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Assistant Professor in Geophysics (Tenure Track)

University of Hawaii, School of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology, Earth Sciences Department
Honolulu, Hawaii
Competitive for Assistant Professors
Closing date
Jan 9, 2023

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The Department of Earth Sciences in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa seeks to fill a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of geophysics, with a particular emphasis on geophysical research broadly relevant to hazards, such as volcanic, earthquake, and landslide processes, in either marine or terrestrial settings. The candidate will build on existing departmental expertise in physical and geochemical volcanology, seismic imaging, and geodynamic modeling. We seek a talented scientist eager to leverage our unique Pacific Island location to conduct studies of both regional and broader earth science topics using observational and computational approaches. The successful applicant is expected to establish an externally funded and internationally recognized research program, enthusiastically contribute to graduate and undergraduate advising and teaching, and carry out professional service activities. Willingness to engage with faculty, staff, and students in a collaborative fashion that supports Indigenous values and perspectives, as well as diversity and inclusivity, is essential.

We are interested in an individual who will use geophysical field observations, data analysis, and/or data modeling to improve understanding of dynamic earth processes. This may include research related to magma dynamics and storage, surface or seafloor deformation, volcano seismo-acoustics, and earthquake and eruption processes and hazards. The ideal candidate would build on existing synergies across SOEST and the University of Hawai’i, as well as with local agencies such the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Expertise in the implementation of cutting-edge geophysical programs, that may include, but are not limited to, seismic, acoustic, potential field, and/or geoelectric studies, large-N deployments, high performance computing, and machine learning/AI techniques applicable to any of these research areas would be an asset.

The Department of Earth Sciences ( is one of thirteen research units and four academic departments within SOEST (, a world-class research and academic institution focused on informing solutions to some of the world’s most vexing problems. The Department has 18 faculty as well as 35 additional cooperating graduate faculty in the Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (  Together these faculty instruct and advise approximately 60 graduate students and 120 undergraduate majors. 

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is one of 115 Research-1 Universities in the country, and is one of only a handful of land-, sea-, space-, and sun-grant institutions. It is a world leader in Earth and environmental sciences, consistently ranked among the top 15 universities internationally in these disciplines.  UH Mānoa is proud of its diverse, multiethnic heritage. Located in Hawai‘i’s capital city of Honolulu at the crossroads of the Pacific, the campus is home to students, faculty and staff from Hawai‘i, the continental U.S., and more than 100 countries around the world. UH Mānoa’s programs often rank among the nation’s most diverse. We seek applicants who will embrace this diversity, and further welcome candidates whose professional or personal perspectives enrich the communities within the University, SOEST, and the Department, as well as the public we serve.

Apply online at; search for position number 85992. If this is your first time using NEOGOV you will need to create an account.  Applicants must upload a single-file PDF containing six parts, in this order, (1) a one-page cover letter; (2) a statement describing your research interests, your accomplishments to date, and your future research plans; (3) a statement describing experiences in, and approaches to, teaching and mentoring students; (4) a statement describing contributions to diversity and inclusion, and plans to foster an inclusive environment in their role at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa; (5) a curriculum vitae with a publication list; and (6) the names and contact information of three individuals willing to provide professional reference letters. Items (2)-(4) should not exceed six pages total.

Review and evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received on or prior to January 9, 2023, but applications received after this date may also be considered.  Further questions about the faculty position can be addressed to Prof. Garrett Apuzen-Ito, ( or Prof. Robert Dunn ( The University of Hawai‘i is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.

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