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Postdoc Holbrook

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Position Information

Position Information:

Working Title: Postdoc Holbrook
Faculty Rank: Postdoctoral Associate
Posting Number: SR0170340
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech invites applicants for a postdoctoral position in near-surface geophysics. The successful candidate will conduct research on the “critical zone,” the upper ~100 m beneath Earth’s surface, using a combination of near-surface geophysical methods (seismic refraction, electromagnetic, and DC resistivity, among others). The successful candidate will be expected to conduct original research leading to publications, participate in geophysical field work, and contribute positively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in geophysics or a closely related field at the time of appointment. Demonstrated competence in near-surface geophysical instrumentation and methods (seismic, electrical, and/or electromagnetic) is required. In addition, evidence of research productivity in the form of peer-reviewed journal publications is required. Willingness to participate in geophysical field work in support of team goals is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred qualifications include 1) demonstrated capacity to work productively in collaborative and interdisciplinary teams; 2) knowledge of critical zone geophysics; 3) demonstrated history of applying geophysical techniques to problems in hydrology, chemical weathering or surface processes at the watershed or hill-slope scale; and 4) experience in analyzing airborne geophysical (electromagnetic) data.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, Research Statement and a list of 3 professional references to jobs.vt.edu. Apply to posting #SR0170340. Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities

Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: 01/31/2020
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band
Pay Range: commensurate with experience
Department: Geosciences
Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8 am-5 pm M-F
Job Posting Date: 09/14/2017
Review Begin Date: 12/04/2017
Job Close Date(if applicable):
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/79856

Supplemental Questions

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  2. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Research Statement
Optional Documents