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Tenure-track Faculty, Assistant or Associate Professor: Marine Geology

College of Charleston
Job Location:
Charleston, South Carolina
Geology, Earth Sciences, and Oceanography
Tenure-track Faculty, Assistant or Associate Professor: Marine Geology
Geology and Environmental Geosciences, College of Charleston

The College of Charleston Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences invites applicants with a Ph.D. in Geosciences or closely related field for a tenure-track faculty position to begin in August of 2023. We seek a faculty colleague able to teach courses in marine geology, seafloor mapping, introductory geology, and one or more courses in their field of specialty, and who is enthusiastic and qualified to mentor student experiential learning activities in marine geology. Candidates who can develop their own research program and secure external funds in areas such as marine geology, hydrography, and geoinformatics are strongly desired.

The Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences has over 100 majors in Bachelor programs in Geology, Environmental Geosciences, and minors in Geology and Geoinformatics. The department is home to the successful BEAMS (Benthic Acoustic Mapping and Survey) program, a unique undergraduate-focused program with field experience, research activities, and coursework applicable to the Seafloor Mapping track in the Geoinformatics minor. We offer dozens of topical and interdisciplinary elective courses in the Geosciences, several of which serve students interested in marine geology. Many students have learned and trained in marine geology topics and conducted independent research, including over 100 of our students who have entered a career in marine geology. The Department also provides several courses and advises student research for the multidisciplinary Graduate Program in Environmental and Sustainability Studies, the M.Ed. in Science and Mathematics, an undergraduate major in Archaeology, and a minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. Collaborative opportunities are available with faculty in geochemistry, coastal and estuarine dynamics, environmental geology, geospatial sciences, paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, hydrology, paleontology, natural hazards, geophysics and seismology, volcanology, tectonics, and petrology. Our GIS and Remote Sensing laboratories are integrated with the Low Country Hazards Center in the School of Sciences and Mathematics Building. The department is also home to the Mace Brown Museum of Natural History, a public museum with world-class collections and facilities for specimen preparation, preservation, and display.

Applicants for this faculty position should submit the following materials:

1. Statement of Interest Letter

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Teaching Philosophy

4. Research Program Statement

5. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts

6. Contact information for at least 3 references

Candidates may apply at

For more information about the department, visit Applications will be reviewed beginning on November 11, 2022 and the position will remain open until filled. Any questions should be directed to Timothy Callahan at

The College of Charleston is a comprehensive liberal arts and sciences university with a campus in downtown Charleston, SC; a marine campus at Fort Johnson close to downtown; and Stono Preserve, a 380-hectare rural campus 25 km southwest of downtown. The College of Charleston ranks in the top five of public universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report, and fourth among U.S. comprehensive universities in Study Abroad programming.
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