February 5, 2013


SUBJECT:    Call for Nominations Vice Chancellor – Marine Sciences, Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography

The Search Committee for the new Director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Vice Chancellor of Marine Sciences invites nominations for this position. Please click on this link to find a brief outline of the position:

SIO is one of the great assets of UC San Diego, and we urge you to share your thoughts on the people who best fulfill its mission of research, teaching and service as one of the world’s major scientific institutions. We ask that you make these nominations as soon as possible so that the Search Committee has sufficient time to consider your nominations properly. Nominations should be sent to

Please feel free to contact our consultant for the search, Brian Bloomfield of Witt/Kieffer (, or me ( if you have any additional comments of suggestions.

Thank you for your help with this important search.

Peter Cowhey
Chair, SIO Search Committee
Dean and Qualcomm Professor,
School of International Relations and
Pacific Studies

Search Committee Members:

PETER F. COWHEY, Dean of IR/PS, Chair

LIHINI I. ALUWIHARE, Associate Professor, Geosciences Research Division

RONALD BURTON, Professor, Marine Biology Research Division

WAYNE C. FARQUHARSON, MSO, Institute of Geophysics & Planetary Physics

JEFFREY GEE, Associate Vice Chancellor/Deputy Director for Research

WILLIAM GERWICK, Professor, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

NIGELLA HILLGARTH, Executive Director, Birch Aquarium

STEPHEN MAYFIELD, Professor, Division of Biological Sciences

CLYDE OSTLER, Chair, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Advisory Council

LARRY SMARR, Director, Calit2

LISA TAUXE, Professor, Geosciences Research Division

PETER M. SHEARER, Professor, Institute of Geophysics & Planetary Physics

MARK H. THIEMENS, Dean, Division of Physical Sciences

WILLIAM R. YOUNG, Professor, Climate, Atmospheric Science & Physical Oceanography

ROSA LEON ZAYAS, Doctoral Student, Scripps Institution of Oceanography