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Institution: Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Norway
Open Until: 2021-02-05

Position as Researcher available at the Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo
The position is for a period of 30 months/2.5 years with starting date no later than 01.Sep.2021.

The position is within the MAMMAMIA project that investigates processes responsible for glacier acceleration adopting a multi-scale-multi-method approach. The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway (2020-2024) and performs field measurements in Ny Ålesund, Svalbard, in collaboration with several national and international partners. The successful candidate will have opportunities to collect seismological data in the field, and be responsible for processing and analyzing these data in context with other sources of information acquired within the project, in close collaboration with project partners.

Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in Geosciences, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering or Computer Science (or similar), with a strong record in seismology. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Only applicants with an approved doctoral thesis and public defense are eligible for appointment.
The candidate must have a strong background in environmental seismology with experience in processing seismological data and applying state-of-the-art methodology for interpreting these data.
A strong experience in programming (Python/Matlab or other) is required.
A glaciology background and experience from cryoseismology are desirable.
Previous experiences in glacier fieldwork, numerical modeling and handling of large data sets are desirable.
The candidate’s publication record must show evidence of creativity and capability of independent research.
Fluent oral and written communication skills in English are necessary.

See more details about the position and about the online application procedure at


The Swiss Seismological Service (SED) at the ETH Zurich is the federal agency responsible for monitoring earthquakes in

Switzerland and for assessing Switzerland’s seismic hazard. The SED employs a team of 70 scientists and staff. To deepen
our understanding of present-day seismically active structures and their relation to geologically or geophysically mapped faults
in the Central Alps and their foreland requires the high-resolution analysis of precise earthquake locations and focal-mechanisms
combined with structural models of the Alpine crust. In order to address these tasks, we seek a highly motivated individual for a
PostDoctoral Researcher Position in Seismotectonics.

Job description:
We are looking for a researcher with an interest in seismotectonic studies of the Alpine orogen including the development and
application of sophisticated approaches for crustal imaging, high-precision earthquake locations as well as source and stress
inversion of crustal seismicity in the Central Alpine region. The successful candidate will also improve the capabilities of the seismic
network to monitor such seismicity in real-time applications and extend existing databases by additional seismotectonic information.

The primary responsibilities for the Postdoctoral Researcher are:
- High-resolution seismotectonic studies of the Central Alpine region using high-precision earthquake and focal-mechanism
catalogs as well as the analysis of stress and deformation regimes.
- Development of next generation crustal models of the Central Alpine region combining various seismological datasets.
- Development and application of new techniques for improved focal mechanism and moment tensor inversion for small-magnitude seismicity.
- Improving capabilities of SED’s SeisComP3 earthquake monitoring system by implementing and testing of new detection and location
procedures as well as extending existing databases with seismotectonic information.

The position is initially for 24 months, with the possibility of extension, part time employment can be considered if justified.  He/she will work in
a highly collaborative environment, with close links also to the Alpine geology groups of the University of Bern and ETH Zurich and other partner
institutions in Switzerland. The candidate will also join the team routinely monitoring Swiss seismicity. The working language of the group is English,
though knowledge of German or French would be regarded positively. At the SED, we are committed to promoting flexible and family-friendly working
models, and a healthy work-life balance is important to us. ETH Zurich supports a policy for diversity and inclusion and we especially encourage qualified
female candidates to apply.

Your profile:
The candidate should have a PhD in geoscience or a related field with documented experience on relevant subjects, which may include source location,
quantification and characterization, seismic tomography, stress inversion, crustal deformation, Alpine geology, software development for seismic networks,
and data mining. A solid background in programming, preferably in Python and Fortran, is required. Experience and / or familiarity with the SeisComP3 monitoring
system would be of advantage.

We are looking forward to your online application including a CV, a statement of research interests, and the names and complete contact information of
two referees. Please note that we exclusively accept complete applications submitted through our online application portal accessible through the following link
(applications via email or postal services will not be considered):

For further information please contact Dr. T. Diehl by email: (no applications) and visit our website at
The selection process starts immediately (January 2021) and will continue until the position is filled (application portal closes March 31, 2021 the latest).
The position is available starting March 2021.

Institution: New Mexico State University
Open Until: 2021-03-17

The New Mexico State University Department of Physics, in Las Cruces NM,  seeks geophysics graduate students with broad backgrounds in computation and physics.  The student will be working on a NSF sponsored seismological experiment in Myanmar to understand the Burmese subduction zone.   We also have opportunities for students interested in deep mantle and core structure under another NSF supported project.  We are looking for students at both the Master's and PhD levels.  Students are supported through both teaching and research assistantships.  The geophysics program at NMSU is part of the physics department.  Website is: Please contact Thomas Hearn at

Institution: Los Alamos National Laboratory 
Open Until: 2021-03-31

Seismic Imaging Postdoctoral Research Associate
Los Alamos National Laboratory 
Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA

(Go to, search for vacancy IRC83502, and click on “Apply Now” under IRC83502.)

Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. The Geophysics Group in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division focuses on a broad array of energy, environmental, and national security challenges with research into subsurface imaging, seismology, infrasound, ground-shock modeling, and acoustics, to address critical needs in energy, environment, seismic hazards, threat detection and reduction, and earthquake prediction.

We seek applications from diverse candidates with expertise in any of the following research areas: acoustic and elastic-wave modeling, imaging, inversion, and machine learning. The successful candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team of observational and computational geophysicists to develop novel algorithms for applications to geothermal energy and geologic carbon storage. While the research goals for these projects have been established, there is significant flexibility in the way these goals can be achieved.  A self-motivated, creative postdoc will find this environment conducive to intellectual and professional growth and we are looking for applicants with a wide variety of backgrounds who are motivated to work in the National Laboratory system.

Minimum Requirements:
• Ph.D. in a related field within the last five years or soon to be completed
• Demonstrated ability to work creatively and independently, and in a team environment
• Proficiency in scientific computation programming using such as Fortran, C/C++, and Python.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
Desired Skills:
• Ability to plan and organize assignments to meet project deliverables
• Strong scientific computation programming capability and experience using modern Fortran, and/or C++, and/or Python, on high-performance parallel computing platforms.
• Experience in machine-learning-related research and programming based on TensorFlow and/or PyTorch, and related tools.
• Ability to obtain DOE Q clearance 

We Are Delivering Scientific Excellence 
Los Alamos National Laboratory is more than a place to work. It is a catalyst for discovery, innovation and achievement. It’s one of the reasons we attract world-class talent who contribute greatly to our outstanding culture. Professional development, work/life balance and a diverse and inclusive team foster lasting career satisfaction. Our onsite cafeterias and medical, fitness and breastfeeding facilities, education assistance, and generous compensation and benefits reflect our commitment to providing our people with all they need for personal and professional growth. 

Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§  PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§  Dental and vision insurance
§  Free basic life and disability insurance
§  Paid maternity and parental leave
§  Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§  Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§  Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§  Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§  Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Additional Details
Position does not require a security clearance.  Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

To apply
Go to, search for vacancy IRC83502, and click on “Apply Now” under IRC83502.

One Postdoc and one PhD student positions are open for application at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. More details below.

Please share this with any potentially interested candidate. Thank you.


