Assistant Professor

Tallahassee, Florida, USA
Competitive with full benefits and retirement plan
Sep 25, 2017
Oct 25, 2017
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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions in



Meteorology/Physical Oceanography

at Florida State University


The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science (EOAS) at the Florida State University (FSU) invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions.

The first tenure-track Assistant Professor position is in the field of Geodynamics/Geophysics. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or its equivalent in Earth Science.

The second tenure-track Assistant Professor position is in the field of Meteorology or Physical Oceanography.  Priority will be given to candidates with expertise in modeling or data assimilation, and particularly candidates that also emphasize fundamental dynamics or physics of the atmosphere, ocean, or climate as part of their research. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or its equivalent in Meteorology, Oceanography, or a closely related field.

Successful applicants are expected to develop and maintain an internationally visible research program, mentor students and postdocs, and teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels. 

EOAS has over 40 faculty members, approximately 160 graduate students, a diverse undergraduate population, and grants graduate degrees in Meteorology, Oceanography, Geology and Aquatic Environmental Sciences. FSU resources include the on-campus National Weather Service, the Center for Ocean-Atmosphere Prediction Studies, the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute, and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. The Research Computing Center (RCC) of FSU provides state-of-the-art High Performance Computing resources, and in 2013, FSU obtained a new research vessel, the RV Apalachee, that is available for regional oceanographic cruises. EOAS has been undergoing rapid growth over the past few years, and construction of a new EOAS building is well underway.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research, and contact information for three references using FSU’s electronic submission system at Applications to the Geodynamics/Geophysics position should be submitted to job opening# 42323, and applications to the Meteorology/Physical Oceanography to job opening # 42411. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017, and the search will remain active until the position is filled.

Women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged to apply. Please direct questions for the Geodynamics/Geophysics position to Prof. Vincent Salters ( and for the Meteorology/Physical Oceanography position to Profs. William K. Dewar ( or Robert Hart (

Tallahassee is the capital city of Florida, home to three institutions of higher learning, and offers connections with diverse government, private, public, and cultural organizations. Tallahassee was recently named an All-American City by the National Civic League.   

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