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Four Announcements from the SCEC Community

Date: 11/20/2023

Dear SCEC Community,

See the following announcements:

  • SZ4D Townhall at 2023 AGU Fall Meeting
  • Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Yeats Active Tectonics and Earthquake Geology - Oregon State University
  • California Geological Survey Job Posting - SIT I
  • Call for abstract submissions to paleoseismology session at 2024 SSA Annual Meeting


On behalf of Anaïs Férot, University of California Santa Cruz

SZ4D Townhall at 2023 AGU Fall Meeting

Join us for the SZ4D Townhall at AGU Fall Meeting on WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 13 | 18:30-19:30 local time | Moscone Center 2002-West

Mark your AGU calendar! Join us for the SZ4D Townhall at the AGU 2023 Fall Meeting on Wednesday evening, December 13th. Come and hear updates on the current status of the initiative, its activities, future proposals, and ways for you to actively engage. The townhall is open to all AGU participants and will provide an open forum for your questions and feedback. We are looking forward to seeing you in San Francisco!

  • SZ4D Overview and The Path Forward | Emily Brodsky (UC Santa Cruz, Chair of SZ4D Steering Committee)
  • SZ4D Array Design Status | Melodie French (Rice University, co-Chair of the Operational Planning Committee)
  • AndesNet - Red de Geocientistas Especializados en la Zona de Subducción Chilena | Cristian Farías (Universidad Católica de Temuco, member of the AndesNet Executive Committee)
  • GeoArray - Supporting the Collection of Interdisciplinary Data at Large Scale | Christine Regalla (Northern Arizona University, GeoArray)
  • SZ4Grads - Connecting Early Career Researchers in Subduction Zone Science | Aubrey LaPlante (Northern Arizona University, member of the SZ4Grads Executive Committee)

SZ4D at the AGU Fall Meeting is also:

  • Two mini-workshops on the Sunday before AGU - Registration closed. Contact SZ4D at contact@sz4d.org if you would like to attend
  • A networking event for SZ4Grads Early Career Researchers on Thursday Dec 14 - registration coming soon, stay tuned! 
  • Are you presenting at AGU? Share your subduction zone science with the Community!

Stay in the loop! Subscribe to the SZ4D Listserv today.



On behalf of Andrew J. Meigs, Oregon State University

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Yeats Active Tectonics and Earthquake Geology - Oregon State University

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applicants for a tenure-track (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) faculty position to fill the R. S. Yeats Endowed Professorship in Active Tectonics and Earthquake Geology. The Yeats Professorship generates funds on an annual basis to be used at the discretion of the appointee.

The ideal applicant integrates field-generated data with additional information, using analytical and/or computational techniques, to understand processes and patterns of crustal deformation over earthquake-cycle and longer timescales. Potential areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, continental deformation, subduction zones, paleoseismology and paleogeodesy, and fault-zone mechanics. Desirable candidates will conduct field-based interdisciplinary research that integrates geological and geophysical data with the aim of improving society’s understanding of and resilience to seismic hazards. Candidates for this position are required to have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in geology, earth sciences, or a related field, and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching.

The successful candidate will demonstrate capabilities and/or high potential for research and teaching excellence that will inspire the next generation of geoscience students and early career researchers. This includes 1) creatively contributing to teaching undergraduate courses in subjects such as structural geology, field geology, geomorphology, geophysics, and/or geological oceanography as well as graduate courses in specialty, 2) building an international reputation in research in Active Tectonics and Earthquake Geology and a strong externally funded research program, and 3) contributing to on-going college- and university-wide efforts to improve diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage applicants from all career stages and from historically underrepresented groups in higher education

Any hiring at the rank of Associate Professor/Professor with indefinite tenure will be subject to a successful out-of-cycle tenure review process:


If you have any questions, contact Search Committee Chair Peter Clark (Peter.Clark@oregonstate.edu).

See this link for application:




On behalf of DarylAnne Gomez, California Department of Conservation

California Geological Survey Job Posting - SIT I

With a team of scientists and other dedicated professionals, the Department of Conservation (DOC) administers a variety of programs vital to California's public safety, environment, and economy. The services DOC provides are designed to balance today's needs with tomorrow's obligations by fostering the wise use and conservation of energy, land, and mineral resources. 

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 11/20/2023

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at www.CalCareers.ca.gov. When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. 

You can apply online by visiting: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=402343



On behalf of Belle Philibosian, U.S. Geological Survey

Call for abstract submissions to paleoseismology session at 2024 SSA Annual Meeting

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract for the 2024 SSA Annual Meeting, where we will be organizing a session called “From Faults to Fjords: Earthquake Evidence in Terrestrial and Subaqueous Environments.”

We aim to bring together paleoseismologists from all over the world and across all environments for an inspiring session at the forefront of its discipline. You can find the full session description below.

Abstract submissions are due 10 January 2024 (11:59 PM, PST) or 30 November 2023 if you want to apply for travel support. More information is available via https://meetings.seismosoc.org/submit/.



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