Computational Ocean Sciences – Assistant Professor

The Department of Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at Old Dominion University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position beginning fall 2017. We seek candidates with research interests in marine ecosystems, oceanographic biogeochemical processes, and climate change. The successful candidate will have a computational focus, preferably taking advantage of the increasing availability of large data streams. Applicants whose research utilizes satellite remote sensing, numerical modeling, or ocean observatory datasets, especially in an integrated approach that combines different data sources and methodologies, are particularly encouraged to apply.

This 10-month, state-supported position will be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Ocean or Earth Sciences or a related discipline. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong potential for outstanding accomplishments in research supported by federal peer-reviewed research grants and teaching as an individual and as a member of collaborative teams. Good communication skills and the ability to mentor student research are important attributes.

The department has a robust undergraduate and graduate program with students pursuing B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses that support our existing curricula in ocean and earth sciences as well as specialty graduate courses. Many opportunities exist for disciplinary and interdisciplinary interactions with more than twenty-five other faculty in OEAS, its Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, and other centers and departments within the university. Information about the Department and its facilities can be found at .

Applications should contain a cover letter, CV, succinct teaching and research statements, copies of three relevant publications and contact information for three professional references. Complete applications must be submitted electronically as a single PDF at Please submit this PDF under the category “Media Portfolio.”

Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2016 and the position will remain open until filled. Old Dominion University and the College of Sciences welcome the opportunity to work with candidates to identify suitable employment opportunities for spouses.

Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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