Opportunity: President, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (May 1)
The Chancellor and the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland invite nominations and applications for the position of President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES). UMCES is a globally eminent, locally relevant institution whose mission is to advance the environmental sciences through discovery, integration, application, and education. UMCES’ headquarters are in Cambridge, Maryland with four laboratories: Horn Point Laboratory located on the Eastern Shore coastal plain; Chesapeake Biological Laboratory located in Southern Maryland; Appalachian Laboratory in Western Maryland; and the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology in Baltimore. UMCES also administers the Maryland Sea Grant Program. Research focus areas include: ocean, coastal, and estuarine science; climate and energy; environmental chemistry and toxicology; fisheries and aquaculture; molecular and microbial processes; terrestrial ecology and land management; and water resources and watersheds.
Scientists with a distinguished record of environmental research and its application as well as program leadership are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to apply administrative and programmatic leadership to growing research, graduate education, and science application initiatives and will be qualified for rank of full professor at UMCES. At present, UMCES maintains a scientific and support staff of approximately 350 which includes 75 faculty members and about 100 graduate students. UMCES has a total operating and research budget of approximately $50 M with half of those funds coming from extramural sponsored research award programs. UMCES maintains a large physical plant and research vessel fleet.
The position requires candidates with the interpersonal and collaborative skills necessary to cultivate and strengthen relationships with multiple stakeholders including UMCES faculty, graduate students, and staff; alumni; members of the broader university community; policymakers and legislators; Maryland state agencies with environmental responsibilities; advocates and resource users; and business partners to execute the mission of UMCES and Maryland’s public university enterprise. The President is responsible for maintaining high visibility within the state and the region, particularly on environmental science and policy issues. The President is expected to be the chief spokesperson and fundraiser for UMCES. The President reports directly to the Chancellor and Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland.
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