The Marine Mammal Institute invites applications for a part-time (0.75 FTE), 12-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The appointment percent for this position is expected to be full-time (1.00 FTE) by obtaining grant and contract funds to cover the remaining .25 FTE appointment salary dollars.
This position integrates the university's research, outreach and education mission by: providing statewide, national, and international expertise on marine mammals with an emphasis on cetacean biology; conducting research in the context of basic and applied science; teaching within the Marine Studies Initiative undergraduate and graduate programs integrated into the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife; raising funds to support research in response to needs identified through peer scientist meetings, funding solicitations, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, conferences, workshops, and/or citizen input; and contributing to an endowment to ensure the future success of the university's marine mammal research, education, and outreach programs.
The major focus of this position is to discover and disseminate new information through innovative research programs to better understand cetacean biology and related ecosystem, conservation, and management issues. Areas of expertise can include one or more of the following: population biology, life history, health assessment, ecology, conservation biology, physiology, and quantifying the impact of anthropogenic stressors and development of science-based solutions to mitigate these impacts. Taxonomic focus can include all species of cetaceans; geographic focus can be local, national, and international. Also desired is the development and application of novel equipment, field and laboratory techniques, experimental designs, and analytical methods. Special consideration will be given to candidates with a strong track record of collaboration across a wide range of institutions and with expertise that complements existing strengths within the Marine Mammal Institute. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
This position is part of a cluster hire in association with OSU's Marine Studies Initiative.
Typically requires PhD or terminal degree (Masters for some Extension positions and MLS for Library positions), demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom Extension, or other setting, and develop a research program in the academic discipline/unit.
Expertise in one or more of the following as applied to cetaceans: population biology, life history, health assessment, foraging ecology, conservation biology, physiology, quantifying the impact of anthropogenic stressors on cetaceans at the individual, population, and/or species level as evidenced by successful record of leading research and producing associated research products in a timely manner (e.g., publications in the peer-reviewed literature, reports and working papers; presentations at scientific conferences and workshops);
Strong record of ability to successfully compete for research funding to support field and laboratory programs;
Strong record of publication of scientific results in the peer-reviewed literature;
Strong record of success in fostering, facilitating, and participating in collaborative research across a wide range of institutions (e.g., university, federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations);
Excellent communication skills;
Demonstrated experience with supervision, constructive feedback, and mentoring to staff and/or students; and
Demonstrated commitment to providing an inclusive work environment and respect for diversity.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.
In addition to working in a typical office environment, this position requires field work outdoors on boats of various sizes outdoors in coastal and open ocean environments including evenings and weekends. This work can be strenuous, including lifting and extended periods of standing. This position requires travel including evenings and weekends.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with training, education, and experience
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