Hasselblad Postdoc in space geodesy and geodynamics

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoc researcher who wants to do space geodesy and geoscience research that is based on and makes use of the geoscientific measurements performed with the observational techniques at Onsala Space Observatory. Research interests in the fields of geodetic and astrometric VLBI, reference frames, earth rotation and orientation, global geodynamics, GNSS, gravimetry, sea level, tidal phenomena, atmospheric water vapour and turbulence, are very welcome.

Details and online application link:

Application deadline: 28 February 2021


PhD student position in space geodesy and geodynamics
VGOS, the next generation VLBI system for geodesy and astrometry, has recently become operational and is expected to develop further in the near future. Operating the Onsala twin telescopes, Chalmers and the Onsala Space Observatory are very active in VGOS, both operationally and with corresponding data analysis. This opens for new and interesting research in geoscience. We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student to work on and further develop VGOS and its combination and integration with other space geodetic techniques. The research topics to be addressed are primarily the fields of geodetic and astrometric VLBI, reference frames, earth rotation and orientation, and global geodynamics.

Application deadline: 28 February 2021

Best regards,

Maxime Mouyen


Maxime Mouyen

Chalmers University of Technology

Tel: +46 31 772 5549

Onsala rymdobservatorium

Observatorievägen 90, 439 92 Onsala, Sweden.




Institution: Department of Meteorology and Geophysics, University of Vienna
Open Until: 2021-01-31

The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position as soon as possible of a

University Assistant (prae doc) at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics

Reference number: 11612

Do you want to help better understand our environment - and to develop new ways of using that information?

A PhD position in seismology will give you that possibility. Indeed, we are looking for an ambitious and open-minded person to fill a PhD position
in seismology in our department.

The successful candidate will perform research - analyzing data from seismological, infrasound, and other sensor networks. It will be expected that the successful candidate writes a dissertation, and there will also be some participation in teaching. There might be the opportunity to become part of the Vienna International School of Earth and Space Sciences, i.e. the doctoral school at the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy.

Detecting seismoacoustic sources, understanding them, and imaging the structure around us (under- and overground) are important to us. The AlpArray, and the upcoming AdriaArray project, will form an international context of your work. Fairfield Nodal and infrasound sensors are also available for pioneering new applications, as well as data from distributed acoustic sensing cables. State-of-the-art spectral-element modeling will help you understand the observations.

The Vienna region has much to offer for geophysical research, e.g., the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO),
and Austrian partner institutions and companies involved with technology development and transfer. The region also has active subsurface deformation and thus a need to better understand seismic hazard in this populated area.

Duration of employment: 4 year/s

Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week

Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Participation in
- research (including participation in publishing the results).
- teaching and independent teaching as defined by the collective agreement.
- in administration.
We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months.

- Completed Diploma or Master degree in Geophysics or neighbouring disciplines, e.g. Physics
- Computer and programming knowledge are required
- Knowledge of English language is a must (excellent command of written and spoken English)
- Methodological and didactic competence
- Good ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
- Ability to work in a team
- Basic experience in research methods and academic writing.

- Knowledge of German language is a bonus

Application documents:
- Letter of motivation
- Academic curriculum vitae
- List of publications and evidence of teaching experience (if available)
- Degree certificates
- Names and addresses of two potential referees, who are willing to send letters of recommendation.

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 31.01.2021, mentioning reference number 11612.

For further information please contact Weinberger, Stefanie +43-1-4277-53709.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Postdoctoral Position in Geophysics at the University of Oregon

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon. This position will develop and conduct independent research in the broad fields of earthquake and/or tsunami science. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):  Modeling of large ruptures and wave propagation; Crustal deformation modelling; Real-time GNSS observations and processing; Observational seismology of large events; Ground motion; Modeling and observation of tsunami propagation and local effects; Tsunami early warning. The primary research advisors will be Valerie Sahakian and Diego Melgar.

Candidates must have a PhD in Geophysics or related field by the time of hire. Candidates should have strong mathematical/numerical, programming, and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

Applications must include: 1) A cover letter describing the candidate's academic qualifications and professional qualifications, motivations, research ideas, and fit to the project goals; 2) A curriculum vitae; and 3) Contact information for three references. Apply here: 

Review of applications will begin on February 1st, and continue until the position is filled. Please contact Valerie Sahakian ( with further questions regarding the position.

Department and University Summary:
The Department of Earth Sciences is an instructional department within the college of Arts and Sciences that supports significant research activities in a wide range of fields in Earth and Environmental Science, and is committed to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field and department. The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

Valerie Sahakian (she/her)
Assistant Professor
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Oregon*

*in Eugene, OR: Kalapuya Ilihi, 
the traditional indigenous homeland 
of the Kalapuya people

Lectureship in Earth Sciences, Indiana University


The Indiana University Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences is seeking a non-tenure track lecturer to begin August 2021. We seek a versatile lecturer who can teach broadly in the earth sciences at introductory level and advanced courses in one or more of the following areas: 

  • earth materials (mineralogy or petrology)
  • economic geology
  • geophysics
  • structural geology
  • hydrogeology
  • environmental geology
  • field geology.

The standard teaching load is currently five courses per year.  This is a regular, full-time faculty position. Rank and salary are dependent on qualifications and record. Strong candidates are expected to have an excellent teaching record; experience in teaching large classes is a plus. MS in an earth sciences field is required, PhD preferred. 

Additional information about the position are available here:  Application target date is March 1, 2021.

Questions regarding position or application process can be directed to: David Polly, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, 1001 E. 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405; (812)855-7994;


Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. 



Michael Hamburger

Professor of Geophysics

Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

Indiana University, Geology 415

Bloomington, IN  47405 USA       


Phone  (812) 855-2934

Fax  (812) 855-7899


Institution: Kinemetrics, Inc.
Open Until: 2021-04-30

Job Summary:

Kinemetrics is seeking a Technical Sales Engineer for the Seismology and Earthquake Engineering marketplace.  The Technical Sales Engineer will own and drive the Technical and Business aspects to differentiate Kinemetrics products and solutions from our competitors, create lasting customers by positioning the unique business value they are looking for, and most importantly, create raving fans of Kinemetrics throughout your area of influence.

Essential Functions:

• Serve as a single-point-of-contact for the region to be assigned to
• Advise and support customers and clients on our suite of seismological products and services
• Constantly thinking outside the box to find the most innovative and effective solutions
• Prepare and present unique and insightful solutions and proposals
• Work cross-functionally with Engineering, Marketing, Product Management, Manufacturing, and Systems to deliver an outstanding customer experience
• Identify and target new business opportunities
• Pursue contract renewals
• Promote awareness of new products and services
• Attend tradeshows and scientific workshops


• Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Geophysics
• Once the COVID-19 travel bans are lifted, willingness to travel 20-30% of the time where and when needed within territory of responsibility
• Applicant must be a lawful permanent resident of the United States
• Strong interest in understanding the seismological instrumentation and applications
• Ability to teach technical subjects to customers
• Solid teamwork skills, as teamwork is everything at Kinemetrics
• Strong self-starter attitude and determination to win

   Why Kinemetrics?

