The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) at the University of Nevada, Reno, seeks applicants for a tenure-track academic faculty position in field-oriented research in structural geology, volcanology, or sedimentology. NBMG is a public service unit of UNR and serves as both the state geologic survey of Nevada and as a research department in the UNR College of Science. Faculty at NBMG have tenure-track academic appointments, with both research and teaching obligations.
Position Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of this position will be to develop broad programs in research and education in Sedimentology, Structural Geology, or Volcanology. Research will focus on the geologic framework and tectonic evolution of Nevada, utilizing innovative approaches to detailed geologic mapping, sedimentologic analysis, structural analysis, geochronology (e.g. U/Pb, detrital zircons, or 40Ar/39Ar), and/or paleomagnetism. Position responsibilities and expectations include: 1) utilizing detailed geologic mapping to conduct basic and applied research; 2) working independently as well as collaboratively with NBMG faculty-staff, faculty in other geoscience units in the Nevada system of higher education, and others in industry and government in developing funded research projects; 3) contributing to the understanding of natural resources and geologic hazards in the region; 4) supervising graduate students and teaching courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise.
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 sedimentology, structural geology, tectonics, and/or volcanology as indicated by dissertation research, industry experience, or peer-reviewed publications. The successful candidate must also have experience in field-oriented research and a desire to conduct detailed geologic mapping on future projects in Nevada. 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. Doctoral research must include one or more of the following disciplines: structural geology, sedimentology, or volcanology. We encourage candidates to explain achievable plans for funded research on Nevada-focused topics in their area of expertise in the letters of interest.
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, 2019 or shortly thereafter, depending on availability of the successful candidate.
For more detailed information about the position and to apply, please visit: https://is.gd/pgqdbK. Application deadline is March 1, 2019. 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.
EEO/AA Women and under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Location: Reno, NV
Start Date: July 1, 2019
Job Type: Full Time Hire
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