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Tenure Track Faculty Position, Coastal Geology

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College / VP Area: College of Earth & Ocean Envir
Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark, Lewes
Categories: School of Marine Science & Policy, Full Time

Tenure Track Faculty Position

University of Delaware


Assistant or Associate Professor in Coastal Geology
School of Marine Science and Policy

College of Earth, Ocean and Environment

University of Delaware


Starting Date

2022-2023 academic year



The School of Marine Science and Policy (SMSP) seeks to hire a coastal geologist with research interests in geological processes occurring within tidal wetlands, beaches, barrier islands, estuaries, and shallow marine environments.  Additional areas of interest include coastal resiliency, geohazards, geospatial and deep learning analytics. SMSP offers graduate programs in Marine Biosciences, Marine Policy, Oceanography, and Physical Ocean Science & Engineering and an undergraduate major in Marine Science. SMSP is situated on the main campus in Newark and the coastal campus in Lewes, which together offer convenient access to a variety of coastal and estuarine environments in the Mid-Atlantic region.


Preferred candidates would integrate field observations with laboratory analyses and/or numerical modeling to examine the evolution of coastal sedimentary systems. This position is complementary to existing research expertise in physical oceanography and geochemistry in SMSP, coastal hydrology, and geophysics, and geochemistry in the Department of Earth Sciences and the Delaware Geological Survey and with coastal processes in the Center for Applied Coastal Research.  The successful candidate will be contributing to the undergraduate and graduate teaching mission of SMSP by teaching courses in their area of expertise as well as general oceanography and field-oriented courses.  The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a robust independent and externally funded research program, support graduate students, and contribute to interdisciplinary research activities and service missions of SMSP. Candidates may be considered for appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.


A PhD (or equivalent) is required in earth or ocean science, coastal processes, marine science or other related field. Successful candidates are expected to have demonstrated excellence in research and a dedicated interest in high quality teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level.


Application Process

Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references and an additional letter which includes the candidate's statement of research, teaching and diversity. The information submitted will be shared with program faculty. Inquiries regarding this position may be addressed to Professor Art Trembanis, SMSP (

Review of applications will begin on January 7, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications, and a start-up package is available.


Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer with diversity as one of its core values. The University of Delaware recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusive excellence in supporting our academic mission and enriching the experience of our employees. We are committed to attracting candidates with varying identities and backgrounds, who can teach or mentor a diverse student population and who can address diversity and equity in research and teaching.. We strongly encourage applications from scholars from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to, and opportunity in, its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples, and supports work-life balance through our family-friendly policies. The University is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant focused on enhancing the climate of the University for women STEM faculty. For more information go to The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at


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