Assistant Professor in Chemical Oceanography

Kingston, Rhode Island
Jan 13, 2021
Feb 12, 2021
Ocean Science
Career Level
Education Level
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type

The Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor within the broad specialization of chemical oceanography or marine chemistry, including research on the human impact on the Earth’s oceans. The position will be an academic year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2021. We seek applications from researchers who specialize in chemical oceanography or marine chemistry, particularly with a focus on carbon cycling. The new hire will enter the vibrant research community at URI and the many neighboring academic institutions within New England. Opportunities exist to participate in the active sea-going community of GSO, the East Coast Oceanographic Consortium, and the Ocean Exploration Trust, to utilize platforms such as R/V Endeavor, E/V Nautilus and the newly awarded regional-class research vessel. Physical facilities include the Marine Science Research Facility, the Rhode Island Nuclear Center, Brown Center for Computation and Visualization, Rhode Island Genomics & Sequencing Center, and the NSF coastal ecology assessment innovation and modeling program for Narragansett Bay. We invite individuals with a strong commitment to research, excellent teaching and mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The GSO recognizes that oceanographers do not reflect the diverse spectrum of humanity and that oceanography needs to be strengthened by contributions from a broad range of perspectives. GSO strives to be leaders in diversity, equity, and inclusion – and to change the way the STEM world approaches these issues with real commitments to representation, social, and environmental justice. We seek innovation and inspiration for the next generation of ocean scientists, educators, and explorers. As such, we particularly welcome candidates from groups that are historically underrepresented, marginalized, or excluded in our field and/or have demonstrated leadership towards building an equitable and inclusive scholarly environment.

Basic Function:

The successful applicant is expected to develop an externally funded research program. The candidate will contribute to the teaching of graduate and undergraduate classes, and contribute to the GSO graduate programs (MO, MS and PhD) through advising and research committee participation.

Visit the URI jobs website at to apply and view complete details for posting (F00224). 

Please attach the following 5 (PDF) required documents to your online Faculty Employment Application:

(#1) Cover letter, which also includes the names and contact Information of 3 professional references, (#2) Curriculum Vitae, (#3) A two-page research statement that additionally includes the applicant’s 3 most significant papers (as one complete doc), (#4) A two-page teaching statement (as one complete doc), (#5) “Other Document” – A two-page diversity statement (as one complete doc). (#6) This “Other is Optional” if needed – for “additional document” for unforeseen documents.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by February 28, 2021. Second consideration may be given to applications received by March 14, 2021. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (March 14, 2021) may not be given full consideration.


The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer.  Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.

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