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Assistant Professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), UC San Diego – Fish Biologist-Ichthyologist/Curator
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography invites applicants whose research focuses on the biology of marine fishes for an assistant professorial position. Possible research areas include (but are not limited to) evolution, comparative morphology, phylogenetics, biogeography, speciation, genetics, genomics, behavior, ecology, and physiology. The successful candidate will have the ability to interact with colleagues at SIO and other departments within the large and dynamic UCSD campus. We seek applicants with the expertise and desire to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level, including a core graduate course on fish diversity.
The successful candidate will be expected to serve as the faculty Curator of the SIO Marine Vertebrate Collection (MVC), for which there is additional salary compensation. Previous curator/collections experience is preferred but not required. The MVC is among the world's preeminent collections of marine fishes maintaining approximately two million alcohol-preserved specimens in over 120,000 lots, representing nearly 6,000 species. It includes worldwide holdings of deep-sea and pelagic fishes as well as extensive holdings of coastal fishes from the entire eastern Pacific. The MVC supports scientific research by providing specimens for studies on fish biology and evolution and plays an integral role in the support of research and graduate and undergraduate education at SIO. The faculty Curator oversees the MVC’s full-time collection manager, actively uses the collection in their research and teaching, and devotes time to raising financial support for the collection.
Candidates will be evaluated on their potential ability to establish a vigorous research program, provide intellectual leadership in their field, acquire extramural funds, teach and mentor graduate students, teach in the marine biology undergraduate major, and help build an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.
Applicants who are also competitive at the Associate/Full level are encouraged to apply here, as well: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02958 (Associate/Full Professor). Each position requires a separate submission.
We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.
SIO is a world-renowned center of solid Earth, planetary, oceanographic, biological, and atmospheric research with over 200 principal investigators leading research programs. SIO is part of the University of California, San Diego, which is one of the top research universities in the world. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student community.
A Ph.D. in Biology, or equivalent degree, in a relevant field is required at the time of application.
Previous curator/collections experience is preferred but not required.
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