[MARMAM] Endowed Chair

Kristen Patchett KPatchett at une.edu
Sun Oct 16 06:54:57 PDT 2011

University of New England
Endowed Chair in Marine Sciences

The University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, seeks to fill a
position of Endowed Chair of Marine Sciences. The individual would serve
as Department chair and Director of the Center for Land-Sea Interaction.
We desire a model mentor, teacher and researcher who is qualified to
hold the position of a tenured professor or associate professor in
Marine Sciences. The Department has a strong undergraduate (over 200
students) and a small graduate (17 students) program in Marine

The new chair/director will be expected to:
- ensure excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service;
- increase the level and scope of extramural funding that supports
academic and research initiatives in the Marine Sciences  and the Center
for Land-Sea Interaction;
- develop a national reputation for UNE's marine science programs;
- expand on UNE's excellence in master's-level and undergraduate
research; and 
- enhance the programs' outreach efforts in the community and the

The successful candidate will:
- bring an established, externally funded, research program;
- have proven experience and skills in leadership, administration,
mentoring and strategic planning;
- have the ability to work cooperatively with university and extramural
partners to advance the mission of UNE's marine sciences.
- have the ability to build connections between the marine sciences and
human and community health disciplines is preferred.

The Marine Science Center houses departmental faculty, student and
staff offices, research and teaching labs, a flow through seawater
system, a marine animal (pinnipeds, harbor porpoise, and sea
turtles)rehabilitation center, and a fleet of small boats. The
facilities are located on UNE's Biddeford, Maine campus, located at the
confluence of the Saco River and the Atlantic Ocean.

UNE’s Biddeford campus is also home to the College of Arts and
Sciences and College of Osteopathic Medicine; and has convenient access
to our Portland, Maine campus which houses the Westbrook College of
Health Professions and the College of Pharmacy.  All are strong programs
in which collaboration is possible and both campuses afford a
high-quality lifestyle with outstanding recreational and cultural

* Background check may be required.

Application Procedure
To apply, please submit the following materials to contact listed
    Cover Letter

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until
the position is filled. Please submit cover letter, CV and contact
information for five references electronically to UNE Human Resources
(careers at une.edu).
Questions may be directed to Dr. Stephan Zeeman at szeeman at une.edu or
Dr. Charles Tilburg at CTilburg at une.edu 

References will be contacted only after a candidate is in the final
pool and is first notified. 

The University of New England is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer and welcomes female and minority candidates.

Kristen Patchett C.V.T.
Senior Animal Care Technician / Volunteer Supervisor
Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center
University of New England
11 Hills Beach Road
Biddeford, ME 04005
kpatchett at une.edu

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