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Multiple Positions Open (LDEO, Yachay Tech University)/Call for Papers (PAGEOPH)

Date: 10/09/2015

Dear SCEC Community,

Please see below, regarding:

1. Yachay Tech University, Faculty Positions Open
2. LDEO (Columbia), Lamont Research Professor Positions Open
3. Call for Papers (PAGEOPH)


SCEC Information


Yachay Tech University, Urcuqui, Ecuador
School of Geological Sciences and Engineering
Faculty positions available
Yachay Tech University is the first research intensive university of Ecuador.  The University is located in the Inter-Andean valley about two hours north of Quito.  Yachay means knowledge in Kichwa and Yachay Tech is adjacent to the developing Yachay “City of Knowledge,” the first planned technology city in the Andean region.  The mission of the University is to provide an international environment in which research, learning, technology, and professional activity are valued and supported.  Since opening in March of 2014, the student population has grown to a total of approximately 800 undergraduates.  We anticipate initiating doctoral programs in the near future.  Each of the University´s six schools (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Mathematics, and Social Sciences) features a distinct academic structure that pairs engineering with basic sciences.  An intensive English language program qualifies students for the upper level coursework that will be taught entirely in English.
The School of Geological Sciences and Engineering at Yachay Tech invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions in all major fields of geology and geological engineering, including candidates with experience in the various subdiscipines of the following research areas:  petroleum geology and engineering; volcanology, petrology, and mineralogy; water resources, hydrology, hydropower, and geothermal resources; climate, paleoclimate, and climate change; seismology and seismic hazards; economic geology, mineral resources, and mining; oceanography, paleooceanography, and marine resources; and origins and conservation of biodiversity.
Yachay Tech faculty will develop active research programs, direct PhD students, involve undergraduate students in collaborative research projects, teach (in English) upper level undergraduate and graduate courses in their fields of specialty, and participate in campus service activities.  
If interested in applying, send a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and the names and contact information for three references to Patricia Katherine Guerrero (pkguerrero@yachaytech.edu.ec), assistant to the Dean of Geological Sciences and Engineering.  Formal consideration of applications will begin immediately; positions will remain open until filled.  
Join us as we build world class research programs, train an international student body, and transform the future of Ecuador.  For more information see www.yachaytech.edu.ec.
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Lamont Research Professors
The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) of Columbia University anticipates appointing one or more Lamont Research Professors in the Earth sciences in the coming academic year. The rank of the appointment(s) is open and dependent on experience. Lamont Research Professors receive nine-month appointments with partial salary support provided from institutional sources. An incentive program encourages the establishment of a vigorous externally funded research program to provide the majority of salary support, including an opportunity for summer salary. Applicants for Associate and Full Research Professor ranks should have established records of innovative research of high impact in one or more areas of Earth science, through publications in peer-reviewed journals, and should have demonstrated success at raising external support for their research programs. Applicants for the rank of Assistant Research Professor should have demonstrated potential for significant research contributions by having published in peer-reviewed journals and potential for supporting their research programs with external funding. Candidates with strong secondary interests in science education and outreach are also encouraged to apply. Following the recent completion of an Observatory-wide strategic plan, LDEO is particularly interested in applicants who will expand our expertise in the following areas:
[if !supportLists]·       [endif]Dynamics of hydrometeorological systems, particularly extreme events and their impacts
[if !supportLists]·       [endif]Real-time observational geoscience, with an emphasis on applications of new sensor and information technologies to fundamental processes at all scales
[if !supportLists]·       [endif]Dynamics and kinematics of the solid Earth, with a focus on earthquake and volcanic processes and associated modes of crustal deformation and crust-mantle coupling
[if !supportLists]·       [endif]Climate and paleoclimate studies, including coupled climate, ocean, and terrestrial ecosystems
[if !supportLists]·       [endif]Studies of the cryosphere and sea-level
Eligibility requirements include a Ph.D. in Earth and environmental sciences or a related field, evidence of ongoing externally funded research programs or potential for supporting research programs with external funding, and at least 2–3 years of relevant research experience. Salary will be commensurate with experience. All interested candidates should apply online at the following Quick Link:  https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=61597. Candidates should provide a CV (including a list of publications), two writing samples, statement of research interests, list of funded projects or grant applications awaiting approval, statement of science education and outreach interests if applicable, and the names and addresses of at least three references. Evaluation of applications will begin after 15 November 2015.
For more information contact:
Office of the Director
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY 10964
Telephone: 845-365-8546 • Fax: 845-365-8162 • Email: director@ldeo.columbia.edu
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is committed to diversity. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action – Race/Gender/Disability/Veterans Employer.

Call for Papers
For a PAGEOPH Topical Volume on
Earthquakes and Multi-hazards around the Pacific Rim
We invite submissions for a special issue of Pure and Applied Geophysics (PAGEOPH), entitled “Earthquakes and Multi-hazards around the Pacific Rim”.

For this special issue, we solicit submissions of numerical, observational and laboratory studies as they relate to simulations and forecasting of earthquake processes, volcanic eruptions, tsunami inundation, and other categories of natural hazards, together with methods to validate the codes and verify them using observed data. Special topics of particular interest include the proposed Global Navigation Satellite System Tsunami Early Warning technology. More fine-grained topics include papers on micro-physics of earthquakes and friction; earthquake source parameter scaling; macro-scale simulation of earthquake ruptures and seismic cycles; wave propagation simulations; studies of novel computational environments and efficient algorithms; as well as data assimilation and model applications.

We especially invite review papers related to the main subject [T1] of the special issue and we invite participants of the 9th ACES International Workshop, held August 10-16, 2015 in Chengdu, China to submit work presented during the meeting. (http://www.csi.ac.cn/ACES2015/Home/index.html)

All submissions will be subject to the PAGEOPH peer review process.
Please submit your paper by going to: https://www.editorialmanager.com/paag/default.aspx

New authors will have to register first, then login as an author and select " Report-Top.Vol. Earthquakes and Multihazards around the Pacific Rim” as the article type.
Instructions for authors and a submission tutorial can be found at: http://www.springer.com/birkhauser/geo+science/journal/24.

The submission deadline is January 31, 2016. Papers will be published individually online shortly after being accepted.  The combined manuscripts will be published both as a topical issue of the journal PAGEOPH and Book Reprint.

For more information please contact one of the following special editors:

Guest Editors:

*Dr. YongXian Zhang, China Earthquake Networks Center, China (yxzseis@sina.com);
Dr. Thomas Goebel, Seismological Laboratory, UC Santa Cruz, USA (tgoebel@ucsc.edu);
Dr. Charles Williams, GNS Science, New Zealand (c.williams@gns.cri.nz);
Dr. Zhigang Peng, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA (zpeng@gatech.edu);
Dr. Mark Yoder, Department of Physics, UC Davis, USA (mryoder@ucdavis.edu);
Dr. John Rundle, Department of Physics, UC Davis, USA (jbrundle@ucdavis.edu)