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LandLab Modeling Toolkit - Short Course at GSA 2017

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:26:14 +0000

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Dear Colleagues,

If you are attending GSA and interested in learning quick modeling tricks in earth surface processes using a web browser, please join our Landlab short course: 

Landlab Earth Surface Modeling Toolkit: Building and Applying Models of Coupled Earth Surface Processes 

When/Where: Oct. 21. 8am-5pm. Washington State Convention Center (WSCC)

Instructors: Erkan Istanbulluoglu, Christina Bandaragoda, Sai Nudurupati, Amanda Manaster; Civil and Env. Engineering, Univ. of Washington; 

Cosponsor: National Science Foundation.


Landlab is a python-based modeling environment for building numerical models of earth surface processes ( This day-long short course will introduce Landlab and provide hands-on experience to participants with the aim that they will be able to use Landlab in teaching and research upon completing the course. First, we will use Landlab as a watershed analysis tool for mapping hydrologic and geomorphic fluxes. Second, existing coupled models will be introduced and explored, including models for whole landscape evolution, ecohydrology, sediment transport, landslide risk, and flood routing. Participants will run Landlab on their laptops or on CUAHSI’s HydroShare ( using a web browser.



Hope to see you at GSA!


Erkan Istanbulluoglu

University of Washington

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Kansas State University Department of Civil Engineering Faculty Position

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 03:52:50 +0000

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Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 23:45

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, Department of Civil Engineering, invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track position in civil engineering at the Full, Associate or Assistant Professor level; with preference given to individuals with credentials meriting tenured status and an open endowed position, and contributing towards ongoing departmental and college strengths in geotechnical, structures, transportation or water resources.  K-State is a Land Grant University with an ABET-accredited BS degree, and MS and PhD programs in CE. This position is supported by excellent laboratories in a new, state-of-the-art building. Applicants must have a B.S. and Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field.  To apply, submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research objectives and teaching philosophy, and contact information for five references at Preference will be given to applications received by November 1, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.  More information is available at and questions may be directed A background check is required for the final candidate. Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Questions may be directed to or phone: (785) 532-5862. Inquiries and applications will be confidential. The names of finalists who come to the campus for interviews will be announced publicly. 


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Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in Environmental Chemistry

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 23:24:33 +0000

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 19:30

Environmental Chemistry Tenure Track Position

Northern Arizona University seeks a full-time tenure-track joint position shared between the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program in environmental chemistry, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, provide teaching excellence in upper-division undergraduate- and graduate-level environmental chemistry lectures and labs, and actively serve the university. Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in chemistry, geosciences, or closely related academic field conferred by the start date of August 20, 2018. Preferred qualifications (see full ad for details): research experience in field and laboratory settings, appropriate publication and funding record, effective university teaching and mentoring, research interests in the discipline to complement NAU strengths, and experience working in culturally diverse environments. Additional information about the position and about NAU generally, along with the application procedure, can be found at:

Review of applications will begin after October 9, 2017, and the position will remain open until filled or closed. Address questions to Dr. Mary Reid, SESES, PO Box 4099, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4099, (attn. Environmental chemistry or geochemistry position), (928) 523-7200. Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. 

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Open position: Kellogg Biological Station Director

