Geophysics Careers

Two Engineering Geophysicist Positions Open:  GS-9,-11, or -12 level
Date Posted:  11/18/20

US Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Technical Service Center, has two engineering geophysicist positions at the GS-9,-11, or -12 level, depending upon the applicant’s qualifications. The applicants may apply for one or both advertised positions.

  • Typical engineering geophysicist job duties would include but not limited to:
  • Surface seismics, refraction, surface wave
  • Surface electrical resistivity tomography
  • Surface electromagnetics (EM) using hand held or mobile towed arrays
  • Ground penetrating radar on concrete structures and some selected soil sites
  • Surface self-potential &/or groundwater tracer surveys
  • Cross-borehole seismic shear and compression wave surveys
  • Borehole seismic (acoustic) wave velocity surveys
  • Borehole optical & acoustic televiewer surveys
  • Other geophysical surveys as required to meet project requirements

Please see USAJobs website for further details regarding these positions. Reclamation is an equal-opportunity federal government employer.

The vacancy announcements are posted, and scheduled to close on 12/07/2020.

The links to access the vacancy announcements are:

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Please contact Mr. Jared Vauk, Group Mgr, Engineering Geology & Geophysics Group, [email protected], or Richard D. Markiewicz at [email protected] if you have any questions regarding these two positions.


Assistant Professor of Shallow-Earth, High-Resolution Geophysics
Date Posted:  2/15/19  Open until filled

The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Toledo invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in shallow-earth, high-resolution geophysics with an expected start date of August 19, 2019. This position is connected to UT’s strategic focus on water quality at the land-lake interface of the Great Lakes.

We seek an individual whose research is related to near-surface geophysics focusing on environmental geology and hydrogeology, and who is likely to collaborate with department researchers investigating nutrient transport through large watersheds into Lake Erie and other large-scale systems. The department has a broad selection of geophysical equipment and recently renovated laboratory space. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active, independent, externally-funded research program that involves both undergraduate and graduate students. Excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level is also expected, and over time the candidate will be expected to teach courses on geophysics, mapping and structural geology, geologic hazards and introductory geology. 

The Department ( consists of 21 faculty and approximately 35 graduate students and 210 undergraduate majors, and offers degree programs in geology, biology (ecology track) and environmental sciences. Current research expertise in the department includes coastal, glacial and Quaternary geology, hydrogeology, aquatic ecology, wetland restoration, ornithology, herpetology, climate change, plant biology, soil ecology, biogeochemistry, invasive species, and water resources.

A Ph.D. in geophysics, geology, earth sciences or a closely related field is required. Postdoctoral or equivalent experience will be viewed favorably. This is an entry level, tenure-track Assistant Professor position involving a standard research-teaching-service workload. Submit applications at and include an application letter, CV, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three references. Dr. Jamie Martin-Hayden can be contacted for further information at [email protected] Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled.

The University of Toledo is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans.