Open Rank Professor, Geology and Geological Engineering
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- ResumeStatement describing vision for research programNames and contact information of three (3) references