Open Rank Professor, Geology and Geological Engineering

Grand Forks, ND
Apr 01, 2021
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Information: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA, Tenure-track, open-rank, faculty position in the Harold Hamm School of Geology & Geological Engineering, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

The College of Engineering and Mines at the University of North Dakota (UND) invites applications for a faculty position in the Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering (HHSGGE), beginning Fall 2021, contingent on the availability of funding. Salary is commensurate with experience. We are seeking an established geoscientist to fill an open rank, 9-month faculty position in Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, who is also capable of emphasizing the subsurface of the Williston Basin. This position may be tenure-track or an offer of tenure may be made based on a candidate’s documented record of achievement and subject to approval from the department, college, University and State Board of Higher Education. An appointment will be made at a rank consistent with experience and qualifications.

The UND HHSGGE offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Geology, Geological Engineering, Earth Science and Environmental Geoscience. In addition to Sed/Strat course responsibilities, we expect the successful candidate to lead a successful program involving the educating and funding of graduate students and working closely with internal and external stakeholders. This position is expected to contribute to the Energy and Environmental Sustainability Grand Challenge as part of UND strategic plan. Exceptional candidates with appropriate leadership experience and qualifications may also be considered for the role of Director of the School of Geology and Geological Engineering, an administrative position with a separate appointment.

Duties & Responsibilities

    Conduct scholarly activities including grant preparation and submission, mentoring of graduate student researchers, publication of results, and development of an externally funded research program.Grow externally funded research by working with the faculty to develop research programs and pursue opportunities for grants and industry-sponsored projects.Drive curriculum changes that attract new students and grow enrollment. This includes the development of new online and on-campus courses that use high-impact practices to ensure students are prepared for a variety of careers.Collaborate with other units in the College and across campus, including UND’s Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC).Work closely with alumni, HHSGGE’s advisory board, and external stakeholders, such as the North Dakota Geological Survey and North Dakota State Water Commission.Participate in school, college, university, and professional service activities, as appropriate.
Minimum Requirements

    Ph.D. degree in Geology, Geological Engineering, or a closely related engineering, geoscience, or environmental field.At least fifteen years of combined experience that includes either academic and/or industry positions, but with strong ties to education.Expertise and a strong publication record in sedimentology and stratigraphy.At least five years of program leadership or supervisory experience.  Successful completion of criminal history records check.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identify and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications

    At least five years of teaching and/or research experience in Geology, Geological Engineering, or closely related program.Experience leading an academic unit or program.Experience or demonstrated ability working with diverse groups and students.
To Apply

For full consideration, applications must be received by April 15th 2021 and include the following materials:

    ResumeStatement describing vision for research programNames and contact information of three (3) references
Position is open until filled.

Additional Information

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Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

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Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

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