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Snow Geophysics and Remote Sensing Graduate Opportunities at Boise State


Snow Geophysics and Remote Sensing Graduate Opportunities starting January 2021 at Boise State

The Department of Geosciences at Boise State University (Boise, Idaho, USA) has immediate openings for MSc and PhD geophysics applications on a project funded by the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) entitled “Advancement of snow monitoring for water resources, vehicle mobility, and hazard mitigation: using optical, microwave, acoustic, and seismic techniques“. This project aims to improve our ability to map snow properties related to hydrology and vehicle mobility, and to monitor avalanche events, using remote sensing and geophysics.  

Graduate positions are currently available to focus on 1) LiDAR and optical remote sensing of snow, 2) ground-based and InSAR radar remote sensing of snow, and 3) seismo-acoustic sensing of snow. All three projects involve data acquisition with state-of-the-art instrumentation, numerical modeling, interpretation, and analysis.  

Requirements
For all applicants, a prior degree in geophysics, engineering, physics, applied mathematics, remote sensing, or related fields is desired, with proficient skills in statistical data analysis and scientific programming (R, Python, Fortran, Matlab, or similar). Interest in snow and ice physics is expected. Experience in numerical modelling, working with Unix-like operating systems, and data acquisition, is an advantage. Good written and oral English language communication skills are expected.

Further Information
For further information please visit http://earth.boisestate.edu or contact Hans-Peter Marshall (hpmarshall@boisestate.edu, 208-426-1416). Co-PIs Ellyn Enderlin, Dylan Mikesell, Lee Liberty, Jeff Johnson, and Jake Anderson can be contacted as well.

The place of employment will be Boise, Idaho, USA, a metropolitan area with many outdoor opportunities close by. The targeted starting date is 1 January 2021.

Equal opportunities are an integral part of our personnel policy and we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups and women to apply.

We look forward to your application! Please see this link for more information about our graduate program and how to apply.


Assistant Professor - Near Surface Geophysics 

The Department of Earth Sciences in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Near Surface Geophysics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in geophysics, physics, or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. This research program will be expected to utilize field-based and modeling approaches to advance near-surface geophysical tools (e.g., GPR, seismic, magnetic, electrical, gravitational, and electromagnetic methods) that assist in hydrogeologic, archaeologic, forensic, and civil engineering investigations. Industry experience with such investigations, in addition to an academic background, is strongly preferred. We seek candidates whose research program and teaching interests complement existing strengths of the department and the institution in exploration geophysics and also environmental geoscience and resource exploration. The candidate will be expected to collaborate with researchers in other units across the University, for example including the Department of Anthropology, Department of Geography, School of the Environment, Civil Engineering, and the UofT School of Cities

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. 

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and the teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory geoscience courses and graduate and upper level undergraduate courses in fields related to their specialization, including field-based teaching of undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates must display evidence of excellence in both teaching and research.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a statement describing their research program (of no more than 5 pages); a sample of recent academic work (e.g., journal article, book chapter); and a teaching dossier to include a teaching statement (of no more than 5 pages), sample course syllabi and teaching evaluations.

Applicants must also provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each once an application is submitted. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters by the closing date.  

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact geol_sec@es.utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by October 21, 2020. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

Editor: Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics

The Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS) has a new opening for Editor of the Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (JEEG). JEEG is published quarterly and is a leading peer-reviewed scientific journal devoted specifically to the near surface geophysics community (Impact Factor: 1.52 –SCIMAGO, 1.39 -SCOPUS). JEEG welcomes manuscripts on new developments in near-surface geophysics applied to environmental, engineering, and mining issues, as well as novel case histories and descriptions of new equipment or software. Under the Editor’s leadership, JEEG regularly publishes special issues focused on topics of particular interest to the near-surface geophysics community. As examples, there have been JEEG special issues for airborne geophysics, agricultural geophysics, time domain electromagnetics, and unexploded ordnance (UXO). The position is expected to begin late summer 2020 to allow the new JEEG Editor to work with the existing JEEG Editor and transition to full responsibility for JEEG by January 2021. Please send a CV and cover letter detailing your interest in the position to staff@eegs.org. If you have questions please contact Barry Allred (Barry.Allred@usda.gov).

Editor-in-Chief: FastTIMES

The Environmental and Engineering Geophysics Society (EEGS) has a new opening for the position of FastTIMES Editor-in-Chief. FastTIMES is an electronic newsmagazine for the near-surface geophysical sciences, which has been published quarterly since 1998 and has a worldwide distribution. FastTIMES is devoted to showcasing novel uses of near-surface geophysics in a manner that is intended to be interesting to geophysicists as well as accessible to others who may be interested in using geophysics. Outreach to other geoscience and engineering professionals is an important, evolving focus for this newsmagazine. Responsibilities of the Editor-in-Chief include choosing special topics for future issues with the FastTIMES team of associate editors, soliciting content for industry and foundation news, compiling lists of upcoming short courses, workshops, and conferences related to near-surface geophysics, proofing all content, and working with the EEGS staff to publish each issue. Familiarity with Adobe InDesign CS6 or Adobe InDesign CC is desirable, but not mandatory. The position is expected to begin late summer 2020to allow the new FastTIMES Editor-in-Chief to work with the existing Editor-in-Chief and transition to full responsibility for FastTIMES by January 2021. Please send a CV and cover letter detailing your interest in the position to staff@eegs.org. If you have questions please contact Barry Allred (Barry.Allred@usda.gov). judith.robinson@pnnl.gov.

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