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Assistant Professorship in Oceans Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability

Oceans Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability
Pacific Grove, California
Closing date
Oct 29, 2023

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Biogeosciences, Global Environmental Change, Ocean Science, Social Sciences
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Stanford University invites applications in the broad area of Oceans for a tenure-track Assistant Professor level appointment. We are searching for pioneering scholars with a demonstrated record of high-impact research and a commitment to contribute to a strong interdisciplinary university community in ocean research, education, and external impact. We invite candidates in any area of ocean science, sustainability, technology, and human dimensions to apply. Examples of areas of scholarship could include scalable ocean observing, ocean-based climate solutions, sustainable blue food systems, ocean genomics, conservation physiology, ocean data science, marine biodiversity, blue justice, and coastal social-ecological systems dynamics and adaptation, among many others.

Ideal candidates will work at the intersection of different disciplines or be interested in collaboratively combining their fundamental knowledge and expertise with those of others to carry out research that could include the fundamental discovery of ocean biodiversity and processes, understanding the role oceans play in a thriving planet, including the interaction of humans and the ocean, as well as the development of solutions for ocean health and sustainability. The candidates will be expected to contribute to and foster diversity and inclusion and will share a vision of science in service of society and planetary stewardship.

This hire contributes to the growth of the new Oceans Department within the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability (SDSS) and to the broader growth of the SDSS and scholarship in climate and sustainability across Stanford University. The Oceans Department is formed jointly by the faculty, staff and students on Stanford’s main campus and Hopkins Marine Station, in Pacific Grove. Faculty could be primarily based on either campus, with access to facilities at both locations. The primary home of new faculty will depend on faculty needs and will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

Application materials need to be submitted online at this link.  The deadline to submit your application is October 30, 2023. Late applications will not be accepted.

Applications must include:

1. Cover letter

2. Curriculum vitae

3. Contact information for three reference letter writers

4. Combined research and teaching statement (not to exceed 3 pages)

The Oceans Department, Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, and Stanford University value faculty who will help foster an inclusive academic environment for colleagues, students, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, identities, and outlooks. Candidates may choose to include as part of their combined research and teaching statements a brief discussion about how their work and experience will further these ideals.  Additional information about Stanford's IDEAL initiative may be found here:

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability,
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford
welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the
University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

The expected base pay range for this position is $126,000-$145,000. Stanford University has provided a base pay range representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate including years since terminal degree, training, and field or discipline; departmental budget availability; internal equity; and external market pay for comparable jobs.

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