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Assistant Professor in Physical Oceanography

University of Maine - School of Marine Sciences
University of Maine, Orono Maine
Closing date
Sep 28, 2023

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Ocean Science
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Certified Environmental Professional
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Tenure Track
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The University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences (SMS) seeks to fill a full-time, academic-year, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Oceanography to begin as early as January 1, 2024.  We seek a physical oceanographer who complements the oceanographic, coastal, and climate expertise in SMS and other units at UMaine (including but not limited to Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth and Climate Sciences).


We invite applicants from all fields of physical oceanography.  We particularly seek candidates who have an interest in working across disciplines (within and outside marine sciences).

Applications are encouraged from candidates with interest in topics important to state priorities and needs, which include understanding and adapting to environmental change, and marine resource management.  Geographic regions of interest include, but are not limited to, the northwest Atlantic, the Gulf of Maine, and high latitudes.  Applications are also encouraged from those whose research plans will take advantage of and build upon the infrastructure available as part of the University of Maine’s Ocean Observing program (

Review of applications will begin October 16, 2023

Please see the full advertisement and details about applying at UMaine's HR website:

For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Greg Gerbi at or 207-581-5184.

In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry, age, disability physical or mental, genetic information, or veterans or military status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 5748 Boudreau Hall, Room 101, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207-581-1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).



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