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Multiple Job Announcements

Date: 08/13/2018

Dear SCEC Community,

From time to time, we receive many announcement requests and it’s best to consolidate them to avoid cluttering your inbox. Below are the following announcements:

1. Tectonophysicist Faculty Position at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF)
2. Call for 2019 Visiting Professor/Post-doc position at ERI, the University of Tokyo
3. Seismology Faculty Position, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
4. Postdoc position at Stanford Geophysics Department
5. Research Geologist Vacancy at USGS Menlo Park:


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1. Tectonophysicist Faculty Position at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF):


Tectonophysicist - Tenure-Track

The Department of Geological Sciences at CSUF invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professorship in the broad field of tectonophysics beginning August 2019. We are seeking an Earth scientist who integrates field and geophysical techniques to investigate tectonic questions, demonstrates a strong commitment to teaching excellence and shows evidence of an existing or developing active, externally funded, student-centered, research program. A Ph.D. in Geological Sciences or related field is required at the time of appointment. We seek scholars who will teach introductory geophysics (bi-annually) and regularly participate in the teaching geologic field techniques, summer field camp, upper-division or graduate courses their area of specialization as well as general education courses. Preference will be given to candidates who can occasionally teach structural geology. The successful candidate will contribute to the diverse CSUF campus. To apply, please go to: https://apps.fullerton.edu/facultyrecruitment to view all job listings and select 10499BR to begin the application process.

2. Call for 2019 Visiting Professor/Post-doc position at ERI, the University of Tokyo:

This is a reminder for the Call for 2019 Visiting Professor/Post-doc position at ERI. The deadline is August 17 (Friday), 2018, one month from now.

Please visit http://www.eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp/kokusai/english/index.html for more details

The Earthquake Research Institute (ERI), the University of Tokyo, invites applications for Visiting Professor / Post-doctoral Fellow positions in the research fields of earthquakes, tsunamis, their engineering, volcanoes, and physics of the earth’s interior. The period of each position will be from four* to twelve months between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020. (* Three months is also possible, if candidates cannot leave their institutions for more than three months.)

Successful candidates are expected to carry out research at ERI as an employee of the University of Tokyo. Monthly salary, ancillary expenses including partial housing costs and commuting allowance will be paid following the rules of the University and ERI.

While priorities are given to the first-time visitors, we also consider second-time applications if he/she is willing to contribute to education by teaching a course or co-tutoring graduate students with our faculty members.

Candidates are requested to submit the following set of documents as attached files to e-mail (address: intl-office@eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp).
(1) CV with birth date and detailed account of academic activity
(2) List of academic publications (identify a few papers relevant to the proposal)
(3) Summary of research that the candidate has conducted (300-500 words)**
(4) Title of research and research proposal at ERI (300-500 words)
(5) Desired length of stay: from four to twelve months
(6) Desired host at ERI and correspondence (if any)
**Second-time applicants can also submit education proposals, lecture series etc.

For information on host researchers at ERI, visit http://www.eri.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/
Prior contact to an ERI faculty member is desirable, but not mandatory.

The deadline for this application is Friday, 17 August 2018.

3. Seismology Faculty Position, University of Hawai'i at Manoa:

The Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa seeks applications for a faculty position in Earth Sciences at the rank of Assistant Professor (or Associate Professor for an exceptional candidate).

Earthquake seismologists with expertise in studying or imaging the lithosphere, ideally with an emphasis on volcano structure or processes, that will complement existing strengths with the Department and the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology are encouraged to apply. Scientists with field-based observation programs are preferred.

The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a vigorous, synergistic, and externally funded research program and to participate extensively in the undergraduate and graduate instructional programs of the department. Candidates with a demonstrated record of teaching excellence, innovation, and breadth are preferred. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of the appointment. Applications must be submitted electronically via email (gt@soest.hawaii.edu) as a single PDF file that includes the following: (1) a letter of application; (2) a curriculum vitae with a list of publications and research funding; (3) a statement of teaching experience, interests and philosophy, and evidence of teaching excellence; (4) a statement of research interests, synergistic activities, and future research endeavors; and (5) contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019. The Department is especially interested in candidates who contribute to our diversity and excellence. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Information on the Department can be found at http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/. The complete vacancy announcement can be viewed at workatuh.hawaii.edu.

4. Postdoc position at Stanford Geophysics Department:

The Stanford Center for Induced and Triggered Seismicity (SCITS) has a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position available in the field of earthquake seismology. Candidates should have an interest and relevant skills to develop an improved understanding of the causes and consequences of induced and triggered seismicity. SCITS is an interdisciplinary industrial affiliates program at Stanford involving ten professors from four departments. More information about SCITS can be found at:https://SCITS.stanford.edu.

Appointments will be for one year, renewable for a second year by mutual agreement. Applications received by October 1, 2018 will receive fullest consideration. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a list of publications and names of three potential referees, by email to: Professor William Ellsworth (wellsworth@stanford.edu).

5. Research Geologist Vacancy at USGS Menlo Park:

The US Geological Survey is seeking applicants to fill a permanent GS13/14 position (with promotion potential to GS15) as a Research Geologist in the northern California Earthquake Geology Project in Menlo Park, CA.

This vacancy is aimed at recruiting a seasoned researcher with experience ranging from postdoc to senior career faculty/researcher/geologist. We desire to hire someone with outstanding communication skills, leadership experience or potential, and a demonstrated ability to maintain positive collaborations.

Specific duties include: 1) paleoseismic research to characterize the chronology of past earthquakes and/or slip rates on faults in the greater San Andreas fault system in northern California. 2) geological research to characterize crustal deformation in northern California and elsewhere. This may include studies of fault slip rates, characterization of location, extent and style of crustal deformation, and/or characterization of active historical and prehistoric deformation using geological geophysical and/or remote sensing techniques, 3) studies of Quaternary faulting in late Pleistocene and Holocene time, including use of methods in fault zone mapping, tectonic geomorphology, remote sensing and geochronology to develop understanding of plate boundary processes and their associated hazards, 4) communication of research results and interpretations to colleagues, scientists, stakeholders, non-scientists and the public. Present research results and technical materials to technical and non-technical audiences including both oral and written forms of communication via presentations at scientific or technical meetings, technical committee work, and communications to the media and public, and 5) Collaborate with scientists, stakeholders, and funding agencies to identify high-priority research, acquire resources required to execute the research and develop collaborative teams to address fundamental questions in natural hazards research.

To apply: Search posting SAC-2018-0312 on www.usajobs.gov

The application period ends September 10, 2018


The resumes of those who apply MUST include detailed information for current and past positions: job title, name of company/agency, month/yr to month/yr, (e.g., March 2012 – June 2013), number of hours worked per week, salary, supervisor’s name and # (can include statement, “can call/do not call/contact me before calling,”) and narrative (not bullet list) of duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Suggest a resume of at least two pages at the minimum with half a page devoted to each position. (There is a template at usajobs.gov to follow.) Please follow instructions – transcripts (unofficial is fine), SF-50s, etc., MUST be attached as required by the Vacancy Announcement. Also, please do not wait until the last day in case of computer issues, etc.


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