Marine Sciences

New Faculty Vacancy in Marine Conservation Biology

The University of Georgia (UGA) Dept. of Marine Sciences in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences seeks to hire a marine conservation biologist. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level, with an expected start date in August 1, 2020. The candidate is expected to have a focus on the science of protecting, recovering and sustainably using marine resources. Possible research areas include (but are not limited to) marine biodiversity, commercial and recreational fishing practices, quantitative assessments of marine protected areas and other management strategies, adaptation and mitigation practices for ecosystems, and the connections between policy and ocean health. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Marine Sciences (or a related area) and at least one year of postdoctoral experience, as well as a record that provides evidence of scholarship, synergistic activities, and the potential to maintain an active, externally funded research program. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in areas such as Marine Biology, Marine Ecology, and Marine Policy, as well as advanced courses in their area of specialization.

Please see the detailed advert for more information. To apply, visit the posting on the UGA Job Search site

Fall 2020 Recruitment

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2020 for students who wish to pursue a M.S. or Ph.D degree in Marine Sciences. Students are encouraged to apply by December 31st in order to be considered for our annual graduate student recruitment event that will be held February 6-9. For more information on how to apply, see the Prospective Graduate Students page. 

Two Faculty Vacancies in Biological Oceanography

The University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and the Department of Marine Sciences in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences invite applications for two nine-month, tenure-track faculty positions resident at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography in Savannah, GA. Successful candidates will be interdisciplinary, self-motivated, and eager to pursue innovative research and education in a supportive academic environment. We seek biological oceanographers who excel in addressing interdisciplinary and large-scale questions, especially in the context of climate change and other anthropogenic influences. Candidates with  expertise in marine phytoplankton, protists and viruses, symbiosis ecology, or the role of biota in biogeochemical cycles, and with sea-going experience, are particularly encouraged to apply.

For more information visit the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography website; and to apply, visit the posting on UGA's Job Search site.

About the Department

The UGA Department of Marine Sciences has 23 full-time faculty engaged in teaching and research at the graduate and undergraduate levels, 15 of which are on the UGA main campus in Athens, GA and 8 of which are at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography in Savannah, GA.  Department of Marine Sciences faculty expertise and research interests span the oceanographic disciplines, covering the biological, chemical, physical and geological processes within the world’s oceans.

Our graduate students undertake exciting, cutting edge research. Learn more about their research and what it's like to be a marine scientist at UGA by clicking on the image below or by clicking here.

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