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Below is a list of current job vacancies at the USF College of Marine Science.

To apply for a position, visit the USF Employment site to fill out a online application or view university wide position vacancy announcements.

Flood Hub

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Tenure-Track Faculty Positions

Tenture-Track Faculty in Marine Phytoplankton

The College of Marine Science (CMS) at the University of South Florida (USF) invites applications for two nine-month tenure-track faculty appointments specializing in Marine Phytoplankton Research.  Appointments will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, depending on qualifications and experience. We are searching for scientists with a primary research interest in phytoplankton biology who will interact with multi-disciplinary oceanographic and marine science programs. Areas of research may include, but are not limited to, phytoplankton ecology, physiology, biodiversity, nutrient cycling, primary production dynamics, climate change, biogeography and harmful algal blooms.  Research approaches encompassing any methodology, taxa or scale, from the molecular to ecosystem level, will be considered. We are seeking individuals who promote, value and thrive working in an inclusive, diverse, and equitable academic environment

Candidates should demonstrate the potential for a career of scholarly work, peer-reviewed publications and acquisition of extramural research funding, exhibit a commitment to exemplary instruction and mentoring of graduate students, perform service to the professional community and the public, and hold high ethical standards. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to our core graduate course in Biological Oceanography and teach specialty courses.

Minimum Requirements: Must hold a PhD in a relevant scientific discipline at the time of hire with demonstrable experience in phytoplankton research, commensurate with the level of appointment.   

Preferred Qualifications:  We are seeking innovative and interdisciplinary scholars with a demonstrated record for high-impact research, a history of, or desire for, interaction with colleagues across a broad suite of disciplines within the academy, professional community, civil society and government sectors, and a commitment to student success. Literacy in issues of recruiting and retaining underrepresented students, staff, and colleagues will be important for our consideration of applicants.

Contact: For information regarding the available position, please contact Dr. Brad Seibel (Chair), seibel@usf.edu or Tim Trowbridge, ttrowbridge@usf.edu (727-553-3375). 

Application procedures: 

To apply please submit your application, curriculum vitae, and requested documents through the USF Careers recruitment system here.  

Please submit the following requested documents with your application:

  1. A cover letter highlighting your motivation for applying to this position (one pagemaximum).
  2. A research statement that describes the focus and impact of your current and planned future research (three page maximum).
  3. A statement of your teaching and student mentoring philosophies and goals at USF CMS (two page maximum).
  4. A personal statement where you may reflect upon any aspect of your identity, values and experiences that has contributed to your career path and how you plan to contribute to inclusivity, equity, and diversity (two page maximum).
  5. Curriculum vitae.
  6. Contact information for three referees.

These positions will be open until filled, however, priority review of applications will begin by April 15, 2022. 

The College of Marine Science has 24 ranked faculty covering biological, chemical, geological, and physical aspects of marine science and resource assessment, ~100 graduate students, ~$15 million in annual research, a total endowment of ~$18 million, and ~80 full-time support personnel. The CMS hosts a range of state-of-the-art instrumentation and facilities and is strategically located on USF’s waterfront campus in St. Petersburg.  St. Petersburg is home to many State and Federal research and operational agencies including the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, Florida Institute of Oceanography, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Southeast Regional Office, and the USGS Coastal and Marine Science Center.  Together, these comprise one of the largest marine-science research complexes in the US. Additional information is available at http://www.usf.edu/marine-science and http://www.usf.edu.  

The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university located adjacent to beautiful Tampa Bay on Florida's spectacular west coast. It is one of the largest public universities in the nation, and is ranked 28th among the top public universities for total research expenditures by the National Science Foundation. The university is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research

Activity category, a distinction attained by only 2.5 percent of all universities. At the heart of USF is a vibrant, diverse, and engaged student body. More than 50,000 students are enrolled in the USF System, which includes three distinct campuses –USF St. Petersburg, USF Tampa, and USF Sarasota-Manatee – with an annual budget of $1.8 billion and an annual economic impact of more than $6 billion.  USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.

