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Director of Geology and Geological Engineering

Company: Minot State University
Location: Grand Forks
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Director of Geology and Geological Engineering UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA, Director of Geology and Geological Engineering The College of Engineering and Mines at the University of North Dakota (UND) invites applications for the position of Director of the Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering (HHSGGE), beginning January 2021 or when filled. This a three-year contract position with the possibility of renewal at the end of the initial term based on performance and contingent on funding. Salary is commensurate with experience. The UND HHSGGE offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Geology, Geological Engineering, Earth Science and Environmental Geoscience. In addition to leading the School, the Director will serve on the College leadership team and is expected to work closely with internal and external stakeholders.
Duties & Responsibilities The Director of HHSGGE has the following primary responsibilities and duties:

  • 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.
  • Grow externally funded research by working with the faculty to develop their research programs and pursue opportunities for grants and industry-sponsored projects.
  • Collaborate with other units in the College and across campus, including UND's Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC).
  • Work closely with alumni, the School's advisory board, and external stakeholders, such as the North Dakota Geological Survey and North Dakota State Water Commission.
  • Conduct faculty performance evaluations.
  • Lead upcoming ABET reaccreditation efforts for the Geological Engineering program.
  • Participate in school, college, university, and professional service activities, as appropriate.
  • Conduct scholarly activities including grant preparation and submission, mentoring of graduate student researchers, publication of results, and development of an externally funded research program.
    --Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
    • Ph.D. degree in Geology, Geological Engineering, or a closely related engineering, geoscience, or environmental field. Exceptional candidates with an M.S. degree and experience equivalent to a Ph.D., including a strong publication record, would also be considered.
    • At least fifteen years of combined experience that includes both academic and industry positions.
    • At least five years of 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
      • Expertise in sedimentology and/or stratigraphy
      • Experience or demonstrated ability working with diverse groups.
        To Apply: For full consideration, applicants should submit a resume, a statement describing their vision for the School, and the names and contact information of three (3) references by December 4th 2020. Position is open until filled. Additional Information To find out why living and working in Greater Grand Forks is way cooler, check out-- Grand Forks is Cooler . All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes. 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. Veteran's Preference 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. Clery Statement In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university's policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years' of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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