Job Announcement from UNR—closes October 27

Director, Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering College of Science University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno is seeking a dynamic, innovative and creative leader to serve as the Director of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering. The Mackay School is one of the world’s leading educational institutions in the fields of natural resources, and earth sciences and engineering. The School includes the Departments of Geography, Geological Sciences & Engineering, and Mining & Metallurgical Engineering. Mackay also includes the Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology, the Nevada Seismology Laboratory and the State Climate Office. The School awards undergraduate and graduate degrees across all disciplines in the earth sciences and engineering. Faculty members in the Mackay School also participate in two interdisciplinary graduate programs: Hydrologic Sciences; and Ecology, Evolution & Conservation Biology. In addition, the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum is housed in the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering.

The Director of the Mackay School reports to the Dean of the College of Science and is a member of the Dean’s senior staff. The Director is responsible for leading and coordinating efforts in student and faculty recruitment and retention, developing student leaders and industry professionals, managing relations with industries and governmental agencies, building interdisciplinary efforts inside Mackay and across the University, and managing personnel and financial resources at the director’s level. The Director will coordinate and lead fundraising efforts with the Development Directors in the College of Science.

The successful candidate will have an earned degree in the earth sciences or engineering, demonstrated leadership skills and administrative experience, experience in the natural resource industries, a commitment to diversity, and an understanding of the University of Nevada’s land grant mission. Preference will be given to candidates with an advanced degree in the earth sciences or engineering, business or equivalent experience in the natural resource industries; a demonstrated understanding of natural resource industry related issues; demonstrated fundraising experience; and experience working with community members and university stakeholders.

Applications must include a resume, a statement of interest, and the names and addresses of five professional references. The preferred starting date is January 1, 2019. EEO/AA Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. This posting closes at midnight October 27.

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