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Geophysical Fluid Dynamics - Assistant Professor

Application Window

Open date: October 28th, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Jan 10, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION AT SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY, UC SAN DIEGO – Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at UC San Diego invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position pursuing innovative research in geophysical fluid dynamics. The target research area is theoretical work on oceanic flows that are directly affected by rotation and stratification. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work advances dynamical understanding, supported by numerical modeling, or analysis of observations, or laboratory experiments.

We seek an outstanding scientist/educator to establish a vigorous research program and provide intellectual leadership in their field while complementing existing expertise at SIO and other UC San Diego departments. SIO is a world-renowned center of oceanographic, atmospheric, biological, and solid earth research with approximately 200 principal investigators leading research programs. SIO is part of the University of California, San Diego, which is one of the top research universities in the world. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to inclusive excellence by providing leadership in teaching, mentoring, research, and service toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Geophysical fluid dynamics has been identified as high-priority long-term need for our Climate-Ocean-Atmosphere Program. The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong extramurally supported research program that complements existing physical oceanography research at SIO. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to teaching the Physical Oceanography curriculum for graduate and undergraduate students.

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.

Salary will be consistent with the applicant’s qualifications and experience and with University of California pay scales.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in physical oceanography or a relevant field is required at time of application.

Preferred qualifications

Strong potential for development of a vigorous, externally funded, and internationally recognized research program and associated scholarly impact, together with evidence of service and broader contributions to diversity, leadership activities, and other items that will contribute positively to departmental welfare are preferred. In addition, documentation of strong interest and any history of achievement in mentoring undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs is valued.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Optional Covid-19 pandemic statement - We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.
    (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

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