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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. All materials must be submitted online. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Appointment may begin as early as July 1, 2017. 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:

Job Opportunity at Aramco Services Company - Lab Tech Specialist (300309)


Canada Research Chair in Coastal Zone Processes
This Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) is one of a cluster of CRCs to broaden Dalhousie University’s strength in Ocean system science. The appointment is tenure stream and will be made at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Department of Earth Sciences. The priorities of the appointment are the excellence of the candidate and the ability to grow an externally-funded, world-class research program. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in the Earth Sciences, with the ability to develop and employ leading-edge geophysical or sedimentological methods to advance geoscientific understanding of the coastal zone in the broadest sense. The geophysicist shall have expertise in both the collection and interpretation of marine geophysical data. The sedimentologist shall have strengths in terrestrial or marine clastic or carbonate sedimentology and the proxy records included within them.
The CRC appointment is tenable for five years with the option to renew once. The appointment will be effective 1 July 2017 or as negotiated. The CRC is expected to engage in teaching within their specialties at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and supervise graduate and undergraduate research. At the end of the appointment, the candidate will be a regular faculty member. CRC Tier II candidates are exceptional emerging researchers acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field. Applicants should consult for eligibility criteria.
The complete application should include: CV, list of publications, a summary of research interests, a statement of teaching interests and experience, a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which can be found at, and the contact information for at least 5 referees with knowledge of your work and/or recognised expertise in your discipline. Letters of reference will be solicited by the Search Committee and should not be sent with the initial application. Assessment of applications will begin January 5, 2017, and continue until a suitable candidate is found.
The application should be sent to: Search Committee, c/o Ann Bannon, Department of Earth Sciences. Dalhousie University, PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2; tel. (902) 494 2358, fax (902) 494 6889, or e-mail: Ann.Bannon@Dal.Ca.
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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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