Position Announcements

Assistant Professor--Marine Microbial Ecology

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Marine Microbial Ecology

The Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (OEAS) at Old Dominion University seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in marine microbial ecology. We seek candidates with strong potential for outstanding accomplishments in research and teaching and excellent communications skills. Demonstrated skills in the use of developing technologies, next generation sequencing, genomics and proteomics, and biochemical or molecular-biology approaches are particularly desirable. In addition to excellence in scholarly research, the successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the department’s overall curriculum through formal courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to supervise Ph.D. and M.S. graduate students. Many opportunities exist for disciplinary and interdisciplinary interactions with more than 25 other faculty in OEAS, its Centers for Coastal Physical Oceanography and Quantitative Fisheries Ecology and other departments within the university, particularly in areas of marine productivity, food web dynamics, and biogeochemical cycling. Information about the department and its facilities can be found at: http://sci.odu.edu/oceanography/. Research funding by OEAS faculty totaled over $6.2 M in FY11. An endowment of approximately $16 million provides additional support for programs within the Department.

Minimum requirements for appointment include a Ph.D. degree in oceanography or a related science with postdoctoral experience preferred. Appointment to the level of Associate Professor will be considered for applicants possessing an exceptional track record of scholarly independence, extramural funding, and appropriate productivity.

Review of applications will begin September 1st, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. The appointment will be available as soon as July 25, 2013. Applications, including a cover letter, CV, teaching (1 page) and research statements (1 page), and contact information for three references must be submitted electronically to: oeassearch@odu.edu. The College of Sciences welcomes the opportunity to work with candidates to identify suitable employment opportunities for spouses. Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.