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Assistant Professor- Chemical Oceanography / Marine Geochemistry

University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of Oceanography
Honolulu, Hawaii
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing date
Jun 30, 2022

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Geochemistry, Ocean Science
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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Chemical Oceanography / Marine Geochemistry
Department of Oceanography
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa


The Department of Oceanography in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UH) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Marine Geology & Geochemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor, with 9 months of State funding annually.

We seek an Oceanographer who will expand the expertise of our department and integrate cutting-edge research with undergraduate and graduate education. Since its founding over half a century ago, the Department of Oceanography has been a world leader in interdisciplinary oceanographic research and education, and we are excited to
grow our dynamic, vibrant community with new colleagues to carry this legacy into the future. The University of Hawai‘i Marine Center is home to the R/V Kilo Moana and the ROV Lu‘ukai. UH is the only recognized Native Hawaiian-serving R1 university and draws students from a diverse population including Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Asian ethnicities. The Department is committed to serving and affirming our unique community and culture in the center of the Pacific Ocean and to continued support of research excellence.

The successful candidate will conduct research that addresses central problems in global ocean biogeochemistry, including, but not limited to, large-scale cycles of nutrients, organic matter or trace elements, organic and/or isotope geochemistry, paleoceanography, or biogeochemical modeling.

Position duties include: developing and sustaining a vigorous extramurally-supported, collaborative research program that complements existing expertise in the department and school; achieving excellence in the classroom, establishing learning objectives and using innovative methods to achieve them; mentoring students in both the graduate Oceanography and undergraduate Global Environmental Science programs; and, providing service to the public, department, school, university, and larger scientific community.

Required qualifications include: a Ph.D., or equivalent, in a relevant field; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively; demonstrated capability for creative, high-quality research; the ability to effectively teach and mentor a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students; and commitment to support our shared values of inclusion, mutual respect, collaboration, justice, and equity, so that people from every background feel welcome and can thrive.

Desirable qualifications include: research that is responsive to the needs of Hawaiʻi, contributes to interdisciplinary collaboration, utilizes the oceanographic setting of Hawaiʻi, and/or leverages UH research capabilities.

Apply online at Search for position number 85973 and click on “Apply” (top right corner of the screen). If this is your first time using NEOGOV you will need to create an account. Applicants must upload the following: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) statements that explain your (3a) research interests, (3b) teaching interests, and (3c) your commitment to and/or experience in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, (4) three representative publications, and (5) the names and contact information of three references. Statements in (3) should directly address how you meet the minimum and desired qualifications and topics may include, but are not limited to: scientific leadership, research methodologies, how you will strengthen and complement the mission of the Department of Oceanography and the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, mentoring, innovative pedagogy, service and outreach, or strategies for engaging a wide variety of learners and stakeholders.


Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Brian Glazer ( More information about the Department of Oceanography can be found at Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2022, and will continue until the position has been filled, subject to position clearance. The complete vacancy announcement can be found at: The University of Hawaii is an equal opportunity / affirmative action institution.


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