Assistant Professor Marine Science, Physical Oceanography Tenure Track


Position Title

Assistant Professor Marine Science Physical Oceanography, Tenure Track


College of Arts & Sciences


Full Time/Exempt

Position Summary

Jacksonville University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Marine Science, tenure-track beginning in August 2023. Seeking a physical oceanographer with an emphasis on estuarine, coastal, and/or open ocean processes. Must be qualified to teach Physical Oceanography and related courses at both undergraduate and master’s degree levels. Knowledge and interest in GIS, modeling, coding language, and/or remote sensing techniques, a plus. Ph.D. required by time of appointment. Successful candidates are expected to develop an active grant-funded research involving undergraduates and master's students. A strong commitment to providing high-quality education with significant teacher/student interaction is required.

Essential Job Duties

  • Expected area of emphasis on one of the following: estuarine, coastal, and/or open ocean processes
  • Must be able to teach Physical Oceanography, and related courses at both undergraduate and master’s degree levels
  • Must be able to teach online courses at the master’s degree level to support the MA in Marine Science and MS in Marine Studies programs
  • Must participate in college and university service
  • Develop research portfolio related to physical oceanography that includes serving as the primary advisor to graduate students conducting thesis research

Work Conditions

  • Combination of work indoors and outdoors
  • Some off-campus travel may be required
  • Work is performed under minimum supervision and requires incumbent to exercise independence and discretion

Physical Requirements

  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and scientific equipment
  • Near vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone

Prerequisites Required for Position

Minimum Education Requirement

  • A PhD in physical oceanography, marine science, or other related discipline by time of appointment in August 2023.

Minimum Work Experience

  • Academic teaching experience in marine science or physical oceanography and GIS

Preferred Qualifications

  • Interest in applying modeling, coding language, and/or remote sensing techniques

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, transcripts, JU faculty application, and include names with contact information for three references to: 

Screening will begin November 15th and continue until the position is filled.