Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - The Changing Ocean - School of Oceanography
University of Washington
Location: Seattle, WA
Internal Number: 101378
The University of Washington School of Oceanography seeks applications for a full time, 9-month faculty position at the level of tenure-track Assistant Professor in the broad theme of the Changing Ocean. The anticipated start date of the position is September 16, 2022. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2022. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
Oceans and coastlines change over diurnal-to-million-year timescales and across the full range of spatial scales. Understanding linkages between the past, present, and future states of the oceans relies on knowledge of underlying mechanisms of natural and human-forced ocean and ecosystem change. Our ability to detect and predict these changes hinges on our understanding of the links between the physics, geology, chemistry, and biology of the ocean. The successful applicant will be expected to expand the school's research and teaching efforts related to ocean change. Research and teaching could fall within a wide range of coastal or open ocean topics, including but not limited to biogeochemistry, ecology, ocean climate interaction, paleoceanography, geobiology or sedimentology. We welcome the full range of approaches in applied and/or basic science, from field observations and data analysis to laboratory or numerical simulations and theoretical modeling.
Our academic unit is highly multidisciplinary and promotes a collegial culture with broad interdisciplinary research ties throughout the School and across the UW campus. UW faculty are expected to engage in research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate for this position will develop new or expanded areas of expertise within the School of Oceanography and collaborate with colleagues within the School and College of the Environment, and across the University. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the School, including teaching across interdisciplinary topics, at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and mentoring of graduate students. In all aspects of this position, the candidate will be expected to promote a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for students, faculty, staff, and the public.
The base salary range for this position will be $9,500 to $15,000 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation associated with this position may include a moving allowance, a relocation incentive and/or limited commitment of summer salary.
Applicants should have the Ph.D. degree in Oceanography or a related field, or foreign equivalent, by the start date of the appointment.
Applicants are asked to describe plans for innovative and high-quality research, teaching, and mentoring programs. We are committed to a holistic review of applicants, recognizing that applicants have varying life circumstances, pandemic experiences, and access to resources. Broad categories to be considered during the reviewing process include an applicant's research creativity and accomplishments, research vision, teaching, mentoring, commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), potential to succeed at the UW, and leadership capabilities. To apply, applicants should upload the following materials to Interfolio (a cover letter is not requested and will not be included in the review process):
(1) a curriculum vitae that includes educational background, positions held, and a list of publications, including those under review, and other relevant activities such as fieldwork, teaching and mentoring experiences, leadership experience, service, outreach and participation in conferences.
(2) a research statement (maximum 1000 words). This statement is an opportunity for the applicant to outline the strength and creativity of their past and ongoing research; their broad vision for future research; their potential to contribute to and lead research collaborations at the School of Oceanography and the UW, leveraging existing expertise and facilities; their potential for strengthening ties within the College of the Environment as well as those across campus; and their experience and commitment to mentoring and inclusive research practices.
(4) a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement (maximum 1000 words). This statement is an opportunity for the applicant to highlight experiences with enhancing community engagement and equity through working with indigenous and underserved communities, and contributing to a diverse and inclusive work environment. This statement is also an opportunity to describe future goals and specific ways the applicant might help or lead efforts to advance the School's commitments to DEI.
(5) the names, affiliations, and contact information for four references.
Our School strives to create an inclusive and welcoming environment where people of all backgrounds, who bring a range of perspectives and life experiences, are welcomed, heard and supported. We seek candidates who will contribute substantially to these efforts and encourage applications from underrepresented groups.
Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2022. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information
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