The School of Ocean Science and Engineering (SOSE) at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) invites qualified applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position as an assistant professor in Geological Oceanography, broadly defined, to join the Marine Science faculty in the Division of Marine Science. The SOSE includes two academic divisions, Marine Science, and Coastal Sciences, and several R&D centers including: Hydrographic Science Research Center, Center for Fisheries Research and Development, and Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center. The Division of Marine Science is based at the NASA Stennis Space Center where Marine Science faculty benefit from close working relationships with a number of on-site federal agencies, including the Naval Research Laboratory-Stennis Space Center, the Naval Oceanographic Office, the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, the USGS and NOAA, including the National Data Buoy Center.
Marine Science graduate and undergraduate programs extend across traditional marine science emphasis areas in biological, physical, chemical and geological oceanography, as well as hydrographic science and ocean engineering. Marine Science faculty and graduate programs are housed at Stennis Space Center, where the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and the M.S. degree in Hydrographic Science are delivered. The Marine Science and Ocean Engineering B.S. degree programs are delivered at the USM Gulf Coast Campus in Long Beach, MS as well as at USM’s main campus in Hattiesburg, MS. The Long Beach campus is in close proximity to the Port of Gulfport, which is the home port for USM’s R/V Point Sur and the recently opened USM Marine Research Center, that features a state-of-the-art fabrication lab, testing tank, and laboratory space.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in earth science, oceanography, or
a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with
post-doctoral experience, and a demonstrated record of scholarship,
service, grant development, communication, and commitment to
diversity. The successful candidates are expected to develop and
deliver courses in their field of specialization. The successful
candidate should demonstrate the potential to contribute across
disciplines and promote the continued interdisciplinary growth of
the academic and research programs within SOSE. Applicants should
submit a letter of interest outlining their qualifications for the
position, including a research plan, teaching philosophy with a
curricular plan, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact
information of at least four references. Salary packages will be
nationally competitive and commensurate with experience.
Applications must be submitted online at
https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=1&c=usm&id=597. For inquiries about the position, contact Davin Wallace, Chair of the Search Committee, at 1-228-688-3060 or email@example.com. Review of applications begins 1 March 2019 and continues until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date of August 2019.