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Subject: [Job] Director of the Eastern Shore Laboratory - VIMS
From: Chris Harrod <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Tue, 20 Aug 2013 22:40:35 +0100

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The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) invites applications from highly qualified, energetic, and motivated candidates for the position of Director of the Eastern Shore Laboratory. This is a full time faculty position with significant administrative responsibilities. Position rank and tenure eligibility will be determined upon review of candidate credentials. The position will begin summer 2014.

About the Eastern Shore Laboratory (ESL): The ESL is one of two satellite campuses of VIMS. It is located in a coastal fishing village on the Atlantic coast of Virginia in the town of Wachapreague. The ESL is a marine field laboratory with the primary mission of serving the research, education, and outreach missions of VIMS, but it also supports research and education activities by visiting scientists from numerous other colleges and universities from around the nation. The ESL has 10 resident technical, administrative and facilities staff, state-of-the-art seawater laboratory facilities, and on-campus lodging. Further information on the ESL may be accessed through the web at

About VIMS: VIMS has a three-part mission to conduct interdisciplinary research in coastal ocean and estuarine science, educate students and citizens, and provide advisory service to policy makers, industry, and the public. The School of Marine Science at VIMS is the graduate school in marine science for the College of William & Mary. Chartered in 1940, VIMS is currently among the largest marine research and education centers in the United States. 
VIMS employs approximately 60 full-time faculty members, more than
250 staff, and enrolls approximately 100 graduate students in master's and doctoral programs. There are four academic departments at VIMS: Biological Sciences, Environmental and Aquatic Animal Health, Fisheries Science, and Physical Sciences. Further information on the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the School of Marine Science may be accessed through the web at:

The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain an extramurally-funded research program and to participate in the education program by developing and teaching field courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Director has the further responsibility of continuing the on-going expansion of the ESL through programmatic development, private sector fund-raising and campus re-development. The Director also serves as a point of contact for advice on marine issues to natural resource agencies, local government and marine-related industries on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

For more information please see the official posting, 

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