[MARMAM] Oregon State University Position Announcement-Director of Marine Mammal Institute

Wilke, Mark W mark.wilke at oregonstate.edu
Fri Nov 9 16:15:57 PST 2018

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Announcement-Director of Marine Mammal Institute

The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University is seeking a Director of the OSU Marine Mammal Institute (MMI).   The MMI uses its resources to understand how marine mammals interact with their environment and human activities affecting them. MMI works to develop solutions which will benefit both marine mammals and human endeavors. The MMI Director provides leadership to a diverse faculty, staff and students of the MMI; hires, oversees, and evaluates personnel; prepares annual work plans and budgets; reports annually to the Marine Mammal Institute Board; and cultivates/stewards donor interest in the MMI.

Position Duties
Scholarly Research (40%): Conduct original marine research in area of expertise such as ecology, ecosystems, health, physiology, animal behavior, population biology and human-wildlife conflict, which improve management decisions and conservation practices. Conduct or direct field work supporting research program. Maintain an active externally funded research program.  Manages and Builds the Endowment (25%): Manage and build the endowment. Acquire federal grants and contracts to supplement endowed program funds to accomplish research mission.  Administration and Management (20%): Provide leadership, supervision and direction for tenure-track faculty, research staff, and graduate students; implement strategic and tactical plans; and establish priorities and organizational structure. Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.  Service (10%): Provide support to agency partners in areas of subject matter expertise.  Provide service to the university and community: participate in the overall objectives and mission of the university, as well as the overall well-being of Oregon and national "communities". Identify and develop opportunities for collaboration with organizations, agencies, volunteers, and staff to more effectively and efficiently conduct research or deliver educational materials.  Professional Development (5%):  Maintain membership and actively participate in appropriate professional organizations (such as the Society of Marine Mammalogy, the International Whaling Commission, and the Marine Mammal Commission).  Attend appropriate activities, seminars, workshops, and classes to maintain core competencies in areas related to responsibilities and expand professional capabilities.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Biology, Marine Biology, Oceanographic Sciences or related field.

Expertise in specialty area of marine research.
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, apex predator ecology, physiology, management, or a closely related field, meriting appointment at rank for associate or full professor.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous administrative experience. Demonstrated ability to attract donors and build mutually beneficial relationships. A demonstrated appreciation for the mission of a Land-, Sea-, Sun-, and Space-Grant institution.  Demonstrated leadership abilities and administrative and budget-management experience.

To view this position online: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/ and select Unclassified Faculty

Enter the following posting number: P02580UF
The Application Due date for Full Consideration is December, 31 2018.
For More Information: Contact Christina DeWitt, Christina.Dewitt at oregonstate.edu<mailto:Christina.Dewitt at oregonstate.edu> , 503 325-4531 ext 202

Mark Wilke
Business Manager/Fiscal Coordinator
Marine Mammal Institute
Oregon State University
mark.wilke at oregonstate.edu

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