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Assistant Professor of Marine Science, Tenure Track, Starting September 1, 2022

Stockton University

Last Updated: 11/24/21

Job Description

Stockton University is ranked among the top public universities in the Northeast with more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as continuing education opportunities. The University, one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, offers unique living and learning environments throughout southern New Jersey, including the 1,600 acre Galloway campus in the Pinelands National Reserve and Stockton University Atlantic City, located in the University District, just steps from the beach and the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk. Additional locations include Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine.As a public university, Stockton provides an environment for excellence to a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented populations, through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences and professional education. Founded in 1969, Stockton held its first classes in 1971. The University’s commitment to cultural diversity and its welcoming and vibrant community makes Stockton a great place to learn and work! Learn more about the many reasons to choose Stockton at www.Stockton.edu.

This is an in-person on campus, non-remote position.

As a condition of employment, you are required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to your start date. Vaccination cards should be submitted to hr-medrec@stockton.edu. If you are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for medical or religious reasons, or reasons related to a current pregnancy, you may submit a waiver request. If you are approved for an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, you will be required to wear a mask while indoors on campus when you cannot be socially distanced, and you will be required to be tested for COVID-19 by the University on a regular schedule.

Stockton University is seeking to fill a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Marine Science for September 2022. Successful applicants will demonstrate excellence in teaching marine science courses in a liberal arts environment, and a willingness to foster undergraduate research. All research areas will be considered, but particular consideration will be given to candidates whose research area complements those of the Marine Science program. Diversity is a key (though under-realized) component of our program’s mission. Thus, we seek candidates who are dedicated to improving intercultural proficiencies and working across differences via engagement of diverse audiences in higher education, advisory services, and the community. Lastly, we seek a colleague who is versed in active learning -- a pedagogical approach that plays a key role in our curriculum, which is designed to support all incoming students regardless of academic preparation.



Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by December 1, 2021 will receive full consideration.

Only electronic documents will be accepted. Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents. All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward. You may upload documents using Microsoft Word or PDF.

  1. A letter of interest describing qualifications and accomplishments
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A list of three professional references (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email address and Telephone
  4. Teaching philosophy statement: Active learning is an important component of a more inclusive learning environment. The candidate should include a teaching statement which details their pedagogical approach and trainings in this area
  5. Research Statement: The candidate should include a statement of current, pending and future research plans, including potential research projects for undergraduates, which can be supported by modest resources available at a non-research intensive liberal arts institution, and address any expected or future collaborations by which their expertise may be utilized. The statement should clearly detail the potential of the applicant’s research interests to integrate with or expand upon our existing program
  6. Unofficial Graduate transcripts

Please note:

  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check, which may include social intelligence from a consumer reporting agency.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources (Main Campus, J-115) at [Register to View] , Monday - Friday between 8:00am - 5:00pm.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
  • Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (Clery Act), prospective employees may access Stockton’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is available at https://www.stockton.edu/police/crime-statistics.html. The ASFSR contains the previous three years of reported Clery Act crime statistics, fire safety information and information regarding campus and personal safety. If you would like a paper copy of the report, please visit the Stockton University Police Department, building 71, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway Township, NJ, or call [Register to View] , to request that a copy be mailed to you.
  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; http://www.stockton.edu/affirmative_action. Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

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  • Teach a broad range of courses required for the marine biology concentration of the marine science major, both upper and lower division
    • Teaching load is 12 hours each semester, and could consist of lecture and lab sections as well as course offerings in the University’s General Studies “commons”
    • See Stockton Course Catalog for descriptions of Introduction to Marine Biology, Marine Biology Methods and Analysis, Biostatistics, and Survey of Ocean Life for an idea of content areas expected to be demonstrated by successful applicants
  • Model good pedagogy by using a variety of innovative and proven pedagogical approaches including the use of technology and universal design
  • Be actively engaged in and sustain a marine science research program (which can include publications/presentations, seeking internal and external grant funding, and service on state and national committees and professional organizations)
  • Engage students in research experiences and expose them to new and relevant areas of marine science
  • Research interests might include, but are not limited to, bioinformatics, marine/estuarine vertebrates and invertebrates, ecosystem modelling, marine/estuarine microbiology, or aquaculture
  • Support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission


Required Qualifications:

  • PhD is required for appointment as Assistant Professor
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship is expected

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Postdoctoral experience is a plus

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Absecon, New Jersey, United States
Stockton University is ranked among the top public universities in the Northeast with more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as continuing education opportunities. The University, one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, offers unique living and learning environments throughout southern New Jersey, including the 1,600 acre Galloway c...