Academic Fellowship – Mining Engineer

June 10, 2014

The Division of Corporation Finance of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is currently reviewing public company disclosure requirements in Regulation S-K and is considering ways to improve them for both companies and investors. In connection with this review, the SEC is seeking a qualified mining engineering professor for a 2014-2015 academic fellowship in the Division of Corporation Finance in Washington, D.C. The academic selected for this fellowship will work with the SEC for 12 months (with a possible extension up to 18 months) as the disclosure requirements for companies with significant mining operations are reviewed.


An academic fellowship at the SEC is a great way to spend a sabbatical year or a leave of absence. It provides an unparalleled opportunity to gain insight into the SEC’s oversight and regulatory processes and offers a set of memorable experiences that will greatly enhance subsequent teaching and publication activities. The SEC will compensate the academic fellow pursuant to an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) agreement, whereby the academic remains employed by their university but is detailed to the federal government. The SEC will reimburse the university for the academic’s salary (not to exceed $221,435 per year) and benefits.


An ideal candidate will have many or most of the following characteristics: (i) an advanced degree in mining engineering (or be working towards one); (ii) significant experience in mining engineering with multiple minerals/commodities and expertise in mineral resource/reserve estimation; (iii) substantial knowledge of modern geologic modeling/mine planning methods and operational and capital cost determinations for mining projects; (iv) considerable experience in preparing feasibility studies/reports for mine projects; (v) a substantial knowledge of the Federal securities laws disclosure requirements for companies with significant mining operations, especially those set forth in Industry Guide 7; and (vi) substantial knowledge of international reporting standards relating to mining operations.


If you are interested in applying, please send a resume and cover letter detailing your interest and availability to CFResumes@sec.gov no later than July 3, 2014. Please send any questions you may have to this email.


The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. The Division of Corporation Finance supports that mission by seeking to ensure that investors are provided with material information in order to make informed investment decisions, both when a company offers its securities to the public and also on an ongoing basis into the market in required annual, quarterly and current reports.