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Assistant Professor of Marine Chemistry

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Assistant Professor of Marine Chemistry


Marine Science

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PFAC - Slotted Faculty

Full or Part Time



9 mo.

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The Department of Marine Science within the Gupta College of Science at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a nine-month Assistant Professor tenure track position in the Department of Marine Science beginning in August 2024. Applicants with a degree in marine chemistry or a related marine science field are invited to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory marine science, an upper-level marine chemistry lecture and laboratory, as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses within the applicant’s area of expertise. Specifically, an aquatic chemist is sought with expertise in environmental and/or organic pollutants integrating field and laboratory methods. Applicants with research programs focused on applied environmental issues in the coastal zone are particularly encouraged. The new faculty member is expected to develop a viable externally funded research program actively involving undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in marine science or a related field, with related post-doctoral experience preferred.

Coastal Carolina University ( CCU ) is rapidly expanding and building upon a historic emphasis on the marine sciences. The Department of Marine Science, one of the largest departments within the University, is committed to collaborative, interdisciplinary education and research. The department offers B.S. degrees in Marine Science and Marine Coastal Environmental Science, an M.S. in Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies and a Ph.D. in Marine Science. Minors in Marine Science, Environmental Science, and Coastal Geology are also supported within the Department.

The University vessel fleet that supports teaching and research ranges from small skiffs to a 50-ft. aluminum vessel with an A-frame. The Gupta College of Science also includes an emerging engineering program and the Burroughs and Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies that offer the potential for collaboration with faculty engaged in related issues. The University manages the Anne Tilghman Boyce Coastal Reserve, an undeveloped complex of ocean frontage, fresh and saltwater marshes, tidal creeks, and upland woods on Waties Island that provides teaching and research opportunities.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 49 states and 55 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate and master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in instructional technology, and PhD degrees in marine science: coastal and marine systems science and education sciences.

We seek a highly motivated individual with a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education that embraces the teacher-scholar model and provides active learning experiences in classroom and field settings especially through research opportunities.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a current CV, copies of all transcripts, contact information for 3 references and statements of teaching philosophy and research interests electronically at: .

Review of applications will begin October 25, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Marine Science or a related field. Must hold the appropriate terminal degree or meet the established alternative qualifications, and exhibit strong potential for excellence in teaching and research.

Preferred Qualifications

Post-doctoral experience is preferred

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Mental Demands

Analytical and Problem Solving, Confidentiality, Constant Interruptions, Customer Contact, Detailed Work, Multiple Concurrent Tasks, Verbal Communication, Written Communication, Language, Math, Reading (documents or instruments), Reasoning, Stress, Training

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Physical Demands (Elements Exposed To)

None of these Listed, Chemicals, Dirt, Heat/Cold

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Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking, Writing, Lifting, Cleaning, Kneeling, Reaching, Squatting, Carrying

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Computer and Peripheral Equipment, Telephone, Calculator, Chemicals, Cleaners, Copier, Fax, Lab Apparatus, Machines, Mops/Brooms, Vehicles

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Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcripts
  4. Reference List
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  6. Research Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Other Document 1
  5. Other Document 2
  6. Other Document 3

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