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Professor & Chair of the Department of Ocean & Earth Sciences Department (Tenured)
Old Dominion University

Date Posted Oct. 23, 2023
Title Professor & Chair of the Department of Ocean & Earth Sciences Department (Tenured)
University Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Geology/Geosciences - General
    Environmental Sciences/Ecology/Forestry
    Earth Sciences

Job Description

The Department of Ocean and Earth Sciences at Old Dominion University (ODU) seeks highly qualified faculty candidates for Department Chair, starting in May 2023. We seek an accomplished colleague within the broad area of Ocean and Earth Sciences to complement an interdisciplinary faculty and provide ongoing leadership for expanding programs in oceanography, coastal geosciences and climate adaptation. We are interested in candidates using novel and interdisciplinary approaches to tackle the next generation of research challenges.

The successful chair candidate will also be considered for selection as the Endowed Slover Professor of Ocean and Earth Sciences. They will be expected to bring and maintain an externally-funded research program, contribute to teaching and mentoring of graduate students, and provide leadership for departmental and ODU’s interdisciplinary research activities, which include our maritime and sea-level rise programs and the Institute for Coastal Adaptation and Resilience. The Department of Ocean & Earth Sciences has 25 faculty members with multiple strengths across the oceanographic and geoscience disciplines.

Minimum Qualifications - knowledge, skills, and abilities
  1. Faculty experience at an accredited institution
  2. Eligible for appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure
  3. History of scholarly publications and sustained record of funded research, student mentoring and demonstrated experience teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  4. Excellence in interpersonal skills and written communication
  5. Prior leadership activities in research and academic settings


Minimum Qualifications - Education or training

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Ocean Science, Geoscience, or a related field.

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