Professor of Marine Sciences, University of Maine

Portland, ME

Position Title: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Marine Sciences

Organization: The School of Marine Sciences at the University of Maine

Length: Academic Year (Sept-May)


The School of Marine Sciences seeks a faculty member in fisheries science to join a large and intellectually diverse educational and research community; the successful candidate will:

  • Have expertise in industry-relevant fisheries science, such as stock assessment, population dynamics modeling, or quantitative fisheries science
  • Establish or maintain an internationally-recognized research program, which may include developing and using novel quantitative approaches to the study of commercially exploited living marine resources
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in marine sciences, including the broad area of fisheries science
  • Advise and mentor graduate students and postdoctoral scholars
  • Be a strong liaison between the University of Maine and other UM system campuses, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and other relevant NGOs in Maine
  • Contribute to state and regional assessments of fish stocks and their management
  • Advise government and industry partners on sustainable fisheries management
  • Serve the institutions and the profession through work on committees, student recruitment, institutional improvement and/or similar contributions

This nine-month (academic year) position will be at the assistant, associate or professor level, commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will have a 75% research and 25% teaching commitment and be based at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, Maine, as part of a cooperative agreement with the University. The initial teaching assignment will include an average of 4.5 credits per year, and will include undergraduate classes in Fisheries Science and a graduate class in Fish Population Dynamics. Full review criteria for tenure track faculty are at

The School of Marine Sciences has vibrant oceanography, marine biology, aquaculture, and marine policy programs, with faculty and staff based in Orono, at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole, and at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland. This position contributes to the University’s Signature and Emerging Areas of Excellence ( The successful candidate will play an important role in a new state-wide, multi-campus graduate program in Fisheries Science, Management, and Policy, currently in the planning stages.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in Fisheries Science or a closely related field
  • Demonstrated interest and ability to teach fisheries-related courses at undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Strong record of research accomplishments, including evidence of an extramurally-funded research program and a strong publication record 
  • Demonstrated ability to advise and mentor students
  • Record of engaging with NGOs, state and federal management agencies and industry stakeholders, and working with interdisciplinary teams that includes natural and social scientists

To Apply:

Materials must be submitted via “Apply for Position” here. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

  • a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
  • a resume/curriculum vitae
  • contact information for three professional references

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Dr. Damian Brady at (207-312-8752) or UM School of Marine Sciences director Dr. David Townsend at (207-581-4367).


  • Review of applications to begin: August 15, 2021
  • Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: September 1, 2021
  • On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: October 1, 2021
  • Tentative start date: January 1, 2022