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Ocean Acoustics - Associate/Full Professor (AY 23/24)

Position overview

Position title: Professor - AY
Associate Professor - AY
Salary range: The salary range for this position is $88,300-$188,400. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. ​

Application Window

Open date: June 1, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Jul 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, May 31, 2024 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


Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at the University of California San Diego ( invites applications for an Associate or Full Professor position with a research focus on ocean acoustics. Of interest are all aspects of acoustics in the ocean including but not limited to: marine physics and the measurement of sound propagation underwater including interaction with the boundaries, the sources and spatial/temporal structure of ambient sound, the application of innovative computational approaches to acoustic data collected at-sea, and acoustic sensing technology development. The successful candidate also will be expected to contribute to teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in the SIO Department. Preferred candidates will have experience in developing and maintaining an innovative sea-going research program that would be expected of a faculty member. The successful candidate will have demonstrated teaching excellence, and/or leadership, meaningful engagement in student mentorship and commitment to student development in both undergraduate and graduate students.

We seek a motivated, broad-thinking 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 marine research with approximately 200 principal investigators leading research programs on all aspects of ocean, earth, biological, and atmospheric sciences. SIO is part of UC San Diego, which is one of the top research universities in the world. We are committed to academic excellence and dedicated to advancing belonging, equity, justice, and accessibility for all who are or wish to be members of our community. Information about SIO’s ongoing diversity efforts may be found here: The department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research, and service towards building an equitable, just, accessible, and diverse scholarly environment.

We intend to fill one position, at either the Assistant or Associate/Full level. Applications at all levels will be given full consideration. Each position requires a separate application submission. Applicants who are competitive at both ranks are encouraged to apply at both the Assistant and Associate/Full level. The Assistant position is found at:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

The position requires a PhD in Oceanography, Physics, Engineering or a related field.

Preferred qualifications

Preferred candidates will have experience in developing and maintaining an innovative sea-going research program that would be expected of a faculty member.

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.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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Job location

La Jolla, CA