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Oceanography Tenure Track Faculty Positions, University of Alaska Fairbanks

University of Alaska Fairbanks - College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
Fairbanks, Alaska
Closing date
May 22, 2022

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Interdisciplinary/Other, Ocean Science
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The Oceanography Department of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) seeks applications from exceptional candidates for at least two tenure-track faculty positions (each with 9-months state annual support) to complement CFOS’ breadth of expertise in fisheries and ocean sciences. We invite applicants who will further the mission of the Department and College by adding to our field and sea-going programs, including use of the ice-capable, Global Class R/V Sikuliaq.  Applications from individuals in chemical, geological, physical, biological, or fisheries oceanography, or from related fields of expertise are encouraged. UAF is a federally recognized Alaska Native-serving institution that supports bridging Indigenous and Western sciences. These appointments are intended to be at the rank of Assistant Professor.

UAF is Alaska’s research university, America’s Arctic university and a world leader in both Arctic and climate-change research. The successful applicants will enjoy opportunities for collaboration within CFOS’s world-class, high-latitude research programs. The College offers a B.S. in Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, a B.A. in Fisheries, Minors in Marine Science and Fisheries, Master of Marine Policy, Master of Marine Studies and Blue MBA degree programs, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Oceanography, Marine Biology and Fisheries. The UAF campus houses the Ocean Acidification Research Center, the Alaska Stable Isotope Facility, a Multi-Collector ICP-MS, the Advanced Instrumentation Laboratory (AIL), and the Genomics Core Laboratory for Nucleic Acid Analysis. Our coastal facilities include the Seward Marine Center, the NOAA-UAF Kasitsna Bay Laboratory, and the Lena Point Fisheries Facility. The College has over 150 faculty, researchers and staff based throughout Alaska, more than 100 graduate students engaged in thesis research in Alaska waters and throughout the world, and a growing undergraduate degree program in fisheries and ocean sciences.

The position requires research, education and service that support Alaska’s ocean resources and the communities that rely upon them. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses and/or develop specialty oceanography courses for the graduate and undergraduate academic programs, develop a vigorous externally-funded sea-going research program, and mentor graduate students.


  • Applicants with scientific and academic expertise will enhance the existing capacity of CFOS.
  • Applicants will demonstrate the potential and desire to build a vigorous, externally-funded, sea-going and/or field research program, to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and to mentor and support graduate student.
  • The successful candidate will have the ability to establish a sea-going and/or field research program in chemical, geological, physical, biological, or fisheries oceanography, including use of the ice-capable, Global Class R/V Sikuliaq to further the mission and strengths of CFOS.
  • Experience working with private and public external constituencies.
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines and institutions.

Typical Experience:

Post-doctoral and teaching experience is highly desirable.
Have a strong research and publication record appropriate to their experience and date of degree.

Required Education or Training:

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Oceanography or closely related discipline, and preferably have post-doctoral and teaching experience.

Applicant Instructions:

Interested applicants must apply online to Careers at UA Job #519167. Applicants should submit a research, a teaching, and a diversity statement highlighting their qualifications for this position, and plans for expanding their work at UAF. Applicants must also include their curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of at least three references.

Review Date:

Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2022. Applications must be received no later than May 31, 2022 by 11:55 PM Alaska Standard Time to ensure full consideration. Applications received after this time and date may not be considered for these positions. This recruitment will remain open until filled.

For questions about these positions, please contact Dr. Mark Johnson, Chair of the Search Committee, at

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

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