Title Assistant Director, Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources
Department Lowell Institute for Min Res (2871)
Location Main Campus
The Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources at The University of Arizona is seeking candidates for Assistant Director. The candidate will report to the Director, will be involved in development, teaching and research activities, and will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Institute team.
In this position the Assistant Director will help to set strategy and work with interdisciplinary team members, industry stakeholders, University leadership, as well as experts from a variety of departments and outside organizations to build geotechnical related courses and research projects.
Additional tasks will include the development and presentation of geotechnical courses, justifying research projects, and leading teams to solve geotechnical issues.
Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs.
Duties & Responsibilities
• Participate in building the strategy and hiring of multi-disciplinary team focused on building cutting edge geotechnical academics and research.
• Coordinate and manage multi-disciplinary team in the creation of academic and professional development geotechnical content.
• Work closely with industry and other stakeholders to ensure academics and research address critical problems.
• Develop academic and professional development courses on geotechnical issues. These courses may be online or in-person.
• Work with departments across campus to present geotechnical courses and topics.
• Facilitate the development, submittal, and implementation of geotechnical grant proposals with experts across the University of Arizona campus
• Present course work and research progress/findings to profession development classes, stakeholders, at national/international conferences, and workshops.
• Will be involved in the development and creation of the new Geotechnical Center of Excellence.
• Additional duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
• Understanding of the geotechnical issues facing the minerals industry
• Strong leadership capabilities
• Excellent communication skills
• Project management understanding skills
• Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.
• Masters in Geotechnical Engineering or related field
• Experience in performing and managing geotechnical studies
• Proven record of justifying and leading major research grant or industry project
• Three years of experience in leading a multi-disciplinary team
• Six years minerals industry experience
• Must be proficient to be involved in the development and creation of the new Geotechnical Center of Excellence
• PhD in Geotechnical Engineering or related field or willing and able to pursue a PhD while working as Assistant Director.
• Ten years of experience in the mining industry
• Experience with making professional presentations at national and international conferences
• Teaching experience.
• Experience with online course development, online course management systems
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number A22505
Open Date 04/09/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 04/20/2018