Duke University: Faculty Position in Marine Science and Conservation

The Division of Marine Science and Conservation, part of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, invites applications for a full time tenure track faculty position, based at the Duke Marine Laboratory on the North Carolina coast. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and offer students varied perspectives, ways of knowing, and learning. We expect to fill the position at the Assistant Professor level, although exceptional candidates at the Associate or Full Professor level will be considered. The successful applicant is expected to work collaboratively with existing faculty at the Marine Laboratory and the School of the Environment, and to mentor undergraduate and graduate students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds in a way that supports diversity and inclusion. The candidate is also expected to develop a collaborative, externally funded, and nationally recognized research program.

We encourage applicants from across the spectrum of Marine Science and Conservation, broadly construed (e.g., oceanography, biogeochemistry, marine technology, remote sensing, coastal geomorphology, ocean energy, deep-sea science, environmental toxicology, natural hazards, microbial ecology, marine biology and ecology, fisheries, conservation science, and human-environmental interactions at various scales and from different persuasions e.g., political ecology, theories of collective-action and governance, human ecology, livelihoods, and well-being). Individual qualifications, academic excellence, collegiality, and demonstrated multicultural competence, rather than specific research area will be the primary criteria in selecting the successful candidate.

The Duke University Marine Lab, a coastal campus in Beaufort, NC, has a distinguished record of research and education in marine science, conservation and governance, and a strong international reputation with research interests spanning diverse taxa and include both human and natural systems. The mission of the laboratory is to be at the forefront of understanding marine environmental systems, their conservation, and governance through leadership in research, training, communication, inclusion, and diversity. In 2015 the Duke Marine Lab was recipient of the Dean’s Award for Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education.

To apply, submit a single PDF that includes: (1) cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position; (2) statement of research interests and vision for research at the Duke Marine Lab and the Nicholas School of the Environment; (3) statement of teaching philosophy and experience with, and commitment to, teaching a diverse student body; (4) a detailed curriculum vitae; (5) Up to three scholarly works; (6) names and contact information for three references. Applications should be submitted at Academic Jobs Online: academicjobsonline.org/ajo See Job #8114

Further inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Xavier Basurto (t: 252-504-7540) [email protected]. The search committee will begin reviewing applications December 4, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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last updated 4-Oct-2016