Job Opportunities

 

SCHOOL OF OCEAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

Associate Director and Division Chair 

The University of Southern Mississippi and the College of Science and Technology invite applications and nominations for the position of Associate Director for the School of Ocean Science and Technology (http://www.usm.edu/school-ocean-science-and-technology) and Chair in the Division of Marine Science. We seek an accomplished administrator and internationally recognized scholar with demonstrated leadership experience in ocean science research and a strong record of external funding. The Division Chair is chief administrative officer of the Division and will provide leadership and vision to enhance the school’s high-quality research and educational activities.  

Desirable qualities of the successful candidate include prior administrative experience, leadership skills and ability to organize multidisciplinary projects, and experience with undergraduate and graduate programs. An earned doctorate in an oceanography, marine science, hydrographic science or a closely related field of ocean science is required. Applicants should submit a letter of interest outlining their qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of at least 3 references. Applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.usm.edu. Since the division is located at NASA SSC, the successful candidate must be able to pass a NASA background investigation to work at Stennis. To nominate a candidate or for inquiries about the position, contact Dr. Mohamed O. Elasri, Associate Dean, College of Science and Technology: mohamed.elasri@usm.edu or 601-266-4886. Review of applications begins October 1, 2016 and continues until the position is filled. AA/EOE/ADAI 

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 Hydrographic Science Faculty Position

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Ocean Science and Technology (SOST), Division of Marine Science (DMS; http://www.usm.edu/marine/) at the NASA John C. Stennis
Space Center (SSC) is offering a position in hydrographic science at the tenure-track, Assistant or Associate Professor level. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in a hydrographic science, marine science,
geomatics engineering, ocean engineering, or closely related field. Applicants will have demonstrated field and research experience in acoustic and LIDAR-based hydrographic and bathymetric
surveying, and precise positioning at sea. Proficiency in commercial software packages used to collect and process hydrographic data is expected. Also desirable is an interest in applying
hydrographic technologies to collaborative opportunities in marine science, including biological, chemical, physical, geological and fisheries oceanography. A nationally recognized record of
publication, demonstrated successful grantsmanship, and at least 5 years service at a degree-granting institution or equivalent service at a non-degree granting institution are needed at the Associatelevel.
A successful candidate is expected to conduct an active research program and participate in the hydrographic science master’s program, which is recognized at the Category-A (Cat-A) level by
the International Hydrographic Organization. The latter efforts include curricula review, delivery and development of the program, and faculty experience in delivering a Cat-A hydrographic science
curricula are highly desirable. The development of courses for a newhydrography emphasis in the undergraduate Marine Science degree program is also expected.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest outlining their qualifications for the position, including a research plan, teaching philosophy with a curricular plan, a curriculum vitae, and names
and contact information of at least four references. Applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.usm.edu. For inquiries about the position, contact Stephan Howden, Chair of the
Search Committee, at 1-228-688-5284 or stephan.howden@usm.edu. Review of applications begins 1 February 2017 and continues until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date of August
2017.

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 Hydrographic Science Instructor Position

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Ocean Science and Technology (SOST), Division of Marine Science (DMS; http://www.usm.edu/marine/) is offering a position at the Gulf
Park campus located in Long Beach, Mississippi for an Instructor in Hydrographic Science. Applicants should hold a Master’s or Ph.D. degree in hydrographic science, marine science,
geomatics engineering, ocean engineering, or closely related field. Applicants should have demonstrated field experience in precise positioning at sea, underwater acoustic sensors, LIDAR and
other remote sensing methods for acquiring bathymetry, hydrographic survey operations for nautical charting and other geospatial applications, water levels and vertical references, and the processing
and management of hydrographic data. Proficiency in operating commercial GNSS, multibeam sonars, motion sensors, and software packages used to collect and process hydrographic data is
expected. Teaching experience is highly desired. Applicants should also hold internationally or nationally recognized certifications in hydrography.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest outlining their qualifications for the position, their curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of at least four references. Applications
must be submitted online at https://jobs.usm.edu. For inquiries about the position, contact Maxim van Norden, Chair of the Search Committee, at maxim.vannorden@usm.edu. Review of
applications begins March 1, 2017 and continues until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date of July 3, 2017.

 

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