[ES_JOBS_NET] inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest: Director, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Christine Wiedinmyer christine.wiedinmyer.ucar at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 16:23:18 MDT 2018


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The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research invites inquiries,
nominations, and expressions of interest for the position of Director of the
National Center for Atmospheric Research.

The National Center for Atmospheric Research is a federally funded research
and development center sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Since
NCAR's founding in 1960, the University Corporation for Atmospheric
Research, a nonprofit consortium of 117 North American academic
institutions, has managed NCAR on behalf of NSF.

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research is an equal
opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer that strives to develop
and maintain a diverse workforce. UCAR is committed to providing equal
opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national
origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic
information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or
pregnancy. UCAR is committed to inclusivity and promoting an equitable
environment that values and respects the uniqueness of all members of the

Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, NCAR is devoted to research, education,
and service in the atmospheric and related Earth system sciences. NCAR's
mission is to understand the behavior of the atmosphere and related Earth
and geospace systems; to support, enhance, and extend the capabilities of
the university community and the broader scientific community, nationally
and internationally; and to foster the transfer of knowledge and technology
for the betterment of life on Earth.

Reporting to the President of UCAR, the Director is the management executive
and scientific leader of NCAR. The Director is responsible for the
scientific vision, direction, productivity, innovation capacity, and overall
excellence of NCAR research, facilities, and programs, including the
formulation and implementation of strategic plans, budgets, and priorities
of the national center. The Director fosters interaction and collaboration
between NCAR and UCAR staff and programs. In addition, the Director
represents NCAR in a number of forums, including with government agencies,
UCAR member and non-member institutions, and the scientific community at
large. A major responsibility of the Director of NCAR is, in collaboration
with UCAR, to build and maintain strategic partnerships with NSF and other
key funding agencies, and with the 117 academic members of UCAR.

While a Ph.D. in a science discipline relevant to the NCAR mission and at
least 10 years of experience leading and managing complex science programs
are highly desired, we will also consider candidates with a comparable
outstanding record of accomplishment relevant to the NCAR mission.
International recognition as a scientific leader in one or more areas of
NCAR research and/or related areas, as demonstrated by a current research
record of considerable depth and breadth on topics relevant to the NCAR
strategic mission, research, and goals is highly desired. The new Director
will have demonstrated successful leadership and administration of complex
research, facility, and personnel activities; success working with a broad
range of constituencies; breadth of interest, vision, and judgment; advanced
communication, organizational, and change management skills; and a strong
commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion.

Additional information regarding the NCAR Director search can be found here.


Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications
will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For
fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by August 24,

Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae and a letter of application
that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the
Leadership Profile. The names and contact information of five references
should be submitted at the same time. References will not be contacted
without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.

These materials should be sent electronically via email to UCAR consultants
Suzanne Teer and Robert Luke at NCAR-Director at wittkieffer.com. The
consultants can be reached by telephone via the desk of Meagan Shimkus at +1

Required Skills

Required Experience

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