Florida softshell turtle, Apalone ferox, photo by J.D. Willson

Assistant Professor of Fisheries Biology

Francis Marion University
Florence, SC
Closing Date
Application review begins February 1, 2019

Francis Marion University invites applications for a tenure-track position in biology. A successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting. We are seeking a biologist with a strong background in freshwater fisheries or fish ecology. Responsibilities include: help design and grow a new freshwater ecology center, teach courses in introductory biology sequence as well as upper division courses in candidate’s area of expertise including fisheries; perform scholarly activities, including mentor undergraduate research projects; serve on department / university committees; provide academic advising for students; participate in additional professional services as needed. This position is a 9-month contract. Internal funding for professional development and research projects is available on a competitive basis.

The start date is flexible; either January 2020 or August 2020.


Earned doctorate in Fisheries or Biology from an accredited institution. ABD with imminent completion date will be considered.

To Apply

Download and fill-out the FMU Faculty Application form, and include the following

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copies of all transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate)
  • Three letters of reference (may be sent separately)

Send all application materials to:

Dr. Charlene Wages
Vice President for Administration
Francis Marion University
PO Box 100547
Florence, SC 29502-0547

Review of applications will begin February 1st, and continue until the position is filled. For more information, visit www.fmarion.edu/job/assistant-professor-of-fisheries-biology-19-24/

Francis Marion University has been recognized for its excellence in education by several national ranking agencies. US News and World Report named FMU as one of its top regional universities in the south for more than a decade. FMU was named as ‘The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work For’ 2013-2018.

As Francis Marion University has continued to be recognized for its diverse student body, it especially welcomes applicants who can affirm and enhance its mission and encourages applications by women and minorities.

Francis Marion University is a state-assisted, regional, liberal arts university, which also has three professional schools; the School of Business, School of Education, and School of Health Sciences. The University also offers graduate programs in Business, Education, Psychology, Nursing, Physician Assistant Studies, Speech-Language Pathology and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice. FMU provides support for research, conference travel, and summer research stipends on a competitive basis. Francis Marion University is located in sunny Florence, South Carolina; a growing city with a vibrant arts culture. The campus is within easy driving distance of the state capital Columbia, and other areas of interest, including: Myrtle Beach, Charleston; Hilton Head; Greenville-Spartanburg; Atlanta, Georgia; Savannah, Georgia; and Charlotte, North Carolina.

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