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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

“The full consideration date has been extended in order to expand the original applicant pool. For full consideration, applications should be received by January 15, 2018. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants. When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents: 1) A resume/CV; and 2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position. 3) Please include a one-page statement describing your life experience, education, or training that has broadened your capacity to understand and work with diverse and/or underserved students, employees and stakeholders. You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process. For additional information please contact: Christina DeWitt at christina.dewitt@oregonstate.edu OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Position Details

Position Information

Department Marine Mammal Institute (AMM)
Position Title Administrator 1-Tenured Dir
Job Title Director
Appointment Type Administrative/Professional Faculty
Job Location Newport
Position Appointment Percent 100
Appointment Basis 12
Faculty Status Regular
Tenure Status Fixed-Term
Pay Method Salary
Recommended Full-Time Salary Range Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Position Summary

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.

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.

This position is located in Newport, Oregon.

Position Duties

30% Scholarly Research

–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 (may include aerial and ship-based surveys, tagging, behavior, and habitat studies).
–Maintain an active externally funded research program.

30% Manages and builds the endowment

-Manage and build the endowment.
-Acquire federal grants and contracts to supplement endowed program funds to accomplish research mission.

25% Administration and Management

-Provide leadership, supervision and direction for 4 tenure-track faculty, 10 research staff, and graduate students; implement strategic and tactical plans; and establish priorities and organizational structure.
–Hire and train employees; plan, assign and review work, establish goals for each position and assess performance through completion of written evaluations; act on disciplinary issues, up to and including dismissal; addresses grievances, developing a framework for corrective actions, as necessary.
-Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

10% Service

–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 material.

5% Professional Development

–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/Required 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 populations, including the public, other agencies, advisory groups, professional peers, and classified staff.

National or international reputation for scientific achievements in marine mammal ecology, management, or a closely related field.

Preferred (Special) 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.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule
This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities. No

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P01699UF
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 07/01/2018
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date 10/24/2017
Full Consideration Date 01/15/2018
Closing Date 02/15/2018
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants

“The full consideration date has been extended in order to expand the original applicant pool. For full consideration, applications should be received by January 15, 2018. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV; and

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

3) Please include a one-page statement describing your life experience, education, or training that has broadened your capacity to understand and work with diverse and/or underserved students, employees and stakeholders.

You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

For additional information please contact: Christina DeWitt at christina.dewitt@oregonstate.edu

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents