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Sedimentologist – University of British Columbia

The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) at the University of British Columbia invites outstanding applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Sedimentology at the level of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will integrate fieldwork with state of the art analytical and/or numerical methods to investigate sedimentological processes that have shaped Earth through time. S/he is expected to develop a strong, externally funded and internationally recognized research program, successfully supervise graduate students, effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and actively participate in departmental activities.

Applications should include a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vita, a summary of research interests including a one-page outline of a potential five-year research program, a statement of teaching philosophy, three recent publications (pdf format), and the names and contact details of three individuals from whom the search committee can request letters of reference. Submit your application online at posting #27706. Review of applications will start November 14, 2017 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018 or upon a date of mutual agreement. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

If you have questions, please contact the Search Committee Chair by email at the following address: Professor Lee Groat (email:

Assistant Professor (Sedimentology) – University of West Georgia

The Department of Geosciences at the University of West Georgia invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Sedimentology or Stratigraphy at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2018. A Ph.D. in Geology focusing on sedimentology, stratigraphy, basin analysis or a related field is required at time of employment. The successful applicant will be expected to teach introductory courses in geology as well as upper level courses in sedimentology, stratigraphy, and possibly additional undergraduate courses in their specialty. This applicant will also be expected to develop a vigorous research program that involves undergraduate students.

The University of West Georgia (UWG) is a comprehensive regional public university located an hour west of Atlanta in Carrollton, GA. Part of the University System of Georgia, UWG has a total enrollment of approximately 13,000 students and is growing annually. The Geosciences department consists of thirteen faculty and manages facilities including GIS teaching labs, the Center for Water Resources, and the West Georgia Microscopy Center. The department also houses research equipment including rock and fossil preparation equipment, petrographic microscopes, XRD, ICP-OES, and variable-pressure SEM-EDS instrumentation.

Applicants should submit a single PDF that includes a cover letter, CV, separate statements of teaching and research interests, transcripts, and contact information for a minimum of three references to Review of applications will begin on November 30th. The University of West Georgia is an Equal Opportunity Employer; applications from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged. Questions should be directed to Dr. Bradley Deline, Search Committee Chair:

UC Santa Barbara, Department of Earth Science
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
The Department of Earth Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sedimentology/Stratigraphy starting July 1, 2018. We are open to all areas of Sedimentology/Stratigraphy, preferring someone with an expertise in carbonates. The ideal candidate will employ a combination of field, laboratory, and numerical techniques and will complement departmental strengths in Sedimentology, Paleobiology, Geochemistry, and Tectonics.
The successful candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, to teach and advise graduate and undergraduate students, and to contribute to the Department and the wider university community. A Ph.D. or an equivalent degree is required at the time of appointment.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, their curriculum vitae, a description of teaching and research objectives and accomplishments, and the contact information for three referees who will provide letters. The application file should be submitted to
Application materials should be submitted by October 30, 2017 in order to receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. 

Post-doctoral research position in Speleothem Paleoclimatology
Duration: full-time, 18 months starting 1st October 2017
Gross monthly salary between 2100 and 2650 € according to experience
Minimum level of expertise required: PhD
Place of work: Saint-Girons, Ariège, S. France
Employer: CNRS
Focus: We offer a postdoctoral position focusing on paleoclimate proxies in carbonate speleothems. The successful candidate will join the research group working on paleoclimate natural archives in the frame of the interdisciplinary EU-funded Ectopyr Project at SETE.
Activities: The researcher will be in charge of establishing geochemical time-series, in particular from stable isotope proxies in speleothems sampled in several Pyrenean karstic caves, and will lead the analyses and interpretation of these series in terms of paleoclimate. He / she will be invited to take part in the meetings and collective discussions of the ECTOPYR project and to interact with the other components of the project as well as with the Spanish and Andorrans partners.
Qualifications and competences:
• PhD in Earth Science or geochemistry.
• Expertise in carbonate isotopic geochemistry applied to paleoclimate reconstructions, with a practice of related laboratory analytical techniques.
• Ability to work in an interdisciplinary context.
• An experience in speleothem studies and motivated interest for speleology and karstic caves would be highly appreciated.
To apply
Please send the following documents by e-mail to:
1) Curriculum Vitae (1-2 pages).
2) Detailed list of publications including DOI for each publication
3) Motivation letter for this position
4) Coordinates of at least one reference person: title, name, organization, e-mail. 
JOB TITLE: Computational Geoscientist (340868)
COMPANY: Aramco Services Company

Houston Research Center of Aramco Services Company is looking for a highly skilled computational geoscientist with seven to nine years of industry experience. The successful candidate will pursue research and maintain awareness of novel developments in numerical simulations related to constructing accurate geologic subsurface models to understand the geological structure, rock characteristics and the likely distribution of oil/gas/mineral-bearing strata. He or she will develop in-house numerical models from scratch using programming languages suited for scientific computing (C++/Python), as well as utilize existing scientific packages (e.g. Comsol) to build model prototypes. The research topics may include but are not limited to unconventional resources, hydrocarbon systems evaluation, source-rock analysis, reservoir quality, environments of deposition and reactive transport modeling.
We are looking for candidates that have extensive experience in writing custom software for numerical simulations using C++, Fortran or Python; have thorough knowledge of general techniques for solving partial differential equations. They must be well versed in the modeling applications for the oil and gas industry and be current in established industry practices and the views of industry/academic thought leaders in the field. Supplementary skills in the area of statistics and uncertainty analysis are desired; knowledge of methods for statistical inference from data is beneficial. Track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals strongly preferred. Finally, the candidate must possess good work habits, a strong work ethic, and be able to adhere to company work hours, policies, and standard business etiquette.

