Volume 21 No. 6– November 1, 2016
Postdoctoral Researcher in Large-Scale Atmospheric Dynamics - University of Bergen and the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research
There is an opening for a postdoctoral researcher (2 years) in large-scale atmospheric dynamics at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen and the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research. The position is connected to a project on "Dynamics of Arctic-Midlatitude Teleconnections: Mechanisms, robustness and tropical modulation" funded by the Research Council of Norway.
The application deadline is December 1, 2016. For more information, see here.
Lecturer - Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of St. Andrews
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is seeking a lecturer to commence by June 2017. The area of appointment will be in Earth science that spans one or more of sedimentary geology and stratigraphy, paleontology, structural geology, metamorphic geology, volcanology, Earth system modelling, and Earth resources.
For more information, see here.
Professor - Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of St. Andrews
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is seeking a professor to commence by June 2017. The area of appointment will be in Earth science that spans one or more of tectonics, structural and metamorphic geology, volcanology, Earth system modelling, Earth resources, paleontology, sedimentary geology, and stratigraphy.
For more information, see here.
Assistant Professor in Petrology - Department of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto
The Department of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto, is seeking an outstanding individual for a tenure-stream appointment on St. George campus at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment is in the fields of metamorphic and igneous petrology and high-temperature geochemistry applied to Earth materials, and will commence July 1, 2017.
The application deadline is December 15, 2016. For more information, see here.
Professional Research Assistant - CIRES, University of Colorado at Boulder
The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado, Boulder has an opening for a professional research assistant in standardization and harmonization of measured variables in paleoclimate proxy records and reconstructions. This position is co-located at the National Centers for Environmental Information, World Data Service for Paleoclimatology (WDS-Paleo), also in Boulder.
For more information, see here, or contact Dr. Carrie Morrill at .
Text Writers for Geoscience for Society Multimedia Booklet - Geoscientists Canada and the Canadian Federation of Earth Scientists
Geoscientists Canada and the Canadian Federation of Earth Scientists are seeking proposals to write and compose a national booklet describing the role of geoscience and the work of geoscientists in serving the needs of society.
The deadline to respond is November 15, 2016 (5:00 PM Pacific). For more information, see here.
Student Positions Available
PhD Student in Geology - University of Oklahoma
The University of Oklahoma is seeking applicants fo ra PhD student position at the University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK) to work on a joint project led by Dr. Megan Elwood Madden (low-temperature geochemistry), and Dr. Lynn Soreghan (sedimentary geology and paleoclimatology). This research will investigate geochemical and sedimentological aspects of weathering in recent sediments from Antarctic and similar global environments, aimed at ultimately investigating implications for global carbon cycling.
For more information, see here, or contact Dr. Elwood Madden ( ) and Dr. Gerilyn Soreghan ( ).
PhD Student in Eolian Processes and Climate Variability - Baylor University
A PhD studentship is available in fall 2017 to study historic and prehistoric records of drought induced eolian activity on the Great Plains, USA. Competitive funding is available for up to 5 years on this project. Deadline for graduate applications is January 15, 2017, but an early submittal is advised. Research is focused on better understanding atmosphere-land surface interactions through changes in dust emissivity.
Student should have a strong background in GIS/remote sensing, sedimentology, stratigraphy, pedology, paleoclimatology, geochronology and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a large research group. Students across the geosciences and environmental sciences are encouraged to apply.
For more information, please contact Professor Steven L. Forman at .
PhD Students in Ice Cores - University of Rochester
The Ice Core Lab at the University of Rochester has an opening for a PhD student. The lab's work uses ice cores from Greenland and Antarctica to study past environmental change, with the goal of better understanding the Earth's natural climate system.
Some examples of the Ice Core Lab's current and possible research projects include:
- Understanding past changes in atmospheric methane during natural climate warming events
- Using carbon-14 produced by cosmic rays in glacial ice to understand past changes in cosmic ray bombardment intensity and related changes in solar activity
- Using ice core measurements of carbon monoxide and its isotopes to understand past changes in the chemical reactivity of the global atmosphere
For more information, please contact Vasilii Petrenko at .
Masters and PhD Students in Paleoclimatology - RED Lab, University of Utah
Working in association with archaeologists from the Dugway Proving Ground, the RED Lab (Records of Environment adn Disturbance Lab) at the University of Utah has been conducting research on the paleoenvironment of the West Desert region of Utah. Masters and PhD research opportunities are available on this project for fall 2017.
For more information, please contact Dr. Andrea Brunelle at .
CMOS Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships
The Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) offers undergraduate and graduate scholarships in atmospheric sciences, meteorology, climate, oceanography, and related fields (e.g., mathematics, hydrology, limnology). The undergraduate scholarships offer $1,000 and $1,500. The graduate scholarship is $10,000.
Information about these scholarships and how to apply can be found here. Please note that you do not have to be a member of the Society to receive a scholarship.
- Undergraduate scholarship deadline: March 15, 2017
- Graduate scholarship deadline: April 20, 2017
Professional Learning Courses in Indigenous Education
The UBC Faculty of Education has announced three professional learning courses in Indigenous Education that will take place in 2017. The Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education is open to anyone for registration; it is a free course delivered entirely online.
- Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education | Online MOOC
- Aboriginal Education in Canada | UBC Vancouver
- Ecology, Technology, and Indigeneity in the High Amazon Summer Institute | Lamas, Peru
British Columbia Geological Survey Open House - November 17 & 18, 2016
- Date: November 17-18, 2016
- Location: Victoria, BC
We invite you to attend the annual British Columbia Geological Survey Open House, featuring a day and a half of presentations highlighting the geology and mineral deposits of the province. For more information about the event, see here.
Simon Fraser University Earth Sciences Seminar
- Speaker: Marc-Andre Brideau, SFU Earth Sciences Adjunct, BGC Engineering
- Title: Vulcan Creek Landslide Dam Research
- Date: Friday, November 4, 2016 at 10:30 AM
- Location: SSB 7172
- Notes: Refreshments will be served (bring your own coffee mug)