New Economic Geology Position at NBMG!

Application Deadline February 22

Assistant or Associate Professor Economic Geologist (Hydrothermal Geochemistry)
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology

Description of Position: The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with expertise in Economic Geology focused on the hydrothermal geochemistry of mineral deposits. Position responsibilities and expectations include: 1) working independently as well as collaborating with NBMG faculty-staff, faculty in other geoscience units at UNR and UNLV, and others in industry and government in developing funded projects and conducting research; 2) focusing research on mineral deposits in Nevada, though some research can be conducted outside Nevada; and 3) supervising graduate students and teaching courses related to hydrothermal geochemistry.  The position will be a tenure-track faculty appointment with an academic-year base salary (9 months) that is competitive with other research universities.  Starting date will be July 1, 2019 or shortly thereafter, depending on availability of the successful candidate.

Required Qualifications: Interested 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 hydrothermal mineral deposits as indicated by dissertation research or peer-reviewed publications.  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.  Previous research must include one or more of the following disciplines: economic geology or hydrothermal geochemistry with a focus on mineral deposits.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with: 1) academic experience in hydrothermal minerals deposits, particularly research that blends both quantitative analytical and field-based approaches; 2) demonstrated research productivity with publications in the peer-reviewed literature; and 3) achievable plans for funded research on Nevada-focused topics in economic geology, as described in the applicant’s letter of interest. Additional preferred fields of expertise include: 1) geochemistry of metal solubility and transport; 2) geochemical modeling, 3) fluid inclusions, 4) stable isotopes, and/or 5) geochemical microanalyses.

Department Information: NBMG is a research and public service unit of the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) and serves as the state geological survey of Nevada.  Managed as part of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering in the College of Science at UNR, NBMG functions as both an academic unit and statewide agency.  Its principal scientists are tenure-track faculty members.  Nevada is one of the most exciting regions in the world to do research in the geosciences and the best in the U.S. for the study of hydrothermal mineral deposits.  For further information about NBMG, please consult our website (

Contact information for this position: Dr. John Muntean, Search Chair –

To express interest, please apply online at:—Main-Campus/Assistant-or-Associate-Professor—Economic-Geologist_R0113408-1

Please attach the following attachments to your application:
1) Resume/CV
2) Statement expressing your interest in the position and research plans
3) Name, e-mail, postal address, and telephone number of at least three professional references
4) A Word document containing links to at least three of your publications
5) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

Posting Close Time
This posting will close at 12:00 am on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 pm the day prior.

Posting Close Date: 02/22/2019
EEO/AA: Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

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