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Subject: Geological Oceanographer Position

University of South Carolina
Geological Oceanographer
Assistant/Associate Professor in Sedimentary Processes

The Marine Science Program and the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of South Carolina invite applications for a tenure-track, assistant or associate professor position in the general area of Geological Oceanography with emphasis on sedimentary processes. This position is part of an ongoing initiative to enhance coastal ocean science at the University of South Carolina. The position is a 9-month academic year appointment as Primary Marine Science faculty. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Post-Doctoral experience is desirable.

We are looking for an individual with outstanding research and teaching capabilities who will complement our existing programs in physical, chemical, biological and geological oceanography.  Specifically, we seek an individual who will add to our growing expertise in coastal observations and coastal oceanography. Applications are encouraged from individuals whose research interests fall in areas including, but not limited to, modern sedimentary processes and benthic fluxes. The successful candidate is expected to teach geological oceanography, as well as other undergraduate and/or graduate courses in marine science, and to direct an active externally funded research program.

The Marine Science Program at USC is a multidisciplinary faculty of approximately 40 from various departments including geology, biology, chemistry and environmental health. The program is associated with the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences at USC, which has a field laboratory and small boat facility near Georgetown, SC.

Applicants should include with their application their vita, a statement of research and teaching interests and goals, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of at least three references. This information should be sent to: Chair, Geological Oceanography Search Committee, Department of Geological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208.

Review of applications will begin on November 1st, 2006, and will continue until a candidate is selected.

For more information about the Marine Science Program and the Department of Geological Sciences visit our Web sites at and .

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.  The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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