Employment Opportunity


Fisheries and Marine Institute

(Permanent Position)


Memorial University is a multi-campus, multidisciplinary, public, teaching and research university committed to excellence.  We strive to have national and global impact, while fulfilling our social mandate to provide access to university education for the people of the province and to contribute to the social, cultural, scientific and economic development of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Memorial University is comprised of four campuses (the St. John’s Campus and the Marine Institute Campus in St. John’s; Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook; and the Harlow Campus in England).  More than 18,500 students spread across all campuses and via online technology are supported by approximately 5000 faculty and staff.  From local endeavors to research projects of national concern and nearly 85,000 alumni active throughout the world, Memorial’s impact is felt far and wide.

Located in St. John’s, the Marine Institute is the most comprehensive centre for education, training, applied research and industrial support for the ocean industries in Canada with a focus on teaching and research programs of international acclaim.  Its consolidated budget exceeds $60 million annually.  The Marine Institute is the home to the School of Maritime Studies, School of Fisheries, and School of Ocean Technology and a cutting edge division of Ocean Safety.  In addition, it has six Centre’s of excellence focused on marine simulation, fisheries ecosystems, community-based fisheries, sustainable aquatic resources, aquaculture and seafood development, and the School of Ocean Technology-based Centre for Applied Ocean Technology.

Through its commitment to its students and the provision of industry-focused certificates, diplomas, undergraduate and graduate degree programs, the Marine Institute’s School of Ocean Technology leads the country in cutting edge teaching, research, and student development.  The School of Ocean Technology has an international focus and a provincial and national mandate; the Head will lead these innovative academic and research programs, ensuring relevance around the world.  Additional information can be found at www.mi.mun.ca.

Reporting to the Associate Vice-President (Academic and Student Affairs), Marine Institute, the Head, will be responsible for all aspects of the School’s academic and administrative operations, including academic planning, budget development and research. A significant opportunity exists to provide leadership of the nationally renowned Centre for Applied Ocean Technology in Holyrood, Newfoundland. The School of Ocean Technology will be embarking on a strategic plan in partnership with the Fisheries and Marine Institute as a whole in very near future and as such this is a significant time to provide leadership that will propel the School into the next decade and beyond.

The ideal candidate will possess a strong record of relevant teaching and industry collaborative experience as well as demonstrated senior academic and administrative leadership experience in ocean technology and post-secondary education.  The ideal candidate must be a highly collegial and collaborative professional with excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills who embraces a diverse academic environment, solves problems and thinks progressively.  Typically this knowledge and experience would be gained through the completion of a graduate degree in a related discipline combined with a minimum of 10 years of related experience in progressively responsible leadership positions.

SALARY:                      In accordance with Senior Administrative Management Pay Scales
CLOSING DATE:          December 18, 2017

To apply for this position, please click the apply on-line button at the bottom of this page.  Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. NST on the competition closing date.  For further information concerning this opportunity, email us at humanresources@mi.mun.ca, or contact the Human Resources Office, Marine Institute, Room E3306C, phone (709) 778-0440, fax (709) 778-0673. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  Memorial University is strongly committed to employment equity and especially welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.




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