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Native American Heritage Month

Check out this article by the Geoscience Alliance at American Geophysical Union:

 

https://fromtheprow.agu.org/thoughts-geoscience-alliance-national-native-american-heritage-month/

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NASA “Ask Us” Event

Virtual Engagement

International Observe the Moon Night
International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration, as well as the cultural and personal connections we all have with Earth’s nearest neighbor.
Credits: NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Education and Communications Team

Next Event: International Observe the Moon Night Through a Native American Perspective

Event Date: Wednesday, November 8th

Time:10AM-11AM AKST |11AM-12PM PST |12PM-1PM MST |1PM-2PM CST | 2PM-3PM EST

The ESTEEM team hopes you to had a chance to participate in International Observe the Moon Night, October 28th, 2017 and we’d like you to join us for a conversation that explores the cultural and scientific connections that we have to our closest celestial neighbor, the Moon, through a Native American lens. Native Americans have been observing the Moon for thousands of years and have developed very specific cultural connections related to the Moon.

Join the ESTEEM team on November 8th for a presentation by Annette S. Lee (director of Native Skywatchers) and her Native Skywatchers colleagues: Carl Gawboy; and Jeff Tibbetts on the Ojibwe perspective of the Moon. Following their presentation, we will allow time for dialogue related to other Native American perspectives of the Moon. We will also review unique NASA content related to the study of the Moon and explore connections between this content and the Traditional Ecological Knowledge shared. How have various tribes used the Moon to keep track of time? What Tribal traditions take place around the Moon? Tune in to learn more about the Moon through a Native American Perspective.

To request access or ask questions about this event, email Bonnie Murray at bonnie.murray@nasa.gov. Check back the week of the event for a link to the YouTube live stream of this Ask-Us event.

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.

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

———- Forwarded message ———-
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

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