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Mary Derrickson McCurdy Visiting Scholar position, Duke University Marine Laboratory, Beaufort, NC


The Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University invites applicants for the Mary Derrickson McCurdy VisitingScholar position at the Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, on the North Carolina coast. This position is open to early careerscientists and those on sabbatical leave. McCurdy Scholars engage in the intellectual life of the Marine Laboratory, viaresearch, teaching (e.g., leading a small class or graduate seminar), and mentoring in an interactive and collegial world-classmultidisciplinary environment. We strive to understand marine environments, ecological processes, human behaviors andtheir interactions across a range of marine-related areas. We encourage applicants from natural, social and interdisciplinarysciences in Marine Science and Conservation, broadly construed (e. g., oceanography, biogeochemistry, marine technology,remote sensing, coastal geomorphology, ocean energy, deep-sea science, environmental toxicology, microbial ecology,marine biology and ecology, conservation biology, anthropology, political ecology, human-environment interactions, socialecologicalsystems, coastal commons, oceans and human health, natural hazards, and fisheries management). The successfulapplicant’s interests may complement current research at the Marine Laboratory, or add new and exciting dimensions to our community.

The term of the appointment is for one or two semesters (preferably the nine-month academic year), with the possibility ofexpansion to one full year. Start date will be during the 2016-2017 academic year and is flexible. Support is available forsalary, travel, and research, and is negotiable.

 Interested individuals should send curriculum vitae, summary of research interests, reprints of three recent papers, and namesof three references to Jim Hench. Electronic submission is required.


Jim Hench
Search Committee Chair, McCurdy Visiting Scholar
135 Duke Marine Lab RoadBeaufort, NC 28516-9721


The search committee will begin reviewing applications on December 15, 2015.

The search will remain open until the position is filled.