The OSU Marine Mammal Institute (MMI) is seeking a Director. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.
Outstanding candidates will also be considered at the Associate or Full Professor level. Hire with tenure requires candidate's dossier to be successfully reviewed by the Promotion and Tenure Committee and Office of Academic Affairs. Tenure is typically on 12 month basis at .75 FTE.
This position is located in Newport, Oregon.
The OSU Marine Mammal Institute (MMI) focuses research and education on marine mammal species most critically in need, where there is the greatest opportunity for success, and where funding is most readily available. The MMI uses its resources to discover critical habitats of target species, and to understand how the species interact with their environment and human activities affecting them. We identify and work with entities that can effect change to develop solutions which will benefit both marine mammals and human endeavors. The MMI accomplishes this purpose by: 1) leading technological development in key areas; 2) conducting scientific research in collaboration with scientists and educators of many disciplines (at OSU, other US institutions and abroad); and 3) attracting funds and logistic support from the private sector in addition to traditional government and academic resources. The Director of the Marine Mammal Institute (MMI) shall provide leadership to staff and students of the MMI; hire, oversee, and evaluate personnel; prepare annual work plans and budgets; report activities, budgets, proposed work plan and development issues annually to the Marine Mammal Institute Board; and cultivate/steward donor interest in the Marine Mammal Institute.
Typically requires Ph.D. or terminal degree in related field. Tenure/tenure-track faculty member.
Ph.D. in Biology, Marine Biology, oceanographic sciences or related field.
Expertise in specialty area of marine research.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq.
Demonstrated commitment to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.
A successful record of securing and administering grant/contract funds to support his/her own work.
Demonstrated effectiveness in communicating and working with diverse internal and external populations, including the public, other agencies, advisory groups, professional peers, and classified staff.
National or international reputation for scientific achievements in marine ecology, ecosystem science, marine mammal ecology, management, or a closely related field.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
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