February 1, 2008

University of Maine
College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
School of Marine Sciences Job Opening

The School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine will hire a social scientist for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to start in fall 2008 in its marine policy and dual-degree programs (http://www.umaine.edu/marine/programs/graduate-programs.php). We seek applications from social scientists with strong experience and interests in institutional approaches to the social sciences and the interface between the social and natural sciences. A Ph.D. or equivalent education is required. We expect the successful candidate to have an active research program in marine or coastal-zone issues and to direct at least part of his/her research program towards issues of concern to the state and its localities.

The successful applicant will teach in both the graduate and undergraduate programs, undertake a research program concerned with local, state, national and international marine policy issues, participate in policy issues of concern to localities, the state and broader areas, advise and direct graduate students in the marine policy and dual-degree programs, and develop active professional collaborations with faculty in the School of Marine Sciences and other relevant departments.

Applications should be comprised of a full CV, a selection of up to five (p)reprints, a list of four references and statements of research, service and teaching goals that demonstrate capacity to perform the above functions. Address queries and send application materials in .pdf format to susanne.thibodeau@umit.maine.edu. If this format presents difficulties, mail hard copy to:
Sue Thibodeau
5706 Aubert Hall, Rm 360
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5706.

Review will begin on 3 January 2008.
Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2008.
The University of Maine is an EO/AA employer.