Faculty Position in Chemical Oceanography

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Chemical Oceanography “One of Florida’s Top Three Research Universities”

The College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month academic faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

We seek a Chemical Oceanographer who will contribute to an understanding of the ocean/climate system, past, present, and future, from basic disciplinary topics to ecosystems analyses. Qualified candidates will employ modern tools of multi-disciplinary science to understand global issues critical to the ocean system, including but not limited to organic and inorganic carbon cycling, trace element cycling, nutrient cycling, ocean-atmosphere and/or ocean-land interactions, and biogeochemical processes and modeling.

Candidates will be selected on the basis of their potential to conduct transformative research within their discipline, their productivity with respect to acquisition of external research funding and peer reviewed publication, and a potential for outstanding mentoring and teaching. The successful candidate 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 field of Chemical 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 strong potential for scholarly publication and obtaining extramural research funding, and be committed to quality instruction and mentoring of graduate students. For the Associate Professor rank, candidates should have an outstanding record in research, including a substantive publication record, evidence of success in attracting extramural research funding and be committed to quality instruction and mentoring of graduate students.

Contact: For information regarding the available position, please contact Dr. Robert Byrne, bbyrne@marine.usf.edu or Tim Trowbridge, ttrowbridge@usf.edu (727-553-3375).

Application procedures: Apply online at http://www.usf.edu/Employment/. 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 6, 2012. Appointment is expected to commence August 7, 2013.

The University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science is a multidisciplinary college with 29 ranked core faculty, a Center for Ocean Technology with advanced engineering and sensor development specialization, a large research staff and over 100 graduate students in concentration areas including biological, chemical, geological, physical oceanography and marine resource assessment. The candidate will have the opportunity to interact with the greater Tampa Bay area marine science community and relevant national and international organizations. Additional information is available http://www.marine.usf.edu/ and http://www.usf.edu.

The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities, a distinction attained by only 2.2 percent of all universities. It is ranked 44th in total research expenditures and 34th in federal research expenditures for public universities by the National Science Foundation. The USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion, an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion, and serves 47,000 students in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland.

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.

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