Assistant or Associate Professor of Marine Science


Position Title

Assistant/Associate Professor of Marine Science


Department name

Position Reports to (Position Title)

Marine Science

Effective Date

August 1st, 2024


Full Time/Exempt

Job Summary

Jacksonville University invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Marine Science, tenure-track beginning August 2024. The Department of Biology & Marine Science is seeking an Oceanographer with an emphasis on estuarine, coastal, and/or open ocean processes. While we encourage applicants in a broad range of fields in Oceanography, an ability to teach Physical Oceanography and related courses at both undergraduate and master’s degree levels is preferred.

Knowledge and interest in GIS, modeling, coding language (MatLab, R, Python, etc.), and/or remote sensing techniques, is a plus. A Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment. Successful candidates are expected to develop an active grant-funded research program involving undergraduate and master's level students. A strong commitment to providing high-quality education with significant teacher/student interaction is required.

Assistant Professor Rank: Candidate is expected to demonstrate potential for high-quality scholarship activities, an ability to teach undergraduate/graduate courses interactively in small-group settings, a commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and a desire for service at the university and community levels.

Associate Professor Rank: Candidate is expected to have evidence of high-quality scholarship activities (publication and grant record), evidence of successful teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, and a record of service at the university and community levels.

Jacksonville University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Jacksonville University’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we actively welcome applications from members of groups who are historically underrepresented in higher education.

Jacksonville University is a comprehensive, liberal arts college located in Jacksonville, FL a diverse metropolitan community with a thriving economic and cultural scene. Jacksonville International Airport provides easy access to US and international destinations. The College emphasizes innovative and quality teaching in small classes, and ranks in the annual rankings of “America’s Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report. Please visit our website at

Supervisory Responsibilities



  • Teach classes—a typical l0ad is 24 hours annually

  • Develop an active research program related to field of study

  • Supervise student research projects, internships, and other scholarly activities

  • Participate in university service at the department, school, college, or university level

  • Participate in community service (optional)

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Expected area of emphasis in one or more of the following: estuarine, coastal, and/or open ocean processes

  • An ability to teach Physical Oceanography, Oceanographic Techniques, and related courses at both undergraduate and master’s degree levels is desired

  • Must be able to teach online courses at the master’s degree level to support the graduate programs in Marine Science

Education, Certificates, Licenses, & Experience

  • Ph.D. in Oceanography, Marine Sciences, or other related discipline by the time of appointment in August 2024
  • Undergraduate teaching experience in Marine Science is strongly preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and scientific equipment

  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and virtually

  • Near vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens

  • Stamina to teach up to 24 hours weekly

  • 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

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 1) a letter of application, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching statement,
4) a research statement, 5) transcripts, 6) a JU faculty application, and 7) names and contact
information for three (3) references from whom we may contact to obtain letters of
recommendation to:

Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.