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Assistant/Associate/Full Research Professor in Fish Biology

Florida Atlantic University
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Ft. Pierce, FL

Assistant/Associate/Full Research Professor in Fish Biology

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, located in Fort Pierce Florida, seeks candidates for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Research Professor with expertise in fish biology and/or ecology for studies of estuarine/lagoon systems and/or open ocean systems. The primary focus of this position is research, but there is opportunity for teaching and directing graduate students and postdoctoral investigators.

Preferred candidates should be established and have demonstrated excellence in one or more of the following broad areas: fish biology/ecology, marine environmental sustainability, conservation/restoration, and/or stock enhancement. The successful candidate should have strong academic and research connections and be poised to take advantage of opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations at FAU-HBOI, especially related to marine and coastal issues.

Candidates should be willing to work with a team of other scientists and engineers in a university culture that fosters innovation and collaboration within our institute, with colleagues at FAU, and with local, national, and international partners. Candidates are expected to develop a new understanding and strategies, technologies, or products that will lead to stewardship and wise use of the oceans. For more information about HBOI-FAU our strategic plan is located at http://fau.edu/hboi/pdf/StrategicPlan.pdf.  


The successful candidate must be established in his or her field and possess (1) an earned doctorate in an area applicable to marine science, oceanography, or ecology (2) a strong publication record, (3) a well-funded, active research program, commensurate with their level of experience, (4) skills in leadership and mentoring, and (5) the ability to work cooperatively with University and extramural partners on research that addresses contemporary and emerging issues in ocean science or ecology. This position includes a generous start up package and new lab and office space. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To Apply

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website (https://jobs.fau.edu) by completing the Faculty, Administrative, Managerial & Professional Position Application and submitting the related documents.

The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. In addition to completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format, a statement of research experience and philosophy, and contact information for three references including email addresses.

Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts). The evaluation should be scanned and electronically attached to one's application as with other US-based transcripts.

Prior to appointment, the candidate must submit official, sealed transcripts from all institutions where graduate coursework was attempted, whether or not a degree was obtained, as well as an original NACES evaluation, if applicable. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University not to you as the student.

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057.

Florida Atlantic University is a public research university with multiple campuses along the southeast Florida coast serving a uniquely diverse community. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students. FAU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For more information about FAU and HBOI, please visit www.fau.edu/hboi.

For further information contact:
Paul Wills or Dennis Hanisak, Search Committee Co-Chairs
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Florida Atlantic University
5600 US 1 North
Fort Pierce, FL 34946
Or, dhanisak@fau.edu