Assistant Professor - Marine Disease Biologist; The University of Southern Mississippi

Job Title: 
Assistant Professor - Marine Disease Biologist
Job Location: 
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Job ID: 0004681

The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position as an Assistant Professor of Marine Disease Biology in the Division of Coastal Sciences in the College of Science and Technology to begin in Fall 2018.  A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline is required. Post-doctoral experience is also highly desired.

We are searching for an outstanding candidate working on any aspect of disease in marine shellfish, finfish or mammals. Potential research areas include, but are not restricted to: epidemiology, pathology, immunology, and parasitology of wild or cultured organisms. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, publish manuscripts in peer-reviewed literature, mentor M.S. and Ph.D. students, and participate in graduate instruction. Evaluation of applications will also consider the potential of candidates to develop collaboration within USM’s School of Ocean Sciences and Technology, as well as with other USM academic units including the Department of Biological Sciences.

The Division of Coastal Sciences is a research and graduate education unit within the School of Ocean Science and Technology, offering programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science degrees. The Division is located at the USM Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (Ocean Springs, Mississippi), a marine laboratory featuring comprehensive basic and applied research programs in coastal and marine biological sciences. Research program support includes state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and instrumentation; a fleet of small and large research vessels, including the R/V Point Sur; the GCRL Museum collection; the Center for Fisheries Research and Development; NSF I/UCRC Science Center for Marine Fisheries, and aquaculture facilities including the Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center.

Further inquiries may be addressed to the search committee chair (Kevin Dillon, kevin.dillon [at] Applicants must complete an employment application form located on the USM Human Resources web site  (Job Posting # 0004681). The application package will include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a statement of research interests and career goals; 3) a statement of teaching interests; 4) a curriculum vitae; 5) relevant reprints (up to four); and 6) contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018, and will continue until an appropriate candidate is found.

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