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Multiple Job Announcements: CSUN (Tenure-Track Assistant Professor), EarthScope ENO Specialist

Date: 09/24/2015

Dear SCEC Community, 

Please see below regarding two job announcements: 

1. Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Hydrogeology - California State University Northridge
2. EarthScope ENO Specialist


SCEC Information


The Department of Geological Sciences at California State University, Northridge invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in hydrogeology. We offer B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geology and in Geophysics. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Experience in post-doctoral research and/or University-level lecture instruction is desirable. We seek an innovative hydrogeologist with technical expertise in one or more of the following fields: subsurface measurement and modeling of groundwater flow, reactive transport modeling, or remote and/or geophysical sensing of groundwater. Research areas may include, but are not limited to, local and regional-scale groundwater dynamics and groundwater quality; the impact of climate change on groundwater recharge, storage and use; water injection and/or withdrawal and induced seismicity; or groundwater transport of contaminants. We particularly seek candidates who both complement our current research program and integrate across sedimentology, stratigraphy, geochemistry, and geophysics. The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous research program, which includes seeking extramural funding, publishing peer-reviewed papers, and involving undergraduate and M.S. students. Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to demonstrate teaching excellence and provide effective instruction to students of diverse backgrounds in a multicultural setting. Potential classes to be taught by the new hire include: a new undergraduate core course in Earth Systems, general education courses in water resources and environmental geology and elective offerings at the upper-division and/or graduate level in the candidate’s research specialty. 
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, the names and full contact information for three references, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and statement of research interests. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be sent to: geology.hydro.search@csun.edu. Materials can also be sent to: Hydro Search Committee, Department of Geological Sciences, California State University Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8266. Review of applications will begin 1 January 2016. Priority will be given to applications received by this date, but the position remains open until filled. For additional information, see http://www.csun.edu/geology. The University is an EO/AA employer. 

2. EarthScope ENO Specialist

Dear Colleagues,

The EarthScope National Office (ESNO), which is now headquartered at University of Alaska Fairbanks, is hiring an Education & Outreach specialist. The main duties of the job include creating publications and digital media, creating and coordinating education activities for teachers and students, and assisting with workshops. A large component of the outreach effort is keeping the website up to date, including generating content. The job thus requires writing, recruiting and editing freelance work, preparing for and traveling to represent ESNO at national conferences, and generating new ideas for outreach.

While a master’s degree in Earth Sciences or in science education is desired, we are accepting applicants with qualifications and experience in the work described. Experience in writing and website maintenance is required. This person will serve as the ESNO Education & Outreach point of contact, and must be able to communicate effectively and work in a team. 

The position will be based in Fairbanks, Alaska. This is a 4-year position with full benefits. Salary starts at $24.55/hr ($50k/year), but can be higher commensurate with applicant’s experience. The position will remain open until filled, but we are eager to have our new staff member start as soon as possible.

The full job posting and further information can be found at: http://www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=88321

The EarthScope National Office team is:
Jeff Freymueller, ESNO Director, jfreymueller@alaska.edu
Elisabeth Nadin, ESNO Associate Director for Education and Outreach, enadin@alaska.edu
David Fee, dfee1@alaska.edu
Jessica Larsen, jflarsen@alaska.edu