Assistant Professors - Four Openings
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), in fulfilling strategic plans for expansion in key areas, is seeking applications for four new faculty positions as part of its three-part mission to conduct interdisciplinary research in coastal ocean and estuarine science, educate students and citizens, and provide advisory service to policy makers, industry, and the public. The School of Marine Science at VIMS is the graduate school in marine science for the College of William & Mary. Chartered in 1940, VIMS is currently among the largest marine research and education centers in the United States, and employs 55 full-time faculty members, 242 staff, and enrolls approximately 100 graduate students in masterís and doctoral programs. There are four academic departments at VIMS: Biological Sciences, Environmental and Aquatic Animal Health, Fisheries Science and Physical Sciences. Further information on the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the School of Marine Science may be accessed through the web at: www.vims.edu.
We invite applications for the following tenure-eligible Assistant Professor positions in the School of Marine Science:
Assistant Professor in Marine/Aquatic Microbiology: Applicants with research interests in any area of aquatic/marine microbiology will be considered including those in the following fields: environmental microbiology, marine microbial genomics, pathogens of aquatic organisms, microbial ecology, ecology of human pathogens in aquatic environments, marine biogeochemistry, and marine microbial natural products. Individuals must possess experience in current molecular technologies, as well as classical microbial analytical and culture techniques.
Assistant Professors in Marine Geology (Two Positions): Applicants with research interests in the broad areas of sedimentology, stratigraphy and climate change studies in the context of estuarine, coastal and continental margin environments are especially encouraged to apply, with a preference for those who employ quantitative approaches for understanding the geologic record of natural and anthropogenic processes affecting these environments. Such approaches may include, but are not limited to: geophysical data acquisition and processing, geospatial analysis, geochemistry, and analytical or numerical modeling.
Assistant Professor in Physical Oceanography: Applicants with research interests in the broad areas of coastal or estuarine physical oceanography are encouraged. Ideally, the candidate should demonstrate excellence in field-oriented research, but also be comfortable employing modeling or experimental approaches. The successful candidate will be poised to take advantage of opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations that abound at VIMS, such as tracking and predicting the distribution of biotic and abiotic materials (including sediment), and investigating hydrodynamic effects on biological, chemical, and geological processes.
Qualifications: Candidates should expect to hold a doctorate (Ph.D.) at the time of appointment in a discipline related to one of the above position descriptions. Candidates must have a strong publication record commensurate with their experience, with demonstrated potential to maintain an active research program and provide excellent graduate student teaching and mentoring. Those eager to engage in cross-disciplinary research, teaching, and service will be especially welcomed.
Responsibilities: The successful candidates will be expected to lead an active research and publication program, advise and mentor graduate students, teach courses in their discipline, participate in institutional governance, and provide service to the Commonwealth.
Application materials must include: 1) a cover letter explaining professional education, experience, and suitability for the position; 2) a full curriculum vitae; 3) research statement; 4) teaching statement; and 5) the names, addresses (including titles and institutions), email addresses, and telephone numbers of five references. All materials must be submitted electronically in PDF format.
Application materials should be addressed to the Chair of the appropriate search committee, and will be accepted through our On-Line Application System at http://jobs.wm.edu. For full consideration, application materials are due December 1, 2011; however, applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
The College of William and Mary is committed to equal opportunity and is actively engaged in enriching the diversity of its faculty. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex/gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, political belief, disability, veteran status or age.
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