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Assistant Professor of Marine, Environmental, and Sustainability Science

Coastal Carolina University
Conway, South Carolina
Depends on Qualifications
Closing date
Aug 31, 2024

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Education, Other
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Faculty, Assistant Professor
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The Gupta College of Science and the HTC Honors College at Coastal Carolina University invite applications for a joint appointment nine-month Assistant Professor tenure track position with a base appointment in the Department of Marine Science beginning in August 2025. Applicants with a Ph.D. in environmental science, marine science, or a related field are invited to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory environmental and marine science lecture and laboratory courses, an upper-level environmental science lecture and laboratory, classes in environmental sustainability, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses within the applicant's area of expertise. We invite applicants from all areas of environmental and marine science that would complement our existing faculty expertise.  Applicants with research programs focused on applied environmental issues in estuaries and the coastal zone are especially encouraged. The new faculty member is expected to develop a viable externally funded research program actively involving undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants with post-doctoral experience are preferred.

Teaches introductory, intermediate, and/or advanced within the discipline and performs original research in the area of expertise to support high-quality teaching and engaged learning resulting in high content knowledge and student transferable skill development while providing professional service to the Departments, Gupta and HTC Honors Colleges, University, and community. This is a joint appointment between the Gupta and the HTC Honors Colleges. The position home or tenure application department is the Department of Marine Science. The load will be a 2:1 between MSCI and Honors alternating each regular semester so the total load per academic year is 3 in MSCI and 3 in Honors.

Coastal Carolina University (CCU) is rapidly expanding and building upon a historic emphasis on the marine sciences. The Department of Marine Science, one of the largest departments within the University, is committed to collaborative, interdisciplinary education and research. The department offers B.S. degrees in Marine Science and Marine Coastal Environmental Science, an M.S. in Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies, and a Ph.D. in Marine Science as well as undergraduate minors in Marine Science, Environmental Science, and Coastal Geology. The HTC Honors College offers B.S. and B.A. degrees in Sustainability and Coastal Resilience as well as the University Honors Program. 

The Gupta College of Science includes an emerging Engineering Science program and provides vessel support for teaching and research ranging from small skiffs to a 50-ft. aluminum vessel with an A-frame.   The Burroughs and Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies within the Gupta College of Science also offers the potential for collaboration with faculty engaged in related issues. The University manages the Waites Island Anne Tilghman Boyce Coastal Reserve, an undeveloped complex of ocean frontage, fresh and saltwater marshes, tidal creeks, and upland forests, that provides teaching and research opportunities. 

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 49 states and 55 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate and master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in instructional technology, and PhD degrees in marine science: coastal and marine systems science and education sciences.

We seek a highly motivated individual with a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education that embraces the teacher-scholar model and provides active learning experiences in classroom and field settings especially through research opportunities.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a current CV, copies of all transcripts, contact information for 3 references and statements of teaching philosophy and research interests electronically at:

These positions will be open until filled; a review of applications will begin September 15, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

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