Department Head - Geology and Geological Engineering

Location
Golden, Colorado
Salary
Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with dep
Posted
May 21, 2018
Closes
Jul 21, 2018
Career Level
Faculty
Education Level
PhD
Job Type
Full-time
Relocation Cost
Negotiable
Sector Type
Academia

The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic leader to head the Department. We seek a recognized teacher and researcher with a proven track record of leadership, management, vision, and mentoring.  We seek candidates excited to share in our mission to address the challenges of creating a sustainable global society by educating the next generation of leading scientists and engineers, and by expanding the frontiers of knowledge through research. The department head will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research and teaching.  We are especially interested in candidates with a passion to advance the University‚Äôs diversity and online commitment.

The successful candidate will be expected to work effectively in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment within the Department, across the Mines campus, and with external partners to:

  • Provide leadership to enhance the mission and activities of the Department by fostering a vision and strategy to strengthen the research and teaching in the Department.
  • Oversee management of the Department, with budgetary responsibilities for strategic, academic, and operational development of the Department.
  • Promote and support continued professional growth of faculty and staff, in particular in the area of educational innovation.
  • Facilitate a world-class environment for research in geology and geological engineering with active collaborations with academia and industry.
  • Administer and lead the renewal of curricula and teaching activities.
  • Represent the Department to the university administration, other university units, industry, and to public and private agencies at the local, regional, national, and international levels.
  • Oversee recruitment of world-class faculty, and facilitate professional development, and retention of faculty, staff, and students.
  • Engagement with alumni and emeritus faculty.
  • Lead fund-raising for departmental activities, budget preparation and management.

Department Heads at Mines are also expected to teach courses, advise graduate students, and maintain a leading international research program.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Geology, Geological Engineering or a related field, and a proven track record in teaching, research and service. Applicant should meet the criteria for the rank of Professor.  Inspiring leadership qualities, enthusiasm, effective interpersonal communication and organizational skills, are a must. The successful candidate will have demonstrated high ethical standards and is expected to operate in a transparent and collegial way. The successful candidate should be versatile and responsive to the needs of the faculty, staff, and students within the Department and have a strong commitment to enhance the diversity of faculty, staff, and students.

Please visit our website at http://jobs.mines.edu/cw/en-us/job/493021/professor-and-department-head-geology-and-geological-engineering for the complete announcement and instructions on how to apply.

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