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Sea Grant Director Position Open



Director of the Minnesota Sea Grant College Program

The Vice President for Research/Dean of the Graduate School and
Chancellor of the Duluth campus of the University of Minnesota invite
applications and nominations for the position of Director of the
Minnesota Sea Grant College Program.  The mission of this program is to
increase the understanding, assessment, development, utilization, and
conservation of ocean, Great Lakes, aquatic, and coastal resources.  The
administrative office is located on the Duluth campus of the University
of Minnesota.  Additional details about the program can be obtained at
http://www.d.umn.edu/seagr via computer.

Appointment:  The administrative component of this role is an annually
renewable appointment that reports to the Vice President and Dean with
system-wide responsibility.  The successful candidate will also hold a
tenured faculty appointment in an academic department of the University
of Minnesota, Duluth within a discipline germane to the mission of the
Sea Grant program.   

Responsibilities:  This position has overall responsibility for all
aspects of the Sea Grant College Program including research, extension,
communication, development, education, management, and related
activities at all associated public and private academic institutions
throughout the state of Minnesota.  This includes effective statewide
program planning that produces significant results; staffing and
supervision of personnel to meet desired goals; communications
coordination; program reporting; procurement of, and fiscal management
for state, federal, and University funds; and coordination of Sea Grant
activities among Sea Grant faculty and staff, private industry, related
State or Federal agencies, and the Minnesota Extension Service.  This
effort is a part of a network including 31 state programs, the National
Sea Grant Office, and public and private collaborators.  The Director
plays a key role in maintaining cooperation in regional and nationwide
programming focused on Great Lakes and oceanic environmental resources
which includes serving as Minnesotašs representative on the National
Council of Sea Grant Directors, the National Sea Grant Association, and
the Council of Great Lakes Sea Grant Directors.  Frequent travel is an
expectation of this position.  The position will include appropriate
teaching and advising responsibilities.

Eligibility:  Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. 
Preference will be given to those with a significant record of teaching,
research, and service in a subject matter area related to the Sea Grant
mission; outreach experience; successful administrative and leadership
experience; and proven skills in working effectively with
interdisciplinary groups of faculty, students, staff, and collaborators.

Application Procedures:  Final date for receipt of completed
applications is April 1, 1999.  Nominations should be submitted as early
as possible.  Search committee review will be continuous, beginning
immediately upon receipt of first applications, and continuing until
finalists are selected.  Applications must include a letter of interest
that addresses the position responsibilities, along with curriculum
vitae, and the names and mailing and email addresses of at least three
references.  Send applications and nominations to:  Victor Bloomfield
and Timothy Holst, Co-chairs; Sea Grant Director Search Committee;
University of Minnesota; 2305 East 5th Street; Duluth, MN 55812.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and
employer.