February 2011
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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: Executive Director of Division of Atmospheric Science at the Desert Research Institute (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Mon, 21 Feb 2011 10:27:11 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...
The Desert Research Institute invites applications for an Executive
Director for the Division of Atmospheric Sciences.

The Desert Research Institute (DRI), the non-profit environmental
research institution of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE),
strives to be the world leader in environmental sciences through the
application of knowledge and technologies to improve people’s lives
throughout Nevada and the world. DRI has research divisions in
Atmospheric Sciences, Hydrologic Sciences, and Earth and Ecosystem

The Division of Atmospheric Sciences within DRI is currently searching
for an Executive Director to support, facilitate, and grow divisional
research activities through strong leadership that utilizes the
Division’s scientific and development skills. Recognized internationally
for its air quality research, DAS also has a well-developed research
component in the fire sciences as it relates to fire, weather, fuels,
climate change, air quality, and characterization of emissions. DAS has
approximately 80 faculty and support staff and over 70 graduate research
assistants. Visit < for more detailed information>.

The DAS Executive Director reports to the Executive Vice President for
Research (EVPR) and supports the scientific and programmatic needs of
the Division. She/he will provide leadership by utilizing specific
faculty and project activities and by facilitating cooperation in
teaching and research with related departments at University of Nevada,
Reno and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as well as developing
division-based projects with existing and new clients; and representing
DRI to sponsors and government agencies. Additional responsibilities
include leadership and direction to integrate the Divisional strengths
and synergistic interactions among Division scientist, interact with
funding agencies to market DAS capabilities, attract research funds and
anticipate areas of scientific growth and opportunity, and prioritize
allocation of divisional funds for development of research programs.

Required: Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree in atmospheric sciences or
a related field. Broad understanding of atmospheric and air quality
sciences. Evidence of success in building and leading research programs
in governmental, private sector, or university settings. Demonstrated
strong interper-sonal, collaborative, and written communication skills.
Creativity in identifying research issues and pursuing research avenues
that will enhance DAS’s academic prestige and financial standing.
Demonstrated ability to supervise/manage budgets for similar
organizations along with the ability to supervise/manage personnel and
human resource functions and issues.

Preferred: Direct experience in the soft-money research environment,
such as in a national laboratory, university institute, or high-level
consulting firm.

Salary is commensurate with experience and education. DRI offers an
benefits package that includes medical, health, dental, vision, life and
long-term disability insurance, 11.25% matching retirement by DRI, paid
annual and sick leave, 11 paid holidays, tuition reduction at NSHE
institutions for employee and dependents. Additionally, there is no
state income tax and no social security deduction.

For complete job description go to:

To ensure full consideration, application materials must refer to
position #20-001 and include: cover letter detailing qualifications,
summary of career interests and goals; current curriculum vitae; and
contact information for three professional references.

Send materials by email (preferred) to: Human Resources at <> with MSWord or PDF compatible
attachments; for further
information regarding the application process, you may contact Kelsey
Carter, <> or

In lieu of email submission, written application materials can be
directed to:

Desert Research Institute
Human Resources Office
c/o DAS Executive Director search
2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled; however priority will be given to applications
received by March 15, 2011. Applications will be treated confidentially
until the final stages of the search process. References will be
contacted at a later date with the permission of the applicant.

DRI is an AA/EEO employer.


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