The Department of Mining and Geological Engineering (MGE) at The University of Arizona (UA) is seeking nominations and applications for a Department Head with excellent leadership skills and enthusiasm for world class research, innovative teaching, and industrial collaboration. The future MGE Department Head must be an innovative and visionary academic leader who can spearhead the continuing transformation of Mining and Geological Engineering for the challenges of the 21st century. The Department Head is responsible for leading a dynamic department which includes a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, as well as a modern teaching and research laboratories and other facilities. Candidates are expected to have extensive research and teaching experience at a level sufficient to qualify for appointment as a tenured Full or Associate Professor. A candidate with accomplishments in administrative leadership and team-building is preferred.
As one of the first mining programs in the United States, the department has attracted some of the foremost experts in field as well as faculty with extensive experience working in the mining and geology industries. This has allowed the program to evolve with the modern world of mining, while retaining the breadth of knowledge and legacy of a top-tier institution. These advancements and modernized curriculum, which includes techniques in analysis, modeling and simulation, have made UA’s program one of the most comprehensive mining and geological engineering programs available.
The UA, a Research I, Land-grant, Hispanic Serving institution, ranks 20th among public institutions in annual research expenditures. The Department of Mining and Geological engineering remains part of the UA’s larger College of Engineering, which the U.S. News & World Report ranks as one of the top engineering schools in the nation. We are one of only 2 mining programs that owns a student-run underground teaching mine (San Xavier). We are situated in Tucson, Arizona where major companies such as Freeport McMoRan Caterpillar, Hexagon, and Komatsu as well as consulting and manufacturing companies make up a world-class hub of modern mining technology.
The complete job posting can be found at https://uacareers.com/postings/42299. Applications must be submitted online at https://uacareers.com (citing posting #F22106). Applications will be reviewed starting November 15, 2019 and will be accepted until the open positions are filled.
Questions should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Young-Jun Son, Head of the Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering at the UA (email@example.com).
The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of achievement in scholarship, research, and/or professional practice commensurate with an appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure. The candidate should also demonstrate effective managerial leadership, clear communication, and a commitment to diversity, shared governance, and community engagement. The successful candidate must demonstrate high ethical standards and is expected to operate in a transparent and collegial way. The candidate must be responsive in a timely manner to the needs of faculty, staff, and students in the department. • Earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Mining, Extractive Metallurgy, Geoscience, Geophysics, Minerals Engineering, or related field. • Record of scholarly achievement. • Strong oral and communication skills. • Proven leadership skills with multi-disciplinary teams. • Track record of collaboratively building a vision and the skills to follow through to make the vision a reality. • Capable of inspiring and recruiting great students as well as exceptional faculty and staff. • History of successful fund drives from industry and government. • Commitment to creating an inclusive department culture.
• Previous administrative experience as head or associate head, center director, or equivalent leadership position. • Membership on boards of academic journals and/or professional associations. • Experience with online programs. • Demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding. • Skills necessary to perform as an effective communicator to internal and external constituencies. • Commitment to participatory decision making processes. • The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated record of engagement with diversity issues, diverse students, women in engineering, and other diversity related faculty, staff, and student communities.
About University of Arizona
The University of Arizona has held a unique position in the leadership of
mining in the United States since opening in 1881 as the School of Mines,
educating students in topics ranging from ore analysis to metallurgy. The
school was renamed to the University of Arizona College of Mines in 1915,
and it became one of the first of its kind. After a period of rapid expansion,
the college merged with UA’s school of engineering to form the University of
Arizona School of Mines and Engineering, one of the first comprehensive
mineral resource and extraction education departments in the nation.
As a result of its deep and pioneering history, the department has attracted
some of the foremost experts in field as well as faculty with extensive
experience working in the mining and geology industries. This has allowed
the program to evolve with the modern world of mining, while retaining the
breadth of knowledge and legacy of a top-tier institution. These
advancements and modernized curriculum, which includes techniques in
analysis, modeling and simulation, have made UA’s program one of the most
comprehensive mining and engineering programs available. The department
of mining and... engineering remains part of the University of Arizona’s larger
College of Engineering, which the U.S. News & World Report ranks as one of
the top engineering schools in the nation.