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Subject: [Job] Assistant Professor in Marine Biology (includes ecology) - xpost
From: Chris Harrod <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 9 Oct 2014 15:45:32 +0000

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The Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Marine Biology. The successful candidate will join a growing and productive department with strong research programs in ecology, cellular/molecular, and organismal biology. Applicants working in any area of Marine Biology will be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to: (1) teach courses in their area of expertise and contribute towards the teaching of introductory biology courses; (2) develop and sustain an active research program that involves undergraduate and graduate students; and (3) obtain external funding to support an active program of productive research scholarship. Applicants must have a doctoral degree and a record of scientific research publications in scholarly journals. Evidence of proficiency in both teaching and research will be used as selection criteria. We strongly prefer candidates who can build both intra-departmental and interdisciplinary collaborations. A competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, competitive startup package, lab space, and access to state-of-the-art facilities will be provided.

The University of Southern Mississippi, a Carnegie Research I institution with aproximately 15,000 students, is located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, with additional campuses located nearby on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This position will be based at the main campus in Hattiesburg. Potential collaborative opportunities are available with faculty in the Department of Coastal Sciences in Ocean Springs, MS, and Department of Marine Science at the Stennis Space Center in Stennis, MS.  Hattiesburg is the medical, commercial, and cultural center of south Mississippi and is ranked in the top five small metropolitan areas in the United States. The Department of Biological Sciences is comprises 35 faculty and offers B.S. degrees in Biological Sciences and Marine Biology. Currently, over 100 students are pursuing a B.S. degree in Marine Biology, which represents 15% of the Department's undergraduate students. The Department also has 70 graduate students pursuing a M.S. or Ph.D. degree in various research programs.
Further information about the department and faculty may be found at

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of research plans and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references to the Southern Miss website at (see job posting # 0003266). Review of applicants will begin November 15 and continue until the position is filled. For inquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Kevin A. Kuehn, Chair, Marine Biology Search Committee, at (601) 266-5417 or [log in to unmask] The University of Southern Mississippi is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution.

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