Position Announcements

Assistant Professor of Marine Chemistry

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Marine Science at the Stennis Space Center is offering a tenure-track position in marine chemistry at the assistant professor level. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in oceanography or a related field and have demonstrated field and laboratory research experience. Post-doctoral experience is desirable for assistant-level applicants. The successful candidate is expected to conduct an active research program and develop courses for an interdisciplinary academic program for graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidate must also demonstrate a commitment to collaborative research and teaching. The position offers opportunities to collaborate with biological, physical and geological oceanographers, modelers, paleoceanographers and hydrographers to address complex oceanographic problems. Information is available online about the department at http://www.usm.edu/marine/.

The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Marine Science is home to an
interdisciplinary program of graduate and undergraduate study and research in marine environments. The department offers a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science and Ph.D. in marine science and a Master of Science in hydrographic science. Located at the Stennis Space Center (SSC), the Department of Marine Science is strategically situated at the single-largest concentration of oceanographers and hydrographers in the world. Fifteen on site faculty conduct research and teach courses in biological oceanography, marine chemistry, geological oceanography, physical oceanography, remote sensing, numerical modeling and hydrography to approximately 50 full-time graduate students at SSC and approximately 30 undergraduates at Southern Miss Gulf Coast. Faculty also interact with research scientists at government agencies located on site including the Naval Research Laboratory and the Naval Oceanographic Office, EPA, NOAA, USGS and NASA.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest outlining their qualifications for the position, including a research plan, teaching philosophy with a curricular plan, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of at least four references. All application materials will be accepted online at https://jobs.usm.edu. For inquiries about the position, contact Dr. Alan Shiller, chair of the search committee, at alan.shiller@usm.edu or 228.688.1178. Applicant review will begin May 13, 2013, and continue until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date in August 2013.