• Outstanding people: Collaborate with the industry’s top minds.
• Work with a purpose: Work that has a global impact with the opportunity to make a difference in earthquake preparedness and resilience.
• Excellent benefits: We offer competitive salary with a benefits package that includes a 401(k) plan with company match, medical and dental insurance, both short term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and flexible work hours.
• Strong work/life balance: Located in Pasadena, close to Caltech and a short commute to the ocean, ski and hiking areas.
• For more info on Kinemetrics Inc. please check:    

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Please e-mail your resume with a cover letter to:

Institution: Alaska Earthquake Center
Open Until: 2021-01-26

The Alaska Earthquake Center is seeking the right developer to enhance the center’s public-facing and internal software products. Many of your projects will be highly visible to the public and stakeholders. As the primary web administrator, you will be responsible for maintaining and enhancing the center’s web framework.

A knowledge of modern web systems, from underlying server technologies to displaying end products, is highly desirable. You will also be called on to work on a team to develop codes that enhance and expand the capabilities of our earthquake processing system. You will work closely with scientists and technical experts to create tools that stakeholders can rely on in a crisis to protect lives and property. Your contribution to the Alaska Earthquake Center team will help to reduce the impacts of earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions in Alaska.

The center is housed at the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, where it has served for decades as the definitive source for earthquake information in Alaska. We are the primary source of earthquake information for thousands of Alaskans, government agencies, and private firms every day. Our work environment mixes staff with a wide variety of scientific, technical, and communications expertise. You will have significant discretion to figure out the best solutions to your tasks. We value the way problems are solved as much as the results. Because earthquakes occur at all hours, every member of our team is called upon, on occasion, to respond 24/7.

We are looking for an individual with skills such as:
- Advanced knowledge and experience with enterprise-grade information technologies including hardware and software, cloud computing, and data and network security.
- Experience administering web servers and services
- Experience programming in modern web languages and technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, and PHP
- Ability to understand how complex systems relate to each other
- Ability to analyze unusual, non-routine, and complex situations and problems and devise and implement alternative strategies for solutions
- Ability to serve as an expert for web systems
- Ability to work as part of a team and guide team members in area(s) of expertise
- Knowledge of digital security standards and implementation

*Applicants must be legally eligible for unrestricted employment to work in the U.S. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.*

Questions can be sent to Matt Gardine (

For more information or to apply for this position, visit Application review will begin on January 26, 2021.

As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAF is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Hi Colleagues,

The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) at the University of Oslo is hiring for two postdoc fellowships. 

The two fellowships are broadly open in geodynamics / geochemistry / paleomagnetism / paleoclimate, but see the position announcement for more details. In particular, we are prioritizing projects in two areas:
[1] Planetary recycling of volatile elements
[2] long-term climate trends and evolution of life

Here is the position advertisement, which gives much more information:

Please note that the deadline for applications is relatively soon: January 27, 2021

Please free pass this on to interested candidates, who can contact us for more information (contact info in in the position announcement).

Clint Conrad

Clint Conrad                         Professor
Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED)
University of Oslo

Institution: ETH Zurich
Open Until: 2021-02-15

The Exploration and Environmental Geophysics group at ETH Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) has an opening for an ambitious and talented PhD candidate, starting between March 1st, 2021 and June 1st, 2021. The position has a strong experimental component that will take place in the Centre for Immersive Wave Experimentation (CIWE), a novel wave propagation laboratory recently established at ETH. 

In the current project (4 years), we explore the use of so-called immersive boundary conditions (IBCs) for real-time control of physical wavefields at both internal and external boundaries of an experimentation domain, with the goal to establish novel, broadband techniques for 2D and 3D meta-material characterization. 

A PhD student with a significant interest and experience in the field of physical acoustics experimentation will be recruited. The successful candidate should hold an MSc degree in Geophysics, Physics, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or similar and should have a strong background in wave propagation. The student will use IBCs and our IWE laboratories to research and implement a framework for experimentally realizing 1D, 2D and 3D single unit-cell phononic crystals, as well as 1D and 2D parity-time symmetric media with variable gain, among other things. 

For more details and to apply online see:

Institution: University of Florida , Department of Geological Sciences
Open Until: 2021-05-01

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in the Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-accruing position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 16, 2021. We invite applicants in all areas of observational, theoretical and computational geosciences who specialize in using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in their research. We particularly encourage applicants in the areas of natural hazards, climate change, solid earth geophysics, remote sensing, or allied Earth system fields.  The Geological Sciences department at UF has developed a strong expertise in high-performance numerical computing of Earth System dynamics, providing an ideal context for future work and collaborations involving AI/ML research in the Earth Sciences. This position is part of a new AI/ML hiring initiative at the University of Florida ( coinciding with the development of the ne!
w HiPerGator AI NVIDIA GPU SuperPod architecture, the world's fastest supercomputer in higher education (  Applicants should have a PhD or have completed the PhD requirements by August 2021. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

The successful candidate will have a strong, established research program in some aspect of AI/ML that complements current Departmental research endeavors, a compelling plan for future research, and the ability to contribute significantly to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students. The University and Department are committed to introducing AI/ML widely and at all levels of instruction.  Information about the Department can be found at

The Department of Geological Sciences is committed to maintaining an environment that welcomes diversity of ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see for more information about diversity and inclusion in the Department of Geological Sciences. The University and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at Applications must  include: (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, future research goals, and suitability for the position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement detailing current activities and future research plans, (4) a statement summarizing teaching experience and interests, and (5) a list of names and contact information of at least three references. After initial review, applicants who are chosen to receive further consideration will be asked to request confidential letters of recommendation from the references. Applicants are encouraged to articulate their commitment to cultivating an inclusive and equitable teaching and research environment in their teaching statement and cover letter.

Applications will be reviewed beginning February 1, 2021, and the position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Raymond Russo (

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD). 


The Department of Geosciences at Colorado State University is seeking a Ph.D. student for solid Earth and glacial seismological research in West Antarctica funded by the National Science Foundation.  We are especially interested in students with prior M.S.-level experience emphasizing seismology, glaciology, or a related field.  Applications are preferred by January 25, with a flexible start date in 2021.  

The Department of Geosciences ( is a broad Earth Science department (19 faculty; ~55 graduate students) within the Warner College of Natural Resources featuring strong Geophysics, Environmental, Geomorphology, and other specializations.

Please contact Rick Aster ( for more details.

Professor of Geophysics and Department Head 
Geosciences Department
322E NR Building
Warner College of Natural Resources
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1482
(970) 491-7606 (Office)
(970) 491-7826 (Department Office)
(505) 459-4596 (Cell)
(970) 491-6307 (Fax) 

University of Kansas Postdoctoral Researcher: Geophysics Specializing in Geodetic Data Analysis in the Department of Geology. The University of Kansas Department of Geology is seeking a talented and innovative postdoctoral scholar in Geophysics, specializing in geodesy or analysis of geodetic data applied to tectonic and earthquake problems. Experience identifying signals in noisy data and inverting data to produce models using a variety of techniques is desired. The specific research topic is open and will be chosen based on the mutual interests of the postdoctoral scholar and the supervisor. Access to high-performance computing resources is available through the KU Center for Research Computing.

