Executive Director of the R. B. Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI)
Job no: 494542
Position type: FAC - Tenure Track Faculty
Categories: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Summary: The Executive Director of the R.B. Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) will provide vision and leadership for the Institute’s mission, including maintaining and building upon its established reputation for scholarly excellence and community outreach, and demonstrate a commitment to evidence-based teaching and practice.
The Executive Director of the R.B. Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) will provide vision and leadership for the Institute’s mission, including maintaining and building upon its established reputation for scholarly excellence and community outreach, and demonstrate a commitment to evidence-based teaching and practice. The AWRI Executive Director will:
- Develop, execute, and evaluate strategic planning that aligns with the values and goals established for AWRI, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Grand Valley State University.
- Report to, and meet with, the CLAS Dean as appropriate.
- Promote AWRI at the state, regional, national, and international levels via conference presentations, publications, collaborations, and professional service.
- Promote AWRI/CLAS/GVSU by actively engaging with the West Michigan community through service organizations, board service, and other civic activities as appropriate.
- Evaluate AWRI faculty and support staff.
- Oversee AWRI financial resources and responsibilities.
- Work with the Office of Development to build and maintain AWRI’s endowment funds, engage with current donors, and grow the donor base.
- Oversee AWRI’s graduate programs, including the Aquatic Emphasis M.S. through the Biology Department and the Water Policy M.S. program.
- Mentor research of faculty and graduate students, as appropriate.
- Review grant proposals.
- Provide assistance in scholarly writing, as appropriate.
- Maintain an active personal research program, publish scholarly works, and secure external funding, as appropriate.
- Teach in related area of expertise, as appropriate.
- Doctorate in an aquatic science, environmental science, or related discipline.
- A highly collaborative and transparent leadership style.
- A strong track record of scholarly achievement within a complex environment, including successful grant writing, externally funded research, and peer-reviewed publications.
- Administrative, personnel, and financial management experience.
- A history of visionary, results-oriented leadership.
- A record of community-engaged research and/or public education and outreach activities.
- Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills.
- A record of mentoring early career faculty and graduate students.
- A record of implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices.
- Experience with philanthropy.
- AP Staff, as appropriate
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Department: R. B. Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI)
How To Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. If you have questions, please contact Robert Smart (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Application Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin immediately, and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.
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