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Assistant Professor of Marine Science

Jacksonville University
Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Other Science & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary

Jacksonville University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Marine Science, tenure-track beginning August 2022. Seeking a physical oceanographer with an emphasis on estuarine, coastal, and/or open ocean processes. Must be qualified to teach Physical Oceanography, GIS, and related courses at both undergraduate and master’s degree levels.  Interest in applying modeling, coding language, and/or remote sensing techniques, a plus.  Ph.D. required by time of appointment. Active grant-funded research involving undergraduates and master's students is expected and a strong commitment to providing high-quality education with significant teacher/student interaction is required.  

Essential Job Duties
  • Expected area of emphasis on one of the following: estuarine, coastal, and/or open ocean processes 
  • Must be able to teach Physical Oceanography, GIS, and related courses at both undergraduate and master’s degree levels 
  • Must participate in college and university service 
  • Develop research portfolio related to physical oceanography 
Work Conditions
  • Combination of work indoors and outdoors 
  • Some off-campus travel may be required 
  • Work is performed under minimum supervision and requires incumbent to exercise independence and discretion 
Physical Requirements
  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and scientific equipment 
  • Near vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens 
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone 
Prerequisites Required for Position Minimum Education Requirement
  • A PhD in physical oceanography, marine science, or other related discipline by time of appointment in August 2022.  
Minimum Work Experience
  • Academic teaching experience in marine science or physical oceanography and GIS 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Interest in applying modeling, coding language, and/or remote sensing techniques 
Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, transcripts, JU faculty application, and three letters of recommendation to:

Chair, Marine Science Search Committee
Dept. Biology and Marine Science
2800 University Blvd. N.
Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL, 32211.

Email address:

Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  


Jacksonville University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Jacksonville University’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we actively welcome applications from members of groups who are historically underrepresented in higher education.  

Jacksonville University is a comprehensive, liberal arts college located in Jacksonville, FL a diverse metropolitan community with a thriving economic and cultural scene. Jacksonville International Airport provides easy access to US and international destinations. The College emphasizes innovative and quality teaching in small classes, and ranks in the annual rankings of “America’s Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report.  Please visit our website at  

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