The University of Minnesota is seeking a new Director of the Large Lakes Observatory (LLO) on the Duluth campus (www.d.umn.edu/llo). LLO is approaching its third decade of operation. LLO’s outlook and activities are global, with current research on lakes in East Africa, Asia, and North America, as well as coastal ocean environments and ancient aquatic systems. LLO is part of an established community in limnology at the University of Minnesota that includes the basic science departments and the Center for Water and Environment on the Duluth campus, and the Limnological Research Center, science and engineering departments, and the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory on the Twin Cities campus. LLO is also affiliated with the Water Resources Science and the Integrated Biosciences Programs (both joint Twin Cities-Duluth M.S. – Ph.D. graduate programs). LLO operates the only UNOLS research vessel on the Great Lakes, the R/V Blue Heron.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in limnology, oceanography or a related discipline, must have experience in leading an internationally recognized research program in any aspect of oceanography or large lakes research, and must be committed to furthering basic research on large lakes of the world. The successful candidate will have strong managerial skills and be expected to actively promote LLO to local, national and international agencies and in scientific initiatives, have an established record of externally funded research, and a strong list of publications suitable for the granting of tenure in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering. Candidates must also have a strong commitment to building a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
Applications are accepted online via the University Employment System at: http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=114876, where a more complete description of the position and application requirements may be found. Candidates should also arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to Dr. Robert Carlson, firstname.lastname@example.org, Chair of the Director Search Committee, Large Lakes Observatory, 2205 E 5th Street, Duluth, MN 55812. References may be contacted any time during the search process. Applications will be considered complete when all documents including letters of recommendations have been received. We will begin to review complete applications on November 11, 2013, and will accept applications until the position is filled. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.