Lecturer – Structural Geology/Tectonics at Auburn University

Job Description Summary

The Department of Geosciences at Auburn University invites applications for a 9-month non-tenure track faculty position in Structural Geology and Tectonics beginning January 1, 2020. The position is a one-year appointment subject to renewal based on performance, need for services and available funding.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses including, but not limited to, Dynamic Earth, Structural Geology, Summer Field Camp, as well as one graduate level course (e.g., Tectonics) as determined by the candidate’s expertise, experience and department needs. The teaching load will be three courses each semester.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application (1-2 pages) describing teaching philosophy and experience, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Applicants are encouraged to visit the AU website to learn more about Auburn University and the Department of Geosciences (http://www.auburn.edu/academic/cosam/geosciences/ ).

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Geosciences related fields with demonstrable teaching experience at the time employment begins.

The candidate selected for the position must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment begins and be able to continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills are required.

Desired Qualifications

Desired qualifications include: candidates who are qualified to teach a piggyback Geophysics course; experience with implementing inquiry, project, or technology-based active learning into teaching; and quantitative, analytical, and/or field-based tools that could be incorporated into both undergraduate and graduate courses.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will August 15, 2019 and will continue until a candidate accepts appointment.

Open Until Filled: Yes

References required for this position? Yes

If yes, minimum number requested: 3

Agroecology Program Manager at Hocking College

Agroecology Program Manager

Position Information:

  1. Position Purpose

Under the guidance and direction of the Dean, School of Natural Resources, the Agroecology Program Manager is the entrepreneur of the Agroecology program. The Program Manager leads and manages both independent project management and collaborative efforts with the Dean to create, maintain, and process materials associated with the Agroecology program; teaches classes each semester of the year; leads program review and accreditation efforts; and supervises faculty assigned to teach courses within the program. Annual salary for the position: $55,000

  1. Duties and Responsibilities
    • Provide effective day-to-day management and administration of the Agroecology program in School of Natural Resources, Department of Conservation, Education, and Recreation
    • Supervises faculty.
    • Plan and oversee professional development for program faculty.
    • In cooperation with the Dean of the School of Natural Resources manage curriculum, create course schedules, assist with faculty and student issues, coordinate professional development for faculty, coordinate assignments, complete faculty evaluations and participate in other special projects.
    • Responsible for assuring that College policies are communicated and followed.
    • Manage aspects of grant funding as needed.
    • Serve on committees as assigned by the Dean.
    • Maintain a teaching load per term.
    • Assist with the recruitment and placement of students.
    • Coordinate textbook selection and review process to reduce overall student cost;
    • Work with students and faculty to resolve conflicts and serve as the second step in grade appeals.
    • Encourage students’ involvement in the advising process; Maintains sufficient advising hours compatible with student schedules; meet with advisees at least twice per semester and as often as needed; advise student having difficulty in class / clinical work; maintain appropriate advisee files; direct students to appropriate department and College resources; maintain confidentiality; periodically evaluates graduation progress and completions.
    • Duties also include managing student files, including processing of applications, documenting, using spreadsheets (such as Excel), and databases (such as Colleague/Web Advisor and Moodle). Keep track of student progress in cross disciplines and updating student records. This will involve working closely with many different offices throughout the College, Student Affairs, Financial Aid, etc.
    • Acts as lead contact for international student needs in conjunction with the Office of the Registrar.
    • Reviews graduation applications prior to final approval by the Dean.
    • Coordinate with CCP Liaison for site visits for College Credit Plus
    • Act as the lead liaison for practicum sites for Agroecology Program.
  • Proactively identify and implement methods for publicizing and promoting the activities of the School of Natural Resources
    • Provides leadership and assists in the college marketing department in developing materials about the program (e.g., publications, web page, annual report).
    • Represent the Agroecology program to students, prospective students and other interested parties.
    • Facilitate advisory committee involvement in all programs within the unit.
    • Work with Tech Prep to develop articulation agreements with Career Technical and traditional secondary schools.
    • Represent program(s) at recruiting events, on and off campus.
    • Collaborate and provide programming for career/program exploration camps.
    • Participate in program relevant community & networking events.
    • Attend local county fairs and FFA events as program representative and faculty member.
    • Lives the mission and philosophy of Hocking College;
    • follows Hocking College policies and procedures;
    • promote a positive working relationship across technology, department, and community lines;
    • participate in Academic Affairs and institutional activities and committees;
    • participate in student enrollment activities (recruiting and registration), contribute to the assessment of student academic achievement;

