Opportunity: Assistant Professor, Marine Microbial Ecology


The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position to begin as early as Fall 2014.

We seek a microbial ecologist who studies heterotrophic microbes at scales from the molecular to ecosystem level, including: biodiversity, community structure, trophic relationships, biogeochemistry, and pathogenesis in marine systems. All candidates must have a PhD in Marine Science or a relevant field; postdoctoral research and teaching experience are strongly preferred. The position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level.

The position is located at the Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas, which offers excellent shoreside laboratory facilities in close proximity to a variety of unique estuarine and coastal habitats, including the 185,708-acre NOAA Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve. The Institute also has well developed marine education and outreach infrastructure for disseminating research. The successful applicant will be expected to establish an externally funded independent research program, provide excellent training for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in the department. Faculty members commit two-thirds time to research and one-third time to teaching.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent electronically to facsearch@utlists.utexas.edu or via mail to: Faculty Search Committee, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute, 750 Channel View Dr., Port Aransas, Texas 78373-5015. Review of applications will begin November 11, 2013.

The University of Texas Marine Science Institute is responsive to needs of dual career couples and committed to building a multi-cultural work force. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Background check conducted on applicant selected.