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Professor/Director, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology

University of Nevada, Reno - Main Campus

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Job Description

Applications are invited for the Professor/Director of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) role at the University of Nevada, Reno. NBMG serves as the geological survey for the state of Nevada. This tenure-track faculty position at Full Professor level reports directly to the Dean of the College of Science. The Director of the NBMG serves as the Nevada... State Geologist and will lead a strong research organization focused on the geologic framework, natural resources, and geologic hazards of Nevada. The successful candidate should have the vision and initiative to enhance innovative research and educational programs within NBMG in collaboration with other departments at UNR and other institutions in the Nevada System of Higher Education. NBMG has programs in economic geology, geothermal energy, Quaternary geology, geological mapping, structural geology, geodesy, GIS-cartography, and data management.

The primary responsibilities of this position will be to 1) manage the overall operations of NBMG, including leading a diverse team of academic and administrative faculty, research scientists, technical and support staff, and graduate students, 2) contribute to and facilitate new research opportunities related to the geologic framework, natural resources (e.g., minerals, geothermal, and groundwater), and geologic hazards (e.g., earthquakes and floods) of Nevada, 3) facilitate and enhance external funding opportunities for important components of NBMG, including the Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library (the state repository for geologic information and specimens), GIS-Cartography, and geological mapping, 4) serve as spokesperson for the amazing geology of Nevada through outreach and effective media engagements, and 5) promote diversity and inclusion in all aspects of NBMG's activities, creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all members of the NBMG community. The position could also involve occasionally teaching courses in the applicant's area of expertise and advising graduate students. We seek geoscientists with interest in both applied and basic research on the geology of Nevada, experience in leading and securing major external funding for research programs relevant to state geological surveys (e.g., natural resources, geologic hazards, geological mapping, and data management-preservation), and enhancing/developing partnerships with other state and federal organizations. Candidates who appreciate and can promote the value of all NBMG programs will be particularly valued.

Required Qualifications
• Ph.D. in geology or a related field, with significant experience in research, education, and/or organizational leadership.
• Valid Driver's License.
Preferred Qualifications (optional):
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
• Extensive experience in program development and project management, including building collaborations and partnerships with academia, state and federal agencies, and industry.
• Collaborative leadership skills that foster a culture of teamwork and innovation among NBMG faculty and staff.
• Broad background in the geosciences.
• Knowledge of the primary mission of state geological surveys, including societally relevant applied research on natural resources, geologic hazards, and the regional geologic framework.
Compensation Grade

Professor, 9-month

To view the salary schedule for this position, please visit: Salary Schedules and select Academic Faculty (Nine-month), Assistant Professor or Professor. Salary is competitive and commensurate with related education and experience.

Remarkable Retirement!

Our retirement plan is beyond compare. Your 17.50% contribution is generously matched by the University. With the faculty retirement plan, you are 100% vested your first day. Sit back and watch your retirement dollars grow! All permanent employees on an annual "A" or "B" contract who are employed at least 50% full-time are eligible to participate in the NSHE retirement program unless they are members of PERS of Nevada.

Perks of Working at UNR!
• Health insurance options including dental and vision - Health Insurance
• E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center offers an annual or semester membership and family membership options. E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center
• Reno is proud to be a University town! Many local businesses offer discounts to WolfCard holders
• Mountain EAP supports employees (and eligible dependents) through life's difficult moments. Mountain EAP is located in Reno and specializes in counseling and advising services for personal or interpersonal issues.
• Several Diversity Committees and Affinity Groups focusing on campus-wide diversity initiatives to ensure we are working to create a diverse and welcoming campus climate. Diversity Groups
• Faculty Senate is the principal representing body for faculty. Its membership includes representatives from each academic and administrative major unit of the University. Faculty Senate
• No state income tax
Grants-in-aid for Faculty Employees

