This title is in the unclassified service and is designated Managerial/Confidential. Appointees to Managerial/Confidential titles serve at the pleasure of the chief administrative officer and are not represented for collective negotiations. Appointees to this title may also possess concurrent faculty rank.
Positions in this series are concerned with the administration of a specialized research center. A research center usually provides for study, instruction, and public service in a particular area of academic endeavor, often cutting across disciplinary lines. It should be noted that a research center may be university-wide in scope, providing inter-campus leadership in an area of scholarly concern, or may be confined to a single campus servicing the needs of a particular academic program or department.
Many titles in this series are followed by a descriptive phrase that serves to identify the particular center, institute, bureau, or program.
This title is distinguished from Director 08 that is in the SUNY professional services negotiating unit because it has significant responsibilities for making policies or in the administration of collective negotiating agreements.
DIRECTOR acts as chief administrative officer of a center, bureau, or program concerned with a specialized aspect of research, instruction, and public service. Does related work as required. Provides leadership in the integration of the study, research, and teaching functions of the facility; directs the planning and coordination of all academic and research projects conducted under the auspices of the program; coordinates the development of instructional offerings in conjunction with academic departments; acts as a liaison with other campuses, extramural agencies, academic departments, and concerned citizens; obtains financing for research and instructional activities by preparing program budgets as well as requests to outside sources of support; plans for future activities by setting priorities, establishing objectives, and determining methods of evaluation. May develop an information program for interested agencies and individuals; provides technical assistance to business and community leaders where appropriate; may develop and maintain procedures for the collection and storage of data; may collect individual research in a particular area of interest and expertise.
In cooperation with a graduate program in earth and atmospheric sciences, provides for a graduate and undergraduate instruction and basic and applied research in atmospheric sciences. Includes facilities for the University-wide study of air pollution control, cloud formation and seeding, climate control, wind currents, and other aspects of meteorological and atmospheric phenomena.
An earned Doctorate, with satisfactory experience in teaching and research activities.
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