Assistant or Associate Professor in Marine Zooplankton Ecology and/or Biophysical Interactions

Savannah, Georgia
Nov 12, 2018
Dec 12, 2018
Ocean Science
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Tenure Track
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The University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and the Department of Marine Sciences
in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences invite applications for a nine-month, tenure-track faculty
position resident at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography in Savannah, GA. The successful candidate
will be interdisciplinary, self-motivated, and interested in pursuing innovative research and education in a
highly supportive academic environment. We are seeking an oceanographer whose area of research
addresses fundamental questions involving zooplankton ecology and/or the interactions between biology
and physics on scales from the organism to the continental shelf using experimental, field-based, or
modeling approaches (or combinations thereof).

The appointment is expected to be made at the Assistant Professor level, but consideration will also be
given to exceptional applicants seeking appointment at the Associate Professor level. To be considered
for the Associate Professor level, applicants must show evidence of the ability to attract sufficient
extramural funding to support a sustainable research program and provide convincing evidence of an
emerging national reputation in their field. Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in
Oceanography (or a related area) and at least 1 year of postdoctoral experience. Candidates applying with
expertise in biophysical interactions will have a documented history of working across the boundaries of
biology and physics. Candidates with records that provide evidence of scholarship, synergistic activities,
and the potential to obtain extramural funding are preferred. Candidates will be expected to teach
undergraduate and graduate courses, including advanced courses in their area of specialization.

The Skidaway Institute of Oceanography leverages the resources of a coastal research and training
institute, including close proximity to a variety of marine environments and access to the UNOLSaffiliated
R/V Savannah, as well as the resources and academic opportunities available at UGA, Georgia’s
flagship university. Successful candidates will enhance existing programs within the Department of
Marine Sciences at Skidaway ( and in Athens ( Interactions
with other departments at UGA and with institutions throughout the University System of Georgia are
supported and encouraged. The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the University of Georgia are
committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and to sustaining an inclusive learning

Applicants should submit a cover letter, contact information for three references, curriculum vitae,
research statement (no more than 3 pages), and teaching philosophy at Review of applications will begin on November 13, 2018
and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position and application process should be
directed to Search Committee Chair Dr. Marc Frischer, (

This position is available August 2019. Selected applicants will be required to submit to a background
investigation demonstrating eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran
status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this
search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or
search committee with such requests.