Assistant or Associate Professor in Marine Zooplankton Ecology &/or Biophysical Interactions (Savannah, Georgia)

Position ID: 40797
University of Georgia
Arts & Sciences
School of Marine Programs
Branch Campus: 
Savannah, Georgia
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor
Job Description: 


Posting Details
Posting Number F0145P
Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor in Marine Zooplankton Ecology and/or Biophysical Interactions
About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The University of Georgia’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SkIO) is a multidisciplinary research institution located on a 700 acre campus on Skidaway Island. The Institute’s primary goals are to further understanding of marine and environmental sciences, conduct leading edge research on marine and coastal systems, and train tomorrow’s scientists. Our campus is also a host to Georgia Southern University’s Applied Coastal Research Lab, NOAA Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, The University of Georgia’s Marine Education Center and Aquarium, and The Nature Conservancy.
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography is also home to the R/V Savannah. The R/V Savannah is operated by the Institute and is a member of the University National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) fleet.

College/Unit/Department website
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Underutilization Minorities
Advertised Salary Negotiable
Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2019
Job Posting Date 09/26/2018
Open until filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit a cover letter, contact information for three references, curriculum vitae, research statement (no more than 3 pages), and teaching philosophy at Review of applications will begin on November 13, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by November 13, 2018 are assured full consideration.

Location of Vacancy Savannah Area
EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Details
Position Information
Faculty Rank Open Rank (Tenure Track)
Contract Type Academic (9 mo.)
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Position Summary

We are seeking an oceanographer whose area of research addresses fundamental questions involving zooplankton ecology and/or the interactions between biology and physics on scales from the organism to the continental shelf using experimental, field-based, or modeling approaches (or combinations thereof).

The appointment is expected to be made at the Assistant Professor level, but consideration will also be given to exceptional applicants seeking appointment at the Associate Professor level. The successful candidate will be interdisciplinary, self-motivated, and interested in pursuing innovative research and education in a highly supportive academic environment.

This position will be based at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography located in Savannah, GA.

Additional Requirements

To be considered at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level, the applicant must hold a PhD or equivalent in Oceanography (or a related area) and have at least 1 year of postdoctoral training. To be considered for the Associate Professor level, applicants must show evidence of the ability to attract sufficient extramural funding to support a sustainable research program and provide convincing evidence of an emerging national reputation in their field.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

A record that provides evidence of scholarship, synergistic activities, and the potential to obtain extramural funding.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Candidates applying with expertise in biophysical interactions will have a documented history of working across the boundaries of biology and physics.

Physical Demands


Does this position have financial responsibilities? No
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Teaching responsibilities will be in undergraduate and graduate courses, including advanced courses in area of specialization.

Percentage Of Time 20

Obtain extramurally research funds and conduct research related to area of specialization.

Percentage Of Time 80
Application Procedure: 
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Marine Sciences
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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