Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) Biological Oceanography

  • Moss Landing, CA
  • Academic
  • Faculty

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML) and San José State University (SJSU) are seeking a field- and process-oriented biological oceanographer to complement an interdisciplinary group of marine scientists. The ideal candidate will conduct research at sea, possess expertise in molecular techniques, bioinformatics, or big data, and conduct research in one or more of the following areas: primary and export production, microbial ecology, food web dynamics, ecosystem processes, physiology, climate change, or harmful algal blooms. The successful applicant must have a strong commitment to quality instruction and pursue a vigorous research program involving MS students. A Ph.D. is required and prior post-doctoral experience is encouraged. Applicant materials should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained through cross-cultural study, teaching, training, and other comparable experiences.


Application Procedure:

For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy, statement of research goals, and at least three original letters of reference, with contact information, by 30 September 2019 to or submit via email to:

Dr. Scott Hamilton Chair of Biological Oceanography Search Committee

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

8272 Moss Landing Road 

Moss Landing, CA 95039 

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) #25099 on all correspondence. 

Moss Landing Marine Labs, a consortium of seven California State University Campuses and administered by San José State University, is located on Monterey Bay. The faculty emphasis is on integration of mentoring, teaching, and research; and the excellent facilities and staff contribute to make this a renowned program for a Master’s degree in marine science. Since its establishment in 1966, MLML and its leading scientists have contributed significantly to the advancement of the field of marine science, both in Monterey Bay and worldwide. MLML offers undergraduate courses but is primarily a graduate institution for Consortia students seeking a Master of Science degree in marine science. Visit MLML’s website for further information:

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