University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Life Sciences

Position ID:UHManoa-School of Life Sciences-MARBIO [#15715]
Position Title: Assistant Professor (Marine Biologist)
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Climate / Climate change
Marine Biology / Biology
Starting Date:2020/08/01
Appl Deadline:2020/01/31help popup (posted 2019/12/16, updated 2019/12/11)
Position Description:    

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The School of Life Sciences (SLS) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) 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 was recently created by the merger of the departments of Biology, Botany, and Microbiology at the University of Hawai‘i’s flagship campus. It hosts the second largest academic program on campus, serving over 1,300 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. 

Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Develop an innovative, externally-funded research program.

  2. Serve as a mentor and advisor to graduate and undergraduate students.

  3. Teach undergraduate courses in support of the Marine Biology B.S. degree.

  4. Develop and teach graduate courses in their area of expertise that directly contribute to one or more of the graduate degrees offered by the School of Life Sciences.

  5. Serve on departmental, college, and university committees as appropriate, including committees in charge of candidates for advanced degrees.

  6. Render service to the professional and local/regional community that is relevant to the individual’s academic specialty.

  7. Participate in curriculum development, including activities such as implementation of new course materials and special instructional methods

  8. Perform related tasks as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Doctoral-level degree at the time of appointment from a college or university of recognized standing in the life sciences or a closely related field. 
  2. Research expertise in the responses of marine organisms to environmental change.
  3. Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate students in the life sciences. 
  4. Record of research productivity, ability to acquire external research funding, and publication of papers in peer-reviewed journals.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.

Desirable Qualifications:

  1. Postdoctoral research experience.
  2. Successful record of grantsmanship.
  3. Experience as an instructor for undergraduate and graduate courses in the life sciences with an emphasis in marine biology.
  4. Experience developing undergraduate curricula.
  5. Experience working with diverse student and community populations.
  6. Vision of research that takes advantage of Hawaii’s unique location, resources, and faculty expertise in the newly formed School of Life Sciences, other university units, and state and federal agencies engaged in marine research.

To Apply:  


Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of research interests, activities, and plans (up to 3 pages in length); 4) a statement of teaching philosophy, interests, and plans (up to 2 pages in length); and 5) names and contact information (including email addresses and telephone numbers) for three professional references via Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/.  All materials can be addressed to: Marine Biologist Search, School of Life Sciences, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.  All other inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Peter Marko (pmarko@hawaii.edu).
Application review will begin on January 20, 2020.  Applications will be treated confidentially until finalists are chosen and consent is given for the search committee to contact references.



The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is the flagship campus of the University of Hawaii system, a Carnegie "Doctoral University with Highest Research Activity", and a Land- Sea-, and Space-Grant institution. As documented by the Chronicle of Higher Education, the campus serves the most diverse population of both students and faculty among the nation’s flagship campuses. The School of Life Sciences was recently created by the merger of the departments of Biology, Botany, and Microbiology at the University of Hawai‘i’s flagship campus. It hosts the second largest academic program on campus, serving over 1300 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 particular emphasis on local organisms and systems. Many faculty will occupy a modern, new building hosting research and teaching labs as well as core facilities. Our campus boasts two arboreta, two world class marine laboratories, and state of the art high performance computing, sequencing, imaging, metabolomics, histology, and flow cytometry core facilities. Access to diverse and unique field sites is unrivaled. The University of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran. Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks. In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawai‘i may be viewed at: http://ope.ed.gov/security/, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office. Accommodation Request: The University of Hawai'i complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the EEO coordinator directly. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. For further information, please refer to the following link: https://www.hawaii.edu/offices/eeo/accommodation-request/

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Department of Biology
2538 McCarthy Mall
Edmonson Hall 216
Honolulu, HI 96822

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