[ES_JOBS_NET] CIRES Assoicate Director for Science, University of Colorado
christin at ucar.edu
Wed Mar 29 06:34:24 MDT 2017
*CIRES Assoicate Director for Science*
University of Colorado447 reviews
Director for Science
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) invites
applications for the position of Associate Director for Science to oversee
research activities within CIRES, primarily at the David Skaggs Research
Center, and to administer its institutional science programs. CIRES is an
environmental research institute established by a cooperative agreement
the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA). Approximately half of CIRES’ research portfolio
through the cooperative agreement and involves work directly in support
and the NOAA mission. This work is carried out by approximately 350
Associates and Professional Research Assistants at the David Skaggs Research
Center in Boulder, Colorado. Remaining research activities are supported
primarily through federal grants from a wide range of agencies (NASA,
etc.) as well as funds from various state, foundation, and other
also supports 20 University of Colorado Boulder faculty members who are
affiliated with departments across campus.
CIRES conducts research in the physical, ecological, and social sciences
at spatial scales ranging from the molecular to the global and at time
that span minutes to millennia. The Associate Director for Science will be
responsible for the effective management and execution of scientific
understanding and addressing issues that affect CIRES Research
Research Associates, in particular those working with the federal
the David Skaggs Research Center, and representing the interests of CIRES
research scientists to the Director.
Review of applications will begin April 17th.
develop and maintain a productive work environment for CIRES personnel
working to understand and address their needs, and represent their
the CIRES leadership team.
the director in maintaining good relations with National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) leadership at Boulder Laboratories and
and annually update the CIRES work plan for NOAA.
as Administrative liaison to CIRES Members’ Council.
the CIRES Director in his capacity as Chair of the CI Directors.
CIRES institutional programs including the Visiting Fellows Program and
Innovative Research Program.
with members of the University of Colorado Boulder community in order to
identify opportunities to develop new scientific programs at CIRES and
those already in place.
A comprehensive understanding of research functions and culture in an
comprehensive understanding of research functions and culture in a
mission-oriented federal research agency environment.
ability to interact effectively with scientists and scientific leaders
the academic side at the University of Colorado Boulder, and on the federal
side at the David Skaggs Research Center.
ability to develop strong relationships with CIRES staff and other
and with external partners and stakeholders.
and responsiveness to the needs of CIRES researchers, and the ability to
and effectively address their challenges.
Ph.D. in a scientific or engineering discipline related to CIRES
research, and at
least five years of increasingly progressive scientific leadership
ability to lead various scientific teams. The ability to supervise
at various stages of seniority.
commitment to scientific excellence.
ability to build strong partnerships with co-workers and peers.
verbal and written communication skills with particular ability to
information in a clear, concise, diplomatic and professional manner.
record of strong service orientation.
Qualifications (Experience in one or more of the following areas is desired,
but not required)
emonstrated understanding of the federal funding process as it pertains to
experience securing funding from federal funding agencies and conducting
research in support of agency objectives.
than seven years of increasingly progressive scientific leadership
Experience interacting with
government liaisons to advance an organization’s interests within the
federal, state, and local governments.
clear understanding of the interests and needs of a mission-focused
how they are similar to and differ from academic exploratory research.
Special Instructions to Applicants
The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all
final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance
of an offer letter.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and
productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal,
we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being
considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal
history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of
employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of
the third day of work.
The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative
action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained
faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance
of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces
diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis
of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including
pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or
political philosophy in its programs or activities, including
employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be
directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative
formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with
disabilities by contacting Human Resources at adacoordinator at colorado.edu.
Application Materials Required
Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference Letters (Not Confidential),
Application Materials Instructions
Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data
(application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 –
Cover Letter; 2 – Resume; 3 – The document uploaded for Proof of Degree
can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy
of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the
School or College conferring the degree; 4 –One letter of recommendation
This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance,
retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and
sick leave accruals.
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