Assistant Professor of Marine Chemistry, University of Southern Mississippi, USA

The Division of Marine Science in the School of Ocean Science and Engineering (SOSE) at The University of Southern Mississippi invites qualified applicants for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position in Marine Chemistry at the assistant level to begin in August 2024. We are particularly interested in candidates who can make use of existing analytical infrastructure for trace element analysis, including a high resolution ICP-MS, clean lab, and other related equipment. Salary packages will be nationally competitive and commensurate with experience.

Applications must be submitted through the candidate portal. For full consideration, submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a research plan, (3) a teaching philosophy with a curricular plan, (4) a curriculum vitae, (5) a statement on how the candidate would contribute to the diversity, equity and inclusion of our School, and (6) names and contact information of at least four references. All attachments must be uploaded at the time of submission. Review of applications begins 8 January 2024 and continues until the position is filled.

For questions regarding this position, please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Christopher Hayes, by email: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in oceanography, marine chemistry, or a related field. The successful candidate will be required to pass a NASA background security check to work at Stennis Space Center, and a USM employment background check. Preferred qualifications include post-doctoral experience and a demonstrated record of scholarship, service, grant development, communication, and commitment to diversity.

This hire is part of a coordinated effort by USM’s SOSE to expand our research and teaching capabilities across our school. SOSE is also seeking an expert in carbonate chemistry (Assistant Professor at our Division of Coastal Sciences located at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, MS) and an Assistant Teaching Track Professor in SOSE with expertise in microbiology and microbial ecology (at our USM Gulf Coast Campus in Long Beach, MS). See the online ad for additional information.