Assistant Professor, Carbonate Sedimentology

Florida Gulf Coast University
Fort Myers, Florida
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Dec 1, 2022

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Assistant Professor, Carbonate Sedimentology

Job Summary
The Water School at Florida Gulf Coast University ( is hiring 9 faculty for Fall 2023 across a range of disciplines related to water and the environment. The Water School is an interdisciplinary enterprise that brings together faculty from five colleges and schools representing 15 departments to focus on the environmental, economic, and human dimensions of coastal resilience, ecosystem integrity, health and wellbeing, and restoration and remediation.

This appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Marine and Earth Sciences.

The Water School encourages nominations for and applications from qualified individuals with research and teaching interests in Carbonate Sedimentology for an Assistant Professor position starting Fall 2023. We seek applicants with one or more of the following skills and experiences: (1) work in modern tropical carbonate environments; (2) ability to inform paleoenvironmental history through application of modern sedimentologic processes; (3) interests in working in Southern Florida, the Bahamas, or the Caribbean; and (4) relevance to paleo- and future climatic change.

The successful candidate will collaborate with faculty in The Water School and be willing to work with and/or inform decision makers. The new faculty member will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels as applicable; courses may include Physical Geology, Environmental Geology, Sedimentology/ Stratigraphy, and a study abroad Field Experience. The successful candidate will be involved in course and curriculum development; conduct research; participate in university committees and initiatives; and perform other duties as assigned.

FGCU is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; produce peer-reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the university and the local community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at The Water School's Vester Marine Field Station (

With an enrollment of nearly 16,000 students, FGCU has a main campus of 800 acres with LEED-certified buildings and 400 acres of protected habitat. The university's award-winning initiatives in education, energy production, research, and sustainable practices make us one of the nation's greenest campuses. FGCU is located in beautiful Southwest Florida, known for its beaches, resorts, nature preserves, and outdoor recreation. Located between the cities of Fort Myers and Naples, FGCU is just two hours by car from the major cities of St. Petersburg, Tampa, and Miami, and 15 minutes from the Southwest Florida International Airport. The region is surrounded by water—important estuaries to the north, Lake Okeechobee to the east, the Gulf of Mexico to the west, and the Florida Everglades and Florida Bay to the south—providing an unparalleled setting to study all facets of water and environmental issues.

FGCU launched The Water School on World Water Day in 2019, sending a message that the University and the State of Florida were making a significant investment in water and the environment in Southwest Florida. By bringing together faculty and staff from across the university, The Water School is addressing pressing issues of regional concern by developing sustainable solutions to ensure that future generations inherit a Southwest Florida that is full of opportunity and is renowned for its quality of life.

Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview.

At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our University stronger. The University community recognizes the importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the institution.

We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.

Job Description

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:

• Develop and teach assigned courses: prepare syllabi and instruction materials, coordinate lectures, evaluate students, and maintain highest possible standards of classroom instruction.
• Develop and maintain an independent and productive research program that also involves students.
• Mentor students, as appropriate, in research.
• Actively work with local communities, as appropriate, to engage them in issues related to carbonate sedimentology and related coastal processes.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications

• Ph.D. in Geology from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation.
• ABD considered if a degree is conferred by August 7, 2023. If the successful candidate is ABD, the appointment will be made at a Lecturer level on a fixed contract.
• Must meet university criteria for appointment to the level of Assistant Professor.

Preferred Qualifications

• Interdisciplinary teaching and research perspective with well-defined research goals. Willingness to engage in service opportunities commensurate with career maturity.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• Familiarity with and use of diverse and innovative teaching approaches to engage students and ensure student learning.
• Demonstrated development and use of skills appropriate to the discipline.
• Ability to conduct independent research and involve students in research.
• Ability to mentor students in research with the students' learning and training in mind.
• Ability to contribute effectively and collegially to a positive, dynamic, civil, and inclusive learning and working environment.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Appointment will be made on a 9-month multi-year appointment basis available August 2023.

Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida's Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore, all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.

Under Florida's Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request.

Required Application Materials:

• Unofficial Transcripts
• Statement of Teaching Philosophy
• Curriculum Vitae
• Cover Letter
• Statement of Research
• Five (5) Professional References

The position is listed as “open until filled;” however, applications received by November 27, 2022 will receive priority consideration.

Salary commensurate with education and experience

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