Two new faculty openings at NBMG

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology announces two new faculty openings listed below.

Two new faculty openings:
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR – Geothermal Specialist (tenure-track)
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – Neotectonics (tenure-track)

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR – Geothermal Specialist (tenure-track)

The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks applicants with expertise in geothermal energy research. Nevada is one of the most exciting regions in the world to do research in the geosciences and one of the best in the U.S. for the study of geothermal resources.

Position Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of this position will be to develop broad programs in research and education in the field of geothermal energy while serving as Director of the Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy. The applicant is expected to conduct a nationally competitive research program that will include innovative approaches to understanding the complexities of fluid flow in the crust with a concentration on Nevada and the surrounding Great Basin region. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the development of datasets and reports on Nevada’s geothermal resources, maintain geothermal databases as part of NGDS (National Geothermal Data System), and provide state resource assessments. Education will include teaching courses in geothermal related topics in the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering (DGSE), supervising graduate students, and contributing to developing a geothermal curriculum. Research and educational efforts will involve multi-departmental and multi-institutional efforts, with scientists from academia, industry, other institutions, and government labs. The successful candidate will be asked to communicate effectively with the public and community leaders regarding the geothermal resources of Nevada.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctorate in geology, geologic engineering, geophysics, or a related geoscience field by the time of hire and a demonstrated record of research on topics related to geothermal energy as indicated by dissertation research, industry experience, and/or peer-reviewed publications. The successful candidate must have at least 5 years of postdoctoral experience (either in industry or academia) in geothermal research in such areas as rock mechanics, 3D modeling, geophysical techniques, reservoir engineering, and/or geochemistry. Excellent communication skills, as demonstrated in written application materials; commitment to public service; potential for, or established record of publications; and ability to attract funding are essential. The successful candidate must also have demonstrated ability to develop/coordinate programs and work in teams to accomplish major goals.

Because the individuals will be competing for funding from a variety of sources, including industry and federal agencies, for fundamental and applied geoscience research (e.g., NSF, DOE, and USGS), preference will be given to candidates who explain achievable plans for funded research on Nevada-focused topics in geothermal energy in their letters of interest. In addition, preference will be given to candidates who understand NBMG’s role as the state geological survey of Nevada, especially to those who can articulate a plan of how NBMG can better serve stakeholders (citizens, government, and industry) on issues related to geothermal resources.

Salary and Date of Appointment: The position will be a tenure-track faculty appointment at the associate professor level with an academic-year base salary that is competitive with other research universities. Starting date will be July 1, 2015 or shortly thereafter, depending on availability of the successful candidate.

To apply, please visit: https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/16685. Please submit a letter expressing your interest in the position, research plans; names, e-mail, postal addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references; a complete vita; and electronic copies of up to three of your publications. Application deadline is March 1, 2015. For further information about NBMG, please consult our website (http://www.nbmg.unr.edu).

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation. The University of Nevada employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/_docs/Associate_Professor_Geothermal_Specialist.pdf


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – Neotectonics (tenure-track)

The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks applicants with expertise in neotectonics and Quaternary geology. Nevada is one of the most exciting regions in the world to conduct research in the geosciences, particularly in the fields of neotectonics and geologic hazards.

Position Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of this position will be to develop programs in research and education in the field of neotectonics with emphasis on paleoseismic and earthquake hazard research in Nevada and the surrounding region. Research will focus on landscape evolution primarily as it relates to Quaternary faulting, utilizing innovative approaches, such as LiDAR, to conduct detailed geologic mapping and dating of Quaternary units and surfaces. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the development of datasets and reports on Nevada’s Quaternary faults and seismic activity, including periodic assessments and syntheses of hazards facing its major cities and infrastructure. Education will include teaching courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise, such as neotectonics, geologic hazards, and Quaternary geology in the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering and supervising graduate students. Research and educational efforts will involve integrated multi-departmental (e.g. Nevada Seismological Laboratory) and multi-institutional efforts, with scientists from academia, industry, other institutions, and government labs. The successful candidate will be asked to communicate effectively with the public and community leaders regarding natural hazards in Nevada and coordinate mitigation and response efforts with local and federal emergency management agencies.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctorate in geology or a related geoscience field by the time of hire and a demonstrated record of research on topics related to neotectonics as indicated by dissertation research, industry experience, and/or peer-reviewed publications. Excellent communication skills, as demonstrated in written application materials; commitment to public service; potential for, or established record of publications; and ability to attract funding are essential. The successful candidate must also have the ability to develop and coordinate programs and work in teams to accomplish major goals.

Preference will be given to candidates with academic or industry experience in neotectonics. Expertise in paleoseismology (e.g. trenching), surficial processes, Quaternary dating techniques, LiDAR, and/or InSAR will be valued. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated research productivity with publications in peer-reviewed literature. The successful candidate will compete for funding from a variety of sources, including federal agencies interested in fundamental and applied geoscience research (e.g., NSF, USGS, Department of Energy, and Bureau of Land Management) and industry. Therefore, preference will be given to candidates who explain achievable plans for funded research on Nevada-focused topics in neotectonics in their letters of interest. In addition, preference will be given to candidates who understand the role of NBMG as the state geological survey of Nevada and can articulate how NBMG can better serve stakeholders (citizens, government, and industry) on issues related to geologic hazards.

Salary and Date of Appointment: The position will be a tenure-track faculty appointment at the assistant professor level with an academic-year base salary that is competitive with other research universities. Starting date will be July 1, 2015 or shortly thereafter, depending on availability of the successful candidate.

To apply, please visit: https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/16813. Please submit a letter expressing your interest in the position and research plans; names, e-mail addresses, postal addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references; a complete curriculum vitae; and electronic copies of up to three of your publications to http://jobs.unr.edu/. Application deadline is March 10, 2015. For further information about NBMG, please consult our website (http://www.nbmg.unr.edu).

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation. The University of Nevada employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/_docs/Assistant_Professor_Neotectonics.pdf

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