Position Requirements:

  1. Qualifications Education, Experience, and Skills
    • Masters Degree in Environmental Science, Geology, Environmental Studies, Agriculture, Horticulture or a closely related Natural Resources field of study. Graduate-level coursework must be directly related to environmental science, ecology, agriculture, horticulture, or botany.
    • Degree must be from a regionally or nationally accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent as verified by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc.
    • Minimum of 5 years of full-time, professional, field and/or lab experience within the field of agriculture sciences and/or farming.
    • Evidence of professional development in the field of concentration as demonstrated by activity in professional associations, consultative practice; participation in seminars, workshops, and formal coursework, and individual reading and research.
    • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
    • Strong technology skills including usage of Microsoft Office, email, student information system, and learning management system
    • Organizational, record-keeping, and interpersonal skills.
    • Knowledge of subject area.
    • Knowledge of educational theory and application.
    • Knowledge of learners and individual learning styles.
    • Interest in and commitment to the learner-centered educational process.
    • Educational technology skills.
    • Confidentiality.
    • Caring attitude toward students.
    • Learning and self-motivation skills.
    • Willingness to extend self to help students succeed.
    • Knowledge of College resources available to students.
    • Knowledge of organizational structure.
    • Current knowledge of programs, objectives, and requirements.
    • Openness to suggestions for improvement.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Flexibility in dealing with others.
    • Ability to work as a team member.
    • Ability to prioritize work.
    • Behaves in accordance with Hocking College and Academic Affairs mission, goals, and values.
    • Positive attitude.
    • Knowledge of safe working conditions.

How to Apply:
Apply online at https://hocking.edu/careers/281

Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to hockingjobs@hocking.edu.

Position will remain open until filled.

Hocking College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race,color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, relition, age, disability or military status in employment or the provision of services

When contacted for an interview, an applicant who requires special accommodations due to a disability should notify the office at that time so proper arrangements can be made for the interview.

Contact Information:
Human Resources
3301 Hocking Parkway
Nelsonville, OH 45764
FAX: 740.753.7039

Dr. Celeste Winston’s Disseratation Now Available on CUNY Academic Works: Marronage and Anti Police Struggles

“How to Lose the Hounds”: Tracing the Relevance of Marronage for Contemporary Anti-Police Struggles  by Celeste Winston.

Advisor: Ruth Wilson Gilmore

Committee Members: Katherine McKittrick, Marianna Pavlovskaya, and Robyn Spencer.


This dissertation analyzes the interconnected practices of flight from slavery and flight from policing. Focusing on Black communities within Montgomery County, Maryland, I provide evidence for how local legacies of enslavement and flight from slavery have empowered later generations of residents, including people still living there today, to practice safety and security on their own terms, beyond policing. I draw on archival and ethnographic research in seven Black communities in Montgomery County to document historical and ongoing local Black life practices and organizing against and outside of policing. I center these communities’ past and present placemaking and collective strategies of valuing their own humanity as a model for police abolition—the end of policing and the building of something new.

As a guiding theory, I developed the concept “maroon geographies” to emphasize connections between slavery-era and more contemporary Black flight and placemaking beyond racial police violence. Marronage—which is the practice of flight from slavery—allowed slaves to assert their freedom and, at times, to create communities that were physically removed from the dominant slave society. Black people who escaped or were freed from slavery established several rural, urban, and suburban towns sustained as multi-generational Black communities in the present-day United States. Like maroon communities during slavery, these Black enclaves, across later generations, developed various levels of autonomy from the operations of dominant society. Together, Black communities and their slavery-era predecessors form “maroon geographies” defined by Black-led, place-based communal struggles against state and extralegal racial and economic violence.