The University is proud to provide a reduced-rate tuition benefit to faculty and qualified dependents. Faculty can take up to six credits per semester at a reduced rate. Dependents of faculty have unlimited credits, but in order to be eligible children must be unmarried and under the age of 24 and must receive at least 50% of their financial support from the employee and/or employee's spouse or domestic partner. Faculty Grants-in-Aid

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples' professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program

About The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG):

The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) is a research and public service unit of the University of Nevada, Reno and serves as the state geological survey of Nevada. Managed as part of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering in the College of Science at UNR, NBMG functions as both an academic unit and statewide agency. Its principal scientists (including the Director) are tenure-track or administrative faculty members. NBMG's primary mission is to provide Nevada citizens with information on geology, natural resources, and geologic hazards to protect the public and facilitate, diversify, and enhance Nevada's economic future. NBMG applies its expertise to the entire state while also enhancing and complementing the educational mission at UNR. NBMG faculty contribute to education at UNR by teaching classes and advising graduate students in collaboration with the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering. Geological information managed by NBMG, including both physical collections and digital databases, helps government officials make informed decisions on the use of Nevada's lands.

To accomplish its mission, NBMG has nearly 30 employees of which nearly half are partially to fully supported by external funding. These positions fall into the following components: 1) NBMG administration, 2) Geologic Mapping program, 3) Geologic Framework Studies, 4) Economic Geology program, including the Ralph J. Roberts Center for Research in Economic Geology, 5) Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy, 6) Geologic Hazards, 7) Nevada Geodetic Laboratory, 8) Cartography/GIS/Graphics Design, and 9) the Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library, an off-campus facility that serves as Nevada's repository for geological information and specimens while focusing on data preservation and dissemination. For further information about NBMG, please consult our website (http://www.nbmg.unr.edu).

Contact Information

Beth Jacobsen at 775-682-8787 or jacobsenb@unr.edu


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at jobs@unr.edu.

Application Materials: The following materials must be submitted with your application:

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Five Professional References

4) A statement (two page maximum) describing a research and strategic vision for the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology

5) A brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying

Application Review

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately with an initial review of applications starting March 11, 2024.

This posting is open until filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person's age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes).

About Us

The University of Nevada, Reno is a leading American public research university committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Founded in 1874 as Nevada's original land-grant university, the University serves 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and 63 countries.

Classified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as an R1 ("Very High Research") university, it is also recognized in the Carnegie Community Engagement classification. The University is also ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the "Best National Universities" and "Best National Public Universities." It also ranks in the top tier of the WSJ/Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the New York Times' "Top Colleges for Economic Diversity."

Since 2009, nearly $1 billion has been has invested in advanced labs, facilities, and residence halls on the main campus. The University is home to Nevada's first medical school - the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine - and it delivers on its original land-grant mission with outreach across the state through the University of Nevada, Reno Extension, Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Nevada Small Business Development Center, the Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and Wolf Pack Athletics.

The main campus is in Reno, Nevada, a burgeoning global technology hub with a vibrant midtown and downtown. Found where the high desert of the Great Basin meets the High Sierra and Lake Tahoe, the beautiful, 290-acre main campus is also a Nevada State Arboretum. In recent years, the University has expanded to include two additional locations: the Redfield Campus in south Reno and the Wayne L. Prim campus in Incline Village, which is the home of the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe.

As part of the Nevada System of Higher Education - comprised of two research universities, one state college, four community colleges and an environmental research institute - the University is committed to developing strong partnerships with each of these institutions for the benefit of all Nevadans.

Through its commitment to high-impact education, world-improving research and creative activity, and outreach that's transforming Nevada's communities and businesses, the University continues its nearly 150-year tradition of benefitting our state, nation and world.

The University recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. The inclusive and engaged community on campus recognizes the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

Today, the University delivers on its original land-grant mission of access to education and knowledge by investing in the academics, facilities, support, engagement and vibrant campus life that promote our diverse students' cognitive growth and academic achievement - all while remaining one of the best values in American higher education.

For more information, please visit the University's website.

University of Nevada, Reno

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Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevadas land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a "Top Tier" Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a persons age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.



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