University of Alaska, Anchorage
Posted November 2021
The announcement seeks anyone in the AGS network that might be interested in teaching the geophysics course this spring. We have one professional in town willing to team teach this course with someone if that is helpful to you. A previous instructor has also agreed to share their materials they developed when they taught this course for us two year ago. The details are below. I also attach a suggested course outline. However, not all the students enrolled in the course this spring will have taken structure yet. If you could let me know if you are interested or not by next week that would be great. If we don't find an instructor soon, I will have to cancel the course.
Course: Applied Geophysics GEOL A476/676
Syllabus - pdf
Course Outline - pdf
Student enrollment: Both undergraduates and graduates can take this course. There is an expectation that the graduate students will have more advanced assignments or an extra project. I anticipate that no more than 10 students will enroll, probably closer to 5.
Course delivery mode: 100% online. Asynchronous. This means the instructor/students don't meet at a specific day/time. For most faculty they produce materials, such as pre-recorded lectures, which they then upload to the course site. Students are told how long they have to work through the material. This is a 3-credit hour course so the expectation is that they have at least 3 hours of instruction or instructor contact time per week on average. Instructors would have access to our computer lab and be able to log into our workstations remotely as would the students.
Dates: UAA courses start the week of Jan. 10th. The last day of finals is April 30th. We don't meet or have classes the week of March 7th (Spring Break). That means there will be 14 weeks of instruction plus finals week (no new instruction happens then).
Attached is a copy of the syllabus from the last time the course was taught and a suggested course outline. The exact format and content of the course is not fixed. All that matters is that the course content be aligned with the student learning outcomes for the course (see sample syllabus for a list of those outcomes).
Janelle Sikorski (pronouns: she/her), Term Instructor and Department Chair
Department of Geological Sciences , University of Alaska- Anchorage
Office Location: CPSB 301J, Office Phone: 907-786-1372
Division of Oil and Gas, Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Job Opportunity Petroleum Geologist
Posted November 2021
The Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas seeks an experienced Petroleum Geologist to work in the Resource Evaluation Section providing the subsurface foundation for collaborations with other technical professionals within the Division to provide recommendations regarding the management of the State oil and gas resources. The ideal candidate would have a well-rounded understanding of the upstream oil and gas business, expert knowledge of petroleum exploration, appraisal and development methods, proficiency using subsurface mapping and interpretation applications and digital databases, effective time management skills including the ability to advance multiple projects in parallel, be intellectually curious, and possess outstanding written and verbal communication skills. This is a permanent, full-time, Range 26 exempt position located in Anchorage. Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.
The job is posted on Workplace Alaska here: Petroleum Geologist PCN 10-4185
Applicants may direct questions to the hiring manager at:
State of Alaska – Department of Natural Resources
Division of Oil and Gas
State of Alaska Geological and Geophysical Surveys
Job Opportunity Chief Geologist (Division Director), Fairbanks, Alaska
Posted August 2021
The position provides strategic, long-term program guidance and leadership for DGGS and functions as the manager of the division, which also includes the Geologic Material Center in Anchorage, the Alaska Seismic Hazard Safety Commission, and the Alaska Geospatial Office. The position also serves as the Chief Science Officer for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
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Assistant Professor Of Geological Sciences (Geoscience)
Job Opportunity University of Long Beach, California
Posted July 2021
The Department of Geological Sciences, California State University Long Beach (CSULB) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Geophysics or in any other Geoscience discipline that substantially employs geophysical methods in research to start Fall 2022. A qualified candidate should be dedicated to teaching at the undergraduate and Masters level and committed to developing an externally funded research program that will involve students. As part of a campus that serves a very diverse community, the Department of Geological Sciences seeks candidates who, through previous experience supporting diverse students or their own lived experience, will be committed to the successful teaching and mentoring of all students.
Southern California abounds with world-class geologic exposures for teaching and research in the mountains, deserts, coast and ocean - most within a few-hour drive. CSULB is also located in the vibrant Los Angeles-Long Beach-Orange County metropolitan area, rich with universities and colleges, government agencies and local industry that provide many opportunities for collaboration.
Please follow this link for a detailed position description, list of required and preferred qualifications, and explanation of the application procedure. Review of applications will begin October 18, 2021.