Research Faculty I (Visiting) position in Fisheries Ecology - Job ID #50015

Job Description – As the FSUCML continues to grow and diversify, candidates are sought for a Visiting position at the Research Faculty I level in fisheries ecology (non-tenure track). We encourage candidates studying applied ecology of fishes with expertise in conservation biology or fisheries ecology and management at the population or community level to apply. 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 their research on management related problems in the coastal plain, nearshore, or deep waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico. 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. 

Academic doctorate or highest-level terminal degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate field of specialization or equivalent qualifications based on professional experience and otherwise qualified to perform assigned duties, with a demonstrated record of achievement in research is required. Successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate excellence in scholarship and the ability to develop a well-funded, independent research program. Applicants with strong publication and funding records are preferred. This is a partially soft-money funded position. It's anticipated that this will be a three-year role, renewed on a year-to-year basis. It will be funded 75% by the University and 25% must be secured externally by the incumbent. The successful candidate will be expected to serve as PI on grant proposals.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. We anticipate the successful candidate will start in the position by December 23, 2021, but the actual date can be negotiated by the candidate.

How to apply – Applications should be submitted at (Job ID 50015) and should contain a cover letter, curriculum vita, a two-page narrative describing research interests and plans, 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.

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.   

Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at       

Questions can be sent to: Dr. Joel Trexler, Lab Director at       


Last Updated: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 10:05 AM