The Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (OEAS) at Old Dominion University seeks candidates with research interests in coastal geology, hydrogeology or coastal geomorphology for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting in Fall 2020. Research interests can include wetland hydrogeology, coastal sedimentology and geomorphology, and landscape evolution. Expertise in either observational measurements or numerical modeling techniques is required. The preferred candidate will be comfortable working across research disciplines in geology and oceanography, including field-based studies, and potentially collaborating with faculty involved in ODU’s climate change, sea level rise and coastal resilience initiatives. Excellence in oral and written communication is required. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Earth or Ocean science or a related field as well as one or more years of postdoctoral experience. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an independent and externally funded research program, contribute to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute to interdisciplinary research activities. Exceptional candidates may be considered for appointment at the Associate Professor level.

OEAS ( https://www.odu.edu/oeas ) has 24 faculty members with strengths in both earth and ocean sciences. Old Dominion University is a metropolitan, research-intensive public institution with an enrollment of 24,000+ students, including approximately 6,000 graduate students, and a full-time equivalent faculty of over 850, of which 40% are women. Additional information may be found at: https://www.odu.edu/about. The University’s primary campus is in Norfolk, VA, a culturally rich, historic city and a major international maritime center in a metropolitan area of over 1.5 million people. Norfolk is one of the seven cities comprising Hampton Roads, located on the Chesapeake Bay. The area is a regional center for military, medical, and scholarly research. Additional information may be found at: https://www.virginia.org/Regions/HamptonRoads

ODU and the College of Sciences are committed to inclusive excellence, recognizing that diversity enhances and enriches our educational mission, employment experience, and community engagement. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service experiences have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Applications must be submitted online and include: a cover letter describing the individual’s qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, names and contact information of at least three references, and an unofficial graduate transcript. When called for, the system will solicit letters from your references. Application must be made through https://jobs.odu.edu/ Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Our intent is to hire the successful candidate to begin in Fall 2020. All materials will be held in confidence until the finalists are invited to visit campus.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.