Candidates named for Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology director

February 26, 2014  |   |  Comments
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Michele Nishiguchi, Phil Taylor

Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology director candidates, from left, Michele Nishiguchi and Phil Taylor

Two finalists have been identified for the position of director, Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Māoa. The two are scheduled to participate in two-day visits that covers department discussions; meetings with senior administrators, faculty, staff, students and internal and external constituents; and a public presentation.

Campus and community members, as well as the general public, are encouraged to attend.

Candidates

Phil Taylor—March 6–7

  • Executive Director, Research Advancement and Federal Relations
    University of Southern California
  • Public Presentations—Thursday, March 6, 10:30 a.m., “Leading a Center of Excellence: Building and Conveying Knowledge about Tropical Marine Ecosystems” at the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology and Friday, March 7, 3 p.m., “Leading a Center of Excellence: Building and Conveying Knowledge about Tropical Marine Ecosystems” at the Marine Sciences Building 114

Michele Nishiguchi—March 17–18

  • Professor, Department of Biology, New Mexico State Universit
  • Public Presentation—Monday, March 17, 10:30 a.m., “Ko kaua mua, pu – Our Future Together: A New Horizon in Marine Research, Education and Outreach Within the Community and Beyond” in the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology and Tuesday, March 18, 3 p.m., “Speciation, Cooperation and Predation, oh my!  Tales From a Dumpling Squid and its Luminous Beneficial Bacteria” at the POST Building 723

“The Search Advisory Committee did a great job in identifying these finalists out of a pool of well qualified candidates, and I would like to thank them for their hard work and dedication to this search,” said UH Mānoa Interim Vice Chancellor of Research and Dean of School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology Brian Taylor. “We encourage UH faculty, staff, students and especially the local community interested in marine biology to come out and meet the candidates, and look forward to receiving their input which will assist in hiring the best person for the position.”

For more information, visit the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology search website.

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