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Assistant Professor of Chemical Oceanography (id:51940)

Statement of the Job :
The University of Maine invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the broad field of Chemical Oceanography, a nine-month (academic year) position with teaching and research responsibilities of 50:50, beginning in the Fall, 2019. The School of Marine Sciences has vibrant Oceanography, Marine Biology, Aquaculture, and Marine Policy programs with faculty and students based on the main campus in Orono (https://umaine.edu/marine/), at the Darling Marine Center on the mid-coast of Maine (https://dmc.umaine.edu/), and at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (https://www.gmri.org/) in Portland, Maine. This position is a part of the University of Maine?s investment in the Signature and Emerging Areas of Excellence program (https://umaine.edu/areas/marine-sciences/).
Responsibilities:
The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous research program on the ocean system that could range from focused topics basic to the discipline to ecosystems analyses. The candidate's research should enhance the education of both Ph.D. and M.S. graduate students as well as undergraduates, and classroom teaching should combine effective classical and innovative techniques that integrate current oceanographic research into course materials. There is a strong expectation that the office and laboratory space for this position will be located at the well-equipped UMaine coastal marine laboratory, the Darling Marine Center. The successful candidate will teach a core graduate course in Chemical Oceanography, contribute to other graduate and undergraduate courses at both the Orono campus and at the Darling Marine Center, and fulfill a broader service role in both academic, departmental, and public forums.
About the University :
The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System?s flagship university. As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.
Further information about UMaine can be found at https://umaine.edu/
The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.
UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live.
Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.
Qualifications :
Minimum Qualifications:
Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. in Oceanography or a relevant scientific discipline at the time of hire. The candidate's future research plans should demonstrate an interest and ability to take advantage of, but not necessarily restricted to, Maine's unique ocean environment. Qualified candidates will have a strong background or interest in transdisciplinary science and seek to understand issues critical to the ocean system at global, regional, or local scales such as, but not limited to, organic and inorganic carbon and nutrient cycling, ocean-atmosphere or ocean-land interactions, coastal geochemical processes, or biogeochemical cycling and modeling. The successful candidate will have a strong publication record appropriate to their career stage, a demonstrated ability for transformative research within the discipline, success with external research funding, and illustrate the potential for outstanding teaching and mentoring. The School of Marine Science is committed to advancing a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we encourage women, minorities, veterans, and those with other legally protected status to apply.
Other Information :
Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload
1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, professional education, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a full curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for four professional references (including titles, instutitions, postal and email addresses, and telephone numbers)
4.) a selection of up to five publication PDFs
5.)a summary of research goals
6.) statements of teaching interests, philosophy, and experiences
All materials must be submitted electronically in PDF format through https://umaine.hiretouch.com, and a copy emailed to Sue Thibodeau at susanne@maine.edu.
You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered.
Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: January 14, 2019
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: January 28, 2019
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: March 1, 2019
Tentative start date: Fall 2019
For questions about the search, please contact Mark Wells, the Chair of the Search Committee, at mlwells@maine.edu.
Appropriate background checks are required.
The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran?s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Chemical Oceanography (id:51940)
Campus: Orono
Department: School of Marine Sciences - OSMS
Bargaining Unit: AFUM
Location: Orono, ME
Length: Academic Year (Sept-May)
Required Documents: Cover Letter, Professional Philosophy Statement, Publications, References, Research Statement, Resume/CV, Teaching Statement

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