Assistant Professor of Oceanography – Williams College: Massachusetts: Mystic

The Williams-Mystic Coastal and Ocean Studies Program located in Mystic, Connecticut invites applications for a one-year, with the possibility of a one-year extension, full-time visiting assistant professor to teach oceanography, supervise independent student research, and participate in 2-3 multi-day field seminars (offshore sailing cruise and field seminars to the Pacific, Atlantic and/or Gulf of Mexico coasts) in each of two semesters. Our coastal campus includes a state-of-the-art marine science center. We are seeking a scientist and educator with collaborative and interdisciplinary interests. Degree requirements: Ph.D. candidate, Ph.D., or other relevant terminal degree. The position will start August 1, 2021.

Williams-Mystic ( is a selective off-campus program of Williams College located on the coastal campus at Mystic Seaport Museum, with approx. 20 students each semester from many different colleges. The mission of Williams-Mystic is to empower global, creative citizens while cultivating an enduring relationship with the sea. We create an open-minded, interdisciplinary academic community through experiential learning at our coastal campus at Mystic Seaport Museum, along the coasts of America, and on the ocean. Students of all majors study the history, literature, policy and science of the ocean, focusing on the environment and sustainability. 

Please submit a letter of interest and CV with references listed. All materials must be received by July 15, 2021. The search committee intends to make an offer immediately. Applicants must apply through Interfolio using this link:

We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field and ask you to state in your letter of interest how you will enhance the diversity of offerings and educational experiences in the program if hired. Beyond fully meeting its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

Point of Contact is the Williams-Mystic Executive Director, Tom Van Winkle, Ph.D.,, 860-572-5359.All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check. Further information is available here:

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