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Research Assistant Professor - Economic Geology

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Work type: Research Faculty or Associate Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Geology & Geological Engineering

Position Title
Research Assistant Professor - Economic Geology
The Opportunity

The Colorado School of Mines (Mines) Department of Geology and Geological Engineering (GGE), Golden, Colorado, invites applications for a research assistant professor in economic geology. We seek an outstanding individual holding a Ph.D. in Geology to join our research team to conduct applied research in economic geology and to assist with the development of exploration strategies in complexly deformed volcanic terrains.

All candidates applying for this position should be motivated to work in an interdisciplinary framework and to interact closely with other team members at Mines and partner institutions. The candidate is expected to work independently, demonstrating initiative, strong organizational and communication skills, and respect for deadlines.

We at Mines recognize that diversity is a crucial component to excellence in education and research, and strive to cultivate a community in which students, faculty, and staff with differing backgrounds, perspectives, talents, and needs are supported. We believe that a diverse community fosters energizing and enlightening debates, leads to deeper commitments, and results in a host of educational, research, and service outcomes both within our institution and the broader scientific community.

The successful candidate will be offered an initial one-year full-time position. The position will be renewed, subject to performance review.
  • Conduct regional mapping and tectonic reconstructions; 
  • Lead research programs in collaboration with faculty; 
  • Interact with exploration and mining companies; 
  • Conduct geochronological studies, 
  • Present research through written reports, conference proceedings, peer reviewed journal publications, and presentations internally and externally; 
  • Prepare or contribute to the preparation of research proposals; 
  • Mentor graduate students and projects; 
  • Assist in and/or lead classroom or laboratory teaching activities.
Minimum Qualifications
  • The candidate must hold a PhD in Geology and should have at least two years of additional research experience in economic and structural geology.
  • The candidate must have a demonstrated track record of mapping in tectonically modified volcanic terrains, which may include experience in volcanic facies analysis.
  • The candidate is required to have a background in structural geology and tectonics with experience in contractional orogens being preferred.
  • Candidates having a background in use-inspired research and demonstrated experience in developing student-driven projects as well as working with exploration and mining companies are strongly encouraged to apply.
About Mines & Golden, CO
Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver.  The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience. 
Equal Opportunity

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons.  Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

Pay Range

$68,000 - $87,000

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

Total Rewards
Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings.  Our portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs.  For more information, visit Mines benefits.
How to Apply
Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a CV 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.
Background Investigation Required

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