Term Assistant Professor of Biology

Kenai Peninsula College is accepting applications for a Term Assistant Professor of Biology at its Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska.

We are looking for a colleague who has a passion for working with students who would be those taking 300- and 400- level courses in our unique Semester by the Bay Program, as well as students just beginning their higher education studies in biology. Expected courses include: Marine Mammal Biology and lab, Advanced Skeletal Articulation, Marine Mammals of Alaska and lab, Internship in Biology, and Anatomy and Physiology and lab.

This position supports the University of Alaska bipartite mission which includes a 5-part workload with four parts teaching and one part university/community service. This position accommodates a schedule with options to teach day, evening, in-person, hybrid, and online classes. Many of the Semester by the Bay courses include experiential and field trip activities.

Professional interpersonal and communication skills are a must to thrive in an environment involving a variety of cultures, backgrounds and age levels. We prefer candidates with experience teaching biology courses, especially to a wide variety of student populations using innovative student-centered teaching practices, current teaching technologies, learning management systems (such as blackboard) and distance delivery methodology. Our preferred candidate will have significant graduate-level education in marine mammal biology, ideally in anatomy, ecology, or behavior, as well as interest supporting the health professions by teaching online A&P. You will be a productive member of a small faculty department, taking on diverse tasks such as mentoring students, planning field trips, and community service, including involvement in other professional and/or academic organizations.

Minimum Qualifications:

You will need a PhD in Biology or a related field from a regionally accredited university and completed by the employment start date in August of 2024.

Position Details:

This position is located on the Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. This is a full-time, 9-month, term faculty position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options and tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. Salary based upon level of academic appointment, applicable academic preparation and experience.

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date of March 17, 2024, 11:55pm Alaska Standard Time. The search committee may choose to leave the position open but has the option to close it at any time after the review date.

Please submit your online application and electronically attach a cover letter, comprehensive vitae, *unofficial transcripts, three (3) professional references, and a philosophy of teaching statement as related to the teaching of composition.

*Successful applicants must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment. Qualifying earned degrees must be conferred either by institutions of higher education which are accredited by one of the six US regional accrediting associations or by an equivalent international institution of higher education as determined by UAA based on a review by a foreign educational credential evaluation service and recognized by UAA.

KPC will conduct the first set of interviews on zoom. Candidates moving to in-person interviews will participate in a question and answer session, provide a 15-minute presentation showcasing a biological sciences portfolio and a 15-minute teaching presentation pertaining to a 100- and 200- biological science-related topic typically delivered in a classroom.

To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

We especially encourage applications from candidates who understand the diversity present in Alaska, our local community and student body, and who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures.


This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

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The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Marci Lea, HR Coordinator, at or 907.262.0318.

Assistant Professor, Marine Sciences (Marine Mammology)

The School of Marine and Environmental Programs (SMEP) in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at the University of New England (UNE) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Marine Sciences, with a focus in Marine Mammals.

Please see the link for more details

Endowed Research Professorship in Marine Mammal Conservation

The Robert K. Johnson Center for Marine Conservation in the Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science is seeking applicants for an endowed research faculty position focused on marine mammal conservation. This is a non-tenure track position targeting candidates at the Research Assistant Professor level, with the possibility of Research Associate Professor or Research Full Professor appointments for exceptional candidates. The position emphasizes research and outreach/engagement, with some teaching and advising responsibilities. Candidates will be provided 9 months of salary for their first year, after which they will be expected to raise a portion of their salary from external funding sources (research grants and/or philanthropic gifts).
Established in 2023, the Robert K. Johnson Center for Marine Conservation is a new hub for interdisciplinary, solutions-oriented marine conservation research, education, engagement, and science communication within the Rosenstiel School. This position is part of a cluster hire for endowed research professors who will help launch the new Center and accelerate its growth and impact. Our current faculty are leading scholars whose work addresses pressing marine conservation challenges to advance ocean health, human well-being, and ocean justice in the South Florida region and globally.

We seek rising leaders in marine mammal conservation, broadly defined. Candidates may draw from diverse backgrounds in the natural, social, and/or Indigenous sciences and methodologies, including but not limited to: environmental physiology, marine ecology, conservation biology, governance, law, policy, anthropology, geography, economics, or other areas. Areas of focus may include, for example: human-wildlife interactions; human/cultural uses and values; novel uses of technology, such as biologging and remote sensing; physiology; impacts of climate change, fisheries, or offshore energy exploration and development; acoustics; disease/toxicology; genetics; ethics; governance, policy, or management; highly migratory species; historical ecology; marine mammal sociality.

The successful candidate will lead cutting-edge research on salient contemporary issues with applied links to policy, management, education and/or practice. Candidates must demonstrate strong research productivity and research partnerships, evidence of potential to secure extramural funding, and commitment to teaching and mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to research and teaching, candidates will be expected to conduct impactful outreach and engagement with practitioner, community, and/or rightsholder groups relevant to their work, such as federal or state agencies, Indigenous communities, NGOs, citizen science groups, K-12 students, industry groups or others.

