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Multiple Announcements: Faculty Position Opening, AGU Session

Date: 06/22/2015

Dear SCEC Community,

Please see the two announcements below:

1. Faculty Position Opening, University of Michigan
2. AGU Session #7942


SCEC Information


Faculty Position in Geology or Geophysics at the University of Michigan

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan anticipates an opening for a tenure-track assistant professor in the areas of geology or geophysics for a university-year appointment starting September 1, 2016.  The Department intends to pursue additional hires in this direction in future years, and we are particularly interested in candidates whose strengths will complement existing research programs within the Department.

Geology: We encourage applications from candidates whose research interests encompass the origin, evolution, or dynamics of the continents.  The successful candidate will develop a strong field-based research program, complemented by expertise in modern analytical techniques or in numerical or analogue modeling.  Candidates with an interest in understanding continental evolution in deep geologic time are particularly encouraged to apply.  

Geophysics: We encourage applications from candidates who will develop an observationally based research program using geophysical methods (e.g. seismology, geodesy, or potential fields) to study the Earth at the crustal or continental scale.  We are particularly interested in those applicants whose work is relevant to societal concerns including natural hazards, such as earthquakes, volcanism, and associated hazards, or environmental change to the hydrosphere or cryosphere.

The successful candidate is expected to establish an independent research program and contribute to both undergraduate and graduate teaching.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment, and should submit a CV, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence (if any), and names and contact information of at least four persons who can provide letters of recommendation.

Information about the Department and instructions for submitting an application can be found at www.lsa.umich.edu/earth.

To apply please go to http://www.earth.lsa.umich.edu/facultysearch/newapplicant, complete the online form and upload the required application documents as a single PDF file.  If you have any questions or comments, please send an email message to Michigan-Earth-Search@umich.edu.

The application deadline is September 15, 2015 for full consideration, but applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


We would like to draw your attention to the following special session for the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in December:

Session ID#: 7942

Session Title: Paleoseismic and Numerical Estimates of Earthquake Recurrence Patterns: Exploring the Coefficient of Variability of Ground-Rupturing Earthquakes

Session Description: Time-dependency of ground-rupturing earthquakes is of both societal impact and scientific interest.  Paleoseismic estimates of the CoV at individual trenching sites are growing in number and resolution, and most suggest a degree of time dependency, yet these estimates apply to events of uncertain magnitude and rupture extent.  The recent time-dependent Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast 3 finds that the CoV for ground rupturing earthquakes must depend on magnitude, and could be as small as 0.2 for events >M7.5.  This session invites U.S. and international contributions that estimate earthquake recurrence variability at sites, examine uncertainties in CoV estimates, and examine methods to extrapolate paleoseismic data along faults.  We also solicit work testing the magnitude dependence of CoV, numerical simulations exploring key variables or parametric sensitivities affecting the CoV on faults or fault networks, and seismic hazard and risk stud
ies illustrating the value of improved estimates of earthquake recurrence CoV.

Glenn Biasi, University of Nevada Reno
Kate Scharer, U.S. Geological Survey, Pasadena
Kieth Richards-Dinger, University of California Riverside

Index Terms:
   7221 Paleoseismology [SEISMOLOGY]
   7223 Earthquake interaction, forecasting, and prediction [SEISMOLOGY]

DEADLINE:  5 August 2015, 11:59 P.M. EDT