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The University of Texas
Marine Science Institute
750 Channel View Drive
Port Aransas, TX 78373
Phone: 361-749-6711

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Faculty Positions:

"Discovery Starts Here"

The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute is experiencing exciting growth in its nationally and internationally recognized research programs and invites applications for two faculty positions in the Department of Marine Science.  We seek leading innovative and productive scientists at the forefront of their disciplines to join our faculty and expanding programs. The positions, to be filled at tenured faculty ranks of Associate or Full Professor, will be in the areas of: 

Marine Chemical Ecology – The University of Texas Marine Science Institute invites applications for a tenured faculty position in the Department of Marine Science.  We seek an innovative and eminent marine chemical ecologist at either the Associate Professor or Professor rank who will be eligible for the Mary Anderson Abell and Joseph Miles Abell, Jr., M.D. Endowed Chair in Marine Science, as a Chair Fellow or Holder, respectively. Areas of interest include laboratory and field methods to study intra- and interspecific chemical cues and signals of marine flora and fauna; elucidate chemical structures of cues and signals and their roles in ecosystem structure and function; and investigate the identities and mechanisms of xenobiotic disruption of chemical cues and signals in the marine environment. The successful applicant will be expected to establish an internationally recognized research program at the Institute, mentor graduate students and postdoctoral scientists, and teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We are interested in individuals who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

Coastal Physical Oceanography – The University of Texas Marine Science Institute invites applications for a tenured faculty position in the Department of Marine Science.  We seek an innovative and eminent physical oceanographer at the Associate Professor rank who will use field, remote sensing, and/or computational methods to study estuaries and coastal oceans.  Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:  circulation and connectivity to watersheds and the open ocean, ocean-atmosphere interactions, mixing processes, sediment transport including quantitative geomorphology, and interdisciplinary studies that couple physical, biogeochemical and biotic processes in estuarine and coastal environments. The successful applicant will be expected to establish an internationally recognized research program at the Institute, mentor graduate students and postdoctoral scientists, and teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We are interested in individuals who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

   

WEC1The positions are located at the Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas, which offers close proximity to a variety of unique estuarine and coastal habitats as well as excellent shoreside facilities for experimental work. Our infrastructure includes a newly renovated Estuarine Research Center in partnership with NOAA that expands the research capacity of the Marine Science Institute. This building houses the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve, a Marine Library, and 12,000 square feet of space for faculty offices and state-of-the-art research laboratories. New additions under development include a 10,000 square foot building for the new Center for Coastal Ocean Science that will house chemical ecology and toxicology research. Successful applicants will have the freedom to follow independent and collaborative research, and will be provided with 9 months of state-funded salary support for research (75%) and teaching (25%).

The University of Texas Marine Science Institute is responsive to needs of dual career couples and is committed to equality of opportunity. We strongly encourage women and racial/ethnic minorities to apply. Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, a research statement, and a list of three potential references sent electronically to Interfolio.  Review of applications will begin January 2019.


The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Other Links: 

Research at MSI

Faculty
Department of Marine Science
Fisheries and Mariculture Laboratory

www.portaransas.org (Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce)

Human Resources (prospective employee, insurance and retirement)

Center for Teaching & Learning

Office of Institutional Equity (includes ADA, nondiscrimination, policy statements)

Gender Equity blog (Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost)

Development, Diversity & Equity (Office of the Executive vice President and Provost)

Work/life balance program

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for these positions.



Temporary/Non-Benefits Eligible Positions:

  • None at this time

Classified Positions with Benefits:

To apply, click on the posting number. If you do not have a UTEID, you will need to create one (please see instructions below on how to create a UTEID or click here).

  • No openings at this time. 

Administrative & Professional Positions: 

  • No openings at this time.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

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The Marine Science Institute is an organized research unit of the College of Natural Sciences of The University of Texas at Austin. 

Create a UTEID:

Please go to https://idmanager.its.utexas.edu/eid_self_help/. Click on "Get a UT EID".  After you create your UT EID and password, you will NOT be re-directed back to this page.  In order to apply for benefits eligible position (Administrative & Professional and Classified positions), you will need to re-enter the MSI Employment Opportunities URL, then click on the recruiting number below for the position you wish to apply for.  Then click on "go to my resume application," this will take you to the log in screen where you will enter your new UT EID and password and upload your resume and any other required documentation.  Follow the instructions from there to apply.

For temporary/part-time employment, download and complete a paper application and return to UTMSI Admin., 750 Channel View Dr., Port Aransas, Texas 78373.