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Finalists for Director, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology announced

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Contact:
Chip Fletcher, (808) 956-2582
Associate Dean, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Marcie Grabowski, (808) 956-3151
Outreach Coordinator , School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Posted: Feb 25, 2014

Dr. Phil Taylor
Dr. Phil Taylor
Dr. Michele Nishiguchi
Dr. Michele Nishiguchi

Two finalists have been identified for the position of Director, Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology, (HIMB) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.  The two are scheduled to participate over a two-day period of 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.

The campus visits of the two candidates have been scheduled as follows:

Dr. Phil Taylor, visiting March 6 – 7                                                   
Executive Director, Research Advancement and Federal Relations
University of Southern California
Public Presentations:
March 6, 10:30 a.m.; Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology
Leading a Center of Excellence: Building and Conveying Knowledge about Tropical Marine Ecosystems.
March 7, 3:00 p.m.; University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Marine Sciences Building (MSB) 114
Leading a Center of Excellence: Building and Conveying Knowledge about Tropical Marine Ecosystems.

Dr. Michele Nishiguchi, visiting March 17 – 18
Professor, Department of Biology
New Mexico State University
Public Presentations:
March 17, 10:30 a.m.; Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology
"Ko kaua mua, pu – Our future together:  A new horizon in marine research, education, and outreach within the community and beyond."
March 18, 3:00 p.m.; University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, POST Building 723
"Speciation, cooperation, and predation, oh my!  Tales from a dumpling squid and its luminous beneficial bacteria"

 “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 UHM Interim Vice-Chancellor of Research and Dean of SOEST 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 about the search process, visit http://www.hawaii.edu/himb/search.html.

For more information about the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, please visit http://www.hawaii.edu/himb/.