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Teaching Assistant Professor, Geological Sciences and Engineering

Company: University of Nevada, Reno
Location: Reno
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment.If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact our recruitment helpline at (775) 784-1495 or . For UNR Med professional job postings, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775) 784-6778. Job DescriptionThe Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a full-time (9-month, non-tenure track) Teaching Assistant Professor position starting in Fall 2023. We are seeking for a candidate with broad experience in geological engineering, engineering geology, geotechnical engineering or related applied geology. This position will teach a range of fundamental courses for our Geological Engineering (GE) undergraduate majors. These potentially include introductory geological engineering, geostatistics, groundwater hydrology, hydrologic fluid dynamics, landslides and slope stability, waste containment, earthquake engineering, geomatics and modern instrumentation for geotechnical engineering, and geological engineering senior design. Many of these also serve graduate students for our MS and planned PhD program in Geological Engineering. The candidate may also teach other courses relevant to undergraduate and graduate students in our programs. Applicants are encouraged to consult our BS in GE curriculum here: The position will also have a strong service component to collect, coordinate, and prepare assessment data in support of our ABET accreditation for the GE program. Information specifically related to GE and ABET accreditation can be found at this website: We seek someone with an advanced degree from an accredited university who will complement the existing strengths in our department, and who will develop connections with locally based engineering and environmental firms and government agencies. The ideal candidate will demonstrate teaching excellence. The expected teaching load is 5 courses per year and required mode of course delivery is in-person, but will follow temporary alternate operations as adopted by University administration. The applicant is further expected to participate in department, college and university activities, such as curriculum development, curriculum enhancement and mentoring student projects.Lecturer StatementThe University of Nevada, Reno reserves the right to hire at any level of Lecturer (I-IV) or Teaching Assistant/Associate/Professor (terminal degree candidates) that is appropriate for the hire. If you have questions about title, please inquire during the interview process.Required Qualifications

  • Applicants must hold a PhD, or an MS and equivalent experience, in Geological Engineering, Civil Engineering or a related Earth Science or Engineering field by May 30, 2023.
  • Applicants must be strongly committed to excellence in teaching and student mentoring as well as have a demonstrated interest in innovative teaching.Preferred Qualifications
    • PhD with at least one (1) degree (BS, MS, or PhD) in a GE-related engineering field.
    • Two (2) years of college-level teaching (preferably teaching introductory earth science and engineering courses).
    • Licensed as a Professional EngineerCompensation GradeTeaching Assistant ProfessorTo view the salary schedule for this position, please visit: and select Academic Faculty (Nine-month). Salary is competitive and commensurate with related education and experience.Remarkable Retirement!Our retirement plan is beyond compare. Your 15.50% contribution is generously matched by the University. With the faculty retirement plan, you are 100% vested your first day.Sit back and watch your retirement dollars grow! All permanent employees on an annual "A" or "B" contract who are employed at least 50% full-time are eligible to participate in the NSHE retirement program unless they are members of PERS of Nevada."I had no idea the values of the faculty retirement plan when I joined UNR. On my first day, I found out I was fully vested in my contributions and the companies 15.5% matching. I have watched my retirement grow over the years, not only in contributions, but with investments. It is hard to put into words how appreciative I am to feel so secure in my future" - Michelle B.Perks of Working at UNR!
      • Health insurance options including dental and vision -
      • Generous annual and sick leave, life insurance and long-term disability -
      • E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center offers an annual or semester membership and family membership options.
      • Reno is proud to be a University town! Many local businesses offer discounts to WolfCard holders
      • supports employees (and eligible dependents) through life's difficult moments. Mountain EAP is located in Reno and specializes in counseling and advising services for personal or interpersonal issues.
      • Several Diversity Committees and Affinity Groups focusing on campus-wide diversity initiatives to ensure we are working to create a diverse and welcoming campus climate.
      • Faculty Senate is the principal representing body for faculty. Its membership includes representatives from each academic and administrative major unit of the University.
      • No state income tax! Grants-in-aid for Faculty EmployeesThe University is proud to provide a reduced-rate tuition benefit to faculty and qualified dependents. Faculty can take up to six credits per semester at a reduced rate. Dependents of faculty have unlimited credits, but in order to be eligible children must be unmarried and under the age of 24 and must receive at least 50% of their financial support from the employee and/or employee's spouse or domestic partner. Faculty Dual Career Assistance ProgramThe University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples' professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Department InformationThe Department is part of the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, which also includes two additional teaching Departments, Mining and Metallurgical Engineering and Geography, and two state-funded Earth Science units, the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology and the Nevada Seismological Laboratory. We offer BS degrees in Geology, Geophysics, Hydrogeology and Geological Engineering. We offer MS degrees in Geology, Geophysics, and Geological Engineering, and PhD's in Geology, Geophysics and Mineral Resource Engineering (joint with Mining). More information about the Department can be found at.Contact InformationBeth Jacobsen at 775-682-8787 or ExemptYesFull-Time Equivalent100.0%Required Attachment(s)Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at .Please attach the following documents to your application:1) Resume/CV2) Cover Letter3) Contact Information for Five Professional references4) Statement of Teaching Philosophy5) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applyingApplication Review Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately with an initial review of applications starting on January 31, 2023.This posting is open until filledQualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.Posting Close DateNote to ApplicantA background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire. HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment. References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify. As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks. For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment. Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.University of Nevada, Reno

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