UCAR President Search
President, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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
Please click here to provide a nomination for the position of UCAR President, or to provide input on what characteristics the next UCAR President should have. The nomination deadline is 15 May 2011. Please note, nominations are completely confidential. However, there is field to provide your name, if you so choose.
UCAR is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, domestic partner status, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. All applicants are considered relative to job-related factors.
For further information about the organization see:
UCAR Strategic Plans:
UCAR 2020: Strategic Outlook (2007)
UOP (now UCP) Strategic Plan: 2006–2011 (2006)
UCAR Education and Outreach Strategic Plan (2011)
Unidata: A Strategic Outlook (2007)
UCAR Finance and Administration Strategic Plan (2006)
NCAR Strategic Plans:
NCAR Strategic Plan (2009)
NCAR as an Integrator, Innovator, and Community Builder (2006)
The Computational and Informational Systems Laboratory (CISL) Strategic Plan: Service, Science, and Education (2009)
Search Committee Members:
|Dennis L. Hartmann, Chair
Dennis Hartmann is Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington, where he served as chair from 2002-2007 and was interim Dean of the College of the Environment from 2008-2010. Dr. Hartmann has been a faculty member at the University of Washington since 1977. He received his Ph.D. in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics from Princeton University in 1975, and did postdoctoral work at McGill University and at NCAR. Dr. Hartmann is a distinguished scientist. He is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Geophysical Union. He has received NASA Group Achievement Awards on four separate occasions. NASA has awarded him its Distinguished Public Service Medal. He is the AMS Haurwitz Lecturer for 2011. Dr. Hartmann has served as editor of several scientific journals. He has also served as a member of the Board on Atmospheric Sciences of the National Research Council. Currently, he serves on the Advisory Board of the Earth Systems Lab of NCAR (NESL), and is a Coordinating Lead Author for Working Group I the Fifth Assessment of IPCC. Dr. Hartmann is currently the Chair of the UCAR Board of Trustees.
|Kelvin K. Droegemeier
Kelvin Droegemeier earned a B.S. with Special Distinction in Meteorology in 1980 from the University of Oklahoma, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Atmospheric Science in 1982 and 1985, respectively, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He joined the University of Oklahoma faculty in 1985 and in 1989 co-founded the NSF Science and Technology Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms (CAPS), serving as its director from 1994 - 2006. In 2003, he co-founded the NSF Engineering Research Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA) and served for several years as its deputy director. In 2004, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to a 6-year term on the National Science Board and in 2010, was nominated for a second term by President Barack Obama (Senate confirmation is pending). Named Vice President for Research at the University of Oklahoma in 2009, Dr. Droegemeier is a Regents’ Professor of Meteorology, Weathernews Chair Emeritus, and Roger and Sherry Teigen Presidential Professor. A Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, he was elected to the UCAR Board of Trustees in 2002, serving as Chairman of the Board from 2004-2008. Dr. Droegemeier presently serves on the Board of Directors of Oak Ridge Associated Universities and the Council of Governmental Relations. He also is a Trustee of Southeastern Universities Research Association.
Barbara Feiner is the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Washington University in St. Louis. She joined the university in 1996 as Director of Investment Management and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer the following year. She has been Vice Chancellor since April 1999. Barb has a B.A. from St. Louis University where she majored in psychology. She taught elementary school for several years before returning to graduate school. In 1983 she received her MBA from Washington University's Olin School of Business and then spent 13 years at Edison Brothers Stores Inc., where she held a number of positions before joining the university. Barb served on the UCAR Board of Trustees as treasurer, and chaired UCAR’s Audit and Finance Committee.
Rana Fine is a Professor at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) at University of Miami, where she received her Ph.D. in marine science in 1975. She joined RSMAS research faculty after a postdoctoral position. From 1981 to 1983 she served as associate program director of ocean dynamics at National Science Foundation. She returned to RSMAS in 1983 and was appointed associate professor in 1984, receiving tenure and promoted to professor in 1990. She has served as member or chair on several National Academy of Science boards and panels associated with climate change and global ocean programs. She is a Fellow of AGU, AMS, and AAAS. She presently chairs the AGU Honors and Recognition committee, has served as Secretary and President of the Ocean Science section of AGU, Chair of the Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences section of AAAS, and a member of the AMS Council. Dr. Fine has been a member of the UCAR Board of Trustees for several years, and just completed a term as Chair of the Board.
Bette Otto-Bliesner is a Senior Scientist in the Paleoclimate Group in the Climate and Global Dynamics Division at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. She earned her
doctorate in Meteorology in 1981 at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She worked at NCAR in the GCM group from 1974-1976 and rejoined
NCAR in 1995, coming from a faculty position in the Geology Department
at the University of Texas at Arlington. Otto-Bliesner serves on the
scientific steering committees for the International Geosphere-Biosphere
Programme (IGBP) Past Global Changes (PAGES) and the Paleoclimate
Modeling Intercomparison Project PMIP3. She is a Lead Author for Chapter
5, Information from Paleoclimate Archives, of the IPCC Fifth Assessment
|Jeff D. Reaves
Jeff Reaves is the Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. He has primary management responsibility for UCAR’s Contracts Office, Sponsored Agreements Office and serves as UCAR’s Senior Export Control Officer. He is also the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the UCAR Foundation, a nonprofit subsidiary corporation of UCAR that acts as UCAR’s agent for technology commercialization. The UCAR Foundation serves as an incubator for new start-ups based on UCAR knowledge and technologies. Previously at UCAR he was the Director of the Office of Industry Relations, and the Manager of Corporate Administration. Prior to joining UCAR, he was the Director of Community Services for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and prior to that the Managing Editor and Associate Publisher for Brentwood Publishing in Brentwood, California.
|Lisa D. White
Lisa D. White is Associate Dean of the College of Science and Engineering and Professor of Geosciences at San Francisco State University. Dr. White received her B.A. in Geology from San Francisco State University in 1984, and her Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1989. Dr. White has extensive experience managing science programs for urban students, and for more than 25 years she has been active in efforts to increase diversity in the geosciences. As the director of the SF-ROCKS (Reaching Out to Communities and Kids with Science in San Francisco) and SF-METALS (Minority Education through Teaching and Learning in the Sciences) programs at San Francisco State University, Dr. White trains and guides underrepresented minorities in scientific investigations in settings ranging from toxic urban communities to national park ecosystems. In 2005 she was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of New Orleans and helped to promote opportunities for underrepresented students to enter college as geoscience majors. A micropaleontologist and paleoceanographer by training, she is a fellow of the California Academy of Sciences and the Geological Society of America (GSA), and past Chair of the UCAR President's AdvisoryCommittee on University Relations. In 2008 Dr. White was the inaugural recipient of the GSA Bromery Award for Minorities, an award bestowed upon those who have made significant contributions to research in the geological sciences, or those who have been instrumental in opening the geoscience field to other minorities.
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