Marine Community Ecologist Faculty Position at the FSU Coastal & Marine 

The Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory (FSUCML) 
invites applications for a Marine Community Ecologist research faculty 
position (12 month renewable appointment). We seek a highly motivated 
coastal ecologist with notable research achievements. The successful 
applicant will be expected to make a commitment to excellence in 
scholarship, student mentoring and outreach and have the ability to 
develop a well-funded, independent research program. Salary will be 
provided at 100% for the first two years and 75% from the 3rd year 
forward, with the expectation that the remaining 25% of salary will be met 
through external funding. A competitive start-up package will be offered. 
Applicants must have a Ph. D. degree with significant postdoctoral 

The Coastal and Marine Laboratory is committed to research focused on 
coastal and marine issues of ecological importance that provides the 
scientific basis for policy decisions. The primary area of interest is in 
experimental community ecology with a focus on local habitats. The FSUCML 
is embedded in an area of rich terrestrial and marine biodiversity with an 
abundance of complex and interconnected estuarine and marine habitats 
including tidal salt marshes and flats, seagrass meadows, oyster reefs, 
and hard-bottom reefs dominated by soft coral and sponge communities. It 
is expected that successful candidates would focus on ecological processes 
related to these local habitats and environments.

Applicants are asked to provide a single document in PDF format containing 
a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a two-page narrative 
describing their research interests and plans, and a brief graduate 
student mentoring statement. Applicants are encouraged to present their 
research in a way that is complementary to, and can form a basis for 
integrative collaboration with faculty at the FSUCML and on the FSU main 

Applications must be sent electronically to Lara Edwards (email: with contact information for three references. 

This position will remain open until filled.

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