Assistant Professor of Marine Affairs

The Department of Marine Affairs (MAF) in the College of Environment and Life Sciences (CELS) at the University of Rhode Island (URI) is seeking an Assistant Professor of Marine Affairs with interdisciplinary training related to international development studies with a focus in coastal areas. The anticipated start date is August 2020.


Establish a competitively funded research program relevant to Marine Affairs and International Development.
Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses relevant to the Marine Affairs program and the International Development minor.
Publish original research.
Provide advising, training, and research mentorship to undergraduate and graduate students.
Provide service to the department, University and the profession.
Perform other duties as required.

Visit the URI jobs website at to apply and view complete details for posting (F00179).

Please attach the following 5 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter describing qualifications for position, (#2) Curriculum Vitae, which should include information pertaining to the required and preferred qualifications for this position, (#3) Statement of research accomplishments and future research plans as well as teaching accomplishments and philosophy (as one complete pdf document), (#4) “Other Document” of writing samples which is to include up to three publications, working papers, or dissertation chapters (as one complete pdf document), and (#5) “Other”- the names and contact information for three professional references (as one complete pdf document).

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by February 1, 2020. Applications received subsequent to this date may not be given full consideration. APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE ONLY. The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer. Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.


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