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Tenured Faculty Position (Associate or Full Professor)

Job Description


The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenured faculty position (Associate or Full Professor) in the Department of Marine Science. The position, which is located at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas, builds upon the successful recruitment of six faculty in the past two years. The Institute and its excellent laboratory facilities are adjacent to diverse estuarine, inshore, and offshore habitats of the Gulf of Mexico. Significant resources include: Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve (in partnership with NOAA), Beaufort Lagoon Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research program , Fisheries and Mariculture Laboratory complex , full-service core analytical facilities ,  marina and fleet of research vessels , Marine Science Library , animal rehabilitation operations , and public Patton Marine Science Education Center , many of which have been recently renovated. A Center for Coastal Ocean Science is being established, which will support experiment-based organismal research in marine environmental science.


We seek an accomplished scientist with expertise in any discipline that investigates marine processes at local, regional, or global scales, as well as interdisciplinary scholars. Researchers with expertise in biological oceanography and/or plankton ecology are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a strong research record, including significant extramural research funding, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentorship. The successful applicant will be expected to maintain a nationally recognized research program, mentor graduate students and postdoctoral scientists, and teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The Institute and Department, in collaboration with the College of Natural Sciences, strongly value candidates who seek to build a diverse and inclusive educational environment and have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. The College and Department areresponsive to the needs of dual career couples, support work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies and are dedicated to broadening participation in higher education. 

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio : i) a cover letter including contact information and names of references (letters will be requested for top candidates), (ii) a current CV, (iii) a research statement, (iv) a teaching statement, and (v) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Applications received prior to December 1 will receive full consideration. For additional information about the Institute and Department, see https://www.utmsi.utexas.edu . We are a vibrant and inclusive community, and we seek candidates who actively contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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