[Coral-List] Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Paleoclimate/ Paleoceanography at the University of South Florida
Ilsa B Kuffner
ikuffner at usgs.gov
Mon Nov 1 10:14:48 EDT 2010
Please see and distribute the following position announcement. The
College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida is located in
St. Petersburg, FL, USA. Details of the position are available at the
following links, and are also pasted below.
CMS employment page: http://www.marine.usf.edu/about/employment.shtml
USF Website for Paleoclimatologist/Paleoceanographer position:
Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Paleoclimate/ Paleoceanography Position #
The College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida invites
applications for a tenure-track, nine-month academic faculty position.
Appointment can be at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank.
Salary is negotiable and competitive.
We seek a paleoclimatologist/ paleoceanographer who uses a quantitative,
interdisciplinary approach to investigating regional to global
environmental variability on any timescale including those relevant to
Minimum Requirements: Must have a PhD in a relevant scientific discipline
at the time of hire.
For the Assistant Professor rank, candidates must have a strong potential
for scholarly publication and obtaining extramural research funding, and
be committed to quality instruction and mentoring of graduate students.
For the Associate Professor rank, candidates must also have an outstanding
record in research, including a substantive publication record, evidence
of success in attracting extramural research funding and a strong record
in graduate education as evidenced by successful direction of master?s
and/or doctoral candidates.
Preferred qualifications: The successful candidate will use diverse and
novel geochemical analysis of natural marine and/or continental archives
including (but not limited to) corals, marine sediments, tree-rings,
speleothems, etc., and integrate numerical modeling to test hypotheses on
We seek to enhance existing strengths in (1) natural and anthropogenic
environmental change, including understanding the historical context of
current global change as well as extreme events in the geologic past, and
(2) modern and ancient hydrological and ecosystem dynamics. The
successful candidate will have strong analytical skills, and an immediate
capacity for establishing an internationally recognized, externally
funded, interdisciplinary research program.
Contact: For information regarding the available position, please contact
Dr. Al Hine, ahine at marine.usf.edu 727-553-1161, or Desiree Woroner,
dworoner at usf.edu 727-553-1632.
Application procedures: Apply online at http://www.usf.edu/Employment/.
Please submit a statement of research interests specifying the research
contributions you could provide to College of Marine Science, a cover
letter specifying the appropriate appointment rank, curriculum vitae, and
contact information for three referees. Position is open until filled,
however, review of applications will begin immediately, with preference
given to those received by Jan. 17, 2011.
Appointment is expected to commence August 7, 2011.
The University of South Florida?s College of Marine Science is a
multidisciplinary college with 27 ranked core faculty, a Center for Ocean
Technology with advanced engineering and sensor development
specialization, a large research staff and over 100 graduate students in
concentration areas including biological, chemical, geological, and
physical oceanography, and in marine resource assessment. For additional
information about existing paleoclimate research within the college,
please visit http://www.marine.usf.edu/PPBlaboratory/ . The candidate
will have the opportunity to interact with the greater Tampa Bay area
marine science community including the US Geological Survey, and relevant
national and international organizations. Additional information is
available http://www.marine.usf.edu/ and http://www.usf.edu.
The University of South Florida is among the nation's top 63 public
research universities, is one of 39 community engaged public universities
as designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching,
and placed among the nation?s top 20 "up and coming universities" in the
2009 U.S. News & World Report annual college rankings. USF is one of
Florida's top three research universities and was awarded $366 million in
research contracts and grants last year. The university has a $1.8 billion
annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more
than 45,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg,
Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic
The University of South Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, please
call 727-553-3942. According to Florida law, applications, and meetings
regarding them, are open to the public.
Ilsa B. Kuffner, Ph.D.
St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
US Geological Survey
600 4th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Email: ikuffner at usgs.gov
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