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Assistant Professor- Big Data Oceanographer
Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Date Posted Jan. 17, 2020
Title Assistant Professor- Big Data Oceanographer
University Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Department Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Earth Sciences
    Marine/Freshwater Sciences

The LSU Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences includes faculty with expertise in biological, physical, chemical and geological oceanography, meteorology, biophysical modeling, wetland ecology and coastal fisheries. Researchers affiliated with the LSU Center for Computation & Technology employ high-performance computing to conduct research in many different fields, including science, mathematics, engineering, business, and digital media.
We seek an interdisciplinary early career scholar with a record of active research and publication in the area of Big Data Oceanography and/or Earth System Science. The position is a tenure-track, joint appointment between the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences (primary unit) and the Center for Computation & Technology (secondary unit).
Applications are not considered complete unless they include all requested documents.

Job Responsibilities:
50% Teach courses that emphasize Big Data Oceanography and/or Earth System Science focus areas.
30% Develop and maintain a rigorous, externally-funded and independent research program that utilizes information processing, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and/or high performance computing to address problems in oceanography and coastal sciences. Focus areas can include biological, chemical, geological, and/or physical systems.
10% Mentor graduate student
10% Provide service and advice to state and federal agencies and the University as necessary

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in science field

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D in Oceanography, Earth Sciences, or a related field.

Specific Experience:
Postdoctoral Researcher experience preferred.

Competencies of position include:
Demonstrate potential to sustain an active research program – Proficient
Strong publication record, commensurate with experience – Proficient
Ability to provide quality mentoring and teaching to undergraduate and graduate students – Proficient

Special Instructions:
Please provide three professional references including name, title, phone and e-mail address. Attach a cover letter, CV, a Statement of Teaching (Other Document 1) and Statement of Research (Other Document 2) must be provided with application. A copy of your transcript(s) attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are are required prior to hire.

Additional Position Information:
Background Check – An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
Benefits – LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!
Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed


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