The postdoctoral scholar will be supervised by Assistant Professor Noel M. Bartlow. The position will involve research, publication, and presentation of research at relevant scientific meetings.


For more information and to apply please see the job listing at Application deadline is February 1, 2021.



Noel M. Bartlow (she/her)

Assistant Professor

Department of Geology
University of Kansas



Institution: Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zurich
Open Until: 2021-02-28

We are looking for a researcher with an interest in developing and applying sophisticated approaches for rapid earthquake characterization and EEW for Switzerland and other regions in which our EEW group are active, such as in Northern and Central America. The successful candidate will contribute to the integration of these approaches within the widely-used seismological processing platform SeisComP. The successful candidate will also optimize seismic network configuration for EEW.

Job description
The primary responsibilities for the postdoctoral researcher are to:
- Develop novel on-site, minimum latency approaches for earthquake and/or ground motion quantification that integrates within regional EEW systems
- Implement approaches that combine results from multiple independent EEW algorithms
- Help deploy dense arrays of cheap EEW-ready sensors in Switzerland to demonstrate the performance of EEW approaches
- Contribute to developing and communicating strategies towards the implementation of EEW, including cost/benefit analysis, with Swiss and international stakeholders
- Support real-time processing systems, performance review and event playbacks

The position is initially for 2 years, with the possibility of extension. The successful candidate will work in a highly collaborative environment, with close links to civil and industry partners. The candidate will also join the team routinely monitoring Swiss seismicity. The working language of the group is English, though fluency in German or French would be regarded positively.

Your profile
You should have a PhD in geoscience or a related field with documented experience on relevant subjects, which may include rapid earthquake source characterization, software development for seismic networks, data mining, and knowledge on geophysical instrumentation and deployments. A solid background in programming, preferably in Python, is required. Experience and/or familiarity with Obspy, git, and the SeisComP3 monitoring system are not necessary but would be of advantage. Willingness to deploy instruments in urban and semi-urban environments is required. Ability to work independently within the collaborative environment is expected.

Interested? More information on submitting an online application is at

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. Further information about the Swiss Seismological Service can be found on our website Questions regarding the position should be directed to John Clinton, email jclinton @ (no applications).

As you can inspect in detail on the website below, Swansea University and TerraDat UK Ltd are currently looking for a candidate for a fully funded MSc by Research Scholarship for the development of electrical self-potential (SP) geophysical methods for monitoring critical infrastructure, scheduled to commence on 1st April 2021.


Please do share this with any potentially interested and keen students, but do note the eligibility criteria in particular (i.e. especially address in and eligibility to work in East Wales upon scholarship start).


I am of course very happy to provide further advice to interested candidates.


Many thanks and best wishes,





Prof. Bernd Kulessa, Applied Geophysics and Glaciology

Deputy Head - Research, College of Science

Swansea University, Singleton Park Campus,

Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales, UK

Email:, Tel. +44(0)1792-513163


Adjunct Professor, University of Tasmania

HOBART TAS 7001, Australia

Yr Athro Bernd Kulessa, Geoffiseg Gymhwysol a Rhewlifeg

DirprwyBennaeth – Ymchwil, Y Coleg Gwyddoniaeth

Prifysgol Abertawe, Campws Parc Singleton,

Abertawe, SA2 8PP, Cymru, Y DU

E-bost:, Ffôn. +44(0)1792-513163


Athro Dirprwyol, Prifysgol Tasmania

HOBART TAS 7001, Awstralia




Institution: Nevada Seismological Laboratory, University of Nevada, Reno
Open Until: 2021-01-17

The Nevada Seismological Laboratory (NSL) at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in earthquake seismology. We seek to hire an observational seismologist who specializes in topics including, but not limited to: earthquake source processes, multi-hazard early detection algorithm development, ground motion prediction, seismic hazard assessment, and artificial intelligence/machine learning applied to seismology. Applicants must have a PhD at the time of appointment and demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education in seismology and the development of an externally funded research program. Ideal candidates will pursue cutting-edge research applying the NSL regional data archive and complementary datasets to understand earthquake processes, and participate in leadership to facilitate the operations and continued development of NSL’s real-time multi-hazard monitoring networks.

This is a 9-month, full-time, tenure-track, continuing appointment with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021. The NSL faculty have academic appointments with research, teaching, mentoring, and service obligations. Teaching responsibilities include one class per year that benefits undergraduate and/or graduate students in the UNR Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering programs. We encourage candidates to explain achievable plans for funded research that contribute to NSL’s multi-hazard monitoring mission in their letters of interest.

For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit

This posting will close at 12:00 AM on January 18, 2021. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 pm the day prior.

EEO/AA. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


Institution: USGS Earthquake Science Center, Moffett Field
Open Until: 2021-02-16

The USGS Earthquake Science Center is conducting an open search for up to two permanent Research Geophysicists in seismology/ground motion modeling in the Moffett Field (Mountain View), CA office. This permanent position is advertised at a GS13 or GS14 level. Duties include:
- Conducting research in seismology, which may include: numerical modeling of earthquake rupture; simulations of wave propagation through complex crustal structure; and analysis of ground-motion observations from earthquakes.
- Developing quantitative, physical models of the earthquake process and wave propagation using novel or complex modeling or computational methods, improving our ability to model or predict earthquake hazards;  
Benchmarking these models using earthquake observations, to provide information on accuracy of earthquake source and crustal property models; and, 
- Developing approaches to incorporate new physical models or observations of earthquake source or crustal properties into key USGS products, such as ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning (EEW), ShakeMap or the National Seismic Hazard Maps.

For more information or to apply (closing date: 2/16/2021):

Please forward to those who may be interested! 


The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Missouri, in Columbia Missouri, is soliciting applications for opportunities for funded Master’s Degrees in solid earth geophysics.  These opportunities span wide range of geophysical fields including shallow active source imaging, passive source lithospheric scale seismic imaging, geodynamic modelling of plate boundaries, and fault mechanics.  


The University of Missouri (MU) has a diverse and welcoming faculty with opportunities for doing world class geoscience research, field work and for gaining teaching experience.  MU has a long track record of preparing graduate students to be competitive for jobs with federal and state agencies in geoscience, private sector careers.  Further information on our program can be found here:  Applications are due January 28, 2021 to start Fall 2021.


For more specifics please get in touch for more details:

Eric Sandvol,

Francisco Gomez

Mian Liu

Tandis Bidgoli,


The ALASKA EARTHQUAKE CENTER is looking to hire a Seismic Data Analyst to join our team on the front lines of earthquake monitoring. The Earthquake Center’s mission is to advance Alaska’s resilience to earthquakes through monitoring, research, and public engagement. This position offers a flexible schedule, retirement and health insurance benefits, sick leave and vacation pay, tuition waivers for UAF courses, and a respectful, inclusive, and collaborative team environment.
We track upwards of 100 earthquakes each day in Alaska. In this position you will learn how to assess and measure these earthquakes. The successful candidate must demonstrate ease and comfort in using computers, a passion for detail, an ability to execute repeated computer tasks, and a talent for spatial thinking. While a basic knowledge of earth sciences or earthquake monitoring is desirable, it is not required. On occasion, the position requires being on-call for 24/7 to respond to significant earthquakes. An interest in social media in a professional setting is an asset. Under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The Earthquake Center is based at the Geophysical Institute on University of Alaska Fairbanks campus.

