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Subject: Faculty Position in Environmental Microbiology

Faculty Position
College of Marine Science

The College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida invites applications for a tenure-track (or tenure-eligible) Faculty Position in Environmental Microbiology with a focus on coastal and marine systems. Areas of interest include public health microbiology and health-related water microbiology. The position is 9 months. Salary is negotiable and competitive.

Requirements: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field (such as marine science, environmental microbiology, or similar). Appointment is expected to be at the Associate Professor or Professor rank, depending upon qualifications. For appointment at the Associate Level, the candidate must have an outstanding record in research or teaching (and strong in the other), including a substantive publication record, evidence of success in attracting extramural funding for their research, and be committed to continued quality teaching of graduate students, as evidenced by successful direction of master’s and doctoral candidates. Minimum qualifications for appointment at the Professor level include those for Associate Professor, as well as directing a research program of at least national visibility and have unmistakable evidence of significant achievement among peers in one's discipline at the national or international level. True distinction is expected in at least one of the areas of research, teaching or service. The preferred candidate will use molecular techniques and have an interest in applying these to Biological Observing Systems. The candidate selected will be expected to interact with the faculty, staff, and students of the College of Marine Science, USF Center for Ocean Technology, the USF Environmental Science and Policy Program, the USF Center for Clean Beaches, the USGS Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, all of which are on or near the USF St. Petersburg Campus.

USF’s College of Marine Science is a multidisciplinary college with 30 core faculty and about 130 graduate students in the fields of biological, chemical, geological, and physical oceanography. Additional information about the college is available at the website:

Contact: Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and the names, addresses (including email) and phone numbers of three references to the search committee assistant, Lois Bryce, College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, 140 Seventh Avenue South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. Applications must be received by: 20 March 2003.

The University of South Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, please call 727-553-3938. . According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public.

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