The University of Washington (UW) School of Oceanography invites applications for a full-time, 9-month (100% FTE), tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in dynamical physical oceanography to begin as soon as autumn quarter 2018.
It is anticipated that the successful candidate's areas of research may include, but will not necessarily be limited to, the effect of mixing on large-scale circulations, interactions across scales, and the role of ocean circulation in decadal climate prediction or paleoclimate. The method of study can include modeling, theoretical, or observational approaches. It is expected that the successful candidate will teach geophysical fluid dynamics, among other courses at graduate and undergraduate levels.
The School of Oceanography resides in the College of the Environment, which fosters collaborations among the faculty, staff, and students engaged in the study of environmental sciences, engineering, and the human dimensions of environmental challenges. This position will offer opportunities for interaction with researchers in a wide range of disciplines, including oceanography, atmospheric science, biology, geology, hydrology, economics, and environmental policy. All UW faculty members engage in teaching, research, and service. This position will collaborate with faculty and mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, economic means, and academic backgrounds. A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in oceanography or a related field and a record of oceanography-related research are required.
UW is located in the greater Seattle metropolitan area, within a dynamic, multicultural community of 3.7 million people and a range of ecosystems from ocean to mountains. UW serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty, and staff, including 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70 countries. A recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women faculty in science, engineering, and math (see https://advance.washington.edu), UW provides a wide a range of networking, mentoring, and development opportunities for faculty.
UW is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. UW is recognized for supporting the work-life balance of its faculty and offers a wide range of professional development and networking opportunities for faculty and a comprehensive benefit package, including access to campus childcare and health/vision/dental plans for spouse, qualified domestic partner, and/or dependents. Details can be found at https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/benefits-orientation/benefit-summary-pdfs/ .
Thank you for your interest in this position at UW.
Questions pertaining to this search can be addressed to Prof. Charles Eriksen, Search Committee Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org). More information on the School of Oceanography can be found at http://ocean.washington.edu.
Applicants should supply a cover letter, curriculum vitae with publication list, a statement of research and teaching experience and interests (with reference to how teaching and/or research demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion through scholarship or by improving access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups), and the names and contact information of 3-5 references. Electronic submission of materials is preferred; send to email@example.com with Assistant Professor PO Position in the subject line. If unable to submit electronically, send materials to Ms. Su Tipple, School of Oceanography, University of Washington, Box 357940, Seattle WA 98195-7940 USA. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the UW Disability Services Office (206-543-6450, 206-543-6452/TTY, firstname.lastname@example.org). Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received before January 5, 2018.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.