Position Announcements

Coastal physical oceanographer

The Department of Earth and Environmental Studies invites applications for a full-time (10-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Coastal Physical Oceanography. The position begins September 1, 2014. Applicants with expertise in the effects of climate change on coastal processes, physical models of sea level rise, storm surge processes, coastal erosion, coastal engineering, protection and restoration are especially encouraged to apply. The position will complement department strengths in hydrology, paleoclimatology, remote sensing, geomorphology, geophysics, petrology, tectonics, geochemistry, environmental management, and our growing programs in sustainability science. The successful candidate will be required to develop a vigorous externally funded research program and have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching.  Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses within the applicant’s areas of expertise.  The candidate will be expected to play a critical role in further developing and expanding our masters programs in Geoscience, Environmental Studies, and Sustainability Science, and our interdisciplinary doctoral degree program in Environmental Management based on potential fit of the candidate's research with the scope of each program. Service to the department, university, and larger professional community is also expected.

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in oceanography, coastal engineering, geosciences, physical geography, applied physics, or a related field, a record of peer-reviewed scholarship in coastal physical oceanography, and evidence of potential for success in grant activity. Post-doctoral experience is highly desirable.

Electronic applications consisting of one single .doc or .pdf file are strongly preferred. The combined application file consisting of a cover letter, CV, statements of teaching and research interests, and the names and contact information for three professional references should be sent to Dr. Stefanie Brachfeld at brachfelds@mail.montclair.edu no later than November 15, 2013. Hard copies will also be accepted and should be sent to Dr. Stefanie Brachfeld, Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Studies, V-F28, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ  07043.

Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. We are located in northern New Jersey, less than 15 miles from New York City. Additional information can be found on the MSU website at www.montclair.edu