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#003-22 DIRECTOR, MARINE LABORATORY

Employer
University of Guam
Location
Guam
Salary
$95,578.00 - $143,366.00
Posted date
Nov 2, 2021

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Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Optimal submittal date is March 31, 2022 (Chamorro Standard Time/UTC+10) when review of received applications will begin. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

(Note to applicants in the mainland United States: Please be advised that Guam is a day ahead of the mainland United States.)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The University of Guam seeks an executive who is interested in new challenges and opportunities for professional and personal growth and who is interested in working in a dynamic, multi-cultural institution of higher education in the Pacific.

The University of Guam has an active press dedicated to publishing research and writing about Guam and Micronesia. A variety of publishing opportunities are available to UOG faculty, employees, students and members of the communities we serve through the University of Guam Press.

 

CHARACTER OF DUTIES:

Under direction of the Vice Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs, the Director, Marine Laboratory (ML) is responsible for the overall administrative duties and functioning of the unit. The Director, ML is a 12-month administrator position. The Director, ML will be responsible for leading and supporting the mission of the UOG Marine Laboratory by placing marine science in the service of Guam and the rest of Micronesia.

Major duties and responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Lead by placing marine science in the service of Guam and the rest of Micronesia;
  • Provide leadership and support the mission of the ML to:  
    a) conduct scientific research into the biology of tropical marine systems;    
    b) teach, forming the core of the graduate program in Biology;       
    c) serve, providing environmental assessments, technical reports, competitive peer-reviewed publications, educational materials, public lectures, and expertise on marine issues;
  • Correspond, communicate, and liaise with appropriate representatives of the local and federal government for funding, research, management, and conservation matters;
  • Provide administrative oversight of local and federal grants received by ML;
  • Oversee the preparation of annual budgets and an annual report in accordance with University requirements and prescribed local and federal laws;
  • In collaboration with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, track faculty grant contract and publication activity;
  • With assistance from the Laboratory Safety Manager, ensures that the Marine Lab maintains its compliance with laws, regulations, and research permits (Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), etc.);
  • Review and periodically update fee schedules for boat rental, truck rental, bench fees, and visitor housing by reviewing expenditures and costs and submit needed modifications of fees to the Board of Regents (BOR) for approval;
  • Assume responsibility for the day-to-day running and operations of ML including the safe operations and maintenance of all physical amenities, infrastructures, and the visitor housing;
  • Maintain oversight of all clerical, teaching, research, and commercial activities;
  • Maintain oversight and supervision of Marine Technicians;
  • Maintain oversight and supervision of Laboratory Safety Manager;
  • Maintain oversight and supervision of clerical staff;
  • Maintain oversight of faculty and student activities as they relate to the ML mission;
  • Guide, mentor and evaluate ML faculty in accordance with Comprehensive Faculty Evaluation System (CFES) requirements;
  • Coordinate faculty and staff activities and personnel assignments, including compiling recommendations for personnel actions and search committees;
  • Participate as a member of the ML Dive Control Board to ensure continued membership of the ML in the American Academy of Underwater Scientists (AAUS);
  • Communicate and discuss with Marine Technicians all issues relating to boat and truck operation, boat and truck safety, maintenance, and replacement;
  • Serve as the Point of Contact for contract and survey work (e.g., Environmental Impact Studies) to inform ML faculty about project and contract opportunities;
  • Encourage and facilitate active and collaborative grantsmanship among ML faculty in their respective fields of expertise;
  • Maintain the visibility of ML locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, through the institutional website, brochures, booklets, institutional technical reports, journal articles, conferences, and submission of press releases to the Chief Marketing & Communications Officer;
  • Engage in teaching and/or research activity to foster collaborations and contribute to the ML’s mission as administrative duties allow;
  • Promote community outreach teaching and training activities and respond to all outside enquires relating to ML’s core activities;
  • Participate in University-wide accreditation and assessment activities and serve on committees as needed;
  • With faculty input, develop, maintain, and periodically evaluate and update a long-term strategic plan for the continued growth and development of the ML;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice Provost of Research & Sponsored Programs.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum: Ph.D. in a Marine Science discipline from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent university; at least 8 years research experience in the field of Marine Science, and at least 3 years in a leadership role at an academic institution. Demonstrated instruction, research, publication, extramural funding, and a grantsmanship record is essential. Entrepreneurial spirit desired.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Applicants for University of Guam administrator positions must complete an online job application through the UOG online employment portal at https://uog.peopleadmin.com.  Please have the following documents prepared and ready to upload with your application:

(1) Letter of application that describes candidate’s qualifications

(2) Curriculum vitae

(3) Copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts

Special Instructions for References: Three (3) current letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable about your academic and professional performance must be provided by providing a list of at least three (3) references to be contacted on the References section of the online application.  Enter each reference by clicking on the “Add References Entry” button.  Provide the name, title, email address, mailing address, and telephone number of each reference.  A system automated email will be sent to each reference’s email address with a link to attach their reference letter to your application.

Selected candidate must provide official transcripts prior to hire date. For further information, please contact Dr. Lee Yudin, Search Committee Chair at lyudin@triton.uog.edu or the Human Resources Office at uoghro@triton.uog.edu, telephone number, (671) 735-2350 or fax number at (671) 734-6005.

Police and Court Clearance: Pursuant to Public Law No. 28-24 and Executive Order 2005-34, applicants selected for a position are required to provide original police and court (Superior Court of Guam) clearances of no more than three (3) months old prior to commencement of employment.  Off-island applicants must obtain clearances from their place of residence.  Applicants are responsible for fees associated with obtaining the clearances.

WORK ELIGIBILITY:

Submission of completed job applications authorizes the University of Guam to seek and obtain information regarding the applicant’s suitability for employment.  All factors which are job related may be investigated (i.e., previous employment, educational credentials, and criminal records). All information obtained may be used to determine the applicant’s eligibility for employment in accordance with equal employment opportunity guidelines.  In addition, the applicant releases previous employers and job related sources from legal liability for the information provided.

Should an applicant be convicted of any crimes other than a minor traffic violation, all applicable information must be provided in the form of a police clearance report and court clearance report.  Failure to admit any felony convictions may result in immediate disqualification or disciplinary action.

Section 25103, Chapter 25, Title 10 of the Guam Code Annotated requires college or university employees to undergo a physical examination, to include a test for tuberculosis (skin or x-ray), prior to employment and at least annually thereafter. A report of such examination must be conducted by a licensed physician within a state or territory of the United States and must be submitted upon request.

Federal law requires presentation of eligibility to work in the United States within seventy-two (72) hours of reporting for employment. Specifically, 8 USC 1324A requires the employer to verify the identity and eligibility to work in the United States of all newly hired employees. The University of Guam is required to comply with this law on a non-discriminatory basis. If you are hired to fill a position with the University of Guam, you will be required to present valid documents to comply with this law.

The University of Guam is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

The University of Guam complies with Public Law 24-109 in reference to the provisions and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Assistance in EEO/ADA matters and inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to the University’s Director, EEO and Title IX/ADA Coordinator, located at the EEO/ADA and Title IX Office, Dorm II, Iya Hami Hall, Room 106, Telephone No. (671) 735-2244; TTY (671) 735-2243; or to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

 

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