Assistant Professor, Marine Sciences

University of New England
March 18, 2023
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Position Information

Position Type Faculty

Faculty Track Tenure-Track Position Title Assistant Professor, Marine Sciences Employment Status Full Time Months 9 Campus Biddeford, ME Description

The School of Marine and Environmental Programs (SMEP) in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at the University of New England (UNE) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Marine Sciences, starting in August 2023. The successful candidate will join a diverse group of faculty and staff with expertise across a broad array of specialties including invertebrate biology and physiology, ecology, ichthyology, marine mammalogy, aquaculture, and oceanography.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position, please submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy and interests
  • A statement of research interests
  • A statement of your contribution to the university's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial accepted; finalists will be asked to provide official copies)
  • For more information please visit the SMEP website at https: // www. or contact the Academic Director, Dr. Charles Tilburg at [email protected].

    The School of Marine and Environmental Programs is located on UNE's Biddeford waterfront campus, with easy access to a variety of coastal ecosystems including rocky coastlines, sandy beaches, mudflats and salt marshes. Our school is inter-disciplinary, offering a multitude of majors ranging from Marine Science to Environmental Studies to Marine Entrepreneurship. Open water can be accessed for research and teaching with our fleet of small research vessels. The marine programs are housed in the Arthur P. Girard Marine Science Center which has a 600,000-gallon capacity flow-through seawater system. The school is listed in Biology Explorer's list of top ten marine biology colleges, College Choice's list of the top fifteen bachelor's programs in marine biology, and College Magazine's list of the best 10 colleges for marine biology.

    UNE is a private, non-profit, comprehensive R2 university, with campuses in Portland and Biddeford, Maine and Tangier, Morocco. The College of Arts and Sciences is located on UNE's waterfront Biddeford campus, with nearby city- based amenities in Portland (a 30-minute drive) and Boston (a 2-hour drive). UNE's location in southern Maine also affords easy access to forests, mountains, freshwater lakes, rocky coastlines, and sandy beaches. CAS, one of UNE's five colleges, has a primary focus on undergraduate education.

    UNE offers students a highly integrated learning experience that promotes excellence through interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation in education, research, and service. UNE's excellence could not happen without a dedicated and talented faculty and professional staff. We value student- centered, multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary efforts that meet the highest ethical standards to achieve excellence in support of an integrative approach to the liberal arts, scholarship and research, and health and the environment.

    UNE is a great place to work. We boast both a tight-knit community and access to a wide array of degree programs, research opportunities and cultural events. We have three distinct campuses that combine to offer students a range of different learning experiences. Our two Maine campuses house our nationally recognized undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, while our campus in Tangier, Morocco is home to an innovative semester abroad program. UNE is perennially included on “best colleges lists” by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Forbes, and others. Portland is one of the nation's most livable small cities with an incredible natural environment, friendly people, a wealth of arts and cultural institutions, and major medical facilities. Outside magazine named it as one of the “Greatest Places to Live in America”, and Bon Appetit selected Portland as the 2018 “Restaurant City of the Year”.

    UNE also offers a generous comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees and their dependents. The package includes varied health and dental plans; a retirement plan that includes up to an 8% match; extensive paid leave including holidays, vacation, sick and personal time; and educational benefits for both employees and dependent children. Please visit the Human Resources Benefits site ( https: // www. for additional information regarding UNE's fantastic benefits package.


    The school seeks candidates who can teach lecture and laboratory courses in marine biology and/or oceanography at the introductory level, and upper-level lecture and laboratory courses in their area(s) of expertise to Marine Sciences undergraduate and master's students. This position typically teaches the equivalent of 9 credits per semester. The candidate is expected to develop an active, externally funded independent research program involving undergraduate and graduate students that results in peer-reviewed publications. The successful candidate will also participate in curriculum development, academic advising, recruiting, course and program assessment, and service to the school, college and university.


    A Ph.D. and post-doctoral training or equivalent experience in biology, marine sciences, oceanography, zoology, fisheries, or a related field is required. The preferred research focus of this position will investigate how marine organisms are influenced by climate change, marine pollution, or other anthropogenic effects. Candidates who use techniques that further our students' preparedness for their future careers (e.g., molecular analysis, technology development) and who do fieldwork in regional ecosystems will be strongly considered. Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and have a record of scholarly productivity; candidates with record of competitive grant funding are preferred.

    EEO Statement Summary

    Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors will not be permitted to have an adverse influence upon decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.

    COVID Vaccination Statement (PLEASE NOTE)

    In order to protect the health and safety of the UNE community, UNE requires all students enrolled in classes on our campuses and all on-campus employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of employment. The University allows for religious and medical exemptions to the policy. If you believe you are eligible for a medical or religious exemption to the vaccine policy you may seek the exemption through Human Resources after receiving this conditional offer of employment. Please note that no person to whom the policy applies will be finally employed or permitted to work if they are not fully vaccinated unless they request an exemption and are granted one.

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number 2022F0001P

    Open Date 10/14/2022 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes

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    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Scholarly Interests
  • Additional Document (Please see Posting Details for more information)
  • Graduate Transcripts
  • Optional Documents

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