Asst. or Assoc. Professor of Ocean Engineering
The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Asst. or Assoc. Professor of Ocean Engineering.
John C. Stennis Space Center
1020 Balch Blvd
Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, 39529
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Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications must be submitted through the
jobs.usm.edu candidate portal. For full consideration, submit 1) letter of
interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research interests and plans, 4)
statement of teaching accomplishments, plans and philosophy, 5) names and
contact information of three references. All attachments must be uploaded at the time of submission. Review of
applications begins 15 March 2021 and continues until the position is filled,
with an anticipated start date of August 2021.
For questions regarding this position, please
contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Maarten Buijsman, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
of Marine Science in the School of Ocean Science and Engineering (SOSE) at The
University of Southern Mississippi invites qualified applicants for a
full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position in Ocean Engineering at the assistant
or associate professor level to begin in Fall 2021. Rank and salary will be commensurate with
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate
will have the opportunity to contribute to the continued development of the
undergraduate Ocean Engineering program, which started in 2017, and lead its ABET
accreditation. Moreover, the candidate is expected to develop a strong,
externally funded research program, publish peer-reviewed literature, mentor
students, participate in undergraduate instruction and develop courses in their
area of study. The candidate should demonstrate the potential to contribute
across disciplines and promote the continued interdisciplinary growth of the
academic and research programs within the SOSE.
The SOSE includes two academic divisions,
Marine Science and Coastal Sciences. Several R&D centers, including the
Hydrographic Science Research Center, the Marine Research Center, and the Thad
Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center, have research personnel that work closely
with faculty in the academic divisions and research infrastructure that is
available to support student training. The Division of Marine Science is based
at the NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center. Stennis
Space Center is a “federal city” that boasts the world’s largest concentration
of oceanographers and hydrographers. 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 including its National Data Buoy Center and the National Centers for
Marine Science graduate and undergraduate
programs extend across traditional marine science emphasis areas in biological,
physical, chemical, and geological oceanography, as well as hydrographic
science and undergraduate ocean engineering. Marine Science faculty and graduate programs are based out of Stennis
Space Center, where the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and the M.S.
degree in Hydrographic Science are delivered. The Marine Science and Ocean
Engineering B.S. degree programs are delivered at the USM Gulf Coast Campus in
Long Beach, MS as well as at USM’s main campus in Hattiesburg, MS. The Long
Beach campus is near the Port of Gulfport, which is the home port for USM’s R/V
Point Sur. The Port of Gulfport also features the Marine Research Center, which
has a state-of-the-art fabrication lab, testing tank, and laboratory space.
Gulfport will be the future site of the Roger F. Wicker Center for Ocean
Enterprise and the home port of a new 199-ft UNOLS Regional Class Research
Vessel (R/V Gilbert R. Mason).
must hold a Ph.D. in engineering or a related field and have demonstrated
research experience related to the ocean. The
successful candidate will be required to pass a NASA background security check
to work at Stennis, and a USM employment background check.
Preference will be given to
candidates with experience
in developing academic programs and curriculums. The preferred candidate has
participated in an ABET accreditation process. The candidate should have post-doctoral
research experience, a demonstrated record of scholarship, service, grant
development, communication, and commitment to diversity, and has experience in
managing a research group. The successful candidate should have a national or
international reputation for excellence in their discipline.
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.