My findings show how generations of residents in Montgomery County’s Black communities have lived and continue to live out abolitionist praxes in their daily lives—from fleeing slave catchers, some of the earliest policing efforts in this country, to not relying on police to resolve issues nor to ensure safety in their communities. I discuss the local history and folklore around marronage in Montgomery County and connect it to continued anti-police practices and organizing. I examine local acts of refusal of and flight from policing, and I outline a model of maroon restorative justice based in examples from local Black communities. Further, I highlight Black epistemologies and practices of community beyond policing, rooted in marronage and characterized by radical visions of places that fulfill human needs. These Black geographic visions, I contend, show that community safety and security are already operating outside of policing.

Director of Langmuir Laboratory in Lightening and Thunderstorms at New Mexico Tech

Conduct scientific research on lightning, and thunderstorms. Aspects of this duty include: writing grant proposals, and journal publications, attending and presenting at professional meetings, designing building and deploying custom instrumentation, and participating in field programs at Langmuir Laboratory and elsewhere. Interfacing with Langmuir Laboratory’s relationships with the FAA, the USDA Forest Service and other governmental agencies. Supervise laboratory staff and graduate students. Manage laboratory finances.

Ph.D. or doctorate level equivalent required area of study, Physics, Electrical Engineering or Atmospheric Science. Experience in proposal/ grant writing required. Experience in designing, constructing, testing, and operation of custom instrumentation required. Experience in dealing with radio communication (FCC) and aviation (FAA) regulations desired. Good interpersonal, communications and leadership skills required. Established record of referred publications in atmospheric electricity required. Must be able to qualify for a security clearance if needed.

Application Information

Postal Address:
Rosa Jaramillo
Human Resources
New Mexico Tech
801 Leroy Place
Brown Hall 118
Socorro, NM 87801
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Postdoctoral Research Associate I, Earth System Modeling (Multiple Positions) at University of Arizona


Department: Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences (0469)

Location: Main Campus

Position Summary

The University of Arizona’s Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences is seeking two full-time postdoctoral researchers in the field of Earth system modeling. One position will focus on global atmospheric processes, and the other will focus on land processes. Both positions are in the Land-Atmosphere-Ocean Interactions group, led by Prof. Xubin Zeng (https://xzeng.faculty.arizona.edu/). Over three decades, this group has addressed many aspects of surface interface processes and has developed widely-adopted parameterizations and global observational datasets. To build on this experience, therefore, the ideal candidates will be passionate, flexible, and curious. The selected candidates will have exciting opportunities to interact with scientists in various institutions through our existing projects. Besides contributing to existing projects, candidates are also encouraged to pursue curiosity-driven research that is loosely related to existing diverse projects.

Initial appointment is for 12 months, with possibility of extension for a further 2 years, depending on performance and funding.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities

The successful candidates will use one or more of the following approaches:

  • Analyze Earth system model output to aid in model development and improve process understanding;
  • Run model simulation experiments to test model sensitivity;
  • Develop physical parameterizations for weather and climate models;
  • Use and create (where needed) value-added observational datasets to assess Earth system models;
  • Improve subseasonal-to-seasonal prediction through model improvement and post-processing (including using physics in combination with artificial intelligence).

In addition, they are expected to:

  • Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals;
  • Present research at national and international conferences and project meetings;
  • Assist in writing research proposals and progress reports;
  • Train and mentor graduate and undergraduate students.

Examples of research areas for the atmosphere processes position:

  • Aerosol-cloud-meteorology interactions;
  • Dynamics-physics (cloud microphysics, shallow convection, and atmospheric boundary layer) coupling;
  • Subseasonal-to-seasonal forecasting improvement

Examples of research areas for the land processes position:

  • Hybrid 3-D hydrological modeling for Earth system models;
  • Role of soil moisture and temperature as well as vegetation in land-atmosphere interaction;
  • Land model improvement (including snowpack modeling).

