Position Announcements

Assistant or Associate Professor in Marine Sciences

The University of South Alabama and the
Dauphin Island Sea Lab invite applications for a Physical Oceanographer
(Tenure-track, 9 month) at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the
Department of Marine Sciences. We seek a faculty colleague with interests in
the general area of coastal physical processes who will strengthen the overall
research and teaching capabilities of our Marine Sciences program. Qualifications
include a PhD in Oceanography or closely related discipline, excellence in
research, and a strong record of scholarly publications. The new faculty member
is expected to develop a vigorous extramurally funded research program with
themes that could include estuarine and coastal circulation, across-shelf
exchange processes, or bio-physical coupling. Strong candidates will have
experience with ocean observing or remote sensing systems. The successful
candidate will be expected to interact with biological oceanographers and
marine ecologists on interdisciplinary research questions. Teaching experience
is highly preferred.

The University of South Alabama is a
rapidly growing institution known for quality research and teaching that enrolls
over 15,000 graduate and undergraduate students. It is located in a thriving
metropolitan area with a population of 400,000 on the scenic northern coast of
the Gulf of Mexico. The Department of Marine Sciences has 11 full-time
faculty members and 42 graduate students. Information on faculty research
interests and teaching can be found at http://www.southalabama.edu/marinesciences/. The department
offers MS and PhD degrees.

This is a nine-month position beginning as
early as August 15, 2014. The position will be based at the Dauphin Island Sea
Lab. Salary and start-up packages are competitive based upon qualifications.

Candidates should send an application
letter, curriculum vita, research and teaching philosophy statements, and the
names and contact information of three references to Dr. Will Patterson, Chair,
Physical Oceanographer Search Committee, 5871 USA Drive North, LSCB Room 025, Mobile,
Alabama 36688-0002. Electronic applications can be emailed to nmerrill@southalabama.edu. To ensure a timely
review, applications should be received by July 15, 2014. For more information
about the position, please visit the department's website. The University of South
Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.

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