Special Instructions to Applicants
Priority will be given to applicants who apply by 5/1/2019 with a complete application including 1) letter of interest, 2) vitae, 3) statement of teaching accomplishments, plans and philosophy, 5) statement of hydrographic experience and qualifications, 6) names of three references. All attachments must be uploaded at the time of submission.
The Division of Marine Science in the School of Ocean Science and Engineering (SOSE) at The University of Southern Mississippi invites qualified applicants for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure-track faculty position as Hydrographic Science Coordinator to begin in Fall 2019.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
We seek qualified applicants for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure-track position as a program coordinator of Hydrographic Science to join the Marine Science faculty in the Division of Marine Science.
The candidate is expected to coordinate, execute, and continue to develop a comprehensive academic program in hydrography, at the undergraduate and graduate level, in accordance with International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) standards. The undergraduate program is a 4-year curriculum providing a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Science with emphasis in Hydrography. The graduate program is an intensive 1-2 year curriculum with significant classroom coursework and field exercise, including a capstone project. The successful candidate is expected to develop and deliver courses in hydrography and related sciences and should demonstrate the potential to contribute across disciplines and promote the continued interdisciplinary growth of the academic and research programs within the SOSE. The candidate can expect to be involved in research activities with the Hydrographic Science Research Center, but the primary focus of this position is teaching.
The SOSE includes two academic divisions, Marine Science, and Coastal Sciences, and several R&D centers including: Hydrographic Science Research Center, Center for Fisheries Research and Development, and Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center. The Division of Marine Science is based at the NASA Stennis Space Center where Marine Science faculty benefit from close working relationships with a number of on-site federal agencies, including the Naval Research Laboratory-Stennis Space Center, the Naval Oceanographic Office, the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, the USGS and NOAA, including the National Data Buoy Center.
Marine Science graduate and undergraduate programs extend across traditional marine science emphasis areas in biological, physical, chemical and geological oceanography, as well as hydrographic science and ocean engineering. Marine Science faculty and graduate programs are housed at Stennis Space Center, where the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and the M.S. degree in Hydrographic Science are delivered. The Marine Science and Ocean Engineering B.S. degree programs are delivered at the USM Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach, MS as well as at USM’s main campus in Hattiesburg, MS. The Long Beach campus is in close proximity to the Port of Gulfport, which is the home port for USM’s R/V Point Sur and the recently opened USM Marine Research Center, that features a state-of-the-art fabrication lab, testing tank, and laboratory space.
USM’s Hydrographic Science graduate program is internationally known and has produced over 215 graduates since 2000. Student population is very diverse, with a mix of federal government, international, and traditional students.
Applicants must hold a M.S. degree in hydrography, oceanography, or a related field with 5 years or more of hydrographic surveying experience.
Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in hydrography, oceanography, or a related field and post-doctoral experience, and a demonstrated record of service, grant development, communication, and commitment to diversity.
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