The University of Washington (UW) School of Oceanography invites applications for a
full-time, 9-month (100% FTE), tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in
dynamical physical oceanography to begin as soon as autumn quarter 2018.
It is anticipated that the successful candidate’s areas of research may include, but will
not necessarily be limited to, the effect of mixing on large-scale circulations, interactions
across scales, and the role of ocean circulation in decadal climate prediction or
paleoclimate. The method of study can include modeling, theoretical, or observational
approaches. It is expected that the successful candidate will teach geophysical fluid
dynamics, among other courses at graduate and undergraduate levels.
The School of Oceanography resides in the College of the Environment, which fosters
collaborations among the faculty, staff, and students engaged in the study of
environmental sciences, engineering, and the human dimensions of environmental
challenges. This position will offer opportunities for interaction with researchers in a
wide range of disciplines, including oceanography, atmospheric science, biology,
geology, hydrology, economics, and environmental policy. All UW faculty members
engage in teaching, research, and service. This position will collaborate with faculty
and mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, economic means,
and academic backgrounds. A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in oceanography or a related field
and a record of oceanography-related research are required.
UW is located in the greater Seattle metropolitan area, within a dynamic, multicultural
community of 3.7 million people and a range of ecosystems from ocean to mountains.
UW serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty, and staff, including 25%
first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant students, and faculty from over 70
countries. A recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional
Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women faculty in science,
engineering, and math (see https://advance.washington.edu), UW provides a wide
a range of networking, mentoring, and development opportunities for faculty.
UW is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran
or disabled status, or genetic information. The University is dedicated to the goal of
building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and
working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from
women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. UW is recognized
for supporting the work-life balance of its faculty and offers a wide range of professional
development and networking opportunities for faculty and a comprehensive benefit
package, including access to campus childcare and health/vision/dental plans for spouse,
qualified domestic partner, and/or dependents. Details can be found at
Thank you for your interest in this position at UW.
Questions pertaining to this search can be addressed to Prof. Charles Eriksen, Search
Committee Chair (email@example.com). More information on the School of Oceanography
can be found at http://ocean.washington.edu.
Applicants should supply a cover letter, curriculum vitae with publication list, a
statement of research and teaching experience and interests (with reference to how
teaching and/or research demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion through
scholarship or by improving access to higher education for underrepresented individuals
or groups), and the names and contact information of 3-5 references. Electronic
submission of materials is preferred; send to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Assistant
Professor PO Position” in the subject line. If unable to submit electronically, send
materials to Ms. Su Tipple, School of Oceanography, University of Washington, Box
357940, Seattle WA 98195-7940 USA. Individuals with disabilities desiring
accommodations in the application process should contact the UW Disability Services
Office (206-543-6450, 206-543-6452/TTY, email@example.com). Consideration of applications
will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to
applications received before January 5, 2018.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.