Additional details about this job can be found at the University job posting or email
UAF is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.

The Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island is 
seeking for a motivated phd student in the field of geophysics, funded 
by NSF grants. The research projects will focus on earthquake physics 
involving numerical simulation, data analysis, and machine learning. The 
candidate should have a degree in geophysics, earth sciences, or other 
related fields. Experience in data analysis and programming is 
preferred. Applicant is encouraged to contact Matt Wei 
( before apply. More details about potential research 
projects can be found here:

The application deadline is January 15, 2021. Interested students should 
submit their application here:

GRE is no longer required. For international students that English is 
not their native language, the online Duolingo English test is an 
acceptable alternative to TOEFL.

Meng "Matt" Wei
Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Oceanography
University of Rhode Island

Tel: (401)874-6530 |

Two months ago I sent out the advertisement below about two PhD positions at the University of Oslo.
There have been two updates for these positions:

1. The deadline for applications has been extended —> it is now March 1, 2021. 
2. To be eligible, applicants should have a master’s degree before June 30, 2021.

The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) in Oslo, Norway, is advertising for two PhD positions in Computational Science, with applications to Solid Earth Geodynamics.

The positions are part a multi-department Marie Sklodowska-Curie PhD Fellowship program at the University of Oslo.
More information about the program can be found here:

Two of the advertised projects involve solid earth geodynamics:

Computational modelling of hydrogen diffusion along slip planes in upper mantle silicates
Razvan Caracas <>
Clint Conrad <>

Role of anisotropic viscosity for computational modelling of convection in Earth’s mantle
Clint Conrad <>

Please forward to potentially interested candidates, and feel free to contact any of the above supervisors for more information.

Clint Conrad

I am pleased to advertise PhD positions in subduction dynamics as a part of my recently funded NSF CAREER award: High-resolution Simulations of Subduction Along the Pacific Rim of Fire.

Successful applicants will participate in developing, running, and analyzing data-driven 3D geodynamic models of the subduction process, with subduction along the Pacific Rim of Fire as a case study. In particular, the models will address hypotheses for slab-edge driven mantle upwelling and volcanism as well as mechanisms for (de)coupling of the lithosphere and asthenosphere at convergent plate margins. Over the course of the 5-year project, the regional models will be integrated into a larger, comprehensive, high-resolution 3D model of the entire Pacific Rim of Fire to systematically analyze these hypotheses.

The workflow is partitioned into data synthesis, model design, simulation, and analysis. Techniques include high-performance computing and 3D virtual reality, in addition to the synthesis of geologic and geophysical data. Thus, qualified applicants may span a range of backgrounds including geology, geophysics, computational science and engineering, and physics. In all cases, an interest in geoscientific observational data synthesis, understanding physical mechanisms governing solid Earth dynamics, and computer programming is encouraged. 

The Geology Department at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, is located on the University at Buffalo North Campus, in the suburban region northeast of downtown Buffalo. Through my joint appointment with the Geology Department and the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences at UB, students will have the opportunity to further convergence-based research through an interdisciplinary framework. On-site resources include the Geodynamics Research and Visualization Lab in the Geology Department as well as a 1200-core cluster-partition networked with the larger academic compute cluster at UB's Center for Computational Research.

Please direct interest to Margarete Jadamec (

More information on the Geology Department at UB can be found here:

Kindest regards, with wishes that you are safe and well,


Margarete A. Jadamec
Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Geology
Institute for Computational and Data Sciences
The State University of New York at Buffalo
126 Cooke Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-4130

Tel: 716-645-4262

A postdoctoral researcher position in earthquake seismology is available in the Shenzhen Research Institute of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). The focus of research is to derive high-resolution subsurface structure and/or its temporal variation based on dense array data. Target fields include, but are not limited to, crustal fault zones and shale gas blocks in China.


The postdoc candidate should have a broad interest in earthquake physics and sophisticated experience in seismic data processing. Proficient programming skills are preferred. Experiences of seismic tomography, waveform modeling, and/or deriving static and dynamic source properties of earthquakes are desired.

The postdoc will be located in the Shenzhen Research Institute, under supervision by Prof. Hongfeng Yang. The appointment is for two years, with an annual stipend of ~300,000 RMB (US$ ~45,000). Applications will be evaluated immediately, and the successful candidate can start as early as possible.


One PhD student is sought to work on seismological topics including but not limited to, Induced Earthquakes in the Sichuan Basin, Dynamic Rupture Simulations, and/or Dense Array Based Imaging, within the Earth System Science Programme, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Candidates should have a broad interest in earthquake physics. Experience of seismic data processing is preferred but not required. 


Successful candidates must meet doctoral admission requirements of the university ( Assistantships (TA/RA) will be offered at HK$18,025 per month. The candidate will start on August 1st, 2021.


For further information, please send inquiries to Prof. Hongfeng Yang (

--  Associate Professor Earth System Science Programme The Chinese University of Hong Kong Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, China (852)3943-9824

Director, Geodetic Data Services - Remote Work Options Available

Tracking Code: 197-532 

UNAVCO, a non-profit university-governed consortium, is seeking applications for our Director, Geodetic Data Services position to continue our efforts to facilitate geoscience research and education using geodesy. The Director interacts with program sponsors at the National Science Foundation, NASA, USGS, with research community members, with peers at other facilities and programs and other agencies as appropriate to set and met program goals. This role will develop and advance geodesy projects directly and through program staff. 

The Director, Geodetic Data Services is responsible for functional and programmatic services, securing funds and resources, and leading technical staff in all assigned areas within Geodetic Data Services to support the program on behalf of the science community. The Director is expected to set direction aligned with science community planning, and develop support for the program on behalf of the science community. Additionally, the incumbent will oversee UNAVCO’s transition to a cloud native architecture and the normalization of the NOTA network to high-rate, low latency applications like ShakeAlert (

Leadership and Supervision

The Director will supervise program managers, technical staff, and assigned support staff. As a senior leader, the incumbent will be respected as a subject matter expert and relied upon to initiate and drive relevant policies and procedures that align with UNAVCO’s operating standards and mission. 

Required Skills and Knowledge

  • Ability to support and apply a high level of discernment and collegiality as a member of the UNAVCO senior management team.
  • Expert spoken and written communication skills. 
  • Knowledge of program subject matter including relevant science, technology, data management and products. 
  • Working knowledge of NSF and NASA Research and Facilities Programs
  • Ability to undertake frequent and extended travel in response to external events, or other duties outside of established working hours.

Required Experience and Education

  • Earned doctorate in geosciences or closely related field.
  • Eight or more years of relevant professional experience in geoscience.
  • Four or more years of managerial experience including demonstrated effectiveness in working with subordinates, peers, supervisors, and community members in a face-paced and collaborative environment.
  • Effective use of program management tools.

Job Location 

Boulder, Colorado, United States. UNAVCO supports a robust remote work environment, while the job is located in Boulder, alternate living locations will be considered.

UNAVCO offers very competitive benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Supplemental Benefits, 4 weeks Paid Time Off (PTO), and a retirement plan with a 10% employer contribution.