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Ability in analyzing output from Earth system models, including comparison with multiple observational datasets
  • Coding skills for model analysis (e.g., Python, R, NCL) and/or development (e.g., Fortran, C++)
  • Organization and project management skills
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills, for collaboration with colleagues in the department and elsewhere
  • Effective presentation skills, in both written and spoken forms
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Atmospheric Sciences or a related discipline
  • Ability to perform high quality work both individually and with the project team

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in running state-of-the-art Earth system models on leadership class supercomputer facilities at NCAR, DOE, and NASA
  • Experience in modifying, developing and testing new routines in complex multi-component Earth system models
  • Good knowledge of satellite measurements
    Strong publication record
  • Passionate, flexible, and curious

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job Category: Postdoctoral Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes – Full Benefits

Posted Rate of Pay: $48,500+ Annually

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Number: P20819

Desired Start Date: 06/17/2019

Contact Information for Candidates

Xubin Zeng

Open Until Filled: Yes

Review Begins On: 06/03/2019

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, for your convenience, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation. These letters of recommendation must be uploaded directly via the UACareers.com website by your reference provider. UACareers.com is not compatible with any “dossier aggregate” system (e.g., Interfolio, Intellimedia).

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Visiting Lecturer in Geography at University of North Alabama

The Department of Geography at the University of North Alabama invites applications for TWO nine-month Visiting Lecturer positions to begin in August 2019. The successful candidates will be broadly trained geographers capable of teaching both in-class and online introductory-level Physical Geography classes (Weather and Climate, and Landforms). Applicants with GIS expertise and or Hazards are preferred. Teaching load is five (5) classes per semester. Applicants with a Ph.D. in Geography or related discipline are preferred but MS holders will also be considered. UNA expects faculty to be enthusiastic, energetic, collegial, and student-centered. Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum qualifications include: Master’s degree in Geography or a related discipline is required, Ph.D. in Geography or a related discipline is preferred. Applicants with GIS expertise and or Hazards are preferred.

To view a complete job description and/or apply for this position, please visit our Online Employment System at http://jobs.una.edu/postings/5194. Applications will only be accepted through this system. Please be prepared to upload a cover letter, resume/CV, and reference list at the time of application. Transcripts are also required, but may be submitted at a later date. For questions, please email employment@una.edu or call 256-765-4291 and select option #2.

UNA is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. UNA seeks a wide range of applicants for this position so that one of our core values, ethnic and cultural diversity, will be affirmed. UNA is a smoke-free campus.

Professor Khandaker elected to GSA Fellowship!

Professor Nazrul Khandaker has been named a GSA Fellow!

The GSA Fellowship is given only to 3% of the membership (over 20,000) and it is a prestigious award.

“GSA Fellowship is an honor that is bestowed on the best of our profession.

GSA members are elected to Fellowship in recognition of a sustained record of distinguished contributions to the geosciences and to the Geological Society of America.

The Geological Society of America (GSA) is a global professional society with a membership of more than 20,000 individuals in more than 100 countries. GSA provides access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors: academic, government, business, and industry. The Society unites thousands of earth scientists from every corner of the globe in a common purpose to study the mysteries of our planet (and beyond) and share scientific findings.”

Newly elected Fellows will be recognized at the Presidential Address and Awards Ceremony held at the Annual Meeting in September.

Postdoctoral Associate or Researcher in Atmospheric Science @stonybrooku

The Climate Extremes Modeling Group at in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University invites applications for the Postdoctoral Associate/Senior Postdoctoral/Research Scientist position. The title/rank will be contingent upon the selected candidate’s skills and experience in their area of expertise.

Postdoctoral Associate

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume): 

Ph.D.(or foreign equivalent) in atmospheric science or closely related field in hand by September 2019.

Senior Postdoctoral Associate

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume): 

Ph.D.(or foreign equivalent) in atmospheric science or closely related field in hand by September 2019. Three (3) years of full-time research experience in atmospheric science or closely related field.

Research Scientist

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume): 

Ph.D.(or foreign equivalent) in atmospheric science or closely related field. Three (3) years of full-time research experience in atmospheric science or closely related field , to include at least two (2) years of research experience following attainment of a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent).

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience conducting research in atmospheric science or closely related field. Experience running and analyzing atmospheric models. Experience in conducting atmospheric convection and/or cloud process research. Experience working effectively in a multi-institutional research environment. Experience in atmospheric numerical model development. Experience working with mentoring graduate student researchers.

