|Associate Director, Energy Division
Posting number 15-06-24-02-0381
The Associate Director, Energy Division at the Bureau of Economic Geology is responsible for a broad research portfolio comprising over 70 scientists, engineers and economists with an international reputation for conducting objective, basic and applied research.
Coordinate and manage research in the Energy Division of the Bureau, staying aware of current research progress, identifying areas of potential synergies between projects, and ensuring that necessary collaboration occurs. Coordinate with Bureau Environmental Division, seeking staffing synergies and collaboration opportunities. Identify new research directions and plan for appropriate staffing by internal transfer or recruiting and hiring. Work with staff and the directorate to seek and develop new funding opportunities consistent with Bureau strategies, skills and budgetary needs. Develop in-depth contacts in industry, federal and state governments, and selected foundations. Develop broad collaborative efforts with other units in the Jackson School, across UT, in other universities, national labs and beyond. Promote the Bureau through presentations to external audiences, interactions with the media, outreach to the education community, hosting industry and governmental guests, and participation in Bureau events. Optimize organizational structure to ensure good supervision and timely identification of performance issues and promotional candidates. Supervise approximately 10 direct reports and a 70 member Division. Participate in discussions with Bureau Directorate regarding tactics and strategies for the Bureau and support the Director broadly. Work with administrative support staff on routine matters including payroll; recruiting; proposals for funding; travel, access, and external employment approvals; information technology; infrastructure improvements; etc. Track budget status in each major project (Industrial Associates Programs, Sponsored Research Projects etc.) and work with PIs to resolve issues with budgets or deliverables.
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