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Assistant Professor Biodiversity and Evolution of Ocean Processes & their Feedback on Earth Systems

Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
New Brunswick, New Jersey on the G.H Cook Campus
Commensurate With Experience
Posted Date
Dec 16, 2022

The Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences is seeking to hire a full-time Academic Year, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor with an interest in building a research and teaching program focused on evolutionary processes in the ocean and their feedbacks on Earth systems.

Candidates should be using innovative methods to study the biodiversity in the ocean and their role in shaping oceanic food webs and evolutionary processes on Earth. This hire is part of a cluster of excellence of faculty in the Earth systems and the responses to climate change spanning geological, ecological, and evolutionary sciences.

The successful candidate is expected to: 1) Develop a cutting-edge, externally funded research program; 2) Contribute to graduate/undergraduate courses in Biological Oceanography, Evolution of the Earth System, Environmental Bioinformatics, and/or Theoretical Ecology and Evolution; and 3) Engage with outreach efforts aligned with Rutgers University-wide efforts to address climate-induced changes and consequences for the trajectory of coastal ecosystems.

Competitive candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Oceanography, Molecular Evolution, Geoscience, or a related science/engineering discipline, as well as demonstrated ability to conduct research, prepare competitive grant proposals, teach at graduate and undergraduate levels, and mentor students.

Applicants should submit single PDF files containing the following:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Statement of research interests
  4. Teaching philosophy
  5. Names and contact information of three references
  6. Diversity Statement (see below)

We ask all applicants to describe, in a separate statement, or in the cover letter, how their research, teaching, service, and community engagement could contribute to enhancing DEI at Rutgers and the department.

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