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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:

Faculty Position in Marine Environmental Science – The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a faculty position in the Department of Marine Science.  We seek an accomplished marine biologist or marine chemist that uses experimental approaches to investigate regional and/or global environmental processes. This faculty position is open at all ranks, including Assistant Professor. The Associate Professor or Professor ranks 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. Candidates are sought with areas of interest in any discipline in environmental biology and chemistry including, but not limited to, chemical ecology, toxicology, physiology and biochemistry. The successful applicant will be expected to establish a nationally recognized research program at the University of Texas, mentor graduate students and postdoctoral scientists, and teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels. 

Faculty Position in Physical Oceanography – The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a faculty position in the Department of Marine Science.  We seek an accomplished physical oceanographer at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank that will use field, remote sensing, and/or computational methods to study estuaries and coastal oceans.  Interdisciplinary researchers that couple physical, biogeochemical and/or biotic processes in estuarine and coastal environments are encouraged to apply.  Areas of research interest include, but are not limited to:  circulation and connectivity of watersheds and the open ocean, ocean-atmosphere interactions, mixing processes, and sediment transport including quantitative geomorphology. The successful applicant will be expected to establish a nationally recognized research program at the University of Texas, mentor graduate students and postdoctoral scientists, and teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels. 

The positions are located at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas. The institute offers close proximity to estuarine, inshore and offshore habitats of the Gulf of Mexico, as well as excellent shoreside facilities for experimental work. Our infrastructure includes state-of-the-art research laboratories, offices and meeting spaces; the Estuarine Research Center housing the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve in partnership with NOAA, a Marine Science Library, and full-service core analytical facilities. New facility renovations completed or underway include the Fisheries and Mariculture Laboratory Complex, marina, research pier, public Marine Science Education Center and the new Center for Coastal Ocean Science that will house marine environmental science research in chemical ecology, toxicology, physiology and biochemistry. 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 and teaching.

The University of Texas Marine Science Institute is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. UT Austin is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents.  Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, a research statement, a statement of contributions to diversity, and three reference letters sent electronically to Interfolio.  Review of applications will begin January 2020.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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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).

  • Coastal Training Program Coordinator - R_00004777 - This position will address critical coastal management issues and is responsible for designing, implementing and managing the National Estuarine Research Reserve’s comprehensive Coastal Training Program. This position will host trainings and workshops with coastal managers throughout the year. This position will perform in a manner consistent with goals and objectives of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute and the Reserve Management Plan. Requires a B.S. degree in one of the physical, biological, social or environmental sciences, or a closely related field with 5 years of experience in facilitating meetings and interacting with resource managers. External applicants, apply HERE. Internal applicants, apply HERE.
  • Guard - R_00004551 - To monitor and assist with the security and protection of university buildings and properties. Provide friendly and quality information to students, employees, and visitors to The University of Texas at Marine Science Institute facility in Port Aransas, TX. External applicants apply HERE. Internal applicants apply HERE.
  • Groundskeeper - R_00004663 - To provide manual semi-skilled work in the maintenance of grounds. External applicants apply HERE. Internal applicants apply HERE.

Temporary/Non-Benefits Eligible Positions:

  • None at this time.

For temporary/part-time employment, download and complete a paper APPLICATION and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to UTMSI Administration, 750 Channel View Dr., Port Aransas, Texas 78373. Please include the job title you are applying for.

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.