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The search for a new director flyer

Nominations and applications are sought for the position of Director, Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP), a research unit within the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UH) School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST).

HIGP conducts advanced research, technology development, workforce training, and service in cutting-edge oceanographic, atmospheric, geophysical, geological, and planetary science and engineering. The Institute is home to approximately 100 faculty members, staff, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students with access to state-of-the-art laboratories and instrumentation, research vessels and far-ranging field sites. HIGP partners with the College of Engineering (COE) for satellite fabrication and launch through the Hawai‘i Space Flight Laboratory (HSFL). Our expertise spans the globe from pole to pole, from the deep Earth interior to the upper atmosphere, and extends to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.

Duties: HIGP seeks a dynamic individual who can provide scientific and technical leadership, nurture the entrepreneurial spirit of the Institute faculty and staff, promote and maintain a mission- and customer-oriented administrative team, and guide the Institute through the complexities of the modern research environment.

The Director is ultimately responsible for maintaining and building the research, technology, service and academic reputation of the Institute, and ensuring that it remains one of the most influential geoscience programs in the United States. She or he will accomplish this task by employing the most progressive and effective leadership and management skills that will have been developed in the course of a successful professional career.

Minimum qualifications: Earned doctorate in geosciences or closely-related earth- or planetary-science or engineering discipline. A record of strong research, scholarship, publication, and professional activities and achievement. Successful professional experience in academic administration at the level of chairperson or higher or comparable experience in private or public research management. Rank of full professor or demonstrated comparable professional experience prior to appointment. Knowledge of policies and objectives of external funding agencies.

Desirable qualifications: National recognition and reputation in the earth- or planetary-sciences, or engineering. Experience in an academic institution at the level of Associate Director or higher. Ability to command the respect of colleagues in research, university administration, federal agencies, and other extramural funding sources.

The salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. This search will continue until the position is filled. Review of applications began 15 January 2014. A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a vision statement, and the names & contact information (phone and e-mail address) of at least four professional references should be sent to:
Dr. Alexander Shor
Chair, HIGP Director Search Committee
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
1680 East-West Road, POST 802
Honolulu, HI 96822

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

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  Posted 21 November 2013. Updated 4 February 2014.

*  March 27, 2014   Finalists named to lead HIGP.

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