[unav_all] FW: (Job) Director, Nevada Seismo Lab & Professor of Geophysics, University of Nevada, Reno

Jaime Magliocca magliocca at unavco.org
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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