Coordinator & Instructor/Asst. Teaching Professor, Hydrographic Science

The University of Southern Mississippi
USM School of Ocean Sceince and Enginnerig, Division of Marine Science
Apr 11, 2019
Jun 10, 2019
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The School of Ocean Science and Engineering (SOSE) at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) invites qualified applicants for a full-time, 12-month, position as Coordinator & Instructor (or Assistant Teaching Professor, if holding a terminal degree) of the Hydrographic Science B.S. and M.S. programs in the Division of Marine Science. These two programs are recognized at the Category B and A levels, respectively by the International Hydrographic Organization, the International Federation of Surveyors, and the International Association of Cartographers. 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. 

Applicants must hold a M.S. degree in hydrography, oceanography, or a related field with 5 years or more of hydrographic surveying experience. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in hydrography, oceanography, or a related field and post-doctoral experience, and a demonstrated record of service, grant development, communication, and commitment to diversity. The candidate is expected to coordinate, execute, and continue to develop a comprehensive academic program in hydrography, at the undergraduate and graduate level, in accordance with International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) standards.  The undergraduate program is a 4-year curriculum providing a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Science with emphasis in Hydrography. The graduate program is an intensive 1-2 year curriculum with significant classroom coursework and field exercise, including a capstone project.  The successful candidate is expected to develop and deliver courses in hydrography and related sciences and should demonstrate the potential to contribute across disciplines and promote the continued interdisciplinary growth of the academic and research programs within the SOSE.  The candidate can expect to be involved in research activities with the Hydrographic Science Research Center, but the primary focus of this position is teaching. Salary packages will be nationally competitive and commensurate with experience.  Applications must be submitted online at  For inquiries about the position, contact Stephan Howden, Chair of the Search Committee, at 1-228-688-5284 or  Review of applications begins 1 May 2019 and continues until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date of August 2019.

The University of Southern Mississippi is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.