• Tenure Track Scientist - Physical Oceanography (19-10-05)

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    The Physical Oceanography Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (http://www.whoi.edu/main/PO) invites applications for a tenure track position on our scientific staff. The successful candidate will join a collaborative group of scientists who address a wide range of fundamental problems in ocean and climate physics, as well as interdisciplinary research questions. A world-class technical staff supports the use of a broad mix of traditional and innovative instruments and observational techniques to make measurements on all scales from microstructure up to global, and in all ocean domains including open-ocean and coastal regions. We welcome qualified applicants working in physical oceanography or a related field regardless of approach (observational, modeling, theory), and encourage those interested in the interplay between ocean dynamics and other components of the Earth system. We expect to hire at the Assistant Scientist level, but exceptional candidates at more senior levels may be considered.


    Applicants should have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and a record of peer-reviewed publications. Scientific staff members are expected to develop independent, externally funded, and internationally recognized research programs. They also have the option of advising graduate students and teaching courses through the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic Engineering (http://www.whoi.edu/jointprogram/).


    Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist through collaborations with colleagues in the other science departments, centers, and labs at WHOI (www.whoi.edu/main/departments-centers-labs) as well as with researchers in the broader Woods Hole scientific community. Members of WHOI’s Scientific Staff are expected to provide for their salaries from grants and contracts. The Institution provides salary support when no other funding is available, as well as numerous internal funding opportunities for developing innovative research projects. Candidates hired at the junior level will receive an initial appointment for four years with guaranteed salary.


    WHOI is the largest private, non-profit oceanographic institution in the world, with staff, postdocs, and graduate students numbering approximately 1,000. Its mission is to advance our understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicate this understanding for the benefit of society. The Institution is located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, a world-renowned center of excellence in marine, biomedical, and environmental science. An additional 500 affiliates are associated with the scientific endeavors of the Institution, many of whom are foreign nationals from the international community.


    WHOI is committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive working environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. WHOI believes diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components that support our academic excellence. We strive for a diverse and inclusive workforce, and encourage women, minorities, veterans and those with disabilities to apply.


    WHOI offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical and dental plans, child care subsidy, an employer contribution retirement plan, vacation time, flexible scheduling, and family illness days. WHOI also provides dual career services for assisting your spouse or partner should they be impacted by your career decision. We have a dedicated team who will work with applicants to identify and explore available options within WHOI or the broader community.


    Please visit careers.whoi.edu and respond to Job Reference 19-10-05. Applicants should include, as a single PDF document: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three-page research statement, names and contact information of four references, and copies of up to three relevant publications or preprints. Review of applications will begin on December 16 and will continue until the positions are filled.

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