The Center for Ocean Solutions (COS), and its managing partner the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, seeks nominations and applications for the Director of the Center. COS works to solve the major problems facing the world’s oceans and prepares leaders to take on and solve these challenges. It is a partnership of Stanford University (through the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and Hopkins Marine Station), the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. The tenure-line, senior-level appointment will be held jointly between the Woods Institute and a department appropriate to the candidate in any of Stanford’s seven schools.

We seek a highly motivated, broad-thinking individual with a distinguished record in scholarship related to the oceans, a well-established track record of seeking solutions to major oceans challenges, and proven leadership and management skills. We are particularly interested in candidates with a record of public engagement on marine issues and a familiarity with the intersection of science and public policy. In addition to directing COS, the individual is expected to establish a vigorous external research program, provide leadership in the broader environmental communities at Stanford, teach classes at the graduate and undergraduate level, and supervise and mentor students at all levels..

Applicants are asked to provide a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing current research and teaching experience as well as future plans in both areas. The committee will request letters of recommendation for finalists.  Please submit the requested materials to Academic Jobs Online at, position identification number 6642.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.  It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.