Two Assistant Professor Positions, University Of Georgia Skidaway Institute Of Oceanography

2017-12-07T17:01:34+00:00 December 7, 2017|

The University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and the Department of Marine Sciences in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences invite applications for two nine-month, tenure-track faculty positions resident at the coastal campus in Savannah, GA. Successful candidates will be interdisciplinary, self-motivated and interested in pursuing innovative research and education in a highly supportive academic environment. We are particularly interested in applicants engaging in interdisciplinary research that advances the understanding of fundamental oceanographic questions in the following areas:

Chemical Oceanography—We seek candidates whose area of expertise could include (but are not limited to) organic geochemistry, sedimentary or water column biogeochemistry, or carbon and coupled elemental cycles.

Geological Oceanography—We seek candidates who examine coastal and marine sedimentary systems using field-based or modeling approaches.  Applicants with expertise in any sub-discipline of marine geology will be considered, although specializations in sediment dynamics, impacts of climate change, or who work at the interface between geology and engineering are particularly encouraged to apply.

Appointments are expected to be made at the Assistant Professor level, but consideration will also be given to exceptional applicants seeking appointment at the Associate Professor level.  Candidates to be considered for Associate Professor must meet the Associate criteria detailed in the Department of Marine Science Promotion and Tenure guidelines. A Ph.D. in Oceanography or a related discipline is required. Preference will be given to applicants with at least 6 months of postdoctoral experience, as well as a record that provides evidence of scholarship, synergistic activities, and the potential to obtain extramural funding. Candidates will be expected to teach undergraduates and graduates, including advanced courses in their area of specialization.

The Skidaway Institute of Oceanography leverages the resources of a coastal research and training institute, including close proximity to a variety of marine environments and access to the UNOLS-affiliated R/V Savannah, as well as the resources and academic opportunities available at UGA, Georgia’s flagship university. Successful candidates will enhance existing programs within the Department of Marine Sciences at Skidaway ( and in Athens (  Interactions with the UGA Marine Institute, UGA College of Engineering, UGA School of Ecology, and with institutions throughout the University System of Georgia are also supported and encouraged. The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining an inclusive work and learning environment.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to Search Committee Chair Dr. Jay Brandes, ( All application materials must be submitted via the university’s faculty job portal located at . Materials to be uploaded include i) cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience relative to the responsibilities of the position, ii) curriculum vitae, iii) statement of research accomplishments and goals (not to exceed 3 pages), iv) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy (not to exceed 3 pages), v) three example publications, and vi) names and contact information of three professional references. Selected applicants will be required to submit a background check demonstrating eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia. These positions are available starting August 2018. Applications received by January 8 are assured full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests

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