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Multiple Announcements from SCEC Community Members

Date: 09/17/2021

Dear SCEC Community,

Please see below for the following announcements:

1. Postdoc Opportunity at UW-Madison
2. SSA Session Proposal Deadline - 23 September
3. Assistant Professor in structural geology/tectonics at the University of Oklahoma
4. Structural and Neotectonics Tenure Track Position, Geological Sciences Department, California State University San Bernardino
5. 12NCEE Call for Papers
6. Collaboration opportunities for SCOPED project (NSF CSSI)


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1. Postdoc Opportunity at UW-Madison:

I am advertising a fully funded 1.5 year postdoctoral research associate position working on fluid-rock-fault interactions in the shallow crust at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

The research associate will join an international and highly-interdisciplinary collaborative team on a NSF Frontier Research in Earth Science funded project to identify the feedbacks between microbial life and geological processes in the uppermost few kilometers of the crust. More specifically, the research associate at UW-Madison will employ a variety of field, microstructural, geochemical, and geochronological techniques to investigate the factors governing co- and inter-seismic variations in fault zone permeability and fluid flow, and their potential impacts on the localization of ancient, subsurface microbial communities. Targeted field areas include the Paradox Basin of Utah and the Rio Grande rift of New Mexico, although additional opportunities for field-based research may arise. The research associate will have full access to a wide range of state-of-the-art instrumentation and facilities at both UW-Madison and abroad.

A PhD in a relevant field is required at the time of appointment. Applicants should have strong communication skills as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations. A willingness to engage in highly interdisciplinary research with team members spanning a wide variety of sub-disciplines within geology, hydrology, and microbiology is particularly important. Relevant and desirable research experience includes combinations of field-based geology, microstructural analysis, isotope geochemistry, and geochronology. 
Additional funding beyond the initial 1.5 years may become available through future funding opportunities. The research associate would be encouraged to participate in the framing and construction of future research proposals.

Interested candidates should send an expression of interest and CV to Randy Williams (rtwilliams@wisc.edu). 

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW–Madison. We value the
contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background,
experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals. The University of Wisconsin–Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background — people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit https://diversity.wisc.edu/.

2. SSA Session Proposal Deadline - 23 September:

The Seismological Society of America welcomes session proposals for their 2022 Annual Meeting, held 19–23 April in Bellevue, Washington, just east of Seattle. SSA seeks session proposals from across the fields of geotechnical and earthquake engineering, earthquake science and seismology.

With Jackie Caplan-Auerbach and David Schmidt as our co-chairs, this meeting will provide an important opportunity for our community to reconnect and share the latest research and ideas.

The application deadline is 23 September 2021 at 5 p.m. Pacific.

Learn more and submit a session proposal on the SSA 2022 website.

For questions about proposing a technical session, please contact the Program Co-Chairs at program@seismosoc.org.

3. Assistant Professor in structural geology/tectonics at the University of Oklahoma:
Review of applications will begin December 1st, 2021, and the search will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated starting date is August 2022.
Questions, information requests, and nominations should be addressed to Dr. Brett M. Carpenter, Chair of Structural Geology / Tectonics Search Committee, University of Oklahoma, Sarkeys Energy Center, 100 E. Boyd Street, Room 710, Norman, OK 73019 or geosciences@ou.edu. For more information about this position and application, please go to: https://apply.interfolio.com/92921
The School of Geosciences at the University of Oklahoma (OU) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Structural Geology / Tectonics at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will contribute to and expand upon existing interdisciplinary strengths in the department via the study of the 3D architecture and evolution of Earth's surface/crust, associated deformation and deformation processes, and potential use-inspired research. The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in a related field at the time of appointment and exhibit strong research potential. The candidate is expected to establish an innovative, independent, and externally funded research program, build collaborations within and outside the School, and work with colleagues and students toward OU’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals. The candidate must have a demonstrated interest in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses and mentoring graduate students. Example courses include, but are not limited to, Tectonic Geomorphology, Faulted & Fractured Reservoirs and Subsurface Fluid Storage, Advanced Structural Geology, Geodynamics, and Tectonics & Climate. Salary and start-up funds will be commensurate with experience.
We are looking for a broad-minded colleague whose skills and interests will complement and build upon existing areas of research within the department. The research area is open but can include topics such as field-based studies, landscape evolution and tectonic geomorphology, geologic hazards, the structure and long-term stability of subsurface reservoirs, and tectonics and the carbon cycle. The School of Geosciences, part of the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy, has a large, vibrant faculty with a broad range of research activities in energy geosciences, paleoclimate and environmental geology, geochemistry, seismicity and earth structure, among others. Current departmental emphases include induced seismicity, fluid-mineral-organic matter interactions, and subsurface reservoir characterization and monitoring. The position supports college initiatives and research priorities in energy geosciences, seismicity, and water. The position also integrates into university-wide major research initiatives in energy, environmental sustainability, and computer/data science.
Information about School of Geoscience research and teaching facilities can be found at http://www.ou.edu/mcee/geosciences/Research. Additional resources include the Samuel Roberts Noble Microscopy Center, Bartell Field Camp, Kessler Field Station, and the OU Super Computing Center for Education and Research.
The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by embracing each person’s unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma recognizes that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. This enhances the OU experience for all students, faculty, and staff and for the communities we engage.
The University of Oklahoma is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic, and healthcare needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. In Fall 2019, approximately 23% of OU’s freshmen were first-generation college students, 33% of all students belonged to a minority race/ethnicity group, and 6% were international.
Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit https://www.ou.edu/facultyrecruitment for more information.
The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in a related field at the time of appointment and exhibit strong research potential. Further, the candidate must have a demonstrated interest in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, mentoring graduate students, and a dedication to the diversity, equity, and inclusion goals of the University of Oklahoma.
Application Instructions
Applications should be submitted online via ByCommittee at: https://apply.interfolio.com/92921
Review of applications will begin December 1st, 2021, and the search will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated starting date is August 2022.
Applicants are requested to submit the following documents (1-3 pages each): 1) a cover letter describing your interests in, and qualifications for, the position; 2) your current CV including contact information for three references; 3) a teaching statement briefly describing your past instructional and mentorship experiences, your pedagogical philosophy, your plans/goals for both teaching at OU (including existing and proposed courses) and advising a diverse cohort of undergraduate and graduate students; 4) a diversity statement describing your knowledge of and/or experience addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in the geosciences and an outline of plans for contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts through research, teaching, and service; 5) a research statement describing your research focus, methods, and future trajectory.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

