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The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State is seeking an interdisciplinary postdoctoral scholar to research and develop a contextual co-curriculum to support diversity and inclusion in geosciences field camp. There are many factors that contribute to the persistent lack of diversity in the geosciences; the goal of this project is to address those particular issues related to field camp and field culture. Rather than abandon field camp as an integral part of geosciences undergraduate education, our shared goal is to facilitate its evolution to meet the needs of the future by revisiting the past.

The purpose of this postdoctoral research project is to look critically at the policies, practices, and ideals of historical geologists and geographers during the Westward Expansion, particularly along the route of the Penn State Geosciences Field Camp, and the propagation of these values into contemporary geosciences culture. The traditional knowledge of Native Americans who were deeply connected to these landscapes long before the arrival of Europeans in North America will also be highlighted. Deliverables will include an introductory video to place the cross-country journey of 21st century field camp in the context of 19th century geological exploration and exploitation, an educational module on “Field Camp and the Western Expansion” (in the style of a GeoContext module) to be shared broadly, and one or more half-day field exercises (e.g. Dead Indian Pass / Chief Joseph Scenic Byway in Wyoming; Hayden Valley and Mount Doane in Yellowstone) to bring context and reflection to the geosciences field camp experience. The postdoc will join the Penn State field camp in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah during the summer of their appointment.

This position will be funded for one year from the date of hire and provides an annual salary of $60,000. The appointment may be extended for 6 additional months pending satisfactory performance. Information about the benefits associated with this appointment are located at https://www.research.psu.edu/opa/benefits

A PhD in geosciences, geography, or related field is required by the start date of employment.

For full consideration, candidates must apply online and include the following materials with their application: 1) a cover letter describing the applicant’s academic and/or lived experience relevant to this project, 2) a one-page statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion philosophy and contributions, 3) a CV, and 4) names and contact information for 3 references. The application is available online at: https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/PSU_Academic/job/University-Park....

For more information, contact a member of the mentoring team: Maureen Feineman (mdf12@psu.edu), Associate Research Professor and Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs in Geosciences; Donald Fisher (dmf6@psu.edu), Professor of Geosciences and Field Camp Director; Melissa W. Wright (mww11@psu.edu), Professor of Geography and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

The Pennsylvania State University’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences takes an active role in building a talented, inclusive, and culturally competent workforce. We understand that our shared future is guided by basic principles of fairness, mutual respect, and commitment to each other. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application materials or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement which creates an inclusive environment in their department/classroom.

As part of Middlebury College’s ongoing efforts to work towards equity, inclusivity and anti-racism, the Geology Department and administration announce a new opportunity for an early career Earth scientist (broadly defined) from an historically underrepresented group in the Earth sciences professoriate. This 2-year position is designed for an ABD student (e.g. final year of PhD) or early career post-doc interested in teaching geoscience in a department with strong students, small class sizes and a long history of involving students in research. 

The successful candidate will teach 4 courses over the 2-years, including upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise as well as introductory level courses with labs. This teaching load is designed to develop teaching experience while also preserving time to focus on research and publishing. Resources available include professional development funds, workshops for faculty offered by the Middlebury Center for Teaching, Learning and Research (CTLR), participation in STEM pedagogy sessions, and access to shared departmental research facilities. 

Our current department consists of six full-time faculty colleagues who value equity, inclusivity and diverse perspectives and are working together to dismantle historic barriers to access. Recent efforts include the Middlebury URGE Pod which brought together faculty and students to create anti-racist action plans. Two department members are in their first years of college teaching, creating a cohort of early career colleagues in addition to senior colleagues, all committed to fostering an environment of mentoring, teaching, research, service and student advising.  

We invite you to share this announcement with potential candidates. Candidates should submit a CV and 3 statements, one each on teaching, research, and experience promoting inclusivity and diversity in the geosciences. We understand that candidates may have had limited opportunities to teach during their graduate studies, so we value a thoughtful discussion of plans and goals for teaching undergraduate geoscience. 

Situated in the Champlain Valley of western Vermont between the Green Mountains and the Adirondack Mountains, Middlebury College has access to a wide range of field trip opportunities close to campus. The curriculum emphasizes project-based learning and an increasing emphasis on modeling and quantitative approaches. All geology majors do independent research with faculty, much of it aided by excellent instrumental capabilities that are on par with many research universities. https://www.middlebury.edu/academics/geol 

Materials may be submitted by email to geosearch@middlebury.edu as a single PDF in the order listed above (CV-teaching-research-inclusivity). Please contact department chair Peter Ryan (pryan@middlebury.edu) with questions. We will begin review of files on 24-January 2022.

