Geophysics Careers


Associate Professor in Solid Earth Geophysics

Date Posted: 3/26/2014

Geology Section at Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management wishes to appoint an Associate Professor with a track record in Solid Earth Geophysics.

Applicants must have experience in one of the following subjects:
Numerical modelling of geodynamic processes or Potential field interpretation.

The successful candidate will collaborate with staff in the geophysics group and other groups in the department. A demonstrated record of research publication and collaboration is required, and demonstrated interdisciplinary research experience will be advantageous.  The candidate must be qualified to teach geophysics and mathematics for geologists at all levels and to contribute to the academic development of the geophysics educational programme.  The candidate is expected to attract external funds from public and private sources.

Applicants are required to have university level teaching experience, documented teaching competencies and must be able to explain and reflect upon own teaching practice and portfolio. Formal pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher training programme for assistant professors is required in order to obtain a permanent position.

Duties include the applicant's own research, development of the field, assessment tasks, grant applications, and research management such as supervision and training of research fellows and other staff. The successful applicant must also teach, supervise, prepare and participate in examinations, and fulfill other tasks requested by the Department.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field, as well as their documented teaching qualifications. Managerial and out-reach qualifications of applicants including ability to attract external funding will also be considered.

Further information on the department in general and the geology section and the geophysics research group specifically is linked at:

Inquiries about the position and how to apply electronically can be made to Professor Hans Thybo,, or Head of Geology Section, Professor Karsten Høgh Jensen,

The position is open from June 1, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.  The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment:
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.  Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.  Commencing salary is currently up to DKK 441,149 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 75,437).  Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.  The application, in English, must be submitted electronically.

Please include:
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas
  • Research plan - description of current and future research plans
  • Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines
  • Complete publication list including Web of Science statistics (no. of papers, no. of citations, H-index, average citations per item)
    Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is April 1, 2014.  Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 23 June 2014.  Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0253.


Utility Locator/Geophysical Technician and Field  Geophysicist Positions (Southern California USA)

Date Posted: 11/13/2013

Spectrum Geophysics is a small California business which specializes in near surface geophysics and utility location and mapping for the environmental, engineering, geotechnical, and construction design industry. Spectrum Geophysics has been conducting surveys in the Western United States for more than 25 years, and we take pride in our standard of quality and efficiency. We are currently looking for a mid-level geophysicist/utility locator and a field/project geophysicist to support and strengthen our growing business.   Geophysicist/utility locator to be based out of our LA (Chatsworth) office
Field/project geophysicist to be based out of our Orange County (Santa Ana) office

We utilize a combination of EM-61 high-sensitivity metal detection, EM-31 terrain conductivity, cesium vapor magnetics, 3-D GPR, and GPS integrated with utility-locating techniques to provide our clients with valuable subsurface information. Typical projects include UST, oil well, sump, buried drum, rebar and void location, and debris searches, as well as private utility locating.

Larger geophysical surveys include seismic refraction and reflection, electrical resistivity and induced polarization, electromagnetic mapping, downhole seismic, 1D and 2D shear wave profiling using ReMi and MASW, vibration/blast monitoring, magnetics, and GPR surveys for environmental, engineering, and geotechnical based projects. Projects associated with these surveys include landfill and contaminant plume delineation, detailed delineation of groundwater travel paths, seismic rippability, geologic fault studies, shear wave profiling, depth to bedrock, water well siting and aquifer delineation, and void searches.

Most projects are located in Southern/Central California; however travel on short notice is required. Applicants must have great communication skills, a positive attitude, the ability to get along with people, and the ability to adapt to changes in field conditions and work scopes.

A minimum of a BS/BA in Geophysics, Geology, Earth Sciences or closely-related field and two years of field experience is required. We will provide OSHA 8-hour refresher as needed however 40-hour OSHA training is a prerequisite for hire. Qualified candidates need to be physically fit since geophysics fieldwork involves carrying 20-30+ pound instruments for long periods of time over varied terrains.  Due to extensive work on US military bases, US citizenship is required.  

Field geophysicist should be familiar with the collection and processing of near surface geophysical data such as multi-electrode electrical resistivity and IP, MASW, seismic refraction and reflection, GPR and magnetics, and have strong oral and written communication skills for proposals and report writing.

