LLO Director Search

LLO Director Search Entering Final Phase

The University of Minnesota is seeking a new Director of the Large Lakes Observatory (LLO) in
the Swenson College of Science and Engineering (SCSE) on the Duluth campus (UMD). 

The successful candidate must have experience in leading an internationally recognized research program in any aspect of oceanography or large lakes research, and must be committed to furthering basic research on large lakes of the world. 

This position is a full time 12-month leadership position with an anticipated start date in summer 2024. The Director of the Large Lakes Observatory has overall strategic and operational responsibility for LLO’s staff, programs and execution of its mission. Facilities that support LLO faculty and administrative, scientific and maritime staff include research and office spaces, the 86-foot UNOLS research vessel Blue Heron and its supporting facilities, and large, multi-user instrumentation.

LLO Director Finalists

All of the candidates will be presenting a Science Talk during their visit. The seminars will be hosted by the Earth & Environmental Sciences Department and moderated by Search Committee Chair Liz Austin-Minor, Details are noted below.

Dr. Catherine O'Reilly

Campus Visit Dates - February 26th & 27th
Science Talk on Monday, February 26, 3:00 to 4:00pm in Kirby Rafters

Dr. Catherine O'Reilly CV

Dr. Mike McGlue

Campus Visit Dates - March 4th & 5th
Science Talk on Monday, March 4, 3:00pm to 4:00pm in MonH 80

Dr. Mike McGlue CV

Dr. Erik Brown

Campus Visit Dates March 18th & 19th
Science Talk on Monday, March 18, 3:00pm to 4:00pm in Kirby Garden Room

Dr. Erik Brown CV

Dr. Elisabeth Sikes

Campus Visit Dates March 27th & 28th
Science Talk on Wednesday, March 27, 3:00pm to 4:00pm in SCC 120

Dr. Elisabeth Sikes CV