Marine Animal Physiologist – Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Durham, NC

The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture and the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering, both at the University of New Hampshire, invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in marine animal physiology. This position is one of four being filled to enhance UNH’s excellence in marine research and teaching. We seek candidates with marine vertebrate or invertebrate physiology expertise (neuroendocrine, sensory, or behavioral approaches), especially in the context of climate change and/or other anthropogenic influences.

The University of New Hampshire ranks as the #2 institution in ecology research productivity among 316 North American universities scaled by size and also is among the “top 10 best marine biology colleges” according to BioExplorer. UNH’s research scope spans national and international programming capacity and the university holds land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant charters. UNH is the state’s flagship public research university and, as such, it provides comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. Its key purpose is education: students collaborate with faculty in teaching, research, creative expression, and service. Our 15,000 graduate and undergraduate students are served by a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The Department of Biological Sciences has 24 faculty, 500 undergraduate majors, and 40 graduate students and postdocs. The main campus is located in Durham, which is only a short distance to Boston, and less than 10 miles from the Atlantic coast. The academic campus is conveniently located near to two aquatic research stations equipped with research space and vessels, and to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. For additional information regarding all that UNH, Durham, and New Hampshire have to offer, please see

The successful candidate will provide vibrant, high-quality instruction to the undergraduate and graduate programs in Biological Sciences, including teaching foundational courses in animal physiology and other courses within the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate is expected to establish a high impact externally funded research program, train graduate students, and contribute to UNH’s marine biology research program. Additional state-of-the art research infrastructure, including the University Instrumentation Center, the Research Computing Center, the Center of Integrated Biomedical and Bioengineering Research, and the Hubbard Center for Genome Studies, are available to enrich and enhance the candidate’s research program.

A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required by the date of hire. Preferred candidates are those with a strong publication record commensurate with experience, demonstrated grantsmanship skills, and a record of instructional experience that can fulfill the academic needs of the Department of Biological Sciences. Candidates also should be able to establish cross-disciplinary research partnerships with UNH faculty in other departments and in the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering. Preferred applicants will be able to capitalize on UNH’s geographic proximity to the Gulf of Maine and the Great Bay Estuary and take advantage of existing marine infrastructure, including the Coastal Marine Laboratory, Jackson Estuarine Laboratory, Shoals Marine Laboratory, and a research vessel fleet that includes numerous small boats, the R/V Gulf Challenger, and a new Regional Class Research Vessel that is part of the East Coast Oceanographic Consortium.

Please visit Please direct questions about this search to Lisa Buchalski ([email protected]).


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