Job Opportunity–Earth Sciences, Leech Lake Tribal College

JOB OPPORTUNITY: EARTH SCIENCES
Leech Lake Tribal College in Cass Lake,
Minnesota, seeks a Research and
Community Coordinator in the general
area of Earth system science. This is a
new position and the successful candidate
will be supporting the continued
development of an integrated program of
information, education, and recruitment
of American Indian students that is built
around a community-inspired and
community-led natural history STEM
club –Azhegiiwe Bagwajaya’ii (“ he/she
returns to wilderness” in Ojibwe).
The program and the club will emphasize tutoring,
internships, engagement, student support, lectures, and a
workshop series, which includes Native speakers from the
greater community and academia. Azhegiiwe Bagwajaya’ii
will actively participate in the development and
maintenance of a long-term environmental monitoring
network as the focus of the connection between culture
and tradition and natural resources. The program of
environmental monitoring will include air, streams, lakes,
wetlands, soil, forests, plants, and wildlife. The
coordinator will supervise students and interested
community members in data collection.
LLTC is a small college within the Chippewa National
Forest near the headwaters of Mississippi River. Located
on the edge of the coniferous and the northern mixed
hardwood forests, the area is full of clear lakes, beautiful
rivers and tamarack bogs. This beautiful natural area is
also internationally known for its wide range of outdoor
activities including great fishing, hunting, hiking, xcountry
skiing, and more. Please visit
http://www.lltc.edu/about/employment for the job
description, description of qualifications, and application
information.

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Using the Flyover Country app in Undergrad Education — Short Course at GSA

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From: Amy Myrbo <amyrbo@umn.edu>
Date: Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 3:46 PM
Subject: [Reu-geo] using the Flyover Country app in undergrad ed – short course at GSA
To: GEO REU list <reu-geo@mailman.ucar.edu>

I thought that some of you might be interested in this short course.  We also think that in addition to undergrad classroom/field trip use, Flyover Country could be used in REUs as a place to make student writing about their research areas and projects widely available to the public, so let me know if you’re interested in discussing that angle for your 2018 interns!  Thanks for your time.

Geo-educators, please consider signing up for our GSA workshop in Seattle Saturday afternoon 10/21!
http://community.geosociety.org/gsa2017/science-careers/courses

Short course 523. Taking Students into the Field on Their Own Time: Using the Free, NSF-Funded Flyover Country Mobile App to Design Student Self-Guided Field Experiences

Abstract: Field experiences are an integral, formative part of a geoscience education. However, logistical barriers often make field trips difficult to include in undergraduate geoscience classes. This course will demonstrate using the free, NSF-funded “Flyover Country” app to design self-guided field trips that students can take on their own schedules. Participants will learn about the app, then experience an app-led group field trip near the convention center. Afterward, we will debrief the experience and discuss successes, modifications, and lessons learned. Participants will then have a hands-on tutorial on adding their own field trip content to the app database.

Instructors: Amy Myrbo, Avery Shinneman, Shane Loeffler
Cosponsors: GSA Geoinformatics Division; GSA Geoscience Education Division; GSA Limnogeology Division.

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Tenure-Track position in Geology or Earth Science

Tenure-Track position in Geology or Earth Science

Berea College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Geology/Earth Science (or closely related field) starting fall 2018. Teaching responsibilities will consist of core introductory geology courses such as Physical Geology, more advanced Geology/Earth Science courses in the applicant’s area of expertise, and eventual contributions to Berea’s general studies program. While Berea College’s Geology program has been inactive recently, its long history started nearly a century ago and has produced many successful geologists. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in hand, help rebuild the Geology Program, and begin teaching and pursuing undergraduate research in Berea College’s brand new Margaret A. Cargill Natural Sciences and Health Building, slated to open in summer 2018.

Berea College is committed in its mission to provide a quality education to high-ability students of limited economic means, to foster interracial and intercultural education, and to serve the Appalachian region. Berea seeks faculty committed to excellence in teaching, invested in scholarship and their discipline, dedicated to involving students in research, and who are also supportive of Berea’s core mission.

Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate academic transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, research proposal, and three letters of recommendation to geologysearch@berea.edu . Applicants should also complete and send the Faculty Application available at http://www.berea.edu/FacAppalong with other materials. Review of materials will begin November 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 40 states and 70 countries. The College has a longstanding commitment to interracial education; here, people of different races seek to learn from and about each other, while also living together. Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. It admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a Tuition Promise Scholarship, meaning no student ever pays tuition.  Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college. The College is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours per week. Washington Monthly Magazine has consistently ranked Berea in the top 3 of Liberal Arts Colleges for its success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities; in 2016 and 2017, the magazine ranked it number 1.

Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 15,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville. More information about Berea College is available at www.berea.edu.

Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and work here.

About Berea College

Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 40 states and 60 countries. As a reflection of its continuing commitment to interracial education, Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. Berea admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a four-year tuition scholarship. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college. The College is one of seven federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a labor position in which they work 10-12 hours per week. Graduates distinguish themselves in a variety of fields, including social service, government, ministry, the arts, business, education, medicine, and science, and many go on to earn graduate degrees.

Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 16,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville. More information about Berea College is available at www.berea.edu.

Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and work here.

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track Department of Environmental Science University of San Francisco

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track Department of Environmental Science

University of San Francisco

Job Summary:

The Department of Environmental Science at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2018. This position seeks candidates from the field of environmental science, earth science or environmental engineering.

