Faculty Hire in Physical Oceanography

  • University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute
  • 750 Channel View Dr, Port Aransas, TX, USA
  • Sep 06, 2019
Full time Agriculture, Horticulture & Aquaculture Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Environmental Studies Geology, Earth & Ocean Sciences Sciences and Technology: other

Job Description

Faculty Position in Physical Oceanography – The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a faculty position in the Department of Marine Science.  We seek an accomplished physical oceanographer at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank that will use field, remote sensing, and/or computational methods to study estuaries and coastal oceans.  Interdisciplinary researchers that couple physical, biogeochemical and/or biotic processes in estuarine and coastal environments are encouraged to apply. Areas of research interest include, but are not limited to:  circulation and connectivity of watersheds and the open ocean, ocean-atmosphere interactions, mixing processes, and sediment transport including quantitative geomorphology. The successful applicant will be expected to establish a nationally recognized research program at the University of Texas, mentor graduate students and postdoctoral scientists, and teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels. 

The positions are located at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas. The institute offers close proximity to estuarine, inshore and offshore habitats of the Gulf of Mexico, as well as excellent shoreside facilities for experimental work. Our infrastructure includes state-of-the-art research laboratories, offices and meeting spaces; the Estuarine Research Center housing the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve in partnership with NOAA, a Marine Science Library, and full-service core analytical facilities. New facility renovations completed or underway include the Fisheries and Mariculture Laboratory Complex, marina, research pier, public Marine Science Education Center and the new Center for Coastal Ocean Science that will house marine environmental science research in chemical ecology, toxicology, physiology and biochemistry. Successful applicants will have the freedom to follow independent and collaborative research, and will be provided with 9 months of state-funded salary support for research and teaching.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in related field and postdoctoral experience.

Application Details

The University of Texas Marine Science Institute is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. UT Austin is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents.  Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, a research statement, a statement of contributions to diversity, and three reference letters sent electronically to Interfolio. Review of applications will begin January 2020.

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Application Deadline

December 31, 2019