GSO Seeks New Faculty Member to Serve as Director of the Coastal Resources Center

The Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island is seeking applications for a tenure-track Associate or Full Professor to serve as Director of the Coastal Resources Center. This faculty position will be an academic year appointment with an expected start date of September, 2017.

Challenges facing coastal communities and ecosystems are increasing rapidly as pressures resulting from human activities continue to build (e.g. sea level rise, unsustainable fishing practices, coastal erosion, seawater inundation). Therefore, GSO is looking to grow our leadership in the use of science to inform coastal and marine development, policy, and management. We seek a dynamic scholar that will lead the CRC in efforts to provide sustainable solutions. We are looking for a bold visionary with a passion for coastal communities and ecosystems and respect for the role that science plays in informing management decisions. The successful candidate will be expected to initiate, design, and obtain funding for programs that support the CRC mission. The director will develop a long-term vision for CRC and enhance its position as a national and international leader. In addition, the director will be responsible for the strategic planning of CRC personnel and budget (currently ~$8–10M per year). The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to GSO’s academic mission through teaching courses, conducting research and advising graduate students.

For full position description with required and preferred qualifications and application instructions, visit Or search for posting number F00023 at and click the “Search Jobs” link at left.

Application Procedure: The search will remain open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by February 1, 2017. Second consideration may be given to applications received by March 1, 2017.

The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer and values diversity. Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.