The Ship Operations unit in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is seeking a Marine Superintendent. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.
The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) is internationally recognized as a leader in the study of the Earth as an integrated system. It operates numerous state-of-the art laboratories and three oceanographic research vessels (R/Vs): the 177-foot ocean-going Oceanus, an 84' converted fishing trawler Pacific Storm, and Elakha, a 54-foot coastal research vessel. The College is leading a program for the National Science Foundation (NSF) to build three new Regional Class Research Vessels (RCRV), the first of which, R/V Taani, will be operated by Oregon State University (OSU) out of Newport, Oregon, beginning in 2021. The College has an annual budget of more than $50 million, with much of the research support coming from the National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the U.S. Navy, and other federal agencies. It has more than 100 faculty, 200 graduate students and 600 undergraduate students. Graduate programs include Master's and PhD degrees in Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Geology; and Geography and a Master's degree in Marine Resource Management. The college has undergraduate programs in Geology, Geography and Geospatial Science, Ocean Science, Climate Science, and Environmental Sciences, with several minors and certificate programs.
The Marine Superintendent supports the research, educational, and outreach missions of Oregon State University as the leader of the Ship Operations group in CEOAS. Faculty, staff and students of CEOAS advance the frontiers of knowledge about the ocean, atmosphere and Earth system. Its success is based on an interdisciplinary approach and state-of-the-art technology and facilities. CEOAS is a national leader in the study of coastal zones and ocean processes. Through field experiments, theoretical investigations and numerical modeling and simulations, all aspects of ocean, land and atmosphere processes and interactions are studied.
The Marine Superintendent has overall responsibility for the people, processes, and infrastructure of the Ship Operations Group headquartered in Newport, Oregon. This includes the scheduling, operation, regulatory compliance, maintenance, repair and enhancement of the oceanographic research vessels (named above). The Marine Superintendent also supervises the Oceanus Master, the Port Engineer and Port Captain, and other support staff within the group. The Marine Superintendent serves also as the
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