Assistant Professor of Biology and Marine Science, Marine Vertebrate Biology


Position Title

Assistant Professor of Biology and Marine Science, Marine Vertebrate Biology


College of Arts & Sciences


Full Time/Exempt

Position Summary

Jacksonville University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Marine Science, tenure-track beginning January (preferred) or August  2023. Seeking a marine vertebrate biologist. Must be qualified to teach Marine Mammal Biology and related courses at both undergraduate and master’s degree levels. Ph.D. or DVM required by time of appointment. Successful candidates are expected to develop an active grant-funded research involving undergraduates and master's students and a strong commitment to providing high-quality education with significant teacher/student interaction is required.

Essential Job Duties

  • Must be able to teach Marine Mammal Biology at both undergraduate and master’s degree levels, and Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and related courses at the undergraduate level
  • Must be able to teach online courses at the master’s degree level to support the MA and MS in Marine Studies program
  • Must participate in college and university service
  • Develop research portfolio related to  field of study which includes serving as the primary advisor to graduate students conducting thesis research.

Work Conditions

  • Combination of work indoors and outdoors
  • Some off-campus travel may be required
  • Work is performed under minimum supervision and requires incumbent to exercise independence and discretion

Prerequisites Required for Position

Minimum Education Requirement

  • A PhD or DVM by time of appointment in August 2023.

Minimum Work Experience

  • Interest in involving undergraduate/graduate research in related disciplines.

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

Covid Vaccination Information: Faculty and Staff

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To Apply

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, transcripts, JU faculty application, and include names with contact information for references  to :  

Screening will begin Oct. 3rd  and continue until the position is filled.