Faculty position in Climate Science

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The Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (OEAS) at Old Dominion University seeks to fill an academic year state supported tenure-track faculty position to further enhance departmental expertise in the broad area of climate science. This position is linked to the campus-wide Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Initiative (CCSLRI), and we seek an individual whose research quantitatively examines key science issues related to geological and/or biogeochemical processes associated with climate change on local, regional and/or global spatial scales. Persons interested in climate change across a wide range of time scales are encouraged to apply, particularly those who can link the study of past climates to modern and future climates.

It is anticipated that this position will be filled at the Assistant-Professor level, but exceptional candidates at the Associate level with tenure will be considered. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in oceanography, earth sciences or a related science discipline and postdoctoral experience is expected. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong potential for outstanding accomplishments in research and teaching as an individual and as a member of collaborative teams. Specific course offerings by the successful applicant will include those contributing to the department’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum, as well as courses commensurate with the candidate’s expertise. The department has robust undergraduate and graduate programs with students pursuing BS, MS and PhD degrees in earth and ocean sciences. The department benefits from the $16M Slover endowment fund to support its mission together with substantial state support and peer-reviewed research grant support with research expenditures in excess of $5 million per year. The department also maintains a research vessel for field studies of the Chesapeake Bay and nearby coastal waters.

Many opportunities exist for interactions with faculty in OEAS, its three research centers and other departments within the college and university. Additional information about the department and its facilities can be found at: http://sci.odu.edu/oceanography/, and information about the CCSLRI is available at http://www.odu.edu/research/initiatives/ccslri. Applications should contain a cover letter, CV, succinct teaching and research statements, copies of three relevant publications published in the last five years and contact information for three references. Applications must be submitted electronically to OEAS_Climate_Search@odu.edu. Applications received by November 30, 2013 will be given preference in review although the position will be open until filled.

The College of Sciences welcomes the opportunity to work with candidates to identify suitable employment opportunities for partners. Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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