Assistant or Associate Professor in Marine Sciences

Athens, Georgia
Nov 01, 2017
Dec 31, 2017
Organization Type
University and College

Assistant or Associate Professor in Marine Sciences

The UGA Dept. of Marine Sciences in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences seeks to hire a coastal scientist who conducts research on population, community or ecosystem ecology. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level that will start in August 2018. The candidate is expected to have a research focus on the ecology of coastal systems and to actively participate in the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long-Term Ecological Research (GCE-LTER) Project, which is based at the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island. We wish to hire an outstanding scientist with the potential to take a leadership role in coastal research and the GCE-LTER program, who can work collaboratively with ecologists, oceanographers, biogeochemists, modelers and natural resource managers. Candidates should also be able to teach courses such as Marine Biology or Marine Ecology, as well as advanced courses in their area of specialization.

The Dept. of Marine Sciences has faculty located on both the UGA main campus in Athens, where the position will be located, and Skidaway Institute of Oceanography in Savannah, GA. On the Athens campus there are opportunities to directly interact with faculty in the Odum School of Ecology, the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, and multiple departments in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences including Plant Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Geology, and Geography. The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive.

The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Marine Sciences or a related area. Candidates to be considered for Associate Professor must meet the Associate criteria detailed in the Department of Marine Science’s Promotion and Tenure guidelines. In addition to a Ph.D. in Marine Sciences or a related area, at least one year of postdoctoral experience, as well as a record that provides evidence of scholarship, synergistic activities, and the potential to obtain extramural funding is preferred. Candidates with at least one year of experience teaching University courses in the fields of Marine Science or Ecology are preferred.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Merryl Alber, Chair of the Search Committee ( All application materials must be submitted via the university’s faculty job portal located at Materials to be uploaded include i) cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience relative to the responsibilities of the position, ii) curriculum vitae, iii) statement of research accomplishments and goals (not to exceed 3 pages), iv) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy (not to exceed 3 pages), v) three example publications, and vi) names and contact information of three professional references. Selected applicants will be required to submit a background investigation demonstrating eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia. This position is available August 2018. Applications received by 1 January 2018 are assured full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.