4. Structural and Neotectonics Tenure Track Position, Geological Sciences Department, California State University San Bernardino:
The Department of Geological Sciences at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) invites applications for a tenure-track position in structural geology and/or neotectonics at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2022. Applicants must have a strong commitment to teaching and a willingness to direct undergraduate and graduate students in research. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in structural geology and field mapping. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses, structural geology, neotectonics, introduction to geological mapping, advanced field geology, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in the applicant's specialty. This faculty member reports to the Chair of Geological Sciences and is a full-time faculty member appointment.
Minimum Qualifications: a Ph.D in Geological Sciences or a related field is required by time of appointment on August 1, 2022.
If interested, apply at: https://careers.csusb.edu/en-us/job/504568/structural-and- neotectonics-tenure-track-position-geological-sciences-department. Salary is commensurate with experience. Application review begins November 1, 2021 until the position is filled.
The Department has five full-time faculty members and offers B.A., B.S., and M.S. degrees; see details at: https://www.csusb.edu/geology. CSUSB exists in a geologically rich and diverse region of North America; specifically, our Department is located 0.5 km from the San Andreas Fault - the Pacific Plate Boundary.
CSUSB is in San Bernardino, 60 miles east of Los Angeles. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students, and graduates about 5,000 students annually. CSUSB has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California.

5. 12NCEE Call for Papers:
The 12th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (12NCEE) Call for Papers is now open! Special session proposals are due September 24, and papers are due October 15. Please note that there will be no preliminary abstract submission and review for papers—the first and only submission will be a 4-page paper manuscript.

NCEE is a milestone conference hosted by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) every four years. 12NCEE will convene from June 27-July 1 2022 in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. The conference will bring together professionals from a broad range of earthquake-relevant disciplines, providing an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to share the latest knowledge and techniques to better understand and mitigate the damaging effects of earthquakes and tsunamis. Timely and relevant lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic are also expected. A limited number of registration grants will be available for students, early-career academics, and early-career professionals. For more information, visit https://12ncee.org or contact ncee@eeri.org.

6. Collaboration opportunities for SCOPED project (NSF CSSI):
Dear SCEC community:

We are introducing a new NSF CSSI project entitled SCOPED: Seismic COmputational Platform for Enabling Discovery. The four-year project will be centered at five institutions having opportunities for postdocs or students. 

image of team/project:

UAF: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=2104052
Mines: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=2103621 
UW: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=2103701 
CU: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=2103741 
UT: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=2103494 

The SCOPED project goal is to establish a novel hybrid cloud+HPC computational platform for use by the broader scientific community that combines large-scale processing and modeling of seismic data with a suite of open-source seismic codes.

We are asking anyone who might be interested in applying for a postdoc or participating in the project to answer a few questions in the following survey:

We are asking to receive survey responses by Monday, September 27th. Thank you for your time.

Carl Tape, University of Alaska
Ebru Bozdag, Colorado School of Mines
Marine Denolle, University of Washington
Felix Waldhauser, Columbia University
Ian Wang, Texas Advanced Computing Center (University of Texas)