Director of the Centre for Sustainable Seafood
The Director will lead the strategic development of the Centre for Sustainable Seafood (CSS) in collaboration with key stakeholders. The role will have the responsibility to facilitate impactful research, knowledge exchange, post-graduate learning, enterprise and curriculum development of the highest quality in the UHI.
It is expected that the CSS Director will have a significant role in profiling and promoting Shetland UHI and its UHI Island Academic Partners and will work closely with stakeholder groups in the seafood economy throughout the Highlands and Islands. The individual must be an excellent communicator with internal and external stakeholders as well as the ability to motivate and inspire.
Duties and responsibilities
Academic Leadership and Strategic planning
- To provide effective academic leadership for the Centre for Sustainable Seafood in a way that is aligned to, and actively supports Shetland UHI’s strategic objectives and values, ensuring effective and flexible delivery of the curriculum, research, and enterprise outputs to meet student and customer needs.
Research Innovation and Enterprise
- To lead on research and scholarly activities in the CSS contributing to Shetland UHI and the University’s profile. In collaboration the CSS Advisory Group and staff in the Marine Science Section, develop impactful research projects across the full sustainability remit of the Centre. Supporting innovation and enterprise which underpins sustainable development.
Quality assurance and performance monitoring
- To report on the development and operation of the centre to the UHI Shetland Senior Management Team, the UHI Shetland Board via its Learning Teaching and Research, and Financial and General Purposes Committees as appropriate.
External engagement and partnership working
- To build on partnerships with key industry partners, locally, nationally and globally – to ensure that industry needs are the primary driver for the work of the Centre
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