Tenure Track faculty position in Coastal and Estuarine Hydrology/Sedimentology
University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi, United States
Start reviewing process: 30 October 2021

Job Summary

The Division of Coastal Sciences in the School of Ocean Science and Engineering (SOSE) at The University of Southern Mississippi invites qualified applicants for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position in Coastal and Estuarine Hydrology or Sedimentology at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level to begin in Fall 2022.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities We seek a Coastal and Estuarine Hydrologist or Sedimentologist to focus on the hydrological dynamics of transitional coastal and estuarine systems and associated watershed/upland habitats. Areas of research include but are not limited to study of the interaction between and among the hydrological, ecological, geological, and physical components of nearshore systems. We seek a scientist with an interest in developing research in tides, waves, and mixing of freshwater and saltwater, sediment/particle transport processes, and watershed modeling and climate forcing impacts on these areas of research. The candidate will employ measurements in the field, simulation and mathematical modeling, laboratory experimentation, and/or remote data acquisition and analysis. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, publish in peer-reviewed literature, mentor students, participate in graduate instruction, develop courses in their area of study, and participate in University and extramural service activities.

Preference will be given to applicants showing potential for collaboration within SOSE divisions and programs (e.g. Marine Science, Ocean Engineering) and other academic units including USM’s College of Business and Economic Development, Hydrographic Science Research Center, and Coastal Operations initiatives.

SOSE includes two academic divisions, Coastal Sciences, in Ocean Springs, and Marine Science at the John C. Stennis Space Center, and collaborates closely with four R&D centers on the coast: Center for Fisheries Research and Development, Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center, Marine Education Center and Marine Research Center. The position will be located in Ocean Springs at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Ocean Springs is known for its beauty and quality of life. It is home to art galleries, restaurants, and schools that are ranked among the best in the State.

Minimum Qualifications A Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in a relevant discipline.

Preferred Qualifications A record of scholarship, service, grant development, communication, and pedagogy. For appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level the candidate should demonstrate evidence of consistent research funding, scholarly productivity, and national or international reputation for excellence in their discipline. We particularly welcome applications from individuals with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. About The University of Southern Mississippi The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit


Of interest for:
  • Coastal Working Group
  • Marine Working Group
  • Hydrology Focus Research Group
  • Chesapeake Focus Research Group
  • Critical Zone Focus Research Group