Thread: Tenure Track Scientist

Started: 2018-10-18 13:32:04
Last activity: 2018-10-18 13:32:04
Krystina Cuddemi
2018-10-18 13:32:04
Institution: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Open Until: 2018-12-17

Geology & Geophysics Tenure Track Scientist Positions

The Geology & Geophysics Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has tenure track position openings for exceptional candidates in two disciplinary areas: Paleoclimatology and Marine Geophysics.

In Paleoclimatology, we seek an innovative, highly collaborative individual with interest and expertise in the generation of proxy records to enhance understanding of Earth’s climate on time scales relevant to present day and future climate change. Interest in development and/or application of new proxies, proxy system models, and the use of paleoceanographic and climate data to explore impacts of past climate changes on human societies and ecosystems would be welcome. The successful candidate will complement and enhance existing departmental strengths including past and present ocean and climate dynamics, paleoceanography, climate modelling, proxy development, climate impacts, ice-sheet dynamics, coastal processes and hazards, and to utilize WHOI’s exceptional analytical and sea-going facilities.

In Marine Geophysics, we are seeking candidates in one of two broad disciplinary areas of seismology or geodynamics as applied to the marine environment. Strong candidates in related geophysical fields may also be considered. Candidates whose field or laboratory-based research complements and/or bridges existing strengths, including WHOI’s considerable facilities and expertise for the design and implementation of sea-going experiments, are especially encouraged to apply. Existing departmental strengths and interests include geophysics (active and passive seismology, electromagnetic methods, magnetics, potential fields, and geodynamics), tectonics, ice-sheet dynamics, volcanology, geochemistry, coastal processes, past and present climate dynamics and biogeochemistry.

We seek to hire an Assistant Scientist (pre-tenure, tenure track); however, extraordinary candidates may be considered for Associate Scientist without Tenure, Associate Scientist with Tenure, or Senior Scientist. Applicants should have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and a strong record of scientific research publications. WHOI’s scientific staff develop independent, externally-funded, and internationally-recognized research programs, and have the option of advising and teaching graduate students through the MIT/WHOI Joint Program. WHOI scientists also have abundant opportunities to mentor undergraduate research by taking part in WHOI’s Summer Student Fellowship, Semester at WHOI, and Guest Student programs and to engage in public outreach and education. Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist through collaborations with colleagues in WHOI’s other science departments, centers, and labs as well as with researchers in the broader Woods Hole scientific community.

Candidates hired at the Assistant Scientist or Associate Scientist level will receive an initial appointment for four years. WHOI’s Scientific Staff are expected to raise their salaries from grants and contracts. The Institution provides significant internal funding opportunities for developing innovative research projects, and provides salary support when no other funding is available.

WHOI is the largest private, non-profit oceanographic institution in the world, with staff and 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 center of excellence in engineering and 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 supports a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we encourage females, 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 which we are committed to providing assistance to 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 community.


Please visit . Applicants should include, as a single PDF document: A cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), three page research statement, the names of four references and copies of up to three relevant publications. Review of applications will begin on 12/07/2018.

WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

Please visit HERC for more information. WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans/M/F. We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially. Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 289-2253 or email eeo<at> for assistance.

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