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This page will be used to give details of current employment opportunities for Earth and Environmental Science graduates. Please forward any notices to me for posting on this site. Many thanks - Brian Walton.


Submitted on behalf of Mike Hozik. Please share with all interested parties.  If you have questions about the position, contact Mike at Michael.Hozik@stockton.edu.

Structural Geology at Stockton University


Tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor for September 2016 in the area of Geology

with a specialization in Structural Geology and an interest in Tectonics and/or Geophysics. Familiarity with Field Geology

Techniques and GIS preferred. The candidate should be qualified to teach Structural Geology, Field Geology, Physical

Geology, and upper-level geoscience electives in their field of expertise such as Geophysics.


Teaching load is 12 hours each semester and could consist of lecture and lab sections as well as course offerings in the

University’s General Studies “commons”. Stockton is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and student body.


Stockton University is an innovative liberal arts and sciences college and is currently ranked among the top ten public Masters institutions in the northeast. The University is located in southern New Jersey on 1600 beautifully wooded acres about one hour from Philadelphia, two hours from New York City, three hours from the Baltimore/Washington area, and 20 minutes from Atlantic City. The Program operates a well-equipped coastal/marine field station minutes from campus. The University has a diverse array of undergraduate programs in the sciences including a new 66,000 sq. ft. Unified Science Center that opened in September 2013, with a second 60,000 sq. ft. building opening in late 2017. Stockton provides vast opportunities for interdisciplinary academic, scholarly, and pedagogic development in the sciences and mathematics.


Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Screening of applications begins January 4, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.


To apply please visit: https://careers-stockton.icims.com/jobsOnly electronic documents will be accepted.

Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents.

You may upload documents using; Word, PDF, JPEG or Videos either as one single file or as individual attachments.

1.) a letter of interest

2.) a curriculum vitae or resume

3.) a brief statement of your teaching philosophy and research goals

4.) Three (3) confidential letters of recommendation (e-mail letters only to: NAMS-geoltt-Search@stockton.edu.)

All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward.

  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact: Sharon Hunt, Recruitment Manager at 609-652-4384.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
  • Prospective employees may access the Annual Security Report for the College at www.stockton.edu/campuspoliceor contact the Campus Police department at 609-652-4378 to request a hard copy of the report.
  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit;http://www.stockton.edu/affirmative_action.



PhD is required for appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor. Excellent teaching and scholarship is

expected. Postdoctoral experience in Structural Geology is a plus; research interests might include, but are not limited to:

macroscale structures, microscale structures, geologic mapping, kinematic studies, ore geology structures, active tectonics,

timing of deformation, paleomagnetism, seismology, and near-surface geophysics.


Cal State Bakersfield (California) is hiring a Petroleum Geologist beginning  in August 2016. This is a 1 year, full-time teaching position and the successful applicant will be expected to teach classes in Petroleum Geology and Subsurface Mapping / Visualization, and classes in their specialty. Ability to teach Geophysics would be favored.

PhDs are preferred but an MS and industry experience will be considered.

This is an excellent opportunity due to CSUB's location in a major oil-producing region and our access to state-of-the-art industry software.

Please contact dbaron@csub.edu or go to http://www.csub.edu/facultyaffairs/Faculty%20Employment/Job%20Postings/index.html and search under "School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering"

Graham Andrews PhD, MGeol

"If you try and take a cat apart to see how it works, the first thing you have on your hands is a non-working cat" - D. Adams


Dear all,

there are 2 open positions in geodynamics (1 Postdoc and 1 PhD student) at the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ Potsdam). Please feel free to apply or forward this email to any person who might be interested. 

We are searching for motivated researchers with interest in Rifting and Numerical Modelling as members of the Helmholtz Young Investigators Group CRYSTALS "Continental Rift Dynamics Across the Scales". The official advertisement text can be found at the following websites and is also pasted further below.

Candidates should apply no later than 15th of February via applications@gfz-potsdam.de quoting the indicated reference numbers and combining their application documents (letter of motivation, CV and certificates) into a single PDF file with a size of up to 3 megabytes.

