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Position Vacancy Announcement, Kansas Geological Survey

Position: Assistant Research Professor (00008423)

Position Overview: A primary responsibility of this position is collaboration on research projects for shallow anomaly detection using seismic methods (especially full waveform inversion and other numerically intensive approaches). In addition, the successful candidate will have the flexibility to advance their own research interests related to seismic imaging and characterization.

Salary, Employment Status, and Fringe Benefits: Full-time position, subject to annual review. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include university staff privileges; 22 days of vacation leave, 12 days of sick leave, and 9 holidays annually; group medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement program options.

Tentative Start Date: January 2, 2019

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin October 21, 2018.







Required Qualifications

Evaluation of position requirements will be made through (1) record of accomplishments in resume/curriculum vitae, (2) descriptions of research and educational experiences in cover letter, (3) information from professional references, and (4) college transcripts.

  1. Doctorate in geophysics or other discipline involving seismic imaging.
  2. Two years of experience as a postdoctoral researcher.
  3. Demonstrated experience adapting numerically intensive seismology techniques for near surface applications.
  4. Demonstrated experience with spectral element or finite difference seismic modeling methods.
  5. Demonstrated experience presenting research findings at national professional meetings.
  6. Demonstrated experience publishing in peer refereed journals.

Position Requirements

  1. Available to work a minimum of one year from the effective date of hire. Position is long term, contingent on funding, and subject to annual review.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience with full waveform inversion for shallow anomaly discrimination.
  2. Experience with SPECFEM3D seismic modeling software, or related advanced seismic modeling software.
  3. Experience working with scientists from other institutions; especially US Army Corps of Engineers.
  4. Research expertise in seismic inversion methods as evidenced by at least 2 peer-reviewed publications on modeling or inversion as lead author.

Application Procedure

Apply online at Complete the University of Kansas Faculty profile, application, and upload the required material:

  1. Cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications and position requirements.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact information for three professional references.
  4. Unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts will be requested from the selected candidate.

A complete application consists of all items above; incomplete applications will not be considered.

Contact Information

Annette Delaney, Kansas Geological Survey
Phone: 864-2152
Fax: 864-5317

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Placed online Sept. 26, 2018
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