The Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University is seeking a Director for the Oregon Hatchery Research Center (OHRC). The successful candidate will be hired on a 12-month basis as Director in a professional faculty position at 0.50 FTE and as an Associate or Full Professor at 0.50 FTE in a tenured academic faculty position. The Director position will serve at the pleasure of the Department Head.
The Oregon Hatchery Research Center (OHRC) is a cooperative research venture between the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and Oregon State University (OSU).
Goals of the OHRC are to: 1.Understand mechanisms that may create differences between hatchery and wild fish. 2.Develop approaches to manage hatchery fish that conserves and protects native fish. 3.Educate and train students, fishery biologists, managers and the public on the relationship between hatchery and wild fish, the connection between fish and watershed, estuarine and ocean systems, and the implications for fish management and stewardship.
Further details about the OHRC's science goals and its stakeholder Board can be found at: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/ohrc/
The Director leads the OHRC's research, education, and outreach. The individual develops and leads a multi-faceted applied and basic research program and facilitates undergraduate/graduate training, professional development programs, and public education. As an effective researcher, educator, communicator, leader and administrator the Director must: conduct and facilitate collaborative research that aligns with the OHRC goals; operationalize research priorities identified by ODFW and the OHRC Board; articulate the Center's mission, goals and objectives and work effectively with staff, advisory groups, industry groups, public agencies, educational groups, and private organizations; and establish programs and processes which lead the OHRC toward successful accomplishment of its goals, consistent with fish management needs.
The Director works with the OHRC Board and ODFW to develop and implement research strategies that further the Center's mission, coordinates ODFW-sponsored and externally funded research projects, obtains external funding, supervises OSU employees and students, and communicates science to professional and public audiences. The Director ensures that all people have equal employment and program participation opportunities, particularly those from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.
Oregon State University and the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences have committed strongly to creating an inclusive work environment that welcomes and supports employees and students from all backgrounds. We actively seek to broaden participation in our academic programs, the field of fisheries science, and in recreational fishing and fisheries management.
Typically requires Ph.D. or terminal degree in related field. Tenure/tenure-track faculty member.
PhD in Fisheries, Fish Biology, or related field
Years of service and research distinction equivalent to tenured associate or full professor rank
Evidence of strong science communication skills for a wide range of audiences
Record of successful outreach working with non-scientist stakeholders and the general public
Evidence of commitment to equity and inclusiveness in the workplace.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions.
This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions (as per Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OAR 125-155-0200) as per OAR 576-056-0000 et seq
Variable; requires weekend work and regular travel between Corvallis and the OHRC (Alsea).
Additional Salary Information: Salary to Commensurate with Training, Education and Experience
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