Assistant Professor, Ocean Engineering

Stennis Space Center, Mississippi
Salary is negotiable depending on qualifications.
January 24 2018
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The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Division of Marine Science (DMS) invites applications for two tenure-track positions in ocean engineering at the assistant professor level. This newly established Ocean Engineering baccalaureate program creates an opportunity to blend engineering approaches with DMS established expertise in marine and hydrographic sciences. These positions offer the successful candidates the possibility to contribute to the implementation and growth of our ocean engineering program. This program is expected to combine strengths in ocean sampling technologies, technology fabrication, and coastal hydrodynamics with innovative application of ocean engineering solutions. The Division of Marine Science ( is home to an interdisciplinary program of graduate and undergraduate study and research in marine systems. DMS offers Marine Science B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, and a Hydrographic Science M.S. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in civil, environmental, or ocean engineering, or a related field, and have demonstrated research experience in ocean environment studies, through application of in situ, laboratory, and/or numerical modeling methodologies. Post-doctoral experience is desirable. 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. All application materials will be accepted online at (#0004764). For inquiries about the position, contact Dr. Maarten Buijsman, chair of the search committee, at or 228.688.2385. Applicant review will begin February 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 2018.