Deputy Director and Vice President for Research, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) (Dec. 03)

2018-10-29T12:17:35+00:00 October 29, 2018|

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution invites exceptional candidates to apply for the executive position of Deputy Director and Vice President for Research. This position reports directly to the President and Director and is a member of both Senior Administration and Staff Council. You will lead the five (5) research departments (Biology, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Marine Geology and Geophysics, Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering, and Physical Oceanography; and the Marine Policy Center in maintaining the scientific integrity and enhancing the research and engineering excellence of the Institution. More broadly, you will lead the Institution on many strategic fronts while fostering the entrepreneurial activities of its scientific and technical staff. Applicants should have a doctoral degree with significant marine-related research accomplishments, familiarity with field and sea-going research, proven skills in leadership, research administration, management, and communications, and experience working with federal agencies.

WHOI is the largest private, non-profit oceanographic institution in the world, with staff and students numbering approximately 1,000. Its mission is to advance our understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicate this understanding for the benefit of society. Technical support is exceptional, and access to the sea is facilitated. The Institution is located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, a world-renowned center of excellence in marine, biomedical, environmental, and biological sciences. An additional 500 affiliates are associated with the scientific endeavors of the Institution, including many from the international community.

WHOI supports a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we encourage females, minorities, veterans and those with disabilities to apply. WHOI offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical and dental plans, child care subsidy, and employer contribution retirement plan, vacation time, flexible scheduling, and family illness days. WHOI also provide Dual Career services for which we are committed to providing assistance to your spouse or partner should they be impacted by your career decision. We have a dedicated team who will work with applicants to identify and explore available options within WHOI or the community.


Please visit and respond to Job Reference 18-10-18. Applications should include, as a single pdf document: a cover letter, CV, 3-page professional statement that clearly describes your accomplishments, reasons you feel you are the best candidate for this position, names and contact information for four references, and copies of three relevant publications. Review of applications will begin on December 3, 2018.