After serving as the first director of the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering for more than five years, Larry Mayer has announced that he will step down from this role by June 30, 2019. Larry will continue his research and teaching as professor and director of the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping. I hope you will join me in thanking him for his work to launch the marine school.
I have named a search committee that will be co-chaired by Jan Nisbet, senior vice provost for research, and Tom Weber, associate professor of mechanical and ocean engineering. Other members are Jennifer Jacobs, professor of civil and environmental engineering; Erik Chapman, director of NH Sea Grant; Bonnie Brown, chair and professor of biological sciences; Steve Jones, research associate professor of natural resources; Michael Ettlinger, director of the Carsey School; and graduate student Salme Cook.
The Marine School was developed as a result of UNH 2020, which identified interdisciplinary schools as a priority. The original vision was to affect a culture change, capitalizing on our excellence in marine research and teaching to create enhanced opportunities for collaboration among faculty and allow us to offer new graduate programs in ocean engineering, marine biology, and oceanography.
The position description describes responsibilities, qualifications, details about the salary and appointment and timeline. We are encouraging internal nominations and applications for this position. Members of the search committee will attend the “all hands” Marine School meeting Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 3 p.m. in the Squamscott Room in Holloway Commons to answer questions and receive feedback.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs