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Freshwater Research Institute Director (Internal Only)

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Susquehanna University
Location
Selinsgrove, PA

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Position Title:

Freshwater Research Institute Director (Internal Only)

Position Approval Date:

07/19/2021

Is this position budgeted?:

Yes

Is this position an essential position?:

No

About Susquehanna:

As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,300 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna’s unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University’s 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit https://www.susqu.edu.

Position Summary:

Job SummaryThe Freshwater Research Institute (FRI) Director leads all FRI programs and operations in support of University and FRI strategic goals, with a focus on student development, collaborative and applied ecological research, and building a diverse and inclusive community. The FRI Director reports to the Director of the Center for Environmental Education and Research (CEER).

Specific Responsibilities· In support of University and FRI strategic goals:o Integrate applied freshwater ecology and restoration science into the academic curriculum, student research, internships, and co-curricular programs. o Develop and maintain collaborative field- and/or lab-based applied ecology research projects that incorporate undergraduate students as significant contributors, and disseminate the results. o Build and maintain collaborative relationships with external partners. o Build and maintain a campus community of faculty, staff, and students centered on the mission of the FRI.o Actively recruit and support students, with an emphasis on populations historically underrepresented in the natural sciences.o Promote the FRI to external audiences.· Supervise and mentor the FRI Ecologist staff member. · Teach up to 4 semester hours per academic year in Ecology, Biology, or Earth and Environmental Sciences.· Supervise up to 2 research students (Ecology, Biology, and/or Earth and Environmental Sciences majors) per academic year to fulfill the senior research requirement, and fulfill all departmental responsibilities associated with this role.· Obtain external funding to support FRI operations, in collaboration with the Director of Grants and Foundation Relations and the CEER Director, and manage grant awards. · Manage the FRI budget.· Oversee the physical assets of the FRI including the building and associated equipment and vehicles. · Direct and participate in outreach efforts.

Required Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesKnowledge of freshwater ecology, riparian restoration practices, recent and foundational scientific literature, current applied research questions, contemporary field and lab methods, regional partner organizations, and undergraduate student development is required. Knowledge of best practices in supporting diverse student populations is preferred. Required skills include GIS, R, lab and field experimental design, data collection, quantitative data analysis, scientific writing, grant writing and management, budget management, and equipment construction and maintenance. Required abilities include problem-solving, developing and implementing short-term and long-term plans, building relationships with on- and off-campus partners, teaching and mentoring undergraduate students, communicating effectively in verbal and written forms, collaboration, innovation, self-motivation and initiative, and simultaneously managing multiple priorities. EducationA master’s degree in biology, ecology, or a closely related field is required. ExperienceA progressive record of experience as an actively publishing and broadly collaborative research scientist, successful grant writer, and effective undergraduate teacher and research mentor is required. Experience implementing restoration practices is highly preferred. Physical DemandPosition requires the ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time both in the laboratory and during extensive fieldwork. Position requires frequent manual dexterity and the ability to swim, use fingers, hands, and arms to feel, handle, and reach. Position requires frequent hiking, stooping, crouching, bending, and the ability to lift up to 40 pounds. Working conditions are both indoor and outdoor.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience
Experience in personnel management, development of successful collaborative partnerships, and environmental education is preferred.

Benefits Eligible:

Yes

Number of Months:

12 months

Status:

Full-Time Benefits Eligible

Posting Date:

07/19/2021

Closing Date:

07/23/2021

Open Until Filled:

No

Posting Number:

AH00764

Organization

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating undergraduate students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse and interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration, and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. About 2,200 undergraduates come from 32 states and 15 countries.

The university is located in Selinsgrove, Pa., a town of about 5,000 situated on the banks of the Susquehanna River, 50 miles north of the state capital, Harrisburg. The campus is about 90 minutes from the Pocono Mountain recreational areas, and about a three-hour drive from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Founded in 1858 by Lutherans, Susquehanna University welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and beliefs. It is a community that expresses its Lutheran heritage through the free and open exploration of ideas, commitment to service and development of individual talents.

