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Director of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey and Wisconsin State Geologist

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Extension
Madison, Wisconsin
Starting salary is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.
Closing date
Jun 20, 2022

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The Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS) is seeking a visionary geoscientist to lead our venerable organization as its next Director and State Geologist. Part of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Division of Extension, WGNHS is an interdisciplinary organization that conducts earth-science surveys, field studies, and research to produce scientific information used by government organizations, industries, businesses, tribes, and individuals throughout Wisconsin. The WGNHS Director and State Geologist provides overall leadership, administrative direction, vision, and oversight for the scholarship, applied research, and outreach activities carried out by WGNHS staff. Among this position’s responsibilities, the Director works to represent WGNHS to fulfill the organization’s mission, communicate the importance of its work to diverse audiences, and guide WGNHS research and publications. As WGNHS staff frequently collaborate with researchers at UW–Madison and other UW campuses, the Director and State Geologist will also be joining a vibrant research community. This is a full-time position with an application deadline of June 20, 2022.

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