[Coral-List] Assistant Professor in Marine Biology

Daniel Gleason dgleason at georgiasouthern.edu
Mon Sep 15 15:21:08 EDT 2014

Georgia Southern University invites nominations and applications for the
position of Assistant Professor in Marine Biology in the Department of
Biology in the College of Science and Mathematics. Georgia Southern
University is a member institution of the University System of Georgia and
a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University devoted to academic distinction in
teaching, scholarship, and service. At Georgia Southern we provide a
culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the
learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and
life success.

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. 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 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.

Our 900 acre park-like campus in Statesboro, Georgia is not far from
historic Savannah and Hilton Head Island and provides the benefits of a
major university with the feeling of a much smaller college in a classic
Main Street community.

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 in
Marine Biology requires teaching, research, and service as well as a
terminal degree in the Biological Sciences or a relevant field. The
successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, with
preference given to those able to teach Marine Ecology. Research in marine
ecosystems that can complement existing strengths within the department and
integrate into the interdisciplinary program exploring the biology of the
Southeastern coastal plain is especially welcome. The position is a
9-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and
commensurate with qualifications and experience.

*Required Qualifications:*

•                      Doctorate by 31 December 2014 in the Biological
Sciences or a relevant field

•                      Demonstrated excellence in research and teaching

•                      Potential to attract extramural funding

*Preferred Qualifications:*

•                      Post-doctoral experience

•                      Expertise to teach marine ecology

Postmark deadline for receipt of applications is October 27, 2014. The
preferred position starting date is August 1, 2015. A complete application
consists of a cover letter addressing the qualifications cited above;
curriculum vitae; statements of research interests and teaching
interests/philosophy; and three letters of reference. Other documentation
may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will
be considered. Applications must contain the curriculum vitae and
statements of research interests and teaching interests/philosophy as a
single PDF formatted attachment (include applicant name in file name).
Letters of reference in PDF format may be sent separately via email and
should also include the applicant name in the file name. Finalists will be
required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and
nominations should be sent to:

            Dr. Risa Cohen, Search Chair, Search #67253

            Electronic mail: rcohen at georgiasouthern.edu

*More information* about the institution is available through
http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or 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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