to its vibrant and international postgraduate culture.
* Carry out such other duties as specified by the Head of Department.
Requirements
Candidates applying for a grade 7 post will have recently completed or be concluding their PhD and, while they may have limited direct experience of the requirements for the post, they should outline their experience, skills and achievements to date which demonstrate that they meet or that they have the potential to achieve the essential criteria.

Candidates applying for a grade 8 post must meet all of the essential criteria.

All criteria can be found at this web link: https://durham.taleo.net/careersection/du_ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=21001513&tz=GMT%2B00%3A00&tzname=Europe%2FLondon
Applications
Application deadline: 09 January 2022
Application details are available here:
https://durham.taleo.net/careersection/du_ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=21001513&tz=GMT%2B00%3A00&tzname=Europe%2FLondon
Application deadline
Contact email
erin.mcclymont@durham.ac.uk

Laboratory Manager - Department of Geosciences, Tübingen, Germany

Tübingen, Germany
Logistics
Permanent position available as Lab Manager in the newly established Group for Terrestrial Sedimentology, Department of Geosciences, University of Tübingen.
Position is permanent, appointed at level E13 TV-L, 100%. Starting as soon as possible.
Supervisor: Prof. Kathryn Fitzsimmons
Description
New laboratories are currently being set up for luminescence and electron spin resonance dating, as well as for basic sedimentology (grain size etc.).
Tasks
The lab manager will be responsible for:
- technical leadership of the lab team within the terrestrial sedimentology group
- coordination of laboratory activities and access
- processing and measurement of samples
- development of procedures and quality standards in the labs
- development of new analytical methods, particularly in the realms of luminescence and ESR
- lab safety in both German and English language
- training of lab staff
- responsibility for radiation safety
Requirements
- completion of Master or Diploma in natural sciences (PhD in relevant field would be very much valued!)
- experience in wet chemistry and analytics
- experience working in areas with ionising radiation
- willingness to complete radiation safety person training
- experience with technical analytical equipment
- independent work and organisational skills
- ability to guide younger colleagues, good communication skills
- both German and English language skills
Applications
Please send copies of your CV, letter of motivation, list of technical and methodological experience/expertise, relevant certificates to bewerbung@uni-tuebingen.de
Deadline for applications is 30 November 2021.
Further information (in German):
https://uni-tuebingen.de/universitaet/stellenangebote/newsfullview-stellenangebote/article/technische-r-laborleiter-in-w-m-d-e-13-tv-l-100/
Application deadline
Further information
For technical enquiries please contact kathryn.fitzsimmons@uni-tuebingen.de
Contact email
kathryn.fitzsimmons@uni-tuebingen.de

Lecturer in Archaeological and/or Palaeoenvironmental Analytical Chemistry - York, UK

York, United Kingdom
Logistics
The University of York is currently looking to appoint a Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry in the Chemistry Department.

Description
They welcome interest from talented academics with an impressive research profile and a collegiate approach to their work. Specific research areas would involve analytical chemistry, with the potential for application to topics including palaeoenvironmental or palaeoclimate reconstruction, preservation of organic matter, biogeochemistry, archaeological chemistry, geochronology and biomolecular palaeontology
Tasks
Main activities include:
* Developing research objectives, projects and funding proposals and managing individual or collaborative projects, leading to the production of original outputs and dissemination;
* Reaching out to collaborators, attending conferences, engaging in knowledge exchange and managing and guiding the work of staff and research students;
* Designing, developing and delivering innovative teaching and assessment activities across a wide range of modules; taking responsibility for the quality of provision, providing feedback and critically reviewing activities and identifying areas where revision or improvement is needed;
* Undertaking academic supervision of students and acting as a research supervisor;
* Effectively undertaking a range of departmental administrative and managerial responsibilities including the duties of a Programme Director and Module Co-ordinator, contributing to recruitment, supporting other staff and developing contacts. 
Requirements
Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

