Tenure-track Faculty, Marine Geology and Seafloor Mapping

College of Charleston
Charleston, South Carolina (US)
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Nov 3, 2021

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Tenure-track Faculty, Marine Geology and Seafloor Mapping: Geology and Environmental Geosciences, College of Charleston

School of Sciences and Mathematics, Geology and Environmental Geosciences

        The College of Charleston Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences (http://geology.cofc.edu) invites applicants with a Ph.D. in Geosciences or closely related field for a tenure-track faculty position to begin in August 2022. We seek a faculty colleague able to teach courses in marine geology, seafloor mapping, introductory geology, and one or more courses in their field of specialty, as well as to mentor student experiential learning activities. The candidate is expected to develop their own research program and to secure external funds in support of their research activities; areas of interest include marine geology, hydrography, as well as geoinformatics related to such fields.

        The Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences has over 100 majors and minors in Bachelor programs in Geology, Environmental Geosciences, and Geoinformatics. We offer dozens of topical and interdisciplinary elective courses in the Geosciences, several of which serve students interested in marine geology. The department is home to the successful BEAMS (Benthic and Acoustic Mapping and Survey) program, a unique undergraduate-focused program with field experience, research activities, and coursework that can be used in the Seafloor Mapping track in the Geoinformatics minor. Many students have learned and trained in marine geology topics and conducted independent research, including over 100 students who have entered a career in the marine survey sector. The Department also provides several of the core and elective courses in the multidisciplinary Graduate Program in Environmental and Sustainability Studies, the M.Ed. in Science and Mathematics, an undergraduate major in Archaeology, and a minor in Environmental & Sustainability Studies. Collaborative opportunities are available with faculty research programs in geochemistry, coastal and estuarine dynamics, environmental geology, geospatial sciences, paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, hydrology, paleontology, natural hazards, seismology, volcanology, tectonics, and petrology. The department’s GIS and Remote Sensing laboratories are integrated with the Low Country Hazards Center in the School of Sciences and Mathematics Building. The department also hosts the Mace Brown Museum of Natural History, which has world-class collections and facilities for specimen preparation, preservation, and display.

        The College of Charleston is a comprehensive liberal arts and sciences university with a campus in downtown Charleston, SC; a marine campus at Fort Johnson close to downtown; and Stono Preserve, a 380-hectare rural campus 25 km southwest of downtown. The College of Charleston ranks in the top five of public universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report, and fourth among U.S. comprehensive universities in Study Abroad programming.

The College of Charleston is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive state employee benefits package. We encourage applicants from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Improving equity, diversity and inclusion in our community is a critical priority for the College of Charleston and a key component of our strategic plan.

        Please submit the following application materials:


1.    Statement of Interest Letter

2.    Curriculum Vitae

3.    Teaching Philosophy

4.    Research Program Statement

5.    Unofficial Graduate Transcripts

6.    Contact information for at least 3 references


        For more information about the department, visit our website. Any questions should be directed to Timothy Callahan (callahant@cofc.edu). Application deadline is 15 December 2021. This position will remain open until filled.

        The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.


The Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences has over 100 majors and offers a major, a minor, and a broad array of topical and interdisciplinary elective courses in the geosciences. The Department provides graduate-level courses in the multidisciplinary Environmental Studies Master of Science program and the M.Ed. in Science and Mathematics. Collaborative opportunities are available with well-established faculty research programs, including aqueous geochemistry, coastal processes, environmental geology, geospatial sciences, hydrology, marine geology, natural hazards, paleontology, sedimentary petrology, seismology, and tectonics. The Department has GIS and Remote Sensing laboratories which are part of the Lowcountry Hazard Center, located in the new Sciences and Mathematics building.
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