[ES_JOBS_NET] URI Coastal Resources Center Director

Spreading the word for an important position


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.

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