ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR – Geothermal Specialist (tenure track) – Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR – Geothermal Specialist (tenure track)

The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks applicants with expertise in geothermal energy research. Nevada is one of the most exciting regions in the world to do research in the geosciences and one of the best in the U.S. for the study of geothermal resources. NBMG serves as the state geological survey of Nevada and is also a research department in the College of Science at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Position Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of this position will be to develop broad programs in research and education in the field of geothermal energy and possibly serving as Director of the Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy. The applicant is expected to conduct a nationally competitive research program that will include innovative approaches to understanding the complexities of fluid flow in the crust with a focus on Nevada and the surrounding Great Basin region. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the development of datasets and reports on Nevada’s geothermal resources, maintain geothermal databases as part of NGDS (National Geothermal Data System), and provide state resource assessments. Education will include teaching courses in geothermal related topics, supervising graduate students, and contributing to developing a geothermal curriculum. Research and educational efforts will involve multi-departmental and multi-institutional efforts. The successful candidate will be asked to communicate effectively with the public and community leaders regarding the geothermal resources of Nevada.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctorate in geology, geologic engineering, geophysics, or a related geoscience field by the time of hire and a demonstrated record of research on topics related to geothermal energy as indicated by dissertation research, industry experience, and/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 from a variety of sources are essential.

Salary and Date of Appointment: The position will be a tenure-track faculty appointment at the assistant or associate professor level with an academic-year base salary that is competitive with other research universities. Starting date will be July 1, 2015 or shortly thereafter, depending on availability of the successful candidate.

Application: Please submit a letter expressing your interest in the position, research plans; names, e-mail, postal addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references; a complete vita; and electronic copies of up to three of your publications to Application deadline is March 27, 2015. For further information about NBMG, please consult our website (

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. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.