Job Opportunities: Five Assistant/Associate Professors of Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, USA | POGO

Job Opportunities: Five Assistant/Associate Professors of Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, USA

The deadline to apply for maximum consideration is January 14, 2019​​​​​​.


The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), in fulfilling strategic plans for expansion in key areas, is seeking applications for five new faculty positions as part of its three-part mission to conduct interdisciplinary research in coastal ocean and estuarine science, educate students and citizens, and provide advisory service to policy makers, industry, and the public. The School of Marine Science at VIMS is the graduate school in marine science for William & Mary


Applications are invited for the following tenure-eligible Assistant/Associate Professors:

Coastal & Estuarine Ecology

Preference will be given to candidates with research interests in coastal and estuarine ecology with an emphasis on Submersed Aquatic Vegetation (SAV), especially seagrasses. Individual interests could include, but are not limited to, community and physiological ecology of SAV, or biology of marine, estuarine, or freshwater plants, restoration ecology, and conservation biology. Areas of particular interest include physiological, molecular, and/or ecological responses of submersed plants and associated animals, to natural and anthropogenic stressors in the context of climate or other environmental change.


Estuarine/Coastal Physical Oceanography

Ideally, the candidate should demonstrate excellence in field-oriented research, but also be comfortable employing modeling, remote sensing, or experimental approaches. Environments of interest include estuaries, the shelf, and nearshore regions. The successful candidate will be poised to take advantage of opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations that abound at VIMS, such as tracking and predicting the distribution of biotic and abiotic materials, and investigating hydrodynamic effects on biological, chemical, and geological processes. Candidates will be expected to develop a teaching program that speaks to the needs of VIMS’ graduate student population.


Marine Chemistry (2 positions)

Candidates with research interests in any area of marine chemistry will be considered, but we particularly welcome applications from candidates with interests complementary to the expertise of current VIMS chemists and the ability to interact with faculty throughout the institute. We anticipate hires in both organic and inorganic disciplines. Potential areas of interest include: inorganic and organic geochemistry, biochemistry, molecular and physical exchange processes, and effects of climate change and human activities in coastal and estuarine waters.


Phytoplankton Ecology

Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests complement those of existing VIMS faculty and the institute’s mission. Individual interests could span from local to global scales and across multiple levels of biological organization (population, community, ecosystem), with approaches ranging from laboratory to field-based studies. Areas of expertise could include but are not limited to nutrient controls on primary production, biogeochemistry, physiological ecology, molecular ecology, trophic interactions, diversity and assemblage structure, remote sensing, and responses to environmental stresses in the context of climate or other environmental change.


William & Mary is an EO/AA employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


For full details on each postion, and to apply, please click on the header links.

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