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[Met-jobs] Assistant/Associate Professor in Global Change Oceanography

From Ryan Rykaczewski <>
Date Tue, 31 Jul 2012 10:57:57 -0400

Dear all,

Please see the information below regarding an Assistant/Associate Professor position in Global Change Oceanography.  The posting may also be viewed at


Assistant/Associate Professor in Global Change Oceanography

The Marine Science Program ( and the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences ( at the University of South Carolina invite applications for a jointly appointed, tenure-track, assistant or associate professor position in Global Change Oceanography. The position is a 9-month academic year appointment. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Post-Doctoral experience is required.

We are looking for an individual with outstanding research and teaching capabilities to complement existing programs in physical, chemical, biological and geological oceanography.  Specifically, we seek a marine scientist with interests in examining oceanic responses to changes in climate on modern or geologic timescales.  The ideal candidate will have already established themselves as a versatile and "broad thinking" marine scientist whose research has impacts on a global scale.  The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in marine science, and to direct an active externally funded research program.

The University of South Carolina has been designated as one of only 73 public and 32 private academic institutions with "very high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Carnegie Foundation also lists USC as having strong community engagement. The University has over 30,000 students on the main campus (and over 43,000 students system-wide), 350 degree programs, and a nationally-ranked library system. Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, has a population of over 750,000 in the greater metropolitan area. The Marine Science Program at USC is a multidisciplinary unit of approximately 30 Faculty from various departments including Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth and Ocean Sciences, and Geography. The program is associated with the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences at USC, which has a field laboratory near Georgetown, SC.  For more information about the Marine Science Program and the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences visit our Web sites at and

Applicants should include with their application their curriculum vita, a statement of research and teaching interests, and the names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers of at least three references.  A pdf file containing this information should be sent electronically  For more information, please contact:  Dr. Tammi Richardson, Chair, Global Change Oceanography Search Committee by email (, or Kelly Hamilton, Administrative Assistant, Marine Science Program, University of South Carolina, 701 Sumter Street, EWS 617, Columbia, SC 29208 (  To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 1st, 2012.

The University of South Carolina is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples and is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.

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