International Faculty Cluster

Xiamen, Fujian (CN)
Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
Dec 26, 2018
Feb 24, 2019
Ocean Science
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International Faculty Cluster Hire in Geological Oceanography

College of Ocean and Earth Sciences,

Xiamen University, China

The Department of Geological Oceanography ( is continuing to expand its faculty with the addition of 2-3 positions in the next year. Already one of China’s top oceanography schools, the College aims to establish the Department of Geological Oceanography as a premier center in the broad areas of sedimentary processes/records, land-ocean interactions and global change. We are aiming to recruit well-qualified candidates from these areas with expertise that complements our existing faculty.  The ranks of the appointments are open, and are commensurate with the applicants’ qualifications and experience.

Whereas the current search is open to all areas within the broad DGO mandate, particular areas of interest include: 1) Geomorphic and/or stratigraphic evolution of land and seascapes, 2) Production, transport and burial of mineral and/or organic material within and across terrestrial and marine settings; 3) Human influences on coastal to marine environments.

We seek individuals who take an interdisciplinary approach to their science and use novel analytical, field, experimental or model-based tools and techniques. A proven record or promise to contribute to the research and teaching missions of the College is expected. A Ph.D. degree with postdoctoral experience is required at the time of appointment.

In conjunction with the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science (, the College has access to state-of-the-art instrumentation and offers internationally competitive compensation, start-up and relocation packages. Special recruitment programs are available to exceptionally well-qualified candidates. Xiamen University recently launched a 3600-ton (78 m) research vessel and is completing construction of a marine station for cutting-edge education and research in oceanography.

Xiamen University, located along China’s SE coast, was founded in 1921 with the vision to become the leading international university in China ( The oceanography program at Xiamen was established in 1946, making it the first such program in China. Xiamen University has inter-university cooperative ties with over 270 institutions of higher education at home and abroad, including the establishment of a new campus in Malaysia (

To apply email a cover letter, CV, contact information for 3-5 references, and a statement of research and teaching philosophy and goals to Ms. Chen Jingyan, Assistant to the Chair, Department of Geological Oceanography ( Questions regarding this opportunity may be directed to Dr. Steven A. Kuehl, Interim Chair ( Applications will be considered beginning March 1, 2019, however the positions will remain open until filled.

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