Biological Oceanography – Assistant or Associate Professor Position
The Division of Marine Science in 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 in Biological Oceanography at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to begin in Fall 2019. 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 oceanography, biological 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. For appointment at the Associate level, candidates should also have demonstrated a national or international reputation for excellence in their discipline. 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=624. For inquiries about the position, contact Donald G. Redalje, Chair of the Search Committee, at 1-228-688-1174 or Donald.Redalje@usm.edu. Review of applications begins 1 March 2019 and continues until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date of August 2019.