Assistant Professor at Coastal Carolina University

The School of the Coastal Environment at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a nine-month tenure track assistant professor position in the Department of Marine Science beginning in August 2021. Applicants with experience in coastal marine ecosystems are invited to apply. We are especially interested in candidates who specialize in quantitative ecosystem ecology with focus on nearshore western Atlantic habitats. Teaching responsibilities may include quantitative upper level ecosystems ecology/dynamics course(s), a sophomore level marine biology course, and an interdisciplinary introduction to marine science/oceanography course for undergraduate majors as well as graduate course(s) in ecosystem dynamics/modeling or biological oceanography. The applicant is expected to develop a viable externally funded research program in their specialty that actively involves graduate and undergraduate students. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in marine science or related field with post-doctoral and undergraduate teaching experience preferred.

Coastal Carolina University (CCU) is rapidly expanding and building upon a historic emphasis on the marine sciences. Located in the lower coastal plain of northern South Carolina, CCU is surrounded by large areas of natural and anthropogenically impacted wetlands and marine environments. Marine Science, one of CCU’s largest departments, offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. We are committed to collaborative, interdisciplinary research and education. We seek a highly motivated individual with a commitment to education and research at both undergraduate and graduate levels who embraces CCU’s teacher-scholar model and provides active learning experiences in the classroom as well as field settings. The Gupta College of Science also includes an emerging engineering program that offers the potential for collaboration with faculty engaged in related issues. The University manages the Anne Tilghman Boyce Coastal Reserve, an undeveloped complex of ocean frontage, fresh and saltwater marshes, tidal creeks, and upland woods on Waites Island that provides teaching and research opportunities. The coastline in this region contains extensive areas of beach shoreline, landward saltmarsh tidal creek, and wetland systems.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a current CV, copies of all transcripts, 3 references, and a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests electronically at: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. 

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.