[unav_all] Department Head & Professor Position - Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines

Matthew Siegfried siegfried at mines.edu
Wed Apr 17 16:00:38 UTC 2019

Apologies if you have seen this ad already, but we are looking for a new Department Head (hired as a tenured, full professor) in the geophysics department at Colorado School of Mines. Our ad is copied below. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.


Position Title: Department Head & Professor - Geophysics

Job Description: The Department of Geophysics at the Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for a tenured, full professor to head the Department. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Geophysics or a related field, and a proven track record in research and service. Administrative experience and evidence of successful personnel and financial management are highly desirable. Inspiring leadership qualities, enthusiasm, effective interpersonal communication and organizational skills are a must. Successful candidates will have demonstrated high ethical standards and are expected to operate in a transparent and collegial way. Successful candidates should be responsive to the needs of faculty, staff, and students within the Department and have a strong commitment to enhance diversity. Experience teaching and working in an academic environment is highly desired, and experience working in or with industry is a plus.

Successful candidates will work effectively in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment within the Department, across the Mines campus, and with external partners to:

(1) provide leadership to enhance the mission and activities of the Department by fostering a vision and strategy to strengthen its research and teaching and to enhance collaboration with other programs across campus;

(2) oversee management of the Department, with budgetary responsibilities for strategic, academic, and operational development;

(3) promote and support continued professional growth of faculty and staff, in particular in the area of educational innovation;

(4) facilitate a world-class environment for research in geophysics with active collaborations with academia, industry, and government agencies, including the Subsurface Frontiers Initiative collaboration with the USGS;

(5) administer and lead the renewal of curricula and teaching activities of academic and adjunct faculty;

(6) represent the Department to the university administration, other university units, industry, and to public and private agencies at the local, regional, national, and international levels;

(7) oversee recruitment of world-class faculty, and facilitate professional development, and retention of faculty, staff, and students;

(8) lead fund-raising for departmental activities, budget preparation, and management; and

(9) teach courses, advise graduate students, and maintain a leading international research program.

Successful candidates will be excited to share in our mission to address the challenges of creating a sustainable global society by educating the next generation of engineers and leaders, and by expanding the frontiers of knowledge through research. We are especially interested in candidates with a passion to advance the University’s and Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Additionally, the Department of Geophysics seeks candidates who will contribute to growing the Department’s research and education focused on society’s major challenges related to earth, energy, environment, and sustainability. For further information about the position or the Department vision, please contact Prof. Brandon Dugan (search chair) at dugan at mines.edu<mailto:dugan at mines.edu>.

To apply for the position, please visit:


Matthew R. Siegfried
Assistant Professor
Department of Geophysics

Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois St., Golden, CO 80401
siegfried at mines.edu<mailto:siegfried at mines.edu>| https://www.minesglaciology.com/
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