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Tenure Track Faculty - Marine Resource Economics or Marine Socio-Economics

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Tenure Track Faculty - Marine Resource Economics or Marine Socio-Economics.

Position Details
Location Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

703 East Beach Drive
Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 39564
United States
Division Coastal Sciences
Position Type Faculty
Employment Status Full Time
Grant Funded No
Posting Close Date Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications must be submitted online ( Applications from junior and senior level scientists are encouraged. For full consideration, send by 1/6/2019 1) letter of interest, 2) vitae, 3) statement of research interests and plans, 4) statement of teaching accomplishments, plans and philosophy, 5) names of three references. All attachments must be uploaded at the time of submission.  Rank and salary commensurate with experience. 

Job Summary 
The Division of Coastal Sciences 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 Resource Economics or Socio-Economics at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level to begin in Fall 2019.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities  
We seek a resource economist, socio-economist and/or policy expert to focus on coastal and marine natural assessment and management and coupled natural/human systems. Areas of research are broad, and include, but are not limited to: evaluation & valuation of ecosystem services; applying social science to resource management; societal impacts of environmental change; coastal resilience; stakeholder engagement; aquaculture; fisheries; energy; health.

The candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, publish in peer-reviewed literature, mentor, participate in graduate instruction and develop courses in their area of study (e.g., economic concepts, ecosystem services, human & natural systems, environmental law). Preference will be given to applicants showing potential for collaboration within SOSE, and other units including USM’s College of Business and Economic Development.

Additional Information
SOSE includes two academic divisions, Coastal Sciences, and Marine Science, and four R&D centers: Center for Fisheries Research and Development, Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center, Marine Education Center and Marine Research Center. The position will be located in Ocean Springs at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Ocean Springs is known for its beauty, natural resources, and arts. It is home to galleries, restaurants, and schools that are ranked among the best in the state.

Minimum Qualifications 
A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline. 

Preferred Qualifications  
Record of scholarship, service, grant development, communication, and commitment to diversity. For appointment at Associate or Full Professor level candidates should have evidence of consistent research funding, productivity, and a national or international reputation for excellence in their discipline.

About The University of Southern Mississippi
Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, our students have collected three Truman Scholarships and 18 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. USM students also lead Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Our Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of only 36 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at

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.


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