Review of applications will begin: Monday, 1 December 2008

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Brenda Konar
Phone: 907-474-5028

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (SFOS) invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time (9 months) Assistant Professor of Marine Biology, with a specialty in invertebrate early life history biology. SFOS currently has 56 faculty working at the varied locations of the school and 125 graduate students engaged in thesis research in Alaska waters and throughout the world.
This recruitment is part of the vision to strengthen the UAF marine science program; 7 new faculty members were added in 2008 and it is expected that at least 5 new faculty will be added in the coming year. This position will be located in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Candidates for this position should have expertise in early life history stages of marine invertebrates and be interested in work in the northern North Pacific and/or Arctic oceans. Early life stages are crucial to determine the distribution, abundance and invasion of habitats by benthic invertebrate populations. The direction of this position can include aspects of, but is not limited to, survival during the meroplanktonic phase, post-recruitment processes, invasive species, population dynamics, developmental biology, and variation in life history characteristics. Expertise in population genetics, physiology, and/or ecology is especially desired but not mandatory. Candidates should have strong scientific and academic expertise in marine biology.

Qualified applicants must possess a PhD in marine biology, or a related field, from an accredited university by the time of hire; s/he must be proficient in English, have university-level teaching ability, and a strong research and publication record appropriate to his/her experience and date of degree. The successful candidate must have significant interest in using SFOS marine laboratory facilities and in interdisciplinary marine research that takes advantage of the excellent opportunities offered by Alaska's vast and diverse marine ecosystems.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous externally funded research program and to complement and collaborate with existing research programs in SFOS and other UAF departments.
Candidates should be enthusiastic about teaching and will be expected to teach core and specialty marine biology courses (including summer field courses and courses in the candidate's field of expertise), and to mentor and recruit graduate students.

UAF operates multiple facilities across Alaska, including two marine field stations. The Kasitsna Bay Laboratory ( is located across Kachemak Bay from Homer, Alaska, and is operated in collaboration with NOAA. Seward Marine Center ( is located in Seward, Alaska, which will be the home port for the new Alaska Regional Research Vessel ( Both marine stations offer access to diverse marine habitats as well as wet and dry lab facilities, classrooms, boats, SCUBA, and housing.

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