Two New Positions at NBMG!

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Job Description: The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position focused on hydrothermal mineral deposits. NBMG is a research and public service unit of the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) and serves as the state geological survey.  Managed as part of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering in the College of Science at UNR, NBMG functions as an academic unit, and its principal scientists are tenure-track faculty members.  The primary responsibilities of this position will involve conducting field-based research and teaching mainly in the field of Economic Geology, particularly hydrothermal mineral deposits, and to a lesser extent in structural geology.  Research will involve both independent work and collaboration with other NBMG faculty and staff, as well as faculty in other geoscience departments at UNR and in the Nevada System of Higher Education.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development of datasets and reports on Nevada’s mineral and energy resources, including resource assessments. The successful candidate will be asked to communicate effectively with the public and community leaders regarding the geology of Nevada and its mineral and energy resources.  Research conducted by the successful candidate must be focused on mineral deposits in Nevada.  The successful candidate will be expected to supervise graduate students and teach classes in the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering at UNR.

Required Qualifications:Doctorate in geology or a related geoscience field by the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with industrial or academic experience in hydrothermal mineral deposits and with experience in field-based studies in a wide variety of geological settings, especially studies that required geologic mapping.  Expertise in structural geology, geologic mapping, and active hydrothermal systems (geothermal activity) will be valued.

Contact Information
Sharee Williams at (775) 682-8795 or

Required Attachment(s)
Please attach the following documents to your application.
1) Resume/CV.
2) Cover letter expressing interest in the position and research plans.
3) Contact information for three professional references.
4) Word document containing a link to three publications.
5) Examples of geologic mapping related to mineral deposits that you have conducted.
6) 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.

For more information about the position, and to apply, please visit the job posting on the UNR Workday website.

The deadline to apply is 11:59 PM on February 21, 2020.

EEO/AA. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Administrative Assistant 2
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Job Description: The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for an Administrative Assistant 2 with a line of progression into an Administrative Assistant 3 for Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology. The position will be responsible for general office duties, which includes managing the front desk and customer service, ordering and maintenance of supplies, co-managing building maintenance, creating memos and flyers, managing shipping and receiving, and managing fleet vehicle logs, vehicle and equipment check out, and mileage billing.

Additional duties include administrative support to faculty and the Director by entering personnel transactions, reconciling purchasing cards, assisting with travel transactions and travel arrangements, arranging visits for prospective students and visitors, and organizing and scheduling meetings and events.

Required Qualifications: Graduation from high school or equivalent education and two years of clerical and administrative support experience which included experience in one or more of the following areas: maintaining records and files; preparing a variety of materials using a personal computer or word processor; assisting customers in completing forms and applications; and/or performing secretarial duties in support of professional staff; OR one year of experience as an Administrative Assistant I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Schedule: The typical work schedule is Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; this is subject to change based on organizational needs.

Compensation Grade: 25, Classified Compensation

Classified Benefits: PERS retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with other benefits. For more information, please visit: Classified Benefits

Classified Staff Grant-In-Aid Benefit: For more information about the Classified Staff Grant-In-Aid Benefit, please visit: Classified Staff Grant-In-Aid Benefit

Classified Employee Family Opportunity Program: Additionally, we offer a Classified Employee Family Opportunity Program for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents of classified employees (working at least a 50% full-time equivalent).

For more information, please visit: Classified Employee Family Opportunity Program

Contact Information
Lora Robb at (775) 682-8762 or

Exempt: No

Full-Time Equivalent: 100.0%

Required Attachment(s): Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at

Attach the following attachment(s) to your application:

  • Resume/CV – (required) List a detailed description of the major duties that you performed as part of each job. You must demonstrate that you qualify for the position and your education and experience must be clearly documented.
  • Cover Letter – (optional)
  • Contact Information for Three Supervisory References – (required) – Please make a note if you do not want your present employer contacted unless necessary to determine your qualifications for the position.
  • Transcripts – (optional) – If you have not graduated, please attach your transcripts to receive education credit for classes you have taken. Credit is given for classes relevant to the position.
  • Veteran Interview Consideration – (optional) – To receive interview consideration for veterans and veterans with a service-connected disability, proof is required at the time of application.  Please attach proof electronically to your application under the Veteran Document(s) section. (Examples of acceptable documents include DD-214, disability letter from Veteran’s Administration, etc.).

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: 01/17/2020

The deadline to apply is 11:59 PM on January 16, 2020.

More information can be found through the job posting website.

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.