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Four announcements from the SCEC Community

Date: 10/03/2022

Dear SCEC Community,

Please see below for the following announcements:

Abstract submission now open for rescheduled 11th ACES workshop
COSMOS Ground-Motion Simulation Working Group Workshop #2
SDSU/UCSD Joint Program now accepting applications
Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) Faculty Position in Geology at UCLA


On behalf of Charles Williams, GNS Science

Abstract submission now open for rescheduled 11th ACES workshop

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN: Rescheduled 11th ACES International Workshop
Note:  Change of date to 28 February - 3 March, 2023!

Blenheim, South Island, New Zealand
Workshop: 28 February - 3 March, 2023
Kaikoura earthquake field trip: Saturday, 4 March, 2023

Workshop topics:

  • Earthquake nucleation and rupture dynamics
  • Subduction megathrust processes
  • Tsunami processes and hazard
  • Next-generation approaches to seismic hazard
  • Earthquake cycle processes and rheology

Abstract submission deadline: Midnight, 2 December (NZDT), 2023
Registration deadline: Midnight, 11 January (NZDT), 2023
Online registration will open in early December, with an expected registration fee of $200 NZD for students and $350 NZD for other attendees. The fee for the 1-day Kaikoura field trip following the workshop should be under $100 NZD.

Note:  If you already submitted an abstract for the original meeting dates, you will need to submit a new abstract for the new dates!

See the meeting website for the abstract template and submission instructions: https://www.gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Events/11th-ACES

Local organising committee: Charles Williams (GNS Science), Laura Wallace (GNS Science/University of Texas), Andrew Howell (University of Canterbury/GNS Science), Chris Rollins (GNS Science)

The ACES (APEC Cooperation for Earthquake Science) is a multi-lateral grand challenge science research cooperation of APEC (http://aces-apec.org.cn).


On behalf of Brad Aagaard, USGS

COSMOS Ground-Motion Simulation Working Group Workshop #2

Dear Colleagues,

Following the first COSMOS workshop in June 2022 on archiving and disseminating simulated ground motions, the COSMOS Ground Motion Simulation Working Group is planning a second online workshop on validation of simulated ground motions on 20 October 2022.

You can find the tentative agenda at:


Please register at https://forms.gle/K3QLwtvqRZdpQtUQ9

We look forward to your participation.


On behalf of Kim Olsen, SDSU

SDSU/UCSD Joint Program now accepting applications

San Diego State University and University of California San Diego are accepting applications for the Joint Doctoral Program in Geophysics. The SDSU/UCSD Joint Program (http://sci.sdsu.edu/geology/jdp/opportunity/) provides full access to the Geophysics curriculum of UCSD’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography, with additional specialized courses and research opportunities offered by SDSU faculty. Assistantships for Fall 2023 are available for research in earthquake physics, wave propagation and strong motion, fault zone structure and dynamics, induced seismicity, subsurface imaging, and computational seismology. A competitive financial support package is offered to successful applicants, who must meet doctoral admissions requirements of both universities. Apply by December 15, 2022. For application procedure and further information, see sci.sdsu.edu/geology/jdp/, or send inquiries to Professor Kim Olsen (kbolsen@sdsu.edu).


On behalf of Seulgi Moon, UCLA

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) Faculty Position in Geology at UCLA
The UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences (EPSS) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank. We encourage applicants from all sub-disciplines of geology, geophysics, and planetary sciences to apply. Applications from individuals with expertise in tectonics/structural geology, rock/ice mechanics and rheology, glaciology, early Earth history, or other areas that complement the existing strengths at UCLA will be especially welcome. We encourage applications from those with experience in field- based research/teaching, and community/collegial service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence and equity, diversity, and inclusion. Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in geology or a related field by the date of hire.

EPSS faculty conduct research in geology, geobiology, geochemistry, planetary science, geophysics, paleobiology, and space physics. The Department has a strong tradition of integrative research that transcends traditional discipline boundaries. The ability of applicants to contribute to this multidisciplinary ethos, including research primarily focused on Earth, will be a consideration in evaluation, in addition to their commitment to enhancing the diversity of EPSS faculty and students.

To apply, candidates must submit (a) a cover letter, (b) CV, (c) statement of research, (d) statement of teaching, (e) statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, (f) writing samples, (g) the names of three to five individuals who are familiar with your work and can serve as references, and (h) the reference check authorization release form.

Applications will be accepted via the UC Recruit website at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07865 beginning September 30, 2022, and reviews of submitted applications will commence on October 31, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The target start date is July 1, 2023.


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