Assistant Professor of Marine Chemistry
The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Marine Chemistry.
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) a cover letter, (2) a research plan,
(3) a teaching philosophy with a curricular plan, (4) a curriculum vitae, (5) a
statement on how the candidate would contribute to the diversity, equity and
inclusion of our School, and (6) names and contact information of at least four
references. All attachments must be uploaded at the time of submission. Review
of applications begins 15 January 2022 and continues until the position is
filled, with an anticipated start date of August 2022.
For questions regarding this position, please
contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Christopher Hayes, 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 Marine Chemistry at the assistant level to
begin in Fall 2022. Salary packages will be nationally
competitive and commensurate with experience.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
seek qualified applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position as
an assistant professor in Marine Chemistry to join the Marine Science faculty
in the Division of Marine Science. We are particularly interested in candidates
who can make use of existing analytical infrastructure for trace element
analysis, including a high resolution ICP-MS, clean lab, and other related
successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded
research program, publish peer-reviewed literature, mentor students,
participate in undergraduate and graduate 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 SOSE.
must hold a Ph.D. in oceanography, marine chemistry, or a related field. The successful candidate will be
required to pass a NASA background security check to work at Stennis Space
Center, and a USM employment background check.
include post-doctoral experience and a demonstrated record of scholarship,
service, grant development, communication, and commitment to diversity.
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, 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 at Stennis Space
Center, where the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and the M.S. degree
in Hydrographic Science are delivered. SOSE also offers undergraduate B.S.
degree programs in Marine Science and Ocean Engineering which 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 is also the site of the soon-to-be-opened
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).
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 across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 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 large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 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 more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 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.