Assistant or Associate Professor - Economic Geologist ( Hydrothermal Geochemistry )

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
University of Nevada, Reno
Dec 21, 2018
Feb 19, 2019
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Assistant or Associate Professor – Economic Geologist (Hydrothermal Geochemistry)

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology

The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) at the University of Nevada, Reno is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position focused on hydrothermal geochemistry and mineral deposits. NBMG is a research and public service unit of the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) and is 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.  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

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 economic geology or hydrothermal geochemistry with a focus on mineral deposits.

Preference will be given to candidates with: 1) academic experience in hydrothermal mineral 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

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.

For more detailed information about the position, and to apply, please visit will be accepted through February 21, 2019.

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