Academic Positions:

Senior Lecturer (GIS), The Ohio State University, USA. DEADLINE: 16.11.15. More info:

Postdoc (Modeling a Complete Glacial Cycle),Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg. DEADLINE: 20.09.15. Full advert:

Data scientist, Institute for Environmental Analytics, UK. DEADLINE: 16.09.15. Find details here:

Physical Geography technician, Monash University, Aus. DEADLINE: 17.09.15. Full details:

Assistant Prof (Physical Geography), York University, UK. DEADLINE: 30.10.15. More info:

Postdoc (Indian Ocean decadal climate variability), University of Colorado Boulder. DEADLINE: until filled. Further details:

Assistant Prof (Natural Hazards), Oregon State University. DEADLINE: 27.11.15. More info:

Postdoc (advanced tracer transport), Universität Hamburg, Hamburg. DEADLINE: 18.09.15. More info at:

Postgrad & PostDocs (Holocene and Anthropocene environmental change), Bishop’s University, Québec, Canada. DEADLINE: 08.09.15. More info:

Assistant Prof. (2 positions), Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Ryerson University, Canada. DEADLINE: 31.10.15. Full advert here:

Research Scientist (atmosphere-ocean interactions), University of Reading, UK. DEADLINE: 30.09.15. Full details:

Prof/Assoc Prof (Water Research), Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. DEADLINE: 16.10.15. See for more info

Postdoc(PaleoClimate Modelling), Universidad de Chile (Chile). DEADLINE: 30.09.15. More info:

Professor (Physical ‎Geography) – RWTH Aachen University, Germany. DEADLINE: 09.10.15. Full details:

Professor (Geology) – Goethe-University Frankfurt Am Main, Germany. DEADLINE: 15.10.15. More info:

Postdoc (Palaeoclimatology), University of Colorado Boulder. Details:

Lecturer (Geography), The University of Melbourne, Australia. DEADLINE: 20.09.15. Full details:

Lecturer (Environmental Change), The University of Melbourne, Australia. DEADLINE: 20.09.15. Full details:


Postgrad & PostDocs – Bishop’s University, Québec, Canada

Graduate student and postdoctoral opportunities in Holocene and Anthropocene environmental change

With support from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Government of Québec, and other partners, a new paleoecology laboratory has been opened at Bishop’s University (Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada), under the direction of Dr. Matthew Peros, Canada Research Chair in Climate and Environmental Change. The laboratory is equipped with infrastructure and instrumentation to enable a broad range of paleoecological techniques and applications. Information about the laboratory can be found at:

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are being sought to undertake paleoecological research projects in southern Québec and eastern Canada through the merit program of the Government of Québec. Potential projects include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Generating new, high-resolution records of Late-Glacial and Holocene climate change;
  2. Examining the impacts of historic land-use on wetland ecosystems; and
  3. Prehistoric environmental-human interactions.

To be eligible for this program, candidates must not be Canadian citizens. Full details about the program can be found at:

The laboratory represents a dynamic and multi-disciplinary environment and new members are being sought to join the team. Interested students should contact Dr. Matthew Peros at<> by no later than September 8, 2015.

Faculty Position (coastal systems and processes) – Old Dominion University

The Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Old Dominion University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin by fall 2016 in the area of coastal systems and processes.
Specific areas of research we are most interested include:

  • Processes and histories of sedimentary systems in the coastal zone, including the effects of sea level rise on estuaries, lagoons, marshes, tidal wetlands or barrier islands;
  • The impacts of climate (past and future) on hydrologic processes in coastal environments;
  • Coastal zone hydrogeology, including the effects of sea level rise on coastal aquifers, and the interactions of groundwater discharge with coastal aquatic systems.

The successful candidate will have expertise in quantitative investigations of coastal dynamics and those with field oriented interests are particularly encouraged to apply. We also welcome applications from candidates employing modeling, remote sensing and/or laboratory approaches.

It is anticipated that this position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level, but exceptional candidates at the Associate level will be considered. Candidates at the Associate Professor level must demonstrate substantial research accomplishments of peer-reviewed publications, a consistent record of peer-reviewed funding as a PI, current active competitive grants, and a strong and successful graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring record. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in ocean or earth sciences or a related science discipline and postdoctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong potential for outstanding accomplishments in research and teaching as an individual and as a member of collaborative teams.

The department has a robust undergraduate and graduate program with students pursuing BS, MS and PhD degrees and the successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses that support our existing curricula in ocean and earth sciences as well as graduate courses in his/her area of specialty. Many opportunities exist for disciplinary and interdisciplinary interactions with more than 25 other faculty in OEAS, its Centers for Coastal Physical Oceanography and Quantitative Fisheries Ecology and other centers and departments within the university. Information about the Department and its facilities can be found at: h<ttp://>.

Applications should contain a cover letter, CV, succinct teaching and research statements, copies of three relevant publications published in the last five years and contact information for three professional references. Complete applications must be submitted electronically as a single PDF file at <>. Please submit this PDF file under the category “Media Portfolio”.

Applications received by September 1, 2015 will be given preference in review with the position open until filled. Old Dominion University welcomes the opportunity to work with candidates to identify suitable employment opportunities for spouses.

Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply

PhD (geochemistry/sedimentology/palynology) – James Cook University, Aus

As part of an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship, Professor Michael Bird is seeking to appoint a PhD student in the general areas of sedimentology, geochemistry and/or palynology. The five-year project will produce terrestrial records of environmental change before, during and after the arrival of humans in Australian savannas. These records will be extracted from sediments accumulated in newly identified sinkholes in the northern Australia. Sediment cores will be used to develop palaeoenvironmental records of changes in water balance, vegetation type and fire activity.

The PhD scholarship includes a stipend for 3.5 years currently valued at $25,406 p.a. with costs associated with travel, fieldwork and laboratory analysis covered by the project. Applicants with a Masters Degree or at least an First Class Honours degree and an appropriate background in Earth Sciences, Physical Geography or Archaeology should contact Professor Michael Bird for further information (<> ; ) .

Start date: as soon as possible.

PostDoc – Universidad de Chile (Chile)

The Millennium Nucleus in “Paleoclimate of the Southern Hemisphere” invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in paleoclimate modeling (possibly renewable for another year). The main goal of our research group is to understand the evolution of the coupled atmosphere, ocean and biosphere over broadly the last 25,000 years over the Southern Hemisphere. More specifically our study areas include western Patagonia and the adjacent Ocean.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences, Climate Modelling or related field. Good programming skills, and experience in paleo climate modeling are highly desirable. Showing willingness and ability to conduct independent research while being a team player is also expected. You will join an active research group that addresses the study of paleoclimate combining empirical and modelling approaches, with opportunities of fieldwork in Patagonia. We are an interdisciplinary research team with expertise in the disciplines of atmospheric sciences, empirical and physical paleo-oceanography, paleo-ecology and glacial geology.

Salary is assigned according to CONICYT standards, equivalent to ca. 29 kUSD per year, which corresponds roughly to 2.5 times the Chilean per capita average income.

Interested applicants should send their CV and a brief research proposal (up to 2 pages) to Dr. Maisa Rojas ( <>) by September 30 2015. The selected candidate is expected to start early 2016. For more information don’t hesitate to contact me.

Professorship – Goethe-University Frankfurt Am Main


Professorship (W3) in Geology, The Institute of Geosciences at the Faculty of Geosciences/Geography, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt Am Main

The candidate must have demonstrated expertise in surficial geology, involving the coupling between the atmosphere, oceans and the lithosphere. The field of specialization should cover current topics in Earth system science, like for example, biogeochemical cycles or climate-controlled variations in ocean circulation over geologic time. Many existing facilities in the Institute for Geosciences are ideal for such investigations (see for more details). The successful candidate will actively contribute to the Bachelor and Master of Geosciences programs, particularly in the areas of surficial/regional geology and geochemistry. Field-based courses form an important component of the teaching duties. Courses can be held in English, particularly those offered at an advanced-level.

The candidate should have international research experience and a proven ability to obtain external research funding, as demonstrated through publication of previous research activities. He/She possesses skills in didactics and personnel management and will become involved in the university administration. It is expected that the candidate will contribute to further developing the scientific profile of the Institute, as well as expanding national and international collaborations. The application must include a concept of how the candidate will establish an internationally visible profile and how her/his research complements the existing strengths within the Faculty of Geosciences/Geography and other research institutions in the Rhine-Main region.

The designated salary for the position is based on “W3” of the German university scale or equivalent. For further information regarding the general conditions for professional appointments, please see:

Scientists with proven exceptional research and teaching accomplishments are invited to submit their applications with the usual documents (CV, list of external funding, publication list, list of previous teaching experience, statement of research and teaching interests) by 15th of October 2015 to the Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences/Geography, Altenhöferallee 1, 60438 Frankfurt and Main, Germany. Applications can also be sent via email as a pdf-document to:

Full Professor – RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Full Professor (W2) in Physical Geography and Climatology, Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of Physical Geography and Climatology. The starting date is summer semester 2016. We expect recognized expertise in the field of Physical Geography with a focus on Climatology. Experience should have been proved in at least one of the following fields: urban climatology, topoclimates, field experiments as well as data processing and analysis. A methodological background in at least one of the following subjects is required: Geographical Information Systems, remote sensing or geostatistics. We welcome your interest in the vital issue of recent climate change and its implications. Participation in interdisciplinary research cooperation at the RWTH University is expected. Teaching tasks comprise various courses in the Bachelor and Master programs offered at the Division of Earth Sciences and Geography. Besides a climatology focus, the broader field of Physical Geography needs to be covered within the B.Sc. program Applied Geography. Further, we expect you to participate in other integrated study programs at RWTH Aachen University. A Ph.D. degree is required; additionally, Habilitation (post‐doctoral lecturing qualification), an exemplary record of research achievement as an assistant / an associate / a junior professor or university researcher and/or an outstanding career outside academia are highly desirable. Ability in and commitment to teaching are essential.

The application should include supporting documents regarding success in teaching. German is not necessary to begin but will be expected as a teaching language within the first 5 years. Longterm experience in application‐oriented teaching is requested.

Please send a cover letter stating research aims and a CV to:

Dean of the Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering of RWTH
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Bleck
52056 Aachen

You can also send your application via email to <>. Please note, however, that communication via unencrypted e‐mail poses a threat to confidentiality as it is potentially vulnerable to unauthorized access by third parties. The deadline for applications is October 9th, 2015.

This position is also available as part‐time employment per request. RWTH Aachen University is certified as a family‐friendly university and offers a dual career program for partner hiring. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled people and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.