Assistant Professor: Computational Physical Oceanography

Corvallis, Oregon
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Oct 02, 2018
Nov 01, 2018
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The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor with a focus on computational ocean science.

We seek a colleague with expertise in exploring ocean dynamics using physics-based numerical modeling tools, and who will develop and maintain a vigorous, research program applied to either ocean circulation or atmosphere-ocean coupled systems. We welcome applications by candidates who specialize in developing novel computational tools and or data assimilative methods applied to a range of data types and temporal/spatial scales. We also encourage applicants who have an interdisciplinary focus that would connect with existing CEOAS strengths, e.g., atmosphere-ocean interaction, biogeochemical ocean modeling, paleoclimate reconstructions, or beach evolution/sediment processes.  

We seek an outstanding scholar who will investigate earth-system processes by advancing: i) forecasting and predictive capabilities (ocean and/or atmosphere states), and ii) interpretation of complex physical and/or coupled problems through the incorporation of incomplete data sets in analyses and models.  The successful applicant is expected to maintain a cutting-edge research program supported robustly by funding sources possibly including private foundations or industry.  The candidate should demonstrate an ability to compete effectively for new research opportunities and help support cross-college interdisciplinary collaborations, potentially including those associated with real-time data presence in the marine environment of the Pacific Northwest. 

The successful candidate is expected to raise significant external research funds and to contribute to the educational mission of the College at the undergraduate and graduate levels by teaching courses at the upper-division and/or graduate level. 

It is expected that the incumbent will secure external research funding to support 60% of their full-time salary.  For research-focused positions, it is CEOAS policy to consider indefinite tenure when promoted to Full Professor, with the indefinite tenure granted on a 12-month, 0.75 FTE appointment basis. Requirements include a Ph.D. by the start of employment in physics of oceans and atmospheres and a commitment to educational equity in a multicultural setting and to advancing the participation of diverse groups and supporting diverse perspectives.

To review the complete announcement and to submit application documents see, posting # P02489UF.  For full consideration apply by12/1/2018.