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Multiple Announcements: Call for AGU Session Proposals, PhD and Job Openings

Date: 04/14/2021

Dear SCEC Community,

Please see below for the following announcements:

1. Call for AGU Session Proposals
2. PhD openings at University of Wisconsin-Madison
3. Preceptor in Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University


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1. Call for AGU Session Proposals:

Dear Colleagues,

Please consider submitting a Session Proposal to Tectonophysics for the 2021 AGU Fall Meeting, which will be held this year in New Orleans, LA from 13-17 December.

At this time, AGU is planning the 2021 Fall Meeting as a "hybrid" meeting, aimed to optimize both in-person and worldwide virtual participation and to present a best-in class experience for all attendees.

The deadline for submitting Session Proposals is 14th April @ 23:59 EDT.
The scientific program is community driven, and your participation is what makes such a broad and comprehensive range of session topics possible. More information for submitting sessions can be found here:

Session Submission Guidelines:
• To submit a Session Proposal to Tectonophysics, go to the page https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm21/meetingapp.cgi. Alternatively, go to the page https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm21/prelim.cgi, Click on “Submit General Scientific Sessions”, then Tectonophysics, and then “Submit a Session to Tectonophysics”.
• Note that in addition to the standard Oral and Poster Sessions, there are a range of session formats to consider, including:
▪ Panel Format,
▪ Short Talks,
▪ eLightning,
▪ Poster-Only Sessions
• A list of currently proposed sessions can be viewed here https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm21/prelim.cgi/Program/3135 or previous sessions in 2020 https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm20/meetingapp.cgi/Home/0 or 2019 https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm19/meetingapp.cgi/Home/0.
• and additional tips and tricks for proposal submission can be found here: https://www.agu.org/Fall-Meeting/Pages/Present/Proposals/Submission-Inst...
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans or online!

2. PhD openings at University of Wisconsin-Madison:

The Geological Engineering program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a PhD candidate to join the Geomechanics and Damage Group (GeoD).

The successful candidate will participate in several projects relating to microcrack and damage evolution; work will be directly applicable to the areas of enhanced geothermal systems, oil and gas, mining, underground construction, and tunneling. The successful candidate for this position will be part of an interdisciplinary team that is involved with developing physical properties prediction methodologies for the purpose of reducing risk and uncertainty in underground operations in deep environments. Opportunities will be available for the successful candidates to contribute to a number of tasks in experimental, numerical, and data science disciplines.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Interested candidates please send (1) a brief cover letter, (2) a CV, and (3) contact information for 3 references in a single PDF to Prof. Jesse Hampton (jesse.hampton@wisc.edu).

• BS in engineering, physics, material science, or a related field at the time of hire
• Excellent independent problem-solving skills
• Excellent writing skills

• MS in engineering, physics, material science, or a related field at the time of hire
• Experimental experience with high-pressure high-temperature laboratory equipment
• Demonstrated publication record
• Experience in data science and machine learning
• Field or industry experience in geothermal energy, oil and gas, mining, or other related laboratory settings

2. Preceptor in Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University:

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Harvard University
Preceptor in Earth and Planetary Sciences

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS) at Harvard seeks applications for the position of Preceptor. The Preceptor will assist broadly with curricular activities, notably working with faculty to organize and implement lab and section content across the spectrum of earth sciences; teaching and guiding undergraduate thesis writers through the senior thesis writing process; identifying and training teaching fellows and teaching assistants (TFs and TAs); organizing and supporting instructional field activities/trips; reviewing lab equipment needs and overseeing purchasing and maintenance of core laboratory equipment; serving as the liaison with Research Computing and HUIT to ensure that the instructional computing facilities are properly maintained and providing the proper support for the department’s classes and educational needs; providing support for course web sites (Canvas) and other computer and media support; and preparing laboratory assignments, manuals, and other handouts. Working closely with EPS faculty, he or she will act as primary liaison between instructional staff and the teaching laboratories, as well as with the Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, to provide training for TFs and TAs. Preceptors also have occasional opportunities to teach labs and sections for EPS courses and may serve as the lead instructor for courses offered through the Harvard Extension School and Harvard Summer School, depending on qualifications. The duties of the Preceptor are carried out in close collaboration with faculty, graduate teaching fellows, and the academic administrator.

Applicants must have a strong science background in a geoscience or related discipline; some experience with educational field work or willingness to gain such experience also is preferred. A graduate degree is required (Ph.D. preferred) along with evidence of successful prior teaching and administrative experience. Superior organizational and interpersonal skills, responsibility, initiative, and judgment, plus the ability to work well on a team, are the desired qualities for the successful candidate.

Commitment to undergraduate education is a fundamental ethos within the EPS program at Harvard, and the candidate would be expected to share a similar pedagogical enthusiasm and demonstrate excellence in instructional communication. The EPS department values diversity, inclusion, and belonging of all students, faculty, and staff, and the preceptor is expected to share and promote these values through inclusive and accessible teaching and mentoring practices. Salary will be highly competitive and commensurate with experience. The position is renewable on a yearly basis for up to eight years, contingent upon performance and curricular needs. Candidates should submit an application form with supporting material electronically through https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10225. The supporting material for an application must contain the following:

* A cover letter that discusses how this position would fit into the applicant’s career trajectory.
* Curriculum Vitae.
* A statement of teaching experiences and philosophy.
* Names and contact information of three references. At least one letter must discuss the applicant's experience with teaching, administration skills, and other educational work. (Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted.)

Review of applications will begin on May 10, 2021; preferences will be given to applications received by this date. For questions about the position or application procedure, contact Campbell Halligan (Academic Programs Manager, campbellhalligan@fas.harvard.edu, 617-384-9760) or Emily Bowman (Academic Coordinator, ebowman@fas.harvard.edu, 617- 496-8436).

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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