The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium for Research and Education (LUMCON) seeks to hire at least three new Assistant Professors in the first phase of multi-year faculty expansion. We seek candidates in the following areas of coastal science: fisheries ecology, coastal hydrology/physical oceanography, plant ecology, biological oceanography, microbial ecology, and marine chemistry. Candidates should have notable research achievements, demonstration of funded research, or potential for funded research, and a commitment to education and outreach.
The LUMCON DeFelice Marine Center (http://www.lumcon.edu) is located approximately 2 hours southwest of New Orleans at the upper end of Terrebonne Bay in the Mississippi River delta plain between the Atchafalaya and Mississippi rivers. LUMCON’s unique locality encompasses numerous habitats in the Mississippi River Delta/Gulf of Mexico ecosystem, including extensive marshes, estuaries, rivers large and small, and the open Gulf of Mexico benthic and pelagic systems. The Center facilities include a seawater system, multiple wet labs, and a racetrack flume with laser Doppler profiler, state-of-the art environmental chambers, extensive aquaculture facilities and toxicology lab, a marsh mesocosm facility under development, and fleet of research vessels. Preference will be given to candidates who can clearly demonstrate a research program that maximizes the locality and research assets of the DeFelice Marine Center.
In addition, LUMCON represents a consortium of university and colleges across the State of Louisiana. The successful candidate will build a collaborative program with faculty at the DeFelice Marine Center and across the consortium of universities and colleges.
The position carries a 9-month salary. The initial appointment is for three years; following a review, the contract may be renewed for three more years. A six-year review similar to tenure is conducted for promotion to Associate Professor with a six-year appointment, but LUMCON is not a tenure-granting institution.
Submit electronic copies of a letter of interest; curriculum vita; research statement; education and outreach statement; a statement of how your research program would leverage specific LUMCON assets, consortium relationships, and consortium faculty collaborations; and the name, affiliation, address, phone and email address of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject LUMCON FACULTY CLUSTER HIRE. Specific questions about the positions can be directed to Dr. Craig R. McClain, Executive Director, email@example.com (985-851-2801).
Review of applicants will begin September 15, 2016 and will continue until position is filled.