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Voiland to Retire; New Director Sought for NC Sea Grant, WRRI


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Contact:
Katie Mosher, 919/270-4962, katie_mosher@ncsu.edu

Posted Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Michael Voiland, executive director for North Carolina Sea Grant since 2006 and director of the Water Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina since 2009, plans to retire in December. North Carolina State University, the administrative home for both interinstitutional programs, has initiated a search to fill the expected vacancy.

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      Michael Voiland

"In light of the many pressing coastal issues and discussions regarding water resources and quality across the state, I wanted to give the university ample time to conduct a national search," Voiland explains.

NC State Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Economic Development Terri L. Lomax praises Voiland's skill as an administrator and his ability to cut to the core of discussions. "Despite recent budget restraints, he has maintained the tradition of both programs to identify and fulfill research and outreach needs on many topics," she notes. "His leadership in working on existing and emerging issues is clearly respected across the University of North Carolina system and beyond, especially with communities across North Carolina that benefit from Sea Grant and the Water Resources Research Institute."

Voiland came to North Carolina after a career with New York Sea Grant and Cornell University. Upon retirement, he plans to stay in North Carolina and continue his role as a performing musician.

"I have enjoyed my years working with staff members from both programs, a fine cadre of researchers in this state, and many partners at the local, state, regional and national levels."

To view the complete job description, and online application process, please go to: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/5669.

Application review starts May 1, 2012 and continues until the position is filled.

A short summary of the posting is below.

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Executive Director, North Carolina Sea Grant College Program and

the Water Resources Research Institute of the UNC System  

  

North Carolina State University invites applications for Executive Director for two inter-institutional centers, the North Carolina Sea Grant College Program and the Water Resources Research Institute. The executive director is ultimately responsible for all aspects of the activities of both programs, including support and conduct of research, extension, communications, and interaction and engagement with public officials at all levels and with the private sector. Both centers are located at NC State University, Raleigh, NC (http://www.ncsu.edu) and are jointly administered to optimize the synergies between and effectiveness of the programs. An affiliated academic appointment is available at NCSU and/or at other UNC system campuses, depending on qualifications, and may be made either upon hiring or after the successful candidate undertakes the position.   

  

NORTH CAROLINA SEA GRANT  

The North Carolina Sea Grant Program sponsors research and outreach efforts addressing the state’s rich and diverse coastal resource, which is comprised of miles of sand beaches, rivers mouths, sounds, estuaries and barrier islands. Research and outreach foci currently include aquaculture, fisheries, water quality, estuarine health and dynamics, seafood science, coastal processes and hazards, and coastal community resilience and development. The program is part of NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program, and in 2004 and again in 2011 was evaluated as an exemplary state program with national and regional leadership in several topical areas. The program currently directs the efforts of approximately 22 full or part-time staff. To review the program and its organization, please see NC Sea Grant’s webpage: http://www.ncseagrant.org.  

  

WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH INSTITUTE  

The WRRI identifies and supports research needed to help resolve or address water resource quality and quantity issues and opportunities in throughout North Carolina and the Southeast region of the U.S. The WRRI also conducts public education and information transfer activities those water resource-related issues and opportunities. The program is part of USGS’s national Water Resources Research Institutes Program, and has consistently been reviewed as an exemplary state program. The program currently directs the efforts of 8 full or part-time staff. To review the program and its organization, please see the WRRI webpage: http://www.ncsu.edu/wrri.  

  

APPLICATION PROCEDURE  

To view the complete job description, and online application process, please go to: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/5669.

Application review starts May 1, 2012 and continues until the position is filled.   

AA/EOE. In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.  

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.  

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