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Oceanography Faculty Position

Sea Education Association
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 19, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction
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Full Time
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Sea Education Association (SEA), invites applications for a full-time 9-month faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level in Oceanography.

 SEA is a non-profit educational institution located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, teaching innovative, rigorous, environmental science programs for high school, gap year, and undergraduate students on our campus in Woods Hole, and aboard our purpose designed sailing research vessels, SSV Corwith Cramer and SSV Robert C. Seamans in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Pacific. These undergraduate semester courses consist of intensive classroom instruction complemented by a 4- to 7-week research cruise to execute independent student research. Teaching responsibilities include two semester programs and selected seminars or academic support projects each year. The position is a renewable appointment for nine months of work paid over a twelve-month period, involving up to 14 weeks per year at sea in the role of Chief Scientist with the remaining 25 weeks of work based in Woods Hole (Falmouth), MA.

 We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to the development of a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates. We value input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the organization.  Our goal is to create an academic and working community  that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity.

 The successful candidate will pursue a professional agenda of innovative interdisciplinary teaching and excellent scholarship and possess the desire to join and contribute to a deeply committed educational community. Successful applicants will have a strong background in oceanography and will be expected to teach courses that cover a variety of topics including oceanography and oceanographic field methods. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will join the faculty of SEA Semester programs starting in January 2022.  The successful candidate will also supervise independent student research projects carried out at sea. A Ph.D. in physical, chemical, biological, or geological oceanography, (or a closely related field) is required with field and teaching experience desired.

 SEA offers a full benefits package which includes health, dental, vision and life insurances, retirement plans, Aflac, and flexible spending accounts.

 Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three professional references. E-mail materials to Questions about this position may also be sent to this email address. Review of applications will begin November 12, 2021.

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