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Professor of Practice, Mining (UPDATED)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Professor of Practice, Mining (UPDATED)
Department Mining & Geological Engr (2802)
Medical Sub-Speciality
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Please note that Candidate Provided Letter(s) of Recommendation will not be required.

The Department of Mining and Geological Engineering at The University of Arizona is seeking candidates for Professor of Practice, who will lead and manage executive training programs for mining industry professionals (MNE-560ABC). The candidate will be involved in the ongoing development of online courses for the executive programs (recorded lectures, online discussions, and online assignments), as well as the management and participation of in-person training and field trips. The candidate should have a detailed understanding of mine design, operations and economics, as well as a basic understanding of other mining engineering disciplines including geomechanics, data analytics, sustainable development, and mineral processing. The candidate should also have significant experience in supervising and management, as well as the ability to interact with mining engineering faculty and mining industry executives. In addition to the duties associated with the executive training programs, the position can include undergraduate and graduate teaching in the MGE department, as appropriate. This is a non-tenure eligible position, renewable year-to-year.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; 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!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Manage the development of online courses for executive mining programs that utilize over ten faculty members from Mining, Geosciences, Law, and other departments at the University of Arizona, MNE-560ABC.
  • Manage and participate in in-person lectures, activities, and field trips with mining professionals.
  • Work closely with various groups at the University of Arizona, including the Office of Digital Learning, Continuing and Professional Education, and faculty and administrative staff in the Department of Mining and Geological Engineering and the College of Engineering.
  • Participate in the recruiting of students for the executive programs, both nationally and internationally.
  • Make presentations on the success of the program at local, national, and international conferences and meetings.
  • Service related duties will be assigned and directed by the MGE Department Head.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in Mining Engineering or related field.
  • Detailed understanding of mine design, mine operations, and mining economics.
  • Five years of experience in the mining industry.
  • Three years of experience in supervising and program management.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ten years of experience in the mining industry, six years of experience in supervising and management.
  • Experience with making professional presentations at national and international conferences.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Experience with online course development, online course management systems.
Rank To be determined.
Tenure Information Nontenure-Eligible (NTE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.0
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F20905
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 06/01/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Dr. John Kemeny
kemeny@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 03/16/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 03/28/2017
Special Instructions Summary

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Do you have a PhD in Mining Engineering or related field?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents