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  • PhD Position in Active Tectonics and Earthquake Geology at the University of Iceland

    Our colleague Gregory De Pascale advertises a PhD position in Iceland:

    Do you want to do your PhD in Earth Sciences and research on an exciting Plate boundary in the North Atlantic? Earthquakes are the outcome of plate tectonic motions and important geological hazards and Iceland is a world class laboratory to study these complex systems. Although abundant modern seismicity including historic damaging events and complex tectonic and volcanic interactions are observed, little is known about the active faults, generally normal and strike slip, in Iceland that are responsible for these earthquakes and have an important control on eruptive centers.
    The HI (i.e. University of Iceland)-based PhD student that will live in Reykjavik and will focus on the active faults in Iceland in a funded 3-year PhD in Geology project under the supervision of Associate Professor Gregory De Pascale. Applicant must be functional in written and spoken English. Start date is second half of 2024. This will be part of the Faculty of Earth Science and the Institute of Earth Sciences based in Reykjavik.
  • 11 PhD positions in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Network “TREAD: daTa and pRocessess in sEismic hAzarD” project

    Call for application of 11 PhD positions in the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Doctoral Network “TREAD: daTa and pRocessess in sEismic hAzarD” project:

    Deadline for applications: April 15, 2023

    All PhD positions shall start the latest by October 31, 2023.

    The aim of TREAD is to train a new generation of researchers to tackle the challenges of earthquake forecasting in complex tectonic settings using integrated observations and physics.

  • PhD position on active faults at University “Federico II” of Naples – application deadline 3 Nov

    Within the Italian Recovery and Resilience Plan (NPRR/PNRR), the University “Federico II” of Naples offers 1 PhD position with the title “Earthquakes and Volcanoes”. The project will be focused on the study of active faults and seismic hazard. The study area will be mostly located in Southern Apennines. The deadline for application is the 3rd November 2022.
    More information can be found at the website:

    For details, please contact Luigi Ferranti ( or Francesco Iezzi (

  • Several PhD, postdoc, and professorship opportunities in active tectonics (and related fields)

    Finally some good news – several job opportunities in active tectonics and related fields are currently being advertised. See the list below. Stay safe and have a great 2021!

  • Open position: PostDoc in earthquake geology and tectonic geomorphology, ROB/ULiege Belgium

    There is an interesting job offer at the Scientific Service Gravimetry and Seismology of the Royal Observatory of Belgium and the Unit of Physical Geography and Quaternary of the University of Liège:

    A postdoctoral researcher in earthquake geology and tectonic geomorphology

    Please find the advert here:

    …or see this link:

    Deadline for application is 29 November, 2019.

  • USGS Mendenhall Fellowship Opportunity – Cascadia Marine Geohazards

    USGS is currently recruiting a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow for a project on Marine Geohazards of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, with three general areas of interest: the relationship of Quaternary sediment distribution and stratigraphy to seafloor processes and earthquake history; links between tectonic geomorphology, upper plate structure, and deeper subduction processes; and the influence of fluids and 3D structural interactions on the mechanics of subduction zone forearcs.

    A full description of the opportunity is available here:

    General information about the Mendenhall Fellowship program:

    An info flyer about our Marine Geohazards project:

    Potential applicants may contact Jenna Hill ( or one of the other research advisors associated with this project prior to putting together their research proposal.

  • Post-Doctoral Position in Tectonics / Structural Geology at IPGP (Paris, France)

    The following open position may be of interest for the tectonics community:

    The Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris has an opening for a post-doctoral position to
    carry out research in tectonics and structural geology. The project (PI: Martine Simoes) is
    funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) to assess active deformation and
    seismic hazards in slowly deforming orogens, by quantifying deformation over various timescales,
    from long-term geological deformation down in time to short-term processes at the scale
    of the seismic cycle. The Western Kunlun mountain range (China) will be considered as a case


  • Graduate Student/PostDoc Position available in Haifa – Integrated tsunami hazard study: Modeling and sediments

    This very interesting job offer was sent around by our colleague Beverly Goodman-Tchernov:

    Past tsunami events have impacted the Israeli coastline, and future tsunamis are anticipated.  Physical evidence exists both in historical written records and sedimentological field deposits. Incorporating physical evidence with computational modeling makes it possible to better understand the magnitude of past events and create realistic predictions for the future. The project is in collaboration with Geological Survey of Israel, Virginia Tech, IOLR, and the University of Haifa. It will use multi-sourced data to produce modeling scenarios for past tsunamis and produce a complex reference set of theoretical scenarios to be used in practical real-time hazard assessments. more

  • PhD Position in Coastal Paleoseismology at University of Southern Mississippi

    Here’s an interesting opportunity in coastal paleoseismology:

    The Division of Marine Science at the University of Southern Mississippi (NASA Stennis Space Center location) invites applications for a four-year PhD position in coastal paleoseismology starting no later than August 2017.  This is an NSF funded project that aims to recover stratigraphic records of past earthquakes and tsunamis along the Hikurangi subduction margin, New Zealand.  The project is part of a wider study on Hikurangi margin geodynamics, and the student will have the opportunity to attend workshops where we aim to integrate coastal paleoseismology with a wide variety of other geological and geophysical datasets.  The ideal candidate will possess a skillset that includes: quantitative micropaleontology, paleoenvironmental reconstructions, sedimentology of coastal systems, and experience in adventurous fieldwork.  The candidate is required to have an MSc in geology, earth sciences, marine sciences, or a closely related discipline.


  • Open position: PostDoc on seismic hazard characterization & mitigation, Aix-en-Provence

    The CEREGE laboratory in Aix-en-Provence (France) look for a PostDoc in the field of seismic hazard and/or earthquake geology. The position is in the framework of the RISKMED OT MED funded project “ Natural risks in the Mediterranean: Hazard, vulnerability, perception and management”.

    Deadline for application is 4 July.


    • Organisation and implementation of field surveys in Italy and Turkey in collaboration with local colleagues.
    • Review and compile existing data, and acquire new data to better understand the frequency and dynamics of large earthquakes in Central Italy and western Turkey through surface observations and paleoseismological reconstruction over a range of different temporal and spatial scales.
    • Convert all data into an open database.
    • Analyze and interpret all data with respect to existing scaling laws and in terms of seismic hazard.
    • Produce with social scientists engaged in the project (geographers and psychologists) comprehensible scientific information to public and territorial managers as the basis for recommended preparedness and mitigation actions.
    • Participate to a participatory process and to focus groups concerning risk mitigation strategies (science communication, risk communication, public outreach) in targeted areas.

    See the full details here.