Assistant Professor of Marine Population Dynamics in a Changing Climate

University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
October 02 2019
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Assistant Professor of Marine Population Dynamics in a Changing Climate

The School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment at the University of South Carolina seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Marine Population Dynamics in a Changing Climate. The nine-month academic appointment will commence on August 16, 2020. We invite candidates who will apply observational and/or quantitative modeling approaches to study the responses of marine populations to changes in ecosystem conditions at a regional scale. Topics could include, but are not limited to, research that considers relationships among marine ecosystems (including their productivity, resilience, distribution, and composition), physical climate stressors, effects of coastal development, or living marine resource availability. The new faculty member will complement existing expertise in the SEOE addressing adjustment of marine biological resources to various future climate scenarios. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and direct a vigorous, externally funded research program. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses in the areas of marine science and/or fisheries, as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level courses in the candidate’s area of specialization.

A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment, and post-doctoral experience is preferred. All applicants must fill out an online application at USC Jobs:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, research statement, statement of teaching interests, and contact information, including telephone number and email address, for three references.  For additional information please contact Dr. Alexander Yankovsky, Marine Population Dynamics Search Chair,, School of the Earth, Ocean & Environment, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208.

The position will remain open until filled, and the search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 6, 2019.

The SEOE is a multidisciplinary unit with approximately 600 undergraduate students, 80 graduate students, and 33 faculty representing research areas ranging from Marine Science to Earth Science to Environmental Policy and History. Research facilities in the SEOE include the Baruch Marine Field Laboratory at North Inlet Estuary ( and a flowing seawater lab on the Columbia campus. The SEOE houses excellent analytical facilities and is committed to enhancing the research infrastructure available to faculty, staff, and students. For more information on the School, please visit:

The University of South Carolina System ( is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment. The University of South Carolina's main campus is located in Columbia, the state capital, a city with lively downtown areas, abundant parks, a few rivers, plenty of restaurants and shops, art galleries and music venues, nearby hiking, and more.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions