Assistant Professor, Marine Biology

Employer
Fairfield University
Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Oct 20, 2023

Job Details

Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Job Description:

Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 4,757 undergraduate and 1,262 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Job Description:

The Biology Department at Fairfield University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Marine Biology faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2024, pending final budget approval. Applicants with research interests across any area of marine science are encouraged to apply. Candidates with research in aquaculture, fisheries, conservation or those who work with marine seaweeds are of particular interest to the department as are individuals with an interest in collaborative work with local, state, or federal organizations. The position will support the concentration in Marine Biology within the Biology major and provide a foundation for growth of the marine science program at Fairfield. The teaching load is three undergraduate courses each semester (labs count as a full course), with research and university service also required for promotion and tenure. Biology faculty teach a diversity of courses; likely courses for this hire would include: marine science at the non-majors level, general biology for majors and an upper level marine biology courses in their area of specialty.

Requirements:

Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. in Biology with a marine focus, or closely allied field. Applicants must have a history of scholarship as indicated by peer-reviewed scholarly accomplishments, strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and the potential for developing an active research program in their area of specialization that involves undergraduates. Additionally, a commitment to pedagogical innovation and demonstrated excellence in using technology in the classroom is required. Previous teaching and postdoctoral experience are preferred. Candidates are encouraged to discuss how they will promote an equitable, diverse, and inclusive scientific community at Fairfield University in their application materials.

Additional Information:

The department consists of twenty-one full-time faculty representing a range of specialties and is housed in a spacious, well-equipped facility in the Bannow Science Center. The Biology department has a vibrant culture of undergraduate student-faculty collaboration in research, regular departmental extra-curricular events and guest lecturers, and a large student interest in the health sciences. Our location provides ready access to Long Island Sound. The local natural resources have historic, cultural, recreational and commercial importance and the ideal candidate would utilize these local resources in their research. The salary and benefits for the position are highly competitive.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, veterans, Jesuits, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications begins immediately. For full consideration all materials must be submitted by November 10, 2023.

For full consideration, please click “Apply Now” and upload the following materials:
  • a cover letter briefly summarizing your interest and qualifications for this position

  • a curriculum vitae

  • a statement of teaching philosophy and interests

  • a statement outlining research interests, including discussion of how undergraduate students will be incorporated into your research program

  • up to 3 reprints of representative scholarly publications

  • unofficial graduate transcript

  • contact information for three references

If you have any questions, please email: biologysearch@fairfield.edu

Note: If you have more than 5 documents to upload to your application, please combine them into 5 or less documents.

Category:

Academic - Faculty Tenure/Tenure Track

Performs such other duties, responsibilities, and activities as required by supervisor and as departmental/University needs indicate.

*Disclaimer

The above information indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain and should not be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, activities, and/or qualifications required or expected of employees assigned to this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change and new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Fairfield University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Load a resume or CV first, then upload supporting documents including a cover letter at the bottom of the third page under the "My Experience" section where it says to upload a Resume/CV. You will be able to upload up to 5 other documents in this section. You will be unable to edit your application, so please have all documents available before applying. Faculty Positions : If you need to upload more than 5 documents, please either combine them to upload or email the additional documents to the applicable contact in the job description. Staff positions : If you need to upload more than 5 documents, please either combine them to upload or email them to hr@fairfield.edu

Company

Fairfield Univesity

Our scenic, 200-acre campus is situated on the Connecticut coastline, just 60-minutes away from the heart of Manhattan and less than a mile from the beaches of Long Island Sound. But it’s more than just our surroundings that make our campus unique — it’s our commitment to each and every student’s personal and professional growth and their journey to becoming individuals of purpose.

For more than 80 years, Fairfield University has been graduating adept, accomplished, and socially responsible leaders in an academic community where the learning goes deeper, the friendships are more meaningful, and the experiences stay with you long after graduation. As a values-based, student-centric, outcomes-focused Jesuit Catholic University, we are committed to educating the whole person — mind, body, and spirit — and providing students with experiential learning and professional development opportunities that give them a competitive edge in today’s job market. At Fairfield, the future is filled with opportunities as limitless as your potential, and they all begin with you.

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