Endowed Chair, Division of Marine Science

Stennis Space Center, Mississippi
Salary is negotiable depending on qualifications.
January 24 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is seeking applications for a newly-established Endowed Chair in its Division of Marine Science (DMS). The Division of Marine Science (http://www.usm.edu/marine) is home to an interdisciplinary program of graduate and undergraduate study and research in marine systems. This is a permanent, tenure track position for which we are seeking a candidate who can flourish within the multi-disciplinary environment of our department. The Division is located at the Stennis Space Center and benefits from close working relationships with a number of on-site federal agencies, including several of the Navy divisions, USGS and NOAA. Although candidates with accomplishments in biological oceanography or ocean technology will be given enhanced consideration, qualified candidates from other sub-disciplines of oceanography will also be considered. The successful candidate should demonstrate superior potential to contribute across Marine Science and promote the continued interdisciplinary growth of our academic and research programs.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest outlining their qualifications for the position, including a research plan, teaching philosophy with a curricular plan, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of at least four references. Salary packages will be nationally competitive and commensurate with experience. Applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.usm.edu (posting #0004769). For inquiries about the position, contact Vernon Asper, Chair of the Search Committee, at 1-228-688-3178 or vernon.asper@usm.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date of August 2018.