Assistant Professor, Coastal Wetland Ecology (open until filled)

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Assistant Professor, Coastal Wetland Ecology (open until filled)

Assistant Professor, Coastal Wetland Ecology
School of Marine Science and Policy
College of Earth, Ocean and Environment
The University Of Delaware
Newark, DE

The University of Delaware is seeking applicants for a tenure track appointment in Coastal Wetland Ecology at the level of Assistant Professor in the School of Marine Science and Policy (SMSP) in Lewes, DE. A PhD in biology, ecology, marine science or other related fields is required. SMSP offers graduate programs in Marine Biosciences, Marine Policy, Oceanography, and Physical Ocean Science & Engineering and an undergraduate major in Marine Science. SMSP is situated on the main campus in Newark and the coastal campus in Lewes, which together offer convenient access to a variety of coastal and estuarine environments in the Mid-Atlantic region.

We seek a dynamic individual who will establish an internationally recognized and extramurally funded research program while contributing to the teaching, advising, and service missions of SMSP. The successful candidate will specialize in a field such as wetland plant/organism ecology, organism-sediment interactions, wetland spatial ecology, ecogeomorphology or related areas, and have an interest in coastal wetland management, governance and interfacing with regulatory agencies. We encourage applicants who combine integrative field methods with modeling to address the effects of human impacts, restoration and/or climate change on coastal wetland ecosystems.

Application Process:
To be considered for this position, applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter addressing their qualifications for the position; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) separate statements of research and teaching interests; 4) a diversity statement; and 5) contact information for three references. The application should be submitted using the University of Delaware online application system at . The information submitted will be shared with program faculty. Inquiries regarding this position may be addressed to Professor Chris Sommerfield, SMSP (

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications, and a start-up package is available

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.