The Rosenstiel School is ideally located in a region with many opportunities for fieldwork, including several sites of national importance (e.g., in Dry Tortugas National Park, Biscayne National Park, Everglades National Park, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary). There are also numerous potential partners located in the region from public, private, academic, and nonprofit sectors (e.g., NOAA’s Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida International University, numerous local rescue organizations and facilities). The successful candidate will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment in the Rosenstiel School and the rest of the University of Miami, including the NOAA funded Cooperative Institute For Marine And Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS), and the Frost Institute for Data Science and Computation (IDSC).

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice are core to the Center’s mission and work. We particularly encourage applications from candidates who would add to the long-standing goal of increasing diversity in the Rosenstiel School. We are especially interested in scholars who demonstrate evidence of promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in research, teaching, and service.

The Research Professor will have a dual appointment between the Robert K. Johnson Center for Marine Conservation and one of two departments within the Rosenstiel School: either the Department of Environmental Science and Policy or the Department of Marine Biology and Ecology.
The preferred start date is January 1, 2024, and no later than August 15, 2024. To be eligible, candidates must hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field by the appointment start date.

Applications can be submitted via the UM Careers website
at Professorship-in-Marine-Mammal-Conservation_R100069164

Applications shall include:
• Letter of interest that summarizes your anticipated contributions to scholarship, diversity, equity and inclusion as well as teaching, and outreach/engagement.
• Current CV •Research statement
•A statement that describes your philosophy and experience with teaching and outreach/engagement/science communication
• A statement that explains your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion
• The names of three colleagues who can provide us with a reference

All your application documents can be uploaded as a single PDF or in up to five documents (5MB per file) under the Resume/CV section of your online application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Please contact Dr. Rebecca Gruby at for additional information.

Assistant Professor in Marine Mammalogy

The Department of Biology and Marine Biology at the University of
North Carolina Wilmington is accepting applications for a Marine
Mammalogist. This is a tenure track position at the Assistant
Professor level. Deadline for applications is Nov. 30, 2021. Please see the following link for full details:

Machine Learning Engineer/Researcher – Environmental Science

The British Antarctic Survey’s Artificial Intelligence Lab is looking to hire three machine learning engineers/researchers and two IT engineers. Initial focus will be to develop and deploy ML and computer vision methods to tackle some specific science challenges selected from the interdisciplinary environmental activities of the British Antarctic Survey ( The three successful candidates will work in close collaboration with our partner organisations, including: The Alan Turing Institute; international research institutes; our University network; and our two Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) in Earth Observation and AI for Environmental Risk. Candidates will have experience working in machine learning and/or data science. Areas which could be developed include:

Computer vision, e.g., for monitoring wildlife within satellite imagery

Probabilistic time series modelling for forecasting environmental change

Uncertainty quantification through Bayesian statistical methods

Salary: £31-49K
Apply via the BAS website, under the job vacancy

Assistant Professor of Marine Biology – Tenure Track

The Department of Biology at the College of Charleston invites applications for a tenure-track position in Marine Biology at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2018.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biology, marine biology, marine science or a related field and a strong commitment to teaching and maintaining an active research program involving undergraduate and graduate students. We seek a marine organismal biologist who will complement strengths of existing faculty. The area of research is open but taxonomic groups of particular interest include marine tetrapods and marine phycology/botany.

Primary teaching responsibilities could include courses in the marine biology core, graduate and/or undergraduate specialty courses in an area of expertise, and introductory biology and/or human A&P.

The College of Charleston, located in Charleston, SC, is a public liberal arts and sciences institution of 12,000 students, with MS programs in Marine Biology and Environmental Studies, the Grice Marine Laboratory close to the downtown campus, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Information about the department is available at

Applicants should submit electronic (.pdf) copies of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, up to three relevant publications, unofficial graduate transcript(s) (with official copies required upon hire), and names and contact information for three colleagues capable of providing a recommendation.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to Gorka Sancho, search committee chair, at This is a nine-month appointment; salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin February 4 and will continue until the position is filled.

Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University

LSU Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences is hiring a tenure-track assistant professor with a marine ecology focus. It is defined broadly and as such we are encouraging applicants from a variety of research backgrounds to apply. Applicants with expertise in tagging and spatial movement ecology, trophic dynamics, population and community ecology, and resource conservation biology are of interest but we are open to a broad range of focuses including marine mammal ecology and conservation.

Please feel free to contact myself or the hiring committee co-chair Dr. Steve Midway (<>) if you have specific questions. Our first review of applicants will begin on January 1st,  and after this time we will be reviewing new applicants on a rolling basis. If you chose to submit an application after January 1st I would recommend contacting Dr. Midway to let him know when your application will be available for review.

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Thank you!


Michael J. Polito, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Louisiana State University
1239 Energy, Coast & Environment Building, Baton Rouge, LA 70803
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