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ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR

(Tenured/Tenure-Track/Multiple Positions)

Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences

School of the Coast and the Environment

Louisiana State University

The Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences within the School of the Coast and the Environment is seeking excellent applicants to fill multiple tenured and/or tenure-track faculty positions.

General Area: Coastal Hydrology - Assistant Professor

This faculty position will focus on the dynamics of surface water and ground water in coastal ecosystems.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in a science field. Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in oceanography, coastal or environmental sciences, civil/water resources engineering or related field; postdoctoral experience. Position #007834. Apply on line through URL: https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60224

General Area: Marine Microbial Ecology - Assistant Professor

This faculty position will focus on the interactions and functions of microorganisms in marine environments, including coastal ecosystems.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in science field. Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in biological sciences, biochemistry, ecology, marine science or related field; postdoctoral experience. Position #015395. Apply on line through URL: https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60204

General Area: Wetland Studies - Assistant/Associate/Full

This faculty position will teach courses in aquatic/wetland soil biogeochemistry that may include redox reactions, elemental cycling of trace metals, biogeochemistry of C, N, and/or S, and gaseous exchange; will also conduct research relevant to wetland science and restoration and the sustainable management of coastal ecosystems. Dependent upon the qualifications and credentials of the selected candidate, the incumbent may also be awarded the Shell Oil Endowed Chair in Oceanography/Wetland studies.

Required Qualifications: Ph. D. in biogeochemistry, ecology, oceanography or related fields.

Position #000465. Apply on line through URL: https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60244

Duties of the positions include developing and maintaining a rigorous, externally-funded research program in the related area of discipline; teaching courses in relevant area of specialty; collaborating in multidisciplinary research projects; mentoring graduate students; providing service and advice to state and federal agencies and the university as necessary.

Louisiana boasts 40 percent of the nation's coastal wetlands but experiences 80 percent of the country's wetland loss. LSU is a land, sea, and space grant institution designated a major research university with a Carnegie Classification: Research Active/Very High serving more than 31,500 students.

The Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences has strong programs in wetland ecology, wetland biogeochemistry, coastal fisheries, biophysical modeling as well as biological, physical, chemical, and geological oceanography. The LSU campus is bordered on the west by the Mississippi River, has access to 400 miles of coastline, and easy access to the Mississippi River Delta. LSU/DOCS is situated in a prime location for studying coastal biogeochemistry and ecology, the Mississippi River Delta, and key marine and coastal environmental issues. DOCS is housed in the Energy, Coast, & Environment Building that, features 231 offices, 81 state-of-the-art research laboratories, a 200 seat auditorium, and multiple conference facilities. A machine shop, with a fleet of small boats and vehicles, is available along with access to larger oceanographic ships and coastal laboratory facilities through the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium.

An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled and those received before December 31, 2015 will be guaranteed full consideration.

LSU IS COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY AND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER

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Ph.D. Assistantship, Coastal Wetland Morphology
LSU Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences


Description:
A Ph.D. Assistantship is available (beginning January 2015) to examine interactions between plants, sediments, and hydrodynamics along wetland shorelines in the Delaware Estuary, US.  The objectives are to quantify linkages between waves and marsh scarp dynamics and biophysical processes and sediment deposition along the marsh edge.  This research is part of a large collaborative project to assess changes to estuary morphology, including wetlands, over time and particularly due to channel dredging. Research techniques will include field surveying using Real Time Kinematic GPS, deploying pressure sensors for wave and water level measurement, measuring sedimentation and accretion rates, and plant structure and morphology.  The student will develop an independent research project while working with an interdisciplinary team of ecologists, coastal geologists, physical oceanographers, and modelers. Students with an interest in coastal wetland ecology and geomorphology would be most successful.

Qualifications:
Applicants must have a degree ecology, geology, environmental science or closely related field. MS graduates preferred. Experience in field data collection and analysis with spatial and statistical software (e.g., ArcGIS, SAS, R) is required. Experience in wetlands and trailering boats is desired. Successful applicants will be self-motivated but able to work well in teams.

Application:
Please send statement of interest (including career goals), CV, copies of transcripts and GRE scores, and contact information for at least three references to:

Dr. Tracy Quirk
tquirk@lsu.edu

In addition, please fill out the LSU Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences free online pre-application at http://www.oceanography.lsu.edu/index.php/academics/pre-application-form/

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M.S./Ph.D. Assistantships, Chemical Oceanography
LSU Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
 
Description:
M.S./Ph.D. Assistantships are available (beginning Spring/Fall 2015) to measure the naturally occurring uranium series radionuclides  in water column to understand residence time and removal of particle reactive elements and compounds and to study the processes responsible for their scavenging, lateral and vertical transport. One project will form part of the U.S. GEOTRACES Arctic expedition whose goals are to identify processes and quantify fluxes that control the distributions of key trace elements and isotopes  in the ocean, and to establish the sensitivity of these distributions to changing environmental conditions. The second project will utilize a similar suite of natural radioisotopes to understand transport and accumulation of PAHs and organic matter in water column and sediments of the northern Gulf of Mexico.
 
Qualifications:
Applicants must have a degree in oceanography, geology, chemistry, environmental science or closely related field. Some experience in chemisrty lab desired. Successful applicants will be self-motivated but able to work well in teams.
 
Application:
Please send statement of interest, CV, copies of transcripts and GRE scores, and contact information for at least three references to
kmaiti@lsu.edu.
 
Please fill out the LSU Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences free online pre-application at http://www.oceanography.lsu.edu/index.php/academics/pre-application-form/