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Marine Invertebrate Zoologist, Asst Prof, Tenure-Track

Target Audience(s): Postdoctoral

Institution: Moss Landing Marine Labs

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Position Description: San José State University
San José, California
Subject to Budgetary Approval
Specialization: Faculty Position in Marine Invertebrate Zoology
Job Opening ID (JOID): 24165
Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML) and San José State University (SJSU) are seeking a marine scientist with broad interests in marine invertebrate zoology, ideally with a strong field component to their research, and possible expertise in molecular techniques, bioinformatics, and quantitative analyses. The successful applicant must have a strong commitment to quality instruction and pursue a vigorous research program involving MS students. A Ph.D. is required. Applicant materials should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained through cross-cultural study, teaching, training and other comparable experiences.
Instructional duties will include teaching Marine Invertebrate Biology, possibly Marine Ecology (team taught) and/or Population Biology, and other courses in the applicant’s area of expertise. The successful candidate will be a SJSU faculty member but will located at the MLML facility, with all or most of their teaching/research conducted at MLML. Due to the remote location of MLML from the consortium campuses, the candidate will serve on a limited number of College or University level committees. We expect the candidate to attend and contribute to MLML faculty meetings that serve as the main institutional-decision making body. These include MLML committees (e.g. space committee, curriculum committee, and the RTP committee) and MLML Board of Governors meetings. Additionally, candidates are expected to attend and assist with laboratory-sponsored events, and lend support during promotional events (Open House, fundraising, etc.). Faculty members represent the institution and are expected to conduct themselves professionally in all external interactions and be collegial and supportive of other faculty members, staff, and students. The candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation, through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
Salary Range:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: 1 August 2018

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedure:
For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by 23 August 2017 to or submit via email to:
Dr. Scott Hamilton
Chair of Invertebrate Ecology Search Committee
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
8272 Moss Landing Road
Moss Landing, CA 95039

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

Moss Landing Marine Labs, a consortium of seven California State University Campuses and administered by San José State University, is located on Monterey Bay. The faculty emphasis is on integration of mentoring, teaching, and research; and the excellent facilities and staff contribute to make this an renowned program for a Master’s degree in marine science. Since its establishment in 1966, MLML and its leading scientists have contributed significantly to the advancement of the field of marine science, both in Monterey Bay and worldwide. MLML offers undergraduate courses but is primarily a graduate institution for Consortia students seeking a Master of Science degree in marine science. MLML/SJSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer. Visit MLML’s website for further information:

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

Position Type: Permanent Position

Funding Source(s): Other

How to Apply: see job announcement

Application Closing Date: 08/23/2017


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