[Coral-List] Fisheries Biologist - Assistant Professor

Daniel Gleason dgleason at georgiasouthern.edu
Tue Sep 24 12:03:32 EDT 2013

Georgia Southern University invites nominations and applications for an
Assistant Professor of Fisheries Biology in the Department of Biology in
the College of Science and Mathematics. Georgia Southern University, a
member institution of the University System of Georgia, is classified as a
Doctoral/Research University. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Georgia Southern offers
more than 100 academic majors in a comprehensive array of baccalaureate
degrees and selected master's and doctoral programs. The University has
earned a reputation for providing all of the benefits of a major university
with the feeling of a much smaller college.  Academic programs are
organized within eight colleges: Business Administration, Education, Health
and Human Sciences, the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and
Information Technology, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the Jiann-Ping
Hsu College of Public Health, Science and Mathematics, and the Jack N.
Averitt College of Graduate Studies.

A residential university with a fall 2012 enrollment of more than 20,500
students, Georgia Southern is one of Georgia’s premier universities. One of
the top choices in Georgia for new freshmen, including HOPE Scholars,
Georgia Southern enrolls an increasingly selective student body
representing 49 U.S. states and nearly 100 nations. The University
continues to enhance its academic profile through higher admission
standards, an expanded Honors Program, and scholarships for academically
talented students.

Georgia Southern University is committed to advancing the state of Georgia
and the region through the benefits of higher education, offering both
campus-based and a number of online degree programs. The University fosters
access to its educational programs, provides a comprehensive and fulfilling
university experience, and enhances quality of life in the region through
collaborative relationships supporting education, health care and human
services, cultural experiences, scientific and technological advancement,
athletics, and regional development.

The more than 900 acre park-like campus continues an era of capital
construction that has opened new facilities for colleges and academic
programs, student recreation and development, university housing,
athletics, and public service. The learning environment is enhanced by a
museum of cultural and natural history, a botanical garden, a unique
wildlife education and raptor center, a performing arts center, the Center
for Art and Theatre, and a continuing education and conference center. The
University's Division I athletic teams, the Eagles, compete in the Sun Belt
Conference. The campus is located in Statesboro, a classic Main Street
community near historic Savannah and Hilton Head Island.

Within this setting, the Department of Biology consists of a diverse
faculty of teacher-scholars involved in a wide spectrum of activities from
molecular to ecological studies on the coastal plain and throughout the
world. The Department provides undergraduate and graduate students with a
challenging education that is research-based and technology-oriented. We
provide a foundation for life-long learning and appreciation of biological
processes and biological diversity through teaching, research and outreach.

*Position Description*. Reporting to the Chair, the Assistant Professor
Fisheries Biologist position requires teaching, service, and research
responsibilities as well as a terminal degree in the Biological Sciences or
other relevant field. The successful Fisheries Biologist candidate will
teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including a course in their
specialty, and will join a strong research group in aquatic and marine
biology. Research in freshwater or marine ecosystems that can complement
our department’s integrative program exploring the biology of the
Southeastern coastal plain is especially welcome.  The Department of
Biology is housed in a new 155,000-square foot Biological Sciences
Building, which opened in 2013.  The position is a 9-month, tenure-track
appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with
qualifications and experience.

*Required Qualifications:*

•                      Ph.D. by 31 December 2013 in the Biological Sciences
or other relevant field

•                      Demonstrated excellence in research

•                      Potential to attract extramural funding

*Preferred Qualifications:*

•                      Post-doctoral experience

•                      Expertise to teach the biology or management of

Deadline for applications is November 8, 2013. The preferred position
starting date is August 1, 2014. A complete application consists of a
letter addressing the qualifications cited above, curriculum vitae,
statements of research interests and teaching interests/philosophy, and
three letters of reference. Applications *must be sent electronically* as a
single PDF attachment (include applicant name in file name). Letters of
recommendation in PDF format may be sent separately via email. Other
documentation may be requested. Only complete, electronically submitted
applications will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a
background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

            Dr. C. Ray Chandler, Search Chair, Search #67138

            Electronic mail: chandler at georgiasouthern.edu

            Telephone: 912-478-5657

*More information* about the institution is available through
http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://www.bio.georgiasouthern.edu. Georgia
Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to
working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are
committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service
within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees,
vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public
inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University
is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who
need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search
process should contact the Associate Provost.

Daniel Gleason
Director, James H. Oliver Jr. Institute for Coastal Plain Science
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8056
Statesboro, GA 30460-8056

Phone: 912-478-5957
FAX: 912-478-0559
Email: dgleason at georgiasouthern.edu
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