[unav_all] FW: (Job) Director,
Nevada Seismo Lab & Professor of Geophysics,
University of Nevada, Reno
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Tue Oct 21 09:31:38 MDT 2008
Director, Nevada Seismological Laboratory
and Professor of Geophysics,
University of Nevada, Reno.
The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) invites applications for the
position of Director, Nevada Seismological Laboratory (NSL) and
Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Geological Sciences and
Engineering (DGSE). The Director of NSL reports directly to the Director
of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering within the
College of Science, and will have the vision and initiative to enhance
an already thriving environment of teaching and innovative research in
seismology and geophysics, in areas including the physics of earthquake
processes, earthquake hazards, regional tectonics, paleo-earthquake
studies, theoretical and applied geophysics, engineering seismology,
computational seismology, geodesy, and seismic network applications.
By leading a diversely talented group of professional researchers,
technical and support staff, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate
students, the NSL Director will have considerable leverage to realize
the potential of NSL's mission of reducing earthquake risk, fundamental
seismological research, regional earthquake monitoring, and statewide
public service. As Professor of Geophysics, the successful candidate
will find innovative ways to integrate lessons from leading edge
research into the graduate and undergraduate curriculum, and to create
new opportunities for research, aimed at making UNR the venue of choice
in seismology and geophysics for future students, faculty, and staff.
Effectively engaging the media and the public in raising awareness and
understanding of earthquake risks and hazards will place the Director in
the position to affect state, regional, and national public policy.
The NSL plays a dual role as a statewide agency and a UNR department,
with 19 academic, administrative and classified staff, as well as
student and part-time employees, supporting contracts totaling >$10M in
current grants, with typically ~$3M/yr in grant-supported research. As
manager of the NSL, the Director will successfully oversee grants,
contracts and the management of personnel for a diverse portfolio of
projects. The NSL is one of the primary regional network operators of
the USGS Advanced National Seismic System and is the statewide agency
designated to provide earthquake information to the public and to
first-responders. The NSL operates a regional network of over 200
real-time seismograph stations that spans Nevada and areas of eastern
California, and operates its own statewide data communications system.
Moreover, the NSL conducts seismic hazard research and operates the
seismic monitoring program for the Department of Energy's Yucca Mountain
APPLICATIONS: Tenure will be awarded upon appointment, subject to
approval by the Board of Regents. Therefore, candidates must qualify as
Professor of Geophysics, and so must have a Ph.D. in seismology,
geophysics, or a related field, with a strong publication record in
peer-reviewed journals, a successful record of leadership and management
of innovative research programs, and a history of securing competitive
research grants in seismology or geophysics. NSL contracts have involved
access to sensitive government facilities; therefore, U.S. Citizenship
is required, and the candidate should be able to obtain a DOE clearance.
Experience working in an academic setting is preferred. Since the NSL is
a focal point of public interest following significant regional
earthquakes, effective media skills and public presence are preferred.
For more information and to apply, visit
Screening of applications will begin on February 1, 2009. The preferred
starting date of July 1, 2009 is flexible. EEO/AA women and
under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
Dr Geoffrey Blewitt, Research Professor
NV Bureau of Mines & Geology, and NV Seismo Lab
Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557-0178, USA
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