Research Faculty position in Applied Coastal Ecology at the Florida State University Coastal & Marine Laboratory (FSUCML)
The MISSION of the FSUCML is to conduct innovative, interdisciplinary research that contributes to solving ecological problems and providing the scientific foundation for informed policy decisions.
The VISION for the FSUCML is to be an internationally recognized center for coastal and marine science, setting the agenda for research and education and remaining a trusted source for scientific advice.
Job Description – As the FSUCML continues to grow and diversify, candidates are sought at the Research Faculty I or II in applied coastal ecology (non-tenure track), level to be determined at time of hire based on the selected candidate’s qualifications. We encourage candidates using a watershed perspective at the
land-sea interface with expertise in restoration or disturbance ecology, ecotoxicology, trophic dynamics, ecosystem services, or ecosystem modeling applied at the community or ecosystem level. The FSUCML is located on the northeastern Gulf of Mexico coast in a relatively undeveloped area of rich biodiversity.
Diverse aquatic habitats are nearby, including freshwater floodplain swamps and marshes, salt marshes, mangroves, seagrass meadows, soft-sediment habitats, hard-bottom habitats dominated by coral and sponge communities, and oyster reefs. It is expected that successful candidates will focus a significant portion of their research on estuarine and nearshore areas in the Apalachicola River and Bay ecosystems as part of our recently funded initiative1. The FSUCML lies in Florida’s rural and beautiful “Forgotten Coast” yet is only one hour from the FSU main campus and its sophisticated research facilities in Tallahassee.
Successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate excellence in scholarship, student mentoring, and outreach and to develop a well-funded, independent research program. Postdoctoral experience is desirable. Applicants with strong publication and funding records will be preferred. This is a partially soft-money funded position. This position will be funded 100% by the University for the first two years.
Beginning in year three and continuing thereafter, 75% of the salary will be provided by the university and 25% must be secured externally by the incumbent. A competitive start-up package will be offered.
Graduate faculty status may be granted to advise graduate students admitted to academic departments on main campus.
Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. We anticipate the successful candidate will start the position by August 2021, and no later than December
How to Apply – Applications should be submitted at hhtp://www.jobs.fsu.edu (Job ID 48541) and should contain a cover letter, curriculum vita, a two-page narrative describing research interests and plans, a one-page graduate student mentoring statement, and the names and contact information for three references. Applicants are encouraged to present their research in a way that is complementary to and
can form a basis for integrative collaboration with faculty at the FSUCML and on the FSU main campus.
Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community that is welcoming to all faculty, staff, and students. As such, we strongly encourage applications from members of groups historically under-represented in science, as well as those who have a demonstrated commitment to fostering and promoting the values of diversity and inclusion. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be
viewed at http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf
Questions can be sent to: Dr. Joel Trexler, Lab Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Research | Coastal & Marine Laboratory
The Florida State University
3618 Coastal Highway 98 | St. Teresa, FL 32358-2702
Telephone: (850) 697-4120 | Fax (850) 697-3822
 The Apalachicola Bay System Initiative at the FSUCML https://marinelab.fsu.edu/the-apalachicola-