Salary is dependent upon experience. Our benefit package includes: health & dental insurance, vacation, and a 401K plan.  To learn more, please visit our website at  Interested candidates should submit resumes to:


Project Geophysicist, Lancaster, PA USA

Date Posted: 11/12/2013

Enviroscan, Inc. (a small, Lancaster, PA-based company specializing exclusively in geophysics) has an immediate opening for a project geophysicist/project manager. Minimum 3-4 years of direct geophysical experience is required.

Candidate will participate in, and be expected to quickly lead, land and marine geophysical field surveys (primarily using GPR, EM, magnetics, resistivity, seismic, and gravity methods), reduce/interpret data, and write reports.  Willingness to travel (often on short notice), ability to get along with people, excellent oral and written communication skills are all required.

A minimum of a BS/BA in Geophysics, Geology or closely-related field is also required. Already having your OSHA 40-hour training (with annual updates) is a plus. In addition, qualified candidates need to be physically fit since geophysics fieldwork often involves carrying 20-30-pound instruments for long distances in a wide variety of conditions/terrains.

Salary dependent upon training and experience. Other benefits include: health & dental insurance, vacation, company retirement plan.  Due to extensive work on US government sites, US citizenship is required.

Please see our website at

Qualified candidates please send resume to


Field Geophysicist and Project Geophysicist Positions

Date Posted: 11/12/2013

Field Geophysicist and Project Geophysicist Positions As part of the worldwide Fugro Group of companies, Fugro Consultants, Inc. provides geotechnical engineering services in the US, Canada, Central and South America. Due our increasing workload, we are currently looking to strengthen and expand our geophysics group, which provides near-surface geophysical survey services for engineering, environmental, structural and subsurface utility engineering investigations. Full-time and contract positions have become available for Field Geophysicist and Project Geophysicist positions at our head office in Houston, Texas.

The Field Geophysicist will be responsible for:

  • Acquisition of geophysical data in the field;
  • Supervision of Geophysical Technicians in the field;
  • Preliminary reduction and processing of geophysical data;
  • Show an awareness of the implementation of project risk control and risk management;

The requirements for the position are:

  • BS (or higher) in Geophysics desired, related disciplines will be considered;
  • Experience with the collection of near-surface geophysical data advantageous (Ground Penetrating Radar, Electromagnetic Mapping, Electrical Resistivity Tomography, Seismic Refraction, MASW and Wireline Logging);
  • Good communication skills;
  • Valid drivers license with acceptable motor vehicle record;
  • Willingness to travel and work for extended periods in the field.

For the Project Geophysicist position, in addition to the requirements above, the candidate is expected to be able to demonstrate that they have the skills and experience to fulfill the following additional requirements and duties:

  • 5 or more years industry experience, professional license preferred;
  • A thorough knowledge of the collection, quality control, data processing and interpretation of the near-surface geophysical techniques outlined above;
  • Be able to direct, review and oversee medium to large, domestic and overseas projects;
  • Competent at writing technical / interpretative reports and / or papers;
  • Liaising with Clients, Property Owners and other Stakeholders;
  • Assist with training and development of junior staff.

These positions are not suitable for candidates with experienced only in oil and gas exploration, seismic reflection acquisition, analysis and processing.  

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to, or via mail to Human Resources Manager, Fugro Consultants, Inc. 6100 Hillcroft, Houston, TX 77081. 


Assistant Professor in Geophysics

Date Posted: 6/19/2013

The Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Iowa invites applications for a full time tenure-track position in the broad area of geophysics. Requirements for this position are a Ph.D. in a geophysical discipline at the time of appointment and research interests that include the environmental and sustainability aspects of the geophysical sciences. The ideal candidate will have a significant record of publication and other achievements that demonstrate a strong potential to develop a nationally and internationally recognized, externally funded research program. Post-doctoral experience and demonstrated effectiveness in college-level teaching are desirable attributes. The successful candidate will be expected to attract and mentor graduate students as well as teach an introductory geophysics course and other undergraduate and graduate level courses.

Candidates should submit applications online at (requisition #63146). In addition to curriculum vitae, the application should include a cover letter, a statement of teaching interests, evidence of teaching ability, and a statement that describes current and future research activities. Three letters of recommendation should be mailed to: Dr. Christopher Brochu, Search Committee Chair, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 (1-319-353-1808; Screening of applications begins November 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Brochu or Dr. Mark Reagan (EES Department Chair; 1-319-335-1820;

The Department and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Iowa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.