Thread: Neotectonic/Quaternary Geologist at Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology

Started: 2020-02-25 15:00:27
Last activity: 2020-02-25 15:00:27
Assistant or Associate Professor, Geologist
Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology
Applications received by March 23, 2020 will be guaranteed full review and consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until an adequate applicant pool has been established.
The Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology (MBMG) seeks a broadly-trained mapping geologist with expertise in Quaternary geology, neotectonics, or geologic hazards. Geologists with the desire and ability to conduct field-based surficial geologic mapping and with an interest in geologic hazard investigations within a seismically active region are encouraged to apply. Depending on qualifications, the individual will be hired as either an Assistant or Associate Geologist. Primary duties will be geologic mapping in collaboration with other geologists, interpretation of geologic data, and the timely publication of results. The successful candidate will also participate in applied geology projects conducted by the MBMG, working alone or as part of a team, to investigate geologic hazards, hydrogeology, or other related topics. Additional duties will include writing proposals, helping develop a geologic hazards program, and presenting research results at scientific meetings. Applicant must be able to work independently, often in remote areas, walk long distances over rough terrain, and carry loads up to 50 lbs. The position is based in Butte, Montana.

* Master's degree in the Earth Sciences or closely related field and a minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience, OR a Doctoral degree in Earth Sciences or closely related field for BPPF Assistant Professor. Master's degree in the Earth Sciences or closely related field and a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience, OR a Doctoral degree in Earth Sciences or closely related field and five (5) years of relevant experience for a BPPF Associate Professor.
* Demonstrated geologic mapping experience.

* Working knowledge of field instrumentation and procedures related to mapping large areas of complex geologic terrain.
* Excellent written and verbal skills as demonstrated by some combination of papers, reports, maps, publications, and/or abstracts of presentations.
* Experience using GIS and familiarity with creation and management of GIS databases.

* Expertise in Quaternary Geology, with an emphasis on neotectonics.
* Experience mapping glaciated terrains.
* Experience mapping landslides.
* Experience assessing seismic or other geologic hazards.
* Experience with surface exposure dating (e.g., cosmogenic radionuclide dating, OSL dating).
* Experience with paleoseismic investigations.
* Familiarity with remote sensing techniques (e.g., LiDAR, InSAR).
* Knowledge of Montana, Basin and Range, or Cordilleran geology and tectonics.
* Experience working with the public.
* Demonstrated success at writing grant proposals and obtaining external funding.
For full consideration application materials must be complete.
Please include:

* Cover letter addressing qualifications,
* Resume
* Contact information for 3 professional references.
Any offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.
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Michael Stickney, Director
Earthquake Studies Office
Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology
Montana Technological University
1300 W Park St
Butte, MT 59701

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