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[Met-jobs] Vice President for Academic Programs and Dean, WHOI

From Roger Brugge <>
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Date Mon, 30 Jan 2017 10:41:20 +0000

Vice President for Academic Programs and Dean
Cape Cod, MA

Applications are sought for the position of Vice President for Academic 
Programs and Dean (VP/Dean) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).

As head of WHOI's Academic Programs Office (APO), the VP/Dean is responsible 
for Institutional educational policy, programs, and budgets. The VP/Dean 
oversees WHOI postdoctoral and undergraduate research programs and works with 
his/her counterpart at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to 
coordinate the graduate-level MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography/Applied 
Ocean Science and Engineering. The VP/Dean works with the Development Office to 
identify and solicit new sources of support for educational activities, 
provides leadership in identifying and implementing new and creative 
educational directions, and is a prominent advocate on issues of oceanographic 
and scientific educational policy at the national and international levels. 

The VP/Dean is one of five VP-level members of the WHOI Senior Administration 
and reports directly to the President/Director of WHOI. As a member of the 
Senior Administration the VP/Dean is an active contributor to all aspects of 
the Institution through scientific and strategic leadership, planning, and 
formulating policy, in addition to ensuring the successful operation of the 
Academic Program Office. A strong commitment to scholarship and education is 
essential, demonstrated by a distinguished record in research, teaching, 
academic leadership, and management. A Ph.D. or experience in a discipline 
related to ocean science is required, with credentials appropriate to 
appointment at the level of Senior Scientist (equivalent to Full Professor).

WHOI is the largest private, non-profit oceanographic institution in the world, 
with staff and students numbering approximately 1,000. The Institution is 
dedicated to research and education to advance understanding of the ocean and 
its interaction with the Earth system, and communicating this understanding for 
the benefit of society. WHOI conducts disciplinary and interdisciplinary 
research in ocean-related areas of biology, chemistry, geochemistry, 
engineering, geology, geophysics, physical oceanography, and marine policy.

To learn more about this 12-month position, please contact the search committee 
chair, Dr. Claudia Cenedese, by phone (508-289-2696) or e-mail 
( To view the position description, a brief overview of 
WHOI and the APO and to apply, please go online at under 
‘Administrative Positions’. The review of applications will begin on March 1, 
2017.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Women and Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. WHOI is sensitive to the 
issues of confidentiality and dual career families and will work with 
applicants to address these. WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity 
Employer. M/F/D/V/EOE

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