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The Division of Marine Science and Conservation invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant-Professor level in Coastal/Marine Climate Change (CMCC). We seek applicants with expertise in social sciences, natural sciences, and/or engineering and with interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary interests. All aspects of CMCC will be considered, including—but not limited to—processes, impacts, resilience, adaptation, solutions. We also welcome expertise in research approaches (e.g., theoretical, computational, field, laboratory, etc.) and skills (e.g., geospatial analysis, machine learning, data analytics, modeling, etc.) that can be delivered across degree programs in the Nicholas School to advance career goals of an increasingly diverse student body.

The successful applicant is expected to establish an externally funded and nationally recognized research program, enthusiastically contribute to graduate and undergraduate advising and teaching, and carry out professional service activities. This position is part of a cluster/cohort hire in climate change at the Nicholas School of the Environment. Joint appointments with Division-affiliated institutes and initiatives, or other Duke University departments, will also be considered.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.  Candidates with backgrounds underrepresented in science and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Basic qualification: Ph.D. or equivalent degree, received no later than June 2023.

Candidates should demonstrate exceptional performance and plans for developing innovative and ambitious externally funded research programs that will advance knowledge of and/or solutions to important problems in Coastal and/or Marine Climate Change. Candidates should also show potential to make interdisciplinary research contributions to advance the state of CMCC research and education and to integrate elements of diversity, equity, and inclusion into their academic portfolio.

Application due date: 1 December 2022.

To apply, click on the button below or go to and search for posting #22648.

Informational Webinar Recording

Tuesday, 1 November 2022 at 2 PM EDT (GMT -4) at Duke University Marine Lab, Beaufort NC

Duke Faculty Panel:

  • Dr. Lisa Campbell, Rachel Carson Distinguished Professor of Marine Affairs & Policy
  • Dr. David Gill, Assistant Professor Marine Science and Conservation
  • Dr. Zackary Johnson, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology in Marine Science
  • Dr. Andrew Read, Stephen A. Toth Professor of Marine Biology, Director of the Duke University Marine Laboratory, and Chair of the Division of Marine Science and Conservation (Nicholas School of the Environment)

Links posted during webinar:


Chair of MSC Faculty Search Committee:

Dr. Cindy Van Dover (email:

Harvey W Smith Distinguished Professor

Division of Marine Science and Conservation, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University