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Three Faculty Research Positions for Coastal Scientists/Ecologists at the Florida State University Coastal & Marine Laboratory (FSUCML)

Recruitment for this position is ongoing and will continue until all three positions are filled. Current applicants are in review. 

The MISSION of the FSUCML is to conduct innovative, interdisciplinary research that contributes to solving ecological problems and providing the scientific foundation for informed policy decisions.

The VISION for the FSUCML is to be an internationally recognized center for coastal and marine science, setting the agenda for research and education and remaining a trusted source for the scientific advice.

Job Description - Candidates are sought at the Assistant or Associate level in the broad areas of community ecology, restoration ecology and ecophysiology with all positions focusing on processes that are critical for maintaining and rebuilding ecosystem resilience and function of coastal ecosystems. The FSUCML is located on the northeastern Gulf of Mexico Coast, in a relatively undeveloped area of rich marine biodiversity, with complex and interconnected estuarine and marine habitats including salt marshes and flats, seagrass meadows, oyster reefs, and hard-bottom reefs dominated by coral and sponge communities. It is expected that successful candidates will focus a significant portion of their research on these estuarine and nearshore areas surrounding the lab and in the Apalachicola Bay ecosystem as part of our recently funded initiative[1].  The FSUCML is only one hour from the main campus in Tallahassee, allowing easy access to the campus and its sophisticated analytical resources.

Successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate excellence in scholarship, student mentoring, and outreach and to develop a well-funded, independent research program. Postdoctoral experience is desirable.  Applicants with strong publication records and a successful record of obtaining grants will be preferred.  Salary will be provided at 12 months/yr for the first two years and 9 months/yr from the 3rd year forward (the remaining 3 months each year can be met through external funding). A competitive start-up package will be offered.

How to Apply - To apply, send a single PDF containing a cover letter, curriculum vita, a two-page narrative describing research interests and plans, a one-page graduate student mentoring statement, 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 and on the FSU main campus.

Applications must be sent electronically to committee chair, Dr. Felicia Coleman (

The Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer and the FSUCML is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. 

 [1] The Apalachicola Bay System Initiative at the FSUCML

Last Updated: Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 7:55 AM