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Open Rank Tenure-Track Professor in Coastal or Estuarine Physical Oceanography

Florida International University
Miami, Florida (US)
Closing date
Feb 22, 2023

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Florida International University is a top public university that drives real talent and innovation in Miami and globally. Very high research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing in the areas of environment, health, innovation, and justice. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 56,000 and 290,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business at No. 2. Washington Monthly Magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good.

Open Rank Tenure-Track Professor in Coastal or Estuarine Physical Oceanography


The Institute of Environment at Florida International University seeks a Coastal or Estuarine Physical Oceanographer, with expertise in the movement of water and the transport of solutes, sediments, and/or organisms in coastal waters, bays, and estuaries for the position of Assistant, Associate, or full Professor. We welcome applicants who use observation, experimental, and/or modeling approaches in their research, and who will add to our strong multidisciplinary expertise in the science of coastlines and coastal oceans. The ideal candidate will collaborate with scientists of other disciplines including biologists, ecologists, chemists and biogeochemists, hydrologists, and engineers. While we seek candidates with expertise applicable to a broad range of locations, we are particularly interested in those with a desire to work in the subtropical/tropical coastlines of Florida and the greater Caribbean. The position is funded as part of the FIU Biscayne Bay Program. This is an open-rank, tenure-track, or tenured search with a tenure home in the Department of Earth and Environment in FIU's College of Arts, Sciences and Education. The hire will be made at the rank appropriate to the applicant's experience. Research activities will be supported by FIU’s Institute of Environment, an FIU Preeminent Program. This new hire will be expected to teach upper-division undergraduate courses in Physical Oceanography and graduate courses in their area of expertise.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a research program (external funding, peer-reviewed scholarly work, and innovative research contributions), mentor graduate/undergraduate students, teach/adapt/develop transformative courses in the broad areas of Oceanography, and provide service to the Department/College and Institute. A Ph.D. in relevant areas of oceanography, hydrology, marine science, environmental science, or engineering and research experience is required. Qualified candidates at all career stages are encouraged to apply. Hiring will be considered at the rank commensurate with qualifications.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 528481 at and attach a CV and Statements of Diversity and Inclusion, Research, Teaching, and Service. Candidates will provide names and contact information for at least 3 references who may be contacted for reference letters as determined by the search committee. Review of applications will begin February 6, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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