1) Assistant Teaching Professor - Marine Biology

Job description
ASU BIOS invites applications from qualified candidates for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor position for marine biology and marine ecology programs provided at ASU BIOS. Subsequent appointments may be offered on an annual basis, under the same terms and conditions, at the discretion of the university and contingent upon availability of resources. We seek broadly trained candidates with expertise in sub-tropical and tropical marine biology. The position is anticipated to begin in summer 2024. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will be based full-time in Bermuda at the ASU BIOS campus.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
ASU BIOS has a long record of offering experiential learning opportunities for students by providing immersive courses in marine science that exploit the unique location and environment of Bermuda. The candidate is expected to coordinate, execute, and continue to develop a comprehensive academic program in marine biology and marine ecology, primarily at the undergraduate level, with a focus on the sub-tropical marine environment. Current courses offered at ASU BIOS range from 3-week summer courses to full semester programs taught in conjunction with international university partners. In addition to courses, we also hosts a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate research interns each year, including the NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program.

The successful candidate will be required to teach a variety of courses, including Introductory Marine Ecology, Coral Reef Ecology, and Marine Invertebrate Zoology, and to supervise undergraduate research and laboratory activities. The role will also include co-ordination of the REU program at ASU BIOS. Additional new courses may be developed to serve the needs of the rapidly evolving and growing academic programs at ASU BIOS. The Director of Education for University Programs at ASU BIOS and existing instructors will work with the candidate to identify any new course needs. Some opportunities may be available for the successful applicant to engage in research activities, but the primary focus of this position is teaching.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in marine biology/ecology from an accredited college or university

Desirable Skills and Abilities

  • A demonstrated record of teaching excellence
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds, programs, and universities/colleges
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledgeable of use and application of common equipment and instrumentation in marine biology

Additional Skills and Abilities

  • Experience of course development, student-centered support, academic service, communication, and commitment to diversity
  • Grant development
  • SCUBA certification
  • Small boat handling skills

Please direct any enquiries about this position to Dr. Andrew Peters, Education Director for University Programs at ASU BIOS:, +1-441-297-1880 x240

Apply Here
Please submit the following documents by email to

  • Cover letter that includes applicant's teaching interests and any other relevant experience
  • A separate statement of how the applicant's experience, activities and vision related to scholarship, education, and/or engagement, or other work relates to the position.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching statement and evaluations
  • Contact details for three professional referees


Deadline for initial review of complete applications will be April 30, 2024.
If not filled, reviews will continue every two weeks until the search is closed.

A background check is required for employment.

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The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (ASU BIOS), a unit of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University (ASU), is a U.S. non-profit scientific research and educational organization based in Bermuda and a Bermuda Registered Charity. For 120 years scientists at ASU BIOS have worked to explore the ocean and address important local and global environmental issues. For more information visit




2) Faculty (Open Rank) Oceanographic/Atmospheric Studies

Arizona State University: Office of the University Provost Tempe: College of Global Futures: School of Ocean Futures

The School of Ocean Futures andthe Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (ASU BIOS) in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory (GFL) at Arizona State University invite applications for a full-time, academic year (August – May), faculty appointment in ocean sciences in the field of autonomous robotic oceanographic observations. The position includes overseeing and expanding the existing glider fleet. This is an open rank position, and the appointment can be made at the junior (tenure track) or senior (tenured) rank depending on the experience of the candidate.  The anticipated start date for this position is August 2024.

ASU BIOS is planning a strategic expansion of its autonomous vehicle research activities and will look to the successful candidate to help chart and guide the program’s development.  The successful candidate will develop an innovative, extramurally funded, research program that makes use of autonomous systems for a wide variety of oceanographic observations. The candidate will also contribute to the undergraduate and graduate curricula through teaching and mentoring, and have a commitment to engagement, outreach and leadership.

Scientific activities at ASU BIOS are wide-ranging, collaborative and include oceanographic and atmospheric time-series studies and a broad range of coral reef research. Major long-term initiatives include: (1) Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS); (2) Hydrostation S program; (3) BIOS-SCOPE; and, (4) the M/V Oleander project. The institution supports the operations of the RV Atlantic Explorer, a UNOLS research vessel making 20 short cruises to the time series stations each year. ASU BIOS also operates autonomous underwater gliders equipped with sensor systems for physical and biogeochemical oceanographic research, the Mid-Atlantic Glider Initiative and Collaboration (MAGIC).

The successful candidate will take advantage of the opportunities and facilities offered at ASU BIOS, with emphasis on expansion and integration of the existing glider program into their research and will assume a tenure-track faculty position at a rank based on experience in the new School of Ocean Futures at ASU. ASU BIOS and the School of Ocean Futures are central entities within the Global Futures Laboratory for innovative activities related to discovery, learning, solutions, and engagement related to the ocean. ASU BIOS and SOF focus on exploring future states of the oceans and their impact on global society. In Tempe, AZ, the school resides in a new, state of the art high performance research facility dedicated in April 2022, the Rob and Melani Walton Center for Planetary Health.

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences is located in St. George’s Parish at the east end of Bermuda.  The primary residence of the successful candidate can be in Tempe, AZ or Bermuda.

The Global Futures Laboratory is committed to inclusive excellence. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to and enhance this commitment.


Minimum Qualifications:
Junior Rank

  • Doctorate in marine sciences or engineering
  • Demonstrated potential to establish an innovative externally-funded research program
  • Demonstrated strong research experience using gliders with a future commitment to integrating autonomous vehicle observations of ocean physics, chemistry and biology into novel, systems-based ocean science research projects
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching

Senior Rank

  • In addition to above, a senior candidate will demonstrate an established internationally recognized research program involving autonomous ocean observations and if applicable, an established multi-year record of teaching undergraduate and graduate students. They will have a service record commensurate with a senior tenured position.

Desired Qualifications:
Junior Rank

  • Direct experience of implementing glider and autonomous platform missions for ocean research
  • Experience working in a transdisciplinary environment, and research that complements the expertise of existing faculty and will expand our overall research and instructional capabilities
  • Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities

Senior Rank

  • In addition to the above, the senior candidate will demonstrate a record of sustained research accomplishments and project leadership in the field of autonomous ocean observations. The senior candidate will also have held leadership functions and demonstrate sustained service to the oceanographic community and involvement in international programs.

Application Instructions
Review of applications will begin on January 16, 2024; if not filled, applications will be evaluated every two weeks until the search is closed. To apply, please submit electronically (1) A cover letter, including the names and e-mail addresses of three references; (2) a curriculum vitae with a list of publications and extramural funding; (3) a succinct (2-5 pages) outline of future research vision using autonomous systems in the marine environment;  (4) a 1-page statement of teaching philosophy and interests. Inquiries and nominations should be directed to Susanne Neuer (,) Director of School of Ocean Futures, and/or William Curry (, President and CEO of ASU BIOS.

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