The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium for Research and Education
(LUMCON) seeks to hire at least three new Assistant Professors in the first
phase of multi-year faculty expansion. We seek candidates in the following
areas of coastal science: fisheries ecology, coastal hydrology/physical
oceanography, plant ecology, biological oceanography, microbial ecology, and
marine chemistry. Candidates should have notable research achievements,
demonstration of funded research, or potential for funded research, and a
commitment to education and outreach.
The LUMCON DeFelice Marine Center (http://www.lumcon.edu) is located
approximately 2 hours southwest of New Orleans at the upper end of Terrebonne
Bay in the Mississippi River delta plain between the Atchafalaya and
Mississippi rivers. LUMCON’s unique locality encompasses numerous habitats in
the Mississippi River Delta/Gulf of Mexico ecosystem, including extensive
marshes, estuaries, rivers large and small, and the open Gulf of Mexico
benthic and pelagic systems. The Center facilities include a seawater system,
multiple wet labs, and a racetrack flume with laser Doppler profiler, state-
of-the art environmental chambers, extensive aquaculture facilities and
toxicology lab, a marsh mesocosm facility under development, and fleet of
research vessels. Preference will be given to candidates who can clearly
demonstrate a research program that maximizes the locality and research
assets of the DeFelice Marine Center.
In addition, LUMCON represents a consortium of university and colleges across
the State of Louisiana. The successful candidate will build a collaborative
program with faculty at the DeFelice Marine Center and across the consortium
of universities and colleges.
The position carries a 9-month salary. The initial appointment is for three
years; following a review, the contract may be renewed for three more years.
A six-year review similar to tenure is conducted for promotion to Associate
Professor with a six-year appointment, but LUMCON is not a tenure-granting
Submit electronic copies of a letter of interest; curriculum vita; research
statement; education and outreach statement; a statement of how your research
program would leverage specific LUMCON assets, consortium relationships, and
consortium faculty collaborations; and the name, affiliation, address, phone
and email address of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject
LUMCON FACULTY CLUSTER HIRE. Specific questions about the positions can be
directed to Dr. Craig R. McClain, Executive Director, email@example.com
Review of applicants will begin September 15, 2016 and will continue until
position is filled.
LUMCON offers state benefits and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative