Opportunity: Hatfield Marine Science Center Director

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Required qualifications include an earned PhD in a field relevant to the HMSC goals, demonstrated leadership and success in securing internal and external programmatic support for instruction, research, service and outreach, proven experience and commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration, an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, such as university administrators, academic unit leaders, faculty, legislators, government agency leaders and the public with strong communication and interpersonal skills, and an international reputation for achievement meriting appointment as a tenured full professor.

Preferred qualifications include demonstrated successful leadership in the strategic planning and management of a large and complex organization or research program, experience with fundraising and development, experience in liaison with local communities and a commitment to high quality and innovative research, outreach and extended education.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The Hatfield Marine Science Center is a world class research, teaching and public outreach facility situated on 49 acres in Newport, Oregon, on the Yaquina Bay estuary, about one mile from the open waters of the Pacific Ocean. HMSC is the largest marine laboratory in Oregon and one of the largest on the west coast. The Visitor Center encourages lifelong exploration of marine sciences and is host to over 175,000 visitors each year.

The city of Newport is nestled between the coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean on Yaquina Bay. The recent establishment of NOAA’s Pacific Marine Operations Center has elevated marine science and education as a core enterprise on the central Oregon coast, producing more than $55 million in regional income and over 1200 jobs in the state. Newport is an active artistic community and features major facilities for the visual and performing arts. Founded in 1868, Oregon State University is one of only two American universities designated as a Land-, Sea-, Sun- and Space-Grant University and is the only one in Oregon recognized for its “very high research activity” (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. OSU is Oregon’s largest public research university, conducting more than 60 percent of the research funded throughout the state’s university system and bringing in a record $250 million in scientific grants and contracts this year. To review the posting and apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs.

Apply to posting #0009074. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by June 22, 2012. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date until the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants. OSU is an AA/EOE.

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