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Could you please help us send out the following job ad to the IRIS community? Thanks very much! -- Ying Zhou --------------------- *Faculty Position in Earth and Planetary Data Analytics at Virginia Tech* The Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the broad area of Earth and Planetary Data Analytics. We anticipate hiring an Assistant Professor; however, candidates at a higher rank may be considered. T… [more]
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The Department of Geoscience ( at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (<>) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in lithospheric and/or near-surface seismology at the Assistant Professor level. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to an inclusive environment, bring new perspectives on mentoring and educating students from diverse backgrounds, and propel novel approaches to research. W… [more]
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The Nevada Seismological Laboratory (NSL) at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) invites applications to fill an Assistant Professor position in earthquake seismology. This is a 9-month, full-time, tenure-track, continuing appointment with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022. NSL faculty have academic appointments with research, teaching, mentoring, and service obligations. We seek to hire an observational seismologist who specializes in research topics including, but not limited to: e… [more]
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Sierra Boyd
2021-09-28 22:42:42
Institution: UC Berkeley Seismology Lab Open Until: 2021-12-31 Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: September 28, 2021 There are 2 openings available and the listing will remain open until filled. Departmental Overview Berkeley Seismology Lab (BSL) operates a network of unmanned geophysical observatories throughout Northern California and Southern Oregon. These seismic or geodetic observatories send near real time data to our datacenters and are used for… [more]
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The Caltech Seismological Laboratory seeks a Staff Seismologist to lead the generation of real-time earthquake information products for the Southern California Seismic Network (SCSN). The Staff Seismologist will have the opportunity to work in a cutting edge, real-time environment to solve real seismological problems and potentially affect the lives of millions of people through efforts like Earthquake Early Warning (EEW). The successful candidate will have a great opportunity to improve their… [more]
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The School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment (SEOE) invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Physics of the Earth & Environment beginning August 16, 2022. We seek an individual who uses innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to geophysics to examine physical processes anywhere from the Earth’s deep interior to surface layers. Applicant’s research interests may address geophysical aspects of environmental and near-surface issues, engineering and petrophysic… [more]
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Institution: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Open Until: 2021-10-15 The Department of Earth Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) invites applications for a two-year term, full‐time, non‐tenure‐track position as a lecturer in Earth Sciences. The expected starting date is January 1, 2022. We seek a lecturer who is committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. An M.S. degree in geology or environmental science is requi… [more]
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Annette Tangye
2021-09-24 14:27:03
UNAVCO, Inc. is accepting applications for an Accounting and Audit Manager (Remote Work Options Available). Tracking Code: 221-532 UNAVCO, is a Boulder, Colorado based non-profit, university governed consortium that facilitates geoscience research and education using geodesy (studies on the size, shape, and other physical characteristics of the Earth). The Accounting / Audit Manager is a first-line supervisory level staff position responsible for assisting the Controller and/or Director of … [more]
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2021-09-23 21:40:21
Institution: The University of Texas at Austin Open Until: 2021-12-31 The Texas Seismological Network Monitoring and Research Program (TexNet) at the University of Texas at Austin is interested to hire a postdoctoral fellow for one year with possible extension to a second year. The postdoctoral fellow will conduct earthquake analysis research for the TexNet program. That includes: (a) analysis of the TexNet earthquake catalog, and relocation of seismicity using cross correlation methods. (b… [more]
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Sunyoung Park
2021-09-22 15:56:30
Institution: Department of the Geophysical Sciences, The University of Chicago Open Until: 2021-10-12 The Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago invites applications for the T.C. Chamberlin Postdoctoral Fellowship. We seek outstanding scientists who lead creative investigations into the nature and evolution of the Earth and/or other planetary bodies–including their physics, biology, chemistry, climate, and history–and who have a desire to participate in the broad i… [more]
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Emily Bowman
2021-09-22 14:59:27
Institution: Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University Open Until: 2021-12-23 The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University invites applicants for the Reginald A. Daly Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. The Department seeks candidates in the broad field of Earth and Planetary Sciences including but not limited to: geology, geochemistry, oceanography, Earth history, geobiology, hydrology, mineralogy, mineral physics, paleomagnetism, atmospheric dyna… [more]
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Institution: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Open Until: 2021-10-15 The Ocean Bottom Seismic Instrument Center (OBSIC) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) announces a competition for a Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowship. OBSIC’s mission is to support discovery of the earth’s internal structure and its dynamic processes using seafloor seismic measurements. (See The OBSIC Postdoctoral Fellowship, recognizing the importance of marine seismology and ocean… [more]
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Dear Colleagues, The NSF Division of Earth Sciences<> (EAR), in the Directorate of Geosciences (GEO), has announced a nationwide search for a Section Head of Disciplinary Programs. The Disciplinary Programs Section Head is the principal spokesperson for EAR's core science programs<>: Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry, Geomorphology and Land-use Dynamics, Geophysics, Hydrologic Sciences, Petrology and Ge… [more]
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The AFRL Nuclear Explosion Monitoring (NEM) Research program (at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque NM) has an early-to-mid-career Air Force civil service opening for a program leadership position in seismology and related fields (potentially including data science) for NEM research. The Air Force Research Lab is accepting applications until 1 October 2021 through the AF STEM Job Board posting at: AFRL’s NEM program provides basic… [more]
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2021-09-17 14:59:33
