Biological Oceanographer University of New Hampshire United States

Biological Oceanographer

The Department of Biological Sciences, in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, at the University of New Hampshire, invites applications for a tenure-track Biological Oceanographer at the Assistant Professor level.  Expected start date is August 2019.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach Biological Oceanography and additional advanced courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in her/his area of expertise.  S/he will be expected to establish a strong, externally funded research program and to train graduate students, contributing to UNH’s strong marine biology, oceanography, and ocean engineering research enterprise.

A Ph.D. in Oceanography, Marine Biology, or other relevant field is required.  DBS seeks applicants with lived experiences, research, and/or professional service informed by worldviews and/or perspectives about minority group status including race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, and disability and who are committed to fostering a collaborative and diverse faculty, staff, and student environment at UNH.  Preferred candidates are those with an outstanding publication record, demonstrated grantsmanship skills, and the ability to develop and teach a variety of courses, including laboratories, that fulfill academic needs of the Department of Biological Sciences.  Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated expertise in coastal or estuarine biological processes, especially in the context of climate change, ocean acidification, and other anthropogenic influences.  Preferred applicants will be able to capitalize on UNH’s geographic proximity to the Gulf of Maine and the Great Bay Estuary and take advantage of existing marine infrastructure, including the Coastal Marine Laboratory, Jackson Estuarine Laboratory, Shoals Marine Laboratory, and a research vessel fleet that includes numerous small boats, the R/V Gulf Challenger, and a new Regional Class Research Vessel that is part of the East Coast Oceanographic Consortium. Preferred candidates also will be able to establish cross-disciplinary research partnerships with faculty in other departments and in the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering.

Applications must be submitted online to PeopleAdmin at and review will begin on 01 December 2018.  Applicants should upload the following: cover letter, separate statements for research and teaching philosophy, a curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

The University of New Hampshire is the state's primary public research university and, as such, it provides comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction.  Its primary purpose is education: students collaborating with faculty in teaching, research, creative expression, and service.  UNH has a national and international scope and holds land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant charters.  Its main campus is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. Our 13,000 students are served by a full-time faculty of about 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. 

The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.

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