University of New Hampshire
Durham, New Hampshire (US)
Commensurate with experience
Jan 29, 2021
Feb 28, 2021
Ocean Science
Career Level
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
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Institution Information

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire and the region can be found here:

Summary of Position

The School of Marine Sciences and Ocean Engineering (SMSOE) and the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) invite applications for the Director of a new Sustainable Seafood Systems Center with a target starting date of June or July 2021. The Center will be a convergent nexus for realizing the next generation of sustainable seafood systems through advancements in engineering, fisheries, aquaculture, and oceanography, and through engaged scholarship. Director candidates with expertise in mechanics/dynamics/biochemistry across a range of aquaculture systems scales that may include ocean structures, environmental sensing, systems dynamics, or advanced materials are particularly encouraged to apply. The Director will have access to UNH’s substantial range of campus and marine facilities and will lead the development of new programming opportunities, research initiatives, and industry engagement. More information about the position and UNH’s people and facilities can be found at

The successful candidate will be jointly appointed at the associate or full professor level in the School of Marine Sciences and Ocean Engineering and either the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. Successful candidates will provide evidence of ability to i) Lead an interdisciplinary center in sustainable seafood; ii) Establish and maintain a productive engaged research program that builds bridges between UNH and other universities, government laboratories, industry, and local and global communities; iii) Develop and deliver academic programming related to sustainable seafood systems that contributes to both their academic department and the SMSOE; iv) Successfully mentor undergraduate and graduate students; and v) Foster a culture that embodies diversity, equity and inclusion. This position will be a full-time academic year tenure track appointment.

Additional Job Information

Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • a letter of interest
  • a full curriculum vitae
  • a statement of research
  • a statement of teaching
  • a statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • names and contact information of at least three references.

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications 

Doctoral degree in civil or mechanical engineering or equivalent

Additional Preferred Qualifications

5-7 years of experience in an academic position, academic leadership experience

To view description and apply, visit 

Special Requirements

A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, genetic information, and political orientation. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

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