Faculty Position: Chemical Oceanography

Faculty Position in Chemical Oceanography

Specialization: Faculty Position in Chemical Oceanography

Job Opening ID (JOID): 24164

Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)


Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML) and San José State University (SJSU) are seeking well-qualified applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position to provide quality undergraduate and graduate instruction, and to pursue a vigorous research program in the general area of Chemical Oceanography. We are seeking a field-oriented scientist with broad interests in Chemical Oceanography, possibly including environmental chemistry, analytical chemistry, and biological/chemical/physical interactions. The successful applicant must have a strong commitment to quality instruction and a record of a vigorous research program that can involve graduate students.  A Ph.D. is required. Applicant materials should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained through cross-cultural study, teaching, training and other comparable experiences.


Teaching responsibilities include courses in chemical oceanography, biogeochemical processes, and other classes in specific areas of expertise. The candidate is expected to establish and maintain a vigorous extramurally funded research program involving MS students. The successful candidate will be a SJSU faculty member but will be located at the MLML facility, with all or most of their teaching/research conducted at MLML. Due to the remote location of MLML, the candidate will not ordinarily serve on College or University level committees at SJSU, yet will be expected contribute to MLML faculty meetings that serve as the main MLML institutional decision-making body. Candidates are expected to attend and assist with laboratory-sponsored events, and lend support during promotional events (Open House, fundraising, etc.). Faculty members represent the institution and are expected to conduct themselves professionally in all external interactions and be collegial and supportive of other faculty members, staff, and students. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity, in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation, through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 Starting Date: 1 August 2018

 Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedure:

For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by 8 September 2017 to apply.interfolio.com/42876 or by email to:

Dr. Ivano Aiello

Chair of Chemical Oceanographer Search Committee

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

8272 Moss Landing Road

Moss Landing, CA 95039


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