Assistant Professor – Chemical Oceanographer – NC State University, US

The Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) at North Carolina State University (NC State) intends to hire a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of chemical oceanography. Desirable expertise includes research via experimental and/or field studies in the areas of nutrients, trace elements, reactive oxygen species, carbonates, gases, or radioisotopes. We encourage applicants who work on global problems in the pelagic ocean as well as benthic-water column interactions. The successful candidate should complement existing strengths in marine biogeochemistry, biological and physical oceanography, and marine geology.

The position is available 15 August 2021. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in chemical oceanography, marine chemistry, or related sciences. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong potential for outstanding accomplishments in research, research supervision, and teaching. Specific course offerings may include undergraduate and graduate chemical oceanography, marine chemistry, and/or other classes commensurate with the candidate’s interest and expertise. An interest in participating in the Department’s capstone undergraduate field investigation of coastal processes course is also desirable. MEAS places a high value on excellent instruction, the use of innovative teaching methods, and a commitment to student success.

Located within the College of Sciences at NC State, MEAS is one of the largest interdisciplinary geoscience departments in the nation. Opportunities exist for disciplinary and interdisciplinary interactions with more than 30 marine, Earth and atmospheric scientists. MEAS is one of six departments across three colleges with a presence at the NC State Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST), a coastal and marine science research facility located on Bogue Sound in Morehead City, NC. Additional information about the department and its facilities can be found on the web page: and NC State also hosts large programs in chemistry and has several shared core research facilities (, and an established Center for Geospatial Analytics:

Review of applications will begin on 12 October 2020; the position will remain open until filled. Applications, including cover letters, curriculum vitae, teaching, research, and diversity statements, and contact information for three references must be submitted online at Please search for position number 00001294. Any questions about the position can be directed to Chris Osburn (

Founded in 1887, NC State is a land-grant institution distinguished by its exceptional quality of research, teaching, extension, and public service. Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, NC State is the largest university in North Carolina, with more than 34,000 students and 8,000 faculty and staff. National rankings consistently rate Raleigh and its surrounding region among the five best places in the country to live and work, with a highly educated workforce, moderate weather, reasonable cost of living, and a welcoming environment

A collaborative, supportive environment for business and innovation and research collaborations with area universities and the Research Triangle Park are compelling reasons for relocation to the area. NC State is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. The University, College, and Department are committed to maintaining an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community.

NC State is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. The University, College, and Department are committed to maintaining an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability or status as a protected veteran. Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919.515.3148 or send an email to Applications from persons from under-represented groups are encouraged