Assistant Professor, Coastal Geomorphology



Job Summary

The Department of Marine and Earth Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University seeks candidates with research interests in modern coastal geomorphology for an Assistant Professor position starting in Fall 2021. Research interests may include coastal sedimentology, coastal geomorphology, and landscape evolution. Applicants will demonstrate expertise in geomorphology and coastal zone dynamics by empirical, remote sensing, or numerical modeling techniques, and possess fluency in coastal engineering and management. This successful candidate will collaborate with faculty and community members participating in the Southwest Florida Regional Resiliency Compact, which focuses on resilience to sea level rise and storminess. Excellence in oral and written communication is required. You will teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level as applicable. Courses may include Physical Geology, Environmental Geology, Coastal Geomorphology, Geomorphology and Coastal Zone Management.
You will be involved in course and/or curriculum development; conduct research/scholarship; participate on College and University committees and/or initiatives; and perform other duties as assigned.

Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to: be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; be committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; be committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.

Job Description

Typical duties include but are not limited to:

  • Plans and teaches courses in assigned course.
  • Prepares syllabi, instruction materials, coordinates lectures, tests, and evaluates.
  • Maintains highest possible standards of classroom instruction.
  • Keeps abreast of new information and developments in field of instruction.
  • Actively serves on university committees.
  • Actively participates in institutional meetings.
  • Maintains professional skills through regular professional development, and other activities appropriate to higher education faculty.
  • Assists with the development of curriculum.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor


Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Geology or equivalent, or related area from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation.
  • Must meet the University and College criteria for the appointment to the level of Assistant Professor.
  • ABD will be considered if degree is conferred by August 7, 2021. If successful candidate is ABD, appointment will be made at a Lecturer level on a fixed contract.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interdisciplinary teaching and research perspective with well-defined research goals. Willingness to engage in service opportunities commensurate with career maturity.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience with and commitment to the use of instructional technology, a willingness to cultivate an interdisciplinary perspective; and a demonstrated commitment to professional development.
  • Experience or commitment to the use of technology in distance learning & university teaching. Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning. Must value continued scholarship and service to the school and university.
  • Ability to contribute effectively and collegially to a positive, dynamic, and inclusive learning environment for a diverse student population.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Appointment will be made on a 9-month multi-year appointment basis available August 2021.

Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida’s Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.

Under Florida’s Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request.

Required Application Materials:

  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • References


Additional Materials (the application will ask you to upload any additional required documents from the job posting.) The following are the additional that should be uploaded in that section:

  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research


The position is listed as “open until filled”, however applications received by Tuesday December 15, 2020 will receive priority consideration.

Salary is $56,000.00 - Negotiable

FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.

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