Professor and Doherty Chair of Freshwater Biology

The University of Mississippi in Mississippi

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted April 23, 2012
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

Professor and Doherty Chair in Freshwater Science

Department of Biology and Center for Water and Wetland Resources

The University of Mississippi


The University of Mississippis Department of Biology and Center for Water and Wetland Resources (CWWR) seek an exceptional individual to expand their programs in freshwater science. The successful candidate will hold the title of Doherty Chair, with office and laboratory space at the CWWR located at the UM Field Station. We seek a model mentor, teacher and researcher with an established, extramurally funded research program who is qualified to hold the position of tenured professor in the Department of Biology. The Doherty Chair will be expected to 1) ensure excellence in scholarship, teaching and service; 2) increase the level and scope of extramural funding that supports academic and research initiatives in the Department of Biology and the CWWR; 3) provide leadership in developing a national reputation for the universitys freshwater science programs; and 4) enhance outreach efforts in the community and the region. It is expected that the Chairs research will be conducted at least in part at the CWWR.  Teaching will be commensurate with the Chairs research commitment and interests.  Graduate assistantships are associated with the position.

The Department of Biology consists of 18 faculty and annually educates approximately 800 undergraduate biology majors and 35 graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.). Departmental research spans all levels of organization from the cell to the ecosystem.  More detailed information concerning the department is available at The Center for Water and Wetland Resources is a specialized research unit located at the 740-acre UM Field Station, approximately 12 miles from the main campus, which includes natural and constructed wetlands, more than 200 experimental ponds from 0.1 to 2 acres, and several springs and small streams. More information concerning the CWWR and field station is available at

Founded in 1848 as the states first public university, the main campus of The University of Mississippi is located in Oxford, Mississippi, one of the top college towns in the U.S., and a community known for its many outstanding educational and cultural opportunities. More detailed information on Oxford is available at  The University is a growing, vibrant institution that offers nationally ranked academic and research programs, and has been cited by Forbes Magazine as one of the nations 20 Best College Buys and by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the 10 top Great Colleges to Work For.  Within the last 12 years, the University has produced eight Goldwater Scholars, two Rhodes Scholars, six Truman Scholars, seven Fulbright Scholars, one Marshall Scholar, one Udall Scholar and one Gates Cambridge Scholar.  

To apply, please visit our Online Employment Service at Applications should include: (1) cover letter outlining interest and suitability for the position, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of research interests, (4) reprints of up to five recent publications, and (5) a list of three references.  Letters of nomination should be addressed to Dr. Marjorie M. Holland, Chair, Search Committee for Doherty Chair in Freshwater Science, Department of Biology, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677.

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/TITLE IX/SECTION 504/ADA/ADEA EMPLOYER.

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