Assistant Professor, Biology (Marine & Coastal Conservation)

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Assistant Professor, Biology (Marine & Coastal Conservation)

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Assistant Professor, Biology (Marine & Coastal Conservation)

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Science & Engineering - Dean

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Corpus Christi, Texas

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Job Description
The Department of Life Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, Biology in Marine & Coastal Conservation. We seek a motivated and talented person with a research focus on coastal and marine species and ecosystems. We seek applicants whose expertise are complementary to existing faculty and fill known gaps in the department (among others, coastal/marine reptiles, mammals, and/or birds).

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program, supervise graduate students, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in conservation biology and their individual expertise. This position will further expand and complement our M.S./Ph.D. programs in Marine Biology ( and M.S. Biology ( Appointment will begin fall 2019.

The successful applicant will work with other faculty to aid the university's goal in achieving national and international prominence as an emerging research institution. The Department of Life Sciences research and teaching facilities will be housed in a new state-of-the-art building, Tidal Hall.

Required Qualifications:
1. Ph.D. degree in biology or closely related discipline.
2. A strong publication record in leading, high impact, journals.
3. Post-doctoral experience.

Preferred Qualifications
1. Individuals with active, externally-funded research programs and collaborations who can take advantage of our research laboratories and equipment including Core Genomics Facility, High Performance Computer Center, Isotope Core Lab, microscopy and other analytical facilities, and potential faculty collaborators.
2. Applicants whose research focus is complementary to existing faculty in the department are especially encouraged to apply.


To be considered for the position, all required documentation must be submitted.

A completed application must include:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Statement of research interests
4. Statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy
5. Names and contact information of 4 references

Applicants are encouraged to apply prior to November 30, 2018. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018. The position will remain open until a finalist is selected.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Ed Proffitt
Search Chair, Department of Life Sciences
Email: [email protected]

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Posted: 11/2/2018
Application Due: 1/2/2019
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