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The Desert Research Institute (DRI) has an exciting opportunity for an Executive Director for its Division of Hydrologic Sciences (DHS). DHS has approximately 130 faculty and support staff and 20 graduate research assistants and conducts more than $11 million in research annually within a highly diversified research portfolio that includes hydrogeology, geochemistry, water resource management, global change, geostatistical and earth systems analysis, and ecological engineering.
The primary function of the DHS Executive Director is to support, facilitate, and expand Division research activities through leadership that augments and enhances the Division’s multi-disciplinary scientific skills. DRI has two main campuses in Reno and Las Vegas, NV; the position can be located at either facility.
Executive Directors are expected to apply leadership, management, and research program development and implementation skills as described in a few more detailed items below.
Coordinate synergistic interactions between DHS research faculty and administrative staff, as well as with DRI’s other Divisions and Centers for research program development.

Required Qualifications
The scientific areas currently encompassed by the Division reflect issues and concerns common to arid regions worldwide, including developing nations. Consequently, the scope and relevance of this research extends well beyond the borders of Nevada and the nation.
The successful candidate will be offered the position contingent upon passing a mandatory test for the absence of any illegal drugs as defined in 10 CFR 707.4 as well as satisfactory credit, criminal and background checks.
Qualified individuals interested in this position must apply online at https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/DRI-External/job/DRI---Reno-NV/Executive-Director-for-the-Division-of-Hydrologic-Sciences_R0108923. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, your application package should be received by April 29, 2018. Applications will be treated confidentially until the final stages of the search process. References will be contacted at a later date with the permission of the applicant.
For more detailed information about DRI, DRI faculty, and research projects and publications, please visit us at https://www.dri.edu. For questions regarding this position, please call the recruiting office at 775-673-7332.
DRI is an AA/EEO employer who gives consideration in employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Individuals with disabilities or protected veteran status are encouraged to apply.
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