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Director Marine Mammal Institute

Target Audience(s): Faculty

Institution: Oregon State University

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Position Description: 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 (30%): Conduct original marine mammal research in area of expertise such as behavior, population ecology, habitat ecology, 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 (30%): Manage and build the endowment. Acquire federal grants and contracts to supplement endowed program funds to accomplish MMI mission. Administration and Management (25%): 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 and provide service to the university and community. Identify and develop opportunities for collaboration with organizations, agencies, volunteers, and staff to conduct research or deliver educational materials. Professional Development (5%): Maintain membership and actively participate in appropriate professional organizations. Attend appropriate activities, seminars, workshops, and classes to maintain core competencies in areas related to responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biology, Marine Biology, oceanographic sciences or related field. Marine mammal expertise in specialty area of 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 groups. National or international reputation for scientific achievements in marine mammal ecology, management, or a closely related field, meriting appointment as 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.

Position Type: Permanent Position

Funding Source(s): Other

How to Apply: To view this position online: and select Unclassified Faculty

Enter the following posting number: P01699UF
The Application Due date for Full Consideration is January 15, 2018.
For More Information: Contact Christina DeWitt, , 503 325-4531

Application Closing Date: 01/15/2018


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