Institution: Lehigh University Open Until: 2021-11-01 Lehigh University invites applications for a tenure track position in earth and environmental sciences at the assistant professor level. We seek individuals who will establish an internationally recognized externally funded research program. We are especially interested in candidates working across disciplinary boundaries or in emerging areas of earth and environmental sciences and whose expertise contributes to department strengths. The d… [more]
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UW seismology is opening for a postdoctoral position supported by the Packard Foundation. The research will explore seismic signatures of surface processes, volcanic, and earthquakes in the greater Pacific Northwest using machine-learning approaches for event-based analysis and/or ambient-noise monitoring. The postdoctoral researcher will work in close collaboration with analysts and seismologists of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. The postdoctoral researcher will work in an open-science… [more]
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Volker Oye
2021-09-17 10:28:50
Institution: NORSAR Open Until: 2021-10-15 NORSAR has extensive experience in array seismology, microseismic monitoring and ray-tracing technology. We are seeking candidates for a permanent position in the research and development project team for seismology. This team delivers projects funded by clients such as the Research Council of Norway, EU, U.S. DOE and industry clients in addition to the mission on behalf of Norway on compliance to the nuclear test ban treaty. Embedded in these project… [more]
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Review of applications will begin December 1st, 2021, and the search will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated starting date is August 2022. Questions, information requests, and nominations should be addressed to Dr. Brett M. Carpenter, Chair of Structural Geology / Tectonics Search Committee, University of Oklahoma, Sarkeys Energy Center, 100 E. Boyd Street, Room 710, Norman, OK 73019 or<>. For more information about this position… [more]
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Hello all, The Montserrat Volcano Observatory is seeking a Software Engineer. If you are a talented Software Engineer and would like to ride out the pandemic in Montserrat; please check the advertisement below. Please pass this information along to anyone who might be interested, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions regarding this post. VACANCY NOTICE SCIENTIFIC SOFTWARE ENGINEER Applications are invited for a highly motivated Scientific Software Engineer to join… [more]
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Dear seismology community: We are introducing a new NSF CSSI project entitled SCOPED: Seismic COmputational Platform for Enabling Discovery. The four-year project will be centered at five institutions having opportunities for postdocs or students. image of team/project: UAF: Mines: UW: … [more]
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Husker, Allen L.
2021-09-09 19:51:43
The Southern California Seismic Network is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to research incorporating Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) into Earthquake Early Warning (EEW). DAS provides an opportunity to add pre-existing telecommunications fibers to areas of the Network with low station density (e.g., offshore California). We seek proof of concept by using onshore fiber to answer some key questions regarding feasibility, scalability, adaption of conventional EEW algorithms for DAS, and potential… [more]
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Blom, Philip Stephen
2021-09-09 18:07:20
Institution: Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) Open Until: 2021-09-30 Infrasound Staff Scientist The SeismoAcoustics (SA) Team in LANL’s Geophysics Group (EES-17) is looking for a creative and innovative candidate to join our team and contribute to our infrasound research. The SA team conducts seismic and acoustic research for global and national security including multiple aspects of explosion monitoring for nuclear non-proliferation as well as various scientific and civil applications. We… [more]
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Brandon Schmandt
2021-09-08 19:41:09
Institution: University of New Mexico Open Until: 2021-11-15 Applications are sought for a postdoctoral research fellow in seismology at the University of New Mexico. The researcher will focus on detection, location, and characterization of low magnitude intraplate seismicity at local to regional scales using compilations of temporary arrays. Key attributes for the ideal candidate are enthusiasm and computational skills for implementing automated processing of large volumes of heterogeneous se… [more]
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Marine Data Curation and Software development Columbia University’s Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory invites applications for a marine data analyst/marine scientist and software specialist to join our small highly collaborative team of scientists and programmers in support of the NSF-funded Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) Program. The R2R program provides data curation services for the US oceanographic community with a focus on the multi-disciplinary marine sensor data acquired routinely on r… [more]
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Sara Dougherty
2021-09-07 12:31:04
We have an immediate opening for a Seismologist at Karen Clark & Company (KCC) in Boston, MA. A brief description of our company and the position is provided below. For more information, visit our website at<>. About KCC: KCC is the fastest growing catastrophe risk modeling firm providing innovative risk management tools to global insurers and reinsurers. At KCC, we build leading edge applications, including RiskInsight, the first open los… [more]
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Patricia Gregg
2021-09-03 16:55:44
Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Open Until: 2021-10-15 The Department of Geology in the School of Earth, Society, and Environment ( at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the flagship campus of the University of Illinois System, seeks a scholar with expertise in the broad area of Seismology. Applications are invited from candidates whose research program will complement and expand existing departmental strengths in any of the foll… [more]
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David Coblentz
2021-09-01 18:30:45
Institution: Los Alamos National Lab Open Until: 2021-09-30 Deputy Group Leader, Geophysics Los Alamos National Laboratory What You Will Do Come and join the brightest minds at the most innovative R&D facility supporting our national security! The Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has an opening for a Deputy Group Leader (DGL) within the Geophysics (EES-17) Group. The DGL will work with the Group Leader of EES-17 and will be respon… [more]
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Glenn Spinelli
2021-09-01 16:22:31
Institution: New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Open Until: 2021-09-15 The Earth and Environmental Science Department at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT) invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in structural geology. We seek candidates with a strong track record of field-based research directed at the investigation of fundamental tectonic processes. Specific interests may include (but are not limited to) one or more of the following t… [more]
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