Assistant Professor, Marine Ecology/Marine Fisheries

Mobile, Alabama (US)
November 11 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The School of Marine and Environmental Sciences at the University of South Alabama (USA) ( seeks applicants for a full-time (9-month), tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of Marine Ecology or Marine Fisheries. We seek individuals whose teaching and research focus on the ecology of marine vertebrates (fish, birds, mammals, etc.). Applicants whose research supports restoration, conservation, or sustainable management of economically important species are particularly encouraged to apply. Research approaches can include field based, experimental, population genetics, modeling, or other novel and applicable approaches. USA’s School of Marine and Environmental sciences and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL, have an established reputation as leaders in marine ecology and fisheries research, and we seek an applicant who complements these existing strengths. The successful applicant will assist in the design and implementation of a new B.S. program in Marine Sciences as well as mentor graduate students in multiple graduate degree programs (M.S. in Marine Conservation and Resource Management, M.S. in Environmental Toxicology, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Marine Sciences). A Ph.D. in marine sciences, ecology, fisheries, or other closely related field is required. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. The successful applicant should be able to teach graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses related to the applicant’s field of study (e.g., fish biology, quantitative fisheries science, ecology of higher vertebrates). Expectations for research are high in the School of Marine and Environmental Sciences. and applicants should demonstrate clear potential for success in the grantsmanship, publication, and graduate mentoring.

To apply, submit by email a letter of application, CV, concise research and teaching statements (maximum 3 pages combined), and the contact information of three potential references to

Additionally, those candidates selected for a campus interview will need to arrange to have official graduate and undergraduate transcripts sent directly by the Registrars of all colleges attended to Mrs. Julie Herman via email ( or mailed to Mrs. Herman at the following address:

School of Marine & Environmental Sciences

Education and Outreach Building, 3rd Floor

600 Clinic Drive

University of South Alabama

Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002

The position will be based at USA main campus in Mobile, AL. USA is a member of the Alabama Marine and Environmental Sciences Consortium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, and opportunities to utilize facilities at the Sea Lab are available. Inquiries about the position may be sent to Dr. Ronald Baker, Chair Marine Ecology/Fisheries Search Committee,

To ensure a timely review, applications should be received by December 10, 2021. The preferred start date is August 15, 2022, but this date is negotiable.

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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