University of Connecticut, Marine Sciences Department

Position ID:uconn-Marine Sciences Department-496169 [#21496, 496169]
Position Title: Bucklin Scholar (Assistant Research Professor), Marine Sciences
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Groton, Connecticut 06340, United States [map]
Subject Area: Marine Sciences
Appl Deadline: (posted 2022/03/24, listed until 2022/06/23)
Position Description:    

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The University of Connecticut’s Department of Marine Sciences invites applications for the Bucklin Scholars Program at the rank of Assistant Research Professor with a focus on Marine Sciences.

This position provides opportunities for outstanding marine scientists to work in the field of their choice in collaboration with members of the Marine Sciences Department, and to gain teaching experience. The Bucklin Scholars Program is aimed at alleviating barriers to participation and promoting opportunities for individuals from groups that have been historically underrepresented in Oceanography and Marine Sciences. We seek to attract new and diverse scholars to UConn Marine Sciences and provide mentoring to enhance the Scholars’ research, teaching, and professional development portfolios for future academic positions. 

The position can involve teaching the equivalent of 1 course per year or be completely research-based depending on the candidate’s application and mentor(s) support.

Current areas of research include: Coastal processes, Benthic Ecology, Biogeochemical Modeling, Biological Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography, Fish ecology, Geobiology, Marine Biology, Marine Microbial Ecology, Marine Pollution, Ocean Biogeochemistry, Ocean Modeling, Paleoclimatology, Physical Oceanography, Offshore Environmental Research, Plankton Ecology, Polar Oceanography, Satellite Oceanography, Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.


The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through high-quality publications. In the area of teaching, the successful candidate will share a commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Successful candidates will highlight a commitment to equity and be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups.


  • Applicants must earn a Ph.D. prior to their start date, but not more than five years before, in a sub-discipline of Marine Sciences
  • Applicants must select a mentor to sponsor their application. Mentors must be a current tenure-track, tenured, or research faculty member in Marine Sciences at UConn (
  • Strong commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion within an academic setting  


  • Demonstrated ability to conduct scientific research and produce peer-reviewed publications in reputable journals
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.


This is a full-time, 11-month, position with an anticipated start date of August 26, 2022, pending Ph.D. certification, with an additional 11-month renewal dependent upon satisfactory performance and funding. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the regional Avery Point campus of UConn. Salary for this position will be $65,000.


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online and submit the following application materials:

  • A sponsorship letter by one or more tenure-track faculty member(s) in the UConn Department of Marine Sciences;
  • A cover letter that includes a personal statement addressing how the Bucklin Scholars Program will help the awardee achieve professional goals, and that includes how the objectives of the Bucklin Scholars Program are met;
  • Curriculum vitae that includes a publication list;
  • A one-page research proposal. If expecting to teach, include a one-page teaching statement with your research proposal file;
  • Commitment to diversity statement;
  • Names and contact information of three referees familiar with your work.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately. For more information regarding the Department of Marine Sciences please visit the Department website at  For more information about the Bucklin Scholars Program please visit:

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
1080 Shennecossett Road
Groton, CT 06340