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:26:07 +0000

Article Type: Job OpeningStart Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 10:30Michigan State University seeks a director for the W. K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) to provide leadership and promote a creative environment that fosters innovation and excellence in the Station's research, education, and outreach programs in ecology, evolution, agriculture, and conservation biology. This is an annual-year (12-month) full-time academic appointment based at KBS at the level of Full Professor, with a tenure appointment in a campus department appropriate to the candidate's expertise. The position is expected to be filled beginning August 2018. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and demonstrated potential to lead and manage a dynamic program of interdisciplinary research, education, and outreach, a record of research excellence in any area of ecology, evolution, agriculture, or conservation biology, and strong interpersonal skills. The position carries minimally a 60% administrative assignment; the remainder of the appointment can be split among research, teaching, and outreach. Continuation of an active research program is encouraged and will be supported. KBS is one of the world’s leading biological field stations and is located in southwest Michigan, 65 miles southwest of the MSU main campus in East Lansing. The Station includes 13 resident faculty, ~30 graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and academic specialists. KBS programs are fully integrated into the academic and outreach programs of MSU. All faculty hold academic appointments in departments on the MSU campus, and they participate in campus teaching and departmental and interdepartmental graduate programs. KBS comprises over 1300 hectares of natural and managed, aquatic and terrestrial habitats, as well as modern research laboratories. In addition to the academic personnel, KBS includes the Kellogg Farm, Bird Sanctuary, and Conference Center. Additional information about KBS can be found at The KBS Director reports to the deans of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (lead college) and the College of Natural Science at MSU. The Director oversees the research and education programs at KBS and coordinates these programs with campus departments. The Director also leads major development efforts in support of KBS programs and is responsible for promoting KBS to local, regional, national, and international organizations. Applicants for the position of Director should submit 1) a CV and 2) a cover letter describing your interest in the position with an emphasis on your leadership experience and philosophical approaches to faculty development, student success, and achieving a culture of diversity and inclusion. At the end of the cover letter, please include names and contact information for three (3) references who are familiar with your work and leadership experience. Letters are not initially required, but these individuals may be approached for additional information only after obtaining the applicant's permission to do so. Applications should be submitted on line at (posting #453174). Review of applications will begin 15 September 2017, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Questions regarding this position may be directed to the Search Committee Co-Chairs, Dr. Michael Jones ( and Dr. Danny Schnell, ( Group content visibility: Public - accessible to all site users[...]

Tenure track professor, Paleoclimatology-geochemistry

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 18:42:49 +0000

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Monday, September 11, 2017 - 14:45

Position Title

Assistant Professor Paleoclimatology/Geochemistry

Vacancy # F-24

Department: Earth and Environmental Studies

Job Description

The Department of Earth and Environmental Studies at Montclair State University invites applications for a full-time (10-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Paleoclimatology/Geochemistry. We seek individuals who work with geological archives (corals, speleothems, ocean sediments, lake sediments, ice cores, glacial deposits, tree rings) to understand Earth’s climate processes such as atmospheric and ocean circulation, the global carbon cycle, cryosphere dynamics, and how these processes affect biological and human systems over a range of time scales. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous externally funded research program, engage in student mentoring, and have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching.  The candidate will play a critical role in our bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in Earth and Environmental Science, Geography, Sustainability Science, and Environmental Management. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses in Earth and Environmental Science, as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses within the applicant’s areas of expertise. Service to the department, university, and larger professional community is required.

Qualifications & Requirements

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Science, Earth System Science, Geology, Geochemistry, Geography, or other appropriate field, a record of peer-reviewed scholarship in paleoclimatology and geochemistry, and evidence of potential for success in grant activity. Post-doctoral experience is desirable.

Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2018
Apply:  Electronic applications assembled into one combined .pdf or .doc file, and containing a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching and research interests, and the names and contact information for three professional references should be sent to  V-F24

Apply By: October 20,2017

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MS and PhD student opportunities

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 19:11:14 +0000

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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Geoscience Department is seeking applicants for its MS and PhD programs for Spring and Fall of 2018.  Applications are due October 1, 2017 for Spring 2018 and February 1, 2018 for Fall 2018.  More information can be found here about the department:  and the admissions process: For questions please contact the Graduate Admissions Coordinator Dr. Elisabeth Hausrath

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Wiess Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Rice University - Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 15:57:54 +0000

Article Type: Job OpeningStart Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:00The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University is inviting applications for the Wiess Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship. We are seeking candidates with independent research interests that intersect with one or more faculty within our department. Applicants must have a Ph.D. awarded within three years of the time of appointment. The research fellowship will be supported for two years, pending satisfactory progress during the first year, and covers an annual stipend of $60,000 with a benefits package and an additional annual discretionary research allowance of $3,500. Applicants are requested to develop a proposal of research to be undertaken during the fellowship period. The principal selection criteria are scientific excellence, a clearly expressed research plan to address questions at the forefront of their field of study, and research synergies with at least one faculty. The proposed research should, however, encompass independent research ideas and explore new directions beyond the applicant’s Ph.D. Preference will be given to applicants whose proposals demonstrate independence and originality, and also the potential for collaboration with one or more faculty in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences. Applicants are required to submit: (1) A cover letter (2) A research proposal of no more than 3 pages (single-spaced), including figures (3) A current CV, including a list of publications All three documents should be submitted as a single PDF file to the chair of the fellowship search committee ( by 10 November, 2017. In addition, letters of reference should be submitted by three referees to the same email address and by the same deadline. The highest ranked applicants will be invited to visit Rice in early 2018. Following acceptance, the appointment may begin anytime before 1 January, 2019. For further information or questions contact the chair of the search committee at Rice University is located in Houston, Texas, and is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian university that aspires to path-breaking research, unsurpassed teaching, and contributions to the betterment of our world. Rice fulfills this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor. Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. Group content visibility: Use group defaults[...]

Open tenure-track position in Boundary Layer Meteorology

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 16:46:40 +0000

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:45

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Central Michigan University is hiring at the Assistant Professor level in Boundary Layer Meteorology. We are interested in candidates with potential areas of specialty in (no particular order):

  • Influence of land-use on meteorological processes
    • Agriculture
    • Urban areas
  • Chemical exchange between surface and free atmosphere - pollution, fire weather, etc.
  • Improvement of the representation of boundary layer processes in models
    • Operational forecast models or large eddy simulations
  • Air-sea interactions
  • Boundary layer processes in complex terrain - mountains, coasts, etc.
  • Wind energy
  • Forcings for convection in the boundary layer

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017.  Application details can be found on the position page:


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Professor and Head of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 14:49:00 +0000

Article Type: Job OpeningStart Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 10:45The University of Bristol is looking to appoint an outstanding candidate as Head of School of Earth Sciences who can provide inspirational leadership and strategic management within the School.   This is a key academic leadership position within the University of Bristol, supporting the attainment of the University’s vision and overall objectives, and participating in the collective formulation and delivery of the University’s academic strategy.  We are looking for a proven track record of excellent partnership working both internally and externally as well as academic excellence within chosen field with the ability to engage, lead and influence across wide range of inter-faculty disciplines.  The Head of School will also have a deep commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.   The School is a leading international centre for the Earth Sciences, and is consistently one of the highest ranked Earth Science groups in the UK.  It boasts research strengths across palaeobiology, petrology, geophysics, geochemistry and volcanology, which underpin a diverse teaching programme at undergraduate and masters levels.  Sustained funding successes and links to industry have led to the development of numerous state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment facilities, as well as attracting high calibre postgraduate students and postdoctoral scholars.  The School prides itself on maintaining a collegial atmosphere that provides support to all its members.   With a population of over 400,000, Bristol is the largest city in the South West and the region’s leading centre for business, culture and education.  Bristol was named the best city to live in by the Sunday Times in their ‘Best Places to Live Guide 2017’.   The closing date for applications is Monday 9 October 2017 at midnight.   The interview process will take place over two days on 28 and 29 November 2017.   To apply, please submit a comprehensive CV along with a covering letter setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match the role and person specifications for the post.   For more information or an informal discussion please contact Professor Tim Gallagher, Dean of Science, at   The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities. Group content visibility: Public - accessible to all site users[...]

Open position: Professor in Geophysics, Department of Geosciences, Boise State University

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 19:52:28 +0000

Article Type: Job OpeningStart Date: Monday, August 28, 2017 - 15:45The Department of Geosciences at Boise State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the broad field of Geophysics beginning in Fall 2018. We encourage applications from individuals with strengths that complement existing and emerging research areas, and who can collaborate across disciplinary boundaries.The Geophysics Group in the Department of Geosciences has internationally recognized research programs in seismology, hydrogeophysics, near-surface geophysics, snow-and-ice science, and volcanology. Emerging research areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, marine geology and geophysics, geodynamics, and climate science. A successful candidate will articulate a vision of active collaboration with researchers in the geophysics, Earth surface dynamics, and solid Earth geology groups in the Geoscience Department, as well as in the broader research communities at Boise State, nationally, and internationally. We seek a dynamic candidate who will develop and maintain an externally funded research program, mentor graduate students, and engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching using evidence-based instructional practices. Boise State University is ideally situated in the Northwest's third largest metropolitan area, and is a vibrant city with substantial cultural and recreational opportunities. Applicants must have a PhD in geophysics, or related fields such as applied physics, applied mathematics, or engineering, and must have demonstrated success in research. The position may be filled either at the assistant or associate level depending upon experience. Applications from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged. Review of candidates will begin on October 15 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a single PDF document, which includes the following components: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statements outlining teaching and research interests and experiences, and 4) contact information for three or more professional references. Applications should be submitted here: Please contact Dr. Jeffrey Johnson ( or Dr. Alejandro N. Flores ( with questions. Supporting Material(s):  Geophysics Faculty Job Boise State.pdfGroup content visibility: Public - accessible to all site users[...]