Doherty Marine Biology Postdoctoral Scholar

Posting Details

Posting Details

Title Doherty Marine Biology Postdoctoral Scholar
Posting Number F00099JP
Department Biology
Position Summary

Bowdoin College invites applications for a one-year fellowship as the Doherty Marine Biology Postdoctoral Scholar beginning June 1, 2018. A second year is possible pending administrative approval. The Doherty Scholar’s research and teaching will be based at the Schiller Coastal Studies Center (SCSC) located on a 118-acre property on Orr’s Island, a 20 minute drive from campus. The site offers easy access to nearshore habitats of the Casco Bay region of Maine. Over the last four years, the SCSC has enhanced Bowdoin’s capacity for conducting research that examines the impacts of climate change on coastal systems. This effort includes a new NSF funded experimental seawater laboratory and coastal monitoring platform as well as a recent gift that will significantly expand research and residential infrastructure. We seek applicants who take an inter-disciplinary approach to studying changing chemical environments and the impacts on benthic invertebrates. Additionally, scholars who have primary training in marine biology/physiology and ocean acidification with an interest in incorporating cross-disciplinary tools from geochemistry and paleoceanography are encouraged to apply. The Doherty Scholar will maintain an active research program that synergizes with a 1/3 time commitment to a collaborative ocean acidification project with marine biologists, marine geochemists and paleoceaongraphers funded by Maine Sea Grant. The teaching responsibilities include a course module in the fall Marine Science Semester and the supervision of undergraduate research in the applicant’s specialty during the summer and academic year.

The annual stipend for this benefits-eligible position is $50,000. Applicants must have received, or anticipate receiving, their Ph.D. between June 1, 2012 and June 1, 2018.

We welcome applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s ethnic and cultural diversity. We value a community in which students of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed. In your application materials, we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentorship may support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide a recommendation.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by February 1, 2018 will receive first priority.

Founded on the Maine coast in 1794, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, its intimate size, its strong sense of community, and its commitment to diversity (31.5% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first-generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College please visit our website:

Posting Date 12/12/2017
Applications Accepted Until
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

At the time of application, you will be required to include information for a minimum of three references, including name, title, email address, phone number and how you know the reference.
Once you have provided the required reference information and submitted your application, the reference providers will receive an email which is generated automatically from the application system. The email will provide them a link within which to upload a confidential reference letter on your behalf.
You will not be able to view the reference letters but will be able to see how many have been submitted on your behalf.

Employment Category Full Time Year Round
Job Start Date 06/01/2018
Job End Date
Job Type Faculty
Background Check Package Requirements Faculty/Administrative

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Research Interests/Research Plans
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