Chemical Oceanographer/Aqueous Trace Element Biochemist, tenure-track position, Florida State University, USA

The Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science at Florida State University seeks a Chemical Oceanographer/Aqueous Trace Element Biochemist, to being Fall 2022. This is a tenure-track position.

The successful candidate’s research will examine the role of trace elements for life in the oceans or other aquatic environments, the biogeochemical reactions controlling elemental cycles, and/or their impact on the biosphere as toxins. This research may include, but is not limited to: air-sea interactions, water-column, bottom waters, and/or pore fluids.

The hire will work in the new (January 2020) EOAS building with a state-of-the-art trace metal lab, as well as with advanced analytical instrumentation (multiple ICP-MS’s and Neptune MC-ICP-MS) at FSU’s National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.

The appointee is also expected to contribute to the department’s strong commitment to the Oceanography and Environmental Sciences programs, including teaching Aqueous Geochemistry. The appointee is expected to develop and maintain a vigorous externally funded research program and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Candidates must hold a Doctoral degree or the highest degree appropriate in Geosciences or a related field from an accredited institution with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service.

Other Information
EOAS has 40 faculty members, approximately 135 graduate students, and a diverse undergraduate population. EOAS grants degrees in Geology, Meteorology, Oceanography, Aquatic Environmental Sciences, and Environmental Sciences. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at FSU and the EOAS Department. Our excellence can only be fully realized with faculty, staff, and students who share these values. The successful candidate will demonstrate a documented commitment to advancing equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service.

Contact Info
Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Angela Knapp, the chair of the search committee at:

University Information
One of the nation’s elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

Pay Plan
This is a Faculty position.

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How To Apply
If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.

Applicants must upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and statements on research, teaching interests, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Open until filled
Review of applications commences November 1, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled.

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