Geophysics Careers

Director of the National Center for Physical Acoustics (NCPA)                                                                                   Posting Date:  10/30/23
The University of Mississippi I Research and Sponsored Programs 

The University of Mississippi (UM) Oxford campus is seeking an outstanding candidate to serve as Director of the National Center for Physical Acoustics (NCPA). This position will report directly to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs.  The Director’s scope of responsibilities includes strategic planning and management of a multi-million dollar externally funded acoustics research program, representing the NCPA to internal and external stakeholders, facilitating a collegial and productive environment among the approximately 40 full-time faculty, staff, and students, promoting collaborative research efforts between the Center and various UM academic departments, and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Center. The incumbent is expected to maintain an active role as a leading scientist in a field that is central to the NCPA mission through the continued development of his/her own vigorous basic and/or applied research program.

Minimum Qualifications
An earned PhD in Physics, Engineering, Geophysical Sciences, or a related field, is required, as well as a documented history of research and leadership success in physical acoustics, demonstrated experience in leadership and administration, and a proven track record of generating external funding. 

Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense Security Clearance We welcome candidates with experience in the broad field of physical acoustics.

Current and emerging research thrusts at the NCPA include: 

  • Infrasound
  • Applied acoustics
  • Geophysical acoustics and porous media Aeroacoustics
  • Ultrasonics
  • Structural Health Monitoring Ocean acoustics

Special Instructions
Interested applicants will electronically attach a letter of interest stating how the applicant meets the qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and the names, emails, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. The online application portal only allows for two document uploads, so please combine your curriculum vitae and information outlining your references in one document and a second document containing your Letter of Interest.

In your Letter of Interest, in addition to the minimum qualifications, please outline your experience in and/or plans for the following areas:

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion within the center Vision for the Center’s growth
  • Research in current and/or emerging area(s)
  • Evidence of mentorship and development of early career scientists

 Applicants may be evaluated and considered for appointment and tenure in an appropriate academic department. Salary and rank will be negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

Applications must be submitted online at Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until an adequate applicant pool is achieved.

Application Submission
Any questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Greg Easson, Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs at
[email protected].

Commitment to Inclusion
The Division of Research and Sponsored Programs is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, as well as conducting searches for new hires that are accessible and equitable. If you have questions related to accessibility accommodations for your consideration in this search, please contact Elizabeth Mason at [email protected] or directly reach out to the EORC office at [email protected].

EEO Statement
The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.

Background Check Statement
The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

The University of Mississippi
Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) is the flagship university for the state of Mississippi. A world-class public research university, the institution has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and innovative research. With more than 21,500 students, Ole Miss is the state's largest university, with a major medical school, a nationally recognized law school and 15 academic divisions. It has been ranked as one of America's best college buys by Forbes and one of the best places to work by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The university's Honors College has been named one of America's finest. The Chronicle of Higher Education has named UM as one of the “Great Colleges to Work for” consecutively for the past 14 years including 2023.

Advertisement Locations
This will be a nationwide search. Applicants may be evaluated and considered for appointment and tenure in an appropriate academic department.  Advertisements will be placed in appropriate scientific journals, selected by the members of the search committee, and distributed via email to fellow acoustic researchers known to the members of the search committee.

Managing Director, Technical Geophysical Sales & Marketing                                                                                   Posting Date:  8/28/23
Mount Sopris Instrument Company, Inc.

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We offer a competitive compensation package, which includes salary & profit-sharing, along with an outstanding benefits package that includes 100% coverage of premiums for medical, dental, and long- term disability. We also offer a generous 401(k) matching program.

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  • Negotiate, organize, manage and schedule MSI geophysical team traveling for customer training, sales visits, trade shows, conferences & symposia around the world.
  • Improve systems for troubleshooting, maintenance, and rentals of geophysical logging hardware.
  • Oversee MSI’s team managing WellCAD log presentation & analysis software.
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  • Support and work with MSI production team.
  • Create, implement, and manage new revenue streams.
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  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a geosciences/engineering/petroleum discipline required.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in slimline borehole geophysics with some management experience.
  • Must enjoy international travel and be prepared to spend up to 10 days away from home, sometimes in remote locations. Prior international experience required.
  • Strong preference will be given to bilingual candidates. French preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and solve problems in a field or office environment is required.
  • Experience with geophysical logging software required. Programming knowledge preferred.
  • Basic electronics understanding required.
  • Strong leadership, people, and communication skills, both written and oral, are required.
  • Must be an effective and patient teacher, willing to work through cultural challenges.
  • Must be a continual learner and desire to grow professionally.
  • Strong work ethic, team player, and results-orientation required.
  • A valid driver’s license and passport are required.
  • Must be a US citizen or otherwise authorized to work in the USA.

If you meet the above requirements and are interested in becoming part of our team, send your resume and salary requirements to [email protected]. Please also include a cover letter stating why we should carefully consider your candidacy. For more information on our company, please visit our website at Thank you for your interest!