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Three Announcements from the SCEC Community

Date: 11/13/2023

Dear SCEC Community,

See the following announcements:

  • Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor in Environmental Earth Science at Texas A&M University
  • US Bureau of Reclamation Seismologist/Geophysicist positions
  • PhD opportunity advertisement


On behalf of Benchun Duan, Texas A&M University

Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor in Environmental Earth Science at Texas A&M University

The Department of Geology and Geophysics in the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas A&M University is seeking applications for a full-time 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environmental Earth Science broadly defined. We welcome theoretical, laboratory, field, or combined approaches to address emerging societal challenges related to the environment. The successful applicant will lead a vibrant, cutting-edge research program that can leverage the existing strengths of the Department of Geology & Geophysics, while expanding our reach into national and international-scale initiatives. The anticipated starting date is Fall 2024. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an independent and externally funded research program and contribute to transformative teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate will also conduct service activities in the Department, College and University, national and international professional communities, and participate in outreach activities. Texas A&M University is a Hispanic-serving, land-, sea-, and space-grant university, located at the center of the Bryan/College Station metro area with a dynamic and international community of over 270,000 people. Information about the Department of Geology & Geophysics can be found at: http://geoweb.tamu.edu


Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Geology, Geophysics, or equivalent in a related research discipline.

Application Instructions

For full consideration, applications should be received by December 31, 2023. We will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Interested applicants must apply through the Texas A&M University faculty job board hosted by Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/133256 and upload the following:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Personal statement to include philosophy and plans for research, teaching, and service
  4. Contact information for at least 3 references to solicit letters of recommendations

Questions can be sent to the attention of Dr. Mark Everett (everett@geo.tamu.edu),

Department of Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M University, Search Committee Chair.

Fore more information and apply, please visit:




On behalf of Ian Pierce, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

US Bureau of Reclamation Seismologist/Geophysicist positions

Reclamation is seeking career professionals looking for an opportunity to capitalize on their expertise as a Geophysicist. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.  The listed positions are located at the Bureau’s Technical Services Center in Denver, Colorado.

GS-1313-11/12 Seismologist/Geophysicist (seismic hazard)

GS-1313-9/11/12 Geophysicist/Seismologist Pathways Recent Grad (seismic hazard)

  • Public - BOR-DO-24-PW-12182029-SN
  • Announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. ET, Nov 17, 2023.  
  • Open to current students who will graduate within 9 months, and those who have graduated within two years, of the closing of the announcement. 
  • MSc-level students nearing graduation can qualify.  

GS-1313-11/12 Engineering/Environmental Geophysicist

TSC Summer Intern Program 

  1. Application portal open through Jan 3, 2024. 
  2. https://www.usbr.gov/tsc/interns/interns.html 



On behalf of Kim B. Olsen, SDSU

PhD opportunity advertisement

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 2024 are available for research in earthquake physics, wave propagation and strong motion modeling, crustal deformation and tsunami modeling, seismotectonics, fault zone structure and dynamics, induced seismicity, hydrological modeling, computational seismology, and subsurface imaging. Competitive financial support package offered to successful applicants, who must meet doctoral admissions requirements of both universities. Apply by December 15, 2023. 

For application procedure and further information, see sci.sdsu.edu/geology/jdp/, or send inquiries to Professor Kim Olsen (kbolsen@sdsu.edu).



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