Position Announcements

Assistant Professor Marine Science

The Marine Science Institute, established in 1941, is experiencing exciting growth in its nationally and internationally recognized research programs. Hence, The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for multiple faculty positions in the Department of Marine Science.  We seek innovative and productive scientists who are addressing critical issues in marine science.  The position, to be filled at the Assistant Professor rank, will be in one of the following areas:

Microbial Ecology
- We seek a microbial ecologist who studies heterotrophic microbes at scales from the molecular to ecosystem level, including: biodiversity, community structure, trophic relationships, biogeochemistry, and pathogenesis in marine systems.

Fisheries Ecology
- We seek a quantitative fisheries ecologist who conducts field-based research in areas such as population dynamics, recruitment, connectivity, or marine-protected areas on fish species of commercial and recreational importance.

The position is located at the Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas, which offers excellent shoreside laboratory facilities in close proximity to a variety of unique estuarine and coastal habitats, including the 185,708-acre NOAA Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve. The Institute also has well developed marine education and outreach infrastructure for disseminating research. The successful applicant will be expected to establish an externally funded independent research program, provide excellent training for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in the department.  Faculty members commit two-thirds time to research and one-third time to teaching.

The University of Texas Marine Science Institute is responsive to needs of dual career couples and committed to building a multi-cultural work force. We strongly encourage
applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.  To apply, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent electronically to facsearch@utlists.utexas.edu or mailed to:
Faculty Search Committee, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine
Science Institute, 750 Channel View Dr., Port Aransas, Texas 78373-5015.
Review of applications will begin November 11, 2013.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Background check conducted on applicant selected.