UCAR Search For President

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April 25, 2011

The Board of Trustees of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) invites applications and nominations for the position of President of UCAR.

The UCAR President is the chief executive officer of UCAR, responsible for creating, promoting and executing a shared vision and providing leadership and scientific direction for all UCAR programs and activities including the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), the UCAR Community Programs (UCP), UCAR Education and Outreach, Communications, Government Affairs, and Finance and Administration. The President is responsible for all aspects of UCAR’s management, following policy and guidance from the UCAR Board of Trustees, and the provisions of UCAR’s cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the management and operation of NCAR. The President is responsible for promoting collaboration and representing the interests of UCAR’s member universities and academic affiliates, as well as UCAR’s science agenda, on a national and international level.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to lead on a broad intellectual front and will possess a significant record of experience and achievements in the atmospheric or related sciences or engineering. The President will be forward thinking and able to advance science and service priorities within funding opportunities and organization capabilities. S/he will have experience in the successful planning, management, execution and administration of a complex research institution or facility. The successful candidate will have evidence of a strong commitment to increasing diversity in the atmospheric and related sciences community and will have demonstrated the highest level of integrity and ethical standards.

Salary will be based on qualifications and experience.

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is a non-profit consortium of 75 universities that grant PhDs in the atmospheric and related sciences, and 24 non-PhD granting academic affiliates. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, UCAR has 1450 staff and annual expenditures of about $225 million.

The search committee plans to conduct interviews in summer or early fall of 2011. The successful candidate will be named shortly thereafter and will assume the UCAR Presidency in early January 2012. Initial consideration will be given to applications received by May 15, 2011.

Applications should be accompanied by a complete curriculum vitae. Please address all correspondence to:

UCAR President Search Committee
Professor Dennis Hartmann, University of Washington, Chair
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
c/o Kathryn Strand
P. O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307
strand@ucar.edu

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