The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) seeks a founding Director for its new Center for Marine Robotics (CMR). WHOI is a world leader in marine robotics, including research, development, and operations of all types of advanced vehicles and sensors and is now creating a new Center for Marine Robotics to advance its research in robotics and autonomous systems for science, security, and industry. The WHOI Center for Marine Robotics will establish a vision of the future of marine robotics through world class research and development, create new technologies, prove them in real-world operations, and apply them to societal problems and economic development through new private-sector partnerships.
The founding Director will build and establish the center's research activities and reputation and foster partnerships with other academic institutions, industry and government to advance the basic knowledge of marine robotics and speed its application to a broad range of uses in the coming decades. The Center Director will report to the WHOI President and will work with internal and external advisory groups for guidance of the Center. The Director will represent the Center to its external partners and constituencies and convene them regularly to report on progress and develop new activities.
The CMR Director will be appointed to an exempt administrative position, with compensation commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.