Coordinator & Instructor/Asst. Teaching Professor, Hydrographic Science
The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Coordinator & Instructor/Asst. Teaching Professor, Hydrographic Science.
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Special Instructions to Applicants
be submitted through the jobs.usm.edu candidate portal. For full consideration, send 1) letter of
interest, 2) vitae, 3) statement of research interests and plans, 4) statement
of teaching accomplishments, plans and philosophy, 5) names of four references. All attachments must be uploaded at the time
of submission. Review of applications begins 1 March 2020 and continues until
the position is filled, with an anticipated start date of August 2020.
The Division of Marine Science in the School of Ocean
Science and Engineering (SOSE) at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) invites qualified applicants for a full-time, 12-month, position as Coordinator & Instructor (or Assistant
Teaching Professor, if holding a terminal degree) of the Hydrographic Science
B.S. and M.S. programs in the Division of Marine Science to begin in Fall 2020. Salary
will be commensurate with experience.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
We seek qualified
applicants for a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track position as Coordinator
and Instructor/Asst. Teaching Professor of Hydrography to join the Marine
Science faculty in the Division of Marine Science.
is expected to coordinate, execute, and continue to develop a comprehensive
academic program in hydrography, at the undergraduate and graduate level, in
accordance with International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) standards.
The undergraduate program is a 4-year curriculum providing a Bachelor of
Science degree in Marine Science with emphasis in Hydrography. The graduate
program is an intensive 1-2 year curriculum with significant classroom
coursework and field exercise, including a capstone project. The
candidate can expect to be involved in research activities with the
Hydrographic Science Research Center, but the primary focus of this position is
program coordination and teaching.
USM offers an
exceptional environment for a successful career in marine science with
tremendous strength in collaboration across science, engineering, education and
outreach. A regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized leader in
marine science, SOSE comprises two academic divisions (Marine Science and
Coastal Science), several R&D centers (Hydrographic Science Research
Center, Center for Fisheries Research and Development, and Thad Cochran Marine
Aquaculture Center), and a fleet of research vessels. SOSE is rapidly expanding
with a Center for Ocean Enterprise just breaking ground in October 2019 and a
regional-class R/V funded by NSF to be delivered in 2022.
Marine Sciences offers graduate and undergraduate programs across traditional
marine science emphasis areas in biological, physical, chemical and geological
oceanography, as well as hydrographic science and ocean engineering. The M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science
and the M.S. degree in Hydrographic Science are delivered at the NASA Stennis
Space Center, where Marine Science faculty benefit from close working relationships
with a number of on-site federal agencies, including the Naval Research
Laboratory-Stennis Space Center, the Naval Oceanographic Office, the Naval
Meteorology and Oceanography Command, the USGS and NOAA’s National Data Buoy
Center. The Marine Science and Ocean Engineering B.S. degree programs are
delivered at the USM Gulf Coast Campus in Long Beach, MS, at USM’s main campus
in Hattiesburg, MS, as well as at the recently opened USM Marine Research
Center, which features a state-of-the-art fabrication lab, testing tank, and
Applicants must hold a M.S. degree in hydrography, oceanography, or a related field with 5 years or more of hydrographic surveying experience.
Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in
hydrography, oceanography, or a related field and post-doctoral experience, and
a demonstrated record of service, grant development, communication, and
commitment to diversity.
further inquiry regarding the position, please contact Dr. Stephan Howden, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.usm.edu.
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.