NC State University in conjunction with East Carolina University and the UNC Coastal Studies Institute are hiring an executive director for the NC renewable ocean energy program.
Leadership: In conjunction with the CSI Executive Director and CSI Advisory Board of Directors, the selected candidate will serve as part of the CSI Leadership team to revisit and implement the program’s strategic plan and vision. This individual will advise, develop, facilitate, direct and evaluate research, academic education and outreach programs in relevant topical areas. This position is the primary point of contact for the ocean energy programmatic areas at CSI, which requires extensive interaction with relevant stakeholders, including industry, NGO’s, government agencies, university faculty throughout North Carolina, and local communities.
Research: The successful candidate is expected to provide strategic direction for research in coastal engineering and ocean energy and to facilitate and administer interdisciplinary proposals and research among cooperating researchers from partner universities and disciplines.
Outreach/Service: The successful candidate is expected to engage with the local and regional community to participate in research activities and disseminate research findings; to identify emerging research issues, to facilitate stakeholder input on research findings and research agendas and to promote solutions derived from research to the broader decision-making communities. It is also expected that this individual will work closely with local, state and federal agencies and funding organizations, both by serving on advisory committees as well as by responding to research issues identified by those organizations.
Teaching: The successful candidate is expected to organize selected seminars, field courses and training programs, and may contribute to graduate coursework offered within ECU’s Integrated Coastal Programs and/or coursework at NC State.
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