Director, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

University of Oregon

Director, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

  • Institution: University of Oregon
  • Location: Charleston, OR
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Director, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

  • University of Oregon | Charleston, OR
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: November 26, 2023
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Job TitleDirector, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Administrator

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Location Charleston, OR

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Job Description

Director, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology


Job no: 532148


Work type: Faculty – Tenure Track


Location: Charleston, OR


Categories: Biology/Life Sciences, Natural Science, Research/Scientific/Grants


Department: Department of Biology

Rank: Associate Professor or Full Professor

Annual Basis: 9 Month


Application Deadline


November 19, 2023; position open until filled.


Required Application Materials


• Cover letter


• Curriculum Vitae


• Research statement (up to 2 pages)


• Teaching statement (up to 2 pages)


• Leadership statement, covering previous leadership experience, style, and vision for developing programmatic goals for the institute (up to 2 pages)


• Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement that highlights, in relation to the university context: (i) knowledge of, experience with, and interest in dimensions of DEI; (ii) a track record of engagement in activities that advance DEI; and (iii) plans with clear and detailed ideas for advancing DEI at OIMB (up to 2 pages). Commitment to DEI can be demonstrated in many ways, including through teaching, research on matters related to DEI, or through service that fosters DEI in a university community. Information on the UO Division of Equity and Inclusion and its goals can be found at


• Names and contact information for three referees. Letters will be requested from short-listed candidates.


If you have questions, please reach out to Judi McDonald at


Position Announcement


The University of Oregon’s Department of Biology seeks the next Director of the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB). The joint administrative and academic position is based at OIMB on the University of Oregon’s coastal campus in Charleston, Oregon, and will be appointed as tenured senior faculty in the Department of Biology. The Director of OIMB reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.


A successful OIMB Director will bring an ambitious and compelling vision for the role of the marine field station through the next century of biology scholarship and education, matched with a world-leading and productive research program that has outstanding potential for external funding and graduate training. The ideal candidate’s research will capture both public and academic attention and leverage the rich faunal, floristic, or environmental resources to which the OIMB, with the Director’s stewardship, provides access. The next Director must also embody a commitment to both graduate and undergraduate education and curricular innovation that emphasizes real-world field and research experience. An additional requirement is that the Director fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion at every level from public outreach through education to faculty development and mentorship. The appointee will lead an academic program for OIMB that takes full advantage of local and regional marine habitats and organisms, and will be strongly involved in programmatic development and funding efforts on behalf of OIMB, including support for undergraduate and graduate recruitment and teaching and shaping the anticipated expansion of the coastal campus beyond the traditional boundaries of marine biology. The Director will also take on the role of liaison to the Biology Department, the College of Arts and Sciences, and other units on the main campus in Eugene, as well as the local coastal community.


Department or Program Summary


OIMB is located on the mouth of Coos Bay, in Charleston, Oregon, a 2.5 hour drive from the main UO campus in Eugene. OIMB is embedded within a diverse array of marine and estuarine habitats, ranging from the highest-energy rocky shores and the open ocean to the calmest of salt marshes or a busy marina hosting productive fisheries. Eastern Pacific Ocean biodiversity is rich, exciting, and full of opportunities for fundamental discovery or applied science. The Institute is an optimal site for research and teaching, with a resident faculty, graduate program, and a well-developed, popular, and rigorous undergraduate major in Marine Biology. The field station includes modern research laboratories, a brand-new research vessel, library, laboratory classrooms and auditorium, dining hall, dormitories, and accommodations for visiting scientists ( The campus includes the Charleston Marine Life Center (a well-attended cross between museum, aquarium, and outreach center) and shares space collaboratively with neighboring South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.


Minimum Requirements


• Applicants must have a PhD in Biology, or related discipline.


The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit


The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.


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