Position Announcements


San Francisco State University invites applications for Director of the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies (RTC: http://www.rtc.sfsu.edu).
The only marine science facility on San Francisco Bay, RTC is a center
of excellence for research and training in estuarine and marine science,
restoration ecology, and effects of climate change. RTC has experienced
exciting recent growth in support from the university and the private
sector. We seek an energetic and visionary leader with a passion for
research and education and a background in marine or estuarine science
to accelerate the development of RTC’s strong potential for further
growth and prominence.

Key responsibilities:

  • Leadership: collaboratively lead faculty, staff, and
    students to develop and implement RTC’s strategic plan for ongoing
    excellence and future expansion; recruit prominent and promising
    scholars to our faculty; promote and represent RTC at university,
    community, state and federal levels;
  • Development: design and implement a strategy to raise substantial external funds for continuing site development and program enrichment;
  • Administration: direct a dynamic interdisciplinary faculty
    and staff; maintain collaborative relationships with the main campus
    and the local community.

Applicants must possess an advanced degree in marine or estuarine
science, and extensive experience in research and teaching; success in
administration and management of a university field station, department,
or large, multi-disciplinary research program; excellent leadership and
communication skills; and success in program development and in
securing private-sector and government funding.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications; a complete benefits package is available. See SFSU HR web site and search for Director - Romberg Tiburon Center - Job # 5274 for full job description:


Submit letter of interest, a statement of leadership philosophy and
experience, a statement of fundraising experience and strategy, and a
curriculum vitae to: Sheldon Axler, Dean of the College of Science &
Engineering, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave.,
Thornton Hall, Room 323, San Francisco, CA 94132. Electronic submission is encouraged, via email to axler@sfsu.edu. Also
arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent to Sheldon
Axler. All applications and inquiries will be kept confidential.

The position will remain open until filled; applications received by 3 February 2014 will receive full consideration.
The ideal starting time for this position is Summer 2014. San Francisco
State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.