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Manager, LPEG

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Geology, Earth Sciences, and Oceanography

Posting Number: req11083

Department: Lowell Institute for Min Res

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Lowell Program in Economic Geology seeks an experienced scientist to help lead and advance a unique industry-oriented program focused on professional development, a new graduate certificate, and collaborative research. The Lowell Program is housed in the Department of Geosciences and is affiliated with the University's new multi-college School of Mining and Mineral Resources. The Lowell Program combines MS, PSM and PhD degrees with broad-based continuing education germane to mineral resources. The program is directly supported by two endowed faculty positions and a part-time coordinator.

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!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Strategic planning and leadership

  • Work with faculty, particularly the Lowell and Lundin Chairs in Economic Geology, to develop and advance the overall graduate and professional education programs.
  • Manage professional development and related graduate offerings in LPEG
  • Coordinate with and contribute to the overall professional development and transdisciplinary efforts of the new School of Mining and Mineral Resources


  • Lead / help create new professional development course offerings
  • Engage directly to curriculum development
  • Recruiting internal and external instructors for courses
  • Contribute to teaching, team-teach, or lead courses


  • Help Director manage finances and revenue sources
  • Oversee and develop communications including advertising and others
  • Expand and manage the LPEG Technical Advisory committee


  • Contribute to development of and participate in collaborative research projects and generation of funding from grants and others sources

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience is required.
  • Master's degree required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS or PhD in mineral resources-related field
  • Mining industry or government experience
  • Experience using 2nd language skills within the work environment.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.00

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Research Development

Job Function


Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Mark Barton, PhD

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

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. As an Hispanic-serving institution, 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 provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. 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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