Assistant Professor of Marine Microbial Ecology (closes 11/6/2019)

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Assistant Professor of Marine Microbial Ecology (closes 11/6/2019)

The School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment (SEOE) invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Marine Microbial Ecology beginning August 16, 2020. We seek an individual with outstanding research and teaching capabilities, with broad interests that are likely to include – but are not limited to – one or more of the following areas: microbial community structure and functional diversity, microbial roles in biogeochemical cycles, and/or microbial food web dynamics. The successful candidate will complement, strengthen, and diversify the School’s research program in marine science, will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and will direct an active, externally funded research program. Teaching responsibilities will include an undergraduate core course in marine science, as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level courses related to the candidate’s specialty.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Marine Science or a related field at the time of the appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, research statement, statement of teaching interests, and the contact information for three references (submit online: For additional information, please contact Dr. Lori Ziolkowski, Marine Microbial Ecology Search Chair ( Review of complete applications will begin November 6, 2019.

The SEOE is a multidisciplinary unit with approximately 600 undergraduate students, 80 graduate students, and 33 faculty representing research areas ranging from Marine Science to Earth Science to Environmental Policy and History. Research facilities in the SEOE include the Baruch Marine Field Laboratory at North Inlet Estuary ( and a flowing seawater lab on the Columbia campus. The SEOE houses excellent analytical facilities and is committed to enhancing the research infrastructure available to faculty, staff, and students.

The University of South Carolina System ( is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort, and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union, and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online, and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians, and the world. Our diverse engaging faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.