Endowed Professor of Marine Science

Position Summary: Endowed Professor of Marine Science

The Monmouth University School of Science invites outstanding applicants for the position of Endowed Professor of Marine Science.  This is a position at the Associate Professor or Professor level in the Department of Biology associated with our B.S. in Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy (MEBP) and the Urban Coast Institute (UCI).

The incumbent will have a PhD in Marine Ecology, Biological Oceanography or a related marine science discipline and will occupy a key research and teaching position within the MEBP program and work collaboratively with the UCI.  Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate considerable experience in securing grants and extramural support and conducting research on the effects of habitat condition on biological productivity or marine species.

The incumbent will be expected to maintain an active research program related to the core mission of the UCI, focus areas of the MEBP curriculum, and form collaborations with the staff at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory at Sandy Hook, NJ in particular, with staff in the Ecosystems Processes Division (EPD) of NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Center.  The incumbent’s research program must attract external funding and provide opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in the projects.

The incumbent will also have the opportunity to teach upper level courses including laboratories in the MEBP Program including Marine Biology, Biological Oceanography, mentor undergraduates, and develop innovative new courses related to marine ecology and oceanography that complement and diversify the BS curriculum in Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy.

Teaching and research are mutually supportive activities at Monmouth University. Candidates should be committed to a teacher-scholar model of faculty development, to high-quality teaching, to an active and productive research program involving undergraduate students, and to seeking external funding consistent with the mission of the School of Science, the Urban Coast Institute, and the Department of Biology.

Monmouth University is an independent, comprehensive institution of higher education committed to excellence and integrity in teaching, scholarship, and service.

The anticipated start date for this position is September 1, 2016.

  Required Degree, License or Certifications:

PhD in Marine Ecology, Biological Oceanography or a closely related marine science field.

 Required Skills or Software:

 MS office suite

Statistical software appropriate to the field

Other Requirements:

  • Highly qualified researcher with experience in formulating funding proposals, securing funding support and managing grant funded research.
  • A record of scholarly publications in refereed journals and success in securing external funding for research.
  • Record of exemplary teaching effectiveness at the university level.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to interact congenially and fruitfully with coworkers at all levels and engage interdisciplinary research collaborations.

Preferred Qualifications:

Boat operating experience and/or U.S. Coast Guard issued Merchant Mariner Credential desirable

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications and preferences for the position, a curriculum vitae, a plan for research involving undergraduate students and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the search committee.

To apply, please visit: http://jobs.monmouth.edu. Review of applications will occur upon receipt and the search will continue until the position is filled.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.  Applications received by 15 November 2015 will receive fullest consideration.  The application process will remain open until the position is filled.

Preference will be given to candidates whose letters of recommendation comment positively on teaching and research potential at a primarily undergraduate institution. Finalists will present a sample class and a research seminar.

For more detail: See job posting: https://jobs.monmouth.edu/postings/4450