Employment Opportunities

Assistant or Associate Professor
Marine and Environmental Science
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Open Until filled


The Hampton University Department of Marine and Environmental Science (MES) invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of either assistant professor or associate professor with specialization in one of the following areas: environmental, marine, coastal, or estuarine sciences.   This faculty position requires external funding, classroom instruction directed at MES undergraduate and graduate student majors, and departmental and institutional service.

Founded in 1868, Hampton University is a leading historically Black university (HBCU) located on the Tidewater Peninsula in Hampton, Virginia.  It is a privately endowed, co-educational, nonsectarian institution of higher learning with accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to seek external funding, conduct marine science and/or environmental science-related research, teach undergraduate and graduate courses within the Department of MES, advise Department of MES undergraduate and graduate students, train post-doctoral research fellows, participate in sholarly activities, and provide service to the HU community.  


The successful candidate will hold a Doctorate in one of the following specialty areas: Environmental Science, Marine Science, or Oceanography.  Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge in Biogeochemistry, Environmental Toxicology, GIS, Sustainability, Fisheries, or Marine Microbial/Molecular Biology.  Qualified candidates must demonstrate that they can contribute to the overall academic caliber of the Department through a proven record of teaching, granstmanship and research productivity.   Research programs must include significant participation of undergraduate and graduate students. 

How to Apply

The applicant should submit a single PDF document including a one-page cover letter, curriculum vitae including all publications; all past, current and pending grants/contracts; and a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests.  Please include the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references who will write letters of support. Review of applications will begin on March 30, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications received after March 30, 2013 will be considered only if needed.  Salary and rank are commensurate with experience. Candidates invited for on-site interview and considered for hire must complete a background check and drug screen prior to employment.

Address applications to:

Dr. Benjamin Cuker, Chair of the Search Committee for the Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences

Please E-mail all applications to:

Mrs. Nicole Spraggins

 *Hampton University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer.


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