International Faculty Cluster Hire in Geological Oceanography
College of Ocean and Earth Sciences
Xiamen University, China

The Department of Geological Oceanography ( is continuing to expand its international faculty with the addition of 3-4 positions in the next year. Already one of China's top oceanography schools, the College ( aims to establish the Department of Geological Oceanography as a premier center in the broad areas of sedimentary processes/records, land-ocean interactions and global change. The ranks of the appointments are open, and are commensurate with the applicants' qualifications and experience.

The current search includes, but is not limited to, the following areas of expertise: 1) Sedimentary records of sea level, paleoclimate, hazards, and coastal to continental margin evolution; 2) Production, transport and burial of mineral and organic material across terrestrial and marine settings; 3) Human influences on coastal to deep marine environments.

We are particularly interested in those individuals who take an interdisciplinary approach to their science and use novel analytical, field, experimental or model-based tools and techniques. We seek applicants with a proven record or promise to contribute to the research and teaching missions of the College. A Ph.D. degree with postdoctoral experience is required at the time of appointment.

In conjunction with the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science (, the College has access to state-of-the-art instrumentation and offers internationally competitive compensation, start-up and relocation packages. Special recruitment programs are available to exceptionally well-qualified candidates. Xiamen University recently launched a 3600-ton (78 m) research vessel and is completing construction of a marine station for cutting-edge education and research in oceanography.

Xiamen University, located along China's SE coast, was founded in 1921 with the vision to become the leading international university in China ( The oceanography program at Xiamen was established in 1946, making it the first such program in China. Xiamen University has inter-university cooperative ties with over 270 institutions of higher education at home and abroad, including the establishment of a new campus in Malaysia (

To apply email a cover letter, CV, contact information for 3-5 references, and a statement of research and teaching philosophy and goals to Ms. Chen Jingyan, Assistant to the Chair, Department of Geological Oceanography ( Questions regarding this opportunity may be directed to Dr. Steven A. Kuehl, Interim Chair ( Applications will be considered beginning January 10, 2018, however the positions will remain open until filled.

published: 17 November 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.