Director of the Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory (FSUCML)

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Job Title: Director of the Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory (FSUCML)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 45939
Department The Florida State University Coastal & Marine Laboratory,, is located 40 miles south of Tallahassee, on the unspoiled ‘Forgotten Coast’ of the Florida Panhandle. Research at the FSUCML focuses on estuarine and marine ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea; scientists at the Laboratory also direct individual projects at other locations from the Atlantic coast of the Southeastern US to the coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific.

The MISSION of the FSUCML is to conduct innovative, interdisciplinary research that contributes to solving ecological problems and providing the scientific foundation for informed policy decisions.

The VISION for the FSUCML is to be an internationally recognized center for coastal and marine science, setting the agenda for research and education and remaining a trusted source for the scientific advice.

Funding for the Laboratory includes an $8 million grant from Triumph Gulf Coast for our Apalachicola Bay System Initiative (ABSI) This project is the lynchpin of a new, 10-year commitment to restore Apalachicola Bay, specifically, the once-extensive and productive oyster reef system. The ABSI will shape the activities and growth of the FSUCML for the next decade, including hiring additional research faculty and expanding the laboratory’s facilities.Equal Employment Opportunity An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: The successful candidate will lead the FSUCML as it embarks upon an exciting period of growth and development. The Director will foster research, education, and a spirit of entrepreneurship, inspiring new collaborations and interdisciplinary efforts across the Laboratory, the University, and the scientific community. Candidates must be committed to: 1) strengthening the research, education, outreach and policy engagement activities of the Laboratory; 2) facilitating a diversity of partnerships in science and policy; and 3) communicating the mission of the laboratory and the achievements of its scientists to a variety of stakeholders. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Assume overall responsibility for the operation of the FSUCML and its services.

- Strengthen cooperation with departments, universities, government agencies, NGOs and businesses.

- Develop programs that promote excellence in all facets of the Laboratory’s mission.

- Identify and lead the pursuit of funding opportunities through private foundations, philanthropic individuals and organizations, and corporate partnerships in support of the Laboratory and its faculty and students.

- Reach out to decision makers and the public to promote environmental protection, the interests of the FSUCML and its achievements.

The Director of the FSUCML reports directly to the Vice President for Research, Gary K. Ostrander.Qualifications Academic doctorate or highest-level terminal degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate field of specialization or equivalent qualifications based on professional experience and otherwise qualified to perform assigned duties, with a demonstrated record of achievement in research.Preferred Potential candidates must have a record that demonstrates leadership, accomplishment in research and scholarship, and a strong commitment to achieving the vision for the Laboratory.Contact Info Jenn Gerson at [email protected] or (850) 644-8660.Pay Plan This is a Faculty position.Soft Money Funded Position This is a soft money funded position, with renewal based on available funds and the needs of the University.Schedule If not otherwise specified, schedule is Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.Criminal Background Check This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.Financial Disclosure This position requires annual Financial Disclosure based on Florida Statutes 112.3144 and 112.3145. Additional information regarding Financial Disclosure requirements can be found on the Florida Commission of Ethics site at: To Apply Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, vision statement (1-2 page description of the candidate’s vision for the FSUCML and how their qualifications would enable them to effectively direct that vision) and the names of four references with contact information. Applications will be accepted at or via email to Kelly Starke, Assistant to the Vice President of Research ([email protected]). Nominations of outstanding potential candidates and questions about the position should be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Joseph Travis at [email protected] until filled Recruitment for this position is ongoing and will continue until filled. Initial review of applications will commence on September 15, 2019.Faculty Information This position is advertised as open rank. The rank will be determined based on the selected candidate’s credentials. Exceptional candidates, currently holding tenure, may be considered for tenure upon appointment.Tobacco Free Campus Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.




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Posted: 7/25/2019
Application Due: 10/8/2019
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