* PhD in Chemistry or a closely related subject
* Specialist knowledge of analytical techniques
* Specialist knowledge or interest in archaeological and/or palaeoenvironmental chemistry
* Ability to develop research objectives, projects and proposals and contribute to high quality research, with evidence of dissemination
* Well-developed analytical, excellent IT and highly developed communication skills with the ability to present at conferences
* Knowledge, ability, experience and commitment to teaching and learning at undergraduate level chemistry as well as designing material and using a range of teaching techniques to engage students
* Commitment to and Understanding of Equality and Diversity Issues with a collaborative ethos
* Demonstrable capacity for creative thinking and planning with attention to detail, a positive attitude and commitment to personal development
Applications
Please do not upload any other additional documents other than those stated within your application and below.

You are required to submit a 2 page research proposal outlining your individual research plans and vision, and how these interface with the department. Labelled as `Statement of Research Intentions' and 1 page document on of your teaching experience, philosophy, how you envisage being able to contribute to departmental teaching, within your sub-discipline but also to core chemistry. Labelled as `Statement of teaching intentions'.

Interview date: Monday 13 December - TBC
Application deadline
Further information
For informal enquiries: please contact either the Head of Department, Professor Caroline Dessent (chem-hod@york.ac.uk;) or Professor Kirsty Penkman (kirsty.penkman@york.ac.uk)

See the job ad here: https://jobs.york.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=3885&p_web_page_id=461686
Contact email
kirsty.penkman@york.ac.uk

Assistant Professor in Climate Modelling - Cambridge, UK

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Logistics
The Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in Climate Modelling.

The appointments will be made at an appropriate salary for Assistant Professorship (Grade 9), with review after five years and appointment as Associate Professor (Grade 9) to the retiring age thereafter. Further opportunities for promotion to Associate Professor (Grade 10), Professor (Grade 11) and Professor (Grade 12) are available through the University's Academic Career Pathways scheme.
Description
We encourage applications from individuals with expertise in the use of numerical modelling to understand the Earth's climate system, with an emphasis on the use of numerical models to translate our understanding of the Earth's past climate system into solutions to Earth's present and future climate challenges. Candidates who are, in addition, able to apply their numerical modelling to the study of climate systems on other planets are also encouraged.

Tasks
The appointed candidate will contribute to our rigorous and vibrant programme of teaching at undergraduate and post-graduate levels and should demonstrate their desire and potential to help inspire future generations of scientists through the delivery of the highest quality education.
Requirements
We welcome applicants with a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Earth Sciences or allied disciplines. They should be able to demonstrate an outstanding record of research and its communication in a relevant subject and demonstrate their potential to establish a vigorous research programme at an international level, identifying opportunities for their research to be supported by external grant funding.
Applications
The appointments will be made at an appropriate salary for Assistant Professorship (Grade 9), with review after five years and appointment as Associate Professor (Grade 9) to the retiring age thereafter. Further opportunities for promotion to Associate Professor (Grade 10), Professor (Grade 11) and Professor (Grade 12) are available through the University's Academic Career Pathways scheme.

Applicants should submit:

a) A CV b) A list of publications c) A 1000 word statement covering their current and future aspirations for research and teaching, identifying, where possible, synergies with the Department's strategic priorities (see further particulars for details). d) A 300 word statement demonstrating their commitment to promoting an inclusive culture and the participation and achievement of currently under-represented groups in Earth Sciences. e) Contact details of three referees.

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2022.

Long-listing for the position will take place within one month of the closing date, after which we will contact suggested referees.

Referees will have 6 weeks to provide references before final short-listing will take place. Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

Interviews will be held during Late April/Early May 2022 (in person preferred, on-line option available).

Anticipated start date is 3-6 months after offer acceptance.

See also our website http://www.esc.cam.ac.uk Department of Earth Sciences, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, UK.

Applications to be submitted online: https://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/31539/
Application deadline
Further information
Further particulars and information can be found at http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/31539 or contact the Deputy Department Administrator, Emma Chapman (emc85@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference LB28272 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
Contact email
emc85@cam.ac.uk