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Assistant Professor of Marine Science-Biology

Eckerd College
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Closing date
Feb 2, 2024

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Life Sciences, Biology, Marine Science, Physical Sciences, Oceanography
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The Marine Science Program at Eckerd College invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level, and one non-tenure track Visitor to start September 2024.

Tenure-Track (2)

A Ph.D. in Oceanography, Marine Science, or related field is required. We seek broadly-trained scientist-educators who are strongly committed to teaching and student/faculty research at the undergraduate level. Although the area of expertise is flexible, preference will be given to applicants with research applying molecular biological methods (e.g., cellular biology and genetics) to the study of marine organisms. Fields of particular interest include seagrasses, macroalgae, invasive species, harmful algal blooms, and microbes. The teaching component consists of seven courses per year in a 3- 1-3 format. Teaching responsibilities will include contribution to the delivery of our regular introductory-level course in Biological Oceanography and an upper-level required course in Marine and Freshwater Botany or Marine Invertebrate Biology, as well as a course in the applicant's area of expertise. Additionally, participation in an interdisciplinary, values-oriented general education program is required, including regular rotation in two Common Core courses and a first-year seminar program.

The successful applicants will be expected to secure external funding to establish an active research program that is accessible to undergraduate students and complements existing departmental strengths. Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate a well-developed plan for establishing a long-term student/faculty research program that complements existing student/faculty programs in the biological and/or geological sciences. Employment will require a successful background check.

Non-tenure-track (1)

A one-year, non-tenure-track appointment will start September 2024. A Ph.D. in Oceanography, Marine Science, or related field is required. We seek an expert in marine invertebrate biology with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. The teaching load will consist of seven courses in a 3-1-3 format, including a short Winter Term course during January. The primary teaching responsibility is for the 200-level Marine Invertebrate Biology course, typically taught to juniors. Additional teaching responsibilities may include contribution to our introductory-level course in Biological Oceanography.

Application Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references so that letters of recommendation can be requested, to The review will begin on 1 February 2024 and will continue until the positions are filled. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Amy Siuda, Associate Professor of Marine Science, email:

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Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. Eckerd College is committed to fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and an inclusive campus community. Eckerd is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Eckerd College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups

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