Assistant/Associate Professor - Estuarine/Coastal Physical Oceanography

Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
Gloucester Point, Virginia
November 27 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Estuarine/Coastal Physical Oceanography Assistant/Associate Professor


The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)/School of Marine Science of the College of William & Mary invites applications for a full-time tenure-eligible Assistant/Associate Professor. The position will begin in Fall 2019.


Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold an earned doctorate (Ph.D.) or an equivalent degree in an area applicable to marine science. Ideally, the candidate should demonstrate excellence in field-oriented research, but also be comfortable employing modeling, remote sensing, or experimental approaches. Environments of interest include estuaries, the shelf, and nearshore regions. The successful candidate will be poised to take advantage of opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations that abound at VIMS, such as tracking and predicting the distribution of biotic and abiotic materials, and investigating hydrodynamic effects on biological, chemical, and geological processes. Candidates will be expected to develop a teaching program that speaks to the needs of VIMS' graduate student population. Candidates who are prepared to engage in research and advisory service consistent with the VIMS mission will be especially welcome. Candidates must have a strong scholarship record commensurate with experience, demonstrated potential to establish an active externally funded research program, demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, and strong communication skills. We are seeking candidates who share VIMS' commitment to the principle that diversity and inclusion are critical to maintaining excellence.


Responsibilities: The successful candidate will develop and maintain an active research and publication program that is externally well-funded, teach core and advanced courses, advise students (primarily at the graduate level), participate in university and VIMS/SMS governance, and provide advisory service on related resource management issues to the Commonwealth of Virginia. Candidates who are prepared to engage in cross-disciplinary research consistent with the VIMS mission will be especially welcome.


About the Virginia Institute of Marine Science: Chartered in 1940, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science is currently among the largest marine research and education centers in the United States. VIMS has a three-part mission to conduct interdisciplinary research in coastal ocean and estuarine science, educate students and citizens, and provide advisory service to policy makers, industry, and the public. The School of Marine Science at VIMS is the graduate school in marine science for the College of William & Mary. VIMS currently employs 52 full-time faculty members and 256 staff, and has 80 graduate students in master's and doctoral programs. There are four academic departments at VIMS: Aquatic Health Sciences, Biological Sciences, Fisheries Science, and Physical Sciences. Further information on VIMS and the School of Marine Science may be accessed at:


Application materials for the position should include: 1) a cover letter describing professional education, experience, and suitability for the position; 2) a full curriculum vitae; 3) a statement on research interests and teaching philosophy and how the applicant's background, experience and vision fit in an institution that is fully committed to diversity and inclusion (3 pages maximum), and 4) the names, addresses (including titles and institutions), email addresses, and telephone numbers of five references.


Application materials should be addressed to: Search Committee Chair, Coastal/Estuarine Physical Oceanography. A complete position summary and a portal for application is available through our On-Line Application System at Application materials are due January 14, 2019 for full consideration. Applications received after that due date will be considered if needed.


William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. William & Mary conducts background checks on applicants for employment.

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