To view the full posting and submit an application, visit UNAVCO’s career website (

To perform this job successfully, this individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Cover Letter outlining your specific experience with and interest in this position
  • Complete resume

Incomplete applications will not be considered and the deadline for application is Friday, January 8, 2021.

We are unable to provide sponsorship for work authorization within the United States. UNAVCO is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer. UNAVCO values diverse perspectives and backgrounds in all positions within the organization and is fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and State laws, and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. All qualified and complete applications will be considered. Individuals with a disability needing an accommodation as part of the employment selection process should contact or 303.381.7515.

UNAVCO supports a safe work environment for all staff. As part of our commitment, UNAVCO conducts background checks. Background checks will vary and are based on position requirements. 

Salary $120,353.00 - $186,547.00 USD 


Annette Murdock-Tangye

Human Resources Administrator

6350 Nautilus Drive

Suite B/C

Boulder CO 80301


C: 501.681.5381

O: 303.381.7515

The Geology Department at Western Washington University, in Bellingham Washington, is soliciting applications for multiple opportunities for funded Masters Degree graduate research positions.  These opportunities span diverse disciplines including stable isotope geochemistry, Quaternary paleoclimates, geophysical imaging of plate boundaries, and fault mechanics.  
The Geology Department at Western has a diverse and welcoming faculty with opportunities for doing world class geoscience research, field work and for gaining teaching experience.  WWU has a long track record of preparing graduate students to be competitive for jobs with federal and state agencies in geoscience, private sector careers, as well as going on to PhD programs.  Further information on our program can be found here: Applications are due January 15, 2021 to start Fall 2021.
Several specific projects and associated contacts are listed below - please get in touch for more details. 

Marine Geophysics - Transpressional tectonics of Southeast Alaska, subduction zone megathrust behavior, and fault zone structure at Oceanic Transform Faults. 
Dr. Emily Roland has several RAs to focus on NSF-funded research on a diverse set of solid-earth geophysics problems, broadly related to faulting and fault mechanics.  Opportunities associated with these projects exist for sea-going field work, including collecting and processing marine seismic data and remotely-sensed seafloor data from AUVs. For more information Contact:
And see Opportunities:
Quaternary Paleoclimate – Late-Pleistocene and Holocene Climate Change in the Snowy Mountains, Kosciuszko National Park, Australia  
Dr. Doug Clark has an NSF-funded RA position to collect and analyze a suite of high-resolution lake sediment cores from tarns in the highest parts of the Snowy Mountains.  Students working on this project will collaborate with international colleagues from Australia and New Zealand, help collect lake sediment cores in the Snowy Mountains (helicopter supported), sample moraines for exposure dating, and visit LacCore at U. Minnesota for core analyses.  For details, contact
Geochemistry and Paleoclimate – Megafloods, landscape evolution, biomarkers, stable isotopes, Pacific Northwest paleoclimate.
Study how Pleistocene Megafloods and the retreat of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet altered the landscape surrounding the Columbia River and interacted with the global climate system. Masters’ students working on this project will conduct stable isotope analyses on biomarkers from marine sediment cores off the continental margin of Oregon and Washington. Potential opportunities for participation in research cruises and collaboration with scientists at Oregon State University exist. For details contact Dr. Camilo Ponton (

Institution: University of Rochester
Open Until: 2021-01-15

The University of Rochester seismology laboratory (URSeismo) at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is seeking applications from highly motivated undergraduate students to join our Ph.D. program and work on research opportunities in global lithospheric structure. Research at URSeismo will involve developing high-performance computing tools that process large amounts of ground vibration waveform data for Earth imaging. Members in our group work on research projects in marine seismology, crustal structure, ambient-noise spectral analysis, Bayesian inversion, and data sciences in solid earth geophysics ( 
The interested student will work on a project investigating lithospheric layering beneath the African continent using advanced seismic imaging techniques. Other possible research projects can be found at

For more details on the graduate program, see Early application is encouraged. Interested students may also set up an appointment before the deadline to discuss their interests:

Diversity Philosophy: Our group believes that incorporating diversity into all aspects of education leads to a richer, more valuable experience for all our members. In partnership with the David T. Kearns Center at the University of Rochester, we will provide support to incoming students who are from under-represented groups. We commit to providing all members with the necessary academic mentoring, and an inclusive environment that will ensure they can navigate unique educational backgrounds, experiences, and cultural influences, as they adjust to the learning journey that is the Ph.D. education. See resources and links in our onboarding document (@URSeismo)

Current Sources of Funding
->NSF-Earthscope, NSF-Geo, UofR Furth Award

Other Sources of Funding
->2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships (deadline: October 22, 2021, Reference letter: November 2, 2021)

I would like to share this PhD opportunity in deep Earth seismology with you, which is conditionally funded under the ARIES Doctoral Training Programme and open to international applicants this year:
Project Description Supervisors. Dr Paula Koelemeijer (Department of Earth Sciences, Royal Holloway, University of London) contact me Professor David Waltham (Department of Earth Sciences, Royal Holloway, University of London). Dr Sophie Lambrotte (School and Observatory for Earth Sciences, University of Strasbourg)

The project focuses on constraining the topography on the Earth’s core, which provides insights into dynamic processes in both the mantle and core. While the student will join the DEEPSCAPE group at Royal Holloway, based at our green campus outside London, some travel to collaborators in Strasbourg will also be part of the project.  


Please share this with potential students interested in deep Earth seismology in your departments and encourage them to email me for more details. This year, international students (non-EU and EU) can apply to the ARIES DTP, with the application deadline the 12th January 2021. 

More details on the application procedure can be found here:

The Earthquake Seismology group in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (, McGill University, invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position in earthquake cycle modeling. The project aims to investigate earthquake rupture and slow slip processes using numerical models constrained by surface displacement observations. The primary role of the postdoc researcher is to integrate earthquake and aseismic slip model with Bayesian data assimilation method toward the development of a fault slip predictive system with a focus on the Cascadia subduction zone. The successful candidate will also be affiliated with the interdisciplinary Earthquake Process Group in EPS, and will join a collaboration with the Department Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at McGill.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree in earthquake seismology, geomechanics, or a related field, with a strong background in earthquake source physics and fault mechanics. Experience with earthquake rupture modeling and/or data assimilation is highly preferred. The Department is committed to diversity and equity in employment and takes an active role in building a talented, inclusive, and culturally competent workforce. We welcome and encourage applications from all genders, Indigenous persons, people with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and other underrepresented groups.

For full consideration, applicants should send a CV, a list of references, and a
statement of research interest by email to Yajing Liu ( by February 1st, 2021. This position will remain open until filled. The anticipated start date is May 1st, 2021 (negotiable). The appointment will be initially one year, and can be renewed for a second year based on performance and funding availability. Applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. within three years of their start date, with allowances made for an acceptable delay in research or period of inactivity (i.e. illness, parental leave, etc.).


Full listing at 

Applications are invited for a 2-year postdoctoral research position in earthquake seismology at Colgate University with an anticipated start date in spring/summer 2021. A successful applicant will collaborate in constructing a model of the Alaskan subduction zone using surface wave tomography. This position also offers a unique opportunity to receive formal mentorship in teaching at the undergraduate level, including course design and delivery, and to gain experience teaching one class per year as the instructor of record.

Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York state. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. All applications should speak directly to the candidate’s ability to work effectively with students across a wide range of backgrounds.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a current C.V., contact information for three professional references, a 2-page statement of their research experience and trajectory, and a statement of their teaching philosophy, including any teaching/mentorship training or experience. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire.

Applications must be submitted through Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Please direct any questions to Aubreya Adams at


I wanted to bring to your attention a post-doctoral opportunity at Birkbeck, University of London.

2.5 year Postdoctoral position in seismic imaging beneath Paektu/Changbaishan Volcano in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)/China

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on a new seismic project on Mount Paektu, a volcano bordering the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, the formal name for North Korea) and China.  The work is funded by the US Government and the Richard Lounsbery Foundation. You will be part of a larger team, working with colleagues in the UK, DPRK, China and US and will work within the Mount Paektu Research Centre (MPRC,, Department of Earth and Planetary Science working closely with Dr. James Hammond. 

You will lead seismic imaging efforts (e.g., tomography, receiver functions, anisotropy studies) from a new cross-border network of 55 broadband seismic stations.  You will be involved in the deployment and servicing of instruments in both DPRK and China and work closely with academics in both countries as well as colleagues at the University of Cambridge and at the University of Austin, Texas.

For more information and to apply (deadline 17/01/2021):

Kind regards


James Hammond
Reader in Geophysics

Director, Mount Paektu Research Centre
Assistant Dean, Recruitment and Retention, School of Science

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
+44 (0)20 3926 1795

Open Until: 2021-03-31

The University of Oklahoma seeks three new colleagues to fill tenure-track Assistant Professor positions within the School of Geosciences in the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy to begin in August 2021. These positions are part of a university-wide strategic shift towards collaborative, convergent research that addresses pressing societal needs. We seek colleagues who will establish innovative, independent, and externally funded research programs; build collaborations within and outside the School; teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds; and work with colleagues and students toward OU’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals. 

1) Critical Zone (CZ) Geoscience: This position will strengthen burgeoning transdisciplinary collaborations across environmental science, policy, and justice by integrating knowledge and expertise from OU’s research strengths in geoscience, meteorology, geography, anthropology, environmental science and engineering, public policy, economics, and community planning focused around key issues that affect how humans live and work sustainably within our ecosystem. Potential areas of research include, but are not limited to: geomorphology, soil science, groundwater/surface water interactions, geobiology, geomicrobiology, biogeochemistry, carbon and/or nutrient cycling in soils and the hydrosphere, computational modeling of CZ processes, responses of the CZ to climate change (past, present, or future), and/or isotope geochemistry applied to critical zone processes. We expect this faculty member to teach a general education geoscience course (e.g. Earth, Energy, and the Environmen!
t; the Dynamic Earth; Earth Resources and the Environment; or a new course of their design), and upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses within their area of expertise. For more information see the full description at, or direct questions to the search committee at  

2) Environmental Geophysics:  This position will promote interdisciplinary, collaborative projects that use systems-based geophysics to study the near-surface and critical zones.  We are looking for a broad-minded geophysicist with strong research skills and interdisciplinary interests who uses geophysical methods to solve challenging problems relevant to environmental and energy systems, including global climate change. Potential research areas might combine geophysics with data analytics (statistics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, etc.), sedimentary geology, hydrogeology, and/or biogeochemistry to develop new approaches to characterize and monitor the shallow subsurface and the near-surface including soils, sediments, water, air, and life within Earth’s critical zone. This interdisciplinary research is critical to investigate process-response systems, prevent near-surface geohazards, and maintain global sustainability.  The faculty member is expected to devel!
op and teach undergraduate and graduate courses within their areas of expertise, example courses include, but are not limited to Environmental/Applied Geophysics, and Geophysical Field Camp. For more information see the full description at, or direct questions to the search committee at

3) Applied Structural Geology/Tectonics: This position will contribute to and expand upon existing interdisciplinary strengths in the department via the study of the 3D architecture and evolution of Earth's surface/crust, associated deformation and deformation processes, and application to practical questions. It supports college initiatives and research priorities in energy geosciences, seismicity, and water. We are looking for a broad-minded colleague whose skills and interests will complement and build upon existing areas of focus within the department. The research area is open but can include topics such as landscape evolution and geologic hazards, the structure and long-term stability of subsurface reservoirs, and tectonics & the carbon cycle. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate in new and existing areas of research in carbon sequestration, geothermal & hydrogen energy resources, and machine learning.  The faculty member is expected to develop and !
teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise; example courses include, but are not limited to Applied Structural Geology, Tectonic Geomorphology, Faulted & Fractured Reservoirs, and Tectonics & Climate. For more information see the full description at, or direct questions to the search committee at
The School of Geoscience has over a century of history preparing students for impactful careers in basic and applied geoscience. Information about the School of Geosciences’ research and teaching facilities can be found at Additional resources include the Samuel Roberts Noble Microscopy Laboratory, Bartell Field Camp, Kessler Field Station, and the OU Supercomputing Center for Education and Research. 
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 submit the following materials via ByCommittee using the position-specific links above:  1) a 1-2 page cover letter describing your interests in and qualifications for the position;  2) your current CV including contact information for three potential references; 3) a 1-2 page teaching statement briefly describing your teaching philosophy, teaching interests and potential teaching contributions to the School; 4) a diversity statement describing your knowledge of and/or experience addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in the geosciences (1 page); 5) and a 1-2 page research statement describing your research focus, methods, and future trajectory. Please direct questions to the appropriate search committee using the email address above. We will begin reviewing applications January 4nd, 2021 and will continue to review applications until the positions are successfully filled. 

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

The department of Geology at the University of Kansas is recruiting PhD and MS students in the broad areas of crustal deformation, geodetic data analysis, and slow slip events to work with Assistant Professor Noel M. Bartlow, beginning in Fall 2021.  Dr. Bartlow's research mainly focuses on understanding the behavior and mechanics of subduction zones.  She is especially interested in slow slip events and their ability to trigger damaging earthquakes.  NSF funding is available to work with seafloor optical fiber strainmeter data in Cascadia, to be deployed in 2021. Other project and funding opportunities exist as well.


For more information please Dr. Bartlow’s website at  Interested students should contact Dr. Bartlow at  Information on application procedures can be found at  The application deadline is December 31, 2020.  The University of Kansas is located in beautiful Lawrence, KS, which offers an affordable college-town lifestyle only 45 minutes from Kansas City.




Noel M. Bartlow (she/her)

Assistant Professor

Department of Geology
University of Kansas



Permitting Assistant


Tracking Code: 190-532 


UNAVCO, a non-profit university-governed consortium facilitating geoscience research and education using geodesy, is accepting applications for a Permitting Assistant in our San Clemente, California office.


