Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Sun Oct 18 18:08:02 MDT 2015

Texas A&M University at Galveston
Department of Marine Biology


The Department of Marine Biology at Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMU=
G) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in =
Marine Microbial Ecology. We seek an individual with a Ph.D. and preferably=
 postdoctoral or equivalent experience whose research complements that of f=
aculty in the Department of Marine Biology (www.tamug.edu/marb<http://www.t=
amug.edu/marb>). Candidates with research interests in any area of marine m=
icrobiology will be considered, including environmental microbiology, micro=
bial ecology, marine microbial genomics, pathogens of aquatic organisms, hu=
man pathogens in aquatic environments, and marine microbial natural product=
s. Individuals should have experience with high throughput sequencing appro=
aches, as well as classical microbial analytical and culture techniques. Co=
mpetitive candidates will demonstrate the potential for interdisciplinary r=
esearch collaborations across the departments of Marine Biology and Marine =
Sciences as well as with researchers on the main campus. Teaching responsib=
ilities will include an upper-level undergraduate course in marine microbia=
l ecology and undergraduate or graduate courses in laboratory techniques an=
d/or data processing. The successful applicant will be expected to establis=
h and sustain an externally funded research program as well as mentor under=
graduate and graduate students. Salary is commensurate with qualifications =
and experience.

TAMUG is the ocean-oriented branch campus of Texas A&M University (TAMU). I=
n addition to undergraduate programs, TAMUG is the host campus of a graduat=
e-level Interdisciplinary Degree Program (IDP) in Marine Biology, which is =
comprised of faculty from six departments within the Texas A&M University S=
ystem. Apart from the lDP, members of the Department of Marine Biology also=
 maintain joint or graduate appointments in departments on the main campus.=
 A joint or graduate appointment in the Department of Marine Sciences on th=
e Galveston Campus is also an option. The TAMUG departments are housed in t=
he new Ocean and Coastal Studies Building, which is home to over 20 researc=
h laboratories, two teaching laboratories, and a Sea Life Center with runni=
ng sea water systems. Various shared and core facilities are available loca=
lly and on the main campus with instrumentation for advanced microscopy, ge=
nomic and biogeochemical analyses.

Applications should be received by November 30, 2015 for full consideration=
. Anticipated start date for the position is fall 2016.  To apply, send a c=
urriculum vitae, statement of current research and teaching interests and l=
ist of three references with contact information to: Chair, Marine Biology =
Search Committee PAR # 3821, c/o Human Resources Department, Texas A&M Univ=
ersity at Galveston, P.O. Box 1675, 200 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston, TX 7755=
3-1675 or by email referencing PAR # 3821 (hr at tamug.edu<mailto:hr at tamug.edu=

For more information regarding the position, contact the Department Head of=
 Marine Biology (Dr. John R. Schwarz) by e-mail (schwarzj at tamug.edu<mailto:=
schwarzj at tamug.edu>). Employment is contingent upon successful completion o=
f a background check and verification of eligibility to work in the U.S.  T=
exas A & M University at Galveston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Acti=
on/Veterans/ Disability Employer.

Notice of Non-discrimination
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