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Marine Geologist

Eckerd College
Saint Petersburg, Florida
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Nov 5, 2021

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Ocean Science, Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology
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The Marine Science/Geosciences Program at Eckerd College invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level to start September 2022. A Ph.D. in Oceanography, Marine Science, Earth Science or related field with a focus on the geosciences is required. We seek a broadly-trained scientist-educator who is strongly committed to teaching and student/faculty research at the undergraduate level. The teaching component consists of seven courses per year in a 3-1-3 format. Teaching responsibilities will include regular participation in our introductory-level courses in Geological Oceanography and Earth Systems History, and course(s) in the applicant's area of expertise, which could include Paleontology, Geobiology, or other. Preference will be given to applicants who can complement existing areas of expertise in Sedimentation/Stratigraphy, Coastal Geology, Earth Materials, Earth Structure and Geophysics, as well as help provide a bridge between our strong Marine Biology and Marine Geology programs.  Additionally, participation in an interdisciplinary, values-oriented general education program is required, including a regular rotation in the two-semester first-year program. The successful applicant will be expected to secure external funding to establish a long-term student/faculty research program that is accessible to undergraduate students, and compliments existing departmental strengths. 

Eckerd College is an outstanding college of the liberal arts and sciences with an enrollment of approximately 1900 students. The only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, Eckerd has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. The college is situated on a 108-ha waterfront campus on lower Tampa Bay. The marine science major is an interdisciplinary program that currently includes tracks in biology, geology, chemistry and geophysics. The Galbraith Marine Science Laboratory provides excellent teaching and research facilities, including an assortment of vessels ideal for direct, year-round access to a variety of coastal and marine environments.  Eckerd's undergraduate program is part of a large marine-oriented research community located in St. Petersburg, Florida, which includes the USGS Coastal and Marine Science Center, Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, Florida Institute of Oceanography, NOAA Fisheries Service Southeast Regional Office, and the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, teaching evaluations, and contact information for three references so that letters of recommendation can be requested, via  Applications must be completed by November 19, 2021. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Gregg Brooks (

Eckerd College is committed to fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and an inclusive campus community. Eckerd is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Eckerd College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups.

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