Job Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in programs offered or supported by the Department, with curriculum oversight and development as appropriate. The expected teaching load for this position at USF is two 4-unit courses per semester with an additional third course every fourth semester (2-2-2-3 over two years). In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in service to the department and college, as well as maintain an active research program that engages students when possible.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a science or engineering discipline with relevance to environmental science completed prior to August 2018. A strong record of teaching at the university level, evidence of scholarship, and an understanding of and commitment to support the mission of the University of San Francisco are required. A commitment to undergraduate science education and research is essential. Successful candidates must be able to teach Environmental Chemistry at the undergraduate and graduate level. Of special interest are candidates with expertise in aquatic, atmospheric, or soil science. Experience with applying Geographic Information Systems to research or teaching is desirable. Candidates with expertise in other areas of environmental science are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a dynamic research program that ideally would allow for undergraduate student participation.

Job Information

  • Location:San Francisco, California, United States
  • Job ID:37165184
  • Posted:September 20, 2017
  • Position Title:Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track Department of Environmental Science
  • Company Name:University of San Francisco
  • Industry:Education / Teaching / Administration
  • Job Function:Science
  • Job Type:Full-Time
  • Min Education:Ph.D.

For information on how to apply, please visit the following link: www.usfjobs.com

EEO Policy
The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.

Introducing a new mentoring program – seeking mentors and mentees

Dear Geoscience Alliance community,

Mentoring is no longer exclusive to scientific conferences! Introducing Mentoring365, a new year-round mentorship opportunity. AGU, in collaboration with other Earth and space science organizations, created Mentoring365.

The program is entirely virtual, allowing scientists from around the globe to come together and share professional knowledge, expertise, skills, insights, and experiences. Throughout the program, mentors and mentees are provided with structured, adaptive tools to develop and attain their professional goals. Mentors, apply now to give back to the community and help support the next generation of Earth and space scientists. Mentees, apply now and ensure you reach your full potential.

Eligibility

All Mentoring365 applicants must be a current member of one of the program sponsors (American Geophysical Union, Association for Women Geoscientists, or the Society of Exploration Geophysicists). Mentees can be current students, post-docs, or recent graduates. Mentors can range in career stage from post-docs to senior scientists. The most important requirement is that you are dedicated to providing and receiving guidance.

Time Commitment 

Once matched, mentors and mentees work through guided resources over the course of 3-months. Weekly check-ins should be held between each mentoring pair for approximately 30 minutes.

Best regards,

Pranoti Asher (AGU) on behalf of the Mentoring365 Team

Asst. Prof in Human Systems at UCI ESS Dept

Hello All,

My department is hiring an Asst. Professor of Earth System Science in the area of  “Humans in the Earth System.”  Please feel free to contact me if you would like further information!

Best,

Kathleen Johnson

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Recruitment Period

Open date: September 7th, 2017

Next review date: November 1st, 2017
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: January 2nd, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

Assistant Professor of Earth System Science (tenure track): Humans in the Earth System

The Department of Earth System Science (ESS) at The University of California Irvine seeks to hire an Assistant Professor with expertise in the coupling of human and natural systems, with the goal of strengthening the department’s commitment to understanding and teaching how Earth system change interacts with human systems. The department is particularly interested in interdisciplinary researchers who integrate methods of the natural and social sciences to assess the connections between the global environment and human activities. Research areas might include, for example, pathways of sustainable development, the future of global fisheries, integrated assessment modeling, quantification of regional- to global-scale ecosystem services, econometric analyses of climate change impacts, and the drivers and consequences of land use change.

The ESS vision at UC Irvine began in in 1992 with a focus on global environmental changes that occur on human time scales. Currently the department has twenty-five full time faculty with research and teaching in climate dynamics, biogeochemistry of oceans and atmospheres, atmospheric chemistry, cryosphere, ecohydrology, food security, and global energy systems (see http://www.ess.uci.edu/). We seek a new colleague who will build on these core strengths. The new hire will be at the assistant professor level and in the UC tenure track. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a suitable discipline. Apply online at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04234 or contact facultysearch@ess.uci.edu. The selection process begins 1. Oct. 2017, and the position will remain open until filled.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location
Irvine, CA

Requirements Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI’s Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

References
4-6 references required (contact information only)

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Kathleen R. Johnson
Associate Professor, 
Department of Earth System Science
University of California, Irvine
3206 Croul Hall
Irvine, CA  92697
Phone:  949-824-6174

 

Recording of Harassment and Workplace Climate Webinar is now available

The recording of the AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs Webinar from 22 September 2017 on Harassment and Workplace Climate is now available.

You can view the recording and a list of all of the upcoming webinars at:

https://www.americangeosciences.org/workforce/aguagi-heads-and-chairs-webinars

or the webinar is also directly available on YouTube at:

https://youtu.be/FTFbZ4vrYpM

Pranoti Asher

Manager, Higher Education

American Geophysical Union

Mission Statement

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Geoscience Alliance

The Geoscience Alliance is a national alliance of individuals committed to broadening participation of Native Americans in the geosciences. Its members are faculty from tribal colleges, universities, and research centers; native elders and community members; industry and corporate representatives, students (K12, undergraduate, and graduate); formal and informal educators; and other interested individuals. The goals of the Geoscience Alliance are to:

1) create new collaborations in support of geoscience education for Native American students,

2) establish a new research agenda aimed at closing gaps in our knowledge on barriers and best practices related to Native American participation in the geosciences,

3) increase participation by Native Am

ericans in setting the national research agenda on issues in the geosciences, and particularly those that impact Native lands,

4) provide a forum to communicate educational opportunities for Native American students in geoscience programs, and

5) to understand and respect indigenous traditional knowledge.

Special thanks to the Naitonal Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, an NSF-funded Science and Technology Center, for their ongoing support of the Geoscience Alliance.

2012 Geoscience Alliance Conference

You are invited to the 2012 Geoscience Alliance Conference!

Where?
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  • Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, MT

When?

  • March 17-18, 2012