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Multiple Positions Open: SSA Editor-in-Chief, LSU Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship, Postdocs (University of Canterbury, NZ)

Date: 10/23/2015

Dear SCEC Community,

Please see below regarding the following open positions: 

1. Editor-in-Chief, BSSA
2. Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), LSU
3. Postdoctoral Positions, University of Canterbury (NZ)

Thank you,

SCEC Information

1. Editor-in-Chief, BSSA

SSA Opens Search for Editor-In-Chief for BSSA
SSA is seeking a new Editor-in-Chief for the prestigious Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA). 

Andy Michael, chair of the SSA Publications Committee, will lead the search committee, which plans to begin interviews later this year. All nominations and applications should be sent directly to him at Michael@usgs.gov.
The BSSA Editor-in-Chief (EIC) is primarily responsible for the technical content and technical quality of BSSA. As head of this journal, the EIC is positioned to help authors publish quality papers focused on earthquake seismology research and encourage significant scientific communication and community building, and to lead BSSA through the challenges of scientific publication in the 21st century.  

The BSSA Editor-in-Chief should have broad interests, good communication skills and wide contacts in the field, in addition to enthusiasm for BSSA, the ability to persuade people to contribute, organizational skills and a commitment to devote the necessary time to the effort. Except for a small stipend, the position is unpaid.

For a complete BSSA Editor-in-Chief job description, see http://www.seismosoc.org/publications/bssa/editor-job-post/. For additional information, contact Andy Michael at michael@usgs.gov

Nan Broadbent
Executive Director
Seismological Society of America

2. Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), LSU
Geology & Geophysics
College of Science
Louisiana State University
The Department of Geology and Geophysics at Louisiana State University seeks an outstanding individual with expertise in the broad area of geophysics. The specific geophysical research area is open to all subdisciplines of geophysics. However, the individual should be able to work on problems that either build on existing strengths in the Department or advance science in fields that complement these strengths. 

This tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level is intended to complement our existing research strengths, including Coastal Resilience and Near Surface Processes, Evolution of Sedimentary Basins, Earth Materials and Processes, Planetary Science, Tectonometamorphism, Climate and Tectonics, and Polar Studies. Research in this sub-discipline may also build strength in the LSU campus-wide research focus areas of "Coastal Sustainability and Environment" (CS&E), "Conventional and Renewable Energy" (C&RE), "Core Computing/High Performance Computing" (CC/HPC), and "Materials Science and Engineering" (MS&E). Nominations or inquiries should be directed to Geophysics Search Committee, at 225-578-3353 or geology@lsu.edu .  

LSU is designated a Carnegie Research I University and one of a handful of distinguished universities to enjoy Land, Sea, and Space Grant status. The Department of Geology and Geophysics currently consists of 17 tenure-track faculty members having a wide range of geoscience expertise covering field, experimental, analytical and theoretical components. We offer degrees in Geology at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels. The Department has a strong record of success in research and graduate training, synergistic interactions with other academic units at LSU, federal and industry-funded research and teaching programs, and a large and active alumni base. (See http://geology.lsu.edu for more information.) Opportunities for a broad range of research interactions are available within the department and throughout the university. The university actively promotes interdisciplinary research clusters including coastal sustainability and environment, conventional and renewable energy, core computing / high performance computing, and materials science and engineering. (See: http://research.lsu.edu for more information)  

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Geology, Geophysics or other relevant disciplines. The successful candidate will be in the process of developing an internationally recognized scientific reputation, and will be expected to maintain a high-level, externally funded research program, mentor and support graduate students, publish in highly ranked journals, and provide leadership both on campus and beyond. A.B.D. candidates will be considered as long as the degree is conferred by the effective date of the appointment.

Special Requirements: Willingness and ability to travel internationally or domestically.

Applications are to be submitted on-line. The application package should contain an application letter, a CV, a teaching statement, a research statement, and the names and contact information of at least three persons who can provide letters of reference. 

Applicants for this position should articulate in their application letter how they will help LSU attain its goals as stated in Flagship 2020: 

Discovery: Expand discovery through transformative research and creative activities addressing contemporary and enduring issues that shape the way we live in the world 

Learning: Enhance a faculty-led and student-centered learning environment that develops engaged citizens and enlightened leaders 

Diversity: Strengthen the intellectual environment by broadening the cultural diversity of the LSU community 

Engagement: Promote engagement of faculty, staff and students in the transformation of communities 

Offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility for employment in the United States. All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent on the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal law, state law, and LSU policies/procedures, and will include the completion of a criminal history check. 

The review process will begin January 8, 2016. Apply online and view a more detailed ad at: https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.eduPosition #030923

Quick link at ad URL: https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59923

3. Postdoctoral Positions, University of Canterbury (NZ)

Two postdoctoral fellow positions at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand
1.Ground Motion Simulation
2.Nonlinear site response analysis

The closing date for both positions is: 22 November 2015

These positions are JobID’s 2906 and 2905 at: 

Postdoctoral Fellow in Ground Motion Simulation
Civil and Natural Resources Engineering
•        Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
•        2 year fixed term position
The Civil and Natural Resources Engineering Department at the University of Canterbury is offering a two year postdoctoral fellowship to a motivated individual with a research background in broadband ground motion simulation, development of seismic velocity models or seismic site response analysis to work with a highly skilled team of outstanding experts on two externally funded research projects.

The successful applicant will undertake research in broadband ground modelling and its application to the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes to understand the salient phenomena which resulted in the wealth of strong motion and infrastructure damage that has been collected. The project will also extend further to examine the likely ground motion characteristics of future major earthquakes in NZ through the application of validated broadband ground motion simulation methods to scenario ruptures.

Applicants require a Ph.D. in Civil/Earthquake Engineering, Geophysics or a related field.

Further information on research relevant to this position can be found here:


Postdoctoral Fellow in Nonlinear Site Response Analysis
Civil and Natural Resources Engineering
•        Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
•        2 year fixed term position
The Civil and Natural Resources Engineering Department at the University of Canterbury is offering a two year postdoctoral fellowship to a motivated individual with a research background in nonlinear seismic site response analysis, total and effective stress constitutive modelling of seismic soil response and/or 1D/2D/3D modelling of surficial soils to work with a highly skilled team of outstanding experts on two externally funded research projects.

The successful applicant will undertake research to examine the seismic response of surifical soil deposits in the 2010-2011 Canterbury earthquakes and their role in the observed ground motions at strong motion stations, liquefaction severity and manifestation, and impacts on infrastructure.  Numerical analyses will utilize 1D/2D/3D geometry, and total and effective stress constitutive model formulations to examine the modification of the amplitude, frequency content, and duration of ground motion during wave propagation in surficial soils.

Applicants require a Ph.D. in Civil/Earthquake Engineering, Geophysics or a related field.

Further information on research relevant to this position can be found here:

- https://sites.google.com/site/brendonabradley/research/seismic-site-char...

- https://sites.google.com/site/brendonabradley/research/seismic-response-...

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