The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University is pleased to re-open the search for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, tenure-track Assistant, Associate, or full Professor position in Seagoing Physical Oceanography (depending upon the qualifications of the successful candidate). Given the extensive delay in this hiring action we are inviting new applicants as well as encouraging previous applicants to update their application materials.
This position is part of a cluster hire that will expand the sea-going expertise and capabilities within CEOAS, and will instigate new and innovative college- and university-wide, national, and international oceanographic research programs. As part of this cluster hire, the successful candidate will foster collaborative research across the disciplines in the college. They will complement or strengthen existing CEOAS research areas, develop and maintain vigorous, externally-funded, sea-going research programs, and help provide teaching and experiential learning opportunities for the growing undergraduate ocean sciences programs. They will also contribute to the university and college missions of increasing diversity and to provide an inclusive environment for underrepresented groups in the ocean sciences.
For this position in Physical Oceanography, the specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, process-based observational campaigns, ocean acoustics, and/or observational sensor and platform development. We welcome any applicant working in observational physical oceanography regardless of approach, including those whose work spans other disciplines, such as bio-physical and air-sea interactions.
We are particularly interested in applicants who will take advantage of excellent facilities at CEOAS for observational work, modeling, and experimental and analytical research, including state-of-the-art analytical facilities across the college, the regional Ocean Observing Initiative (OOI) platforms, the OSU Marine and Geology Repository (OSU-MGR), and/or the new Regional Class Research Vessel (RCRV) R/V Taani, and many other college and university research facilities and state-of-the-art laboratories.
It is expected that the incumbent will secure external research funding to support 60% of their full-time salary. For research-focused positions, it is CEOAS policy to confer indefinite tenure when promoted to full Professor, with the indefinite tenure granted on a 12-month, 0.75 FTE appointment.
OSU maintains an institution wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and community, and seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment.
Typically requires PhD or terminal degree (Masters for some Extension positions and MLS for Library positions), demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom Extension, or other setting, and develop a research program in the academic discipline/unit.
Required Qualifications for All Ranks
PhD in the Earth or Ocean Sciences or related disciplines by the start of the employment.
A strong scholarly potential demonstrated by a record of peer-reviewed publications.
A clearly defined sea-going research agenda commensurate with academic rank.
Potential for establishing an externally funded research program, demonstrated by the articulation of compelling scientific goals and proposed methods to achieve those goals.
Potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring, demonstrated by past and present teaching experience as a teaching assistant or instructor of record, courses designed and taught, and commitment to scientific methods and discipline.
Proficiency in oral and written English.
A commitment to educational equity in a multicultural setting and to advancing the participation of diverse groups and supporting diverse perspectives.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
Additional Required Qualifications for Associate Professor Rank
Establishment of a successful research program evidenced by publication and funding records, with demonstrated progress toward national and international recognition.
Demonstrated experience designing and conducting sea-going research.
Additional Required Qualifications for Full Professor Rank
An established and sustained research program with national and international recognition, evidenced by publication and funding records.
Demonstrated experience designing, conducting, and leading sea-going research.
This position requires the ability to work in laboratory environments, field environments, and at sea on research vessels for day trips or extended periods, dependent on research needs. Field environments and at-sea work may require working in rough terrain, inclement weather, and/or strenuous environments and conditions.
Travel is required as needed to advance research programs.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with training, education, and experience.
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