Assistant Professor in Coastal Ecology

University of North Florida
Assistant Professor in Coastal Ecology

The Department of Biology ( at the University of North Florida (Jacksonville) seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 1, 2017. We are searching for an outstanding scientist who studies the ecology of coastal, estuarine or marine systems.

The UNF Department of Biology offers baccalaureate degrees in Biology with areas of concentration in, Coastal Biology, Ecology and Evolution, Molecular/Cell Biology and Biomedical Sciences. Masters level degrees are also offered with a focus on Coastal/Marine Biology, Ecology/Evolutionary Biology or Microbiology/Molecular Biology. Furthermore, because many Biology faculty conduct research focused on coastal and marine ecosystems and wildlife, the department has been designated as a center for excellence in this field via development of the Flagship Program in Coastal and Marine Biology.

Responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate teaching (General Biology, Ecology and specialty upper level courses), maintaining an active, externally funded research program and contributing to the department’s service mission. The minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in Biology or related discipline with evidence of a significant research program. Evidence of teaching experience is preferred.

You must apply online at and submit a complete application packet consisting of: a letter of application, a teaching statement, a research statement, a curriculum vitae and copies of transcripts. Additionally, you must have three letters of recommendation sent to:

Matt Gilg, Professor
Ecology Search Committee Chair
Department of Biology
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224-2645

Competitive salary and start-up package will be offered, commensurate with training and experience. Application review will begin October 17, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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