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Full-time position serving as the Director of the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) and State Geologist. Must develop and articulate a vision of KGS programs, understand the concept of serving Kansas through high-quality research in the applied geosciences, and embrace a collegial leadership style. Requires doctorate in the geosciences with 10 years professional experience, prior administrative and/or leadership experience, national recognition in geoscience research, excellent communication skills, knowledge of natural resources and the environmental aspects of their use, and demonstrated ability to deal with natural-resource policy issues. Will have the opportunity to jointly hold a tenured faculty position in an academic department at the University of Kansas (KU).

The KGS is a research and service division of KU. Created in 1889, the KGS studies the geology of Kansas, develops new techniques for exploring and analyzing geologic data, and produces and disseminates maps, reports, and scientific papers. Among the premier earth-science research and service institutions in the U.S., the KGS has an annual state budget of $5.8 million, a fiscal year 2016 grant and contract budget of $4.6 million, and employs more than 112 researchers, support staff, and students engaged in a variety of disciplines. Staff collaborate extensively with faculty and students in academic departments at KU.

Full announcement and application info. at www.kgs.ku.edu/General/jobs.html.  Review will begin March 1, 2017, position open until filled. For further information contact Greg Ludvigson (gludvigson@kgs.ku.edu), www.kgs.ku.edu.  KU is an EO/AAE, http://policy.ku.edu/IOA/nondiscrimination.

Location: University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
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