Colorado School of Mines (Mines) invites applications for the Charles Fogarty Endowed Chair in Economic Geology, an academic faculty position in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering within the College of Earth Resource Sciences and Engineering. The position is anticipated to be filled at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Desirable candidates will share in our department's enthusiasm to meet the challenges of creating a sustainable global society through educating the next generation of leading scientists and engineers and expanding the frontiers of knowledge through research. The successful candidate must bring the skills needed to develop a world-class research program and will be expected to have strong network connections with both the national and international minerals industry. Mines provides a unique environment for the Charles Fogarty Professor to collaborate not only with excellent research groups in Geology and Geological Engineering but also in other departments (e.g., Economics and Business, Mining Engineering, Geophysics, Chemistry/Geochemistry).
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous externally funded research program in the field of economic geology, maintain a strong record of scholarly publishing, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and direct graduate research and supervise thesis projects. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in field education at the graduate level and represent the department and campus through service and professional engagement in the global economic geology community.
Applicants will have earned a doctoral degree in economic geology or a related discipline, and will have demonstrated or possess the skill set necessary for tenure at a research-active university like Mines. The successful candidate must have demonstrated leadership in scholarship, service, and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels or must have a leadership role in the exploration and mining industry. Applicants for consideration at the Professor rank must also demonstrate national and international recognition in economic geology. Candidates must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and embrace a collaborative style of research and teaching. Candidates must have a superior record of collaborative relationships with industry. Candidates with a background which includes experience in mineral exploration and mining are preferred. Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests hold potential for multidisciplinary collaboration.