ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN Marine Ecosystems Ecology

Galveston, Texas
Commiserate with experience
February 09 2018
Life Sciences, Biology
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Full Time
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Texas A&M University, Galveston Campus Department of Marine Biology

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN Marine Ecosystems Ecology

The Department of Marine Biology at Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Marine Ecosystems Ecology, with an emphasis on using holistic approaches to study ecological systems. Possible areas of specialty may include the development of numerical simulations of food web, population, and/or community dynamics at any trophic level, quantifying large-scale carbon budgets, or the assessment of ecosystem services in coastal habitats. This could also include the prediction of emergent properties or responses to disturbance on any time scale, including seasonal, annual, or decadal scales. Potential study systems range from estuaries to coastal waters and the deep sea, and may address long-term regional or global climate issues. Candidates must have a Ph.D., and post-doctoral research experience or equivalent, and research experience that complements faculty in the Department of Marine Biology ( and in other departments of the University. Preference will be given to individuals with expertise in food-web dynamics, ecosystem ecology, bio-physical coupling, or other fields of ecosystem ecology. We are particularly interested in candidates that use innovative research approaches and who will be comfortable developing multidisciplinary partnerships with other research groups across the university. Teaching responsibilities will include contributing to the need of the Department and advanced courses in the candidate's area of specialization. The successful applicant will be expected to establish and sustain a vigorous externally funded research program and potential collaborations with other departments (e.g., Oceanography, Marine Sciences, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences), as well as mentor undergraduate and graduate students.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TAMUG is the ocean-oriented branch campus of Texas A&M University (TAMU) and is presently undergoing continuous growth and expansion of its physical facilities. In addition to undergraduate programs, TAMUG is the host campus of a graduate-level Interdisciplinary Degree Program (lDP) in Marine Biology, which is comprised of faculty from multiple departments across the Texas A&M University System. In addition to the lDP, members of the Department of Marine Biology can also obtain joint or graduate appointments in departments on the College Station and Galveston campuses. A large-scale initiative in Ocean and Multidisciplinary Engineering on the Galveston campus offers multiple opportunities for multidisciplinary collaborations. The Department occupies space in the Ocean and Coastal Studies Building, a LEED-certified facility home to over 20 research laboratories, two teaching laboratories, and a Sea Life Center with running sea water systems. More information on the Department and the campus can be found at

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date for the position is Fall 2018. The department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. To apply online upload a curriculum vitae and a list of at least three references and their contact information at: Alternatively, mail application materials to: Chair, Marine Biology Search Committee PAR # 4102, c/o Human Resources Department, Texas A&M University at Galveston, P.O. Box 1675, 200 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston, TX 77553-1675. For more information regarding the position, contact the Department Head of Marine Biology (Dr. Jaime R. Alvarado-Bremer) by e-mail ( Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check and verification of eligibility to work in the U.S.

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