Open Rank Phycologist

Miami, Florida
Entry level salary starts at $78,000 up to $130,000 depending on rank with full benefits
September 01 2019
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
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The Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University ( is seeking qualified candidates for an Open Rank, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor position in Phycology. We are interested in scientists who use contemporary tools for understanding algae taxonomy, physiology and/or ecology, and who have prior experience applying this knowledge to detecting, modeling, and/or managing harmful microalgal blooms. Only candidates having significant transferable funding at the time of hiring will be considered for this position. The successful candidate is expected to benefit from, and broaden the ongoing network of collaborations among, an existing team of scientists addressing the chemistry of harmful algal blooms, and ecologists studying freshwater and coastal ecosystem dynamics, which are supported by core facilities including molecular biology, toxicology and nutrient analysis, among others. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to maintain an externally funded research program, supervise graduate students in our Ph.D. program, as well as teach undergraduate courses in their area of expertise, which might include microbiology, phycology, and/or freshwater or coastal ecology.

FIU has a strong emphasis in tropical biology, and hired faculty are encouraged to engage and contribute to this program. To maximize opportunity and experience for our diverse student population, we value and seek diversity in applicants for this position. The minimum requirements are a Doctoral degree from an accredited institution, a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching and service, and active academic research with transferable funding.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 519197 at and attach cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statements of teaching and research philosophy as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted upon submission of application. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by September 28, 2019. Review will continue until position is filled. Please direct inquiries about this search to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Jose Maria Eirin Lopez (

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with  colleges and schools that offers 196  bachelors, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program  houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums:  Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the  Wolfsonian-FIU, and the  Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of  Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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