For any questions, e-mail me at sascha.brune@gfz-potsdam.de 

Sascha Brune

Sascha Brune
Geodynamic Modelling Section
GFZ Potsdam, Germany

The Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences is the national research centre for Earth sciences in Germany. With approx. 1180 employees, the GFZ is conducting interdisciplinary research on the “System Earth” and the influence of humans on the planet. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, it is part of Germany’s largest science organization.

This project is embedded in the vibrant Geodynamic Modelling Section with great expertise in numerical geodynamics ranging from mantle convection and plumes over lithospheric-scale processes to earthquakes and tsunamis.

1 Postdoc position (Geodynamics)
Reference No. 5/25/16 D
Project title: Structures and Dynamics of Magmatic Continental Rifts – Numerical Modelling in two and three Dimensions  

The aim of this project is to understand the interaction of rift tectonics with the generation and extraction of magma. The successful candidate will use state of the art numerical modelling software in order to investigate magma-tectonic feed-back processes and their impact on rift dynamics in two and three dimensions. Focus regions comprise primarily the East African Rift System, but also the volcanic continental margins of the South Atlantic. The project is embedded in the Helmholtz Young Investigators Group CRYSTALS “Continental Rift Dynamics Across The Scales: Understanding Observations Through Numerical Modelling”. It is carried out in cooperation with the research group “General Geology” at Potsdam University.

    - develop and run computational rift models
    - improve the geodynamic modelling software by introducing partial melting and melt extraction accounting for rheological feed-back processes
    - benchmark 2D magmatic rift models with well-studied areas of the Kenya Rift and the South Atlantic
    - application to 3D rift dynamics under consideration of rift segmentation and multi-phase extension
    - supervision of Master students 

    - Master’s degree and PhD degree in geophysics, geology or other related disciplines at the time the position starts
    - research interest in continental rifting and numerical modelling
    - experience in scientific programming (e.g. C, Fortran, Python, Matlab, etc)
    - ability to work independently, as well as within a multidisciplinary team
    - research experience with the East African Rift System is a plus but not a must 

Starting date:
    - 1st of June 2016 or by arrangement
Fixed term:
    - 3 years

1 PhD position (Geodynamics)
Reference No. 4/25/16 D
Project title: Continental Rift Dynamics across the Scales – Numerical Modelling of Ductile Localisation in Poly-Mineralic Rocks  

The aim of this project is to link tectonics of rifting and continental break-up with rock deformation on the sub-centimetre scale. The successful candidate will use state of the art numerical modelling software in order to investigate ductile strain localisation of poly-mineralic rocks and compare the results to laboratory rock deformation experiments and to field observations. The project is embedded in the Helmholtz Young Investigators Group CRYSTALS “Continental Rift Dynamics Across The Scales: Understanding Observations Through Numerical Modelling”. It is carried out in cooperation with GFZ-Section 4.2 “Geomechanics and Rheology”.

    - run computational models of rock deformation on centimetre-scale and analyse the results
    - improve the geodynamic modelling software by introducing grain size dependent rheology
    - benchmark numerical results with centimetre-scale laboratory experiments performed at GFZ
    - calculate lithospheric-scale rift models that include grain size dependent rheology with application to the East African Rift and the South Atlantic continental margins
    - present results at international conferences and in scientific publications 

    - Master’s degree (or equivalent, such as Bachelor’s degree with honours) in geophysics, geology, physics or other related sciences
    - research interest in continental rifting, rock deformation and numerical modelling
    - basic experience in scientific programming (e.g. Python, Matlab, C, Fortran, etc)
    - interest in a scientific career and in interdisciplinary project collaboration
    - very good command of the English language in spoken and written form 

Starting date:
    - 1st of June 2016 or by arrangement
Fixed term:
    - 2+1 years

Sascha Brune
Geodynamic Modelling Section
GFZ Potsdam, Germany


The University of Leicester are seeking to appoint a Technician for a permanent position in the Department of Geology. The successful applicant will be involved in the smooth running of our Analytical Facilities, and be responsible for (amongst other things):

- providing practical advice and guidance for use of the electron microprobe and SEM.

