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University of Guam
Mangilao, Guam
Assistant Professor Associate Professor $61,577 - $125,086 Per Annum $68,176 - $137,651 Per Annum
Date posted
Jan 16, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

(Note to applicants in the mainland United States: Please be advised that Guam is a day ahead of the mainland United States.)

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The University of Guam is looking for an individual who is interested in new challenges and opportunities for professional and personal growth.  This position calls for someone who is self-motivated and adaptable, intelligent, possesses a global vision and who is interested in working in a dynamic, multicultural institution.


The University of Guam Center for Island Sustainability and Sea Grant (CIS/SG) Unit leads and supports the transition of our island region towards a sustainable future. CIS is a focal institute in our region for conducting sustainability-related research and community outreach to help meet island needs in the broader areas of the environment, economy, society, and education. The mission of the Sea Grant Institutional Program is to integrate and apply research, extension, and education activities to sustain and develop island environments while integrating knowledge and cultural perspectives of island people. UOG Sea Grant is one of thirty-four (34) Sea Grant Programs in the United States. Core funding for CIS/SG is provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Government of Guam.


The University of Guam Sea Grant (UOGSG) seeks an Assistant/Associate Professor to coordinate the Sea Grant-funded research and extension program that supports the UOGSG focus areas: 1) Healthy Coastal Ecosystems, 2) Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development, 3) Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture, and 4) Resilient Communities and Economies, and to support the biological research and advancement of Island Wisdom and Island Sustainability initiatives.


Primary duties and responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to the following:


Under the general supervision of the UOGSG Director and Associate Director for Operations and Development, this position will coordinate the UOGSG research program (review of proposals, administering funds, analysis of datasets, etc.) and support the UOGSG extension program (connecting university resources and expertise with local communities and user groups). The selected individual will write, manage, and report on grants for program projects; perform research into sustainable fisheries and the biology/ecology of tropical marine and watershed systems to develop educational and technical materials (environmental assessments, technical reports, competitive peer-reviewed publications, public lectures, etc.); support the advancement of UOG Center for Island Sustainability & Sea Grant and Island Wisdom initiative; advise graduate students and teach courses that support UOGSG’s program priorities in marine and watershed environments; and be responsible for corresponding, communicating and acting as liaison for appropriate representatives of the local and federal government (funding, research, management, and conservation matters).



Minimum: Ph.D. in fish biology, fisheries ecology, marine biology/sciences from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent with advanced skills in fish life-history, statistical modeling of stocks, and fisheries ecology. Must also have a strong record of research as evidenced by recent grants and refereed publications in scientific journals. Must be willing to teach online.


Preferred: Post-doctoral experience and evidence of first-author, peer-reviewed publications pertaining to fish life histories, fisheries ecology, and the influence of environmental regimes on fish life histories. Knowledge of, or experience working in, Micronesia. Experience working and teaching in online learning programs.



Applicants for University of Guam faculty positions must complete an online job application through the UOG’s online employment portal at  Please have the following documents prepared and ready to upload with your application:


(1) Letter of Intent, stating interest


(2) Up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume


(3) Copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts


Applicants who are short-listed for an interview will be required to provide a short (approximately 5 minutes) video clip of their lecture or presentation.


Special Instructions for References: Three (3) current letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable about your academic and professional performance must be provided by providing a list of at least three (3) references to be contacted on the References section of the online application.  Enter each reference by clicking on the “Add References Entry” button.  Provide the name, title, email address, mailing address, and telephone number of each reference.  A system automated email will be sent to each reference’s email address with a link to attach their reference letter to your application.


Selected candidate must provide official transcripts prior to hire date. For further information, please contact Dr. Peter Houk, Chair, Extension - Marine Search Committee at or the Human Resources Office at, telephone number, (671) 735-2350 or fax number at (671) 734-6005.


Police and Court Clearance: Pursuant to Public Law No. 28-24 and Executive Order 2005-34, applicants selected for a position are required to provide original police and court (Superior Court of Guam) clearances of no more than three (3) months old prior to commencement of employment.  Off-island applicants must obtain clearances from their place of residence.  Applicants are responsible for fees associated with obtaining the clearances.





Submission of completed job applications authorizes the University of Guam to seek and obtain information regarding the applicant’s suitability for employment. All factors which are job related may be investigated (i.e., previous employment, educational credentials, and criminal records). All information obtained may be used to determine the applicant’s eligibility for employment in accordance with equal employment opportunity guidelines. In addition, the applicant releases previous employers and job-related sources from legal liability for the information provided.


Should an applicant be convicted of any crimes other than a minor traffic violation, all applicable information must be provided in the form of a police clearance report and court clearance report. Failure to admit any felony convictions may result in immediate disqualification or disciplinary action.


Section 25103, Chapter 25, Title 10 of the Guam Code Annotated requires college or university employees to undergo a physical examination, to include a test for tuberculosis (skin or x-ray), prior to employment and at least annually thereafter. A report of such examination must be conducted by a licensed physician within a state or territory of the United States and must be submitted upon request.


Federal law requires presentation of eligibility to work in the United States within seventy-two (72) hours of reporting for employment. Specifically, 8 USC 1324A requires the employer to verify the identity and eligibility to work in the United States of all newly hired employees. The University of Guam is required to comply with this law on a non-discriminatory basis. If you are hired to fill a position with the University of Guam, you will be required to present valid documents to comply with this law.






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