CERI workers on the I40 bridge
Graduate student Chloe Glover testing field equipment at a Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) student chapter function held on South Campus.  They were training for the field deployment of seismic instrumentation.
Professor Jer Ming Chiu with graduate students gathering data from seismic equipment deployed in the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) field exercise held on South Campus this spring
Graduate students providing measurement for the deployment of field instruments during the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) field exercise.
Director Chuck Langston's photo of the total eclipse taken in Southern Illinois

Welcome to CERI

Welcome to the Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI) at the University of Memphis. CERI, one of five Centers of Excellence at the University of Memphis, a vibrant place where faculty, researchers, students and staff dedicate their time and energy to understanding the causes and physical consequences of earthquakes, and their impact on society. CERI faculty and researchers focus on a wide variety of problems in geophysics, seismology, geodesy, exploration, geodynamics, source physics, and engineering seismology. CERI is dedicated to the education of new researchers, and offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Earth Sciences with a concentration in Geophysics. For additional information on CERI graduate programs visit our "Research and Study at CERI" web pages  for additional information.

Beyond its research and academic commitments, CERI is a huge point of pride for our University, city, and the central and eastern United States regions because of its long-time efforts in earthquake monitoring and service to the community. CERI maintains a large seismic network and dedicates significant efforts to educate the public about the hazards of earthquakes. To learn about CERI's seismic network, and education and outreach programs, please visit our "Seismic Information"  and "Earthquake Resources" sites on our main page.

For current earthquakes please visit the "New Madrid Zone Current Earthquake Map" site to the right of the page. This contains our up to date information on earthquakes occurring in the New Madrid seismic zone.

Tenure Track Position in Solid Earth Geosciences or Engineering Seismology

The Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI) at the University of Memphis invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in August 2019. We are searching broadly and seeking an individual to complement our existing strengths in seismology, geodesy, computational tectonics, earthquake physics and seismic hazard. We particularly encourage applicants with research interests related to Active tectonics, Continental/Lithospheric dynamics, Computational Geophysics, Exploration Geophysics, or Engineering Seismology. Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of employment, and show a demonstrated record or strong promise of research productivity. The successful candidate is expected to build a vigorous, externally funded research program, mentor M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students, and teach graduate courses in her or his specialty. As part of a University interdisciplinary research center, CERI faculty are engaged in a variety of regional, national, and international research projects (https://www.memphis.edu/ceri). More information about this position can be obtained by contacting the chair of the search committee, Eunseo Choi (echoi2@memphis.edu).

Applicants should submit an application letter, full curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and addresses (with phone numbers and email) of at least three references. To receive full consideration, applications must be submitted through the University of Memphis WorkForUM online application system (https://workforum.memphis.edu) by December 17, 2018. The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


Magnitude 3.3 Earthquake near Ridgely, Tennessee

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