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Assistant Professor/Lecturer of Marine Sciences

University of Maine at Machias, Machias, ME, USA

The University of Maine at Machias seeks a broadly trained marine scientist with an expertise in marine biology and chemistry, committed to undergraduate teaching excellence. This 2-year, fixed length position will begin Fall 2019. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to quality undergraduate instruction, with a particular interest and expertise in teaching from a combination of Algal Biology, Oceanography, or other marine courses. The successful candidate is also expected to teach from General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry in support of our Marine Biology, Biology and Environmental Studies programs. The expected teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. It is desirable that students are involved in pertinent research questions as part of their course work, and will be able to utilize our Marine Science Field Station (

The successful candidate for the Assistant Professor rank will have a doctorate in marine sciences, chemistry, or related field by September 1, 2019. Applicants with a completed Master’s may be considered at the Lecturer rank. All UMM faculty are expected to be involved in the life of the institution and the success of its students who are diverse in skills, ages, and backgrounds. We want someone strongly committed to teaching at a small, coastal university.

Review of applications will begin January 15. To apply, submit a cover letter, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references, at least one of which addresses teaching. These materials should be submitted via HireTouch "Apply for Position”: You will need to create a profile and application before uploading these materials. Incomplete applications cannot be considered.

Posted: Jan 04, 2019

Assistant Professor, Environmental Science/Phycology

Department of Biological Sciences, Arkansas State University-Jonesboro, Jonesboro, AR

The Department of Biological Sciences at Arkansas State University-Jonesboro is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in environmental science / phycology at the Assistant Professor level, commencing in the Fall of 2019. A Ph.D. in biology or a related field is required, and post-doctoral research is preferred. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the teaching, research, and service of the department, which currently has approx. 500 undergraduate majors and 50 graduate students. Moreover, involvement with the graduate programs (MS and Ph.D.) of Environmental Science and/or Molecular Biosciences is expected. The successful candidate will develop an independent and externally funded research program involving algal research in freshwater or freshwater and marine environments which should include applied questions involving pollution of waterways, impacts of climate and/or land-use change. Skilled teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level in areas of environmental biology, toxicology, ecology, botany, and data analysis is also of interest.

Applicants are requested to submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information (addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses) of three references to position F00188. Review of applications will begin January 31, 2019 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Requests for further information should be directed to Dr. Tanja McKay, Search Committee Chair, at

Arkansas State University-Jonesboro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.

Posted: Dec 19, 2018

Mendenhall Research Fellow

US Geological Survey, Orlando, FL

Mendenhall Research Fellowship - Research Opportunity # S32. Characterization of cyanobacteria that lead to Harmful Algal Blooms

Understanding cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (cyanoHABs) requires reliable scientific information on the species present in a bloom, genetic information on their capacity to produce cyanotoxins and the environmental ques that cause a species to initiate the cyanotoxin synthesis process (Pearson and Neilan, 2008, Davis et al. 2009, Burford et al. 2014, Pacheco et. al. 2016, Rosen et al., 2017). Traditional methods for identifying cyanobacteria relied exclusively on morphological characteristics (Anagnostidis and Komárek 1985). The advent of genetic sequencing has led to a polyphasic approach that removes some of the ambiguity that is derived from overlapping morphological features (Zapomělová et al. 2009, Komárek et al. 2014, Komárek 2016). Combining proper taxonomic assignment of organisms with their genetic information and actual toxin production, provides the foundation for advancing the understand of cyanoHABs and their potential impact on society (ecosystems and humans).

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Posted: Jan 04, 2019

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