We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work with a diverse team of geoscientists, geoengineers, and social scientists on a 2-year project aimed at identifying, empowering, and rewarding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) champions within the geosciences by aligning hiring, promotion, award, and other evaluation systems with institutional and community goals to promote diversity and inclusion within the Geosciences. The postdoc will work with the proposal team to survey geoscience programs nationally and interview faculty in focus departments to establish how faculty are currently evaluated in geoscience departments, then determine how DEI efforts fit within evaluation, tenure, promotion, and award frameworks.
· Assist the project team in collecting demographic data from geoscience departments
· Work with the proposal team to develop and implement a national survey of geoscience faculty
· Interview faculty in focus geoscience departments to establish how faculty are currently evaluated
· Work collaboratively with a social science PhD student to analyze both quantitative and qualitative data to assess faculty attitudes on the value of DEI work and identify barriers to engaging in and rewarding DEI efforts.
· Collaborate with the proposal team and expert DEI consultants to develop example evaluation and reward structures that explicitly value DEI work, and can be adopted/adapted by other geoscience departments.
· Prepare reports, lead publications, and present the work at national conferences.
This is a two-year postdoc, funded 75% by an NSF grant, with additional funding provided by endowed funds. We expect the postdoc to spend 0.75 FTE working on this project, with the remaining 0.25 FTE available to pursue other research interests. Compensation consists of $50,000 salary/year and health insurance coverage, as well as paid time off and other benefits, including access to National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity professional development programs. We are open to flexible work arrangements, including a possible remote postdoc.
· Earned PhD by January 2021
· Demonstrated knowledge about the challenges and assets specific to faculty and students with diverse identities, backgrounds, and/or cultures in STEM.
· Strong writing, organization, facilitation, and interpersonal communication skills
· Demonstrated ability to work under minimal supervision and as part of a team
· PhD in Geosciences or a related field, e.g. geology, geophysics, environmental science, planetary science, atmospheric science, oceanography, geography, soil science.
· Demonstrated commitment to addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in STEM
· Experience with Qualtrics or other survey platforms
· Experience analyzing both qualitative and quantitative data.
· Experience writing peer reviewed publications within an interdisciplinary team
The University of Oklahoma, located 20 miles south of Oklahoma City in Norman, is the Carnegie- ranked Very High Research Activity [R1] flagship university in the state. Oklahoma is home to 39 tribal nations, each of which has a distinctive culture, history, and government. We acknowledge that the history of the university and the state represents settler colonialism and remains in tension with what we now understand about the lands that were proclaimed “unassigned” and opened for white settlement in 1889. In line with our commitments to diversity, inclusion, access and equity we strongly encourage applications from candidates who are members of underrepresented or marginalized communities.
To apply, please email a letter of interest describing your knowledge of and commitment to addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in the Geosciences, your additional research interests, and qualifications for the position; 2) your current CV; and 3) contact information for three potential references. Please direct questions and application materials to project PI Dr. Megan Elwood Madden (firstname.lastname@example.org). The first review date is October 2, 2019.
The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by embracing each person’s unique contributions, background and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma recognizes that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. This enhances the OU experience for all students, faculty and staff and for the communities we engage. The University of Oklahoma in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic info
The Utah Geological Survey is looking for an experienced petroleum geologist to join the Energy and Minerals team in Salt Lake City, Utah. This is your chance to practice geology in one of the most stunning states in the U.S. Responsibilities will include the assessment of Utah's hydrocarbon resources, initiation of research that will better define these resources, liaise with petroleum operators, and become an expert in Utah geology with the ability to lead field trips and teach workshops. The Utah Geological Survey provides an unmatched opportunity to practice "real" geology and also enjoy a work-life balance that affords ample time for family and outdoor activities. Enjoy a flexible schedule, generous benefits, telecommute options, and quick access to Utah's mountains and red rock country, and work with a group of geologists that are passionate about promoting Utah's geology.
• Initiate research on Utah's petroleum resources, with possible projects related to carbon sequestration and produced water management
• Seek external funding for petroleum research
• Liaise with Utah petroleum operators, other state and federal agencies, and academia
• Conduct petroleum geology research in the laboratory and in the field (e.g., resource assessments, prospect analysis), publish and present results
• Help manage the Utah Core Research Center and promote the use and expansion of its collection
• Curate historic geologic data and devise plans to make this information easily available to researchers
• Develop and lead Utah-based field trips and workshops for industry, academia, and the general public
• Answer inquiries from industry, government, and the general public about Utah's petroleum resources
• Become a leader of the Petroleum Section within UGS
The ideal candidate:
• B.S. degree in Geology (or closely related field), advanced degree preferred
• 5-10 years experience in the petroleum industry or equivalent petroleum-related research experience (position could be underfilled at Project Geologist if candidate has less experience)
• First-hand knowledge of the petroleum resources in Utah
• The ability to seek external funding, perform independent research, and write professional papers
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to give professional presentations, lead field trips, and teach workshops
• Comfortable in a leadership/management role
• Self-starter and independent researcher, but still enjoys working as part of the team
• Possesses the computer skills necessary for a geology-based research position (MS office, Adobe, ArcGIS, Petra or equivalent software, etc.)
• Experienced with field and core-based research projects (geologic mapping skills, ability to measure stratigraphic sections, core description skills, knowledge of petrophysics, etc.)
