Salish Sea Research Center Associate Director (FT, 12 months)
Opening Date: July 13, 2021
Review Date: July 28, 2021
Closing Date: Open until filled
Start Date: As soon as possible
Location: Lummi Main Campus
Salary: $65,000 Max DOE
The salary placement upon hire is based on the selected candidate's education and relevant work experience as outlined in the job announcement and the established salary schedule for the classification of position to be filled.
Northwest Indian College hiring practices include adherence to the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 473). NWIC supports and provides equal opportunity employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information.
Northwest Indian College invites applicants for a full-time research position on the Lummi campus at the Salish Sea Research Center (SSRC). The SSRC is a 4,200 sq. ft. research center with a variety of equipment and instruments, including two research vessels and a truck. The SSRC was developed to increase the presence and influence of Native American leadership in the area of geosciences and natural resource management. Solutions to environmental degradation require attention to both science and culture. More Native Americans need the education and training necessary to carry out these responsibilities. Specifically, the SSRC is charged with increasing the number of Native Americans with science backgrounds in leadership roles that serve their communities. The SSRC provides the facility for world-class research, and its mission complements and enhances the efforts of research at Northwest Indian College.
The SSRC Associate Director will implement current research projects and programs, develop new programs, and participate in obtaining funding to sustain those programs and this position. The Associate Director would be charged with maintaining the genomics research lab at the SSRC, support current research projects related to local forage fishes, harmful algae, biotoxins, and water quality, and would continue to fund locally-relevant research through new grants. The candidate should show evidence of research and scholarship in areas related to ecology of marine and/or freshwater environments. This position will also carry administrative, supervision, community, and student partnership responsibilities.
The Associate Director is expected to spend their effort roughly as follows: 50% grant funded research, 30% administrative, and 20% supervision. This position will be sustained through competitive awards that the Associate Director is expected to participate in generating. Working with the Director and science faculty, with Lummi Nation community input, and NWIC undergraduate students, the Associate Director will maximize Tribal College specific awards (e.g., NIFA) and develop partnerships for open competition awards.
The chosen applicant may supervise two or more laboratory technicians and/or student interns who are conducting research and may carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the college’s personnel policies and applicable laws.
Interested individuals should submit the following application materials directly to the NWIC Human Resources Office only.
The job announcement and application forms are
available online at www.nwic.edu/about-nwic/employment
or may be requested from and submitted directly to:
Northwest Indian College
2522 Kwina Road
Bellingham, WA 98226-9278