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Assistant Professor of Environmental Science – Fisheries

University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
Job Location:
Princess Anne, 21853
Environmental Science, Ecology, and Forestry

The Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track assistant professor position from environmental scientists specializing in estuarine or coastal fisheries. The new assistant professor will teach undergraduate and graduate (MS/PhD) courses and conduct research contributing to the Environmental Science/ Marine Science undergraduate program and the graduate programs in Marine, Estuarine, and Environmental Sciences (MEES) and Toxicology at UMES. We seek a scientist who will complement existing teaching and research areas within the department and who will develop collaborative research within the departmental and across the university colleagues and mentor students in the NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center (LMRCSC, Teaching responsibilities may include biology of fishes, fisheries science, biostatistics, or graduate courses in the new professor’s area of expertise. Possible research areas include marine fish population dynamics or fish biogeography and fish habitat characterization/restoration, including spatial analysis and land-water linkages and/or climate change. The new assistant professor will have the opportunity to leverage existing resources at the Paul Sarbanes Coastal Ecology Laboratory and with NOAA LMRCSC.

Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree from an accredited institution with a record of teaching, academic research, and service.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Fisheries, Natural Resources/Oceanography, Environmental Science, or appropriate field of Biology with a focus on fisheries; experience teaching at university or college level; demonstrated success with, or potential in, pursuing external funding; experience using fisheries and ecological assessment equipment, such as small vessels, location buoys, GIS, water quality evaluation, and molecular ecological tools.

Application review will begin October 15, 2023, and continue until filled. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae including publication list, a statement of teaching and mentorship philosophy, a statement that describes the applicant’s prior and current research and their vision and plans for future research, a statement that describes the applicant’s commitment to and experience in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the names of three current, professional references to include email addresses and telephone numbers. Please visit to apply. The successful candidate must be able to accept employment in the United States without Employer Immigration sponsorship. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Jonathan Cumming, Professor and Chair, Department of Natural Sciences, email:; Telephone: 410-651-6014. 

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