Position Title: Director, Sea Level Solutions Center

Location: Florida International University, Miami, Florida

Rank: Associate or Full Professor

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Description:
Florida International University (FIU) has recently launched the Sea Level Solutions Center (SLSC) to develop and implement effective policies and strategies to address the imminent threat of rising seas to resources and security. Rising seas threaten low-lying, flood-prone coastal areas around the world, with ramifications that are already rippling through societies. Miami ranks as one of the world’s most vulnerable urban regions in terms of assets exposed to sea level rise and violent storms. It will take cooperation – from local to international levels – to develop effective solutions. Therefore, FIU’s SLSC brings together a vibrant group of researchers and practitioners working on monitoring the effects of sea level rise and developing adaptation strategies from a wide range of disciplines, including architecture, biology, chemistry, communications, earth & environment, ecology, engineering, hydrology, public health, and others (see http://slsc.fiu.edu). SLSC is housed in the Institute of Water and Environment, one of FIU’s five preeminent research Institutes (see http://inwe.fiu.edu). The SLSC fits within the overall mission of FIU to turn the “impossible into the inevitable”.

FIU now invites applications for the Director of the Sea Level Solutions Center (SLSC). The grand vision for the SLSC is to design and implement short- and long-term adaptation strategies for a prosperous South Florida into the 22nd century by advancing the understanding of sea level rise and its impacts, and converting this understanding into actions that benefit societies locally, nationally, and globally. The SLSC Director will work with local, regional, national and international partners, funding organizations, and government entities

to secure extramural funding to transform the SLSC into an internationally recognized thought and solution leader Center.

The successful SLSC Director candidate will be a visionary leader with an established national and international reputation in any discipline broadly associated with global climate change. Priority will be given to those with extensive experience in coastal resilience to sea level rise. Excellent skills in public speaking, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and communication to multiple audiences are required. Evidence of an exemplary record of leadership, community engagement, industry and foundation partnerships, scholarly productivity, and grant success is expected. The Director will have a tenure home in the department most closely aligned with her/his particular discipline.

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening 513229 at https://facultycareers.fiu.edu. Please submit a cover letter, 1-page statement of interest, and curriculum vitae as a single pdf file. Candidates are requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. Questions about this job opening should be sent to Rita Teutonicio, Chair of the Search Committee, at rteutoni@fiu.edu. Review of applications will begin August 1, 2017 and continue until position is filled.

 

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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