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1 Position Announcement: Job descriptions are on the bottom of this page. To apply, please find the Position Number you're interested in below, copy it, and go to Once you've entered the NCSU Employment Opportunities web page, click on "Search Vacancies," then paste the Position Number in the appropriate box and click "Search" to see more details.

Biological Oceanography (Position #1518) - printable pdf
EPA Faculty Position in Biological Oceanography

The Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) at North Carolina State University is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in biological oceanography in the areas of microbial and/or plankton ecology. Possible research areas include, but are not limited to: microbial/plankton activity in marine productivity, food webs, or other ecosystem functions; the microbial/plankton role in marine biogeochemical cycling within the context of global climate change; or microbial/plankton evolution, diversity, biochemistry, genetics, and physiology in the context of marine ecology. Skill in the application of developing technologies, including visualization, biochemical or molecular biological approaches and proven experience in interdisciplinary research, are preferred, as is a strong interest in interdisciplinary collaborations across and beyond the geosciences. The position is available 1 August

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in the oceanographic or related sciences. The
successful candidate must demonstrate strong potential for outstanding accomplishments in research, research supervision, and teaching. Specific course offerings should include undergraduate or graduate general marine biology or biological oceanography, and other classes commensurate with the candidate's interest and expertise.

Opportunities exist for disciplinary and interdisciplinary interactions with more than 30 marine, earth, and atmospheric scientists in the MEAS department on problems relating to global and regional environmental change, environmental processes and prediction, and the interactions among components of the Earth system. Additional information about the department and its facilities can be found on our web page: Marine research facilities and opportunities for collaboration in the marine sciences are available at the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) in Morehead City, NC:

Review of applications will begin 15 October 2011; the position will remain open until filled. Applications, including cover letters, curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements (1 page each), and contact information for three references must be submitted online at Please search for position number 1518.

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. NC State University welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. Applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. The College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences welcomes the opportunity to work with candidates to identify suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners.


Last updated 09-08-11

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