Assistant Professor – Florida State University

The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science (EOAS) at the Florida State University (FSU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Physical Oceanography.  The ideal candidate should have a solid background in addressing fundamental research questions about the functioning of the ocean from regional to climate settings.  Applications from those skilled in observational analyses, measurements, modeling, theory and/or interdisciplinary investigations will be particularly welcomed. 

Appointees are expected to develop and maintain a vigorous externally funded research program in their specialty area of interest and to teach courses and contribute to both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the department. Candidates must hold a Doctoral degree or the highest degree appropriate in Geosciences or a related field.

EOAS, housed in a new building (2020) with state-of-the-art facilities and laboratories, has approximately 40 faculty members, and 135 graduate students, a diverse student population, and offers undergraduate and/or graduate degrees in Geology, Meteorology, Oceanography, and Environmental Sciences. FSU also hosts a local High Performance Computing Center.  Aside from the faculty within EOAS, the successful candidate can expect collaborations with the Center for Ocean-Atmosphere Prediction Studies, the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute, the Marine Lab, Mathematics and Scientific Computing.   For additional information on EOAS and FSU’s resources, please check

Applicants should submit to the appropriate job opening to (job position number 50305) and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and statements on research, and teaching interests, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Review of applications commences January 3, 2022 and will continue until the post is filled. Women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Inquiries may be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. WK Dewar ( Other search committee members are Prof. Eric Chassignet (, Prof Rhys Parfitt ( and Prof Sharon Nicholson (

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at FSU and the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science. Excellence can only be fully realized when we share our commitment to these values. 

FSU is An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:

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