Assistant 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 assistant professor position in the Marine Science department to begin August 2018. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in marine science or related field. Applicants with expertise in any sub-discipline of marine geology are encouraged to apply, although specializations in geo-hazards are encouraged. This position will be expected to teach introductory and upper level marine science courses within the undergraduate marine geology area of emphasis. The applicant is expected to develop a viable externally funded research program in their specialty actively involving graduate and undergraduate students.

Coastal Carolina University is rapidly expanding and building 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 is one of the largest undergraduate departments within CCU and is committed to collaborative, interdisciplinary research and education. We seek a highly motivated individual with a commitment to undergraduate education that embraces the teacher scholar model and provides active learning experiences in the classroom as well as in field and research opportunities.

The Marine Science department maintains an undergraduate geology focused teaching laboratory that includes an Emriver Em3 stream table and a Cilas 1190 particle size analyzer. The Burroughs and Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies and the Department of Coastal and Marine Systems Science maintain a broad array of instrumentation and support staff well equipped for broad pursuits especially in geophysical seafloor and sub-bottom mapping, hydrogeology, and hydrodynamic observation and modeling. Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located just nine miles from the Atlantic coast resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Coastal enrolls more than 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of 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 a Ph.D. degree in Marine Science. Candidates should submit a letter of application, a current CV, copies of all transcripts, a list of references, and a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests electronically at: To ensure full consideration application must be received before November 15th, 2017. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

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