Search for a New Executive Director for the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR)
The Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) is seeking its next full‐time Executive Director to carry on from the current Executive Director, Dr. Ed Urban, who will retire this fall. SCOR is an interdisciplinary committee of the International Science Council and is the leading non‐governmental organization for the promotion and coordination of international ocean science activities (see www.scor‐int.org). Thirty nations currently have national SCOR committees and form SCOR’s foundation. SCOR activities include (1) working groups that address focused ocean science topics, (2) large‐scale ocean research projects, (3) a variety of infrastructural activities for ocean science, and (4) ocean science capacity building.
The duties of the SCOR Executive Director include the following:
- Serve as the staff for the SCOR Executive Committee, SCOR Finance Committee, and SCOR Committee on Capacity Building;
- Manage the SCOR Secretariat, raising funds from national SCOR committees, and national and international funding agencies;
- Manage spending for SCOR activities according to the annual SCOR budget and regulations of financial sponsors;
- Organize SCOR Annual Meetings;
- Coordinate with national SCOR committees and partner organizations;
- Prepare written reports for SCOR Annual Meetings and documents to publicize SCOR activities; and
- Lead outreach activities for SCOR, including preparation of tri‐annual SCOR Newsletters, Tweets, and Facebook posts, and maintenance of the SCOR Website.
Applicants should preferably have (1) a Ph.D. or the equivalent in a field of marine, Earth, or environmental sciences; (2) significant management experience in such a field; (3) excellent oral and written communication skills in English; (4) a record of successful grants; and (5) basic knowledge of accounting and financial management practices.
The new SCOR Executive Director will be based in United States; the SCOR Secretariat is currently located at the University of Delaware. The candidate should to be either a U.S. citizen or have permission to work in the United States, having a “green card” or H1B Visa. The position requires international travel.
The starting annual salary will be competitive and will depend on qualifications, salary history, and experience of the successful applicant. Interviews will take place at the University of Delaware during the week of 10‐14 June 2019.
A letter of application with a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references should be e‐ mailed no later than 1 April 2019 to the SCOR Secretary, Prof. Paul G. Myers at pmyers<at>ualberta.ca. Any informal queries about this post may be addressed to the SCOR President (Dr. Marie‐Alexandrine Sicre, Marie‐Alexandrine.Sicre<at>locean‐ipsl.upmc.fr) or SCOR Executive Director (Dr. Ed Urban, ed.urban<at>scor‐int.org).
The original announcement is availabe to download as pdf file here.