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Open Rank Professor in Marine Biology and Ecology

University of Miami
Coconut Grove, Florida, US
Closing date
Nov 30, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Marine, Biology
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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The Department of Marine Biology and Ecology at the University of Miami (UM), Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric and Earth Science is seeking candidates for Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (tenure-track/tenure eligible) in Marine Biomedical Science. Candidates should have research experience in the use of marine organisms as models for the study of human health and disease. Fields of study could include neuroscience, cardiovascular biology, cancer biology, toxicology, immunology, embryonic development, pathology, physiology, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, or similar. The successful candidate will be able to leverage the extensive capabilities of the Rosenstiel School facilities for maintaining a wide variety of marine organisms. Examples of these facilities include the Marine Technology and Life Sciences Seawater Building, the Experimental Hatchery (, and the National Resource for Aplysia (

In addition to collaborations with MBE and Rosenstiel faculty, candidates are encouraged to consider potential collaborations with faculty at UM's Miller School of Medicine ( and Institute for Data Science and Computing (, which maintains one of the top academic supercomputing facilities in the US.

The Department of Marine Biology and Ecology consists of 25 faculty working in ecology, genomics, toxicology, physiology, immunology, and diseases of marine organisms ( The Department has active doctorate, master, and professional master graduate programs and a large undergraduate program. Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field, appropriate postdoctoral training, and a strong publication record and be able to demonstrate ongoing extramural support for their research programs (Associate or Full Professor) or a strong funding potential (Assistant Professor). Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the graduate and undergraduate academic programs through teaching, mentorship, and advising of both graduate and undergraduate students.

The Department of Marine Biology and Ecology recognizes that good science and innovation need different approaches and points of view that can only be achieved through diversity. We encourage diverse applicants to apply, and we are continuously striving to create an environment where everyone feels empowered to be their full, authentic selves. The successful candidate must have a clearly articulated vision of how their work at Rosenstiel will contribute to the University's continuing mission of serving the needs of historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and separate statements of research and teaching interests, which also describe a vision towards facilitating diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as the names and contact information of at least three references. The position will remain open until filled, but to receive full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2023. We anticipate conducting interviews for the position in January, 2024 with an anticipated start date of August 2024. Questions may be directed to

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

Job Status:Full timeEmployee Type:Faculty

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