The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Ocean Science and
Technology (SOST), Division of Marine Science (DMS;
http://ift.tt/2jBNaqn) at the NASA John C. Stennis Space Center
(SSC) is offering a position in hydrographic science at the
tenure-track, Assistant or Associate Professor level.
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in a hydrographic science, marine
science, geomatics engineering, ocean engineering, or closely related
field. Applicants will have demonstrated field and research experience
in acoustic and LIDAR-based hydrographic and bathymetric surveying, and
precise positioning at sea. Proficiency in commercial software packages
used to collect and process hydrographic data is expected. Also
desirable is an interest in applying hydrographic technologies to
collaborative opportunities in marine science, including biological,
chemical, physical, geological and fisheries oceanography. A nationally
recognized record of publication, demonstrated successful grantsmanship,
and at least 5 years service at a degree-granting institution or
equivalent service at a non-degree granting institution are needed at
the Associate level.
A successful candidate is expected to conduct an active research program
and participate in the hydrographic science master’s program, which is
recognized at the Category-A (Cat-A) level by the International
Hydrographic Organization. The latter efforts include curricula review,
delivery and development of the program, and faculty experience in
delivering a Cat-A hydrographic science curricula are highly desirable.
The development of courses for a new hydrography emphasis in the
undergraduate Marine Science degree program is also expected.
Along with DMS, SOST integrates the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, the
Division of Coastal Sciences, and the University’s fleet of five
research vessels, to form a regionally, nationally and internationally
recognized leader in marine science. DMS is home to an interdisciplinary
program of graduate and undergraduate study and research in marine
environments. Seventeen on-site faculty conduct research and teach
courses in biological oceanography, marine chemistry, geological
oceanography, physical oceanography, remote sensing, numerical modeling,
and hydrography to ~50 full-time graduate students at SSC and ~40
undergraduates at the USM Gulf Park campus. The Division offers Marine
Science B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and a Hydrographic Science M.S.
Located at SSC, Marine Science is strategically situated at the single
largest concentration of oceanographers and hydrographers in the world.
Faculty interact with research scientists at government agencies located
on site and at the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Center of Excellence
(JALBTCX) including the Naval Oceanographic Office, Naval Meteorology
and Oceanography Command (CNMOC), Naval Research Laboratory (NRL-SSC),
USACE, NOAA, USGS, and NASA.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest outlining their
qualifications for the position, including a research plan, teaching
philosophy with a curricular plan, a curriculum vitae, and names and
contact information of at least four references. Applications must be
submitted online at https://jobs.usm.edu. For inquiries about the
position, contact Stephan Howden, Chair of the Search Committee, at
1-228-688-5284 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications begins
1 February 2017 and continues until the position is filled, with an
anticipated start date of August 2017.