Seeking Research Assistant Professor of Restoration Ecology

Good day,
The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is a Historically Black publicly supported land-grant institution. The Center for Marine and Environmental Studies (CMES) at UVI, in association with the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Virgin Islands Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR) is seeking a candidate for a research, non-tenure track position who will join the research team at CMES and teach within the UVI Master of Marine and Environmental Science (MMES) Program. Specifically, we are seeking a candidate who will pursue an extramurally-funded research program in Restoration Ecology and who will advise and seek funding support for masters level students in the MMES program. We seek a faculty member who will ensure high academic standards in a nurturing and learner-centered environment in keeping with our HBCU status through scholarly research and teaching excellence. Appointees must be able to work productively with research colleagues and studen
ts of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds; serve on the University’s committees; and contribute to the development of the University’s Vision.
The successful candidate will join an active research center at CMES, that includes internationally recognized research programs centered on coral reef ecology and restoration, marine diseases, mesophotic reefs, mangrove ecology and restoration, oceanography, blue carbon, fisheries, and sea turtle ecology, among others. CMES and MMES are committed to improving and increasing minority participation in STEM. The successful candidate will be encouraged to recruit and mentor students of diverse backgrounds. The candidate will be assured of significant release time for research during the first few years of employment within the program but will be expected to teach and advise students within the MMES program. There are also opportunities to teach in the College of Science and Mathematics undergraduate program and advise and mentor undergraduates in research experiences. The candidate will be expected to carry out other normal faculty responsibilities including committee assignments and c
ommunity engagement. The candidate will be expected to start in the Fall of 2021.
Required qualifications: Applicants should have a doctoral degree in restoration ecology, marine ecology, or a related field, as well as postdoctoral experience, and a record of scientific research publications in scholarly journals.
Preferred qualifications: Preferred candidates are those who have demonstrated research background, interests, and instructional skills in coral reef restoration and who show interest in collaborative research with other CMES or UVI faculty, staff, and students. Preferred candidates will also have experience teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds. Other preferred qualifications include experience and familiarity with restoration in Caribbean ecosystems, and scientific diving authorization and boat handling experience.
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Deadline to apply is April 30.
Marilyn Brandt, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Center for Marine and Environmental Studies
University of the Virgin Islands
2 John Brewers Bay, St. Thomas, USVI 00802
Ph. 340-693-1376


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