Visiting Assistant Professor Geology Position: COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
The College of Charleston Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences ( is accepting applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Geology. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Geosciences with research and teaching interests in geology. The department is seeking a field-oriented geoscientist who is able to teach introductory geology courses (including Earth History), and one or more of the following core courses: Structural Geology, Mineralogy/Petrology, Sedimentary Geology. We seek an individual who can strengthen our core research activities while diversifying the research opportunities offered to our students. Areas of interest include (but not restricted to): petroleum geology, forensic geology, applied geophysics, quaternary geology (climate orientated), mineralogy, mining geology, and engineering geology. The teaching load for faculty with an active research program is nine (9) contact hours per semester and the successful visiting faculty member will be encouraged to remain active in his/her research area. They will have opportunities to advise or co-advise student research. This is a one-academic-year (Aug. 15, 2017 - May 15, 2018) position, and the successful candidate will be allowed to apply for the tenure-track Assistant Professor position should it be advertised. A Ph.D. is required by August 15, 2017.

Qualified applicants should submit 1) cover letter, 2) a complete curriculum vitae, 3) a statement describing their teaching experience and philosophy, 4) a description of their research background and research plans at the College and 5) contact information for three professional referees who will submit reference letters electronically through the online application system ( until 3/25/2017. Projected start for the successful applicant is Fall semester 2017. Any questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Vijay Vulava (

Penn State Tenure Track Faculty - Sedimentary Geology
The Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Sedimentary Geology, broadly defined. We seek a colleague working to understand the chemical, physical or biological evolution of modern or ancient sedimentary systems. We are especially interested in applicants who integrate a combination of field, laboratory, and modeling techniques, and who complement our existing departmental strengths in geobiology, geochemistry, and geophysics.

Successful applicants will be expected to contribute to a diverse research and teaching community in the Department of Geosciences through the development of a vigorous, internationally recognized and externally funded research program, and through teaching courses in their discipline at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department of Geosciences is part of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, and houses research programs spanning a broad spectrum of Earth Science disciplines (further information is available at: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in geosciences or a related field at the time of appointment.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Appointment may begin as early as January 2, 2018. For further information or questions, please contact Mark Patzkowsky, Chair of the Search Committee at

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Company Name: Aramco Services Company
Job Title: Geological Consultant (Senior Geochemist)

Our Houston Research Center focuses on research and innovation in geology, geophysics, reservoir engineering, production technology, drilling, and sensors development to advance the discovery and recovery of oil and gas. Located in Houston’s Energy Corridor, the center neighbors the nation’s leading petroleum engineering universities, labs, manufacturers, and service companies.

The Aramco Research Center in Houston seeks a Senior Quantitative Geochemist to develop a research program in applied organic and inorganic geochemistry research with a strong emphasis on computational modeling linked to laboratory analyses and experimentation. The candidate will bring broad industry knowledge of organic and inorganic geochemistry applications ranging from nano- to basin scale, providing technical leadership for integrated research including diagenesis, hydrocarbon systems evaluation and source-rock analysis. The candidate will be expected to work with laboratory with support staff in the use of analytical equipment for organic geochemistry research and to collaborate with other researchers in the Aramco Global Research Centers. Geochemistry modeling research will benefit from a keen awareness of advanced analytical and experimental methods and connections to novel technology developments. The position offers an outstanding opportunity to establish and grow a geochemistry research program in a well-integrated, multi-disciplinary research environment. Applicants should apply online at:

Assistant Professor in Sedimentology/Stratigraphy
Dept. of Earth Sciences, College of Letters and Sciences, Montana State University
The Department of Earth Sciences at Montana State University ( invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Sedimentology/Stratigraphy. We seek an active teacher and researcher in the broad are of sedimentology who can contribute to our geoscience program inareas of sedimentary systems, basin analysis, or tectonostratigraphy. We seek someone who can contribute to interdisciplinary research initiatives, has demonstrated empirical and analytical skills, and is eager to build a nationally competitive research and teaching program that supports undergraduate/graduate education. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower division Earth System Science, undergraduate Sedimentology/Stratigraphy, and upper-division/graduate courses in their speciality area and contribute to doctoral training. The Department strives to maintain a rich and diverse faculty group, and women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.
For complete job announcement and application procedures, click on: Applications must be submitted electronically through this link, and should include: Cover Letter addressing each of the required and preferred qualifications, Curriculum Vitae, teaching statement and research statement. Screening of applications will begin on October 14, 2016; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established. The start date for this appointment is August 16, 2017.
San Jose State University, Tenure-Track in Paleontology
TheDepartment of Geology at San José State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Paleontology. A Ph.D. degree in the Earth Sciences is required. Postdoctoral experience is desirable, and a proven record of excellence in teaching or evidence of promise for excellence in teaching is expected. Research interests may include the interdisciplinary fields of paleobiology, paleoceanography, global change/paleoclimatology and carbonate sedimentology and should complement current departmental strengths in tectonics, petrology/geochemistry, geomorphology, sedimentology/stratigraphy, structural geology, and field geology. The successful candidate must have the interest and ability to teach Paleontology and an undergraduate Earth Systems course and develop undergraduate and graduate courses in his or her area of expertise. Teaching non-majors is also expected. Research involving masters and undergraduate students is required, and external funding must be sought.
Apply by Nov. 1, 2016 for full consideration. For more information please view the official job announcement at the SJSU website:
SJSU is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the core values of inclusion,civility,and respect for each individual.A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.

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