Assistant Professor - Marine Vertebrate Ecologist
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San José State University
San José, California

Subject to budgetary approval


Job Opening ID (JOID): 22652

Rank: Assistant Professor (tenure track)

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML) is seeking well-qualified applicants for a tenure-track position to provide quality undergraduate and graduate instruction, and to pursue a vigorous research program in the general area of Marine Vertebrate Ecology. Specific disciplinary focus areas may include, but are not limited to, the ecology of sea birds, marine reptiles, marine mammals, quantitative methods, physiology, and toxicology.

Qualifications: The successful applicant must have a strong commitment to quality instruction and record of a vigorous research program that can involve graduate students. A Ph.D. is required. Applicants should have awareness of, and sensitivity to, the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.

Teaching responsibilities include courses in marine turtles, birds, and mammals; statistics/quantitative methods; and specific areas of expertise. Due to the remote location of MLML, the candidate will not ordinarily serve on College or University level committees at SJSU, yet will be expected contribute to faculty meetings that serve as the main MLML institutional-decision making body; to serve on departmental committees that make and administer policy for space, curriculum, and RTP, among others; and contribute service to the MLML Board of Governors. Candidates are expected to attend and assist with laboratory-sponsored events, and lend support during promotional events (Open House, fundraising, etc.). Faculty members represent the institution and are expected to conduct themselves professionally in all external interactions and be collegial and supportive of other faculty members, staff, and students. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity, in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation, through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement. The candidate is expected to establish and maintain a vigorous extramurally funded research program involving MS students.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 21, 2014

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedures: For full consideration send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research interests, and at least three references by August 23, 2013 to:

Dr. Michael Graham
Chair of Faculty Search Committee
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
8272 Moss Landing Road
Moss Landing, CA 95039

Please include the Job opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

Moss Landing Marine Labs, a consortium of seven California State University campuses and administered by San José State University, is located on Monterey Bay. MLML, a fully equipped marine operations department, is one of the most active in the nation. The faculty emphasis is on integration of mentoring, teaching, and research, and the excellent facilities and staff combine to make this one of the best programs for a Master's degree in marine science in the United States. Since its establishment in 1966, MLML and its leading scientists have contributed significantly to the advancement of the field of marine science, both in Monterey Bay and worldwide. MLML offers undergraduate courses but is primarily a graduate institution for Consortia students seeking a Master of Science degree in marine science. Visit MLML's website for further information:

San José State University is California's oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 945,942), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California's most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 29,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

San José State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the bases of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, or covered veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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