Director & Professor, Florida Atlantic University, Center for Environmental Studies, Boca Raton, FL

Director & Professor, Florida Atlantic University, Center for Environmental Studies, Boca Raton, FL

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is seeking a dynamic leader and scholar to direct its Center for Environmental Studies (CES), a well-established research and education program in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science (COS) (

The center is recognized nationally and internationally for its work on water resources and coastal ecosystem research, management and restoration with a mission to facilitate environmental research and education opportunities at FAU with state, national and international partners to achieve a more environmentally sustainable future. Successful applicants must have a Doctoral degree in science, policy or related field and have at least 10 years of research and/or management experience in environmental science, ecological restoration, sustainability, water resources, coastal and marine sciences, climate change research, or environmental policy.

Applicants should have a strong record of scholarly achievement at the national and international level, a significant record of securing external funding for interdisciplinary-based research and evidence of leadership ability.

The candidate must have experience managing a large research program and staff within an academic institution (or equivalent agency responsible for research) and be able to articulate a strong vision to further the research and outreach programs in CES and must be actively involved in the education mission of the graduate and undergraduate programs at FAU.

The Director position is a 12-month tenure-track faculty appointment within the COS at the Associate /Full Professor level. All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources’ website (Position 990171). In addition to the online application, applicants must upload the following: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) cover letter that includes a vision statement outlining goals for CES, as well as a statement that describes their current and future research program, and (3) contact information for five references, (4) copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format . All questions regarding the position or application should be directed to the search committee chair, Charles Roberts at Review of applications will begin March 1, 2014 and will remain open until filled.

Florida Atlantic University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, call 561-297-3057. TTY/TDD 1-800-955-8771.

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