-specialist practical expertise, advice and guidance on the sectioning of samples (mainly geological, but include archaeological and forensic materials).

-supervising use of the Rock Sample Preparation Suite.

-participation in undergraduate field course and research based fieldwork

-ensuring demonstrations and displays are set out for UCAS and open days. 

-and assisting with materials and equipment for teaching demonstrations and practical examinations.

It’s a grade 6 post so would suit a graduate, masters or PhD student with an interest in a wide variety of geological work.

On behalf of Dr Tiffany Barry (tlb2@leicester.ac.uk)



Dr Craig Magee

Research Fellow,

Room 2.60

Basins Research Group (BRG),

Department of Earth Science & Engineering, Imperial College, LONDON,



E-mail: c.magee@imperial.ac.uk

Personal Website: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/people/c.magee

Research Group Website: http://www.basinsresearchgroup.com/

Phone: +44 (0)20 7594 6510

Twitter: @DrCraigMagee



A full Professor position in Tectonics will be open this spring at the University of Rennes.

Information can be found at: https://geosciences.univ-rennes1.fr/spip.php?article1623

Note that the administrative formalities requested for the French citizens (habilitation, qualification) are NOT requested for non-French candidates.

Denis Gapais
Géosciences Rennes
Université de Rennes 1
35042 Rennes cedex
phone 33 2 23 23 67 36
mobile 33 6 20 01 58 69
fax 33 2 23 23 60 97


Please find enclosed the advertisement for a postdoctoral position at MARUM (http://www.marum.de/en/index.html). Please feel free to forward this email to any colleague who may be interested.

We are searching for enthusiastic and dynamic young researchers within the Seafloor Dynamics research area (http://www.marum.de/en/Seafloor_Dynamics.html) for the project:

Linking Observations along Passive Margins with their Kinematics and Dynamics by Simultaneous Restoration and Forward Modelling of Seismic Sections


The deadline for the application is the 24th of February, 2016. Applications should include a CV, a list of publications, a statement describing research interests, the applicant's research and technical background as they relate to the position and contact information for three referees.

Applications and questions should be directed with the reference number A265/15 electronically to:

Prof. M. Perez-Gussinye

or by post to: 

Prof. M. Perez-Gussinyer
University of Bremen
Postfach 330 440
D-28334 Bremen, Germany

Best regards,

M. Perez-Gussinye

Prof. M. Perez-Gussinye
Center for Marine Environmental Sciences
Klagenfurter Strasse
28359 Bremen

The EarthByte Group is currently advertising for a 2-year postdoc position in computational tectonics and evolution of sedimentary basins as part of the ARC Basin Genesis Hub:

Please circulate the ad to anyone interested in applying.

Kind regards,


Professor of Geophysics and Director, Basin Genesis Hub

EarthByte Group | School of Geosciences | The University of Sydney

T +61 2 9036 6533

W sydney.edu.au/science/people/dietmar.muller.php



Hi All

We are advertising for a permanent lectureship in Structural Geology and Tectonics and a number of fully funded PhD studentships (the latter for EU and UK students only I'm afraid) at Portsmouth as part of our University's ongoing investment in our area.


Craig Storey
Associate Head (Research)

Reader in Geology
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Burnaby Building
University of Portsmouth
Burnaby Road
+44 (0)2392842245


Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Structural Geology

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology

University of Nevada Reno

The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) seeks applicants with expertise in field-oriented structural geology. NBMG is a public service unit of UNR and serves as both the state geologic survey of Nevada and as a research department in the UNR College of Science.  Faculty at NBMG have tenure-track academic appointments, with both research and teaching obligations.  The primary responsibilities of this position will be to develop productive externally funded, research programs in the field of structural geology.  Research will focus on structural geology as it relates to the tectonic evolution of Nevada, utilizing innovative approaches to detailed geologic mapping, structural analysis of fault and folds, and geochronology.  The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to understanding natural resources and geologic hazards in the context of structural settings and deformational events. Duties will include supervising graduate students and teaching courses in the candidate’s area of expertise within the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering (DGSE). 

Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctorate in geology or a related geoscience field by the time of hire and a demonstrated record of research on topics related to Structural Geology, as indicated by dissertation research, industry experience, and/or peer-reviewed publications.  The successful candidate must also have experience in field-oriented research and a desire to conduct such research on future projects.  Expertise in geologic mapping, fault kinematics, rock mechanics, and/or geochronology will be valued. Excellent communication skills, as demonstrated in written application materials; commitment to public service; potential for, or established record of publications; and ability to attract funding are essential.  We encourage candidates to explain achievable plans for funded research on Nevada-focused topics in Structural Geology in their letters of interest. 

Starting date will be July 1, 2016 or shortly thereafter, depending on availability of the successful candidate. To apply, please visit: https:/www.unrsearch.com/postings/19454. Please submit a letter expressing your interest in the position and research plans; names, e-mail addresses, postal addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references; a complete curriculum vitae; and electronic copies of up to three of your publications to http://jobs.unr.edu/. Application deadline is February 1, 2016.  For further information about NBMG, please consult our website (http://www.nbmg.unr.edu) or contact Dr. James Faulds, NBMG Director and Search Chair, at jfaulds@unr.edu EEO/AA. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


The Geology Department at Whitman College is searching for a one-year sabbatical replacement for the 2016-17 academic year.

 This is a visiting position in Geology, with expertise in Structural Geology, at the rank of assistant professor. Effective August 2016. A Ph.D. is required. Over the course of two semesters, the successful candidate will teach Structural Geology with lab, Introductory Physical Geology with lab, and two lecture/seminar courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. 

The online application will prompt you to submit all of the required materials: a letter of application; separate statements addressing the candiadate’s teaching interests and scholarly agenda; curriculum vitae; the contact information for three people who will be contacted for letters of reference; graduate transcripts; and complete sets of teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction.

Each application should address the candidate’s interest in working with majors and non-majors at a liberal arts college, at all levels of undergraduate instruction. In addition, because Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community, applicants should explain how their classroom and scholarly practices will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment.

To apply, go to https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/ , click “Faculty” and “Structural Geology”.

Review of applicants will begin March 1st and continue until the position is filled.

No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.

For additional information about Whitman College and the Walla Walla area, see www.whitman.edu and www.wallawalla.org

Kirsten Parker Nicolaysen

Associate Professor and Chair

Department of Geology
345 Boyer Ave.
Whitman College
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Ph. 509.527.4934
Email: nicolakp@whitman.edu


Dear All,

Please could you circulate the advert below to any potentially interested candidates.

Many thanks

Martin Smith


Dr Martin Smith CGeol FGS, FMS

Reader in Geology

School of Environment and Technology

University of Brighton

Cockcroft Building

Lewes Road




Tel: (+44)(0)1273 642265

e-mail: martin.smith@brighton.ac.uk


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Geology

School of Environment and Technology


Brighton - Moulsecoomb


£33,574 to £47,801

Closing Date: 

Thursday 31 March 2016



Bring your expertise and enthusiasm to support and strengthen our School's work and reputation in Geology and Earth Science. You will contribute to teaching and research in Geology and related areas, in particular supporting our new integrated Masters programme in Geology, and help to generate new areas of funded research and scholarship. You will also be expected to contribute to residential field courses and to the supervision of final year dissertations and (where appropriate) Doctoral students.

To succeed in this role you will need a degree in Geology (or cognate science discipline) and either have, or be near to completing, a PhD.  In addition, you will have, or be able to develop, a research profile that will complement and enhance the internationally rated research undertaken within the School. We are particularly interested in seeking applicants with expertise in petroleum geology, engineering geology or structural geology, although staff from other areas of geology which complement our existing research and teaching strengths are welcome to apply. The appointment is for two years in the first instance.

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr. Norman Moles (n.moles@brighton.ac.uk) or Dr. Martin Smith (martin.smith@brighton.ac.uk)

The university offers a wide range of employee benefits including a generous relocation and pension scheme, childcare vouchers and travel loans. Job sharers welcome.