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Faculty Position in Physical Oceanography
University of Texas at Austin

Date Posted Nov. 18, 2019
Title Faculty Position in Physical Oceanography
University University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX, United States
Department Natural Sciences
Application Deadline 12/31/2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professor
    Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Marine/Freshwater Sciences

Faculty Position in Physical Oceanography

College/School/Unit: College of Natural Sciences

Department: Marine Science

Posted: Sep 1, 2019

Apply By: Dec 31, 2019

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 position is 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.

Ph.D. in related field and postdoctoral experience.

Application Instructions
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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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