Assistant Professor of Marine Physiology

Job title: Assistant Professor of Marine Physiology

Company: University of Maine

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Statement of the Job
“>Statement of the Job:

The School of Marine Sciences invites applications for a full-time, academic-year, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in any area of animal physiology, to join an interdisciplinary and dynamic group of marine scientists and educators. Areas of research may include, but are not limited to: organismal adaptations to a changing climate; physiological consequences of pollutant exposure; and related studies of ecological resilience at the sub-organism, whole-organism, and population scales.

The successful candidate will address questions that bridge the lab and field, and they are encouraged to use a diversity of tools (e.g. omics) while also having strong expertise in whole-organism physiology. Teaching expectations include advising Ph.D., M.S., and undergraduate research students, annual participation in core courses for undergraduates in comparative physiology, cellular & molecular biology, and other courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. Applicants should have postdoctoral experience and a strong record of publication. Establishment of an extramurally-funded research program is expected.

The successful candidate will have a workload split of 50% teaching and 50% research, as well as advise and mentor undergraduate, graduate, and possibly post-doctoral associates. The successful candidate will engage in institutional and professional service and will promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the University and the discipline. Applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

This position is part of a cluster titled Coastal Community Resilience that includes positions in Marine Biology and other related disciplines. This group will be interdisciplinary in nature, with biological, physical, and social science dimensions, enhancing beneficial collaboration, partnership, and impact.

About the University
“>About the University:

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,700 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus, the regional campus in Machias, and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university. As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels. Further information about UMaine can be found at

The University of Maine offers a for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer .

Employees in the University of Maine System are required to comply with UMS COVID protocols which currently include, but are not limited to, being vaccinated, obtaining a qualified vaccination exemption, and/or participating in regular COVID testing. Further information can be found .



  • Hold a Ph.D. in an area of physiology of marine organisms or an equivalent terminal degree;
  • Have a strong publication record;
  • Have a record of extramurally-funded research, or show potential to build an extramurally-funded research program;
  • Exhibit evidence of interest, and demonstrated ability, in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • A strong interest in building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.


  • Postdoctoral experience
  • Evidence of collaborative research

Other Information
“>Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via “Apply For Position” below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

  • a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
  • a statement of teaching experience and philosophy (max 2 pages)
  • a statement of current and future plans for research (2 pages max)
  • a one-page statement of the applicant’s approach to diversity, equity and inclusion in academia
  • a resume/curriculum vitae
  • contact information for three professional references

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: March 15, 2022
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: March 31, 2022
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: April 15, 2022
Tentative start date: August 29, 2022

For questions about the search, please contact committee chair Dr. Paul Rawson, .

Appropriate background checks are required.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).


Academic Year (Sept-May)

Required Documents
“>Required Documents:

Cover Letter, Diversity Statement, References, Research Statement, Resume/CV, Teaching Statement

Expected salary:

Location: Orono, ME

Job date: Sun, 06 Feb 2022 04:38:01 GMT

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