Assistant/Associate Professor of Marine Science – Coastal Carolina University

The School of the Coastal Environment at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a nine-month tenure track position in the Department of Marine Science beginning in August 2022. We are interested in applicants who apply an interdisciplinary approach to address emerging issues in coastal marine science and are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and research focus on pressures that are of immediate and socially relevant concern in the southeast Atlantic region. The candidate’s expertise should bridge multiple traditional disciplines (i.e., biological, chemical, geological, and physical oceanography) for an interdisciplinary focus to addressing coastal issues and challenges, and ideally would serve as a bridge to marine policy and management in coastal watersheds and ecosystems. We are also especially interested in candidates who incorporate new technologies, and methods to quantitatively investigate scientific problems and can integrate them into rigorous formal and informal undergraduate and graduate student training. The candidate’s teaching and research must complement current teaching and research in the School which encompasses the Department of Marine Science, the Burroughs and Chapin Center for Marine and Wetlands Studies, and the University’s nautical assets.  Teaching responsibilities include Introductory Marine Science and sophomore, upper level, and graduate lecture and/or laboratory course(s) in areas of the candidate’s expertise. The successful candidate is expected to develop a robust externally funded research program in their specialty that actively involves graduate and undergraduate students and promotes active collaboration with local municipalities as well as regional, state, and/or federal agencies. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in marine science or a related field with post-doctoral experience required and undergraduate teaching experience preferred.

Coastal Carolina University (CCU) continues to build upon a historic emphasis on the marine sciences. Located in the lower coastal plain of northern South Carolina, CCU is surrounded by large areas of natural and anthropogenically impacted wetlands and marine environments. Marine Science, one of CCU’s largest departments, offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. We are committed to collaborative, interdisciplinary research and education. We seek a highly motivated individual with a commitment to research and education at both undergraduate and graduate levels and who embraces CCU’s teacher-scholar model, which emphasizes active learning experiences in the classroom and field settings. The University manages the Anne Tilghman Boyce Coastal Reserve, an undeveloped complex of ocean frontage, fresh and saltwater marshes, tidal creeks, and upland woods on Waites Island that provides teaching and research opportunities. The coastline in this region contains extensive areas of beach shoreline, landward saltmarsh tidal creek, and wetland systems.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, copies of all transcripts, contact information for 3 references, a statement of teaching philosophy that includes a statement of experience with, and commitment to, teaching a diverse student body, and a statement of research interests that includes research directions the candidate would pursue at Coastal Carolina University electronically at: Candidates may want to include a COVID statement describing how the pandemic has affected their research progress.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

Applicant Documents – Required Documents
Cover Letter / Letter of Application
Curriculum Vitae
Reference List
Research Statement
Statement of Teaching Philosophy

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