University of Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

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Part time (50% FTE) to Full time (100% FTE). To begin approximately August 1, 2014 or as mutually acceptable. Position is pending position clearance. Salary may be supplemented with extramural funding NTE 100% FTE. Appointment to this position is annually renewable subject to availability of funds. No travel relocation funds are provided. Duties and Responsibilities
  • The Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP)—a research unit within the University of Hawaii School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST)—conducts advanced research, technology development, workforce training, and service in cutting-edge oceanographic, atmospheric, geophysical, geological, and planetary science and engineering. The Institute is home to approximately 100 faculty members, staff, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students with access to state-of-the-art laboratories and instrumentation, research vessels and far-ranging field sites. HIGP partners with the College of Engineering for satellite fabrication and launch through the Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory (HSFL). Our expertise spans the globe from pole to pole, from the deep Earth interior to the upper atmosphere, and extends to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. See website:
  • HIGP seeks applications for a Researcher (R5M11) to lead its state-of-the-art Paleomagnetic and Petrofabric Laboratory. The position will have direct responsibilities for funding, operations and maintenance of this state-of-the-art magnetic facility as well as focus on applied paleomagnetism, geomagnetism, rock magnetism, archeomagnetism, and anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility of a wide variety of volcanic, sedimentary rocks, and deep-sea and lake sediments. The Researcher will also teach undergraduate and graduate students, and mentor post-docs within the Geology & Geophysics and Oceanography academic departments in SOEST.
  • The position reports to the HIGP Director, who may limit the incumbent’s research as necessary to ensure the conduct of fundamental research and training required by the long-range interests of the State. The incumbent is expected to raise extramural funding independently or in collaboration with SOEST colleagues.
  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate in geosciences or closely related discipline in earth or planetary science.
  • Four years of effective research in a related specialty with demonstrated increasing professional maturity and independence at the rank of associate researcher or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated technical experience and skills in the fields of paleomagnetism, geomagnetism, rock magnetism, archeomagnetism, and anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility.
  • Demonstrated record of teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Proven record of significant grantsmanship from extramural sources.
  • Knowledge of magnetometers and rock magnetic instrumentation, petrofabric analysis techniques, and applications of magnetic methods in archeology.
  • Knowledge of Hawaiian volcanism, the application of magnetic methods in their study, and a track record of peer-reviewed publications in the field.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and collaborate with diverse cultures.
  • Desirable Qualifications
  • Rank of Researcher or demonstrated 10 years of comparable professional activities and achievement.
  • A record of strong research, scholarship, publications prestigious journals, professional activities and achievements.
  • Knowledge of the policies and objectives of external funding agencies.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated esprit de corps in an academic setting.

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