Tenure-track position in oceanography/limnology

Houghton, Michigan
Commensurate with experience
Mar 07, 2018
Apr 06, 2018
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Michigan Technological University is bolstering its strength in water-related research and educational programs with a new faculty position that may reside in any academic unit. We solicit applications for a tenure-track position in oceanography/limnology with specific expertise in one or more of the following research approaches: laboratory and ship-based research; remote sensing; policy analysis; or large-scale computational modeling. The ability to conduct field or laboratory measurements and experimentation in addition to modeling skills will be viewed positively. The position is expected to be filled at the Assistant Professor level, but senior-level candidates with exceptional records will also be considered.

This position complements existing expertise in aquatic sciences, engineering, economics, and policy at the multidisciplinary Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC). The GLRC is a 50,000 sq. ft., $25M waterfront facility with state-of-the-art laboratories, marine facilities, and a supercomputer facility (see http://greatlakes.mtu.edu). In addition to pursuing and funding their own research, successful candidates will contribute to interdisciplinary studies.

Successful candidates must have earned a doctorate at the time of the application, and postdoctoral experience is strongly preferred. Candidates must demonstrate prior success in obtaining, or evidence of potential to secure, external funding, a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, and to a diverse community. The application review process will begin on 19 March 2018. Full consideration will be given to applications submitted by 20 April 2018.

Applicants must apply online, upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, a one-page statement of research interests and experience in securing extramural support, and a one-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy. The cover letter should explain how the applicant will contribute to water-related research and education pertaining to oceans and/or lakes and how the candidate will contribute to the well-being and inclusivity of the University community. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to arrange for three reference letters. Questions can be addressed to Search Committee Chair, John Gierke (jsgierke@mtu.edu).

Michigan Tech is located on Michigan's scenic Upper Peninsula, on the south shore of Lake Superior. The area provides a unique setting where natural beauty, culture, education, and a diversity of residents from around the world come together to share a superb living and learning experience.

Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a select group of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM.  Our Partner Engagement Program assists faculty partners with local and regional networking and identification of suitable employment opportunities.

Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer/educational institution. Applications from women and minorities are highly encouraged.