Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Seismology, Nevada Seismological Laboratory, University of Nevada, Reno

Jayne Bormann jbormann at unr.edu
Wed Sep 29 21:43:28 UTC 2021

Dear UNAVCO Community,

Please share and consider applying for the following position at the Nevada Seismological Laboratory, University of Nevada, Reno.

Thank you!


Job Description

The Nevada Seismological Laboratory (NSL) at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) invites applications to fill an Assistant Professor position in earthquake seismology. This is a 9-month, full-time, tenure-track, continuing appointment with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022. NSL faculty have academic appointments with research, teaching, mentoring, and service obligations. We seek to hire an observational seismologist who specializes in research topics including, but not limited to: earthquake source processes, active crustal deformation, multi-hazard early detection algorithm development, ground motion prediction, seismic hazard assessment, and artificial intelligence/machine learning applications. Ideal candidates will pursue cutting-edge research using NSL’s earthquake catalog, waveform archive, and complementary datasets to understand earthquake processes and characterize earthquake hazards in Nevada. Additionally, NSL faculty participate in leadership to operate and expand NSL’s real-time multi-hazard monitoring networks. Current initiatives include designing and building an earthquake early warning sensor network within Nevada; expanding NSL’s communications and sensor network in rural Nevada; and integrating new multi-hazard monitoring sensors into NSL operations. Applicants must have a PhD at the time of appointment and demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education in seismology and the development of an externally funded research program. Teaching responsibilities include one class per year that benefits undergraduate and/or graduate students in the UNR Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering geophysics programs. We encourage candidates to explain achievable plans for funded research that contribute to NSL’s seismological and multi-hazard monitoring mission in their letters of interest.

For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit: https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UNR-external/job/University-of-Nevada-Reno---Main-Campus/Assistant-Professor--Seismology_R0126823

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in geophysics with a specialization in seismology, or in another closely related field, awarded prior to the time of appointment, July 1, 2022.

Preferred Qualifications
* Established record of peer-reviewed publication commensurate with applicant’s career stage.
* Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring in a diverse and inclusive university setting.
* Demonstrated ability to develop an externally funded research program and manage grants.
* Experience in seismic network operations or other real-time geophysical monitoring applications.
* Demonstrated commitment to public service, communication, and scientific outreach.

Posting Close Date and Time
11/1/2021 11:59 pm Pacific Time


Jayne Bormann, PhD

Nevada Seismological Laboratory

Associate Director

email: jbormann at unr.edu
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