Phycologist - Open Rank, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor position in Phycology

$78,000 - $130,000 yearly
  • Florida International University, Biological Sciences Department
  • 11200 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, FL, USA
  • Sep 02, 2019
Full time   Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Sciences and Technology: other

Job Description

The Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University ( is seeking qualified candidates for an Open Rank, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor position in Phycology.

We are interested in scientists who use contemporary tools for understanding algae taxonomy, physiology and/or ecology, and who have prior experience applying this knowledge to detecting, modeling, and/or managing harmful microalgal blooms. Only candidates having significant transferable funding at the time of hiring will be considered for this position.

The successful candidate is expected to benefit from, and broaden the ongoing network of collaborations among, an existing team of scientists addressing the chemistry of harmful algal blooms, and ecologists studying freshwater and coastal ecosystem dynamics, which are supported by core facilities including molecular biology, toxicology and nutrient analysis, among others.

In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to maintain an externally funded research program, supervise graduate students in our Ph.D. program, as well as teach undergraduate courses in their area of expertise, which might include microbiology, phycology, and/or freshwater or coastal ecology.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

FIU has a strong emphasis in tropical biology, and hired faculty are encouraged to engage and contribute to this program.

To maximize opportunity and experience for our diverse student population, we value and seek diversity in applicants for this position.

The minimum requirements are a Doctoral degree from an accredited institution, a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching and service, and active academic research with transferable funding.

Application Details

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 519197 at and attach cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statements of teaching and research philosophy as a single pdf file.

Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted upon submission of application.

To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by September 28, 2019. Review will continue until position is filled.

Please direct inquiries about this search to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Jose Maria Eirin Lopez (

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Application Deadline

Review begins after September 28, but will continue until position is filled