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Job Available - Director of Field Lab

Research Associate Professor, Director of Baruch Marine Field Laboratory, University of South Carolina, Georgetown, SC

Applications are being accepted for a research associate professor position located at the University of South Carolina Baruch Marine Field Laboratory in Georgetown, SC. This individual will serve as the Director of the Baruch Marine Field Laboratory (BMFL).

This position is a full-time, 12-month, state-funded permanent position with a starting date of September 3, 2018. Salary range: $60,555-$85,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Full benefits provided including annual and sick leave, state retirement, and health insurance.

Position Description:

The Director of the Baruch Marine Field Lab (BMFL) in Georgetown, SC serves as chief administrator of operations and facilities which consists of 18 primary structures (~50,000 sq.ft), boat and vehicle fleets, 20-25 employees, and hosts ~5000 visitor days/year. Oversees operating budget, interacts with campus offices, ensures compliance with policies including health and safety, develops and implements site-specific procedures, supervises staff, and oversees use and maintenance of facilities and equipment. Communicates and coordinates with academic programs and researchers to promote and schedule use of the site. Conducts independent research program and other activities as a member of the research faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Minimum qualifications:

Ph.D. in environmental sciences; excellent organizational and communication skills; understanding of field-based scientific research, data, and associated infrastructure; good familiarity with building and equipment management and maintenance; willingness to participate in outdoor activities including boating

Candidates must complete an application and upload a CV, letter stating interest in the position, research statement, and a list of three references with contact information.  For additional information and to apply for this position please use this link:

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. James L. Pinckney, Director, Baruch Institute, at

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, sick leave and retirement programs.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.