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Applications must be submitted through the jobs.usm.edu candidate portal. For full consideration, submit 1) letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research interests and plans, 4) statement of teaching accomplishments, plans and philosophy, (5) a statement on how the candidate would contribute to the diversity, equity and inclusion of our School, and 6) names and contact information of at least four references. All these documents must be uploaded at the time of submission. Review of applications begins 15 January 2022 and continues until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date of August 2022.
For questions regarding this position, please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Davin Wallace, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Division of Marine Science in the School of Ocean Science and Engineering (SOSE) at The University of Southern Mississippi invites qualified applicants for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position in Geological Oceanography at the assistant professor level to begin in Fall 2022.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
We seek qualified applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position as an assistant professor in Geological Oceanography to join the Marine Science faculty in the Division of Marine Science.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, publish peer-reviewed literature, mentor students, participate in undergraduate and graduate instruction and develop courses in their area of study. The successful candidate should demonstrate the potential to contribute across disciplines and promote the continued interdisciplinary growth of the academic and research programs within SOSE.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in earth science, oceanography, or a related field. The successful candidate will be required to pass a NASA background security check to work at Stennis, and a USM employment background check.
The candidate should have post-doctoral research experience, a demonstrated record of scholarship, communication, and commitment to diversity, and experience with grant development and teaching/mentorship. The successful candidate should be on a trajectory towards establishing a national or international reputation for excellence in their discipline.
The SOSE includes two academic divisions, Marine Science and Coastal Sciences. Several R&D centers, including the Hydrographic Science Research Center, the Marine Research Center, and the Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center, have research personnel that work closely with faculty in the academic divisions and research infrastructure that is available to support student training. The Division of Marine Science is based at the NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center. Stennis Space Center is a “federal city” that boasts the world’s largest concentration of oceanographers and hydrographers. 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 its National Data Buoy Center and the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Marine Science graduate and undergraduate programs extend across traditional marine science emphasis areas in physical, biological, , chemical, and geological oceanography, as well as hydrographic science and undergraduate ocean engineering. Marine Science faculty and graduate programs are based out of Stennis Space Center, where the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and the M.S. degree in Hydrographic Science are delivered. The Marine Science and Ocean Engineering B.S. degree programs are delivered at the USM Gulf Coast Campus in Long Beach, MS as well as at USM’s main campus in Hattiesburg, MS. The Long Beach campus is near the Port of Gulfport, which is the home port for USM’s R/V Point Sur. The Port of Gulfport also features the Marine Research Center, which has a state-of-the-art fabrication lab, testing tank, and laboratory space. Gulfport will be the future site of the Roger F. Wicker Center for Ocean Enterprise and the home port of a new 199-ft UNOLS Regional Class Research Vessel (R/V Gilbert R. Mason).
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.usm.edu.
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.