[Coral-List] Job: Assistant Professor of Invert Biology at Old Dominion University

Daniel Barshis barshis at hawaii.edu
Thu Oct 14 15:32:27 UTC 2021

Hi Coral-Listers,
     I'd like to advertise an open job search in my department here at ODU
that might be of interest to folks. We are open to candidates who span a
variety of marine/coastal/estuarine/wetland systems. Please feel free to
reach out with any questions.

*Invertebrate Biologist Assistant Professor at Old Dominion University*

The Department of Biological Sciences at Old Dominion University invites
applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure-track, Assistant Professor
with expertise in Invertebrate Biology.

We seek candidates working in coastal, estuarine, and/or wetlands systems
with a research focus in ecology, evolution, physiology, or organismal
biology of invertebrates in these systems. Individual interests could span
from local to global scales and across multiple levels of biological
organization (population, community, ecosystem), and should be
complementary to the expertise of current biology faculty and faculty in
other ODU departments. Strong quantitative skills are also preferred. This
person would join a growing research cluster in wetlands sciences in the
department and the university-wide Institute for Coastal Adaptation and
Resilience (https://oduadaptationandresilience.org/about-us/). They would
also play a key role in the very popular Marine Biology Concentration
Program for undergraduates. The area surrounding ODU borders the largest
estuary in North America and provides numerous research opportunities
within close proximity.

*Qualifications:* Candidates must have a doctorate (Ph.D.) in biology or
related discipline. Candidates must have a strong scholarship record
commensurate with experience, demonstrated potential to establish an
externally funded active research program, evidence of excellence in
teaching, and strong communication skills. Postdoctoral or equivalent
experience is required. We are seeking candidates who share ODU’s
commitment to the principle that diversity and inclusion are critical to
maintaining excellence.

*Responsibilities:* The successful candidate is expected to develop and
maintain active research programs that are externally funded, teach
undergraduate and graduate courses, and contribute to service in the
department. Candidates who are prepared to engage in interdisciplinary
research will be especially welcome. Potential teaching responsibilities
include biometry, GIS, invertebrate zoology, and marine ecology.

ODU (www.odu.edu) is a minority-serving, state-supported, Carnegie doctoral
high research activity institution enrolling approximately 25,000 students,
including 6,000 graduate students. It is located in Norfolk, a historic
waterfront city in southeastern Virginia offering outstanding quality of
life (www.norfolk.gov). The department has strong graduate programs,
including a M.S. in Biology and Ph.D. in Ecological Sciences (
www.odu.edu/biosci). ODU and the College of Sciences are committed to
inclusive excellence, recognizing that diversity enhances and enriches our
educational mission, employment experience, and community engagement. We
seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service experiences have
prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual
orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Interested individuals should submit: a cover letter describing their
qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, a statement of
research achievements and research plans (2 page max), a teaching statement
(1 page max), a diversity statement explaining your experience with and
commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion (1 page max), and names and
contact information for at least three references electronically through
the job title posting at https://jobs.odu.edu/postings/14320. Incomplete
applications will not be considered. For full consideration, please apply
by November 1st           , 2021. Questions about the position can be
directed to Daniel Barshis, Search Committee Chair (dbarshis at odu.edu).

*Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
institution.* *Minorities, women, veterans, and*

*individuals** with disabilities are encouraged to apply.*

Best Regards,

  Daniel Barshis, Ph.D.
  Associate Professor
  Department of Biological Sciences
  Old Dominion University
  Mills Godwin Building 308
  Norfolk, VA 23529
  Office: 757-683-3614
  Lab: 757-683-5755
  Web: sites.wp.odu.edu/barshis-lab/
  Pronouns: he/him/his - what's this?

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