• Skills and knowledge that adds to and compliments current UGS expertise (e.g., structural geology, machine learning, basin analysis, petrophysics, geochemistry, etc.)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Now accepting applications for 2021
OXFORD, Ohio (Sept. 1, 2020) – Miami University’s Project Dragonfly is accepting applications for 2021 Earth Expeditions graduate courses that offer extraordinary experiences in 16 countries throughout the world. http://EarthExpeditions.MiamiOH.edu
Earth Expeditions can build toward the Global Field Program (GFP), a master's degree that combines summer field courses worldwide with web learning communities so that students can complete the GFP master's part-time from anywhere in the United States or abroad. http://GFP.MiamiOH.edu
Project Dragonfly also offers the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) master's degree that combines web instruction from Miami University with experiential learning and field study through several AIP Master Institutions in the U.S. Applications for Miami's 2021 cohorts are being accepted now with place-based experiences provided at zoos and botanical gardens in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Jacksonville, New York, San Diego, Seattle, and St. Louis. http://AIP.MiamiOH.edu
Graduate tuition for all programs is greatly reduced because of support from Miami University.
COVID-19 Info and Curricular Innovation: https://projectdragonfly.miamioh.edu/covid-19-info/
Please consider applying for our open Postdoctoral position, and/or sharing the opportunity below with any other prospective candidates. – Samantha Siedlecki
The coastal biogeochemical dynamics lab in the Department of the Marine Sciences located on the Avery Point campus at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The successful candidate will advance our understanding of the predictability of oxygen and temperature globally as a participant in a NOAA-funded project about forecasting metabolic indices in the global ocean on decadal timescales. Our project objective is to examine the predictability of fisheries-relevant environmental variables beyond sea surface temperature and chlorophyll, such as oxygen and related metabolic metrics, as well as potential limitations on fisheries that this metabolic index projects in Earth system models (ESMs).
This position will provide an opportunity to advance the understanding of the controls over regionally predictability of biogeochemical fields, and explore decadal prediction capabilities of ESMs as well as their application to fisheries management. The position will also enable the postdoctoral scholar the opportunity to collaborate with the NOAA MAPP Task force associated with the project funding as well as two other closely related projects led by Matt Long and Colleen Petrik pertaining to modeling feedbacks between fish and biogeochemistry in ESMs.
The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of ocean biogeochemical cycling including carbon, oxygen and nutrient cycles in the context of large-scale ocean circulation, expertise in programming and large data set analysis, and model evaluation. Preference will be given to candidates with experience with large biogeochemical observational data sets like ARGO. The position will be located at the regional campus at Avery Point working predominately with the laboratory of Samantha Siedlecki, with opportunities to travel to NCAR in Boulder, Colorado to work with Matt Long, a co-PI on the project. Information about the Coastal Biogeochemical Dynamics Lab here: https://samanthasiedlecki.wixsite.com/coastalbiogeodynlab.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Analyze model output and evaluate model performance using existing observational data;
Quantify regional predictability of model fields on decadal timescales
Publish research in peer-reviewed journals and present results at national and international conferences.
Doctoral degree in Oceanography, or a closely related field
Technical training or practical experience in programming (Python, Matlab or similar)
Understanding of ocean biogeochemical cycling including carbon, oxygen and nutrient cycles in the context of large-scale ocean circulation
Experience with biogeochemical model analysis and evaluation or large observational data set equivalent
Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Publications related to the minimum qualifications
Ability to pursue research independently
Experience with large biogeochemical observational data sets like oxygen from ARGO
Demonstrated experience mentoring graduate or undergraduate students
Ability to travel to NCAR
The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal. Salary and benefits are competitive.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #494717. Please upload a current resume, one-page cover letter including a statement of research interests and your qualifications for the position, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on October 9, 2020.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from
The USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center is hiring Oceanographers.
The positions are with the Coastal and Estuarine Dynamics Operations group and will offer a complete experience of field work, data collection, data processing, and reporting from studies in marine, coastal, estuarine, and marsh/wetland environments. Successful candidates will get to work closely with leading researchers in the field, and collaborate in designing and implementing field studies and data processing methods. There will be opportunities to develop new equipment and instrumentation to fulfill research goals. The work will present a variety of interesting and rewarding challenges in the field, office, and shop.
For more information and to apply by 9/28 visit the job posting on USAJOBS: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/578903800.
Visit the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center employment opportunities page for other opportunities: https://www.usgs.gov/centers/whcmsc/science/woods-hole-coastal-and-marine-science-center-employment-opportunities?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects.
Staff Associate I
The Staff Associate I will join the Data Library team at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) to support, maintain, develop and use the Data Library to accomplish the objectives of IRI projects and the mission of the institution.
General responsibilities include the acquisition, development, and maintenance of climate-related datasets and associated metadata to be served through the IRI Data Library. This includes working with IRI research scientists and providing assistance with datasets and climate forecast model output and using analytical skills for the production of climate-related analyses to meet project objectives, typically using the Data Library programming language (Ingrid, based on postscript). The candidate will also work collaboratively with project scientists and international and domestic partners from a variety of disciplines, such as health, food security, agriculture, and natural hazards, to adapt and develop specialized “Maproom” data analyses and online products and tools based upon Data Library functionality.
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