For over three decades, UNAVCO has spearheaded the use of cutting-edge technology while providing robust operational support for researchers exploring tectonics (earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics), the deformation of ice, the Earth's response to groundwater, sea level, and aspects of the hydro-sphere, and atmosphere. We operate the Geodetic Facility for the Advancement of GeoScience, known as the GAGE Facility, and host the National Science Foundation's Geodesy Data Archive, which provides cyber infrastructure to support the full data life cycle and interoperability with other national and international Earth science Data Centers. UNAVCO operates a multinational network of geophysical instrumentation on behalf of the National Science Foundation. The Network of the Americas (NOTA) is comprised of over 1200 geophysical stations (GPS/GNSS, borehole strainmeter+ seismic) that span Alaska, the lower 48 states, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. A subset of NOTA stations contributes to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) ShakeAlert program, the earthquake early warning system in California, Oregon, and Washington.


The Permitting Assistant will support the permitting team and project managers with renewing NOTA permits in California. This position works closely with the Senior Contracts and Permitting Manager and Project Manager on permitting, landowner relations, and history of geophysical equipment as it relates to land use. The Permitting Assistant will interact with private landowners, private companies, and public agencies to renew permits and strengthen relationships between landowners and UNAVCO.


UNAVCO offers very competitive benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Supplemental Benefits, 4 weeks Paid Time Off (PTO), and a retirement plan with a 10% employer contribution.


To view the full posting and submit an application, visit UNAVCO’s career website (

Applications must include a cover letter and resume. Incomplete applications will not be considered and the deadline for application is Friday, December 18, 2020.  


We are unable to provide sponsorship for work authorization within the United States. UNAVCO is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer. Our long-term success depends on the development of a forward-looking, diversified workforce. UNAVCO values diverse perspectives and backgrounds in all positions within the organization and is fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and State laws, and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. All qualified and complete applications will be considered. Individuals with a disability needing an accommodation as part of the employment selection process should contact or 303.381.7515.


UNAVCO supports a safe work environment for all staff. As part of our commitment, UNAVCO conducts background checks. Background checks will vary and are based on position requirements. 



Required Experience:

  • Four-year degree in physical science, engineering, English, business administration, law, paralegal studies, or related field.
  • Three years’ experience working with public entities or related experience.

 Preferred Skills and Knowledge:

  • Ability to traverse many different levels of government agencies and understand bureaucratic processes and lead times.
  • Paralegal
  • Experience with GIS and public record databases
Salary: $39,527.00 - $57,313.00 USD 


I wanted to draw your attention to the themed faculty searches we have open for 12 different positions at Colorado School of Mines right now. In particular, we are looking to hire faculty within the data analytics theme for (1) Applied (to Earth and environmental science) Data Science and Machine Learning and (2) Computational Hydrology, both of which could be hired into (or jointly with) the Department of Geophysics. We are excited to continue growing our geo-data science teaching and research portfolio and hope that you consider applying! Details are below; review of applications will begin December 15.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.



Colorado School of Mines 
Multiple Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Positions Available
Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for multiple tenured/tenure-track faculty positions in three themes:  (1) Computational Science and Data Analytics, (2) Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, and (3) Quantum Information, Electronic Materials and Devices. These thematic hires are an integral part of Mines’ strategic effort to grow in areas where we already have significant strengths or where our strengths are emerging. Mines is a great place to engage in interdisciplinary education and research in each of these areas as they relate to our Earth, Energy and Environment mission.

These tenured/tenure-track positions are anticipated to begin in August 2021. New faculty could be hired into one of eight departments including the Department of Geophysics or could be jointly appointed in more than one department. In particular, we invite qualified candidates with research specialization in one or more of the following areas to apply: 

(1) Applied Data Science and Machine Learning with particular interest in data science, data analytics, geostatistics, machine learning, and other artificial intelligence techniques to address Earth and environmental science problems of societal relevance; and 

(2) Computational Hydrology with particular interest in surface water hydrology, groundwater hydrology, hydrogeophysics, “big data” hydrology, or large-scale modeling of hydrologic systems. 

Both of these positions for which the Department of Geophysics could serve as the home department are within the Computational Science and Data Analytics cluster, which can be found here. We seek candidates excited to share in our mission to address the challenges of creating a sustainable global society by educating the next generation of scientists and engineers and cultivating an inclusive and diverse community. Interested applicants should apply as soon as possible, but before January 4, 2021 for fullest consideration. The search committee will start reviewing applications on December 15, 2020, and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the positions are filled. Note that these positions represent only a fraction of the 12 positions that are being targeted in these three clusters; descriptions of the other two clusters can be found here and here

Mines, Colorado’s oldest public university, is located in picturesque Golden, Colorado, in the foothills of the Rockies, 13 miles west of Denver and 21 miles south of Boulder. Mines has 5,196 undergraduate students and 1,569 graduate students in a broad range of applied science and engineering disciplines. The School’s proximity to Denver and Boulder provides opportunities for significant collaboration with government labs and industry as well as other universities. 

Mines is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator that recognizes that diversity is crucial to its pursuit of excellence in learning and research. Mines is committed to developing student, faculty, and staff populations with differing perspectives, backgrounds, talents, and needs and those committed to creating a richer mix of ideas, energizing and enlightening debates, deeper commitments, and a host of educational, research, and service outcomes.  As such, Mines values candidates who have experience working in settings with individuals from diverse backgrounds.  Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Apply here:

Matthew R. Siegfried
Assistant Professor
Department of Geophysics

Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois St., Golden, CO 80401 |

The Geochemistry and Geophysics research groups in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Michigan State University are recruiting M.S. and Ph.D. students to start Fall 2021!

Our research groups offer opportunities to study tectonics and petrology at field sites around the globe, to image the Earth’s interior, and to model physical and chemical processes using laboratory and computational methods. Dynamic processes of our planet’s interior over its history generated Earth’s habitable surface and are responsible for the natural distribution of mineral resources and geologic hazards including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis.

Research and teaching assistantships are available for highly qualified applicants and are awarded in fall of each year. In addition, several fellowships and scholarships provide additional financial support for summer stipends, conference travel, and research and field expenses. Thanks to our generous alumni, the EES department offers the most awards per capita of any department at MSU.

Interested students should visit our prospective graduate student webpage ( and feel free to contact faculty directly via email. We DO NOT require or consider GRE this year!

Dr. Min Chen ( Data Science and Computational Seismology
Keywords: Full Waveform Inversion, Ambient Noise, Crust and Mantle Structure

Dr. Kevin Mackey ( Earthquake Seismology
Keywords: Seismology, Explosion Monitoring, Eurasian Field Work

Dr. Susannah Dorfman ( Experimental Mineralogy
Keywords: Mineral Physics, Experimental Petrology, Mantle Heterogeneity

Dr. Allen McNamara ( Geodynamics
Keywords: Geophysics, Geodynamics, Mantle Convection

Dr. Jeff Freymueller ( Geodesy
Keywords: Earthquakes, Active Volcanism, Cryospheric and Hydrospheric Change

Dr. Tyrone Rooney ( Igneous Petrology/Geochemistry
Keywords: Rifting, Geochemistry, Magmatism

Dr. Seth Jacobson ( Planetary Sciences
Keywords: Planetary Science, High Performance Computing, Early Earth

Dr. Songqiao “Shawn” Wei ( Seismology/Geophysics
Keywords: Subduction Zones, Seismic Imaging, Marine Seismology