Seismology Job Portal

Seismology Job Portal

On this page, we regularly update open positions in Seismology for early career scientists. Do you have a job on offer? Contact us at

Please, note that other available research positions are displayed on the EGU Jobs Portal.

Special Thanks to Eric Löberich for researching job postings for the ECS.

Latest open positions:


Post-doctoral Fellowship at University of Illinois at Chicago, US:
The position is a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, which may culminate in the opportunity to transition to a tenure-track assistant professorship starting in the 2023-2024 academic year.
Four Research Positions in Seismology  at ETH, Switzerland:
The Chair of Seismology and Geodynamics ( at the Department of Earth Science (ERDW) of ETH Zurich, and the Chair of Seismology that directs the Swiss Seismological Service at ETH Zurich (SED, are offering up to four postdoc or senior researcher positions in different areas of seismology. We are looking for excellent scientists that will join ongoing interdisciplinary teams and research efforts, focused on enhancing the understanding of natural and induced earthquakes, as well as marsquakes. The positions are centred in the following domains: Computational Earthquake Physics, Observational Seismology, Statistical Seismology, Planetary Seismology. 
Assistant/Associate Professor at Salt Lake City, UT, US:
The Department of Geology & Geophysics at the University of Utah seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Earth and Planetary Evolution beginning July1, 2021.
PhD at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, US:
Dual PhD degree in volcano-geophysics with emphasis in Machine Learning.
Tenure-Track Faculty Position at The Pennsylvania State University, US:
The Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Geofluids and/or Geomechanics. For this position, we are particularly interested in candidates who contribute to and complement our existing and long-term strengths in plate tectonics, hydrogeology, hydrogeophysics, geohazards, geodynamics, seismology, geodesy, glaciology, rock and sediment mechanics, geochemistry, and energy geomechanics.
Postdoctoral Research Associate at Imperial College London, UK:
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral Research Associate to study the physical and statistical correlations that may exist between induced or triggered seismicity, potential triggering factors and a range of measurable geological and geophysical attributes.
MSc in Geophysics at the University of Aberdeen, UK:
"Our MSc Geophysics programme is unique, with top class facilities, approachable and knowledgeable staff, and is situated on the doorstep of the UK oil & gas hub. We teach geophysical skills through doing; fieldwork, practical classes, self-study and lectures."
2 Postdoctoral Researcher Positions at JAMSTEC, Japan:
"We are soliciting applications for two Postdoctoral Researchers to work on a CREST research project titled “Integration of measurement technologies and informatics based on Bayesian inference and sparse modeling (FY2020-FY2022, Co-Principal Investigator: Tatsu Kuwatani)” under a research area "Development and application of intelligent measurement-analysis methods through coalition between measurement technologies and informatics", supported by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)."
Permitting and Contract Specialist at University of Oregon, US:
The Oregon Hazards Lab (OHAZ) at the University of Oregon (UO) in Eugene, OR seeks a Permitting and Contract Specialist to accelerate the buildout of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN).  A recent State of Oregon investment was awarded to the UO to accelerate buildout of PNSN's contribution to the ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) system.
Mendenhall post-doctoral scholar at USGS, US:
"We are searching for a Mendenhall post-doctoral scholar to join the USGS aftershock forecasting team.
Aftershock forecasts can help a wide range of users including the public, emergency managers, and lifeline engineers prepare for, respond to, cope with, and recover from earthquake disasters."
PhD at University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, US:
"My group at University of Michigan is looking for a highly motivated PhD student to develop fully dynamic earthquake cycle models and investigate the evolution of fault damage zones during interseismic deformation and coseismic rupture. The project is supported by the NSF CAREER grant “Investigating the Relationship between Fault Damage Zones and Earthquakes through Seismic Observations and Earthquake Cycle Simulations”."
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at University of Plymouth, UK:
This position is funded as part of a £1.1million UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship project. “Quake4D” is a new and exciting project which aims to develop a new approach to calculating seismic hazard, by integrating geologically-rich datasets with state-of-the-art numerical modelling to simulate earthquakes and fault interaction over many millennia.
PostDoc at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany:
Investigation of induced sesismicity: hazard aspects, data processing, numerical and theoretical modeling; modeling of thermo-poroelastic geological systems: pore pressure, stress, deformation, 4-D elastic, seismic and hydraulic phenomena; teaching in the field of applied and earthquake seismology.
Assistant Professor in Environmental Geophysics at UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, US:
The School of Geosciences in the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy at the University of Oklahoma (OU) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Environmental Geophysics at the rank of Assistant Professor to start in August 2021. This position is part of three new positions to be filled at the School of Geosciences, which are part of a university-wide strategic shift towards collaborative, convergent research that addresses pressing societal needs. We seek colleagues who will establish innovative, independent, and externally funded research programs; build collaborations within and outside the School; teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds; and work with colleagues and students toward OU’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals.
Assistant Professor in Applied Structural Geology/Tectonics at UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, US:
The School of Geosciences at the University of Oklahoma (OU) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Applied Structural Geology / Tectonics at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will contribute to and expand upon existing interdisciplinary strengths in the department via the study of the 3D architecture and evolution of Earth's surface/crust, associated deformation and deformation processes, and applications to practical questions. The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in a related field at the time of appointment and exhibit strong research potential. Further, the candidate must have an interest in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses and mentoring graduate students. Example courses include, but are not limited to Applied Structural Geology, Tectonic Geomorphology, Faulted & Fractured Reservoirs, and Tectonics & Climate. The candidate is expected to establish an innovative, independent, and externally funded research program, build collaborations within and outside the School, and work with colleagues and students toward OU’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals. Salary and start-up funds will be commensurate with experience.
EGU Seismology ECS Team
We are a team coming from mixed places with various interests: Janneke does her DPhil in DIAS, Dublin and is the Seismology ECS point of contact. Javier joint recently from Chile and is doing his DPhil in DGF, Universidad de Chile. Eric is finishing up his DPhil in Vienna, Austria and takes care of our Twitter account. Michaela is doing her DPhil in ETH, Swiss. Maria is doing her first PostDoc in DIAS, Dublin and since recently she is the editor-in-chief for the blog. Nienke hangs around in the University of Cambridge, UK and Walid is starting a PostDoc in Washington University in St Louis, US.

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