Faculty Tenure-Track: Director of HSU Marine Laboratory
Humboldt State University
Faculty Tenure-Track Position Starting August 2013
Director of HSU Marine Laboratory
Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state
Description: Humboldt State University (HSU) invites applications to fill the position of Director for the HSU Marine Laboratory. In addition to overseeing the Marine Lab, the candidate hired will be expected to provide leadership in development of interdisciplinary marine science research and education at HSU, to maintain an active research program, and to participate in instruction.
The successful candidate will be an active scholar and experienced faculty member with demonstrated success in one or more of the following areas: establishing partnerships and/or cooperative agreements with foundations, organizations, and marine/coastal communities; successful grantsmanship; and responsible administrative and fiscal oversight of facilities. The Director will be a member of the university faculty and therefore must also demonstrate excellence in teaching. Departmental affiliation is open, and will depend on candidate’s area of expertise. This is an academic year appointment plus a half-time summer term appointment.
Professional Qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent in Marine Sciences or related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of two years of successful leadership as a Department Chair or a position with commensurate responsibilities is required at the time of appointment.
The successful candidate must also demonstrate the following:
• A record of research, scholarly and/or creative activity involving students;
• A record of effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of methodologies;
• A record of successful administrative and budgetary experience;
• A record of success in securing extramural funding for research and/or infrastructure; and
• Commitment and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.
Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.
Professional Duties: The successful candidate’s faculty assignment will be split between directing the Marine Lab and developing the marine sciences at HSU, and other professional responsibilities of faculty, including instruction.
IA. Primary Duties: Director of the Marine Lab
• Provide administrative oversight for marine science facilities (Marine Lab, small boats, etc.) and staff;
• Provide leadership to increase the research and educational capacity of the Marine Lab;
• Oversee the Marine Lab budget ;
• Oversee and coordinate space use at the Marine Lab;
• Seek and secure grant funding for renovations, upgrades or expansion of marine science facilities at HSU;
• Identify and explore important initiatives to expand or improve integrative, interdisciplinary marine science education and research at HSU;
• Serve as a point of contact for local, state, and national agencies in the marine realm;
• Facilitate outreach to local and broader marine and coastal communities; and
• Serve as Coordinator of the new Marine and Coastal Sciences Institute.
IB. Primary Duties: Professional Responsibilities of Faculty
Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to developing and maintaining an active, externally funded research program. Teaching responsibilities will include at least one undergraduate and/or graduate course per year. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the Department and the College of Natural Resources and Sciences. The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty are: teaching, research, scholarship, and service to the University, profession, and community. These responsibilities include advising students, participating in campus and system-wide meetings, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participating in traditional academic functions.
Rank, Salary and Benefits: HSU seeks to fill this position at the rank of Professor; however, rank and salary are dependent on the appointee’s qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/Salary-Schedule.xls.
HSU provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about the benefits plans can be found at: www.calstate.edu/Benefits/Summaries/2007_Faculty-Unit%203.pdf.
General Information: There is a long tradition of marine training and research at Humboldt State. Undergraduate degrees are offered in Biology (Marine Biology), Fisheries Biology, and Oceanography. Graduate (M.S.) degrees are offered in Biology, Environmental Systems, and Natural Resources (including Fisheries). The HSU Marine Laboratory, located in Trinidad, California, provides classroom space, research facilities, and public exhibits. The wet lab has recently been renovated. Marine facilities also include a fleet of about 20 small boats and the 90’ R.V. Coral Sea, the only research vessel in the country primarily devoted to undergraduate education. The Marine and Coastal Sciences Institute (MSCI), which is in the process of being created, will be an interdisciplinary unit housed in the College of Natural Resources and Sciences. Its mission will be to promote interdisciplinary marine and coastal research and education on the North Coast. The MCSI will serve as the central body coordinating all marine science research, education, and outreach efforts on campus. Additional information about HSU Marine Sciences can be found at: http://humboldt.edu/marinesciences/departments.html. Additional information about the Marine Lab is located at: http://www.humboldt.edu/marinelab/.
Application: Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials:
• Letter of application;
• Curriculum vitae;
• An Application for Academic Employment: http://apptrkr.com/324460 ;
• Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review);
• Statement of teaching and research interests; and
• Names and contact information of three professional references.
Submission of the application materials should be sent as a single PDF document, to:
In letter of application, please refer to Job #7566.
Please direct any other questions pertaining to this position to:
Dr. John Reiss, Search Committee Chair
HSU Marine Laboratory
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521-8299
Phone (707) 826-3671
Application Deadline: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than April 1, 2013. Early response is encouraged.
Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. Finalists for this position are required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department. Results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of fingerprinting is borne by the university. All California State University (CSU) employees are “mandated reporters” of child abuse or neglect under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. The successful candidate will be required to sign a written acknowledgement of their legal reporting obligations within 4 weeks of the appointment date.
The University is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX/ADA employer with a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from women, members of all ethnic groups, veterans and people with disabilities. Humboldt State University employs only individuals authorized to work in the United States.