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Subject: Position Announcement - Marine Field Laboratory Director - Eastern Shore Laboratory, Wachapreague, VA
From: "Elizabeth H. MacDonald" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:23:01 +0000

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Marine Field Laboratory Director - Eastern Shore Laboratory, Wachapreague, Virginia

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:<>.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold an earned doctorate (Ph.D.) at the time of the appointment in a
marine-science field. Higher Education Administration experience is preferred. Candidates must have a strong
publication record commensurate with experience, the potential to maintain an active research program, and the
ability to provide quality student teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates should have research
interests in one or more of the broad areas of shellfish ecology, aquaculture, benthic ecology, wetlands ecology,
water quality, barrier-island and/or shoreline processes, fisheries science, and/or other related sciences.

Responsibilities: 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.

Application materials for the position listed above should include: 1) a cover letter describing professional
education, experience, and suitability for the position; 2) a full curriculum vitae; 3) research statement; 4) teaching
statement; and 5) the names, addresses (including titles and institutions), email addresses, and telephone numbers of
five references.

Application materials should be addressed to Dr. James Perry, Chair of the ESL Committee, and will be accepted
through our On-Line Application System at For full consideration, application materials are due
October 1, 2013; however, applications will be accepted and reviewed as necessary until the position is filled.

The College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university and conducts background checks on
applicants for employment. Applications by persons from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged.

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