Two Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Chemical and
Geological Oceanography

The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university located adjacent to beautiful Tampa Bay on Florida's spectacular west coast. It is one of the largest public universities in the nation, and ranked 28th in the nation among public universities for total research expenditures by the National Science Foundation. The university is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity category, a distinction attained by only 2.5 percent of all universities. At the heart of USF is a vibrant, diverse and engaged student body. More than 50,000 students are enrolled in the USF System, with an annual budget of $1.7 billion and an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion. The College of Marine Science has 26 ranked faculty covering biological, chemical, geological, and physical oceanography and marine resource assessment, ~110 graduate students, ~$15 million in annual research, a total endowment of ~$18 million, ~80 full-time support personnel (including engineers, technical, and College administrative staff). Additional information is available at http://www.marine.usf.edu/ and http://www.usf.edu.

The University of South Florida College of Marine Science, located in Saint Petersburg, Florida, is actively seeking to fill two open rank positions in oceanography:

  • We seek a Geological Oceanographer whose research complements the strengths of the current faculty. We seek a hypothesis-driven scientist who uses a process-based approach to understand problems central to the ocean and its connections to the Earth systems. The candidate will use innovative techniques to investigate the effects of environmental change on the evolution of the stratigraphic record over a broad range of spatial and temporal scales. For questions regarding the available position please contact Dr. Brad Rosenheim, brosenheim@usf.edu or Tim Trowbridge, ttrowbridge@usf.edu (727-553-3375). Applications must be submitted through Careers@USF. Direct link to job posting can be found here.
  • We seek a Chemical Oceanographer who will contribute to an understanding of the ocean/climate system, from basic disciplinary topics to ecosystems analyses. Qualified candidates will employ modern tools of multi-disciplinary science to understand regional and global issues critical to the ocean system. For information regarding the available position, please contact Dr. Kristen Buck, kristenbuck@usf.edu or Tim Trowbridge, ttrowbridge@usf.edu (727-553-3375). Applications must be submitted through Careers@USF. Direct link to job posting can be found here.

Candidates for both positions will be selected on the basis of their potential to conduct transformative research within their discipline, their productivity with respect to peer reviewed publications, acquisition of external research funding, and a potential for outstanding mentoring and teaching. Successful candidates for both positions would be expected to contribute to core courses in oceanography and teach specialty courses at the graduate level.

Minimum Requirements: Must have a PhD in a relevant scientific discipline at the time of hire with research experience in the respective fields (Chemical Oceanography or Geological Oceanography).

Preferred qualifications: Applicants should be capable of interacting with colleagues in multi-disciplinary oceanographic research.

For the Assistant Professor rank, candidates should have a record of scholarly products and demonstrate potential for a career of creative work and scholarly publications, demonstrate potential for acquisition of extramural research funding, exhibit a commitment to exemplary instruction and mentoring of graduate students, and demonstrate a culture of high ethics and service to their professional community and to the public.

For the Associate Professor/Professor rank, candidates should have an outstanding record in research including a substantive publication and other scholarly product record, evidence of success in attracting extramural research funding, a commitment to exemplary instruction and mentoring of graduate students, and demonstrate a culture of high ethics and service to their professional community and to the public.

Application procedures: Apply online at Careers@USF (Geological Oceanographer: here and Chemical Oceanographer: here). Please submit a cover letter stating qualifications. Please append research and teaching statements, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three referees. Position is open until filled, however, priority review of applications will begin by August 1, 2018. Appointment is anticipated to commence August 1, 2019.

The University of South Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Institution. To request disability accommodations in the application and interview process call (813) 974-2970. According to Florida law, applications, and meetings regarding them, are open to the public.

posted: 13 June 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.