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Tenured Faculty Position in Chemical Ecology or Toxicology

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Aug 10, 2023

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Tenured Faculty Position in Chemical Ecology or Toxicology

College/School/Unit: College of Natural Sciences
Department: Marine Science
Posted: Nov 3, 2022
Apply By: Open until filled


Tenured Faculty Position in Chemical Ecology or Toxicology - The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenured faculty position in the Department of Marine Science at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor from candidates with research experience in chemical ecology or toxicology. The position is located at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas. The Institute is currently undergoing exciting growth, including a series of recent cluster hires. Its location along the Corpus Christi Ship channel allows researchers unfettered access to the estuarine, inshore and offshore habitats of the Gulf of Mexico, as well as excellent shoreside facilities for experimental work. Our infrastructure includes state-of-the-art research laboratories, offices and meeting spaces; the Estuarine Research Center housing the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve in partnership with NOAA, a Marine Science Library, and full-service core analytical facilities. New facility renovations completed or underway include the Fisheries and Mariculture Laboratory Complex, marina, research pier, public Marine Science Education Center and the new Center for Coastal Ocean Science.

The Center for Coastal Ocean Science (CCOS) will support marine environmental science research in chemical ecology and toxicology and their associated subfields. The successful applicant will be responsible for administering the operations of CCOS and have the freedom to follow independent and collaborative research. The faculty appointee will be provided with a start-up package, annual financial support from the endowment, and 9 months of state-funded salary support for research and teaching.


The Institute and Department, in collaboration with the College of Natural Sciences, value candidates who seek to build a diverse and inclusive educational environment and have a demonstrated commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in academia. The College and Department are responsive to the needs of dual career couples, support work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies and are dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

We seek an accomplished scientist who investigates the effects of environmental factors on aquatic systems and includes a research focus on regional environmental issues. Areas of research include the study of chemical cues and signaling among marine biota and/or the biological effects of natural toxins and anthropogenic chemicals. The Associate Professor or Professor ranks will be eligible for the Mary Anderson Abell and Joseph Miles Abell, Jr., M.D. Endowed Chair in Marine Science, as a Chair Fellow or Holder, respectively.

Candidates are sought with areas of interest in any experimental biology subfield of chemical ecology or toxicology. Those with experience in sensory biology, neurobiology of behavior, endocrinology, physiology, biochemistry, immunology, are especially encouraged to apply; however, qualified candidates from other fields will also be considered. The successful applicant will be expected to establish an internationally recognized research program at the University of Texas, mentor graduate students and postdoctoral scientists, and teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio ( i) a cover letter with contact information, (ii) a current CV, (iii) a research statement, (iv) a teaching statement, and (v) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Applications received prior to December 1 will receive full consideration. For additional information about the Institute and Department, see We are a vibrant and inclusive community, and we seek candidates who are interested in contributing to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Review of applications will begin January 2023.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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