Tenure Track Faculty - Oceanography

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Logo Posting Number FAC00016PO19 Advertised Title Tenure Track Faculty - Oceanography Campus Beaufort College/Division USC Beaufort College/Division Level Department BFT Natural Sciences Advertised Salary Range Commensurate with education and experience Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per Week Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 9 months Work County Beaufort Tenure Information Tenure-Track/Tenured Job Search Category Faculty About UofSC

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.

Benefits for FTE Positions

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The Department of Natural Sciences at The University of South Carolina, Beaufort, invites applications for a full-time (9 month) tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Marine Biology to begin Fall 2019. We seek a collaborative scientist with a strong academic background in marine sciences. The successful candidate is expected to establish an active, independent research program and attract extramural funding while also mentoring and teaching undergraduate students. USCB is located adjacent to expansive salt march/coastline ecosystems. Candidates whose research addresses problems facing coastal marine systems such chemical ecology, ocean acidification, eutrophication, and other anthropogenic impacts are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should have demonstrated experience using modern analytical techniques to address fundamental questions in their area of research. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual with the ability to interact with other faculty members in the Department of Natural Sciences and local agencies. Teaching responsibilities may include undergraduate courses in oceanography, chemical ecology, and areas relating to marine sciences, as well as specialized upper level courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise.

Required Education and Experience

Minimum qualifications include a PhD in biology or related discipline, post-doctoral experience, a strong record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals and experience securing outside research funding.

Preferred Qualifications Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date 08/16/2019 Job Open Date 03/11/2019 Job Close Date 04/30/2019 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicant

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research interest and teaching philosophy, a writing sample, copies of graduate transcript and contact information for three references in the USCJobs system. Finalists selected for campus interview must submit three signed letters of recommendation (with at least one letter addressing teaching) before campus interview. Official transcripts will be required from candidates selected for employment. If you have questions about the USCJobs system, please contact USC Beaufort Human Resources at 843-208-8144 or the USC Office of Talent Acquisition at 803-777-3821.

Quicklink for Posting http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/54069 EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you willing and able to submit to a pre-employment background check that may include, but it is not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history as a condition of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a PhD in biology or related discipline?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have post-doctoral experience, a strong record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals and experience securing outside research funding?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have previous post-secondary teaching experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * If yes, how many years of teaching at the post-secondary level?
    • no response
    • 3 or less years
    • more than 3 years
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Media File
  5. Other Supporting Documents
  6. Research Portfolio
  7. Resume
  8. Teaching Portfolio
  9. Writing Sample(s)/Sample Publications
  10. List of References and Contact Information
  11. Teaching Statement
  12. Research Statement




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Posted: 4/17/2019
Application Due: 4/28/2019
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