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Tenured faculty position (Associate or Full Professor) in the Department of Marine Science

University of Texas Marine Science Institute
Port Aransas, Texas
Closing date
Dec 3, 2021

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Biogeosciences, Geochemistry, Ocean Science
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The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenured faculty position (Associate or Full Professor) in the Department of Marine Science. We seek an accomplished scientist with expertise in any discipline that investigates regional and/or global marine processes. Interdisciplinary researchers who couple physical, biogeochemical, and/or biotic processes in estuarine and coastal environments are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a strong research record, including significant extramural research funding, and should have a commitment to excellent teaching. The successful applicant will be expected to maintain a nationally recognized research program, mentor graduate students and postdoctoral scientists, and teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels.  

The position is located at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas. The Institute and its excellent laboratory facilities are adjacent to estuarine, inshore, and offshore habitats of the Gulf of Mexico. Significant resources include: Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve (in partnership with NOAA), Beaufort Lagoon Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research program, Fisheries and Mariculture Laboratory complex, full-service core analytical facilitiesmarina and fleet of research vessels, Marine Science Libraryanimal rehabilitation operations, and public Marine Science Education Center, many of which have been recently renovated. A Center for Coastal Ocean Science is being established, which will support marine environmental science research in chemical ecology, toxicology, physiology and biochemistry. 

The Institute and Department, in collaboration with the College of Natural Sciences, value candidates who seek to build a diverse and inclusive educational environment and have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in academia. We are also committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples.

Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio: i) a cover letter with contact information, (ii) a current CV, (iii) a research statement, (iv) a teaching statement, and (v) a diversity statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Applications received prior to December 1 will receive full consideration. For additional information about the Institute and Department, see We are a vibrant and inclusive community, and we seek candidates who are interested in contributing to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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