On behalf my colleagues,

Peter Ryan
Chair, Geology Dept, Middlebury College
Middlebury VT 05753 USA 
1-802-443-2557
pryan@middlebury.edu

Risilience is seeking to employ a Client Solutions Specialist to join us in our mission to help tackle climate change, one of the biggest systemic threats facing the planet today.

Candidates with backgrounds in consulting, software implementation, natural sciences, climate science and policy, or engineering are encouraged to apply and join our rapidly expanding team. If you have a passion for creating effective solutions for risk through analytical modeling and data driven science, Risilience provides a great opportunity to grow your networks and career.

Our business has recently received Series A funding and is growing rapidly towards the next round of investment. We offer a unique modeling and analytics platform to help international corporations assess their risks and opportunities presented by rising temperatures, climate-related policy, and emerging technologies in our changing world.

Our SaaS solution helps companies produce climate related compliance analytics, navigate their pathway to Net Zero and perform scientifically based cost benefit comparisons of emission reduction strategies versus their risks. As many companies make their commitments to net zero greenhouse gas emissions, our platform helps them report on their TCFD obligations, and plan and guide their execution of transforming their business to sustainability. We also develop enterprise-level risk analytics for a wide variety of non-climate change threats and trends.

As we establish and grow our U.S. presence, we already have a blue-chip client base with a growing list of globally recognized brands. The pedigree of our solutions is supported by our deep academic roots that go back to the Judge

Commercial in Confidence
Risilience 50-60 Station Road,
Cambridge, CB1 2JH, United Kingdom
T +44 (0)1223 492 091 W risilience.com

Company Details

Risilience is seeking to employ a Client Solutions Specialist to join us in our mission to help tackle climate change, one of the biggest systemic threats facing the planet today.
Candidates with backgrounds in consulting, software implementation, natural sciences, climate science and policy, or engineering are encouraged to apply and join our rapidly expanding team. If you have a passion for creating effective solutions for risk through analytical modeling and data driven science, Risilience provides a great opportunity to grow your networks and career.

Our business has recently received Series A funding and is growing rapidly towards the next round of investment. We offer a unique modeling and analytics platform to help international corporations assess their risks and opportunities presented by rising temperatures, climate-related policy, and emerging technologies in our changing world.

Our SaaS solution helps companies produce climate related compliance analytics, navigate their pathway to Net Zero and perform scientifically based cost benefit comparisons of emission reduction strategies versus their risks. As many companies make their commitments to net zero greenhouse gas emissions, our platform helps them report on their TCFD obligations, and plan and guide their execution of transforming their business to sustainability. We also develop enterprise-level risk analytics for a wide variety of non-climate change threats and trends.

As we establish and grow our U.S. presence, we already have a blue-chip client base with a growing list of globally recognized brands. The pedigree of our solutions is supported by our deep academic roots that go back to the Judge

Commercial in Confidence
Risilience 50-60 Station Road,
Cambridge, CB1 2JH, United Kingdom
T +44 (0)1223 492 091 W risilience.com

Business School at the University of Cambridge and the close ties we maintain to the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies.
Risilience, Inc. employees will ideally be located on the U.S. east coast. Benefits include stock options, annual bonus, private healthcare plan, retirement plan, remote and flexible working, and a commitment to staff diversity.

Role Details

The Client Solutions team serves as the face of the organization to our growing client
base and ensures that all commercial projects are a success. Client Solutions
Specialists work as part of a dynamic team supporting clients as they onboard and
become active users of Risilience products. Working with a team of developers and
researchers, Client Solutions Specialists configure and customize the Risilience
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financial models bespoke to their needs, and apply analysis results to their business.
Activities also include providing quality control, ensuring the accuracy of the results,
presenting the analysis to the clients, and training clients to use the Risilience tools.
Client Solution Specialists also serve as key relationship managers, providing
continued post-implementation support to ensure that the model inputs are
accurate, and the outputs are communicated effectively.

Main Responsibilities:

• Accurate application of Risilience model for the clients, ensuring the model
meets the needs of the client and calibrating it to client specifications. Client
Solutions Specialists use their strong analytics backgrounds to apply analysis
methodologies and domain knowledge to ensure the implementation is
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• Ensure the clients fully utilize Risilience analytics tools and solutions, including
through post-implementation client support. Client Solution Specialists often
communicate feature requests and competitive intelligence from clients to
Risilience modeling and development teams.

• Serve as a subject matter expert on Risilience models and solutions,
demonstrating to clients an in-depth understanding of Risilience climate and
enterprise modeling methodologies.

• Run effective product training sessions, educating new and existing clients on
how to utilize Risilience products and services.