Texas A&M University Corpus Christi - Executive Director, Harte Research Institute

TX, Corpus Christi

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) seeks a dynamic leader to serve as the senior executive director of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI). HRI has spent the last two decades working to ensure an ecologically and economically sustainable Gulf of Mexico. The institute has grown from an idea to an international research institute that generates more than $20 million annually in research support across nine diverse research programs.

Reporting directly to the president of TAMU-CC, the senior executive director will directly supervise two associate directors, six endowed chairs and three HRI Chairs. The institute employs a diverse staff of research scientists and technicians, administrative support professionals, undergraduate and graduate students. The total number of staff ranges between 150 and 180, depending on active grant status. The next senior executive director will play a key role in identifying opportunities for impactful research, diversifying institute funding, maintaining HRI’s positive organizational culture and enhancing the institute’s reputation.

TAMU-CC is seeking a leader with experience managing a multi-purpose organization with a marine science focus, preferably an individual with broad experience in both academia and resource management and/or policy associated with a federal agency, state agency, nongovernmental conservation organization or private business.

HRI is part of TAMU-CC – a vibrant, relatively young doctoral granting university and Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). With approximately 12,000 students from 47 states and 54 foreign nations and 1,318 faculty and staff, it combines a heritage of teaching excellence with innovation in research and community engagement. It offers a highly talented faculty and an array of undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral programs, offered in the six academic colleges: Business, Education and Human Development, Liberal Arts, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Science and Engineering, as well as University College.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile and a CV or resume. WittKieffer is assisting Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by March 19, 2020. Application materials, nominations and inquiries can be directed to Ryan Crawford and Robert Luke at TAMUCC-HRI@wittkieffer.com.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is an Equality Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.