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Teaching Assistant Professor of Marine Science

The University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware
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Jan 21, 2022

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Teaching Assistant Professor of Marine Science

School of Marine Science and Policy

College of Earth, Ocean and Environment

University of Delaware

Newark, DE

The School of Marine Science and Policy (SMSP) at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE, invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor faculty position (non-tenured, continuing-track), with an anticipated start date of August 2022. The School is looking for exceptional individuals with expertise in marine science who: a) are interested in undergraduate teaching, b) have the ability to develop a new course in Marine Ecology, and c) demonstrate a commitment to incorporating innovative evidence-based methods into undergraduate class-room courses.


SMSP offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Science with concentrations in either Marine Biology or Oceanography, and a Minor in Marine Science. Responsibilities will include teaching and teaching-related tasks for lower and upper division undergraduate courses; mentorship of undergraduates; continued professional development, particularly relating to instruction and pedagogy; and participation in university service.


Applicants must have a PhD degree in marine science or a closely related field. Prior teaching experience is required by the time of application (teaching assistant experience is counted). Preferred qualifications include a demonstrated ability to mentor undergraduates, experience with evidence-based teaching methodologies, and participation in program development and assessment. Successful candidates will have a record of collaborative activities, and will be able to contribute to the improvement of the undergraduate experience in SMSP. Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2022. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.


Application Process

Applicants should upload a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and separate documents for “Teaching Interests, Experience & Philosophy” and “Diversity Statement” using the University of Delaware online application system at   Job Reference # 497269. The information submitted will be shared with program faculty. Inquiries regarding this position may be addressed to Associate Professor Adam Marsh, SMSP (


Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer with diversity as one of its core values. In that spirit, we seek a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, minorities and people with disabilities. More information about UD's Continuing-Track faculty rank can be found at: . The University is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant focused on enhancing the climate of the University for women STEM faculty. For more information go to The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

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