[ES_JOBS_NET] Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellow (Coastal & Marine Environmental Studies)

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Thu Sep 14 11:01:07 MDT 2017

Position Information

Posting Number SF00501
Job Title Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellow (Coastal & Marine Environmental
Position Number 106717
FTE 1.00
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Professional Staff
Union Non-Union Non-Classified Staff
Pay Grade Level N/A
Pay Grade Range N/A
Status Calendar Year, Full-time, Limited
Department Information

Department Marine Affairs

Gail Henriques
Faculty/Non-Classified Professional Staff Recruitment
Office of Human Resources

(Please note: Applications must be submitted online only at:
Contact Phone/Extension
Contact Email
Physical Demands
Campus Location Kingston
Grant Funded
Extension Contingency Notes

Position is full-time calendar year, limited to 06-22-2019 with extension
contingent upon funding approval.
Duties and Responsibilities

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This search is open until filled. First consideration
will be given to applications received by October 16, 2017. Second
consideration may be given to applications received by November 6, 2017.
Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (November 6,
2017) may not be given full consideration.

The Department of Marine Affairs (MAF) in the College of Environment and
Life Sciences (CELS) at the University of Rhode Island (URI) is seeking a
Multicultural Faculty Fellow with a research focus in social sciences,
humanities, law, or policy relevant to marine and coastal management issues
and a commitment to bringing multicultural perspectives to the curriculum,
department, college and university. This position is intended to help
increase the capacity of the Marine Affairs faculty and students to advance
issues of diversity within MAF’s academic programs and research. The
anticipated start date for the two-year appointment is August 2018. Subject
to a favorable review of teaching and scholarly activities within the first
twelve months, the Fellow will transition into a full-time, funded, tenure
track faculty position.


Teach one course each semester in area of expertise relevant to Marine
Affairs; develop a research program that provides opportunities to
students; Give one presentation in the Marine Affairs Graduate Seminar
course each year; Participate in faculty meetings and other departmental
Required Qualifications


1. Terminal degree (e.g., PhD, JD) at time of appointment (August 2018) in
social sciences, humanities, law, and/or policy.

2. Demonstrated ability to apply research to ocean or coastal management

3. Demonstrated experience working with members of diverse and
underrepresented groups.

4. Demonstrated ability to develop and instruct undergraduate and/or
graduate courses.

5. Demonstrated ability to develop an independently funded research program
as shown by research statement or previously funded grants and/or awards.

6. Evidence of research excellence as shown by publications and/or
presentations at national and international meetings.

7. Demonstrated proficiency in oral communication skills.

8. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications


1. Demonstrated experience applying research to ocean or coastal management

2. Demonstrated successful record of publications and/or funded research.

3. Demonstrated teaching and/or mentoring experience at the undergraduate
or graduate level.

Environmental Conditions

This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental
Posting Date 09/12/2017
Closing Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach the following 4 (PDF) documents to your online Employment

(#1) – Cover letter that addresses required and preferred qualifications as
well as demonstrated evidence of experience in, understanding of, and
commitment to bringing multicultural and inclusive perspectives to the
curriculum, program, research, and teaching and to promoting the success of
underrepresented groups.

(#2) – Curriculum Vitae, which should include information pertaining to the
required and preferred qualifications for this position, and the names and
contact information for three professional references.

(#3) – 2-page statement of teaching and multicultural philosophy.

(#4) – 1-page research statement that explains the potential for your
research program to address marine and coastal management issues.
Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.uri.edu/postings/2732


Prof. Erika Marín-Spiotta
Biogeography and Biogeochemistry Research Group
Department of Geography
University of Wisconsin-Madison
550 North Park St
Madison, WI 53706
marinspiotta at wisc.edu

Office/Lab: Science Hall 223/230
Lab phone: 608-262-1855
Biogeolab website: marinspiotta.com
STEMdiversity at UW-Madison: stemdiversity.wisc.edu

Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN): eswnonline.org
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