The Center for the Management, Utilization and Protection of Water Resources (Water Center, www.tntech.edu/watercenter) at Tennessee Tech University (TTU) invites nominations and applications for a Director to provide long-term vision and lead the Center’s mission through a sustainable research plan; oversee scholarly/educational activities; and manage Center administration. Essential functions include maintaining and strengthening the Center’s research program and guiding its strategic plan; leading a productive externally funded program within his/her expertise; performing administrative duties; working with Center research leaders, faculty, and staff to expand existing and create new collaborations to grow the research portfolio and developing strategies to sustain future research; developing, implementing, and sustaining the Center’s strategic alliances and partnerships with relevant research organizations, universities and governmental agencies; and representing the Center and TTU to the public, key stakeholders, academic and industry partners, and state and federal entities.
Qualified individuals may apply online at https://jobs.tntech.edu (Position No. 021090). Inquiries should be sent to Tania Datta, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com.
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The Director will have a doctorate in civil and environmental or chemical engineering, environmental sciences, biology, or a related area. Five years of experience managing or leading a research program in academia or industry in aquatic biology/ecology, hydrology, water quality, water/wastewater treatment and sustainability, or other water-related field is required. The Director must be able to assemble successful research teams and work collaboratively among different disciplines, to advance the current Center research. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are necessary to work effectively with the Center’s constituents.
Internal Number: 021090
About Tennessee Tech University Water Center
The Water Center was established in 1984, partially as a response to regional and national concern about environmental and water-resource related issues. Faculty throughout campus work with the Water Center to address issues associated with increasing public demands on water resources, watershed management, water quality, aquatic ecology, biodiversity, and water and wastewater treatment. The Center also houses a state certified environmental quality lab, staffed with a laboratory manager and two analysts.