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Assistant Professor (Cetacean Biologist)

Oregon State University, Newport, OR

Job - Education

Close Date: 03/06/2020

The Marine Mammal Institute invites applications for a part-time (0.75 FTE), 12-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The appointment percent for this position is expected to be full-time (1.00 FTE) by obtaining grant and contract funds to cover the remaining .25 FTE appointment salary dollars.

This position integrates the university’s research, outreach and education mission by: providing statewide, national, and international expertise on marine mammals with an emphasis on cetacean biology; conducting research in the context of basic and applied science; teaching within the Marine Studies Initiative undergraduate and graduate programs integrated into the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife; raising funds to support research in response to needs identified through peer scientist meetings, funding solicitations, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, conferences, workshops, and/or citizen input; and contributing to an endowment to ensure the future success of the university’s marine mammal research, education, and outreach programs.

The major focus of this position is to discover and disseminate new information through innovative research programs to better understand cetacean biology and related ecosystem, conservation, and management issues. Areas of expertise can include one or more of the following: population biology, life history, health assessment, ecology, conservation biology, physiology, and quantifying the impact of anthropogenic stressors and development of science-based solutions to mitigate these impacts. Taxonomic focus can include all species of cetaceans; geographic focus can be local, national, and international. Also desired is the development and application of novel equipment, field and laboratory techniques, experimental designs, and analytical methods. Special consideration will be given to candidates with a strong track record of collaboration across a wide range of institutions and with expertise that complements existing strengths within the Marine Mammal Institute. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. This position is part of a cluster hire in association with OSU’s Marine Studies Initiative.

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