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How to Apply
To apply, submit application materials in Interfolio, via this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/107687 Applications should include (1) a brief cover letter; (2) CV; (3) a personal statement describing your vision and plans for research, and societal engagement, including a focus on how you would lead MISG over the next decade (3-page maximum); (4) a one-page teaching statement; (5) a one-page statement on how you have or plan to contribute to diversity efforts; (6) up to three publications, and (7) a list of three academic references with contact information. Strict confidentiality will be maintained, and no references will be solicited without the prior consent of the candidate.
Review of applications will begin after July 21, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
For assistance or further information, please contact SEAS.firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Michigan is seeking an associate or full professor to lead the Michigan Sea Grant (MISG) program into its next decade of excellence. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month tenured faculty position with a 50% administrative effort as Director. The candidate will teach a reduced course load, in line with the administrative duties of the position. This position will be housed in the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) and will coordinate closely with Michigan State University in managing the program. We are open to faculty from a range of disciplines and areas of expertise. This can include disciplines within the natural sciences, social sciences, or coupled natural-human systems. We are especially interested in faculty with demonstrated research expertise in the ecosystems of the Great Lakes, broadly construed.
Michigan Sea Grant (MISG) is a cooperative program of the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. It is part of a national network of 34 Sea Grant College Programs organized under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Through research, education, and outreach, Michigan Sea Grant is dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of the Great Lakes and coastal resources. MISG brings together diverse stakeholders to develop a shared vision and to work toward science-based solutions to Michigan’s coastal challenges. The program integrates Great Lakes research, outreach, and education to help our stakeholders respond to issues related to coastal businesses and economies, protecting and restoring aquatic ecosystems, managing fisheries, and promoting environmental literacy and workforce development.
The School for Environment and Sustainability offers a Ph.D. as well as both research and professional M.S. degrees in these specializations: Ecosystem science and management; geospatial data science; sustainable systems; environmental policy and planning; behavior, education and communication; environmental justice; ecological design (M.L.A.). The school also offers the cross-campus undergraduate Program in the Environment. The student body includes over 450 M.S./M.L.A. and 50 doctoral students. SEAS also participates in dual degree programs with the Schools of Architecture and Urban Planning, Business, Engineering, Law, Public Health, and Public Policy. Additional information about the School for Environment and Sustainability can be found at www.seas.umich.edu.
What You'll Do
The Director will provide overall leadership for Michigan Sea Grant, which oversees a total annual budget of approximately $2.2 million and includes both NOAA and external competitive awards. MISG currently has eight University of Michigan staff and faculty, who carry out research, administration and outreach and engagement (including education, Extension, and communication). In addition, the director will oversee the Michigan Sea Grant management team, which includes representation of the Associate Director and Extension Program Leader from Michigan State University, and will work with a regional NOAA Program officer. The director will lead the organization in articulating and realizing a vision for excellence by embracing collaborative opportunities and fostering alliances. The director will shape the agenda for Sea Grant within the University of Michigan, state, region, and nation. At the University of Michigan, the Director reports to both the Vice President for Research and the Dean of the School for Environment and Sustainability. As noted, the director will also teach courses, but at a reduced course load, given the administrative and leadership responsibilities of this position.
SEAS’ mission is to contribute to the protection of the Earth’s resources and the achievement of a sustainable society. The School contributes new scientific knowledge, visionary leadership, and trained professionals toward that end. The faculty of the School is diverse, with natural scientists, social scientists, engineers, and designers working collectively in an integrative setting. A professional school set within a major research university, SEAS provides a model of interdisciplinary and applied research and a focal point of research and teaching on sustainability.
PhD in a natural or social science, or interdisciplinary program of study.
Qualify for the rank of associate or full professor at the University of Michigan, with tenure.
Demonstrated high-level scientific leadership and publication record.
Experience managing research programs or large projects.
Professional experience and a record of excellence in research/ scholarship, policy, and/or management in marine, coastal, natural resources or a related field.
Strong listening, writing and speaking skills; a record of innovative leadership and problem solving; and knowledge of marine issues and coastal resources.
Proven commitment to diversity and team building, and experience working productively with diverse sets of stakeholders.
Demonstrated record of federal extramural funding and large proposal development.
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Significant experience with natural resource issues.
Demonstrated commitment to the Land Grant/Sea Grant concept of research, education, communications, and/or extension.
Prior experience working with NOAA/Sea Grant or other marine/natural resource organizations.
Direct experience or demonstrated familiarity with Great Lakes ecosystems.
Budget planning and execution experience.
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Job Opening ID
Michigan Sea Grant Director
Ann Arbor Campus
Ann Arbor, MI
School Nat Res Envir
Sch for Environ and Sustain
Posting Begin/End Date
6/07/2022 - 9/05/2022
Instructional - Regular