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OSU seeks new Sea Grant Director

Posted by: | August 10, 2007 Comments Off on OSU seeks new Sea Grant Director |

Oregon State University is seeking qualified applicants to lead the Oregon Sea Grant program following the retirement of Dr. Robert Malouf, who will have served as program director for 17 years.

Oregon Sea Grant, founded in 1968 and based at OSU, supports research, education and public outreach to help people understand, responsibly interact with, and conserve ocean and coastal resources and communities. Oregon Sea Grant is among the top programs within the network of 32 Sea Grant College Programs, organized under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The director provides overall leadership for Oregon Sea Grant, oversees a total annual budget of approximately $5M, and manages approximately 60 staff and faculty who carry out research, administrative, communication and outreach functions. He/she reports to the Vice President for Research at Oregon State University

To qualify for the position, an applicant must hold a terminal degree with professional experience and a record of excellence in research/ scholarship, policy, and/or management in marine or coastal science, natural resources, or a related field. Strong listening, writing and speaking skills, a record of innovative leadership and problem solving, and knowledge of ocean issues and coastal resources are required. Other requirements include experience managing research programs or large projects, a proven commitment to diversity and team building, and experience working productively with diverse sets of stakeholders.

Applicants with a PhD in a natural or social science or JD or MPA/MPP are preferred, as are those with significant experience with natural resource issues. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated commitment to the Land Grant/Sea Grant concept of research, education, and outreach/extension. The university is seeking applicants whose records would be sufficient for appointment to the rank of full professor in an OSU academic unit. Prior experience working with NOAA/Sea Grant or other marine/natural resource organizations is desirable. Women and members of historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Application must be made through the OSU Jobs Web site, via the following link:


or by entering the following number in the site’s “posting number” field:

The application deadline is Oct. 15, 2007.

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