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The School of Marine Science and Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) of the College of William & Mary seek applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in marine or aquatic inorganic geochemistry. It is anticipated that this position will be filled at the Assistant or beginning Associate Professor level as early as June 2002. Applicants should have research and teaching interests in the quantitative understanding of geochemical/biogeochemical processes influencing inorganic species in the water column and/or sediments of marine systems. Areas of specialization include, but are not limited to: understanding the distributions and cycling of geochemically relevant inorganic solutes, including minor and trace elements and radionuclides; assessing the chemical structure and behavior of minerals; and studying the effects of biogeochemical processes on the distributions of inorganic species in solution and at surfaces.

Applicants must have a Ph.D., and postdoctoral research and teaching experience is highly desirable. For appointment at the Assistant Professor level, the candidate must demonstrate strong potential for future success in research productivity through external funding and publication of peer-review manuscripts, and be willing to play a significant role in graduate teaching and mentoring in the marine sciences. For appointment at the Associate Professor level, candidates must additionally have a strong established record of research accomplishments backed by a significant record of peer-reviewed publications and externally funded grants, and experience teaching graduate courses and mentoring M.S. and Ph.D. level students in the area of their research expertise. The ideal candidate would be interested in developing interdisciplinary collaborations with scientists both in their home department (Physical Sciences), and across the Institute and College (including the Jefferson National Accelerator Facility). Faculty in the School of Marine Science are expected to develop an independently funded research program, teach at the introductory and advanced graduate levels, mentor M.S. and Ph.D. students, and participate as needed in advisory functions of the Institute.

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science is one of the leading estuarine and coastal marine science institutions in the world, with 65 faculty and a graduate student body of over 130. VIMS houses state-of-the-art oceanographic instrumentation and analytical facilities, a large fleet of coastal research vessels, a world-class marine science library, and is within close proximity to estuarine, continental margin, and open ocean environments. The School of Marine Science is a part of the College of William & Mary, one of the top-rated public universities in the United States. Further information on VIMS and Wm. & Mary can be found at Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information for five references. All materials should be sent to: Inorganic Geochemist Search Committee, Department of Physical Sciences, School of Marine Science, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, P.O. Box 1346, (for overnight delivery: 1208 Greate Rd.), Gloucester Point, VA, 23062-1346. Review will begin in early January 2002, and continue until the position is filled.

The College is an EEO/AA employer.

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