Research Assistant Professor

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Work type: Research Faculty or Associate Part Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Academic Affairs, Geology & Geological Engineering

Position Title: Research Assistant Professor - Geology & Geological Engineering (GE)
Job Description: Reporting to the GE Department Head, this part-time position will assist the Department in growing its Professional Master (PM) and non-thesis Master (NTS) programs. This position will collaborate closely with the Tenured-Tenure Track faculty managing these programs and the faculty delivering courses in the respective programs. 

Responsibilities fall into five major areas:

Communication with prospective students, students who have applied and admitted students, as well as with companies and sponsors. 

Marketing: designing and implementing a marketing strategy for the PM NTS programs and creating electronic and print publications that can be distributed to prospective students and sponsors.

Supervision of graduate students enrolled in the PM NTS programs as well as collaboration with Mines Career Center to identify internships and job opportunities.

Short and modular courses: organize courses, manage course preparation and registration, scout venues, etc.

Reporting of financial gains and losses as well as student enrollment numbers.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • PhD in Geology or related field from an accredited college or university
  • Experience with budgeting and finance
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with people of diverse cultural backgrounds and levels of authority
  • Effective and efficient event planning and organizational skills
  • Expectation to meet the criteria of Graduate Faculty status
Preferred Qualifications:
  • One or more years as a post-doctoral fellow or comparable work experience
  • Background knowledge in economic geology and ore deposit research
  • Work experience in the mineral exploration and mining industry
  • Experience with student supervision
  • Experience organizing short and modular courses
  • Previous collegiate level teaching experience
Department Description:

The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering has 19 tenured/tenure-track faculty, approximately 140 undergraduate students, and over 180 graduate students. The Department offers an ABET-accredited B.S. in Geological Engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Geology, Geological Engineering, Hydrologic Sciences and Engineering, Geochemistry, and Underground Construction and Tunneling, as well as several non-thesis and Professional M.S. degrees.

How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.
Total Rewards: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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