Director of the National Center for Physical Acoustic

University of Mississippi
Job Location
Oxford, Mississippi
7 months ago

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The University of Mississippi (UM) Oxford campus is seeking an outstanding candidate to serve as Director of the National Center for Physical Acoustics (NCPA).

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs, the Director's scope of responsibilities includes: strategic planning and management of a multi-million dollar externally funded acoustics research program, representing the NCPA to internal and external stakeholders, facilitating a collegial and productive environment among the approximately 40 full time faculty, staff, and students, promoting collaborative research efforts between the laboratory and various UM academic departments, and overseeing the day to day operations of the lab. The incumbent is expected to maintain an active role as a leading scientist in a field that is central to the NCPA mission through the continued development of his/her own vigorous basic and/or applied research program.

An earned PhD in Physics, Engineering, Geophysical Sciences, or a related field, is required, as well as a documented history of research and leadership success in physical acoustics, demonstrated experience in leadership and administration, and a proven track record of generating external funding. The candidates must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense Security Clearance.

Any questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Greg Easson, Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs at (Click to show email).

The NCPA facility opened 1989 and consists of over 80,000 sq. ft of lab and office space located on the main campus of the University. The Center is an internationally recognized leader in acoustics research and development with prominent scientists in our many specialties. The University of Mississippi has an R-1 Carnegie designation which identifies it as among the top-tier research institutions in the US. The University is located in Oxford, MS, which is often listed among the top college towns in the US.