Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Assistant Professor of Physical Oceanography
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 09:57

Assistant Professor of Physical Oceanography
University of California, Department of Geology

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 17th, 2016

Next review date: December 16th, 2016
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: June 30th, 2017
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.


The Ocean Sciences Department of the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Physical Oceanography. We seek a physical oceanographer with a research focus on physical processes within the ocean and ocean dynamics. Preferred areas of interest include modeling of coastal problems such as coastal upwelling, cross-shelf transport, shelf/slope exchange, and eastern boundary current processes, although candidates with a broader range of interests will also be considered. Experience with and interest in interdisciplinary problems such as physical influences on ocean biology, biogeochemistry or fisheries, on event or climate-related time-scales, is desirable. This position is part of a cluster hire in support of the new Environmental Sciences undergraduate program at UCSC and our growing interdisciplinary research focus on coastal science and policy. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous research program that complements existing activities within the department. Candidates must be seriously committed to teaching general ocean sciences courses as well as specialty courses in their field of expertise. Teaching responsibilities will require this individual to have considerable breadth in physical oceanography. We are especially interested in applicants who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the UCSC academic community through research, teaching, and/or service.

RANK: Assistant Professor

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, academic year (9-month) basis

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in Physical Oceanography, Ocean Sciences, or a related discipline expected to be conferred by June 30, 2017.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A demonstrated record of research excellence and outstanding promise as a teacher and mentor.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2017, with academic year beginning September 2017. Degree must be conferred by June 30, 2017 for employment beyond that date.

Applications are to be submitted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system and must include: a curriculum vitae, a statement of planned research activities, a statement of teaching interests, three current confidential reference letters (submitted directly by your referees or dossier service)*, and one to three samples of published materials. Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Documents must be submitted as PDF files.

Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00404

Refer to Position #JPF00404-17 in all correspondence.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm

CLOSING DATE: Review of Applicants will begin on December 16, 2016. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than June 30, 2017.

UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686.
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Job location

Santa Cruz, CA

More information about this recruitment: http://apo.ucsc.edu/academic_employment/jobs/JPF00404-17.pdf



    Letter of Application
    Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
    Statement of Planned Research Activities
    Statement of Teaching Interests
    Sample of Published Material
    Sample of Published Material (Optional)
    Sample of Published Material (Optional)
    Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)


3 letters of reference required

How to apply

    Create an ApplicantID
    Provide required information and documents
    If any, provide required reference information


General contact:   Prof. Sergey Piontkovski spiontkovski@gmail.com
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