Director, Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station, Oregon State University

Oregon State University
Newport, Oregon
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The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University is excited to offer a leadership opportunity at the interface of academics and coastal resource sustainability: Director of the Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station (COMES). This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month position that includes administration, research, and outreach. COMES is one of two marine resource-focused experimental stations in the country with an annual operating budget of ~$6M. We are seeking a vibrant leader from academia, government, or industry who excels in collaborative problem-solving and desires to work with faculty and our many partners on a wide range of coastal and marine resource issues. Our research mission is to understand, conserve, utilize, and manage Oregon’s marine resources to enhance the economic and social value of related activities. The COMES Director reports to the Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and will have a professorship and academic home in an appropriate department within the College; options include Applied Economics, Food Science and Technology, Biological and Ecological Engineering, and Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences. The position is based in Newport, Oregon, at the Hatfield Marine Science Center. The Director will supervise ~35 faculty and staff located in Newport, Astoria, and Corvallis, and mentor graduate students. We seek applicants with diverse life experiences that can help shape and guide the research, extension, outreach, operation, and external stakeholder partnerships of COMES with a strong commitment to inclusion and transdisciplinary approaches. To apply, follow this link :
Minimum Qualifications Doctoral-level degree in fisheries, marine aquaculture, seafood, marine resource management, natural resource economics, social sciences (including conservation, policy, political science) or a closely related field. Over 6 years of professional experience with demonstrated track record of performance and leadership in academia, government, and/or industry. Evidence of ability to provide leadership and vision for a diverse research, outreach and engagement program. A national/international record of scholarly achievement in research, Extension, and instruction, and/or a national/international record of leadership and service activities within the marine resources related disciplines commensurate with the rank of Associate Professor or Professor at Oregon State University (see the OSU Faculty Handbook for details). Outstanding record of professional and collaborative leadership. Success in securing internal and external programmatic support for instruction, research, service or outreach. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated capacity to work with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders in public agencies and private organizations, volunteers, and the public. A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions. This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030. Preferred Qualifications Clear understanding of and commitment to the mission of land and sea grant institutions. Demonstrated success in donor development and stewardship. Demonstrated success in developing and maintaining strong stakeholder relationships. Demonstrated successful leadership in the strategic planning and management of a large and complex organization or research program. Demonstrated competence in and dedication to recruitment, retention and success of faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. Experience in liaison roles with local communities. Familiarity with relevant State and Federal research agencies and programs.
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Robert Cowen
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