Saturday, June 01, 2013

Faculty positions in Structural-Economic Geology and/or Quaternary Geology at Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology

Geologic Mapping Specialist:
Structural-Economic and/or Quaternary Geology
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
University of Nevada, Reno

The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG), University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), seeks applicants for one or two faculty positions beginning on or after October 1, 2013, with expertise in field-based Structural-Economic Geology and/or Quaternary Geology.  These openings are non-tenure track, 12-month faculty position(s). 

We seek applicants with skills in state-of-the-art techniques in the following areas:
  • Structural and/or Economic geology, with substantial experience in quadrangle-scale geologic mapping.  Experience in analyzing mineral deposits, geothermal systems, and/or hydrocarbon deposits is highly valued. 
  • Quaternary geology, with expertise in geomorphology and neotectonics, as well as substantial experience in quadrangle-scale geologic mapping as applied to natural hazards, engineering geology, or environmental geology. 
Quadrangle-scale (primarily 1:24,000) geologic mapping in support of elucidating Nevada’s geological history and framework is a fundamental responsibility of these positions.  Experience in ArcGIS, 3D modeling, and integration of multiple geologic and geophysical data sets is also desired.  Applicants must have a Masters or Doctorate in geology or a related geoscience field. 

One full-time or two half-time positions are available.  Half-time positions would have at least 50% state funding, with full-time support assured for two years from start date and the expectation that the other 50% of support would be obtained through grants and contracts after the initial two years.  Many funding opportunities exist (e.g., USGS STATEMAP program) for support.  Nevada is one of the most exciting regions in the world to conduct research in the geosciences.  Opportunities abound for research in structural geology, mineral deposits, geothermal systems, neotectonics, and natural hazards.  

NBMG is a research and public service unit of UNR and the state geological survey.  Managed as part of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering within the College of Science at UNR, NBMG functions as an academic unit, and its principal scientists are faculty members at UNR. 

For complete position descriptions and requirements, view the position announcement at and or contact Geoscience Search, NBMG, Mail Stop 0178, UNR, Reno, NV 89557-0178. Applications received through by August 5, 2013 will receive full consideration.  EEO/AA. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

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