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Associate or Full Professor, Oceanography and Director of the Coastal Resources Center

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Please attach 3 documents (PDF) to your online Faculty Employment Application: (#1) Letter of application; (#2) Curriculum Vitae to include the names, email address, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references, and (#3) "Other Document" is to include a statement of teaching and research interests (one combined PDF document). Note: Other relevant material in support of your application may be sent directly to the search chair, David Smith at: dcsmith@uri.edu

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Position Information

Job Title Associate or Full Professor, Oceanography and Director of the Coastal Resources Center
Job Description Summary, Duties and Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications

Application Deadline: This is an open until filled search. First consideration will be given to applications received by February 1, 2017. Second consideration may be given to applications received by March 1, 2017. Applications received subsequent to second consideration (March 1, 2017) may not be given full consideration.
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The University of Rhode Island seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Graduate School of Oceanography, to carry out teaching, research, and graduate student advising and to serve as the Director of the Coastal Resources Center (CRC). The position will be filled at the Associate or Full Professor level. This is a tenure-track academic year position with anticipated start date of September 2017.

Basic Function:

Provide overall leadership and direction for the CRC; teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses, advise graduate students, and conduct research that aligns with the mission of the CRC.

Direct the programs and operation of the CRC, including over 25 staff and an annual budget of US $8-10 million.

Initiate, design, and obtain funding for programs that support CRC’s mission.

Develop and initiate a long-term vision for the CRC as an international leader in the integrated management of marine and coastal ecosystems and the human communities that live and work in coastal regions.

Initiate and coordinate active, collaborative work between the CRC and other governmental agencies, universities and organizations, as well as within the University of Rhode Island.

Represent the University and the CRC at national and international forums especially on topics related to coastal and marine ecosystems and/or integrated management and sustainability.

Perform short- and long-term strategic planning including personnel and budgeting to achieve CRC’s mission.

Through projects, publications, and participation in public service activities, enhance the CRC’s position as a national and international leader in the field of integrated coastal and marine ecosystem research and management.

Be a member of and participate on the Graduate School of Oceanography Dean’s Staff.

Perform other tasks, activities or responsibilities as assigned by the Dean.

Contribute to GSO’s graduate and undergraduate teaching mission, bringing an applied science and management perspective.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

1. A Ph.D. in oceanography, coastal or marine science or policy, or related field in the natural or social sciences.

2. Demonstrated strong record of scholarly achievement in coastal science and management as evidenced by publications, awards, professional appointments, and funded projects.

3. Demonstrated leadership, administrative, and budget management experience in comparable programs and organizations.

4. Demonstrated sustained record of designing, obtaining funding for, or managing major programs in coastal research and/or management in the U.S. and/or overseas that includes integrated approaches, applied science, and policy applications.

5. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

Preferred:

1. Demonstrated established national and international reputation in coastal and marine resource and/or hazard management; excellent professional and donor networks.

2. Demonstrated understanding of policy application in real-world settings; ability to navigate intellectual and legal standpoints; preferred understanding in issues surrounding climate change, coastal land use, fisheries, and marine conservation.

3. Demonstrated experience working with and mentoring students and staff, and teaching/adult learning/professional trainings.

4. Demonstrated leadership and experience in organizational development, team-building, policy development, forecasting, resource analysis, and budgeting in order to successfully meet the unique challenges and opportunities of leading a grant/contract-funded center.

5. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing for a variety of audiences.

6. Demonstrated fluency in more than one language or in-depth experience in working in a cultural setting outside the United States.

ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

Union AAUP - American Assoc of Univ Professors
Status Academic Year, Full-time, Tenure-track, Permanent
End Date of Restriction or Limitation

Department Information

Department GSO Faculty
Contact(s)

Gail Henriques
Faculty/Non-Classified Professional Staff Recruitment
Office of Human Resources
URI

Contact Email
Campus Location Narragansett Bay Campus
Grant Funded
Extension Contingent on Funding Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach 3 documents (PDF) to your online Faculty Employment Application: (#1) Letter of application; (#2) Curriculum Vitae to include the names, email address, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references, and (#3) “Other Document” is to include a statement of teaching and research interests (one combined PDF document).
Note: Other relevant material in support of your application may be sent directly to the search chair, David Smith at: dcsmith@uri.edu

Posting Information

Position Number 107016
Posting Number F00023
Posting Date 12/27/2016
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.uri.edu/postings/2043

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other Document
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Ph.D. in oceanography, coastal or marine science or policy, or related field in the natural or social sciences?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have demonstrated strong record of scholarly achievement in coastal science and management as evidenced by publications, awards, professional appointments, and funded projects?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have demonstrated leadership, administrative, and budget management experience in comparable programs and organizations?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have demonstrated sustained record of designing, obtaining funding for, or managing major programs in coastal research and/or management in the U.S. and/or overseas that includes integrated approaches, applied science, and policy applications?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other