Students may enroll in one of two schools: the School of Arts and Sciences or the Sigmund Weis School of Business. A Susquehanna education is distinguished by a strong liberal arts program enhanced by equally strong professional programs in areas such as business, education and communications. Degrees are offered for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science.

Susquehanna University is recognized in several guidebooks to selective colleges, including The Fiske Guide to Colleges and Peterson's Competitive Colleges. U.S. News & World Report’s America's Best Colleges includes Susquehanna among National Liberal Arts Colleges. Susquehanna is small enough to be academically flexible, yet large enough to offer a wide variety of choices—more than 50 major emphases, 45 minors and 850 courses. Susquehanna offers a challenging Honors Program for exceptional students and emphasizes experience-based learning, including internships, study-abroad semesters and award-winning community service programs.

Small classes and a student-faculty ratio of about 13 to 1 offer students personal attention and challenging opportunities. Student participation and team learning are encouraged, as is faculty-student research that exposes students to current, practical applications in their field of study. Students are offered extensive opportunities for involvement and leadership in university life. They can choose from more than 100 student organizations, 23 intercollegiate sports, numerous intramural and club sports and a full schedule of lectures, concerts, films, plays and social events.

Susquehanna's strong academic and career advising programs have led to strong post-graduation success. Typically, 94 percent of the graduating class is working full time or enrolled in graduate or professional school within six months.

Diversity Profile: Susquehanna University

Diversity Matters at Susquehanna. Through our commitment to academic excellence, in which diversity is a core element, we affirm the dignity and worth of all persons and strive to ensure that all in our community feel supported in their differences. Current and emerging research underscore the positive educational benefits that manifest in a diverse living and learning community.

As an institution of higher learning, we understand that we will be judged increasingly by how well we prepare our students to succeed in a smaller, flatter and increasingly diverse world. We intentionally seek to create opportunities for understanding the ways that power and privilege influence individual and collective behavior and systems, and to use that knowledge to guide us productively inside the classroom and beyond.

Affirmative Action - Susquehanna University is committed to making every effort to enhance the diversity of our community – students, faculty, and staff. The hiring process is important to achieving our strategic goals to recruit and retain staff from diverse backgrounds. Through the affirmative action process, we work together to ensure a diverse community while remaining diligent in our commitment to selecting the most qualified candidate for open positions.

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Diversity Matters at Susquehanna. Through our commitment to academic excellence, in which diversity is a core element, we affirm the dignity and worth of all persons and strive to ensure that all in our community feel supported in their differences. Current and emerging research underscore the positive educational benefits that manifest in a diverse living and learning community.

As an institution of higher learning, we understand that we will be judged increasingly by how well we prepare our students to succeed in a smaller, flatter and increasingly diverse world. We intentionally seek to create opportunities for understanding the ways that power and privilege influence individual and collective behavior and systems, and to use that knowledge to guide us productively inside the classroom and beyond.

In the classroom, on the campus and beyond

We use experiential learning to engage students in a multicultural education that prepares them for life in a diverse and interconnected world. Our new Central Curriculum, taught by a diverse faculty with different viewpoints and experiences, challenges students in their ways of perceiving and knowing the world. The unique Global Opportunities (GO) requirement prompts students to experience ways of knowing and being that are unfamiliar, and to reflect on those experiences. In the process, we expect that all students will examine their world view and how it is constructed.

A diverse and vibrant campus community fosters relationships marked by mutual curiosity and respect. Students, faculty and staff are supported in these relationships by the Chief Diversity Officer, Center for Diversity and Social Justice, Center for Civic Engagement, Office of Residence Life, and the Bias Response and Education Team.

The university also understands its physical and emotional connection to residents of the Susquehanna River Valley. Arts and educational events open to the community create possibilities for healthy dialogue regarding difference. Relationships built through interaction and dialogue with the greater Selinsgrove community serve to broaden and enhance the community in which we live and learn.

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