Specialization: Faculty Position in Chemical Oceanography
Job Opening ID (JOID): 24164
Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML) and San José State University (SJSU) are seeking well-qualified applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position to provide quality undergraduate and graduate instruction, and to pursue a vigorous research program in the general area of Chemical Oceanography.
Teaching responsibilities include courses in chemical oceanography, biogeochemical processes, and other classes in specific areas of expertise. The candidate is expected to establish and maintain a vigorous extramurally funded research program involving MS students. The successful candidate will be a SJSU faculty member but will be located at the MLML facility, with all or most of their teaching/research conducted at MLML. Due to the remote location of MLML, the candidate will not ordinarily serve on College or University level committees at SJSU, yet will be expected contribute to MLML faculty meetings that serve as the main MLML institutional decision-making body. Candidates are expected to attend and assist with laboratory-sponsored events, and lend support during promotional events (Open House, fundraising, etc.). Faculty members represent the institution and are expected to conduct themselves professionally in all external interactions and be collegial and supportive of other faculty members, staff, and students. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity, in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation, through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
Starting Date: 1 August 2018
Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by 8 September 2017 to apply.interfolio.com/42876 or by email to:
Dr. Ivano Aiello Chair of Chemical Oceanographer Search Committee Moss Landing Marine Laboratories 8272 Moss Landing Road Moss Landing, CA 95039 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) #25164 on all correspondence.
Moss Landing Marine Labs, a consortium of seven California State University Campuses and administered by San José State University, is located on Monterey Bay. The faculty emphasis is on integration of mentoring, teaching, and research; and the excellent facilities and staff contribute to make this an excellent program for a Master’s degree in marine science in the United States. Since its establishment in 1966, MLML and its leading scientists have contributed significantly to the advancement of the field of marine science, both in Monterey Bay and worldwide. MLML offers undergraduate courses but is primarily a graduate institution for Consortia students seeking a Master of Science degree in marine science. Visit MLML’s website for further information: www.mlml.calstate.edu
San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.
San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. The latest San José State University Safety 101 Uniform Campus Crime and Security Report is available. You may request a copy of San José State University’s annual safety report by contacting the University Police Department at (408) 924-2222 or by visiting the University Police Department website at (http://www.sjsu.edu/police.)
We are seeking a field-oriented scientist with broad interests in Chemical Oceanography, possibly including environmental chemistry, analytical chemistry, and biological/chemical/physical interactions. The successful applicant must have a strong commitment to quality instruction and a record of a vigorous research program that can involve graduate students. A Ph.D. is required. Applicant materials should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained through cross-cultural study, teaching, training and other comparable experiences.
Additional Salary Information: Salary Range:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML) administers the Master of Science in marine science program for California State Universities in northern and central California, and is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in both education and research. An outfitted marine operations department, active research diving program and state of the art equipment allow for cutting edge research in a wide vari...ety of disciplines including: marine ecology; the biology of marine plants, invertebrates, fishes, turtles, birds and mammals; oceanography and marine geology; chemistry and biogeochemistry. MLML is known for a hands-on, field-oriented approach which places our students, faculty, researchers and staff at the frontiers of marine science worldwide where discoveries are being made. MLML provides the skills and training so students become successful scientists, teachers and resource managers serving societal needs involving marine issues.
The lab is situated in an excellent location for the study of the marine world. The Monterey Submarine Canyon, the largest such feature on the west coast of North America, begins within a few hundred meters of the Moss Landing harbor and the MLML research fleet. To the east of MLML is the Elkhorn Slough, the largest tract of tidal salt marsh in California outside of San Francisco Bay, and an important site for shorebirds and fishes. To the north and south are sand dunes, sandy beaches, and extensive kelp forest habitats along the rocky shoreline. Some of the most productive kelp forests and intertidal areas can be found in this region. MLML also is located between two large upwelling centers, which provide nutrients that stimulate an incredible amount of productivity but also provide a wealth of opportunities to study coastal oceanic processes.
MLML is a thriving institution of education and research working to help advance marine science, serve society, and transform public discourse and policy towards sustainable human interaction with the world.