Archive | February 2015

Job Announcements from BLM

Message from BLM: We are pleased to announce new, exciting positions available at BLM – BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT.   It is our hope that qualified, career oriented individuals at your organization or other professionals known to you will actively consider this position and apply accordingly.  Efforts on your part to disseminate this information are greatly appreciated.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Hydrologist;
Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2015-0057;
Location(s) of position:  Tillamook, OR, US;
Salary:  $48,403 – $76,131;
Applications will be accepted until:  03/04/2015.
For additional information on this job posting, please go to:
https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=111659

Position Information:
Job Description:  Supervisory Range Technician (Fire);
Announcement Number:  OR-DEU-2015-0054;
Location(s) of position:  Hines, OR, US;
Salary:  $35,609 – $51,437;
Applications will be accepted until:  03/05/2015.
For additional information on this job posting, please go to:
https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=111632

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Job Announcement from UNR

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Igneous Petrology/Geochemistry
Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering, University of Nevada Reno

The Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks an earth scientist for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in high-temperature earth processes. We seek an outstanding scientist who combines field, laboratory and modeling investigations and will establish an innovative, world-class, externally funded research program in the petrological and/or geochemical evolution of Earth’s crust and/or mantle.  The applicant will be expected to direct graduate student research at the M.S. and Ph.D. levels and contribute to both undergraduate and graduate education. The specific field of interest is open, but preference will be given to candidates who would complement and interact with our existing strengths in the structural and metamorphic evolution of the lithosphere, economic geology, geothermal systems, and natural hazards. Interested applicants must have a doctorate in geology or a related geoscience field by the time of hire.  The Department is part of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, which also includes two state-funded Earth Science units, the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology and the Nevada Seismological Laboratory. More information about the Department can be found at http://www.unr.edu/geology.

Applications are due by August 15th, 2015 and review will begin shortly after. All interested applicants should view the application and submit their materials at: http://www.unrsearch.com/postings/17132

Materials that will need to be uploaded include a cover letter, CV, statement of research, statement of teaching philosophy, and complete contact information for at least three letters of reference. We are hoping to fill the position by January 1st, 2016. Questions regarding the search may be addressed to the head of the search committee, Dr. Stacia Gordon, at staciag@unr.edu.

The University of Nevada, Reno is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Job Announcements from NBMG

REMINDER: Faculty Positions at NBMG—closing soon

Assistant Professor – Neotectonics
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/_docs/Assistant_Professor_Neotectonics.pdf
Application deadline is March 10, 2015

Associate Professor – Geothermal
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/_docs/Associate_Professor_Geothermal_Specialist.pdf
Application deadline is March 1, 2015

GBSSRL WILL BE CLOSED MARCH 2–6, 2015

NEW SHOPPING CART COMING SOON!

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology will be launching a new publications page and shopping cart on Monday March 9, 2015.

In order to make this transition, the Publication Sales and Information Office at GBSSRL will be closed March 2-6, 2015, the week before we go live. http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/Departments/GBSSRL/GBSSRL.html

We will not take phone calls or process any orders for that week of March 2-6, so please be sure to place any orders that you will need by Wednesday February 25 to allow us time to get them mailed.

Many NBMG publications are available for viewing on our website:
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/dox/dox.htm

You can view topo maps on this USGS page:
http://store.usgs.gov

Click on “Map Locator and Downloader”

Many 2014 version Nevada topo maps are now available on this site.

If you need to view air photos or core, please contact David Davis for an appointment. These services will not be available the week of March 2-6.

If you have any emergency requests for information during the week of the closure, please contact David Davis. He will be checking email and phone messages at the end of each day.

David Davis
Phone: (775) 682-8767
Email: ddavis@unr.edu

Thank you for your understanding, and we are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.

We hope that you will enjoy using the new publications page—coming on March 9!

Charlotte Stock
Publication Sales
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library
2175 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512
phone (775) 682-8766
fax (775) 784-6690
Directions to office
www.nbmg.unr.edu

USGS Geologic Map on Bodie Hills

Geologic map of the Bodie Hills, California and Nevada
by David A. John, Edward A. du Bray, Stephen E. Box, Peter G. Vikre, James J. Rytuba, Robert J. Fleck, and Barry C. Moring

From USGS website:

The Bodie Hills covers about 1,200 km2 straddling the California-Nevada state boundary just north of Mono Lake in the western part of the Basin and Range Province, about 20 km east of the central Sierra Nevada. The area is mostly underlain by the partly overlapping, middle to late Miocene Bodie Hills volcanic field and Pliocene to late Pleistocene Aurora volcanic field (John and others, 2012). Upper Miocene to Pliocene sedimentary deposits, mostly basin-filling sediments, gravel deposits, and fanglomerates, lap onto the west, north, and east sides of the Bodie Hills, where they cover older Miocene volcanic rocks. Quaternary surficial deposits, including extensive colluvial, fluvial, glacial, and lacustrine deposits, locally cover all older rocks. Miocene and younger rocks are tilted ≤30° in variable directions. These rocks are cut by several sets of high-angle faults that exhibit a temporal change from conjugate northeast-striking left-lateral and north-striking right-lateral oblique-slip faults in rocks older than about 9 Ma to north- and northwest-striking dip-slip faults in late Miocene rocks. The youngest faults are north-striking normal and northeast-striking left-lateral oblique-slip faults that cut Pliocene-Pleistocene rocks. Numerous hydrothermal systems were active during Miocene magmatism and formed extensive zones of hydrothermally altered rocks and several large mineral deposits, including gold- and silver-rich veins in the Bodie and Aurora mining districts (Vikre and others, in press).

This publication is available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3318/. After the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and product metadata have been registered by CrossRef, the official URL will be http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sim3318.

Free Lapel Pins from AGI—I’m a Geoscientist

Alexandria, VA – The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) encourages U.S.-based geoscience professionals, faculty, students and enthusiasts to sign up and receive their own free lapel pin stating “I’m a Geoscientist.” Enter in mailing information at the following link:

http://www.americangeosciences.org/be-a-part

and be part of increasing the visibility and diversity of the profession.

http://www.americangeosciences.org/content/be-part

NPGS Graduate Student Research Awards in Geosciences

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2015 Application Announcement
THE NEVADA PETROLEUM & GEOTHERMAL SOCIETY
Graduate Student Research Awards in Geosciences

Three to five grants up to $1000 each. Amounts and number of awards will depend on proposal quality, number of proposals, proposal budgets, and applicant need.  Awards will be available to support research beginning in the summer of 2015.  Applicants must be graduate students in good standing. Successful applicants will be expected to present their results to the Society upon degree completion.

Guidelines: Research topics should be:

  • related directly to geology of the Great Basin, and
  • of general interest to those interested in bedrock geology problems.

Students working on litho-stratigraphy, biostratigraphy, structure, geothermal systems, geophysical exploration, geochemistry of sedimentary rocks, and tectonic history are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply: Send or email (as PDF file) a 2page (maximum) research proposal (include results to date, bibliography, and budget), a short (one page) vita that includes academic progress so far, and a letter of recommendation from your academic advisor (sealed if mailed or emailed direct from advisor) to:

Dr. James Trexler
NPGS Scholarship Chairman
Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering
MS 172 University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557
trexler@unr.edu

Application materials must be received or postmarked by March 13, 2015
More information? Contact: trexler@unr.edu