Director, Space Science and Engineering Center

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is accepting applications for the Director position at the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC). The Space Science and Engineering Center is a dynamic, multidisciplinary research and development center in the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education. Its mission is to conduct atmospheric, oceanic, environmental and astronomical research using remote sensing from spaceborne, airborne, and surface-based platforms to discover and apply physical properties of the universe for the benefit of humanity.

The director will:

  • Be responsible for the overall success of SSEC through leadership of the administrative staff that runs the Center's day-to-day activities.
  • Provide vision and leadership for a research environment that accommodates a diverse range of activities involving world class research in the physical sciences, matching SSEC goals to appropriate national research initiatives.
  • Establish policies for short- and long-term research and outreach goals and objectives, address the diverse funding needs of SSEC, and interact with the Center's Principal Investigators and staff in development and review of programs and personnel to ensure clearly defined progress and fulfillment of the SSEC mission and obligations.
  • Lead large-scale research programs involving instrument development, data analysis technique development, participation in field campaigns, and new technology definition and implementation.
  • Participate in national and international research programs and in professional society affairs. Serve on various committees and advisory boards, and participate in other public activities within the University of Wisconsin and State of Wisconsin.

Applications (and nominations) will be accepted until January 16, 2018.

For information or to apply, visit JOBS AT UW. The job number is 92714-LI.

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