Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Assistant Professor - Earth-Life Interactions (UC Davis)

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Davis seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the broad area of Earth-Life Interactions. We seek creative scientists who study the interactions between life and surface environments on any spatial and temporal scale using novel laboratory, field, and/or computational approaches. We encourage applications from a diverse range of disciplines including, but not restricted to, biogeochemistry, geobiology, and paleoclimatology. We are particularly interested in applicants who will expand our current research programs and have the potential to build new connections both within the department and across campus, such as with other departments in the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, College of Biological Sciences, or the UC Davis Genomics Center.

Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor rank. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in geoscience or a related field by the time of appointment. The appointee is expected to develop and maintain a vigorous externally funded research program and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Supervision of graduate students and departmental, university, and service to the discipline are expected.

The department's current research programs and experimental, analytical and computational facilities are described at http://geology.ucdavis.edu/facilities/.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, publication list, statements of research plans, teaching interests, and contributions to diversity, and contact information of four references by June 15, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Guidance for diversity statements may be found http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/diversity/equity_inclusion.

Applications should be submitted online via the job listing #JPF01496 at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01496. Inquiries may be addressed to the Search Committee Chair at eps-search@ucdavis.edu<mailto:eps-search@ucdavis.edu>.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Assistant Professor in Carbonate Sedimentology- Trinity College Dublin

This Assistant Professor appointment will be in the broad field of Carbonate Sedimentology. The appointee will contribute to undergraduate teaching, research and student supervision in the School. The successful candidate will develop an active externally funded programme of research linked to Earth and Environment an interdisciplinary research theme in the School. The Discipline of Geology at Trinity College Dublin is committed to education that emphasizes the importance of field-based investigation and observational skills. The successful candidate will demonstrate their experience in both teaching and conducting field-based sedimentology, together with laboratory-based microscopic description of sedimentary rocks.

Informal enquiries about this post should be made to Candidates wishing to discuss  the lectureship post informally and in confidence should email Professor Fraser Mitchell, Head of School: fmitchll@tcd.ie and Professor Patrick Wyse Jackson, Head of Geology: wysjcknp@tcd.ie

More information can be found here: https://www.tcd.ie/Geology/assets/pdf/Assistant%20Professorship%20in%20Sedimentology.pdf

Applications due: Tuesday May 23rd at Noon Irish Standard Time

2017 International Workshop on Konservat-Lagerstätten; July 15-16, 2017 in Cork (Ireland)

Join us at the 2017 International Workshop on Konservat-Lagerstatten from July 15-16 2017 in Cork (Ireland). This workshop will explore frontier research on fossil deposits preserving soft tissues of animals and plants and includes an exciting line-up of invited speakers. We welcome contributions on any aspect of the palaeobiology, taphonomy, and sedimentological context of Konservat-Lagerstatten. For more information see http://lagerstaetten.ucc.ie/
Abstract submission closes on 31st May 2017.
For More information contact: Dr Maria McNamara

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

PhD Opportunity in paleoecology (NDSU)

A PhD research fellowship is available for a motivated researcher in paleoecology, paleontology, and evolution from the Department of Geosciences at NDSU. The successful applicant will be investigating marine invertebrates and paleoecology prior to the End-Triassic mass extinction at multiple latitudes, using sedimentology, microfossils, and paleoecological techniques. This funded project also involves the development of mentorship skills for other students and a significant field component.

Five years of funding are currently available, and students with a previous or soon-to-be-completed MS degrees in the fields of geology, earth sciences, ecology, or biological sciences are preferred, although the degree is not required if the applicant has some previous lab research experience. Degree will be offered through the Environmental Conservation Sciences program. 

For more information about the Tackett Lab in the Department of Geosciences, go to https://www.ndsu.edu/faculty/ltackett/.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Propose Geobio Sessions for the 2017 GSA meeting

Help us promote Geobiology at the 2017 GSA in Seattle! Submit a relevant session proposal or short course that we can sponsor! Details below.

Submit a
Session Proposal
Call for Topical and Pardee Keynote Session proposals: 
The deadline is less than two weeks away: Wednesday, 1 February.
It’s time to plan for our 2017 Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington. GSA is excited to head back to the Pacific Northwest. Our 2009 meeting in Portland, Oregon, attracted nearly 6,500 attendees from over 50 countries, so our 2017 meeting should be international, well attended, and full of excitement! A highlight will be the Seattle-area geology: glaciation, deposition, tectonics, crustal deformation, unconformities, erosion, bedrock structures, and drumlins. We challenge you to propose a technical session and/or a short course that will teach your colleagues and promote discussion about the incredible regional geology. Visit our Technical Session Proposals website for more information, and to submit your Topical or Pardee Keynote Session Proposal.

For additional information:
Dick Berg, GSA2017 Technical Program Chair
Kevin Mickus, GSA2017 Technical Program Vice Chair

Submit a Short Course Proposal
Call for Short Course proposals: 
The deadline is less than two weeks away: Wednesday, 1 February.
Have something that your peers need to know? Courses can be run to develop professional, teaching, and research skills at all levels. Please review the Proposal Guidelines or contact Jennifer Nocerino.


Check out the 2017 Geobiology Course, June 17th-July 23rd!
Applications are due February 10th

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

2017 Southern California Geobiology Symposium

Check out the 2017 SoCal Geobiology Symposium (April 8th), at the University of Southern California! Registration and abstract submission is free. You may confirm your attendance and submit your abstracts by clicking on this link and completing the google form. Abstract submission is due March 3, 2017.

The conveners welcome scientists in the southern California area who do research broadly related to geobiology, geochemistry, paleoclimatology, and more. This year, the symposium will take place on April 8, 2017 at the beautiful Mudd Hall on USC campus. They invite attendees of all career levels, and encourage undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows to submit abstracts for posters and 15 minute talks. Feel free to forward this message to other researchers who would be interested in attending as well. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the conveners at socalgeobio2017@gmail.com.

Assistant Professor - Earth-Life Interactions (UC Davis)

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Davis seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position...