Director / State Geologist Position Available

The New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources is seeking a new director and state geologist. The bureau is a prominent research and service division of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech), located in Socorro, New Mexico. With close to 60 employees, the bureau serves as the state geological survey, with a long-standing reputation for excellence in research, service, and outreach. Our mission includes research on the geologic framework of the state, with an emphasis on applied geosciences and the state’s geologic resources. The bureau is also tasked with the gathering, preservation, and dissemination of geologic information for the geoscience community, state and federal agencies, and the general public. The NM Bureau of Geology is a truly exciting organization with outstanding staff synergy and we anticipate the next director will offer dynamic and enthusiastic leadership with strong management skills to utilize and grow the diverse talents of the staff. The bureau also places strong emphasis on staff participation in academic endeavors (teaching, student advising) that advances the education mission of the bureau and university, supports geologic discovery, and grows intellectual capacity of our youth. The director manages the administrative, personnel, and financial affairs of the bureau, including direct supervision of a significant portion of the professional staff, and must be proactive in seeking additional, external funding to support new and ongoing programs. As a division of the university, the bureau works in collaboration with other divisions of the university. The director will also engage with other state geologists to formulate earth science policies of national interest. The director reports directly to the university president. As state geologist, the director serves on several state advisory commissions.

Requirements include a Master’s degree in the geosciences, fifteen years of professional experience, and ten years of management experience. Anticipated appointment date is July 1, 2015. Salary is negotiable. Full details of the position and information regarding application procedures may be found at: .

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Application material will be reviewed as soon as it is received and for full consideration, must be received by March 1, 2015.