Assistant Professor of Geological Oceanography
The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Geological Oceanography.
John C. Stennis Space Center
1020 Balch Blvd
Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, 39529
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Special Instructions to Applicants
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) 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 these documents 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. Davin
Wallace, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Division 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 Geological Oceanography at the assistant professor level to begin in Fall 2022.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
We seek qualified applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track
position as an assistant professor in Geological Oceanography to join the
Marine Science faculty in the Division of Marine Science.
The 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 successful candidate should demonstrate
the potential to contribute across disciplines and promote the continued
interdisciplinary growth of the academic and research programs within
must hold a Ph.D. in earth science, oceanography, or a related field. The successful candidate will be required to pass a NASA
background security check to work at Stennis, and a USM employment background
The candidate should have post-doctoral
research experience, a demonstrated record of scholarship, communication, and commitment
to diversity, and experience with grant development and teaching/mentorship.
The successful candidate should be on a trajectory towards establishing a
national or international reputation for excellence in their discipline.
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 Environmental Information.
Marine Science graduate and undergraduate
programs extend across traditional marine science emphasis areas in physical, biological,
, 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.
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.