Brief Description:

The research will focus on the response of clouds and convection to warming using a multi-model ensemble of both Cloud Resolving Model (CRM) and General Circulation Model (GCM) simulations run in radiative-convective equilibrium (RCE). This will include both analyzing existing simulations as well as designing and performing new idealized numerical simulations with various atmospheric models to explore the impact of self-aggregation of convection on simulated climate and feedbacks. The selected candidate will have proficient communication skills as evidenced by published results and presentations. A successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment with a diverse staff.

Postdoctoral Associate Duties:

  • Perform single column model (SCM) and general circulation model (GCM) simulations with the CAM.
  • Analyze SCM/GCM differences in clouds, self-aggregation and climate sensitivity in CAM.
  • Perform analysis techniques for comparison of clouds, self-aggregation and climate sensitivity across RCEMIP model simulations.
  • Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific journals and present results at conferences, seminars and/or technical meetings.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned.

Senior Postdoctoral Duties:

  • Perform single column model (SCM) and general circulation model (GCM) simulations with the CAM.
  • Analyze SCM/GCM differences in clouds, self-aggregation and climate sensitivity in CAM.
  • Perform analysis techniques for comparison of clouds, self-aggregation and climate sensitivity across RCEMIP model simulations.
  • Develop advanced analysis techniques for comparison of clouds, self-aggregation and climate sensitivity across RCEMIP model simulations.
  • Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific journals and present results at conferences, seminars and/or technical meetings.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned.

Research Scientist Duties:

  • Perform single column model (SCM) and general circulation model (GCM) simulations with the CAM.
  • Analyze SCM/GCM differences in clouds, self-aggregation and climate sensitivity in CAM.
  • Perform analysis techniques for comparison of clouds, self-aggregation and climate sensitivity across RCEMIP model simulations.
  • Perform modifications to model code for more effective analysis of simulations.
  • Develop advanced analysis techniques for comparison of clouds, self-aggregation and climate sensitivity across RCEMIP model simulations.
  • Co-mentor graduate student researchers.
  • Write and submit research grant proposals.
  • Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific journals and present results at conferences, seminars and/or technical meetings.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned.

Special Notes:

This is a full-time appointment. The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

Stony Brook University is 100% tobacco-free as of January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at stonybrook.edu/tobaccofree.

About Stony Brook:

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island’s scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff, including those employed at Stony Brook Medicine, Suffolk County’s only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities such as the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the National Synchrotron Light Source, and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, and the New York Blue IBM BG/L+P supercomputer, owned by Stony Brook and managed by BNL. Stony Brook is a partner in managing the Laboratory for the Department of Energy, and is the largest institutional scientific user of BNL facilities. As such, many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments can be arranged.

Stony Brook University/Research is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer. We encourage all to apply including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Assistant Professor of Geography @kentstate (Non-tenure track, 9 month position)

Kent State University at Stark is now accepting applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, nine-month position beginning in August 2019 as an Assistant Professor of Geography. We seek an environmental geographer with GIS skills who can contribute to a small but active program that includes both a new major in Environmental Studies and a Geography minor.

Examples of Duties:Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:

A full-time non-tenure-track appointment typically requires a teaching load of 30 hours per academic year and the expectation of teaching excellence; professional development and campus and community service are also valued. The successful candidate will play an important role in promoting and sustaining both the Geography and Environmental Studies program.

Minimum Qualifications:Ph.D. in Geography is required by the time of appointment and evidence of teaching excellence at the university level. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute course offerings in physical geography, GIS, conservation and sustainability. Preferred candidates will have a regional expertise outside of the United States and Canada.

Special Instructions Summary: In order to be considered for this position, all applicants must apply online at jobs.kent.edu. Please request that official transcripts along with letters of reference be mailed directly to the Dean’s office, Kent State University at Stark, 6000 Frank Ave NW, North Canton, Oh 44720.

Assessments:Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements: Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.

Additional Information:Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For official job descriptions, visit www.kent.edu/hr

Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco use are not permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit www.kent.edu/smoke-free.


Kent State University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer