Ecology & Evolutionary Biology: Marine Mammal Biology - Asst/Assoc/Full Prof University of California, Sta. Cruz, Physical & Biological Sciences Division - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology United States

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology: Marine Mammal Biology - Asst/Assoc/Full Prof (Initial Review 09/24/18)


  • Physical & Biological Sciences Division - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology



Open date: July 26th, 2018
Last review date: September 24th, 2018

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2019

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology ( at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a faculty position in Marine Mammal Biology. We seek a marine mammal biologist working in ecology, evolution, behavior, or physiology. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research program can intersect with animal physiology and will incorporate the use of, and contribute to the maintenance of, UCSC’s newly refurbished facilities for working with marine vertebrates.


The successful candidate will be expected to: 
(1) interact broadly with EEB faculty across the department’s cross-cutting themes of ecology, evolution, physiology, behavior, and conservation; 
(2) develop a strong, extramurally funded research program providing opportunities for post-doctoral researchers, graduate, and undergraduate students; 
(3) teach undergraduate and graduate courses in one or more of the following areas: marine mammal biology and animal physiology, exercise physiology, ecological physiology, or evolutionary physiology; 
(4) contribute to service and leadership within the department, the university, and the scientific community; and 
(5) work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a high proportion of first-in-family undergraduate students. We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.


UCSC offers unique advantages for marine mammal research. Our core facilities include recently renovated marine vertebrate facilities, with a state-of-the-art, 10 m research tank customized for studies on diving. Researchers at UCSC have long-standing collaborations with many local research institutions, including NOAA-NMFS, the USGS Western Ecological Research Center, the CA DFW Marine Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, MBARI, Moss Landing Marine Lab, and Hopkins Marine Station. Our location on the Monterey Bay provides close access to a diverse marine mammal fauna, including the renowned pinniped colonies at Año Nuevo State Reserve.


Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor


Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (9-month basis).


Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Biology, Zoology or relevant discipline and demonstrated research and university-level teaching experience. It is expected that the degree requirement will be completed by June 30, 2019.


July 1, 2019, with the academic year beginning in September 2019. Degree requirements must be met by June 30, 2019 for employment effective July 1, 2019.


Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system; all documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.


Please refer to Position # JPF00590-19 in all correspondence.


Documents/Materials (the following documents are required)

  • Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research Statement
  • Teaching Statement
  • Statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service (required). Guidelines on diversity statements can be viewed at
  • Three publications


Reference Requirement
Applications must include three confidential letters of recommendation* .Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.


*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at


Full consideration will be given to applications completed by September 24, 2018. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.


UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.


Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see More information is available at the APO website (see or call (831) 459-4300.


UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.


If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.



Santa Cruz, CA



Document requirements
  • Letter of Application - Briefly summarize qualifications and interest in the position.

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Research Statement

  • Teaching Statement

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Publication (1 of 3)

  • Publication (2 of 3)

  • Publication (3 of 3)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required



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