[Coral-List] Job Posting: Lecturer in Marine Invertebrate Zoology at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences

Samantha dePutron samantha.deputron at bios.edu
Thu Feb 12 15:20:54 EST 2009

Marine Invertebrate Zoologist – Lecturer, temporary

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) is seeking a full-time visiting lecturer for Fall Semester 2009.  

Duties include an upper level undergraduate course in Marine Invertebrate Zoology (MIZ) during the first ten weeks of the semester and co-teaching a course to the same students during the second half of the semester (4 weeks) in Marine Biology Research (MBR).  Student enrollment in MIZ is expected to be about 20 students, with roughly half these students doing MIZ-related internships during the research portion of the semester.  The two courses are described in detail here: 

MIZ is a survey course focusing on the biology, systematics, evolution, and ecology of marine invertebrates.  The course is a mix of lecture, lab, and field work.  MBR allows students to conduct independent research projects on topics, largely of their own design (but with considerable mentor input)..  
It is anticipated that the successful candidate will arrive in Bermuda several weeks before the course starts to become familiar with local field sites and BIOS logistics.  It may be desirable to ‘audit’ the Summer course in Coral Reef Ecology (starting 12 July).  The successful candidate will have a history of teaching with preference to those with a PhD.  Salary level will depend upon prior experience and level of training and will cover a period of 18 weeks.  It is possible that this position can become a full-time, repeating, faculty position, but this will require the successful candidate obtain a large majority of their salary support from grant funding, e.g., from NSF, though other teaching duties are possible at the graduate level in observational oceanography.   For potential full time positions, a candidate that complements other research interests at BIOS would receive preference.  BIOS faculty research interests are outlined here:

Please send a full CV, a statement of teaching interest, a statement of research interests, and arrange to have three letters of reference forwarded to education at bios.edu.  Only digital material received by email is accepted.   Review of applications will begin 1 April and continue until the position is filled.

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences is an U.S. incorporated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research and education institution employing a multi-national staff of approximately 80 people and based in Bermuda since 1903.  BIOS is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Dr Samantha de Putron
Assistant Research Scientist, Senior Lecturer

Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
Ferry Reach
St Georges
GE 01
Tel: +441 297 1880 ext 724
Fax: +441 297 8143

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