Staff Positions

Fiscal & Business Specialist

Position Number:  00001814

Salary: $45k-$50k

Organizational Unit
The University of South Florida's College of Marine Science is a multidisciplinary college with 26 ranked core faculty, a Center for Ocean Technology with advanced engineering and sensor development specializations, a large research staff and over 100 graduate students in concentration areas including biological, chemical, geological, physical oceanography and marine resource assessment. The successful candidate will have opportunities to interact with the greater Tampa Bay area marine science community and relevant national and international organizations. Additional information is available at https://www.usf.edu/marine-science/ and http://www.usf.edu

Position Summary
Manage and coordinate the travel process for the College of Marine Science Faculty, Staff, Students, and Guests. General responsibilities include independent application of a variety of skills for interpreting University, State and Federal rules and regulations with appropriate handling of all aspects of the travel system at USF.

Duties & Responsibilities
Manage the entire travel process for the College of Marine Science faculty, staff, students and guests. Responsible for all aspects of the travel process from start to finish. Serve as point of contact for all travel related inquiries. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, management and oversight of reservations for air, hotel and auto rentals. Process reimbursements for domestic and foreign travel involving calculation of meals, mileage, per diem. Prepare university required travel forms, travel advances and reports.

Oversee and monitor the Travel Authorization Request Forms for all college related travel. Assist faculty, staff and students with questions related to travel. Responsible for resolving problems and discrepancies related to USF Travel. Serve as liaison between College of Marine Science, USF Travel and USF World regarding international travel insurance requirements and work with faculty, staff and students to ensure compliance with related policies and procedures.

Act as primary contact for all travel related issues for faculty, staff, students and guests while they are on travel. This may include making changes to flight arrangements, hotel reservations, ground transportation, etc. Work with traveler to resolve any and all issues related to their travel while out of the office. Disseminate information in regards to travel policies and procedures to all College travelers. Provide the most up to date contract/price quotes. Interact with travel vendors to determine additions/deletions, price changes, room blocks, negotiated rates for seminar speakers or large group bookings.

Manage the post travel processes for the College of Marine Science Coordinate with the traveler to obtain all receipts, signatures and other necessary information to complete the Travel Expense Report and any associated memos that may be required. Submit the Travel Expense Report and receipt package to Travel Dept auditors for review and work with the central USF travel department to resolve any and all issues related to the completed travel. Resolve issues concerning payment and rejected vouchers. Acts as backup for Pcard, Purchasing and other College Business Office personnel.

Assists faculty with their grant, overhead and auxiliary accounts related to university travel. Routinely checks accounts for travel budget, ensures budget is in the appropriate categories, and works with the PI s to initiate budget transfers when needed. Responsible for resolving all budget check problems related to travel expenses. Works with the Associate Dean in management of the budget for Seminar Speaker Series account. This includes, but not limited to, tracking expenditures and ensuring sufficient funds are available to cover all costs associated with the Seminar Speaker series.

Manage Pcard reconciliations for travel related expenses and review all travel related transactions. Ensure that all expenses incurred related to the travel are allowable per university guidelines. As needed, provide training on usage of the university financial systems.

Position Qualifications

This position requires a High School diploma or equivalent with three years of work experience in positions with fiscal support duties. College or other relevant post-secondary coursework may substitute for the experience requirement on a year for year basis.


Master's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration and 1 year of experience.

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume through the USF Careers system here

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Equal Opportunity – Affirmative Action – Equal Access

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About the USF College of Marine Science

The USF College of Marine Science is a multidisciplinary college with 23 core faculty, a Center for Ocean Technology, a large research staff and over 100 graduate students in the fields of biological, chemical, geological, and physical oceanography.

About USF

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF has earned widespread national recognition for its success graduating under-represented minority and limited-income students at rates equal to or higher than white and higher income students. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference. Learn more at www.usf.edu.