Assistant Professor (Marine Biologist)

Posted on November 22, 2022
Expires: February 01, 2023
Title:  Assistant Professor (Marine Biologist), I3

Position Number:      82680
Hiring Unit:                College of Natural Sciences – School of Life Sciences
Location:                    University of Hawaii at Manoa
Closing Date:             Continuous recruitment until all positions are filled. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2023.
Salary Information:    Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Monthly Type:            9 Month
Tenure Track:             Tenure
Full/Part Time:            Full time
Temp/Perm:                Permanent
Funding:                     General Funds

Other Conditions:
The position is permanent, full-time (9-month), general funds and tenure-track to begin approximately August 2023 or as soon thereafter as possible. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Our department and university have a strong commitment to recruit and retain diverse applicants. We encourage women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Applicants who are ABD (all but dissertation) will be reviewed, however, degree requirements must be met by effective date of appointment.

The School of Life Sciences (SoLS) at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Professor who use integrative approaches to investigate the underlying mechanisms for responses of marine organisms to environmental change. Research should connect organismal biology to global change issues, and may integrate multiple biological, spatial, and/or temporal scales.

The School of Life Sciences hosts the largest academic program on the University of Hawai‘i’s flagship campus, serving over 1,500 undergraduate majors and 150 graduate students for degrees in biology, botany, marine biology, microbiology, molecular cell biology, and zoology. Research interests of the 40 faculty members span all biological scales, with many focusing on ecology, evolution, and conservation biology. UH is the only recognized Native Hawaiian-serving R1 university and draws students from a diverse population. The School of Life Sciences is committed to serving our community and state and to excellence in research and teaching.  UHM adheres to fair and inclusive recruitment and hiring procedures, and is a campus committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion excellence.For more information on the Manoa Strategic Plan, visit For more information on the school, please visit

Duties and Responsibilities:   

  • Develop and sustain an innovative, externally-funded research program
  • Mentor and advise graduate and undergraduate students in the School of Life Sciences
  • Provide high-quality teaching in support of the Marine Biology B.S. and B.A. degree programs
  • Develop and teach graduate courses in their areas of expertise that directly contribute to one or more of the graduate degrees offered by the School of Life Sciences
  • Serve on departmental, college, and university committees as appropriate
  • Render service to the professional and local/regional community that is relevant to the individual’s academic specialty

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. in marine biology or a related field at the time of appointment from a college or university of recognized standing
  1. Excellence and creativity in research, as demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals and external research funding
  1. Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate students in core classes in the Marine Biology major, such as algal diversity, invertebrate biology, marine ecology and evolution, and an advanced capstone course, among others
  1. Ability to teach, mentor, collaborate, and interact with a diverse population
  1. Commitment to supporting the key principles of the School of Life Sciences, which are inclusiveness, personal and professional integrity, and the pursuit of excellence

Desirable Qualifications:

  1. Postdoctoral research experience
  1. Demonstrated experience and excellence in instruction of undergraduate and graduate courses in the life sciences, with an emphasis on marine biology
  1. Experience working with diverse student and community populations
  1. Vision of research that takes advantage of Hawai‘i’s unique location, resources, and faculty expertise in the School of Life Sciences, other university units, and state and federal agencies engaged in marine research

To Apply:
Click on the “Apply” button on the top right corner of the screen and attach the required
documents. Applicant’s must submit:

  1. Cover letter in which you identify the position to which you are applying and indicate how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications
  1. Curriculum vitae
  1. Statement of research interests, activities, and plans (up to 3 pages in length)
  1. Statement of teaching philosophy, interests, and plans (up to 2 pages in length)
  1. Copies of up to three relevant publications
  1. Names and contact information (including email addresses and telephone numbers) for three professional references.
  1. Content addressing the candidate’s approach and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion should be directly incorporated into the research and teaching statements. Additional information about M?noa’s Strategic Vision as a Native Hawaiian place of learning can be found here:

Official transcripts with proof of degree conferred will be required upon hire.

Clifford Morden,

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