The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Director for the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Reappointment as Director is at the discretion of the Dean.
This position provides vision and leadership in directing the work of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI), including responsibility for strategic planning, as well as forging and sustaining partnerships with Oregon universities, state and federal agencies, sovereign Native American tribes, and with the private sector.
As part of the leadership of OCCRI, the successful candidate will also contribute to the academic mission of Oregon State University. They will raise external research funds and advance the educational mission of the College at the undergraduate and graduate levels through teaching (approx. one course per year) and advising. College funding for this position is available at 0.5 FTE, divided between research-focused faculty funds (0.4 FTE) and support for the OCCRI office (0.1 FTE). The incumbent is expected to raise sufficient funds for the remaining 0.5 FTE via any combination of state appropriation and external grants. For research-focused positions, it is CEOAS policy to consider indefinite tenure when promoted to Full Professor, with tenure granted on a 12-month, 0.75 FTE appointment basis.
The Oregon State Legislature established OCCRI as a partnership among Oregon's public universities. The legislation (HB3543) states that OCCRI is expected to 1) facilitate research by Oregon's faculty on climate change and its effects on natural and human systems in Oregon, 2) serve as a clearinghouse for climate change information, 3) provide climate change information to the public in integrated and accessible formats, 4) support the Oregon Global Warming Commission in developing strategies to prepare for and to mitigate the effects of climate change on natural and human systems, and 5) provide technical assistance to local governments to assist them in developing climate change policies, practices, and programs. In addition to these expectations, OCCRI is required to produce a periodic assessment report on the state of science of climate change as it applies to Oregon.
Oregon State University maintains an institution-wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and community, and seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment.
Typically requires Ph.D. or terminal degree in related field. Tenure/tenure-track faculty member.
Ph.D. in a field relevant to climate science such as atmospheric science, oceanography, ecology, physical geography, or biogeochemical cycles, with an emphasis on climate.
A strong scholarly potential that is demonstrated by a record of peer-reviewed publications and a clearly defined research agenda.
Demonstrated ability or significant potential for establishing a research program supported by extramural funding.
Demonstrated success at leadership across multiple academic units.
Demonstrated ability to communicate scientifically challenging climate change issues.
A commitment to educational equity in a multicultural setting and to advancing the participation of diverse groups and supporting diverse perspectives.
Proficiency in written English and excellent public speaking ability.
As Full Professor: demonstrated success in research, teaching and service consistent with the CEOAS standards for promotion to the rank.
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 and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
This position may require working in office, classroom, laboratory, and/or field environments. Some evenings and weekends will be required.
This position will be required to travel as needed to advance research program, attend off-campus conferences, meetings, and other related business.
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