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Research Division Chief



Employment Detail: Permanent, Full-Time

Applications received by February 1, 2018 will be guaranteed full review and consideration.   Applications received after that date may be considered until an adequate applicant pool has been established.


  • Provide oversight and guidance to professionals, staff, and students engaged in research on Montana’s hydrogeology, geology, and mining.
  • Work closely with the MBMG Director to develop projects and programs through interaction with MBMG personnel, MUS faculty, and granting Federal and State agencies.
  • Responsible for technical editing of external and internal publications related to MBMG research including maps and manuscripts with a wide range of detail, scope, and audiences.
  • Coordinate efforts with other Divisions within the MBMG including GIS-Computer Services, Analytical, Publications, and the Mineral Museum.



  • Master’s Degree and 13 years’ experience or a Doctoral degree and 10 years’ experience in Geology, Geoscience, or other geology-core degree
  • A publication record that reflects a broad knowledge of geology and/or hydrogeology


  • Excellent writing and communications skills, as well as the ability to independently organize and establish objectives and priorities.
  • Familiarity with software related to map production, word processing, and data management


  • Experience in management within a geoscience organization at or above the program level
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a university setting to foster collaborations
  • Proven success in writing funded project or program proposals
  • Knowledge of Montana geology and hydrogeology, and the impact of natural resource development on the State’s economy
  •  Demonstrated experience in review and publication of geologic maps and technical reports,
  • Experience in issues associated with providing and archiving data, maps, and reports digitally
  • Familiarity with a wide range of software related to geosciences


Application must include: a cover letter that addresses the required experience and qualifications (an application that does not contain a separate cover letter will not be accepted); a resume that addresses the applicant’s experience relative to the duties described for this position, a bibliography (examples of applicants writing may be requested during the application review process); name and contact information for 3 references who can speak to the applicant’s abilities related to the position.  The names and contact information for three references and a cover letter must be submitted during the candidate profile questions. 

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 Any offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check. 

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