[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

Coral-list Colleagues,

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 
environmental change.   

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.
Research Ecologist
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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