[Coral-List] Position Announcement: SFS Turks and Caicos

Eva Augusto eaugusto at fieldstudies.org
Mon Nov 15 11:13:21 EST 2010

The School for Field Studies - Center for Marine Resource Studies

Turks & Caicos


The SFS Center for Marine Resource Studies, located on South Caicos in the Turks & Caicos Islands, seeks an enthusiastic, team-oriented Center Director to lead a resident staff in the delivery of high quality, field-based academic programs to undergraduate students from American colleges and universities.

 Position Summary:  This position reports to the Vice President of the School and is responsible for administering all aspects of the SFS - Center for Marine Resource Studies, including staff management and team building; and oversight of Center operations, finance and administration; academic program planning, delivery and evaluation; the Center's Five Year Research Plan and securing grant support; and representation of the Center in local, regional and international arenas. 


*          Demonstrated upper level organizational management experience in such areas as project management, conducting academic and/or research programs, or heading environmental issue-driven projects, programs or organizations 

*          Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a marine-related field with demonstrated research and field experience 

*          Minimum three years' experience in university teaching 

*          Demonstrated ability to coordinate and be part of an interdisciplinary teaching and research team 

*          Knowledge of U.S. higher education system 

*          Knowledge of Caribbean island life, including culture, history, and governmental operations  

*          Experience living at a field station preferred

*          Scuba qualification, driver's license and boat driver's license 


*          Demonstrated commitment to environmental issues

*          Commitment to academic success of SFS students and faculty

*          Willingness to work flexible hours and live on site at the Center with a resident, full-time team of faculty and staff, groups of US undergraduate students and visiting researchers 

*          Ability to travel locally and internationally to support the Center's academic work and administration

*          Enthusiastic approach to problem solving, collegial attitude and entrepreneurial spirit

 Start Date:  January 2011

 Compensation and Benefits:  salary commensurate with qualifications, on-site housing and meals, and excellent benefits package.

 Complete job description and current course syllabi on view at www.fieldstudies.org <http://www.fieldstudies.org/> 

 TO APPLY:  Email a cover letter addressing the qualifications and expectations stated above and a curriculum vitae outlining relevant experience to jobs at fieldstudies.org.  Applications accepted until the position is filled. Faxes and hard copy will not be accepted.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

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