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Marine/Estuarine Chemistry, Assistant Professor

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Marine/Estuarine Chemistry, Assistant Professor
Appointment Type 9 Month
Job Description

As the Marine/Estuarine Chemistry, Assistant Professor you will teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as applicable; be involved in course and/or curriculum development; research/scholarship; participate on College and University committees and/or initiatives.

Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.

Required Qualifications

Earned Ph.D. in Marine Science with a chemistry concentration (e.g., Marine Chemistry, Chemical Oceanography) or relevant field from a regionally accredited institution.

Evidence of or potential for quality teaching and research in Marine Chemistry.

Scholarly emphasis in marine/estuarine chemistry.

ABD will be considered if the degree is conferred by August 7, 2018. If successful candidate is ABD at time of hire, appointment will be made at a Lecturer level on a fixed contract.

Preferred Qualifications

Evidence of potential to develop a research agenda that includes the mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Experience or commitment to the use of technology in university teaching. Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning. Must value continued scholarship and service to the university, with a demonstrated ability or potential for developing a successful research program.

Salary Range

Job Duties

Essential Job Duties

Teaches Marine Chemistry, Advanced Marine Chemistry, Biogeochemistry and other courses such as Environmental Chemistry and Scientific Process.

Develops a research program in marine/estuarine chemistry that addresses regional needs and concerns such as nutrient cycling and chemical processes in coastal waters (including estuaries).

Develops/contributes courses for the B.S. Marine Science and the M.S. Environmental Science degree programs.

Engages in teaching, research and service activities commensurate with expectations for faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Develops an active research program in marine/estuarine chemistry and will be expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

Courses taught will contribute to the general education program as well as to the Marine Science undergraduate program. Opportunities also exist for teaching graduate courses in the M.S. Environmental Science program.

Other Duties

Other duties as assigned.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F99P
Open Date 11/03/2017
Close Date 12/15/2017
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants

FGCU is located between the Gulf of Mexico (to the west), Charlotte Harbor (to the north), Lake Okeechobee (to the East), and the Ten Thousand Islands and Florida Everglades (to the south). Florida Gulf Coast University has a strong commitment to the environment and requires all undergraduate students to take the University Colloquium, a course designed to help students develop an ecological perspective.

Candidate must have an interest in teaching across the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, including general education.

Candidates must demonstrate strength or clear evidence of potential to develop a research agenda that includes the mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students; demonstrate research interests in marine or estuarine chemistry; demonstrate the use of modern tools to understand biogeochemical processes operating in the ocean, including but not limited to carbon cycling, nutrient cycling, and ocean-land interactions.

Candidates will be assessed not only on the demonstrated or potential for effective teaching, but also on the their potential for obtaining extramural research funding, developing a research agenda that includes the mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, and productivity in terms of peer-review publications.

Candidates will be expected to become part of the interdisciplinary team in FGCU’s Coastal Watershed Institute that applies an integrated watershed approach to issues of local and regional concern. The ideal candidate will contribute to and complement existing strengths in the B.S. in Marine Science program and the M.S. Environmental Science graduate program

Appointment will be made on a 9-month multi-year appointment basis available August 2018.

Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida’s Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.

Under Florida’s Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess an earned Ph.D. in Marine Science with a chemistry concentration (e.g., Marine Chemistry, Chemical Oceanography) or relevant field from a regionally accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. If ABD, will degree be conferred by August 7, 2018?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please indicate how you first learned of this position.
    • Job Board
    • Print Advertisement
    • Social Media
    • Job Fair/Conference
    • FGCU Website
    • Employee Referral
    • Other
  4. * Per the question above, please specify the name of where you FIRST learned of the position?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. List of 5 Professional References (with relationship of each)
  5. Statement of experience with students in research or scholarship as it fits discipline.
  6. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents