Assistant or Associate Professor in Physical Oceanography

The Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Old Dominion University (http://sci.odu.edu/oceanography/) invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant or Associate Professor in Physical Oceanography. Preference will be given to candidates with research interests and field experience making observations in the coastal ocean. We seek candidates with excellent communications skills that can demonstrate a strong potential for outstanding accomplishments in research and teaching and in working in a multi-disciplinary environment. In addition to excellence in scholarly research, the successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the department’s overall curriculum through formal course offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to supervise graduate students pursuing MS and PhD degrees.

Qualifications for the appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor include a PhD in oceanography or related science with postdoctoral experience preferred. Appointment at the rank of Associate Professor will be considered for candidates demonstrating of an exceptional track record of scholarly independence, an active research program and commensurate teaching experience.

Many opportunities exist for disciplinary and interdisciplinary interactions with more than 25 other faculty in OEAS, its Centers for Coastal Physical Oceanography (http://www.ccpo.odu.edu ) and Quantitative Fisheries Ecology and other departments within the university. Information about the department and its facilities can be found at: http://sci.odu.edu/oceanography/. Research funding by OEAS faculty totaled over $6.2 M in FY11. An endowment of approximately $16 million provides additional support for departmental programs.

Applications, including a cover letter, CV, teaching (1 page) and research statements (1 page), and contact information for three references must be submitted electronically to: oeassearch@odu.edu. Review of applications will begin 1 March 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. The College of Sciences welcomes the opportunity to work with candidates to identify suitable employment opportunities for spouses.