Assistant Professor of Chemical Oceanography

University of Maine
School of Marine Sciences
Nov 27, 2018
Jan 26, 2019
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Tenure Track
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The School of Marine Sciences of the University of Maine invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Chemical Oceanography, ideally beginning in the Fall, 2019. The School of Marine Sciences has vibrant Oceanography, Marine Biology, Aquaculture, and Marine Policy programs with faculty and students based on the main campus in Orono (, at the Darling Marine Center on the mid-coast of Maine (, and at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute ( in Portland, Maine. 

The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous research program on the ocean system that could range from focused topics basic to the discipline to ecosystems analyses.  The candidate’s research should enhance the education of both Ph.D. and M.S. graduate students as well as undergraduates, and classroom teaching should combine effective classical and innovative techniques that integrate current oceanographic research into course materials. There is a strong expectation that the office and laboratory space for this position will be located at the well-equipped U. Maine coastal marine laboratory, the Darling Marine Center ( The successful candidate will teach a core graduate course in Chemical Oceanography, contribute to other graduate and undergraduate courses at both the Orono campus and at the Darling Marine Center, and fulfill a broader service role in both academic, departmental, and public forums. 

Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. in Oceanography or a relevant scientific discipline at the time of hire. The candidate’s future research plans should demonstrate an interest and ability to take advantage of, but not necessarily restricted to, Maine’s unique ocean environment. Qualified candidates will have a strong background or interest in transdisciplinary science and seek to understand issues critical to the ocean system at global, regional, or local scales such as, but not limited to, organic and inorganic carbon and nutrient cycling, ocean-atmosphere or ocean-land interactions, coastal geochemical processes, or biogeochemical cycling and modeling. The successful candidate will have a strong publication record appropriate to their career stage, a demonstrated ability for transformative research within the discipline, success with external research funding, and illustrate the potential for outstanding teaching and mentoring. 

Application materials should include: 1) a cover letter explaining professional education, experience, and suitability for the position; 2) a full curriculum vitae; 3) a selection of up to five publication PDF’s; 4) a summary of research goals, 5) statements of teaching interests, philosophy, and experiences; and 6) a list of names of four references (including titles and institutions, postal and email addresses, and telephone numbers). All materials must be submitted electronically in PDF format through,and a copy emailed to Sue Thibodeau at For further information or questions, please contact Prof. Mark Wells, the Chair of the Search Committee, at Review of applications will begin on January 14, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. The School of Marine Science is committed to advancing a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we encourage women, minorities, veterans, and those with other legally protected status to apply. 

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).