University of New Hampshire — Estuarine / Marine Scientist

The College of Life Science and Agriculture and the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering at the University of New Hampshire seek outstanding applicants for a joint, 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level in the area of ESTUARINE/MARINE SCIENCE. We are particularly interested in candidates with a strong background in the life sciences as applied to estuaries, with particular interest in the areas of coastal ecology, resilience, adaptation, and risk assessment through high-quality research focused on organisms, community, and/or ecosystem-scale estuarine processes. We seek an individual who will bring a dynamic, internationally recognized, extramurally funded, collaborative research program to UNH. This position will integrate and build upon the University’s strengths in estuarine, marine, and freshwater biology and ecology, biological and physical oceanography, microbial ecology and genomics, and fisheries, and will offer exceptional opportunities for collaboration and synergy across departments and colleges. The successful candidate will have their academic and tenure home in the Department of Biological Sciences within the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture where they will contribute to the research, teaching, and service mission of the College. Half of their academic year salary will be covered by the College. The other half will be covered by the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering where it is expected that the candidate will assume the directorship of the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory, located on the shores of Great Bay Estuary, one of the largest estuaries in northern New England. This facility houses well-equipped infrastructure where scientists conduct experimental and field-based research on biological and physical components of coastal ecosystems.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a field closely aligned with the respective position; lead a strong, internationally- recognized research program with demonstrated success including single and multi-PI grants and high quality publications; demonstrate strong experience or potential for undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring; and demonstrate a commitment to work collaboratively with diverse communities across the institution.

Application Instructions:
All applicants are required to apply online at The following application materials are required: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research statement, 4) mentoring/teaching statement, 5) contact information for three professional referees, and 6) up to three representative publications.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct all inquiries to Dr. Serita Frey, Search Committee Chair,

University Description and Mission:
The University of New Hampshire, located in Durham, is the state’s public research university and is a Sea, Space and Land Grant institution routinely ranked in the top five research institutions nationally in the fields of ecology, environmental science, and geosciences. The University is a national leader in the study of our oceans and coasts, bringing interdisciplinary research and teaching from the life sciences, engineering, Earth sciences, oceanography, ocean and seafloor mapping, as well as the social sciences to bear on the complex issues facing our marine resources.

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.