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Associate Director, Environmental Division, Bureau of Economic Geology

The Bureau of Economic Geology (Bureau) in the Jackson School at The University of Texas at Austin seeks a highly talented individual to lead its Environmental Research Division.

• Serve as part of a small, integrated administrative team of Directors
• Set vision for and manage and grow the Environmental Division staff of approximately 50 staff
• Create and pursue a vision for multidisciplinary environmental research
• Work with Principal Investigators (PI’s) to develop sources of funding for existing and new multidisciplinary programs in the areas of sustainable water resources, coastal geology, natural hazards, induced and naturally occurring earthquakes, carbon sequestration, and geologic mapping
• Build relationships with global federal and state agencies, industry, foundations, NGOs, and international groups that will ensure that new program opportunities are created and funded
• Manage staffing and scheduling; coordinate with administrators and project PI's to ensure that projects are on schedule, on budget, and research groups are collaborating appropriately
• Represent the Bureau at conferences and UT meetings.

Required Qualifications
Advanced degree with major course work in the field of earth science. Ph.D. with minimum of 12 years work experience, or Masters’s degree with minimum 17 years experience, in a field related to the Bureau's core areas of environmental research, as per responsibilities outlined above. . Excellent management, administrative, leadership and organizational abilities. Previous experience as a successful leader of major research programs. Acknowledged contributions in one or more aspects of environmental research. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications
Proven record of research and leadership, preferably related to the Bureau's core areas of environmental research. Demonstrated ability to attract and administer external funds from a variety of sources, including federal agencies, state and local governments, and industry. A strong record of research publication and presentations. Evidence of innovation and ability to think creatively.

Salary Range
$180,000 + depending on qualifications

About the Bureau of Economic Geology
Established in 1909, the Bureau of Economic Geology in the Jackson School of Geosciences is the oldest and second-largest organized research unit at The University of Texas at Austin. The Bureau is the State Geological Survey of Texas, and conducts basic and applied research around the world focusing on the intersection of energy, the environment, and the economy. The Bureau partners with federal, state, and local agencies, academic institutions, industry, nonprofit organizations, and foundations to conduct high-quality research and disseminate the results to the scientific and engineering communities as well as to the broad public. The Bureau provides technical, educational, and publicly accessible information via a myriad of media forms to Texas, the nation, and the world.

Talented people are the Bureau’s formula for success. Our staff of over 250 includes scientists, engineers, economists, graduate students and support staff, representing 27 countries, often working in integrated, multi-disciplinary research teams. The Bureau's facilities and state-of-the-art equipment include more than fifteen individual laboratories hosting researchers investigating everything from nanoparticles to basin-scale phenomena.

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The search will remain open until filled. Please direct queries to the search committee chair, Mark Shuster at