[Coral-List] Position opening for instructor at Western Washington University, marine algae expertise

Gisele Muller-Parker Gisele.Muller-Parker at wwu.edu
Tue Sep 9 17:15:28 EDT 2008

Marine Scientist/Instructor
Marine Algae/Phytoplankton Ecology

Shannon Point Marine Center/Biology Department
Western Washington University

The Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC) and the Biology Department at Western Washington University are recruiting a one year faculty leave replacement at the rank of Marine Scientist/Instructor beginning January 1, 2009.  The joint position will be full time for Winter, Spring and Fall Quarters, 2009 and half time for summer 2009, at a salary of $48,000.  The incumbent may supplement the summer salary from external sources up to full time for that period.  The possibility exists for an additional eight months of employment, extending through August 2010, pending the length of the faculty leave. Teaching duties will include Spring Quarter courses in Algae and Marine Ecology offered at the Shannon Point Marine Center (SPMC) in Anacortes, WA and two Fall Quarter courses in introductory biology, one for non-majors and one for majors, offered on the main campus in Bellingham, WA.  The incumbent will establish residency and a research program at SPMC in some aspect of marine algae or phytoplankton ecology that can involve the participation of undergraduate students participating in NSF-sponsored student research programs in Winter Quarter and Summer, 2009.  Additional duties will include public education activities at SPMC.

Required qualifications include

 *   a doctorate or ABD status in the field of marine algae/phytoplankton ecology as of November, 2008 and
 *   evidence of research experience in marine algae or marine phytoplankton ecology.

Preferred qualifications include

 *   experience in teaching college level courses in areas of expertise,
 *   experience in general public education programs,
 *   familiarity in working with students of diverse backgrounds,
 *   evidence of research productivity and
 *   excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.

Office and research space will be provided at SPMC.  SPMC is well-equipped for the study of marine algae and phytoplankton ecology, including a vessel fleet capable of accessing a range of local marine habitats, a wet lab to hold biota in running sea water and analytical facilities to support oceanographic studies (Turner fluorometer; autoanalyzer, high resolution water sampler/profiler, liquid scintillation counter, flow cytometer and FLOWCAM), chemical analyses (two diode array spectrophotometers, two HPLC's, three gas chromatographs, CNS Elemental Analyzer), plankton studies (image analysis, epifluorescence scope, inverted scope) and general laboratory support needs (refrigerated centrifuge, ultrafreezer, freeze dryer, microbalances). Additional facilities are available on the main campus.  Additional information about SPMC and the Biology Department can be accessed at www.wwu.edu/~spmc<http://www.wwu.edu/~spmc> and www.wwu.edu/biology<http://www.wwu.edu/biology> respectively.

Electronic applications should be submitted to spmc at cc.wwu.edu<mailto:spmc at cc.wwu.edu> and include a letter addressing the specified qualifications and describing educational background, research interests and teaching experience; a resume; and the names and e-mail addresses of four referees.  Consideration of applications will begin on October 15 and continue until the position is filled.

WWU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, Vietnam-era and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires. For disability accommodation, call (360) 650-3774.

Gisele Muller-Parker
Professor, Biology & Asst. Director SPMC
Shannon Point Marine Center
Western Washington University
1900 Shannon Point Rd
Anacortes WA 98221
360-650-4885 (Biol.) & 360-650-7400 ext. 268 (SPMC)

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