Job: Tenure Track Faculty Position Marine Disease Biologist

Title Tenure Track Faculty Position Marine Disease Biologist
Agency, Location Division of Coastal Sciences, University of Southern Mississippi
Categories Permanent
Job # 12131
Salary Commensurate With Experience
End Date Until Filled

The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Marine Disease Biology in the Division of Coastal Sciences in the College of Science and Technology to begin in Fall 2017. We are searching for an outstanding candidate working on any aspect of disease in marine organisms. Potential research areas include, but are not restricted to: epidemiology, pathology, immunology, parasitology and marine aquaculture. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, publish manuscripts in peer-reviewed literature, mentor M.S. and Ph.D. students, and participate in graduate instruction. Preference will be given to applicants showing a strong potential for collaboration within USM’s School of Ocean Sciences and Technology, as well as with other USM academic units including the Department of Biological Sciences.


A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline is required. Post-doctoral experience is also highly desired.
The Division of Coastal Sciences is a research and graduate education unit within the School of Ocean Science and Technology, offering programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science degrees. Further inquiries may be addressed to the search committee chair (Kevin Dillon, Applicants must complete an employment application form located on the USM Human Resources web site (Job Posting #0004311). The application package will include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a statement of research interests and career goals; 3) a statement of teaching interests; 4) a curriculum vitae; 5) relevant reprints (up to four); and 6) contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2017, and will continue until an appropriate candidate is found.


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