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Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor, Coastal Processes

University of Delaware
Lewes, Delaware
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Dec 29, 2022

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Job No: 499418
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Lewes
Categories: School of Marine Science & Policy, Full Time

Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor, Coast Processes

School of Marine Science and Policy

University of Delaware

The School of Marine Science and Policy (SMSP) seeks to hire a marine scientist at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor focused on coastal/geological processes with research interests in tidal wetlands, beaches, estuaries, or marine coastal environments. Specific areas of interest may include ecogeomorphology, sediment transport, coastal hazards and coastal resiliency. Preferred candidates would apply field observations and/or laboratory analyses to examine coastal processes.

The successful candidate will be based in Lewes, DE and contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching mission of SMSP by teaching courses in their area of expertise as well as general oceanography and field-oriented courses. Candidates may be considered for appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a robust independent and externally funded research program, support graduate students, and contribute to interdisciplinary research activities and service missions of SMSP. SMSP offers graduate programs in Oceanography, Physical Ocean Science & Engineering, Marine Biosciences, Marine Policy, and Environmental Economics as well as an undergraduate major in Marine Science. SMSP is situated both on the main campus in Newark and the coastal campus in Lewes, which together offer convenient access to a variety of coastal, estuarine and salt marsh environments in the Mid-Atlantic region. SMSP has active seagoing facilities from small boats to regional class vessels with immediate access to coastal and estuarine environments.

A PhD (or equivalent) is required in earth or marine science, geology, ecology, coastal processes or other related fields. Successful candidates are expected to have demonstrated excellence in research and a dedicated interest in high quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references and statements of research, teaching and diversity. Inquiries regarding this position may be addressed to Professor Jennifer Biddle (

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications, a start-up package and modern laboratory space is available.

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